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CSC issues hiring, online interview guidelines

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:46 PM

PRESS RELEASE: In recruiting and selecting candidates, agencies shall adopt internal guidelines that will allow online recruitment and selection processes such as online competency assessments and video conferencing for interviews

CSC eases rules in filling up health, medical positions

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:17 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The CSC says that reassignment, detail, and transfer for healthcare workers are also allowed

Filipinas Heritage Library to hold free illustration and writing workshops

Jul 06, 2020 - 2:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The free workshops are happening on July 17 and 18

LTO to minimize face-to-face transactions, shift to digitalization

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:52 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The agency aims to further strengthen the digitalization efforts of the Department of Transportation in line with minimizing human intervention in various transactions

T.I.P. and Vents for Philippines secure DOST grant for ventilator project

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With this grant, the Technological Institute of the Philippines is set to produce five units of its prototype design that shall undergo further calibration and testing in government-recognized testing facilities

Ateneo Press offers discount on history books until July 12

Jun 25, 2020 - 9:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Titles on sale include 'The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos' by Primitivo Mijares and 'The Women of Malolos' by Nicanor Tiongson

Ateneo lands 1st runner-up in international business case competition

Jun 23, 2020 - 3:44 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Ateneo de Manila University is the first Philippine university to win 1st runner-up at the prestigious HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition

TEAM. The Ateneo team composed of (L to R) Annicka Koteh, Lucia Lorenzo, Isa Villanueva, and Javi Macasaet bag the 1st runner-up prize at the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition. Photo from Grupo Agatep Inc.

Libreng seminar sa korespondensiya opisyal ng KWF, online na!

Jun 22, 2020 - 3:54 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Kinakailangang magpadala ng liham ang mga interesadong ahensiya sa Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino upang makapagtakda ng petsa at oryentasyon sa pagsasagawa ng online seminar

DLSU offers online data science course

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The online course is designed for professionals and students from various STEM and ABM backgrounds who want to upskill towards a data science career

DOST delivers COVID-19 specimen collection booths to healthcare facilities

May 30, 2020 - 11:32 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Inspired by the telephone booth-style swab collection facilities in other Asian countries, the specimen collection booths are equipped with a transparent front window, ventilation, and caster wheels for easier mobility

Photo courtesy of Department of Science and Technology

Dagupan City begins risk-based coronavirus testing for 600 frontliners

May 28, 2020 - 2:48 PM

Dagupan City COVID-19 focal person Dr Ophelia Rivera says the testing aims to cover about 600 government frontliners in the city

Dagupan City Mayor Brian C. Lim undergoes interview and swab testing for the Reverse Transcript- Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Test.  Photo credits to: Public Information Office - Dagupan City

Educational publisher gives free access to teaching resources

May 25, 2020 - 11:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Initially exclusive to Diwa partner schools, the Diwa Learning Town is now open to all educators to encourage them to start their learning continuity plan amid COVID-19

'BULAWAN: Interviews with Filipino Medical Oncologists' ebook available for free download

May 23, 2020 - 5:03 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The print copy of 'Bulawan' was launched during the celebration of the PSMO’s 50th anniversary last October 25, 2019

DOST-PCHRD scholar is PH's finalist to the ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2020

May 20, 2020 - 2:52 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Maria Ruth Pineda-Cortel of the University of Santo Tomas is chosen as the finalist for the ASEAN-U.S Science Prize for Women 2020 for her project on gestational diabetes

Call for submission for anthology of literary works on COVID-19

May 18, 2020 - 9:20 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The call is open to all UP-affiliated faculty, students, staff, and alumni. This call is also open to fellows of UP creative writing workshops.

KWF, may libreng online seminar-palihan para sa mga editor ng teksbuk sa Filipino

May 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Tatalakayin sa mga editor ang mga nilalaman ng Ortograpiyang Pambansa at KWF Manwal sa Masinop na Pagsulat na inilathala bilang isang KWF Aklat ng Bayan

Australia extends application for Australia Awards Scholarships

May 16, 2020 - 11:14 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for the submission of applications is on June 30, 2020

POPCOM-NCR opens helpline for family planning, gender-based violence concerns

May 08, 2020 - 3:31 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The public is advised to call or text its official helpline numbers 09617432337 (Smart) and 09272998764 (Globe) or through messenger via POPCOM-NCR facebook account

UMPIL announces 2020 Gawad Balagtas awardees, Gawad Paz Marquez Benitez

Apr 26, 2020 - 9:46 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The schedule and the venue of the awarding will be announced later

Join UNESCO in celebrating World Press Freedom Day 2020

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The contest is open to all interested designers from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste

Instituto Cervantes programs online lecture by the head writer of 'Money Heist'

Apr 24, 2020 - 12:16 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Instituto Cervantes de Manila is presenting an online lecture by Javier Gómez Santander, the Head writer and Executive co-producer of the popular Spanish TV show 'La casa de papel'

NKTI wins award for innovative multi-organ failure treatment

Apr 21, 2020 - 5:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Healthcare Asia recognizes excellence in the Asia Pacific's healthcare sector, through the Healthcare Asia Awards 2020

PHLPost employees tapped as front line workers to assist LGUs

Apr 21, 2020 - 5:41 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 'Post office employees are frontline workers too, responding to any emergency situation where it is needed most,' says Postmaster General Joel Otarra


300 PH scientists, conservationists call for 'a culture of care for nature'

Apr 20, 2020 - 3:49 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 'Make nature a priority,' Philippine leaders told in an open letter from 300 scientists, conservationists ahead of Earth Day 2020

SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development Award now accepting entries

Apr 15, 2020 - 2:42 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The award aims to raise and promote positive human values among both teachers and students as well as share best practices in Education for Sustainable Development in schools across Southeast Asia

