The Aquino Administration through the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released P1.72 billion to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the maintenance and repair of roads and the acquisition of road safety devices nationwide.
Secretary of Labor and Employment Baldoz: “The DOLE encourages tripartite participation in making policy and carrying out its programs through inclusive social dialogue. It continues to reach out to all its consultation that could lead to productive tripartite cooperation.”
Peacekeepers from the Philippine Army receive the United Nations (UN) Service Medal in recognition of their efforts in Golan Heights. The Philippines is the second biggest troop contributor to the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Golan Heights.
Close to 200,000 examinees will take the Career Service Examinations on April 6 in 52 schools designated as testing centers nationwide.
The Philippine Embassy was able to confirm that the identity of the Filipina kidnap victim as that of Marcelita M. Dayawan, aged 40, and a staff member at the Singamata Resort. Philippine and Malaysian authorities are closely and actively working together towards the speedy resolution of the case.
Aimed at intensifying the Salt Fertilization Program (SFP) of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture, and promoting/strengthening partnership with Local Government Units (LGUs) in advancing the status of the coconut industry, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was forged last March 20, 2014 between PCA and the Provincial Government of Palawan (PGP) represented by its Governor, Jose C. Alvarez.
Another Agricultural Tramline System (ATS) project worth P2.9 million was implemented in the province of Iloilo by the Department of Agriculture- Philippine Center for Postharvest and Mechanization (DA-PHilMech) early this year.
Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak will undertake a Working Visit to the Philippines on March 27, 2014 upon the invitation of President Benigno S. Aquino III in order to witness the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.
Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs José Manuel García-Margallo and his delegation will undertake an official visit to the Philippines from March 24 to 25 at the invitation of Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario.
The Department of Public Works and Highways estimated that 536,523 labor jobs will be created under the Community-Based Employment Program (CBEP)—a priority program of President Benigno Aquino III’s administration—providing short-term employment to skilled, semi-skilled, and low-skilled workers in the community.