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DENR WILDLIFE TASK FORCE WINS UN AWARD – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu cited the inter-agency task force Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife or POGI for winning the prestigious Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards given by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Cimatu said the award is “a testimony of the continuing commitment of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) […]

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COCONUT TRUST FUND LAW A GAME-CHANGER – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar welcomes the signing by President Rodrigo Duterte of Republic Act No. 11524, or the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act (CFITF), saying the law will pave way for the efficient use of the multi-billion-peso coconut levy to uplift the livelihood of millions of farmers and sustain the development of the […]

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PH MANUFACTURING SECTOR REMAINS STEADY – LOPEZ

Fresh off a 25-month high in January, the Philippine manufacturing sector output remained steady in February, according to a survey conducted by IHS Markit.   The Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) for the country sustained its figure at 52.5, still above the benchmark of 50 that distinguishes expansion from contraction. IHS Markit said operations inched up […]

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DOT OPENS MORE SAFE TRAVELS STAMP APPLICATIONS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has opened the application for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp to all DOT-accredited accommodation establishments (AEs) and tourism destinations that are open to local tourists. “With uniform travel protocols expected to stimulate domestic travel, the need for more establishments for leisure will arise,” DOT Secretary […]

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DPWH HIRES 1,013 ENGINEERS FOR ‘BBB’ PROGRAM

The Build, Build, Build (BBB) program of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte not only builds roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure to spur economic development but also provides Filipinos with employment opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Works Secretary Mark Villar announced that 1,013 engineer positions co-terminus with the BBB Program were filled-up nationwide […]

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MMDA CHAIRMAN ABALOS GETS SINOVAC VACCINE

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos is among the first to get inoculated as the government rolls out its vaccination program against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Abalos was vaccinated with the Coronavac vaccine made by China-based drug maker Sinovac Biotech at the Philippine General Hospital along with PGH director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, vaccine […]

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NEA DIRECTS POWER CO-OPS TO SUPPORT TRANSCO

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) instructed electric cooperatives (ECs) serving the off-grid areas to ensure the smooth transition of their system operator functions to the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo). This, after the Department of Energy (DOE), in a memorandum issued by Secretary Alfonso Cusi on February 4, mandated TransCo to “serve as an off-grid system […]

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NOGRALES, PARTNERS BRING FOOD PACKS TO MARAWI

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, together with private sector partners from Pilipinas Kontra Gutom and Rise Against Hunger, distributed free food packs to residents of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 as part of the Duterte administration’s nationwide effort to fight hunger, poverty and child malnutrition. Lanao del Sur is among […]

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NOGRALES, TF-YOLANDA DISTRIBUTE HOUSES IN ANTIQUE

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the turnover ceremony of 1,000 completed housing units to beneficiaries in Antique last February 26, 2021, as part of the Duterte administration’s efforts to complete its commitments to Typhoon Yolanda victims. The turnover was made in coordination with Task Force Yolanda, the National Housing Authority and LGU officials. Nograles heads […]

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NOGRALES CONVENES CARAGA TF TO CHECK AURING DAMAGE

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the convening of the 1st quarter meeting of the Caraga Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) on Wednesday, 24 February 2021 to assess the damage brought by Typhoon Auring, inquiring likewise into the readiness of local government units (LGUs) in implementing the government’s vaccination program and […]