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MMDA WELCOMES HOUSE MINORITY BLOC’S PUSH TO INCREASE BUDGET – PIALAGO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lauded a move by the House of Representatives’ minority bloc to push for an increase in the agency’s proposed budget for 2020. “We welcome all support for the agency including the proposal to increase MMDA’s budget particularly on salaries of JO (job order) personnel,” MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said. […]

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SUSPECTS IN KILLING OF KIDAPAWAN BROADCASTER INDICTED FOR MURDER – SY EGCO

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has reported that murder charges have been filed against all three suspects in the killing of Brigada News FM anchor Eduardo Dizon in Kidapawan City. PTFoMS executive director, Undersecretary Joel Egco, said the case was filed on September 18, just as PTFoMS member-agencies and media observers were […]

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PH-JAPAN INK DEAL TO IMPROVE MINING SECTOR – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is looking forward to a “more efficient and environmentally sustainable” mining in the country with the recent signing of a landmark mining cooperation agreement between the Philippines and Japan. “We are gradually entering into a new realm and climbing greater heights when it comes to mining with this cooperation with the […]

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MMDA WELCOMES SUGGESTIONS TO HELP SOLVE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS – PIALAGO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it is open to all suggestions to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes and has expressed delight in receiving an increasing number of suggestions from both the government and private sectors. MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said their office welcomes such suggestions, in response to Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice’s proposal […]

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SURE AID FUND FOR RICE FARMERS EXPANDS TO P2.5B – DAR

The expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance program (SURE Aid) now stands at P2.5 billion following an infusion of additional P1-billion fund.  Agriculture Secretary William Dar said around 170,000 small rice farmers are now expected to benefit from the program. Dar said SURE Aid is aimed at providing loan assistance for immediate relief to rice farmers […]

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ASF OUTBREAK WON’T AFFECT SUPPLY, PRICES OF PORK IN MARKET – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has assured that the African swine fever (ASF) incidents in several areas in Bulacan and Rizal may be considered an outbreak, but not an epidemic. “Specifically, ASF was already contained in Barangay Pritil, Guiguinto, Bulacan; and in several barangays in Rodriguez, San Mateo, and Antipolo, Rizal –and not in the entire […]

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SMART SOLAR NETWORK LIGHTS UP BUSUANGA ISLAND IN PALAWAN — NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) recently led the inauguration last Sunday of a pilot project of Smart Solar Network installed in an off-grid island barangay in Busuanga, Palawan province.   Administrator Edgardo Masongsong joined the Busuanga Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BISELCO) in the ceremonial switch-on of the interconnected solar home systems (SHS) with batteries, providing 24/7 […]

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GREATER ACCESS IN ASEAN, JAPAN, EU, US, CHINA BOOST PH EXPORTS – LOPEZ

Merchandise exports by the Philippines continued to be resilient despite escalating US-China trade frictions and global slowdown, partly due to continued market access in Southeast Asia, Japan, the European Union (EU), as well as U.S. and China, said Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez. Export growth was positive for the 4th-straight month […]

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LETRAN JOINS NATIONAL GREENING PROGRAM – DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has gained another partner in its National Greening Program (NGP), the government’s most ambitious reforestation bid so far. DENR and private school Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila recently signed the memorandum of agreement covering the school’s participation in the NGP, said Dexter Villa, DENR development management […]

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VIGAN MAKES IT TO CNN LIST OF ASIA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWNS – ROMULO-PUYAT

CNN has picked Vigan, Ilocos Sur as one of the “most beautiful towns” in Asia for its heritage and architecture dating back to Spanish colonial-era. The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the selection, agreeing that Vigan’s heritage and food made it “a picture-perfect site and deserving of the spot” in the CNN’s list. “The CNN […]