Tuesday, March 20, 2018

List : Bank schedules for Holy Week 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Most banks will be closed starting Maundy Thursday, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 1 while some are keeping select branches open for this year’s Lenten holidays or Holy week this 2018.

This list will be updated as banks announce their schedules.Bookmark this page for the operating hours of banks during Holy Week this year

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Maundy Thursday, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 1 - all BPI, BPI Family Savings Bank, and BPI Direct BanKo branches and kiosks will be closed
Monday, April 2 - back to regular operations

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank)
Maundy Thursday, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 1 - no check clearing, and only select Metrobank branches (listed here) will be open
Good Friday, March 30 - contact centers will be closed
Monday, April 2 - back to regular operations

China Banking Corporation (China Bank)
Maundy Thursday, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 1 - all China Bank and China Bank Savings branches will be closed
Monday, April 2 - back to regular operations

No advisory so far..

  • Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank)
  • Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)
  • Banco De Oro (BDO)
  • Security Bank
  • Philippine National Bank (PNB)
  • United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)
  • One Network Bank (ONB)
  • Union Bank
  • EastWest Bank
  • Maybank
  • Security Bank
  • China Bank

Check back this post soon as major banks have not yet released the schedule of their operations for the Holy Week.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Applications Now Open for 2018 Government Internship Program

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Home Development Mutual Fund (pag-IBIG), National Youth Commission, and Department of Public Works and Highways are now accepting applicants for the Government Internship Program (GIP) for calendar year 2018.

If you're a College graduate and have not been a beneficiary of the Government Internship Program (GIP), bring your resume and visit their regional offices!

Department of Social Welfare and Development (1,360 slots nationwide)


1. Open to individuals who are 18-25 years old, college level and high school graduates.

2.TESDA Certificate holders or Alternative Learning System certificate holders or holders of any similar certificate issued by the Department of Education or Commission on Higher Education.

3.Members of the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP), youth beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, and youth included in the Listahanan identified poor family will also be prioritized.

Interested applicants may apply at the DSWD Central Office in Batasan or at the  DSWD Regional Office nearest them

Your application is still subject for shortlisting as part of the whole hiring process. Personal appearance is required for filling out the application form. Deadline for submission of your filled-out GIP application forms will be on MARCH 19, 2018. Examination and Interview is on MARCH 21, 2018 for shortlisted applicants.

Department of Labor and Employment 

Deadline of Application: March 19, 2018


1. At least High School Graduate or Voc-Tech Graduate;
2. Between 18-30 years old;
3. No work experience; and
4. Individuals up to 35 years old may be accommodated as beneficiaries under exceptional circumstances, specifically in areas that are hardly-hit or stricken by disasters and natural calamities, such as typhoon, earthquake, and the like, including those man-made calamities.


- Transcript of Records for college students or Form 137 for high school graduates, or
- Certificate of Graduation in case of voc-tech graduates; and
- Certificate of Indigence from the Barangay.


o Salary is 75% of the existing minimum wage of the region where the beneficiary will be employed.
o Employment period shall be for a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of (6) months.
o Beneficiaries my be re-admitted for another period of six (6) months upon the recommendation of the partner institution.

Such recommendation contains:
a) performance rating or evaluation of the intern
b) needed skills of the intern for enhancement
c) intent to hire the GIP as a contractual, temporary or regular employee, subject to the willingness of intern and applicable Civil Service Rules and Regulations.
Personally submit your applications to the nearest DOLE Regional Offices (DOLE ROs). Click to see list of DOLE addresse: https://www.dole.gov.ph/pages/view/22

Pag-IBIG Fund (HDMF)

National Youth Commission

- The acceptance of application for the 2nd Batch of Government Internship Program (GIP) CY 2018 will start on March 5 - 9, 2018
- Applicants must be 18 – 25 years old and should not be previous beneficiaries of the program from NYC or other GIP implementing government agencies.
- Applicants who will be accepted will be assigned at the NYC head office located at 3rd Floor, West Insula Building, 135 West Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City.

There are two ways to apply:
a. Send us your resume & accomplished GIP application form (downloadable at: http://bit.ly/2oFpK8c) to gip@nyc.gov.ph and write this format as subject:
b. Personally visiting NYC head office.
For queries, you may contact 426-8899 / 426-8536 / 426-8479 and look for Ms. Nikki Dinaga of HR Unit.

