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NO MORE THREAT ASSESSMENT FOR JOURNOS TO HAVE GUNS

It is a welcome development to exclude media practitioners from getting threat assessment for firearms licenses, Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco said. In a radio interview, Sy Egco cited it takes time and a lot of effort to undergo a threat assessment to get a gun permit. […]

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DIGITAL RISE PROGRAM BOOSTS PH EDUCATION — DEPED

Committed to addressing the challenges in digital learning and education technology, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS), reported the milestones of its Digital Rise Program during the 2022 World Book and Copyright Day Celebration. “We have come a long way, and we have learned a lot from the […]

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INDONESIAN METAVERSE COMPANY TO INVEST $20M IN PH

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Jakarta met PT WIR Asia, TBK to discuss a plan by an Indonesia company active in the metaverse and augmented reality to deploy one of its subsidiaries in the Philippines with an initial projected investment of $20 million for […]

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DA LAUNCHES BLUEPRINT FOR PH FOOD SECTOR

As part of the 2022 National Farmer’s and Fisherfolk’s Month celebration, the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched the National Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization and Industrialization Plan (NAFMIP) 2021–2030 that shall serve as a directional plan for the sector’s growth in the coming years. “This Farmer’s and Fisherfolk’s Month, we recommit to ensuring that our economy […]

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DOT LAUNCHES ‘KEEP THE FUN GOING’ CAMPAIGN

The Department of Tourism (DOT) launched “Keep the Fun Going”– the second phase of the Save Our Spots (SOS) campaign — to encourage tourists to practice eco-friendly travel. The campaign builds on the gains of the SOS phase one that was launched in 2019 to educate travelers about becoming responsible tourists. “Keep the Fun Going” […]

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PROTECT BIODIVERSITY IN MINING AREAS – SAMPULNA

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim Sampulna has ordered the strengthening of measures to preserve terrestrial and marine biodiversity in areas where there are mining operations. In signing DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2022-04 or the “Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation and Protection in Mining Operations,” Sampulna said the order intends to provide guidelines […]

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ASF VAX TRIALS SHOW ENCOURAGING RESULTS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Assistant Secretary-designate for Livestock and Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Reildrin Morales, and Robina Farm Operations Director Dante Palabrica jointly announced the African swine fever (ASF) vaccine trial results during a press conference recently. “In the trial, no clinical signs associated with ASF disease were observed and minimal non-ASF related […]

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DPWH IMPROVES ILOILO’S R4 BYPASS ROAD – MERCADO

A newly-widened section of Metro Iloilo Radial Road or R-4 Bypass Road undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) now improves the transport of goods and services between neighboring towns in central Iloilo. DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado said that the widened road connects the towns of Santa Barbara, New Lucena, and Zarraga, and serves […]

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DTI ISSUES NEW SRP FOR BASIC ITEMS, PRIME GOODS

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issued the new Suggested Retail Prices (SRP) for basic necessities and prime commodities. The price guide of 218 SKUs under DTI’s jurisdiction was published in the Philippine Star on 11 May 2022. 136 Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) or 62% retained their 27 January 2022 SRP Bulletin prices, while […]

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DISPLAY THE PH FLAG PROPERLY – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) issued an advisory reminding accommodation establishments (AEs) to practice and observe proper procedures in displaying the Philippine flag within their premises. “Displaying our country’s flag is a sign of pride and patriotism as it reflects our loyalty and commitment to the Philippines,” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat stressed. “It should be […]