Philippines to host international dialogue on disaster response

“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.

Message of President Aquino to the Batanes Multi-Purpose Cooperative on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary, April 15, 2014

Your silver anniversary coincides with this era of national resurgence, when we revitalize our institutions according to the ideals of integrity, transparency, and accountability; cascade the benefits of reforms to the margins of society; and allow every citizen to harness their potential and take part in moving our country forward. I exhort you to join the rest of the nation as we make our dream of an even more robust Philippines a tangible reality.

BOC cracks whip on illegal steel importers

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.


DOLE Region 2 readies P500K in livelihood assistance for employees of suspended bus company

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.


DOLE: 150 Job Fairs before and after Labor Day

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.