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PH EXPORTS UP 17.6% IN AUGUST 2021 – LOPEZ

Even in the face of the rising wave of new COVID-19 cases globally, Philippine exports grew by 17.6% in August 2021 bringing cumulative exports to $48.9 billion for the first eight months of the year.   The year-to-date August figure is 19.6% higher than the $40.9B recorded during the same period last year and also […]

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PH TRADE TO BENEFIT GREATLY FROM RCEP – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) hosted the “International Trade Forum: Benefits of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement to the Philippines” via Zoom recently. Attended by over 300 participants, the forum is the first in a series of webinars on RCEP that the DTI is spearheading to inform stakeholders of the Agreement, […]

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JOBS IN VINTAGE CAR RESTORATION — GATCHALIAN

Given the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Filipino workforce, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the promotion, importation and restoration of vintage cars and motorcycles in the country. Gatchalian, in filing Senate Bill No. 2396 or the proposed “Vintage Vehicle Regulation Act,” expressed belief that vintage car restoration can spur economic activity in the micro, small […]

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PH RANKS 51ST IN GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX — LOPEZ

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines remains among the world’s most innovative economies. The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 ranks the Philippines at 51st out of 132 countries, as it sustains its status as an “innovation achiever” for the third consecutive year. “Our experience validates the strong potential of innovation to catalyze job […]

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PH, SG TO EXPLORE JOINT MSME DIGITALIZATION – DTI

In the virtual courtesy call of Singapore Trade Minister Gan Kim Yong to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez, the two officials talked about further strengthening the Philippines and Singapore’s partnership in digitalizing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Both recognized the surge of e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant […]

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BULACAN MARKS 123RD MALOLOS CONGRESS ANNIVERSARY

Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando recently led the commemoration of the 123rd anniversary of the opening of Malolos Congress, expressing hope that the occasion would serve as an inspiration to Bulakenyos amid the battle against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Fernando cited the importance of the event that paved the way to the establishment of the First […]

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PH’S EXPORTS GAIN $563.9M IN JUNE – LOPEZ

Total Philippine exports surged to an almost double-digit increase in June this year by 9.49% gaining $563.9M.  The growth is attributed to the reopening of the global markets like US, China and EU, as well as the continuing policy to keep the export operations at full capacity despite the lockdowns.  Meanwhile, imports grew slower at […]

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Sports & Entertainment

HISTORIC 2021 OLYMPIC RUN OF THE PHILIPPINES

2021 will forever be marked in Philippine history as a year of pride and glory in the Olympics. Thanks to the hardworking and highly motivated Pinoy athletes who are still giving us reasons to celebrate despite our country’s challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics has been a source of good […]

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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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#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 […]