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PH EXPORTS HIT $19.4B IN Q1 2022 – LOPEZ

Philippine exports hit the highest quarterly record in the last six years at $19.4B in the first quarter of 2022, increasing by 9.8% as compared to the same period last year based on the preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). From 2017 to 2020, first-quarter export levels hovered around $16B. This record was […]

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PH TOURISM SHOWS ASTONISHING RECOVERY – WTTC

World tourism executives and scores of delegates from across the global travel and tourism sector gather in iconic Manila for the 3-day 21st World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit under the theme, “Rediscovering Travel”. In the opening ceremony at the Manila Marriot Hotel, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat welcomed the WTTC delegates attending in […]

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PH, INDIA RENEW AGRICULTURE PARTNERSHIP – DAR

Philippine Agriculture Secretary William Dar and India Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar agreed to renew their partnership towards stronger technical cooperation and market access to sustainably increase food production for both countries, provide Filipino and Indian farmers with higher income, and achieve a more balanced trade of goods. Tomar hosted a brief bilateral meeting with […]

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PH CAN BE A FIRST-WORLD COUNTRY – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon remains adamant about his desire to transform the Philippines into a first-world country in the future through his effective legislation if reelected. Gordon, who is seeking his second and final consecutive term as senator, said that he will focus on crafting laws that would enrich the national landscape. “My priority has always […]

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PH EXPORT REGISTERS 15% GROWTH IN FEBRUARY – DTI

Philippine exports reached $6.16 billion in February, growing by 15% compared to the same period last year, based on Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) preliminary data. Moreover, cumulative exports for the first two months of the year amounted to $12.2B, 11.9% higher than the $0.9B exports in 2021 and 15.7% higher compared to the 2019 pre-pandemic […]

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DA EYES FOOD SOVEREIGNTY FOR PH — DAR

Highlighting the importance of food security in ensuring food sovereignty, Agriculture Secretary William Dar called on universities and other academic institutions to urge legislators to provide much-needed substantial budgetary support to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to enable it to unlock the full potential of Philippine agriculture. While food security relates to the protection of […]

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FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS HIT 100,000 MARK – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) bared better industry numbers in terms of foreign tourist arrivals–hitting the 100,000 mark–as COVID-19-related restrictions are further eased in the country. According to data generated from the One Health Pass (OHP), inbound visitor arrivals to the Philippines have now reached 102,031 as of March 16, a high note for the […]

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PH LIFTS ARRIVAL QUOTA FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS — DOT

Starting April 1, there will be no limit to the number of international passengers arriving in all ports of entry in the country. The Department of Tourism (DOT) made this announcement following the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to lift the arrival quota for unvaccinated passengers […]

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BREAK THE BIAS AGAINST WORKING WOMEN — VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva said on International Women’s Day that Filipino women should be the driving force of the country’s growth as the Philippine economy is starting to open up. “We still have the lowest labor participation rate for women in the ASEAN region. Let’s break the bias against our working women,” Villanueva stressed. “We need […]

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FOREIGN LEISURE TRAVEL TO PH NOW EASIER – DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) sees a sustained recovery of the heavily impacted sector as the Philippines becomes the first country in Asia to accept fully vaccinated foreign leisure travelers with the most relaxed entry protocols, including quarantine-free entry, while also allowing visitors to freely travel to reopened destinations around the country. “We are proud […]