PNP holds necrological services for the 42 SAF members

SAF OIC Noli Taliño asked, “One international terrorist equals 44 deaths… Was it worth it?” He answered his own question by saying, “I am sure na [that] when you ask them, they will say yes. Because they saved thousands more lives.”

1st meeting of Philippines-Viet Nam Joint Commission on concluding a Strategic Partnership held in Manila

On the basis of amity, equality, mutual respect and cooperation, the two sides stressed that bilateral relations between the Philippines and Viet Nam are growing in various aspects, including in political, trade and investment, fisheries, marine and oceanic affairs, as well as defense and security cooperation, among others.

DOF-BLGF opens 197 positions to re-energize, reform local finance

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima has instructed the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) to fast-track the filling up of the bureau’s 197 vacant positions as part of the DOF’s revenue agency reform and modernization program. Deadline for submission of applications for first and second level positions is on February 16, 2015.

January 30, 2015, is a National Day of Mourning

January 30, 2015, has been declared a National Day of Mourning. All public institutions and military installations, are instructed to lower the Philippine flag to half-mast as a sign of solidarity with the 44 members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force that fell during an armed encounter in Maguindanao last Sunday.

Philippine economy grew by 6.1 percent in 2014; 6.9 percent in Q4 2014

The National Income Accounts (Gross Domestic Product and Gross National Income) is one of the major macroeconomic statistics compiled and disseminated by the Philippine Statistics Authority, to provide information about the performance of the Philippine economy as basis for economic analysis and policy formulation.