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Food, Health & Fitness

WILL YOU TAKE YOUR MASK OFF?

You may now walk outdoors without a mask! The announcement of the voluntary wearing of face masks in outdoor settings provided the public’s adherence to minimum health protocols drew mixed reactions—and for good reasons. With the vaccination rate of the country at a little over 66%, many Filipinos have moved past vaccines. For them, boosters […]

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Government

PH BAGS WTA AWARDS FOR DIVE, BEACH DESTINATIONS

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco expressed her elation as The Philippines is recognized as Asia’s Leading Dive Destination and Asia’s Leading Beach Destination, while Intramuros reclaimed its title as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the 29th World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022 held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. “The Philippines is a […]

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Politics

BINAY TO DOT: MAKE PH FIBA 2023 HOSTING SUCCESSFUL

“All hands on deck.” Senator Nancy Binay wants the tourism department to work closely with the private sector to ensure there will be no hitches to the country’s co-hosting of the FIBA Basketball World Cup next year. Binay said that the Department of Tourism should take advantage of the massive opportunity that the FIBA event […]

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Government

PH HAS ENOUGH SARDINE SUPPLY – DA

The country remains sardine-sufficient for the year. Based on current data from both the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), the sufficiency level for sardine or tamban is pegged at 222.58% for the first quarter of 2022, and 409.06% for the 2nd quarter. For this year, DA-BFAR forecasts annual production […]

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Government

DTI: PH, INDONESIA INK PACT ON CREATIVE ECONOMY

The Philippines’ creative community will soon have an additional potential audience of about 280 million Indonesians as the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Cooperation in the Development and Promotion of the Creative Economy between the Philippines and Indonesia. Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual and Indonesian Minister […]

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Politics

REVIVE PH SALT PRODUCTION INDUSTRY — VILLANUEVA

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva said he is concerned with the recent statement from the Department of Agriculture that the Philippines cannot produce enough salt for its own needs because of government neglect over the past 15 years. “This is quite shameful for an archipelagic country with more than 36,000 kilometers of shoreline. Let’s not […]

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Politics

2023 WORLD CUP TO BOOST PH TOURISM — ANGARA

The Philippines’ hosting of the 2023 FIBA World Cup will serve as a stage for the country to showcase itself as both a hoops-loving nation and a destination for tourism, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Chairman Senator Sonny Angara said. One year before the country opens its doors once again as a host country for […]

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Government

DTI, ANDALIN, TO EXPAND PH EXPORTS TO INDONESIA

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry- Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) partners with Andalin to boost trade and business-to-business (B2B) interactions between the Philippines and Indonesia. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by DTI and Andalin recently. The signing was led by Supervising Assistant Secretary of DTI-EMB Glenn Peñaranda and Andalin COO Saut Tambunan. […]

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Government

PH-THAILAND STRENGTHEN TOURISM TIES – FRASCO

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco met with her counterpart Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn on the sidelines of the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Tourism Ministerial Meeting (TMM) to strengthen bilateral tourism initiatives between the two countries. “We very much welcome the priority espoused by the Minister […]

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Government

PH, KOREA PARTNER FOR AGRI-MODERNIZATION

Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Operations Engr. Arnel de Mesa met with members of the Technology Advice and Solutions from Korea (TASK) Expert Mission led by Dong Ho (Eric) Song of the Korea Agriculture Machinery Industry Cooperative (KAMICO) to discuss the implementation of the TASK Program for the Agricultural Machinery Industry in the Philippines at the […]