Best Nations for Doing Business: PHL is 82nd


ANILA, Philippines - The Philippines moved up eight places to rank 82nd out of 146 countries in Forbes' Best Countries for Business List for 2014, up from 90th in the previous year.

Forbes' list ranks nations based on 11 indicators: trade freedom, monetary freedom, property rights, innovation, technology, red tape, investor protection, corruption, personal freedom, tax burden and stock market performance.

P-Noy to Confer Presidential Awards to 33 Outstanding Overseas Filipinos and Organizations


is Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III will honor 33 distinguished and outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based organizations from 12 countries during the Awarding Ceremonies for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas on December 5, 2014 at the Malacañan Palace. In conferring the Awards, the President will be assisted by Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas, the Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

National Volunteer Month

Call for Participation


he culture of volunteerism is a proud legacy of the Filipinos as a people and as a nation. Service is our way of life, as the practice of bayanihan or mutual cooperation has long been instilled in our consciousness.

Over the years, volunteerism has become instrumental in improving the lives of the needy and marginalized. Volunteers who willingly devote their time and services to others serve as indispensable partners of the nation in the pursuit of social change.

PHL, Germany inks pact for Social Security

PHL, Germany inks pact for social security


ilipinos abroad are more assured of their protection after another bilateral agreement was signed, adding Germany to the list of countries that guarantee the payment of social security benefits to migrant workers.

Social Security System (SSS) President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr. said the Federal Government of Germany and the Philippines agreed to ensure equal protection for Filipino and German nationals working in each other’s country in a social security agreement (SSA) signed on September 19.

NYC Inks Pact with Commission on Filipinos Overseas for BaLinkBayan Project

cfo and nyc moa signing

Young Filipinos who are based overseas may now virtually take part in youth engagements in the Philippines through the BaLinkBayan Project of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

Through the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), the NYC website is linked with CFO’s BaLinkBayan portal and vice versa.