President’s Day: May 7, 2014

Today at 10:00 a.m., President Benigno S. Aquino III met with the Cabinet Secretary and officials from the Presidential Management Staff at the Private Office in Malacañan Palace. At 1:30 p.m., the President held a meeting again at the Private Office—this time with the Secretary of Budget and Management, and the Secretary of Transportation and […]

Statement of the DFA on the apprehension of the Chinese fishing boat

The seizing of the Chinese fishing boat, carrying large numbers of endangered species, and the apprehension of its crew by the Philippine National Police Maritime Group Special Boat Unit were undertaken as actions to enforce maritime laws and to uphold Philippine sovereign rights over its EEZ.

Update: Rehab efforts 6 months after Yolanda

“Six months after Yolanda, the challenge remains daunting. Without mental reservation, I dare say, we are on track in giving back normalcy to the lives of the survivors.” Secretary Panfilo M. Lacson responded when asked about the progress of the rehabilitation efforts. Lacson was appointed by the President as the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) last December 10, 2013.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine League of Government and Private Midwives Inc. on the occasion of their 15th General Assembly, May 7, 2014

Securing our people’s wellbeing requires an inclusive framework for healthcare, and committed agents to actualize its ideals. I count your League among these partners, as you uphold the right of our mothers and their young ones to lead robust, meaningful lives. May you remain advocates of the integrity of the Filipino family by extending to your patients, especially those in far-flung communities, the compassion and expertise that have become the hallmarks of our healthcare professionals.

Proclamation No. 764, s. 2014

Signed on May 7, 2014: Declaring Wednesday, 18 June 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the Province of Ifugao.

Proclamation No. 762, s. 2014

Signed on May 7, 2014: Declaring Wednesday, 11 June 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the Province of Rizal.


In Zambales, DOLE issues cease-and-desist order to Hanjin subcontractor for fatal accident

Regional Director of the Department of Labor and Employment Central Luzon Raymundo G. Agravante yesterday reported to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that Finback Corporation, a subcontractor of Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation Philippines (HHIC-Phils) has been ordered to cease and desist from continuing its work until such time that it has complied with safety and health and other labor laws, after an accident in its workplace claimed the life of a worker.