The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is set expand the government’s free WiFi service to public schools nationwide this year, in agency official disclosed. DICT officer-in-charge Eliseo Rio said in his Facebook post early this month the DICT would work alongside the Department of Education (DepEd) to gain support for the administration’s vision… (0 comment)

President Rodrigo Duterte continues to push for higher salaries for teachers, his spokesperson said. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on January 9 the President has mandated his Cabinet to look for ways to double the basic pay of teachers–P20, 000 for entry-level public school teachers. He disclosed the President gave the order to the Budget… (0 comment)

Malacanang assured the public the government is doing its best to address issues about passport applications. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on January 13 the Palace understands the frustrations caused by problems on passport applications, but he stressed the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is “exerting efforts to improve” the situation. He said the agency… (0 comment)

The local economy ended the third quarter of 2017 with an upbeat note boosted by strong momentum of the export sector and increased public spending, official data showed. In the period, the Philippine economy registered 6.9 percent growth versus the 6.7 registered in the previous quarter, based on Philippine Statistics Authority, as measured by its… (0 comment)

The Philippines is expected to become the fastest growing economy this year among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-5, according to First Metro Investment Corporation, the investment banking arm of Metrobank Group. According to First Metro president Rabboni Francis Arjonillo, the Philippines gross domestic product (GDP) is expected increase from 7% to… (0 comment)

The Department of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday, January 03, 2018, the issuance of passports with 10-year validity. “Since January 1 and 2 were holidays, passport applications made starting today, January 3, shall be 10-year valid, provided the applicant is not a minor,” said Director Geronimo Suliguin, Officer-in- Charge for DFA-Office of Public Diplomacy. The… (0 comment)