Department of Public Works and Highways

Deadline for submission of Application and Requirements: - March 9, 2018
Schedule of Written Examination: - March 16, 2018 7:30 am– DPWH Multi-purpose Hall, 5th Floor


Start of Internship Program: - April 4, 2018


1. College students or out-of-school youths with minimum of second year college education;
2. Must be a first time GIP participant in the DPWH;
3. Eighteen (18) years of age on the date of Internship (April 4) but not more than twenty
three (23) years old;
4. Knowledgeable in MS Word/Excel;
5. One (1) Photocopy of Birth Certificate
6. Fully accomplished Bio-Data or Personal Data Sheet;
7. Two (2) original copies of 1”x1” recent ID pictures;
8. Must have passed the written examination; and
9. Must participate full time in the Government Internship Program.

Government Internship Program or GIP is a component of KABATAAN 2000 under Executive Order (EO) no. 139 s. 1993, which aims to provide opportunities and engage young workers to serve the general public in government agencies/entities projects and programs at the national and local level.

The main objective of GIP is to provide young workers, particularly the poor/indigent and young workers, opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service with the ultimate objective of attracting the best and the brightest who want to pursue a career in government service, particularly in the fields and disciplines related to labor and employment.

For the 2018 nationwide implementation, the GIP has a fund allocation of P10,565,400 for the stipend of accepted applicants enough for 30 working days of service.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Why Taiwan is Planning to Ban All Disposable Plastic Items by 2030

According to a report published by AFP, Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030.

The said move is being push by Taiwan government to cut waste and pollution after introducing a recycling programme and charges for plastic bags.

The island’s eco-drive has also extended to limiting the use of incense at temples and festivals to protect public health.

Its new plan will force major chain restaurants to stop providing plastic straws for in-store use from 2019, a requirement that will expand to all dining outlets in 2020.

The report added that consumers will have to pay extra for all straws, plastic shopping bags, disposable utensils and beverage cups from 2025, ahead of a full ban on the single-use items five years later, according to the road map from the government’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).

“We aim to implement a blanket ban by 2030 to significantly reduce plastic waste that pollutes the ocean and also gets into the food chain to affect human health,” said Lai Ying-ying, an EPA official supervising the new programme.

According to Lai, a Taiwanese person on average uses 700 plastic bags annually. The EPA aims to reduce the number to 100 by 2025 and to zero by 2030.

The government has already banned free plastic shopping bags in major retail outlets including supermarkets and convenience stores, expanding the move to smaller businesses including bakeries and drinks kiosks from this year.

© Agence France-Presse
Photo credit : Buzzworthy

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to avail Height Waiver from NCIP/NCMF | Requirements & Application Process

The height waiver is granted for applicants of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and so on who do not meet the height requirements. The following conditions should be met:

1. The height for initial appointment to the PNP may be waived only when the number of qualified applicants falls below the approved national;/regional quota;

2. The NAPOLCOM en banc may grant height waiver to a member of an indigenous group within the region as certified by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA);

3. Waiver of the height requirement may granted to a male applicant who is 1.57m and a female applicant who is 1.52m. A lower height requirement may be set for applicants belonging to an indigenous group as certified by the NCIP.

Availability of Service:
Monday to Friday; 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. without noon break

Who May Avail of the Service:
Certified members of the Indigenous Peoples / Muslim Filipinos

                        Male: At least  1 and 57 centimeters (1.57 m)
                        Female: At least 1 meter and 52 centimeters (1.52)


  • Application letter with contact number  addressed to Regional Director (RD)
  • Original copy of Certificate of Confirmation (COC) issued by National Commission for Indigenous Peoples/ National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCIP/CMF)
  • Authenticated copy of Information Index, Geneology, Birth Certificate & other attachments submitted to NCIP/NCMF
  • 2”x2” colored photo with white background & name tag

How to avail of the service re : Height Waiver from NCIP/NCMF

1. Submits letter of application and complete requirements to the office of Secretariat, Height Waiver Committee (HWC).

2. Pays the Legal Fee of P100 to collection officer.

3.Submits to height measurement

4. Wait for the interview notification from the agency thru text or call.

5. Submits to interview to HWC - composed of Asst. Regl. Director; Chief, Administrative Division; and  Chief, Regional Personnel Records, and Management, National Capital Region Police Office (RPRMD, NCRPO).

6. Wait as the Committee deliberates and prepare a resolution for signature for your height waiver. The Secretariat will prepare 4 copies of your HW certificate and forwards it to Office of the Regional  (RD), together with the Resolution for consideration.After then, the Regional Director receives and evaluates the Recommendation of HWC and approves or denies the application for height waiver.
7. Receives the HW certificate, with three (3) copies &  Resolution.

