On This Day, May 12

On this day, May 12, in 1964 the Philippines established diplomatic ties with the European Economic Community (EEC). The European Economic Community was a regional organization which aimed to bring about economic integration among its member states. It was created by the Treaty of Rome of 1957. Upon the formation of the European Union in … Read more

What documents are free of charge under the First Time Job Seekers Act?

First Time Job Seekers Act (Republic Act 11261) exempts first-time job seekers from paying for documents they need to submit to potential employers. Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the recent signing of the First-time Jobseekers Assistance Act (RA 11261) which waives government fees and charges on documents needed by first-time jobseekers for their employment. Under the … Read more

On This Day, May 10

  On this day, on May 10, 1956, the Reparations Agreement between the Philippines and Japan was signed in Manila. Under the agreement, $550-million worth of Japanese goods and services will be delivered to The Philippines, as Japan’s reparation and settlement of claims for damages caused by World War II.   1897 On this day … Read more

On This Day, May 8

On this day, May 8,  in 1570, Spanish conquistadors Martin de Goiti and Juan de Salcedo, nephew of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, arrived in the Kingdom of Maynilad from Panay while on a mission to explore the northern portion of the Philippines. The local rulers, Rajah Matanda and his nephew Rajah Sulayman welcomed and engaged … Read more