Category Archives: Government

On this day, September 20

  On this day, September 20, in 2017, the Philippines signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City, USA. During the signing, Foreign Affairs Sec. Alan Peter S. Cayetano called on nuclear-weapon States to join the international community in making the world a safer place. He added… Read More »

On this day, September 19

  On this day, September 19, in 1991, Republic Act No. 7157 or the “Philippine Foreign Service Act” was enacted. This law aims to strengthen PH Foreign Service by enhancing the skills & competencies of the Career Foreign Service Corps, ensuring meritorious promotions in the Foreign Service & upgrading the salaries & allowance of foreign service personnel in… Read More »

On this day, September 16

  On this day, September 16, in 1987, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted in Montreal, Canada. The Philippines ratified the Protocol in 1991.   1975 On this day, September 16, we celebrate 44 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The Philippines established… Read More »

On this day, September 11

  On this day, September 11, in 1956, the Pangasinan-born, English-language novelist, Carlos Bulosan passed away from bronchopneumonia in Seattle, USA. He is best known for his semi-autobiography, “America is in the Heart.”   1917 On this day, September 11, in 1917, the kleptocrat and dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the 10th President of the Philippines, was born in Sarrat,… Read More »

Civil Service Month

  September is Civil Service Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 1050 signed on July 31, 1997, by then-President Fidel V. Ramos. This year’s theme, “Upholding integrity and building a high trust society” The Civil Service Commission, as the central personnel agency of the government, shall establish a career service and adopt measures to promote morale, efficiency, integrity,… Read More »