Marcos wants US to collaborate with PH on vaccine institute
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. expressed his desire to receive support from the US to establish the Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines (VVIP), which he has identified as a priority.
PSA: More than 61M national IDs issued
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has issued more than 61 million national IDs, the latest figures from the agency showed.
LTO considers making exams for driver’s license applicants shorter
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is considering cutting the length of its driver’s licensure exams to reduce the public’s reliance on fixers.
DOTr explores agency-to-agency deal for driver’s licenses
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is considering asking other government agencies to supply driver’s license cards for the Land Transportation Office while its own bidding for procurement has yet to finish.
DOH: No recommendation to reimpose mandatory face mask policy
Amid the increasing Covid-19 cases in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said it did not give a recommendation to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to reimpose the mandatory wearing of face masks.
DA’s Domingo Panganiban named OIC of sugar regulatory board
The Palace on Wednesday announced the appointment of Domingo Panganiban, a Department of Agriculture (DA) undersecretary, as the officer-in-charge of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA).
SWS: 53% of Filipino families received help in Q4 2022
Fifty-three percent of Filipino families received assistance in the form of money or other goods during the fourth quarter of 2022, results of a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.
Divorce not the answer to marital problems – pro-family group
A multi-sectoral organization claims divorce is not the answer to marital problems in the country.
Ban on Catholics joining Freemasonry remains – CBCP
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines released a document reiterating that nothing has changed in the Catholic Church’s ban on its followers joining Freemasonry.
LTFRB warns public against PUVs overcharging during Holy Week
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday issued a warning to Filipinos to be wary of overcharging public utility vehicles (PUVs) during Holy Week.
SC: 2022 Bar exam results out April 14
The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced that the results of the 2022 Bar Exams would be released on Friday, April 14.
DOLE: Workers entitled to double pay on April 6, 7, 10
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday reminded employers that workers who report for work on April 6 (Maundy Thursday), April 7 (Good Friday), and April 10 (Araw ng Kagitingan) should be paid double.
SSS: Record-high P5.95B in pension loans released in 2022
The Social Security System (SSS) released a record-breaking amount of P5.95 billion in pension loans in 2022, it said on Tuesday.
CHED vows to enforce EU-proposed changes for Filipino seafarers
The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Monday expressed its willingness to collaborate with maritime schools and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to carry out the reforms recommended by the European Union (EU) that would enable Filipino seafarers to continue working on foreign ships.
Church survey: Filipino Catholics able to fulfill Holy Week obligations
The majority of Filipino Catholics were capable of meeting their obligations during Holy Week, results of a survey conducted by the Church-run Radyo Veritas indicated.
DepEd to hire 9,650 new teachers
The Department of Education (DepEd) said it will hire around 9,650 new teachers.