DOH to give free cervical cancer screening

In observance of May as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Department of Health (DOH) will give free cervical cancer screening to women aged 30-45 years old in its 58 accredited hospitals nationwide. In the National Capital Region (NCR), free cervical cancerscreening will be conducted every Monday of May. LuzonDOH hospitals have designated all Wednesdays as […]


DOLE Region 3 delivers P2.5-M assistance to seven worker’s groups

Livelihood assistance funds amounting to P2.52 million were released to seven group beneficiaries from Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, and Tarlac under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP). Also dubbed as Community Enterprise Development, the DILP is envisioned to generate income and employment through enhancement and transformation of livelihood projects in the barangays […]


DTI Diskwento Caravan goes nationwide

The Diskwento Caravan Project expanded its reach to the provinces to bring discounted goods to consumers and provide relief from rising fuel prices. “We also want consumers in various regions to experience the reduced prices of goods sold at the caravan which Metro Manila residents were afforded,” Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo said. […]


Customs files PHP 5 Billion smuggling case vs Phoenix

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) filed a P5 billion smuggling case today against Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, one of the country’s fastest growing oil companies, for non-payment of excise and value-added taxes, among other charges. Phoenix, according to its press releases, posted a 122-percent increase in revenue in the first quarter of this year amounting to […]


PAGCOR revenues up 10% in Q1

The revenues of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in the first quarter of this year hit P8.37 billion, representing a 10-percent increase from P7.61 billion in the same period last year. “As a result, the state-run gaming firm was able to improve its remittances by P228 million to agencies mandated to receive funding […]


DFA Secretary praised for rescue of countrymen in Middle East

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario was credited yesterday for his engaging style in rescuing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from conflict areas in the Middle East, an article in the Washington Post said. Tens of thousands of Filipinos affected by revolutionary uprisings in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria have witnessed and were impressed when […]


BIR exceeds Q1 collection target

Strong tax collections and a reduction in government expenses placed the first-quarter budget deficit well under the programmed ceiling, the Department of Finance reported. The fiscal gap in the first three months of the year was pegged at P26.197-billion, comfortably within the projected deficit of P111.986-billion. It was also notably lower in comparison with the […]


Keep LGU trainings local – DILG

(27 April 2011) Local Government Units have been mandated to hold trainings and seminars within their respective geographical locations in order to maximize their funds for development programs and projects, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said yesterday. The directive issued by DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo also reminded local executives to […]