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SAGAY, BAGO IN TOP ‘GREEN DESTINATIONS’ LIST

The cities of Bago and Sagay in Negros Occidental have made it to the world’s Top 100 “Green Destinations” list for 2022, a recognition given by the Green Destinations Foundation based in The Netherlands. The two cities, being featured for their sustainability stories, are among the only three places in the Philippines listed this year […]

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BALANGIGA BELLS TO BOOST TOURISM IN EASTERN SAMAR

The local government of Balangiga, Eastern Samar is pushing for more effective promotion of the Balangiga Bells, which were returned to the town in 2018 after it was taken as war booty more than a century ago. Mayor Dana Flynch De Lira is hopeful that since travel restriction has been eased, tourist arrival will increase […]

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DPWH OPENS REPAIRED QUIRINO TOWN ROAD

The 1.83-kilometer road rehabilitation project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Nagtipunan, Quirino will provide safer and more convenient travel to and from the town proper. In her report to DPWH Manuel Bonoan, DPWH Region 2 Director Loreta Malaluan said that the preservation works along Junction Abbag-Nagtipunan-Nueva Vizcaya Road via Dupax […]

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DOE AWARDS 998 RENEWABLE ENERGY CONTRACTS

The Department of Energy (DOE) reported it awarded a total of 998 renewable energy (RE) contracts as of June 2022, with investments amounting to P270.8 billion. DOE said the RE contracts have a total installed capacity of 5,460.59 megawatts and a potential capacity of 61,613.81 MW. The biggest investments were in solar energy, which amounted […]

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FRASCO GETS CA NOD AS TOURISM SECRETARY

The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed the ad interim appointment of the Department of Tourism (DOT), Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, following the endorsement made by the CA Committee on Tourism and Economic Development. “At this time when our country’s tourism is trying to get back up from the devastating effects of the pandemic, we need […]

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SIM REGISTRATION BILL GETS SENATE OK – POE

The Senate again gave its nod to the bill requiring the registration of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) to curb mobile-phone-aided crimes in the country. Senate Bill (SB) No. 1310 or the proposed “SIM Registration Act” hurdled the upper chamber on the third and final reading with 20 affirmative votes, and no negative votes or abstention […]

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SENATE HONORS FALLEN BULACAN RESCUERS

The Senate honored the lives of five rescuers who perished while responding to flood-hit villages in San Miguel, Bulacan at the height of Typhoon Karding (international name “Noru”). The Senate adopted Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 233, filed by Senator Bong Revilla, in consideration of SRNs 234, 235, 238, 240, and 241 filed by Senator Robin […]

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AIM FOR PROACTIVE, NOT REACTIVE GOV’T – TOLENTINO

The Adaptive Governance and Innovation for Local Executives Program, otherwise known as “AGILE,” introduced its Indicative Course Program to the local chief executives of the Philippines. Senator Francis Tolentino spearheaded the program early this year in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy – […]

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Must Read: Practical Considerations for Political Strategists (Updated)

By Xander Sigua and the ISTRATEHIYA Electoral Campaigns Team Are you a political officer, or do you work for somebody planning to run for senator? Is he or she already a senator, and running for reelection? Is he or she presently occupying a different post, in the public or private sector, and planning to run […]

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IKOT.PH SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESSES

The pandemic has caught everybody unprepared, and this is an understatement. Truth be told, nobody can ever prepare for a global health crisis of this unexpected magnitude. Previous warnings were mostly dismissed or ignored as doomsday scenarios, and were rarely taken seriously enough by the powers that be. So, here we are now, living in […]