June infra spending spiked by 62.7% year-on-year

Consistent with the Aquino administration’s goal of pouring more investments into economy-driving sectors, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) today reported that year-on-year infrastructure spending soared by 62.7 percent to P24.4 billion in June alone, bringing total government disbursements to P987.7 billion in the first six months of 2014.

Mindanao’s Guinness world record attempt opens online registration

From the Mindanao Development Authority Calls to participate in Mindanao’s attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most number of trees planted in an hour at multiple sites aim to become viral as online registration opens to interested participants across the island-region. The world record attempt, which will happen on September 26, aims to […]

Statement: The Presidential Spokesperson on Ninoy Aquino Day 2014

As we pause in prayer and reflection, let us revisit Ninoy Aquino’s undelivered arrival statement, which is available in the original English and Filipino translation on the Official Gazette. Let us pledge to transmit his thoughts and the reasons he took his fateful stand to the generations who were not yet around in 1983, but who continue to enjoy the freedom of choice, thought, and expression that he fought and died for, and which characterizes our country today.

23K kindergarten students, beneficiaries of Silid Pangarap Classrooms

As the Universal Kindergarten Act pushed through in January 2012, the Department of Education recognized that partnerships were necessary to address the need for classrooms relative to the increase in enrollment of kindergarten students. The AGAPP Foundation responded to this and aided the Department in the construction of new Kindergarten classrooms

DOLE gives updates on implementation of Maritime Labour Convention 2006

“The Philippines is the largest source–comprising 30 percent–of the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers. Therefore, our compliance with the MLC, 2006 will demonstrate to the world community our resolve to promote and enhance the welfare and to protect our seafarers,” Baldoz noted.