Now that the Aquino administration has officially launched Open Data Philippines, we can look forward to strengthening a culture of active citizen engagement among all Filipinos. We can now set our sights on empowering the public further so they become our true partners in reform.
Open Data Philippines will serve as an institutional mechanism to promote transparency and accountability in governance, and will thus foster greater public participation, which is fundamental if we are to truly build a more informed and more inclusive Philippines.
We at the Department of Agriculture are saddened by the seemingly incessant barrage of malicious and wrongful accusations and insinuations by Atty. Argee Guevarra against Sec. Proceso Alcala and the National Food Authority.
On its 63rd founding anniversary this January 16, the Department of Social Welfare and Development will recognize its outstanding performers and loyal employees who have shown dedication and commitment to public service especially in light of the recent calamities that hit the country.
This is to advise the public that the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) and its Regional Consular Offices (RCOs) and satellite offices in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be closed in observance of the following regular holidays and special non-working days in 2014:
In line with the Administration’s efforts to digitize and further improve government processes, Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio “Butch” Abad today announced the forthcoming pilot implementation of the Cashless Purchase Card System, which will allow the government to transition from the use of petty cash and checks to that of electronic purchase cards for public procurement.
Efforts to lay down a long-term energy plan to ensure sustainable power regime for Mindanao could also prime the ground for spatial development initiatives being pursued under a corridors program, a top energy official said.
GCG had actually reviewed the Commission on Audit (COA) reports and discussed the findings with the GOCCs concerned (which excludes Local Water Districts and Economic Zone Authorities which are not within the jurisdiction of the Commission), and except for three GOCCs, none of the other GOCCs covered in the COA report have been issued Notices of Disallowance.
The Government of the Philippines (GPH) negotiating panel congratulates Cotabato Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo for his elevation by Pope Francis to the College of Cardinals.
After the successful run of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launches the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) or Pagkilala sa Katapatan at Kahusayan ng Pamahalaang Lokal today (January 15, 2014) during the Good Governance Summit at the PICC in Manila.