14-day curfew imposed in waters off Sabah

The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed by local authorities at waters adjoining six Sabah east coast districts as part of efforts to strengthen security measures in these areas. The six districts where the curfew is in place include waters off Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Lahad Datu, Semporna, Kunak and Tawau.

DOLE’s internship program enhances employability of 12 college grads and hired 717 interns in Zambo Peninsula

Regional Director Sisinio Cano of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 9 has reported to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that its implementation of the Government Internship Program, or GIP, in the last two years has contributed a lot to the success of the region in its various labor and employment programs, projects, and services.

DSWD links persons with disabilities to prospective employers

Recently, DSWD-Field Office VII conducted a forum with various companies such as Dunkin Donuts, Ruiz Derma, Business Process Outsourcing and Force Manpower Services, JobsVille Recruitment Agency, Support Save Solutions Inc., and ePerformax Contact Centers which expressed willingness to train and hire PWDs. The forum aims to encourage these companies to give PWDs a chance and opportunity to work.

OPAPP: DAP made reforms possible in conflict areas in Mindanao

OPAPP received additional allotment from the DAP amounting to P1.819 billion in 2011 and P248 million in 2012, to support its crucial work on achieving negotiated political settlement of armed conflicts and peace and development initiatives as a complementary track under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program.