TESDA approves 5,806 scholarship slots in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY: Some 5,805 scholarship slots have been approved by the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) central office for implementation in Eastern Visayas as of July 18 this year. TESDA offers training for work scholarship program (TWSP) and … Read more »

  • Four missing in Philippine trash avalanche

    MANILA: Four people were missing after a huge garbage dump collapsed just outside the Philippine capital on Friday, the provincial police chief said. The four maintenance men who work on the dump site in the town of Rodriguez could not … Read more »


      The Philippine government will be spending P7 million for President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s overnight trip to Brunei, where the 22nd high-level meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held. Last year, the government allocated P11 … Read more »

  • Maceda: Only more jobs can ease poverty


    THE failure of the government to provide employment to about four million jobless Filipinos nationwide is the reason why the incidence of poverty in the country remains high and unless it is addressed the number will continue to grow up. … Read more »


Palace on coup rumors: All quiet on AFP front

MalacaÑang on Wednesday downplayed reports of a plan to oust President Benigno Aquino 3rd through a coup d’etat. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda cited an earlier statement by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) dismissing as … Read more »


Unicef gives P153-M for Yolanda victims

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar: The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), will extend P153 million assistance to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Eastern Samar who were affected by Super … Read more »

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  • Govt allots P2.7B for Bangsamoro region

    Govt allots P2.7B for Bangsamoro region

    THE final draft of the law that will establish a Bangsamoro region is yet to be finished, but already the new entity that will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has been allotted a big budget—P2.7 billion. The … Read more »

  • Shortage of farm labor seen

    Filipino rice farmers are among the oldest in Asia and they are aging fast, according to a study conducted by two leading agencies. The study titled “Benchmarking Philippine Rice Economy Relative to Major Rice-Producing Countries in Asia” and presented on … Read more »

  • Women workers starting to outdo male counterparts

    FILIPINO women are starting to make inroads in various trades dominated by men, especially in sectors where skilled workers are most needed, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Joel Villanueva said on Wednesday. This is because more … Read more »

  • 494 new HIV cases in June up 15% from last year

    The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said 494 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were reported in June 2014, 15 percent higher than the 431 cases recorded in the same period last year. This brought the total this year … Read more »

  • Deles: Govt open to talks with NPA

    Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles on Wednesday said the government remains open to holding peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) now that police personnel taken hostage by communist rebels … Read more »

  • Palace bent on finishing DAP projects

    DESPITE warnings against asking for a supplemental budget from Congress to complete all pending projects initiated through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Malacanang said it is the most efficient way to finish these programs that were affected by the adverse … Read more »