HEADLINES
Palace to continue to push for peaceful resolution despite tension in West Philippine Sea (05.22.15)
APEC News Releases
Expert says trade liberalization must consider needs of business community  (05.23.15)
Philippines urges APEC to expand trade, investment to reduce poverty (05.23.15)
APEC Trade ministers to start work on Asia-Pacific free trade pact (05.23.15)
APEC Business Advisory Council lays down agenda for this year's APEC discussions (05.23.15)
Philippines to push for e-commerce platform for APEC  micro, small, medium enterprises at trade meeting (05.22.15)

 
(more news...)
 
  search PCOO the web
 
   site search by freefind
  MORE PHOTOS 
       
 
President Benigno S. Aquino III’s Speech at the conferment of a doctorate in humanities from the Tarlac State University, Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace, 14 May 2015 |VIDEO| |AUDIO| |FULLTEXT|
President Benigno S. Aquino III's Interview with Mr. Edgardo Jun Desca of Bombo Radyo, President's Hall, Malacañan Palace, 13 May 2015 |VIDEO| |AUDIO| |TRANSCRIPT|
 
Press Briefing by PCOO Sec. Sonny Coloma, Press Briefing Room, New Executive Bldg., Malacañang, 22 May 2015 |AUDIO| |VIDEO| |TRANSCRIPT|
Press Briefing by PCOO Sec. Sonny Coloma, Press Briefing Room, New Executive Bldg., Malacañang, 21 May 2015 |AUDIO| |VIDEO| |TRANSCRIPT|
 
 

RADIO INTERVIEW

Interview of Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte over DZRB, 16 May 2015 |AUDIO|
Interview of PCOO Sec. Sonny Coloma over DZRB, 17 May 2015 |AUDIO| |TRANSCRIPT|
 
 
FEATURED WEBSITES
PNOY's STATE AND OFFICIAL VISITS
STATE VISIT OF H.E. BARACK OBAMA TO THE PHILIPPINES (APRIL 28-29, 2014)
YOUNG ACHIEVER
SONA: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
EDSA 25 | EDSA 27
LEGAL HOLIDAYS: 2015
 
 
 
 
 
FOREIGN EXCHANGE
44.399 = USD $1.00
Other currencies
APEC Business Advisory Council lays down agenda for this year's APEC discussions
 

(BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan) The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) has spelled out initiatives that it is pushing for this year's APEC discussions.
 
In a press briefing on Friday, Doris Magsaysay-Ho, the ABAC 2015 chair, said that one of the areas that they are pushing this year is trade in services agenda.
 
"We've been working with senior officials, and the chair of Senior Officials Meeting, ambassador Laura Del Rosario," Magsaysay-Ho told reporters, adding ABAC has also been working with the PECC on a series of public-private dialogues on trade in services.
 
She said they have just concluded talks last week, the first one was about Internet economy, and digital trade. The last talks focused on supply chains in manufacturing, environmental services, and agriculture.
 
"So the trade in services to me offers an amazing opportunity for inclusive growth," she said noting today's consumers demand different kinds of services because of urbanization.
 
Urbanization creates new risks that businesses seize to make profit, while at the same time build resilient cities, according to Magsaysay-Ho.
 
Another focus is on global data standard, she said. She added ABAC is looking at certain sectors on how they can ensure well-developed connectivity across APEC. 
(full story: 05.23.15)

 
ONLINE NEWS
DOLE Region 3 declares Kentex sub-contractor “labor-only” contractor; orders it to “cease and desist” from operating
“PH most improved country in Asia-Pacific for PPP readiness” – The Economist
DOST gives Fault System Atlas to local gov’t units
DSWD extends educational aid to over 40,000 students
BSP revises its balance of payments projections for 2015
PDIC to pay depositors of the closed Rural Bank of Sta. Magdalena (Sorsogon), Inc. on May 27
450,000 Listahanan households to benefit from DOE’s electrification program
Public and Private Sectors Consulted on the Draft National Strategy for Financial Inclusion
Bataan is first PH province to have labor laws-compliant markers in all its eco-zones
Baldoz hails Supreme Court resolution against GAMCA “decking system”
DPWH now ISO 9001:2008 Certified
PNP draws-up nationwide security plan for school opening; NCRPO sweeps U-Belt of criminal elements
PHL Ambassador to ASEAN Calls for Transparency and Inclusivity in ASEAN-China Center
Project For South Cotabato Farmers
Welcome Remarks of Sec. Arsenio Balisacan at the Philippine-Australia PPP Policy Dialogue with Partnerships Victoria
Pectin extraction technology undergoes pilot testing
DepEd launches the first Tboli Senior High School
DSWD’s second family assessment ongoing nationwide
BSP: Old banknotes good for daily transactions up to December 31, 2015
Banking industry Tripartite Council signs resolutions
Secretary De Lima on the issue of VP Binay's purported immunity from suit
Philippines to hold ITU Regional Radio communication Seminar
Regional IPP Roadshow to start 22 May

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS & NEW ISSUANCES
Guidelines on the Grant of Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) Incentive for FY 2014
Guidelines on the Grant of the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) to Government Employees for FY 2014
List of Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) projects
Q & A on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA)
Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), signed on 27 March 2014, Kalayaan grounds, Malacañan Palace
The 2012 Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro
From DFA: Q & A on the UNCLOS Arbitral Proceedings against China to Achieve a Peaceful and Durable Solution to the Dispute in the West Philippine Sea (Tagalog Version)
Frequently Asked Questions on the Annex on Normalization
Origin of the Symbols of Our National Flag
History of the Philippine Flag
Malacañang Mansion house briefer
Pay Rules
Government Information during National Disasters
Project Noah
Sin Taxes
Annex on Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing
FAQs on the Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing Annex
E.O. No.  181:  IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE FY 2015 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT (GAA) ON THE GRANT OF THE FY 2015 PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT INCENTIVE (PEI) TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
R.A. No. 10660: AN ACT STRENGTHENING FURTHER THE FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SANDIGANBAYAN, FURTHER AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1606, AS AMENDED, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
R.A. No. 10659: AN ACT PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE SUGARCANE INDUSTRY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
PROC. No. 991: DECLARING 2015 AS VISIT THE PHILIPPINES YEAR
PROC NO. 831: DECLARING REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2015
E.O. No. 167: INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN EMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS
PROC. No. 655: DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2014
E.O. No. 80: DIRECTING THE ADOPTION OF A PERFORMANCE-BASED INCENTIVE SYSTEM FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
E.O. No. 77: AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER (EO) NO. 637 (S. 2007), ON THE BASIS OF THE COMPUTATION OF THE INCENTIVES OF PERSONNEL AFFECTED BY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RATIONALIZATION PROGRAM UNDER EO NO. 366 (S. 2004)
E.O. No. 76: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FOURTH TRANCHE OF THE MODIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL AND BASE PAY SCHEDULE FOR MILITARY AND UNIFORMED PERSONNEL IN THE GOVERNMENT (Implementing Rules and Regulations: National Budget Circular No. 540)
MORE...
 
 
 
 
TRANSPARENCY SEAL
 
 
Designed and Managed by the EDP / M.I.S. Division
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)
Malacanang, Philippines
webmaster