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DPWH, JICA DISCUSS MAJOR FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS

Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have agreed to develop a detailed plan for the Project Enhancement of the Flood Control Strategy in the Pasig-Marikina River and Cagayan River Basins, two of the major river basins in Luzon identified as top priorities for Japan-funded […]

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SMC EYES REHAB OF 3 MAJOR LUZON RIVER SYSTEMS

Three years after it launched its landmark river cleanup and flood mitigation initiative–which has led to the removal of over 3 million metric tons of silt and solid wastes from the Pasig, Tullahan, and San Juan Rivers–San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is setting its sights on a more ambitious goal: Cleaning up and rehabilitating three major […]

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DOT OPENS 1ST LUZON TOURIST REST AREA IN BAGUIO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with the Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and the Baguio City local government broke ground on the first ever Tourist Rest Area (TRA) in Luzon recently. Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco led the signing of the provisional Memorandum of Agreement (MO A) held at the Baguio Country […]

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FRASCO BRINGS DOT ‘LISTENING TOURS’ TO LUZON

As part of her nationwide listening tours, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco traveled to Clark, Pampanga to engage in back-to-back dialogues with all heads of Department of Tourism (DOT) regional offices and key tourism stakeholders based in Luzon, completing the first leg of listening tours for all DOT regional directors across the country barely a […]

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Politics

PROBE ROTATIONAL BROWNOUTS IN LUZON – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian moved for the conduct of inquiry in the Senate on the recent spate of rotational brownouts in Luzon in the hope of providing a long-term solution to electricity supply shortages especially during the summer season. “This is a critical situation and I would like to request the Department of Energy to get […]

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PROBE ROTATIONAL BROWNOUTS IN LUZON – CASTELO

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives is calling for a congressional inquiry into the rotational brownouts being experienced in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. In a resolution, Quezon City Representative Precious Hipolito Castelo said sufficient electricity supply is vital as the country is continuously implementing the national rollout of coronavirus disease 2019 […]

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LUZON’S 1ST INT’L CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL OPENS SEPT

The long wait for the start of full-blast operations of the first international cruise ship terminal (ICST) in Luzon will soon be over. Construction works for the project are already 50 percent complete despite the restrictions being implemented by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) in Bicol due to […]

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Politics

VILLAFUERTE WELCOMES LUZON REHAB TASK FORCE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has welcomed Malacañang’s creation of an expanded, special inter-agency task force to take charge of rehabilitating Bicol and other places across Luzon affected by the three devastating typhoons that struck Luzon in barely two weeks’ time. “We welcome the apparent expansion of the special task force that President Duterte created […]

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AGRI-FISHERY GOODS IN LUZON ON PRICE FREEZE – DAR

With the declaration of state calamity in Luzon, that was badly battered by a series of typhoons, the Department of Agriculture (DA) — in tandem with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and local government units (LGUs), through their respective local price coordinating councils (LPCCs) — will […]

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ILOCOS NORTE REOPENS TO TOURISTS ON OCT. 15 – DOT

Ilocos Norte, which is famous for a variety of attractions, including its panoramic ocean views, a breathtaking wind farm, baroque architecture, and sand dunes is reopening its doors to more tourists from the rest of Luzon on October 15.“We’re elated with the decision of Governor Manotoc to finally welcome visitors from Luzon to Ilocos Norte, […]