CSC awards game-changers in public frontline service delivery

In a recognition program with the theme “Celebrating Excellence in the Public Frontline Service Office,” held at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon City this morning, CSC hailed three ARTA Best Performing CSC Regional Offices (Regions 3, 6, and NCR) and awarded the 2014 ARTA Breakthrough Agency Award to five agencies, namely, Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippine Health Insurance Commission (PhilHealth), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Public Attorney’s Office (PAO).


DepEd, UP-CFA train visual artists and practitioners

In its mission to provide quality K to 12 learning materials, the Department of Education (DepEd), in partnership with the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (UP-CFA), conducted a five-day workshop for 35 DepEd visual artists and practitioners to enhance learning and teaching resources.


DOH-MIMAROPA launches regionwide disinfection and misting operations

The Department of Health – MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) together with the officials of the Philippine Port Authority, Palawan Provincial Government and city health officials yesterday launched a regionwide disinfection and misting operations in all sea ports for the elimination of mosquitoes carrying dengue, malaria, and even filaria at the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.


Address of the NEDA Deputy Director at the COFILCO summit

As you are aware, the COFILCO is the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB)-accredited umbrella organization of Filipino consultants. In various ways, we have been partners in nation-building, and through this summit, we, in government, look forward to stronger partnerships as we embark on a journey to a better future for our country.


President Aquino approves closure of 7 nonperforming GOCCs

More nonperforming and dormant government owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) have been abolished as President Benigno S. Aquino III approved last August the closure of seven GOCCs following the recommendation of the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG), which is the primary regulatory agency for the country’s GOCCs. Under Republic Act 10149, the law which created it, the GCG is mandated to evaluate the performance of GOCCs and determine their relevance with current national development goals and economic realities.


DFA raises alert level 3 in Yemen, sends crisis management team

Alert level 3, which calls for voluntary repatriation, is raised when violent disturbances occur in a limited area of a country. It has been raised in Yemen due to the threat posed by the continued occupation of the capital city Sana’a by Houthi rebels, and the attacks against civilians by separatists and the members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.