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CHED PARTNERS WITH YORK UNIVERSITY FOR GNL

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and York University in Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on academic collaboration to launch the partnership between Philippine universities and York University for the Globally Network Learning (GNL). CHED Chairman Popoy De Vera and Dr. Rhonda Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor of York University, Canada signed the MoU […]

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DENR, DILG INK PACT FOR BULACAN BAMBOO PLANTATION

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the establishment of bamboo plantations in Bulacan as part of the National Greening Program (NGP). Held with a ceremonial bamboo planting at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, the signing of a memorandum […]

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PREPARE PH FARMERS FOR GLOBAL TRADE – SALCEDA

The chair of the House Ways and Means Committee said the country’s agricultural sector still needs “infusions” of domestic and public investment to compete effectively even as the world’s largest free trade pact took effect for most of the 15 member countries at the start of this year. Albay Representative Joey Salceda said the Regional […]

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DA, BOC INK PACT VS AGRI PRODUCTS SMUGGLING — DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have forged an agreement to implement a new set of measures to curtail the entry of smuggled agricultural commodities and ensure an optimum level of food safety for Filipino consumers. Agriculture Secretary William Dar and BOC Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero agreed to strengthen the […]

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DOT, FOODSHAP INK FOOD SAFETY DEAL – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) formally partnered with the Food Safety & Hygiene Academy of the Philippines (FoodSHAP) to level up its accreditation process in the area of food safety. The memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the two parties was signed by Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and FoodSHAP Managing Director Elsie Gatpayat. Under the MOA, […]

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NEA, DPWH MOVE TO RELOCATE ELECTRIC POLES

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is working with the electric cooperatives (ECs) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to immediately address concerns raised regarding electric poles that were not moved following road-widening projects.   This was stressed on Wednesday (October 21) by NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong, who said that the agency would […]

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DOT, DOTR SIGN PACT TO DEVELOP, UPGRADE AIRPORTS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the possibility of funding the development of several airports in the country by equipping them with night-rating capabilities. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the department, through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), is set to approve in […]

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PH-INDONESIA MARITIME BOUNDARY DEAL A LANDMARK DEV’T – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon hailed the scheduled ratification of a landmark agreement between the Philippines and Indonesia that establishes a boundary in the overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of both countries. “Congratulations are in order for President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on their announcement at the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok that […]

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DICT-NEA AGREEMENT ON ‘GRASSROOTS’ BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS TO BOOST COUNTRYSIDE DEVELOPMENT — PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III praised a newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on broadband Internet access between the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and one of the largest electric coop groups in the country as “a milestone that will boost modernization and development in the countryside.” DICT, NEA and […]