What are the factors to be considered in the grant of waivers?

1. Outstanding accomplishments or possession of special skills in law enforcement, police work, martial arts, marksmanship and similar skills;

2. Special talents in the field of sports, music, and others; and Extensive experience or training in training in forensic science and other technical services.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Latest PCG Aptitude Battery Test Schedule

Manila, Philippines - The  Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will announce soon the upcoming nationwide and massive Aptitude Battery Test schedule for CY 2018.

The PCGABT will be conducted for all qualified applicants. Exam venue and dates will be posted here once available from PCG.


  • Natural Born Citizen
  • Good Moral Character
  • Single
  • 18 - 26 years old for NON-OFFICER
  • 21 - 26 years old for OFFICER
  • 5'0 for both Male and Female applicants
  • Physically and Mentally  Fit for Training
  • At least 72 Units in College for Non-Officer
  • Baccalaureate Degree holder for Officer and with skills
  • Relevant to the functions of Coast Guard

Following are the INITIAL REQUIREMENTS upon Examination:

  •  NSO Birth Certificate (Certified True Copy)
  • Transcript of Records (TOR), (Certified True Copy)
  • Diploma (Certified True Copy)
  • 2x2 ID Picture (White Background)
  • 1 Long White Folder
  • Pencil
  • Blue Ballpen

Application Procedures

Application forms must be submitted personally by the applicant to the designated PCG recruitment center for initial screening and actual examination day.

On the day of the examinations, prospective applicants are instructed to come in casual attire, bringing with them a ballpen and a pencil as well as the initial requirements like the NSO issued Birth Certificate, Transcript of Records, Diploma, 2 pieces of 2x2 ID pictures and PRC license for those who aspire to the commissioned officers position.

Those who pass the initial screening are to take the PCG Aptitude Test, and those who pass can be a step closer to realizing their dreams.

You may submit your requirements to the following Coast Guard Districts for initial interview:

Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon (CGDNCR-CL)
Muelle Dela Industria, Farola Compound, Binondo, Manila
Telephone: (02) 243-0474 / 243-0465 / 245-7056

Coast Guard District Central Eastern Visayas (CGDCEV)
Address: Arellano Boulevard,Cebu City
Telephone: (032) 416-6208

Coast Guard District South Western Mindanao (CGDSWM)
Address: Port Area, Zamboanga City
Telephone: (062) 993-1004

Coast Guard District Palawan (CGDPAL)
Address: Barangay Liwanag, Port Area, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Telephone: (048) 433-2974

Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog (CGDSTL)
Address: Sta. Clara, Batangas City
Telefax: (043) 300-2949

Coast Guard District Western Visayas (CGDWV)
Address: Bo. Obrero, Iloilo City
Telefax: (033) 337-6029

Coast Guard District Northern Luzon (CGDNLZ)
Address: Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union
Telefax: (072) 700-4474

Coast Guard District South Eastern Mindanao (CGDSEM)
Address: KM -10 Sasa Wharf, Davao City
Telefax: (082) 235-0002

Coast Guard District Bicol (CGDBCL)
Address: Naval Base Rawis, Legaspi City
Telefax: (052) 820-6346

Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao (CGDNM)
Address: Corrales Extension, Macabalan, Cagayan De Oro, City

Telefax: (088) 231-6634

Do you have what it takes to become Philippine Coast Guard? Join now and make a difference!

Thursday, January 04, 2018

2018 NAPOLCOM PNP Extrance and Promotional Exam Schedule

The schedule for this year's Philippine National Police Extrance and Promotional exam is yet to be announced soon by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Applicants through their general information website.

The National Police Commission usually conducts two sets of police examinations twice a year, one for those who are already in the police service (promotional), and another for those aspiring to enter the Philippine National Police (PNP entrance).

The PNP ENTRANCE EXAMINATION is open to all Filipino citizens who meet the age, height, and educational requirements. Click here to view the General Qualifications

The PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS are open exclusively to all qualified uniformed members of the PNP who meet the minimum qualification standards for examination in terms of rank and eligibility.  Click here to view the Qualification Standards

Applicants shall utilize the on-line system to request the Regional Office for their schedule on the filing of examination application. Applicants will personally appear at the NAPOLCOM Regional Office on the date assigned to them, with their printed on-line confirmation letter and other required documents, for further evaluation.


