Public Affairs

Taiwan, may alok na scholarships para sa postgraduate studies

(Eagle News) – -Inanunsyo ng Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) na sila ay mamimigay ng iba’t-ibang scholarship programs para sa mga kuwalipikadong Filipino students. Ang mga scholarship ay para sa mga postgraduates na gustong mag-aral sa Taiwan o sa mga nagnanais na matuto ng Mandarin. Binuksan na ang application para sa mga sumusunod na scholarship programs: Ministry of Education Scholarship na magbibigay ng 2 years para sa Masteral at 4 years sa Doctorate Degree. […]

DepEd lowers minimum age of student employment this year

PASIG CITY, March 9 – The Department of Education (DepEd) has lowered the minimum age requirement for students who wish to participate in this year’s summer job employment. “Under this year’s Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES), we are allowing students aged 15 years old and above to join the program. Previously, they must be at least 18 years old, according to Dr. Juan Araojo, OIC of Youth Formation Division (YFD). “This is to accommodate […]

Adjustments in prices of basic commodities seen this March

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced that there will be certain adjustments in the prices of basic commodities such as milk, coffee and canned goods in the country in March. DTI undersecretary Teodoro Pascua said that the price adjustment was due to the devaluation of the Philippine peso against the US dollar. According to Pascua, the higher base prices of skimmed milk and tin plates may be partially attributed to […]

Employees commission warns Negros about scam

NEGROS OCC., February 28 (PIA6) —The Employees’ Compensation Commission is warning the public in the Negros Island Region to be aware of poseurs extorting money from unsuspecting victims in exchange for a promise to receive benefit from the commission. ECC recently received reports that there are individuals there using the name of the ECC to execute their fraudulent scheme, Regional Extension Unit Director  Stephene S. Barredo said. According to Barredo, a certain May Bernadette Cortez from Badoc, […]

FDA lists fake cosmetic products; warns public of health hazards

MANILA, Feb. 22 (PIA) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns public anew of “unnotified” or fake cosmetic products being sold in the local market. FDA issued advisories concerning the proliferation of these counterfeit products that may pose health hazards to consumers. Authorities said that following cosmetic products have not gone through the verification process of the agency and have not been issued the proper authorization in the form of acknowledged cosmetic notifications. Pursuant to […]

Pag-ban sa pagdadala ng domestic workers sa Kuwait, isinusulong sa Kamara

Huwag munang magpadala ng mga domestic helper sa Kuwait. Ito ang nilalaman Ng House Resolution na inihain ni Acts OFW Partylist Rep. John Bertiz. Kasunod ng pagkakabitay sa OFW na si Jakatia Pawa kahapon. Isinusulong naman ni Muntinlupa Cong. Ruffy Biazon ang pagkakaroon ng special task force na tututok sa kaso na hinaharap ng mga OFW sa abroad. Si Madelyn Villar-Moratillo sa report:

PRC opens registration for new nurses

VIGAN CITY, January 16 (PIA) – To enable passers to save on travel time and expenses, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)-Baguio Regional Office processed initial registration for new nurses who  passed the November 2016 Board Licensure Examination for Nurses (BLEN) last Saturday, January 14. PRC processed initial registration at the Provincial Capitol’s Conference Room in this city on a first come, first-served basis and no alphabetical queuing. Registrants were required to bring 2017 community tax […]

Iwas-sunog tips ngayong holiday season

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Paulit-ulit ang Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) at ng iba pang ahensya ng pamahalaan sa pagpapaalala sa publiko para makaiwas sa sunog. Subalit sadyang nangyayari pa rin ito dulot ng iba’t-ibang kadahilanan, pangunahin na rito ang kapabayaan. Kaya mahalaga pa rin na sundin at gawin ang ilang tip para iwas-sunog ngayong holiday season.

PNP sa Publiko: Mag-ingat sa paggamit ng ATM, laslas bag at bulsa gangs

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Muling nag-bigay ng safety tips ang Philippine National Police upang paalalahanan ang publiko sa pag-gamit ng ATM cards lalo ngayong holiday season. Bukod dito ay nagpa-alala rin ang PNP ukol sa mga modus operandi ng mga kawatan ngayong holiday season. Kabilang dito ang laslas bag at bulsa gangs. Ayon sa PNP, madalas nangyayari ang ganitong krimen sa mataong lugar.

Malacañang declares December 26 and January 2 as special non-working holidays

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Malacañang on Wednesday (December 14) announced the declaration of a special non-working holiday on December 26 and January 2, 2017 both falling on a Monday. The proclamation was signed by the acting Executive Secretary of the President, Menardo I. Guevarra and by the Acting Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs, Ryan Alvin r. Acosta. Malacañang stated that the additional holidays is to give people the full opportunity to celebrate the […]

DOH warns against violations of the Graphic Health Warning Law

MANDALUYONG CITY, November, (PIA) – – The Department of Health (DOH) reiterated its call to manufacturers and retailers of tobacco products to follow the Graphic Health Warning’s (GHW) Law or face the consequences. The law is now on its full implementation and monitoring teams are now being formed in the National Capital Region (NCR) for deployment. “We already gained so much from our serious efforts to control tobacco use in the country. With the Sin […]

What is habeas data?

QUEZON City, Philippines (November 10) – Senator Leila De Lima filed a petition for  Writ of Habeas Data against President Rodrigo Duterte but before we react, do we know what a Writ of Habeas Data? Habeas Data is a remedy available to any person whose right to privacy in life, liberty or security is violated or threatened by an unlawful act or omission of a public official or employee, or of a private individual or entity engaged […]