This can be your all-in-one resource portal to Philippine government agencies and their websites.

Office Of The President

Republic of The Philippines Official Website

As of July 22 2010 there is almost nothing on this website.  The new president has just been sworn in and it appears the first thing they did was remove all the old content!  Wow Philippines.  I told you before, you’re going to a different planet.  It may be amusing to the Westerner but that doesn’t make your way better, just different.

The office of the President is often referred to as Malacañang or Malacañang Palace.
just like we refer to the White House in the USA when referring to the president or his administration.

Department of Tourism

Philippine Department of Tourism

Mission statement

shall be the primary government agency charged with the responsibility to encourage, promote, and develop tourism as a major socio-economic activity to generate foreign currency and employment and to spread the benefits of tourism to both the private and public sector.

The Dept of Tourism site, among other uses, is a good source for festivals occurring within the Philippines.

PAGASA  Philippine Weather

  Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

What a mouth full.   This is the website to go to if you want to know official status of typhoons and other weather information related to the Philippines.  It is a part of another Philippine government agency known as Philippine Department of Science and Technology or DOST.

Department of Science and Technology DOST

Department of Science and Technology


Provide central direction, leadership, and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure that the results there geared and utilized in area of maximum economic and social benefits for the people.

Department of Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board

Department of Housing

HLURB has the twin roles of enhancing and reinforcing rational housing and real estate service delivery via a triad of strategies namely; policy, planning and regulation. Such rules are enunciated and defined in Presidential Decrees (PD), Letters of Instruction (LOI), Republic Acts (RA), Executive Orders (EO), Office of the President Memorandum Circulars (OP-MC) and Batas Pambansa (BP).

The HLURB pursues activities to attain rational land use as specified in a number of directives.

This site would be helpful for those planning on operating a business within the Philippines.

Other Philippine Departmental Government Units

DOLE Philippine Department of Labor and Employment
Department of Education DepEd
Department of Public Works and Highways
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Health (DOH)
Department of Finance (DOF)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of National Defense (DND)
Department of The Interior and Local Government (DILG)
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Department of Agriculture (DA)
Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)
Philippine  Senate
Bureau of Customs

Spending some time on these sites you can learn a lot about the Philippines.  You can also hurt your brain.   It may be a good idea to hire an attorney within the Philippines should you go into business or have immigration concerns.