Secretary Luistro: “We have to double our efforts as we approach the ‘last 2 minutes’ of this administration. These summer programs would help our learners master the competencies required in order to move to the next level.”
“We have to stop the rising cases of HIV cases in the country by providing accurate information to the public. HIV is not highly contagious and cannot be transmitted through air (such as coughing and sneezing), mosquito bites, talking with an infected person, borrowing clothes from an HIV-infected person, shaking hands and embracing and sharing swimming pools,” Janairo stated.
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) today clarified that the Supreme Court (SC) decision to distribute the land of the Hacienda Luisita estate did not favor any single group, even as it belied claims by the Unyon ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) that the said decision was in favor of the Ambala solely.
“Last year, there was a huge reduction in the number of Filipinos who have illegally stayed in Korea after their EPS stint, from 30.6 percent in 2012 to only 22.7 percent in 2013. This is a good sign that our aggressive strategy of addressing the issue of illegal staying EPS workers in South Korea is bearing fruit,” said Baldoz
Secretary Abad: “This latest release guarantees the timely delivery of regular pension benefits to our retired military personnel [and war veterans]. At the same time, we continue our transparency efforts to update, validate, and cleanse our list of beneficiaries so that it’s free of invalid, duplicate, and ghost entries.”
The Department of Energy has launched Wattmatters—a website that informs consumers of ways they can save money, by being conscious and informed of the rate at which their appliances consume electricity.
Secretary of Energy Carlos Jericho Petilla said “We respect the Supreme Court’s decision, yet we are hoping for the final decision on the matter.” He added that “generation companies [gencos] ensure the Department to continue producing electricity despite the TRO.”
Secretary Baldoz: “The 65 job fairs will be simultaneous nationwide. These will be held in different venues in 16 regions under the overall supervision of the DOLE.”
“While there is no travel restriction or deployment ban to Middle East countries relative to the MERS-CoV, we deem it proper and timely to issue an advisory on precautionary measures so that our OFWs can be guided on the proper steps they need to take to protect themselves,” said Secretary Baldoz.
The loan will partially finance the 2014 general budget requirements of the National Government under the framework of the Local Government Finance and Fiscal Decentralization Reform Program also being co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).