“The Philippines is ready to host the 2nd Disaster Response Dialogue (DRD) in Manila on September 11-12, 2014,” Ambassador Cecilia Rebong, Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, assured the other DRD proponents during the DRD High Level Preparatory Meeting in Geneva from April 9 to 10.
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) released today the full text of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016 Midterm Update, with revalidated Results Matrices (RMs), through its official website.
The Philippines, through the Department of Foreign Affairs, recently became the 44th country to join the International Civil Aviation Organization Public Key Directory.
Ambassador Paez stressed that physical distance between the two countries should not be a barrier to bilateral trade.
The National Government (NG) budget deficit for February 2014 was recorded at P9.7 billion, a 17% (P2.0 billion) improvement compared to figures for the same month a year ago. This brings the fiscal gap for the first two months of the year to P43.9 billion.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) intensifies its drive against smuggled and substandard steel with the filing of charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the owners and customs brokers of two firms that attempted to illegally import steel products worth close to P31 million.
“This is the highest recorded turn-over rate since the fourth quarter of 2010,” said Baldoz, citing the results of the Labor Turnover Survey (LTS) of the DOLE’s Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics.
Regional Director of the DOLE Regional Office No. 2 Sixto T. Rodriguez, Jr. yesterday reported to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that he and officials of the regional office had met with 33 bus drivers and conductors of the suspended bus transport company, GV Florida Bus Transport, to inform them of the DOLE’s readiness to assist them with their livelihood project.
Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the DOLE has over 150 job fairs in store for new graduates, the youth, and other job seekers in Metro Manila and other regions this April, May, and up to June 2014. The DOLE has conducted 107 job fairs in March.