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PH EXPORTS HIT $19.4B IN Q1 2022 – LOPEZ

Philippine exports hit the highest quarterly record in the last six years at $19.4B in the first quarter of 2022, increasing by 9.8% as compared to the same period last year based on the preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). From 2017 to 2020, first-quarter export levels hovered around $16B. This record was […]

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MMDA LAUNCHES 2022 ART CONTEST – ARTES

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is inviting Filipino artists to participate in the 2022 MMDA National Art Competition for a chance to showcase their creativity and talent through drawing, painting, and other artistic forms. MMDA Chairman Romando Artes said the National Art Competition is a great opportunity for artists across the country to create and […]

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DPWH BUILDS 6 FOOTBRIDGES IN MOUNTAIN PROVINCE

The mountainous community of Barangay Betwagan in the Municipality of Sadangan, Mountain Province is now better connected by six footbridges built and improved by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado, based on reports from Mountain Province 1st District Engineer Januario Grande, said that the project included construction and rehabilitation […]

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SUBSIDY TO RICE FARMERS RESUMES AFTER POLLS – DAR

A total of P142.5 million worth of farm machinery were distributed among 71 farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Nueva Ecija under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund’s (RCEF) Mechanization Program. The RCEF, made possible through the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), aims to improve rice production in the country by distributing seeds and […]

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15 PH UNIVERSITIES AMONG BEST WORLD UNIVERSITIES

Fifteen Philippine universities are now among the best higher education institutions (HEIs) in the world according to the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. This year’s ranking showed a 300% increase in the number of ranked Philippine universities, from only five last year to 15 universities this year. Ateneo de Manila University is the […]

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75% OF TOURISM WORKERS NOW VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that 75.39% or 236,714 of the total active tourism workers in the country are now vaccinated against COVID-19. “We will not stop until we achieve 100% vaccination for all our active tourism workers,” said Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat. Romulo-Puyat expressed her satisfaction with the latest vaccine numbers as she […]

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BORACAY REHABILITATION WORK TO CONTINUE – SAMPULNA

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which heads the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), has expressed hope that the municipal government of Malay will sustain the gains of the Boracay rehabilitation as the task force’s term ends in June. “We are all excited to complete the rehabilitation of Boracay. But we cannot allow […]

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BRIONES SALUTES DEPED REGION 10 OFFICIALS

Education Secretary Leonor Briones lauded the hard work and determination of the Department of Education (DepEd) field officials in implementing the agency’s initiatives during the Gawad Parangal Handog ng DepEd Rehiyon Diyes recently. “We know that the role of the field officials at the Department is significant because you are the ones implementing the policies […]

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ANTHEM TO EXPAND INVESTMENTS IN PH – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez discussed the preparations for the expansion of a leading New York-based IT-BPM in the healthcare sector, Anthem, Inc., with its Diversified Business Group COO Rajat Puri and Strategic Operations Head Stella Aquino.  Lopez reaffirmed the country’s continuing advantages as an Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) investment […]

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DPWH REPAIRS HIGHWAY IN MUNAI, LANAO DEL NORTE

Farmers and local traders in Barangay Cadulawan in Munai, Lanao del Norte are now reaping the benefits of the rehabilitated Bacolod-Madalum Highway, especially in transporting local products from their farmlands to commercial hubs. Citing a report from DPWH Region 10 Director Zenaida Tan, DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado said that reconstructing and maintaining damaged roads as […]