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PASIG RIVER ART PROJECT PHASE 2 BEGINS Q1 OF 2019 – MMDA

Exactly a year after launching the Pasig River Art for Urban Change Project (PRAUC) Phase I, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced the start of the project’s Phase II where revetment walls spanning the Pasig River shall be painted with art works to boost ferry ridership. Work on the project will begin within […]

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PTFoMS TEAMS-UP WITH UNESCO TO END IMPUNITY FOR CRIMES VS JOURNALISTS – ANDANAR

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) will have closer coordination with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) beginning next year, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said. In an interview over radio dzBB, Andanar said PTFoMS Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, has informed him about the team-up […]

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HIGHER PENALTY FOR ILLEGAL PARKING STARTS JANUARY 7 – MMDA

Metro Manila motorists have just a few more days to break their habit of parking just anywhere or face increased penalties for illegal parking effective January next year, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced. “MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim has moved the enforcement of higher fines on illegal parking to January 7,” said MMDA […]

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DTI, DOST, DICT TO HELP STARTUPS IN PHL – DOST USEC GUEVARRA

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have joined forces to help startups in the country. The three departments signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU during the recent 2nd National Technology Business Incubator (TBI) Summit that the DOST-Philippine Council for […]

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DENR TO REPLICATE BORACAY REHAB IN MANILA BAY – CIMATU

Buoyed by the success of the Boracay rehabilitation, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is preparing to restore Manila Bay back to its pristine state. Manila Bay which is known for its beautiful sunsets, is also one of the most polluted areas in the country with its domestic sewage, toxic industrial effluents from […]

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EVEN WITH RICE TARRIFICATION, NFA SHALL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE RICE – NOGRALES

Even with rice tarrification, the National Food Authority (NFA) will continue to provide the public, especially the poor, with affordable and safe rice, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has assured. “The President will ensure that even with the tarrification of rice and liberalization of the industry, the NFA shall continue to provide the public, particularly the […]

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POWER SITUATION IN SAMAL ISLAND IS NOW STABLE – NEA

After enduring years of power outages due to serious damage to the submarine cable of Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DANECO), the power situation in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) is now stable, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has announced. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong received the news from Igacos Mayor Al David […]

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BALANGIGA BELLS TO TURN EASTERN VISAYAS INTO AN EMERGING TOURIST DESTINATION – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said the return of the Balangiga Bells to Eastern Samar, 117 years after they were taken by the U.S. Army during the Philippine-American War, will fuel the curiosity of local and foreign tourists alike on the history of the region. “We, at DOT, are so happy for the people of […]

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SINGAPORE TO IMPORT EGGS, CHICKEN, VEGETABLES, SHRIMPS FROM PH – PIÑOL

Singapore wants to import chicken, other poultry products and vegetables from the Philippines. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced this in a chance interview with media on the sidelines of the First Command Conference of the Philippine Committee (PhilCom) against IUU fishing held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City recently. Piñol said […]

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$4.4B STEEL COMPLEX TO RISE IN MINDANAO – LOPEZ

The country’s largest steel producer, SteelAsia Manufacturing Corp., is partnering with Chinese firms Hebei Iron and Steel (HBIS) Group and Huili Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. to build an integrated steel complex in Mindanao. The three companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the construction of a $4.4 billion Philippine Iron and Steel Project […]