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Sports & Entertainment

BOARDS & PIECES: CHESS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Chess is a competitive 2-player game. It is played on a board with 64 squares of contrasting colors which are usually black and white. The game is played by using abstract strategies and tactics using 16 pieces per player. The pieces are called chessmen: 1 king piece, 1 queen piece, 2 rook pieces, 2 bishop […]

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Sports & Entertainment

#TIL: PHILIPPINE SPORTS

#TIL – Sports, an ever-present aspect of our culture, has been a consistent source of pride and nationalism. It’s always a source of inspiration to young and aspiring athletes and even non-athletes. Filipino athletes will again have another shot to make our country proud again. Nineteen of the country’s best athletes will be gunning to […]

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Politics

EASE TRAVEL LIMITS ON VAXED TOURISTS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged authorities to consider the relaxation of requirements for COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols on all fully vaccinated tourists – both foreign and local – to help spur the slow reopening of the country’s economy. “If we’re easing travel restrictions on fully vaccinated Filipinos returning from trips abroad, I don’t see any […]

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Sports & Entertainment

PHL VOLLEYBALL’S CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE WORLD STAGE

Pass. Set. Spike. These three actions called “touches” describe Volleyball’s core concept as a sport. But what’s interesting about it is how this three-hit limit originated in the Philippines back in 1916. It all started in 1910, when the Physical Director of Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Elwood Brown, visited the Philippines. During the early […]

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Government

PH HOTELS GET TRIPADVISOR AWARDS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) lauded local hotels that recently received the prestigious 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel destination planning platform. One of the hotels that bagged the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award is The Manor at Camp John Hay, awarded as among the top one percent […]

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Government

PH TO HOST TOURISM GLOBAL SUMMIT IN OCT – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines welcome the announcement by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) that the Philippines has been selected as the next host country to the WTTC Global Summit in October 2021.  The announcement was made by WTTC President and CEO Gloria Guevara during the […]

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Government

PH FORGES STRONGER AGRICULTURE, TRADE TIES WITH US

The Philippines and the United States (US) will continue to strengthen cooperation in their respective agriculture sectors, focusing on food systems transformation through resilient and climate-smart production systems amid the protracted global COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack, Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar mentioned […]

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Government

PH, INDIA TAP NEW TRADE, INVESTMENT DEALS – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez pushed for further strengthening of the Philippines and India’s trade and investment relationship during the virtual courtesy call of India Ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu Kumaran recently. Both countries discussed the necessary steps to create more market opportunities and improve their bilateral trade relations. Lopez discussed […]

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Government

PH, DOT NOMINATED AT 2021 WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

The Philippines and the Department of Tourism (DOT) secure positions as nominees to the 2021 World Travel Awards (WTA), one of the most prestigious and comprehensive global recognition bodies that aim to “acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries”. “I am very excited to share with […]

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Government

PH MANUFACTURING PMI HIGHEST IN 24 MONTHS – LOPEZ

The Philippine Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) increased from 49.2 in December 2020 to 52.5 in January 2021, posting above the 50.0 neutral mark separating expansion from contraction. January PMI data is the highest in 25 months, even prior to the pandemic, signaling improving manufacturing conditions and indicating the start of recovery of the sector.  […]