A storied history of public service

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has one of the most illustrious histories of public service, having been founded under the Malolos Constitution on Jan. 21, 1899, making it one of the country’s earliest government organizations. As the primary policy, planning, programming, coordinating, implementing and administrative entity of the executive branch of the government, the DoTr […]

Labor department assures ILO mission action plans will be drawn to address workers’ concerns 

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has assured the International Labor Organization (ILO), which currently has a high-level mission in the Philippines to look into the government’s compliance with international labor conventions, that action plans are being discussed to address workers’ concerns.    In a statement published on Monday evening, DoLE said Labor Secretary Bienvenido […]

NAIA privatization seen driving tourism revival

THE PROPOSED privatization of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is expecting to support the growth of the tourism industry, according to Go Negosyo Founder Jose Maria A. Concepcion III.   “Our airports create the first impression of our country, and since tourism has (the potential) for growing our economy, any improvement made here will […]

Nearly 800k Filipinos find jobs abroad in second half of 2022

NEARLY 800,000 Filipinos found work abroad from July to December this year with the help of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW). DMW Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople said Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, that the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. not only helped 766,290 Filipinos find jobs abroad but also provided scholarships to their children […]

Palace touts over 1,000 kms of roads built, repaired since July

THE GOVERNMENT has constructed and rehabilitated more than 1,000 kilometers of roads from July to November this year, according to Malacañang, as the Marcos administration vowed to provide infrastructure for unhampered transport of goods in the countryside. In a statement, the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) said the Department of Public Works and Highways […]

Chinese companies express interest in RE collaboration

THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) said it is in official talks with China on possible areas of collaboration within the energy industry, after Chinese companies indicated their interest in investing in renewable energy (RE) projects. “We’ve had discussions with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China on different aspects of cooperation in the energy […]

Moshi Moshi Retail (SET: MOSHI) debuts on SET as it pursues aggressive growth to reign supreme in lifestyle product retailing

BANGKOK, Dec 22, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Moshi Moshi Retail Corporation (SET: MOSHI) is set to make a debut on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on 22 December, marking a new chapter of the flourishing business of Thailand’s leading lifestyle product retailer. It follows an enthusiastic initial public offering (IPO) launch […]

House minority seeks probe on US-funded biolabs 

THE HOUSE minority bloc has called for an investigation on United States-funded biolaboratories of the agricultural department to ensure that these are not being used to advance geopolitical objectives.   Three lawmakers filed on Tuesday House Joint Resolution No. 16, calling for an investigation on foreign-funded biolaboratories of the Department of Agriculture (DA), including an animal-disease […]

DoE to explore marine-based renewable energy

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it is evaluating various marine renewable energy technologies. Marissa P. Cerezo, director of the Renewable Energy Management Bureau, said in a virtual briefing on Wednesday that the Philippine clean energy strategy will involve harnessing ocean energy. Michael Lonchivar Sim Abundo, director of Ocean Pixel Pte. Ltd., said at the […]

Vaccine contracts ready for audit, says Galvez

THE PREVIOUS administration’s COVID response task force head said on Wednesday they are prepared to have the Commission on Audit (CoA) examine vaccine procurement contracts currently under investigation by the Senate due to non-disclosure. Peace Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., who was chief of the COVID team of former President Rodrigo R. Duterte, said they […]

Ex-LTO chief appointed LTFRB chairman 

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has appointed Teofilo E. Guadiz  III as chairman of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).   “Pursuant to the provisions of existing laws, you (Mr. Guadiz) are appointed chairman of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board,” according to an appointment letter dated Dec. 9 and sent to reporters […]

DENR plans to update small-scale mining rules

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it hopes to remove “outdated” rules for small-scale miners after announcing a review of a 1991 law governing that segment of the industry. “We will be undertaking a comprehensive review of the existing legal framework (for) mining — this will be the first area that the […]

Congressman: P3-B wifi budget illegally moved to MMDA

AT LEAST P3 billion in public funds was illegally transferred to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to finance its free wifi project without congressional consent, according to a lawmaker. MMDA later bid out a P1.1-billion project for the capital region’s fiber optic backbone development, Northern Samar Rep. Paul R. Daza told a House of […]

Marcos to sign administrative order on farm-to-market roads

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. is set to sign a joint administrative order this month outlining a timetable for establishing a farm-to-market road (FMR) network, the Palace said in a statement on Tuesday. “The FMR order has been approved,” he was quoted as saying in the statement. “We already have a national timetable.” The order […]

Kadiwa stores to continue until food inflation eases

THE government wants to keep its low-cost Kadiwa food outlets in operation until February or March, when it expects food inflation to ease, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. told reporters in chance remarks on Thursday. “Once we get to a point where it’s no longer necessary, where the prices in the markets are the same […]