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RIDE BIKES, HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu expressed hope the use of bicycles as a means of public transportation will continue even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, citing its potential to fight climate change. “With COVID-19, we have rediscovered the benefits of cycling and walking—saving money, getting fit, and helping to reduce pollution and mitigate climate change. […]

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DTI, UNDP LAUNCH PPE ONLINE PLATFORM – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines, inaugurated the Enhanced Manufacturing of Protective Wear and Equipment for COVID-19 Response in the Philippines (or EMPOWER PH) project, a collaborative online platform that will connect various stakeholders and manufacturers to facilitate and accelerate the production […]

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MMDA BAGS HALL OF FAME IN 2020 FOI AWARDS – LIM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was elevated to the Hall of Fame for winning the Freedom of Information (FOI) Champion Award for three consecutive years under the Agency Category conferred by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). The FOI Awards is an annual event which aims to recognize the remarkable contributions of government offices […]

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TF YOLANDA, NHA TURN OVER 1,354 HOUSES IN CAPIZ

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the online turnover of free housing units to beneficiaries in Pilar, Capiz last December 1, 2020 in coordination with Task Force Yolanda, the National Housing Authority and local government leaders under the Yolanda Permanent Housing Project for Region 6. Nograles heads the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Unified Implementation and […]

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GOV’T LAUNCHES ‘AGRI-NEGOSYO PARA SA OFWS’ – DAR

Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will have new livelihood opportunities after five national government agencies united for the virtual signing of the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) to implement integrated programs and services in agribusiness. The JMC covers the programs, projects, services, and initiatives of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), […]

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DOT WELCOMES BACK BALIKBAYANS, KIN TO PH

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the ratification of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 85 which includes the provision on allowing balikbayans’ entry to the Philippines.Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said that allowing entry of balikbayans or former Filipino citizens into the country during the holidays is a great […]

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SURALLAH-GENSAN BYPASS ROAD 95% COMPLETE – VILLAR

Public Works and Highways Mark Villar said that the P3.4-billion Surallah-T’boli-San Jose-General Santos City Road is on track with ongoing civil works already reaching 95 percent accomplishment. Citing reports from DPWH Region 12 Director Basir Ibrahim, Villar explained that the multi-year project involves the construction of a 66.69-kilometer, two-lane concrete road, two bridges, with provision […]

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DTI, DOH TO SET COVID-19 TEST PRICE RANGE – LOPEZ

The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) signed the Joint Administrative Order (JAO) for setting the price range for Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Reaction (RT-PCR) Testing for COVID-19. The JAO is pursuant to Executive Order No. 118 of President Rodrigo Duterte that ordered agencies to implement a price range for COVID-19 […]

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CAGAYAN RIVER NEEDS DREDGING – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is eyeing immediate dredging and strict enforcement of the 20-meter easement rule along the Cagayan River to avoid a repeat of massive flooding that submerged the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses. Cimatu’s plans for the Cagayan River received a warm reception from four governors and […]

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FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES NEED DUTERTE OK — BRIONES

The Department of Education (DepEd) will only allow the conduct of face-to-face (F2F) classes after the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). This is the pronouncement of Secretary Leonor Briones in a virtual press briefing in Malacañang, clarifying that no face-to-face classes is still the standing […]