PhilMech to push P421-M worth of rice centers

An April 1, 2013, press release from the Department of Agriculture: The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) will coordinate and provide technical assistance to the establishment of a total of 28 small to large-sized rice processing centers (RPC) costing approximately P421 million, which will help farmers reduce postharvest losses and become less dependent on private millers.


Malaysia requires passports, seaman’s books for barter traders in Sabah

An April 1, 2013, press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said today that Malaysia has imposed new guidelines for barter traders in Sabah and Labuan, notably requiring Filipinos and other foreigners to have passports or seaman’s books in order to enter these areas.


DFA-OAVS joins ABS-CBN’s “Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo”

A March 30, 2013, press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: The Department of Foreign Affairs-Overseas Absentee Voting Secretariat (DFA-OAVS) finished recording a video appeal to encourage Filipinos here and abroad to do their part in in ensuring clean and honest elections in May 2013, in furtherance of last year’s signed agreement between DFA-OAVS and ABS-CBN Corporation to promote overseas absentee voting in support of the network’s campaign “Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo: Tayo Na!”


DOLE releases P140K to fund livelihood projects of 14 agri-students of Aklan State University

An April 1, 2013, press release from the Department of Labor and Employment: Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 6 Regional Director Ponciano M. Ligutom yesterday reported to Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that the regional office has released P140,000 in grants to the Aklan State University-Ibajay Campus for the livelihood projects of 14 agriculture students under the Department of Labor and Employment’s DOLE’s Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Program.


DOLE-Region VI resolves worker’s retirement benefit claim in 3 hours through SEnA

An April 1, 2013, press release from the Department of Labor and Employment: Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday commended the DOLE Regional Office No. 6 for successfully resolving the retirement benefit claim of a rice mill worker in only about three hours through the Single Entry Approach (SEnA) 30-day conciliation-mediation mechanism.


Message of President Aquino to the Municipality of Leganes, Iloilo on the occasion of their 73rd Annual Town Fiesta and Saad Festival, April 1, 2013

Our collective resolve to infuse integrity and good governance into the core of our institutions has brought our country unprecedented growth. This is an opportune time to sustain our drive towards lasting progress by strengthening our partnership and encouraging the synergy of efforts between national government and our counterparts in the local government units. With you among us on the straight and righteous path, I am confident that our combined strength will usher in a more vibrant Philippines in the next few years.


Message of President Aquino to the Manila Bulletin, March 31, 2013

The struggles that we bear and the challenges that confront us make us stronger individuals, as we now behold the horizon of a brighter tomorrow. Our ongoing emergence as a nation serves to prove that every sacrifice, every passion, holds the hope of its Easter renewal.