Category Archives: Government

Philippines and Moldova: 27 Years of Diplomatic Relations

  Today, March 30, we celebrate 27 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations  between the Philippines and Moldova. The Philippines established diplomatic relation with Moldova in 1992. There are around six Filipinos in Moldova as of May 2018. Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Romania to the… Read More »

Salient Features of the Social Security Act of 2018

  What are the salient features of the Social Security Act of 2018? New Contribution rate and Monthly Salary Credit Mandatory OFW Coverage Unemployment/Involuntary Separation Benefit Contribution Penalty Condonation Program New Contribution rate and Monthly Salary Credit There will be a gradual increase in contribution to further strengthen the SSS funds. Starting April 2019, the new contribution table… Read More »

Start of Campaign Period for Local Candidates

Comelec has given notice to all candidates and parties for the May 13, 2019 National and Local elections. The Commission on Elections reminds candidates to immediately remove all prohibited forms of election propaganda at least 72 hours before start of the campaign period. Otherwise, said candidate or party shall be presumed to have committed the pertinent election offense… Read More »

Where are the smoke free zones in the Philippines?

  Pursuant to Executive Order No.26 and Republic Act No.9211, The following areas and places are smoke free zones. School, Colleges, and Universities Centers of Youth Activities (playground and other recreational facilities for minors) Health Center, Clinic, Private and Public Hospitals Food Preparation Areas Fire Hazard (gas station) Elevators and Stairwells Airport and Ship Terminals Train and Bus… Read More »

Comprehensive Air Traffic Service Course Batch 14 now open for applicants

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will be launching its Comprehensive  Air Traffic Service Course batch 14 (CATS 14) this year to recruit young and competent men  and women who aspire to be part of the country’s elite line of Air Traffic Management Officers (ATMOs). The entry-level monthly salary is Php 50,000. For further inquiries, applicants may… Read More »