Total deployment ban imposed on all OFWs bound for Afghanistan

Total deployment ban imposed on all OFWs bound for Afghanistan

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board (GB) has ordered a total ban on the processing and deployment of all returning/vacationing overseas Filipino workers bound for Afghanistan, following the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) issuance of Crisis Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation Phase) for Afghanistan , which has been experiencing tension following the conduct of the Presidential Elections held last 14 June 2014.


Another credit-rating upgrade: R&I upgrades PH credit-rating from BBB- to BBB

Another credit-rating upgrade: R&I upgrades PH credit-rating from BBB- to BBB

The Philippines has secured another credit-rating upgrade from Japan-based R&I, raising the country’s rating from the minimum investment grade of BBB- to BBB. R&I also said the rollout of more projects under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program would help drive more job-generating investments and sustain the rise in incomes.


Photo Release: Chairman Duque swears in new CSC Executive Director

Photo Release: Chairman Duque swears in new CSC Executive Director

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Photo Release: CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III swears in Arthur Luis P. Florentin as the new Executive Director of the Civil Service Institute (CSI). Commissioners Robert S. Martinez and Nieves L. Osorio witness the oath-taking. Florentin brings to CSC his decades of experience in HR and OD.


Higit 100 libong katutubo at Muslim na mag-aaral, tumanggap ng tulong mula sa PRIME

Higit 100 libong katutubo at Muslim na mag-aaral, tumanggap ng tulong mula sa PRIME

Pormal na winakasan ng pamahalaan ng Pilipinas, sa pamamagitan ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon, at ng pamahalaan ng Australia ang Philippines’ Response to Indigenous Peoples’ and Muslim Education (PRIME), isang programang tumagal ng tatlong taon at tumulong sa higit 100 libong katutubo at Muslim na mag-aaral sa siyam na rehiyon sa bansa.


Statement: The DFA Spokesperson on President Aquino’s visit to Japan

Statement: The DFA Spokesperson on President Aquino’s visit to Japan

The President will undertake a one-day working visit to Japan on June 24. The President will deliver the keynote address at The Consolidation for Peace for Mindanao conference in Hiroshima organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Research and Education for Peace of the Universiti Sains Malaysia.


Efficient case resolution made possible by CSC’s quality management system

Efficient case resolution made possible by CSC’s quality management system

n 2013, the CSC was certified ISO 9001:2008, a set standard for the quality management system of an institution or organization (International Organization for Standardization), compliant for its cases adjudication process, which requires the Commission to resolve cases ripe for resolution within 40 days from the time of submission of last pleading. This standard guarantees the public that cases filed with the CSC are handled with utmost efficiency.