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ALBAY IS 1ST PAFES IN BICOL REGION – DAR

The Albay provincial local government unit (LGU) accepted the challenge of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to pilot the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) in the Bicol Region. Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara, and DA-Bicol Regional Field Office Director Rodel Tornilla concretized their partnership for the PAFES implementation through […]

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DENR GETS KIDS INVOLVED IN WASTE MANAGEMENT

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched recently its nationwide Solid Waste Management Advocacy Campaign to spur behavioral change towards the environment and mobilize the public, especially children and young people, on the proper handling and disposal of solid waste. Through the DENR’s Strategic Communication Initiatives Service (SCIS), the campaign was developed to […]

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CAMIGUIN REOPENS TO VISITORS ON OCT. 25 – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT), along with the local government unit (LGU) of Camiguin, vaccinated its tourism workers to further boost recovery prospects of the industry in time for its reopening this coming October 25. This will also be the province’s first time opening to visitors since the pandemic started. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed […]

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PH IS ASIA’S TOP BEACH, DIVE SITE IN WTA – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that the Philippines is, once again, Asia’s leading beach destination and Asia’s leading dive destination at the 28th World Travel Awards (WTA).  “We are elated that the country’s pristine beaches and mesmerizing dive spots have once again been cited as the best in Asia by the prestigious 2021 World Travel […]

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ASEAN NEEDS FASTER DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez called on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States to accelerate the digital transformation of the region, at the interface of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council Ministers and Digital Ministers hosted by Brunei Darussalam via video conference recently. Lopez shared that the Philippines and […]

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MERCADO INSPECTS MARAWI CITY REHAB PROJECTS

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Acting Secretary Roger Mercado personally led the DPWH participation in the commemoration program for the fourth year of the Marawi Liberation from armed terrorist militants. As member agency of the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) created under Administrative Order No. 3 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte on June […]

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MANILA BAY DOLOMITE BEACH REOPENS TO PUBLIC – DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) expressed elation over the strong public reception of the Manila Bay Dolomite Beach when it reopened to the public recently as Metro Manila was eased into Alert Level 3 status. “We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the public which made the reopening of the […]

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PH APPROVES ‘GOLDEN RICE’ COMMERCIALIZATION – DAR

Stakeholders favor “Golden Rice” over ordinary white rice in terms of its health benefits during the former’s ceremonial tasting, held recently in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. “It smells and tastes the same as ordinary rice, except it is colored yellow. But I will choose ‘Golden Rice’ over white rice, because it has more health benefits. Kung sana […]

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UPLB NAMES NEW GUMAMELA HYBRID AFTER BRIONES

Education Secretary Leonor Briones’ passion for education and governance was recognized by the University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB) after naming a new gumamela hybrid in her honor. Now in its 21st year, the Women in Public Service series names Gumamela or “Hibiscus rosa-sinensis” hybrids after women who have dedicated their time and effort to […]

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MERCADO MAKES 1ST PROJECT VISIT AS DPWH CHIEF

The newly installed Acting Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) immediately made his presence felt on the ground, inspecting the ongoing Binondo Intramuros Bridge Project. Secretary Roger Mercado said that although reports can be read inside an air-conditioned office or while seated on a vehicle, best decisions are made if you […]