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EVERY 4TH SUNDAY OF NOVEMBER IS NAT’L BICYCLE DAY

With the growing use of bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation and the increasing number of cycling enthusiasts in the country, Senator Bong Go lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for proclaiming every fourth Sunday of November as National Bicycle Day through Proclamation No. 1052. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is mandated to lead […]

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FILIPINO STUDES REPATRIATED FROM ISRAEL – DE VERA

Two hundred sixty Filipino student interns from 30 state universities and colleges (SUCs) who are under the Student Internship Abroad Program (SIAP) in Israel have been safely repatriated to the Philippines through the joint effort of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Department of Transportation (DOTr). The student interns […]

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HELP LESSEN BURDEN OF MOTHERS AMID PANDEMIC – POE

Senator Grace Poe called for an intensified support mechanism for vulnerable mothers amidst the pandemic, with the doubling of domestic burden lodged on them as they need to simultaneously perform household and familial duties while working. “Ang mga nag-aaruga ay kailangan din ng pag-aaruga natin,” Poe said at a webinar organized by the Philippine Federation […]

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REOPENING OF BUSINESSES TO REVIVE ECONOMY – LOPEZ

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the country must continue to reopen business activities to bring back jobs and revive the economy amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Commenting on the latest survey of the World Bank, the National Economic and Development Authority, and the Department of Finance, Lopez said the gradual and safe reopening of […]

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TAGUIG LAUNCHES ‘TELE-ARAL’ PROGRAM AMID PANDEMIC

The Taguig City government recently launched its “Tele-Aral Program” to assist students in blended learning amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Mayor Lino Cayetano said this is part of the city’s preparations to ensure learning continuity in the new normal as classes in public schools started on October 5. “Kailangan ho tanggapin nating magiging […]

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WTTC GIVES DOT SAFETRAVELS STAMP – ROMULO-PUYAT

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has given the Department of Tourism (DOT) a SafeTravels Stamp in recognition of its adoption of “health and hygiene global standardized protocols” that will ensure safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. SafeTravels is the stamp of approval given by the international organization to certify compliance with its global […]

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GOV’T ADAPTS NATIONAL FOOD POLICY AMID PANDEMIC

Government is in the process of calibrating the soon-to-be rolled out National Food Policy (NFP) in order to address reported rising cases of hunger, one of the expected adverse effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles revealed this on Monday in response to a mobile survey recently released by the Social […]

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GOV’T FOOD PROGRAM EARNS P115M IN NORTH LUZON – NOGRALES

The government formally launched the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) program in Region 2 last September 22, 2020, Tuesday at the DAR Regional Office in Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City in what Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles called a “continuation of the Duterte administration’s sustained drive to rid the country of hunger and poverty.”“This is […]

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INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHERS — GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to utilize its P4 billion allocation under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act (Republic Act 11494) or Bayanihan 2 to invest in technology for the use of teachers. Under Bayanihan 2, the P4 billion allocation aims to assist the DepEd in putting up information technology […]

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PASIG’S VICO SOTTO SUPPORTS LEARNING CONTINUITY

As the Department of Education (DepEd) continues its preparations for the upcoming school year, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto expressed his support to the learning continuity efforts of the Department of Education (DepEd) and called for unity and cooperation for a successful opening of classes amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a Handang Isip, Handa […]