Naga City - 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit

City Mayor John Bongat, along with City Administrator Jun Mongoso, CEPPIO Chief Allen Reondanga, ACTO Chief Alec Santon, and Clarine Palomares Tobias, former president of the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, received the award for the city.

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) congratulates Naga City for being awarded as the Most Competitive Component City in the Philippines by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC). The City Government of Naga is working with CFO in the implementation of the Joint Migration and Development Initiative in Bicol. Moreover, Naga City’s online services are also pilot tested in CFO’s BaLinkBayan website.

Commission on Filipinos Overseas Signs Moa with Information and Communications Technology Office for Its Tech4ed Project

 Photo shows (L-R): MISD Director Romeo Rosas II, CFO Chairperson Sec. Imelda M. Nicolas, ICTO Executive Director Usec. Louis Napoleon Casambre and e-Society Office Deputy Executive Director Ms. Beatrice Quimson after signing the Memorandum of Agreement.

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 at the CFO Office. The MOA defines the support, cooperation and collaboration between ICTO and CFO especially with regards to the Technology for Economic Development (Tech4ED) Project, BaLinkBayan and Peso Sense Projects, respectively.

Philippines Makes Doing Business Easier

Starting a business simplified to 6 steps and 8 days; payroll-related payments reduced from 36 to 13

14 April 2015 Manila, Philippines—The Philippines today unveiled reforms simplifying the process of starting a business to 6 steps and 8 days, down from the existing set-up requiring 16 steps and 34 days. The government also announced e-government initiatives for accessible and convenient online transactions for payroll-related payments to Philhealth and Pag-IBIG, reducing the number of payments from 36 to 13 per year.

SSS to issue certifications for Taiwan-bound OFWs

The Social Security System (SSS) will issue certifications of application for the Unified Multipurpose (UMID) card of members seeking employment in Taiwan.

The certifications will be issued to help job seekers comply with the requirements for a Taiwanese working visa, pending the release of their UMID cards.