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PBBM to PNPA grads: Maximize technology to fight crime, serve

SILANG, CAVITE – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday called on the new graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) to maximize the use of technology for “smart policing, fire prevention, and penology.”

Marcos made the call during the 45th PNPA Commencement Exercises for the 223 cadets of the "Layag-Diwa” Class of 2024, as he acknowledged that they were shaped into “tech savvy and digital natives,” given that most of them were born “when the internet was no longer in its infancy.”

AFP intensifies cyber defense capabilities

MANILA – As hackers continue to attack government websites, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday said it is boosting its cyberdefense capabilities by investing in technology and personnel that could help neutralize the threat.

"The AFP is enhancing its cyber capabilities through a combination of modernization efforts and strategic investments in technology, training, and partnerships,” AFP spokesperson Col. Francel Margareth Padilla told Philippine News Agency on Thursday.

Dilapidated classrooms in poor, remote Moro village fixed

COTABATO CITY - Children of marginalized members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in a secluded barangay in Datu Montawal in Maguindanao del Sur now have newly rehabilitated classrooms that were ruined by floods and armed conflicts in recent years.

DENR-12 awards 250 land titles to beneficiaries during BPSF in Sultan Kudarat

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - A total of 250 land titles were awarded to beneficiaries by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 during the launching of Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) here on Sunday, February 25.

PBBM to gov’t troops: Be ‘peacemakers’ while serving as ‘war fighters’

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday called on the military to take a new approach in addressing internal conflict, encouraging them to become “peacemakers” while fighting rebel groups.

Speaking to troops during his visit to Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Marcos cited the need for the government forces to seek peace, as much as possible, to avoid possible armed conflict with insurgents.

DOLE issues pay rules for Chinese New Year holiday

MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Saturday reminded employers and employees that the “no work, no pay” policy will be implemented during the Chinese New Year holidays on Feb. 9 and 10, which have been both declared as special non-working days.

In Labor Advisory 01, series of 2024, the department advised employers to pay their employees the correct remuneration on those days.

TESDA 12 to give free basic bookkeeping seminar for SK treasurers

KORONADAL CITY - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-12) will conduct a 2-day free Basic Seminar for the Sangguniang Kabataan Treasurers on January 29-30, 2024 via the online platform.

This is in accordance with Republic Act 11768 or the Sanguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 which requires the SK treasurers to undergo Bookkeeping NC III to effectively perform their tasks in the barangay.

Sec. Teng to push “TESDA sa Barangay” program in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY – About 17,000 slots be up for grabs in the Soccsksargen Region’s 1,165 barangays as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Sec. Suharto Teng Mangudadatu.

The “TESDA sa Barangay” will commence during the opening quarter of 2024.

Mangudadatu is planning to open more programs in the barangay and to enhance trainers for more Technical Vocation programs.

NGCP statement on Panay power generation failure

NGCP’s mandate is confined to transmission of power from producers to grid-connected areas of the country.

As the transmission service provider, NGCP can only give an overview of the current supply and demand situation and endeavor to dispatch any and all available power. It cannot intervene on matters concerning power generation.

PBBM: Carry lessons of 2023, look forward to better 2024

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. enjoined Filipinos to embody the spirit of solidarity and contribute to development as he joins the nation in welcoming the new year.

Marcos said every new beginning is a time for reflection on past accomplishments, to move forward with the lessons learned, and to reinforce on the unity forged as a people.

“As a nation, we bid farewell to the challenges and triumphs of the past year and embrace a new dawn of opportunity and hope that heralds another fresh start for all,” the President said in his message released Sunday.

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