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DENR NABS ONLINE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE SELLER — CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu warned illegal wildlife traders who are using the internet to attract buyers that their activities are being monitored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). “Mobility restrictions may cause some deterrence to our wildlife enforcers, but these shall not stop them from implementing environmental laws to protect our natural […]

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NKTI GETS 1ST MODULAR DIALYSIS FACILITY – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways has formally turned-over the first off-site modular hemodialysis facility completed at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI). Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark Villar said that the project was conceived by the formed Task Force for Augmentation of Local/National Health Facilities and the NKTI Management for the COVID-19 […]

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PORK IMPORT TARIFF RATES GET SENATE OK – DAR

The President’s economic team has reached a compromise with the Senate on the issues of pork import tariff rates and minimum access volume (MAV). The Senate has accepted the economic team’s recommendation that the tariff rates under Executive Order (EO) No. 128 be modified. Economic team members and Agriculture Secretary William Dar, in discussions with […]

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NOGRALES HAILS CAGAYAN VALLEY AGRI YIELD AMID COVID

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles revealed the government’s anti-hunger and COVID-19 responses during the second leg of Kasama sa Pamana: Regional Pre-SONA Series in an event at Peñablanca, Cagayan last May 5, 2021.This was part of the preparations for President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and last State of the Nation Address on July 2021 being led by […]

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DA TIGHTENS INSPECTION OF IMPORTED FOOD ITEMS

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has ordered the intensified and stricter implementation of border inspection and control procedures to ensure an optimum level of food safety on all imported food items and other agri-fishery related products. “It is incumbent for all regulatory agencies and bureaus of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to implement established sanitary and […]

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150 TOURISM WORKERS VACCINATED ON LABOR DAY – DOT

Some 150 frontline personnel of quarantine hotels were among the hundreds of workers who were vaccinated against COVID-19 in the symbolic vaccination of laborers that is part of the government’s celebration of Labor Day. The Department of Tourism (DOT) said the vaccination of these tourism frontliners is part of the preparation for the next phase […]

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MORE INVESTMENTS, TRADE FROM EUROPE SEEN – LOPEZ

The Philippines is eyeing significant investments from Europe, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said during a virtual investment roadshow recently, dubbed as “Make It Happen In the Philippines: A Forum on the Philippines’ Role in your Business,” targeting European companies. “It is still a good time to do business in the country despite the pandemic,” Lopez […]

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UPLB JOINS LIST OF VACCINATION CENTERS – DE VERA

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) responded to the call of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to join the growing list of higher education institutions (HEIs) offering their school facilities as vaccination centers. Immediately after CHED and the Union of the Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) released its joint statement calling […]

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465K DISPLACED TOURISM WORKERS TO GET CASH AID

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced that 465,530 tourism workers nationwide who have turned jobless because of the pandemic have been approved to receive cash assistance under the DOT-DOLE Cash Assistance Program of the Bayanihan 2 amounting to P2,327,650,000. Of this number, 39,429 are from the National Capital Region (NCR); 26,908 from Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR); […]

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DENR TO SUE SHIPOWNER FOR MANILA BAY WASTE DUMPING

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be issuing a Notice of Violation against the owner of MV Sarangani after it was identified as the source of the untreated wastewater that was dumped in Manila Bay. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu visited the priority area of the Manila Bay rehabilitation where he discussed the incident […]