Date of Exam: April 22, 2018

Online Application Scheduling of Entrance Exam: January 29 - February 2, 2018 (the system will be available at 12NN January 29, 2018 onwards) 


Date of Exam: April 22, 2018

Period of On-line Application Scheduling for the Police Officer Exam: February 5 - 9, 2018 (the system will be available at 12NN February 5, 2018 onwards)

Period of On-line Application Scheduling for the SPO, INSP and SUPT Exam: February 12 - 16, 2018 (the system will be available at 12NN February 12, 2018 onwards)

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

AFPSAT Results December 13 to 15 - Zamboanga City

The Army Recruitment Office of Mindanao or AROMIN had released the results of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Aptitude (AFPSAT) conducted from last December 13 to 15 which was administered by the Philippine Army at 54EBDE,PA, ZAMBOANGA CITY

The announcement of result was posted at the Easterm Mindanao Command Facebook page last week.

Below are the masterlist of examinees with score, grade and remarks.

Congrats to all passers! You're one step closer to your dreams as aspirant soldier of the republic!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

List: Canceled Domestic flights for Dec 22, 2017 due to Storm Vinta

The following December 22 flights are cancelled by Philippine Airlines & Cebu Pacific due to heavy rains and strong winds expected in parts of Visayas and Mindanao due to Tropical Storm "Vinta."

Philippine Airlines
- PR 2397/2398 Cebu - Surigao - Cebu
- PR 2929/2930 Cebu - Camiguin - Cebu
- PR 2893/2894 Cebu - Ozamiz - Cebu
- PR 2295/2296 Cebu - Cagayan - Cebu
- PR 2374/2375 Cebu - Siargao - Cebu
- PR 2557/2558 Manila - Dipolog - Manila
- PR 2967/2968 Manila - Butuan - Manila
- PR 2889/2890 Manila - Ozamiz - Manila
- PR 2959/2960 Manila - Cotabato - Manila
- PR 2519/2520 Manila - Cagayan de Oro - Manila
- PR 2361/2362 Cebu - Butuan - Cebu
- PR 2313/2314 Cebu - Cagayan de Oro - Cebu
- PR 2315/2316 Cagayan de Oro - Davao - Cagayan de Oro
- PR 2372/2373 Davao - Tagbilaran - Davao
- PR 2521/2522 Manila - Cagayan de Oro - Manila
- PR 2525/2526 Manila - Cagayan de Oro - Manila

The flag carrier said flight PR251 / 2522 Manila - Cagayan de Oro - Manila will have replacement flights on Saturday.

Cebu Pacific
- DG 6851 / DG 6582 - Cebu-Siargao-Cebu
- DG 6853 / DG 6854 - Cebu-Siargao-Cebu
- DG 6885 / DG 6896 - Cebu-Siargao-Cebu
- DG 6901 / DG 6902 - Cebu-Siargao-Cebu
- DG 6951 / DG 6952 - Cebu-Tandag-Cebu
- DG 6925 / DG 6926 - Cebu-Butuan-Cebu
- 5J 791 / 5J 792 - Manila-Butuan-Manila
- 5J 785 / 5J 786 - Manila-Butuan-Manila
- 5J 793 / 5J 794 - Manila-Butuan-Manila
- DG 6690 / DG 6691 - Cebu-Camiguin-Cebu
- DG 6532 / DG 6533 - Davao-Dumaguete-Davao
- DG 6537 - Cagayan de Oro-Dumaguete-Cagayan de Oro
- DG 6536 - Cagayan de Oro-Dumaguete-Cagayan de Oro
- DG 6785 - Cagayan de Oro- Tagbilaran-Cagayan de Oro
- DG 6784 - Cagayan de Oro- Tagbilaran-Cagayan de Oro
- 5J 397 / 5J 398 - Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
- 5J 383 / 5J 384 - Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
- 5J 379 / 5J 380 - Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
- 5J 391 / 5J 392 - Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
- 5J 385 / 5J 386 - Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
- 5J 389 / 5J 390 - Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
- 5J 695 / 5J 696 - Iloilo-Cagayan de Oro-Iloilo
- DG 6715 / DG 6718 - Cebu-Cagayan de Oro-Cebu
- DG 6719 / DG 6720 - Cebu-Cagayan de Oro-Cebu
- DG 6717 / DG 6722 - Cebu-Cagayan de Oro-Cebu
- DG 6724 - Cebu-Cagayan de Oro-Cebu
- DG 6738 - Davao-Cagayan de Oro
- DG 6302 / DG 6303 - Cagayan de Oro-Caticlan-Cagayan de Oro

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