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COVID-19 INSURANCE FOR SEA GAMES ATHLETES PUSHED

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is urging the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to include comprehensive insurance coverage for COVID-19 for members of the Philippine delegation to the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. PBA Party-list spokesperson Atty. Migs Nograles issued the call after it was revealed that host […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST: LET EJ OBIENA DEFEND TITLE IN SEAG

With the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam looming, the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Wednesday urged the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) to reinstate pole vaulter EJ Obiena to the national training pool for the athlete to be able to defend his title in the regional meet. “It would be a […]

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VIETNAM READY TO HOST 2022 SEA GAMES – TOLENTINO

A “chef de mission” meeting is set in early January as preparations shift to high gear with under only five months before the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) opening ceremony in Hanoi on May 12 next year, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Rep. Bambol Tolentino said. The meeting will be held face-to-face — the first […]

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DTI IMPOSES ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON VIETNAM CEMENT

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on specific Portland cement brands imported from Vietnam after conducting a preliminary determination on the anti-dumping petition filed by Republic Cement & Building Materials, Inc. (RCBM), CEMEX – Solid Cement Corporation/ Apo Cement Corporation, and Holcim Philippines Inc. Preliminary determination showed that 9 […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DOE: STUDY VIETNAM’S NUKE PROGRAM

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to consider studying the case of Vietnam in pursuing nuclear power plants before venturing on the revival of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). Vietnam’s efforts, dating back to 1958 when it explored nuclear energy for electricity generation, only ended up being scrapped in […]

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VIETNAM RESUMES RICE EXPORTS TO PHILIPPINES – DAR

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has resumed rice exports to the Philippines and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to maintain adequate food supply in the region amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “We welcome the decision by Vietnam to resume its rice export policy and taking into account the difficulties […]

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RICE SUPPLY REMAINS ADEQUATE – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said the country’s rice supply remains adequate amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine imposed to contain the coronavirus disease pandemic. In a Laging Handa press briefing, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said around 1.3 million metric tons (MT) of rice purchased by private importers have yet to be delivered to boost […]