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DAVAO’S MALAGOS CHOCOLATE BAGS AWARDS IN GERMANY

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the recent victory of Malagos Chocolate at the World Drinking Chocolate Competition 2020 in Hannover, Germany showcases the excellence of Philippine cacao. The results were announced recently during the virtual Schokoladen Gourmet Festival.  Malagos Chocolate claimed four Gold awards, especially the top prize in the Plain/ Origin […]

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DA STOPS IMPORTATION OF PIGS, PORK FROM GERMANY – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild pigs, pork products, and by-products from Germany. The ban was imposed after the confirmation of the first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Schenkendöbern, Spree-Neiße, Brandenburg, affecting wild boar, as confirmed by Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (National laboratory). “All shipments […]

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AGRI DEPT TO PROBE GERMAN EXPORTER PROFOOD – PIÑOL

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has ordered a thorough investigation on German pork exporter ProFood to ensure that its preparation methods conform with local safety standards. “We have to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that their system is safe.” “The entry of the dreaded ASF (African Swine Fever) into the country could lead to the […]

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RIZAL IS ONE OF THE FIRST OFWs – LEGARDA

On the commemoration of the 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, Senator Loren Legarda honored the Philippine national hero, who she said was one of the first overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and a cultural advocate. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, together with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Philippine Ambassador […]

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REOPENING OF FRANKFURT CONSULATE TO STRENGTHEN PH-GERMANY RELATIONS – LEGARDA

Senator Loren Legarda sees the continued strengthening of the bilateral relations between the Philippines and Germany with the reopening of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Frankfurt. Legarda was recently the guest of honor at the inauguration of the reopened PCG in Frankfurt. The event coincided with the Consulate’s celebration of the 121st anniversary of […]

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SENATE TO PROBE MISERABLE WORK CONDITIONS OF OFW TRUCK DRIVERS IN DENMARK – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva filed a resolution that seeks to investigate the reported miserable work conditions suffered by rescued Filipino truck drivers in Padborg, Denmark last October. Under Senate Resolution No. 946, the senator called for an inquiry on “social dumping” or a practice wherein multinational countries from “high-wage” countries seek to lower down their operational […]