The Philippine Military Academy on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, presents the Top 10 awardees of Class Mabalasik 2019 composed of five women and five men. It is the first time in PMA history that five female cadets are on the Top 10 of the class. Dave Leprozo

Agency Converges for MSME Development - Top officials of TESDA and CDA meets for a trainer’s training and workshop on Value Chain Analysis (VCA) facilitated by DTI-CAR ARD Grace Baluyan, the participants presented a workshop output that tackles enabling business, empowering consumers and improvement of productivity and efficiency including the implementation of strategic MSME development program, increased access to financing and the full understanding of business regulation procedures like compliance to documentary requirements. Art Tibaldo

CHEDCAR kicked- off 25 years celebration with unity walk, sarihumpay and trade fair

Agency Converges for MSME Development - Top officials of TESDA and CDA meets for a trainer’s training and workshop on Value Chain Analysis (VCA) facilitated by DTI-CAR with the Provincial Directors and technical personnel of the converging agencies. The VCA approach is a management tool to help MSMEs improve their engagement with the government, their clients, community and all stakeholders. PD Juliet Lucas of DTI Mt. Province is shown presenting the coffee industry scenario where farmers can fully benefit from all stages of the production with the value chain approach. Art Tibaldo

CHEDCAR kicked- off 25 years celebration with unity walk, sarihumpay and trade fair

CHEDCAR kicked- off 25 years celebration with unity walk, sarihumpay and trade fair

Nation 12 May 2019

AFP raises red alert status for elections

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QUEZON CITY, May 11 (PIA) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is on red alert status , AFP chief of staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. said on Friday. 


AFP Chief of Staf Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, Jr. (center) and PNP chief Gen.. Oscar Albayalde (right) during the send-off ceremony of troops for the 2019 midterm polls. (Photo courtesy of AFP) 

"The AFP is on red alert status starting 8:00 am, May 10, in support to the Commission on Elections, and the Philippine National Police in the upcoming National and Local Elections," said Madrigal.

The AFP chief said the declaration ensures that all military personnel will be ready to act on emergency situations and thwart all possible threats that may arise.  

“We are ready to respond appropriately to ensure honest, orderly, and peaceful conduct of elections."

The AFP chief together with PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, and Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Commissioner Al Parreno formally sent off troops for the upcoming elections in a ceremony held at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City last Tuesday May 7, 2019. (PIA InfoComm/AFP)

By Jimmyley E. Guzman


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