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ROTC TO DETER INVASION OF PH – PADILLA

Having a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) training is needed to help prepare Filipinos to fight off attempts to invade the Philippines. Senator Robin Padilla stressed this at a Senate hearing on bills to include ROTC in higher levels of education. “Ito ay ginawa natin itong ROTC, huwag po sana tayo sumailalim sa kanino mang […]

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Government

PH, DENMARK TO EXPLORE AGRI-FISHERY COOPERATION

Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) welcomed Franz-Michael Mellbin, Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines and Palau, to discuss areas of cooperation towards increasing productivity and sustainability of the agri-fishery sector, most especially the fisheries and swine industries. Mellbin offered insights on the potential of semen importation from Denmark, which […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

COFFEE 101: BRIEF HISTORY OF COFFEE IN THE PHILIPPINES

Coffee in the Philippines has been a staple part of the early morning Pinoy scene. It is the literal image of “but first, coffee,” which means no transaction, talks, or anything else before coffee. Today, it is more than just a cup of Joe we sip while reading dailies. Every brew and sip has become […]

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Government

PH, CHINA SIGN TOURISM COOPERATION AGREEMENT

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and its counterpart Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China have signed an Implementation Program on Tourism Cooperation to push for bilateral tourism cooperation between the Philippines and China. Philippine Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco signed the Implementation Program (IP) on Tourism Cooperation together with […]

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Government

FRANCE TO HELP DEVELOP PH DAIRY INDUSTRY

Officials of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) led by Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban formally welcomed the delegates from France led by French Ambassador to the Philippines and Micronesia Michèle Boccoz, with both sides presenting updates on various collaborative programs and potential areas for cooperation in agriculture. During her courtesy call, Boccoz put emphasis on […]

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Government

DA: PH, BRAZIL EYE MORE AGRICULTURE COOPERATION

Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban and Brazilian Ambassador Jose Maria de Souza e Silva, recently discussed necessary measures for a stronger, more vibrant agricultural cooperation between the two countries. Ambassador de Souza called for the potential creation of a model system of inspecting export meat and meat products in which the […]

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Government

DOT BANNERS PINOY HOSPITALITY IN TOURISM MEET

Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco bannered the Filipino brand of service excellence at the recent 22nd World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit: Travel for a Better Future. “Wherever you may find yourself in the world, whether it’s a hotel, a restaurant, a hospital, a home, and in many other […]

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Government

THINK TANK RECOGNIZES PH’S DIGITAL ECONOMY THRUST

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) welcomed the recent results of the Network Readiness Report (NRI) released by the Portulans Institute—a think tank based in Washington DC — which reported that the Philippines improved by 12 notches, from 83rd place to 71st in its 2022 report.  The report cited the Philippines as the year’s […]

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Government

PH GETS TOP TOURISM AWARD FROM TURKEY TRAVEL GROUP

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco welcomed the influx of global recognitions for the Philippines, distinctively the World’s Leading Country Award by Turkish travel organization Uzakrota, as well as citations of its prime tourist destinations from different travel organizations and United States-based online travel guides. “As the international accolades for the Philippines […]

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JAPAN TO HELP PH ACHIEVE FOOD SECURITY GOAL

Representatives of the Embassy of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), headed by Economic Minister Nihei Daisuke and First Secretary and Agriculture Attache Tachikawa Jumpei, paid a courtesy call to the Department of Agriculture (DA) recently to identify key areas of agricultural cooperation between the Philippines and Japan. DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban […]