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MMDA BAGS FOI COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) bagged the Commitment to Excellence Award, under the Agency Category, for being the Freedom of Information Champion Hall of Famer, conferred by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). The FOI Hall of Fame – Commitment to Excellence Award is given to recipients of the FOI Champion Hall of Fame […]

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DIVE ESTABLISHMENT WORKERS NOW 95% VAXXED – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced the vaccination of 95.78 percent of tourism workers employed in accredited dive establishments across the Philippines, signaling the readiness of this niche market to the eventual reopening of the country to foreign visitors. Based on the latest data received from 105 Dive Establishments (DEs) and Liveaboards Dive Establishments (LDEs) […]

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DEPED P629-B 2022 BUDGET GETS SENATE OK — BRIONES

The Department of Education (DepEd) successfully defended its approved budget for 2022 amounting to P629.8 billion before the Senate of the Philippines. DepEd and its attached agencies are set to receive a P629.8 billion budget for its National Expenditure Program for 2022, 6% higher than its P595 billion budget in 2021 to primarily support the […]

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DTI’S SOCMED CAMPAIGN TO BOOST LOCAL BIZ — LOPEZ

#flexPHridays is a new call to action campaign by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to encourage Filipinos to support local businesses through the power of social media. For the past six years, the Philippines has been at the top of global charts as to the number of social media users and internet usage. […]

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DA GIVES 59,125 NUEVA ECIJA FARMERS CASH AID – DAR

A total of 59,125 rice farmers in Nueva Ecija will each receive P5,000 direct cash assistance through the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) Program launched in Cabanatuan City recently. The cash aid comes from the P7.6 billion excess tariff collection from rice imports in 2019 and 2020. Through the Rice Tariffication Law […]

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FTSC GEARS UP FOR PH POST-COVID BOOM — LOPEZ

The Foreign Trade Service Corps (FTSC) of the Department of Trade and Industry held its 2022 virtual planning conference recently as part of the group’s preparations of its work programs and activities as the Philippines prepares itself for increased economic activity post COVID-19 pandemic. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez reported that despite the pandemic, Philippines exports […]

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STOP POACHING AGARWOOD TREE SEEDS – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that while propagation of agarwood-producing species like Aquilaria malaccensis is allowed, it is however highly regulated and collecting its seeds directly in the wild is prohibited. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu issued the statement following the granting of Wildlife Culture Permit through the regional offices to certain […]

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LAGUNA LAKESHORE PROJECT STARTS DEC. 2021 – DPWH

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that the detailed engineering design (DED) for the proposed Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project (LLRN) will start in December 2021. This after DPWH Acting Secretary Roger Mercado with Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil Sadain, UPMO Roads Management Cluster 2 Project Director Sharif […]

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DEPED READING PROGRESS TOOL REACHES 23-M LEARNERS

The Department of Education (DepEd) shared that the Reading Progress Tool has reached more than 23 million learners and 950,000 teachers during the virtual launching of the 2021 National Reading Month recently. “Through the Reading Progress Tool, learners can record their own reading progress and gain a sense of independence in reading. Teachers can track the reading […]

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AGRITECTURE ASSURES FOOD SECURITY IN CITIES – DAR

The increasing per capita food consumption due to population growth — exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic — has caused the demand for basic food items to continuously rise. Another challenge faced by food producers is the decreasing hectarage and limited water resources devoted to agriculture. To resolve this quandary, people are now looking at incorporating […]