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PHILHEALTH EYES BETTER SERVICES FOR STAKEHOLDERS

As the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) nears the commemoration of its 28th anniversary, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel R. Ledesma Jr. on Monday said that PhilHealth would work with national leaders and stakeholders so that it could better fulfil its mandate to provide health insurance coverage and ensure affordable, acceptable, available and […]

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573 EXAMINEES TAKE FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER TEST

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) administered to a total of 573 examinees the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSC-FSO) yesterday, 5 February 2023, in 13 regions. This number represents 89.39% of the total registered examinees (641) from National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 1 to 11, and the Cordillera Administrative Region. CSC Chairperson Karlo […]

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VP SARA DUTERTE LAUNCHES DEPED’S MATATAG PROGRAM

Vice President and Secretary of Education Sara Durterte has launched MATATAG: Bansang Makabata, Batang Makabansa, to set the new direction of the agency and stakeholders in resolving basic education challenges. Addressing around 400 education stakeholders, led by no less than President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in attendance, Duterte laid down the challenges and recent accomplishments of DepEd, […]

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LOCAL ONIONS WORTH P2.5M SOLD THRU DA MARKET LINK

In line with his vision of increasing farmers’ and fishers’ income, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has directed the Department of Agriculture (DA) to directly link food producers to consumers and institutional buyers, thereby removing the middle men. In compliance with the President’s directive, the DA enhanced its market linkage initiative to assist farmers’ cooperatives and […]

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DPWH BUILDS BRIDGE TO LINK 2 BARANGAYS IN AURORA

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has facilitated improved mobility in Aurora Province by constructing a new bridge linking the communities of Barangay Dibut and Barangay Dibalo via Barangay Real in the Municipality of San Luis. In his report to DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan and Undersecretary Roberto Bernardo, DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller […]

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PCSO EYES HIKED CONTRIBUTION TO UHC WITH LOWER DST

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) could have up to an additional P2 billion to help more indigent Filipinos through higher contributions to the Universal Health Care (UHC) if the agency’s documentary stamp (DST) tax rate will be lowered to 10 percent. This was stressed by PCSO chairman Junie E. Cua during a recent hearing […]

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DA TO BOOST MARKET LINKS FOR AGRI PRODUCTS

In line with the standing order of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to enhance government support packages that will improve the lives of Filipino farmers and fishers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is intensifying market linkages through contract farming with hotels, restaurants, and other institutional buyers on the procurement of surplus harvests. The program will be […]

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DPWH PROTECTS BONGABON ONION FARMS FROM FLOODS

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has constructed a flood control structure along the Digmala River in the Municipality of Bongabon, Nueva Ecija to protect residential areas and farmlands from threats of inundation. DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan, based on submitted reports from DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller Tolentino, said that the flood […]

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FARMERS SELL P2.5M WORTH OF ONIONS TO KADIWA

In line with his vision of increasing farmers’ and fishers’ income, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered the Department of Agriculture (DA) to directly link food producers to consumers and institutional buyers, thereby removing the middle men. In compliance with the President’s directive, the DA enhanced its market linkage initiative to assist farmers’ cooperatives and […]

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DOT SUPPORTS PH DEV’T PLAN 2023-2028 – FRASCO

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco affirmed the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) commitment to take an active role in the realization of socioeconomic policies, strategies, and programs enclosed in the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 of the Marcos Administration. “While the tourism industry is just coming out of the pandemic that ravaged through all of the sectors […]