Duterte to GOCCs: No more bonuses without my approval

MAASIM, Sarangani—Government employees take note. President Rodrigo Duterte will not allow any increase of your salaries, your emoluments without his approval. “Kayong nasa (You who are in) government corporations and SSS (Social Security System), you award yourselves with the — liberally with money of the people I have issued an order. You go down, down …

ARMM gov’t will be ‘culturally sensitive’ on the issue of condom distribution in schools

Cotabato City (January 26, 2017) – The government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be “culturally sensitive” should the program on the distribution of condoms in schools is implemented in the region, ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman said. The governor made the statement during the ‘Tapatan sa ARMM’, a regular media forum held …

Opening of Consulate office in Calgary, saves Pinoys hundreds of dollars

EDMONTON, Canada – For quite a good number of years, Filipinos in Western Canada have to fly to Vancouver to have their passports renewed. That would mean air fare, hotel and food expense and everybody knows that if you’ll be in Vancouver, it won’t be cheap. Three years ago, Migrante Alberta, Alpha Phi Omega Alumni …

Inundated

Continuous rains have inundated the town proper of Kapalong in Davao del Norte on Tuesday morning. Photo Courtesy of PTV/ Davao del Norte PIO

Kapalong town proper

Local folks wade through the floodwaters in the town proper of Kapalong, Davao del Norte on Tuesday morning. Continuous rains in the region have inundate various parts of the province. Photo courtesy of Phoebie Graza

Erstwhile ARMM Information Chief is now Head of Office of Bangsamoro Youth Affairs

Youth advocate, journalist, and erstwhile executive director of the ARMM Bureau of Public Information, Amir Mawallil is the new head of the Office of Bangsamoro Youth Affairs. Mawallil steps into the shoes of Salic Sharief, Jr. after the former’s appointment was signed by Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman on January 12, 2016. Hataman based his choice …

Health dept to pilot diet supplementation among poor pregnant women under ‘First 1,000 Days’ advocacy

MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) starting next month will pilot a project that will provide dietary supplements to the poorest pregnant women in two selected areas in the country, as part of its “First 1,000 Days” advocacy. The department, in partnership with Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), will …

Miss U bets help NGO pack 3,600 meals for pregnant, lactating women

MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA) — While some Miss Universe are enjoying the cool breeze and warmth of Cordillerans in Baguio City Wednesday, others are in Manila to support a non-government organization to help deliver around 3,600 meals to women in need. At least 56 candidates gathered at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City to help …