We wish to shed light on current concerns regarding the MERS-Corona virus (MCV).
Secretary of Finance Cesar V. Purisima attended “The Economics of Climate Change: An Informal Ministerial Meeting” during the 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and The World Bank in Washington D.C. on April 11, 2014. During the high-level ministerial meeting, Purisima urged ministers to develop a formal risk sharing mechanism to address the increasingly costly effects of climate change.
The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand conducted a consular outreach program in the popular tourist haven of Phuket on March 8, 2014.
Pinapayuhan ang mga motorista ngayong Semana Santa na iwasan muna ang pagdaan sa EDSA at sa halip ay gamitin ang mga alternatibong ruta, para magbigay daan sa isasagawang road re-blocking ng Department of Public Works and Highways – National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR).
All motorists are advised to avoid EDSA and take alternative routes due to the Department of Public Works and Highways—National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) road reblocking, which will commence from April 16, 2014, (Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. for Southbound, and at 12:00 p.m.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that, effective today, April 15, nationals of seven additional countries will now enjoy visa-free privilege to enter the Philippines for a period of stay of 30 days. These countries are Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Different government agencies are implementing transportation plans to ensure efficient and secure travel this coming Holy Week holiday. The following are the government safety plans for the Holy Week.
For the month of March 2014, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected P 82.18 billion in tax revenues—P7.35 billion or 9.82% more than the collections made in the same period last year.
The Secretary of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Corazon Juliano-Soliman created a task force, led by the Department’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), for the rebuilding of livelihood assets, or Cash for Assets.
The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) is currently conducting the prototype testing of a compact corn mill, developed so that it can easily be transported and has a milling efficiency better than imported ones.