Grassroots fundraiser #LetsMassTestPH aims to raise funds for coronavirus test kits for Filipinos

Apr 09, 2020 - 4:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: To help hospitals meet the demand for mass testing, an initiative by three millennial women is seeking donations from Filipinos locally and abroad

Scholarship deadline for MS in global agri tech and genomic science set on April 3

Mar 31, 2020 - 11:39 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The scholarship is open to Filipinos and nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

TES stipends now available to grantees in SUCs and LUCs amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:33 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) is an additional stipend given to students in SUCs/LUCs who are in the Listahanan 2.0 of the DSWD

DOST-SEI announces 9,788 new science and technology scholarship qualifiers

Mar 29, 2020 - 11:03 AM

PRESS RELEASE: 5,917 passers qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, while 3,871 qualified for the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program

DOST opens applications for 2020 Junior Level Science Scholarship Program

Mar 28, 2020 - 10:46 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Junior Level Science Scholarship Program is intended for incoming third year college students who are enrolled in priority science and technology courses

Manam opens in SM City Baguio, its first shop outside the Greater Manila Area

Mar 13, 2020 - 6:53 PM

The Moment Group introduces its beloved classics and twists to the Baguio dining scene as it brings its home- grown Comfort Filipino restaurant to the Summer Capital of the Philippines

Filipino para sa mga Filipino: KWF Selyo ng Kahusayan sa Serbisyo Publiko 2020

Mar 12, 2020 - 4:53 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Nananawagan ang Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino para sa mga lahok sa 'KWF Selyo ng Kahusayan sa Serbisyo Publiko'

Call for applications to the Virgin Labfest 16 Writing Fellowship Program 2020

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Cultural Center of the Philippines is now accepting applications for the fellowship will be held on June 16 to 28, 2020

Engineering company rolls out visual employment contracts in PH

Mar 05, 2020 - 6:13 PM

PRESS RELEASE: New employees joining engineering company Aurecon will not receive a Letter of Appointment or the lengthy Conditions of Employment document written in legal terms and small font

P50k at stake in DILG Cordillera's peace-building poster-making contest

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:55 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Regional winners will receive certificates and cash prizes – P10k for the first prize, P6k for the second prize, and P4k for the third prize

British-Filipino Choir wins Manchester Amateur Choir Competition 2020

Mar 04, 2020 - 11:09 AM

PRESS RELEASE: This is Haraya Choir's first outing in the choral competition scene, singing in front of a large British audience

HISTORY. British Filipino singing group Haraya Choir wins Manchester Amateur Choir Competition 2020. Photo from Haraya Choir

Organizations, businesses collaborate for PWD inclusivity in the workplace

Feb 27, 2020 - 1:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Philippine Business and Disability Network works towards more inclusive and barrier-free workplaces for Persons with Disability

ACCEPTANCE. AccessiWheels founder Miggy Bautista shares his PWD journey during the Philippine Business and Disability Network launch on January 28. Photo courtesy of Project Inclusion Network

CCP accepts short feature entries for Cinemalaya 2020

Feb 15, 2020 - 3:30 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The 10 best short features will be announced on May 12 and will be screened at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival in August

U.P. Manila to open 1-day human library experience on February 15

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:11 PM

Watch stories come to life through University of the Philippines Medical Students for Social Responsibility's human library as people share their experiences on various issues

DepEd to release service recognition incentive bonus

Feb 12, 2020 - 5:16 PM

PRESS RELEASE: DepEd regional offices shall coordinate with their Department of Budget and Management counterparts for the issuance of Notices of Cash Allocation, says Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla

Here's why you should spend Valentine's Day at U.P. Fair

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: UP Fair Friday: Cosmos advocates for gender equality and empowerment and calls for a collective action towards acceptance of all through the power of music

Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro appointed as CHED executive director

Feb 11, 2020 - 1:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: As Executive Director, Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro will serve as head of the Commission Secretariat and will oversee the overall implementation and operations of the CHED Central and Regional Offices

Raffy Lerma, Mae Paner chosen in Global Initiative's Resilience Fellowship

Feb 06, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime chooses 10 fellows from around the world, including two from the Philippines, for their work tackling extrajudicial killings, human trafficking among others

Photos from Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

UPLB's Engineering Congress to tackle dev't of PH public transport system

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:16 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The congress is open to delegates who want to learn more about engineering and are passionate to improve the Philippine public transportation system

BPO firm Afni appoints new vice president for PH operations

Feb 04, 2020 - 12:36 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Khalid Khursheed assumes full responsibility for the operational oversight and performance of Afni programs in the Philippines

Librong LIRA launches Nick Pichay’s poetry book

Feb 03, 2020 - 12:23 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Nick Pichay’s book will be the sixth poetry book published by Librong LIRA

Photo courtesy of LIRA

DOST offers scholarships to grad students from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar

Feb 01, 2020 - 11:57 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Graduate students from the 3 ASEAN member states may pursue their masters and doctorate degrees in various fields of science and engineering at partner universities

Philippine Band of Mercy inaugurates new medical building

Jan 31, 2020 - 3:21 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine Band of Mercy's newest building was designed to accommodate the expansion of their ambulatory surgical programs

Philippine Band of Mercy: In the Service of the Child (photo taken during annual gift giving, held last December 12, 2019)

Two students from Mindanao’s conflict-affected area win first JICA video blog contest

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:24 AM

Students from Mindanao State University win the contest with their entry about witnessing the effect of the armed conflict in Marawi in 2017 and their wish for peace and solidarity in the city

U.P. IE Club to hold 4th Ergonomics Convention for PH inclusivity

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:38 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Ergonomics Convention of the University of the Philippines Industrial Engineering Club is a platform for high school and college students to brainstorm ideas for a more inclusive Filipino community