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NOGRALES, NNC LAUNCH ‘TUTOK KAINAN’ PROGRAM

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles and National Nutrition Council (NNC) Executive Director Dr. Azucena Dayanghirang jointly conducted the soft launch of the Tutok Kainan program at the NNC headquarters on November 23, 2020, specifically targeting and addressing the food and nutritional needs of pregnant women and young children. Tutok Kainan will distribute the Enhanced Nutribun, ready-to-eat […]

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DOT LAUNCHES VIRTUAL FOOD FESTIVAL – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) invites foodies to embark on “food trips” with the second leg of its virtual KAIN NA! Food and Travel Festival 2020 which ends on November 6. “Food has always been one of the Filipinos’ travel motivations. And as we slowly but surely reopen more and more tourist destinations, let us […]

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FOOD SUPPLY SUFFICIENT FOR MECQ IN MEGA MANILA – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar has assured the public that food supply is sufficient for the two-week modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Mega Manila.  “Base sa ating monitoring and analysis of the food supply situation, mayroon po tayong sapat na pagkain from rice, meron ding vegetables, and fruits, at saka chicken ay sobra-sobra po, ganun din ang fisheries (Based on our monitoring and analysis […]

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GOVT TO ENSURE STEADY SUPPLY OF FOOD, ESSENTIAL GOODS IN THE MARKET — NOGRALES

The government is assuring the public that it is continuously monitoring and addressing issues involving the transport of raw materials needed by meat processors in Luzon which is now under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Saturday stressed that measures had already […]

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ALLOW UNIMPEDED TRANSIT OF ALL FOOD, PRODUCTION ITEMS IN QUARANTINE CHECKPOINTS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the movement of all food and production items must be unhampered amid the implementation of a Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine. Dar said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has instructed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to allow the unimpeded transit of cargoes in all […]

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TRANSPORT OF GOODS NOT COVERED BY METRO MANILA COMMUNITY QUARANTINE — NOGRALES

The suspension of domestic air, land, and sea travel to and from Metro Manila from March 15 until April 14 excludes the transport of goods to and from the National Capital Region to ensure that grocery shelves remain stocked for the duration of the community quarantine that will cover Metro Manila’s close to 13 million […]

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STOCKPILE MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO SURVIVE EPIDEMICS, PANDEMICS – GORDON

To survive epidemics or pandemics caused by emerging and re-emerging diseases such as the novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, Senator Dick Gordon has proposed the stockpiling of strategic medical supplies to ensure adequate supply in the country. Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), said the government could also encourage local investors to […]

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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 […]

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DOT, JOLLIBEE LAUNCH ‘EATS MORE FUN’ – ROMULO-PUYAT

Giving a twist to the country’s tourism slogan, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and popular food brand Jollibee have partnered to promote the unique Filipino cuisine and flavors under the new “Eats More Fun in the Philippines” campaign. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she is confident the campaign will boost the country’s budding food tourism […]

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DOT LAUNCHES CULINARY TOURISM PROJECT IN CALABARZON – ESTEVEZ

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) leg of the country’s culinary tourism project, “Kain Na!” (Let’s Eat!). Poised to introduce the specialties, as well as new dishes that mostly highlight the region’s rich coconut produce, Chef Kenneth Degracia of the Costales Nature Farm in Laguna, is confident […]