After directing the immediate and fast repatriation of 1,540 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in civil strife-torn Egypt, Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that OFWs returning from Egypt could expect employment and livelihood opportunities in the country.
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will grant emergency loan to more than 200,000 members who work or reside in areas devastated by tropical storm Maring and declared under a state of calamity by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
The Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) will submit its recommendation on the bidding of the LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project to Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya next week.
Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Maring and the enhanced southwest monsoon, classes in certain areas have been suspended for August 23, 2013.
Please check back on this page for updates. This list was collated from announcements made online by schools and LGUs. For more details on the rules for suspension, please read Executive Order No. 66, s. 2012. This list was last updated on 11:25 p.m., August 22, 2013.
In an ambush interview on August 22, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III mentioned an existing body composed of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, Secretary of Justice Leila de Lima, and Commission on Audit Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan. The President was referring to the Inter-Agency Anti-Graft Coordinating Council or the IAAGCC. The following is a Q&A on the IAAGCC and its annexes.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) unveiled joint plans to redevelop Roxas Boulevard into a park complex by 2015 in a presentation to stakeholders held on August 16, 2013, at the Diamond Hotel.
We wish to inform the public that as of 8:00 a.m. of August 22, 2013, the following Major/Secondary Roads in CAR, Regions I, III, and IV-A were closed to traffic due to tropical storm Maring.
The following are updates from the Department of Social Welfare and Development on the effects of tropical storm Maring and services and interventions provided for victims. This update is based on reports sent by DSWD field offices as of August 22, 2013.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) today clarified several issues related to the release of Priority Development and Assistance Funds (PDAF) and allocations for Various Infrastructures Including Local Projects (VILP) to legislators from 2007 to 2009, following the Commission on Audit’s (COA) report on the use of these funds for the same period.
The DBM will comply with the President’s directive to put all PDAF releases on hold until the investigation on the fund’s misuse has concluded. The department also aims to develop stricter rules for PDAF, which coincides well with current deliberations on the proposed 2014 National Budget in Congress.