The Philippines Now Has A Mental Health Law

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on June 21 lauded President Rodrigo Duterte‘s signing into law of Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law. Hontiveros, who is the author and principal sponsor of the bill in the Senate, said that the signing of the landmark measure will set the path for the government’s policy…

DepEd, Muntinlupa LGU Recognize Partnership With PCPPI And Private Sectors As Key To Quality Education

The Department of Education, the city of Muntinlupa, and Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) cemented their partnership and commitment to quality education at a turnover ceremony held at the Muntinlupa Elementary School (MES). “Naging magandang engagement yung partnership namin with Pepsi (Our partnership with Pepsi was a very good engagement),” said Dove Cometa, Project Development…

LMP Cries Justice For Mayor Ronald Lowell Tirol

The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to step up its investigation on the killing of Buenavista Mayor Ronald Lowell “Sample” Tirol of Bohol. Mayor Tirol was shot last May 27, 2018 near the town’s cockpit arena. League of Municipalities of the Philippines…

Watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Tie The Knot

Today, May 19, people from all over the world will tune in to watch the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. To give people everywhere a chance to join together and celebrate this royal union, on Saturday, May 19, the ceremony will be live streamed on the Royal Family’s official YouTube channel.

IPC PayCheck Now TRAIN-Law Ready

IPC PayCheck, a timekeeping and payroll solution with add-on HR features offered by local cloud solutions pioneer IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.) has adjusted its system to reflect the new tax computations under the recently-approved Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. The latter is the government’s program that seeks to provide a…

High-Level Hong Kong-Shanghai Delegation Visits The Philippines; Explores Collaboration Opportunities Under The Belt and Road Initiative

A high-level Hong Kong-Shanghai joint investment mission visited the Philippines on last April 22-24 to explore cooperation and investment opportunities driven by the growing intra-regional cooperation in Asia, notably under the Belt and Road Initiative. The Belt and Road Initiative promotes connectivity and economic cooperation among countries along the Belt and Road routes to further…

Tourism Promotions Board Supports Film Tourism with CineTurismo

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), an attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DOT), gave recognition to 10 Filipino-made and two foreign movies at the CineTurismo launch last March 15 at the Diamond Hotel. Films that have showcased the beauty of the Philippines were awarded with plaques to honor their contributions to tourism in the country. The CineTurismo campaign is…

Govt’s Accession to Compliance Agreement, Port State Measures and other Conventions Lauded

Global ocean conservation organization Oceana lauded the Philippine government for its accession to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) agreement to promote compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas, known as Compliance Agreement, and Agreement on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing…