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SAAN GALING ‘YON: THE PHILIPPINE FLAG

A country’s flag is its most important symbol. It signifies the patriotism and freedom of the nation. It also expresses the sentiments and hopes of Filipinos. Have you ever wondered why The Philippine flag looks the way it does? Where did it come from? Flag History of the Philippines During the pre-colonial period, sources and […]

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Government

DTI PROMOTES PH FOOD PRODUCTS IN HONG KONG – LOPEZ

The Philippine Trade and Investment Center Hong Kong (PTIC-HK), in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong SAR, PTIC – Beijing, PTIC – Guangzhou, PTIC – Shanghai, the Office of the Agriculture Counsellor of the Philippines in Beijing, Department of Trade and Industry -Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), DTI Baguio – Benguet, and the […]

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Politics

HK OFWS CAN REFUSE COVID VACCINATION — VILLANUEVA

The plan of the Hong Kong government to have Filipinos working in the territory vaccinated against COVID-19 must be based on “informed choice” and should never be done under state pressure, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “Kahit naman dito sa atin, wala pong pilitan pagdating sa bakuna. Pero mariin po nating hinihimok ang lahat na magpabakuna. […]

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Politics

FILIPINOS SHOULD SUPPORT LOCAL TOURISM AMID THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS THREAT – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is calling on Filipinos to help support the country’s local tourism industry as he expects the temporary travel ban on mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau amid the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)threat to hurt the tourism sector. Gatchalian said avoiding trips abroad can also help contain the spread of the virus which experts […]

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Government

PH IMPOSES TEMPORARY TRAVEL BAN ON MAINLAND CHINA, HONG KONG, MACAU — ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has advised its foreign offices in China to relay to all stakeholders the latest directive by President Rodrigo Duterte to temporarily ban entry to the Philippines of any person coming from China, Hong Kong and Macau to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The DOT said a mandatory […]

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Politics

GORDON TO LONE PH FACE MASK MANUFACTURER: ADD MORE MACHINES TO MEET DEMAND

Amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus or 2019-nCOV which has triggered an increased demand for face masks, Senator Dick Gordon called on the country’s lone manufacturer of medical masks to ensure that they are able to meet the high demand. Gordon said MedTecs Group, which produces masks and other personal protective equipment and medical […]

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Politics

HONG KONG AUTHORITIES ACTED WITH DISRESPECT IN DETAINING DEL ROSARIO – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon said Hong Kong authorities acted with disrespect and exhibited lack of good judgment in the manner they have treated former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, who was detained for hours at the Hong Kong airport for undisclosed reasons. Gordon pointed out that with Del Rosario’s pronouncements, too, on the abandonment of […]