DFA Consular offices to be closed in observance of regular holidays, special non-working holidays in 2014

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:


Aquino admin seals deal for cashless procurement

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.


Governance Commission directs GOCCs to address COA observations on allowances and bonuses

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.