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NAPOCOR RESTORES POWER TO ‘OMPONG’-AFFECTED ISLANDS, OFF-GRID AREAS

September 21, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The National Power Corporation (Napocor) has successfully restored power in its Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) power plants affected by Typhoon Ompong and continues to effectively manage Luzon dams.  Normal power plant operations are now in effect in Batanes (Sabtang, Itbayat and Basco Diesel Power Plants), Cagayan (Calayan, Balatubat and Minabel DPPs), Isabela (Palanan DPP […]

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CUSTOMS DESTROYS P3B FAKE GOODS

September 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

In line with the public interest and transparency on the disposition of forfeited goods thru condemnation, hundreds of boxes containing fake goods were destroyed by the Bureau of Customs on Wednesday in an accredited condemnation facility located at San Pedro, Laguna and owned by Tritek Reverse Logistics Corp. Based on the Enforcement and Security Service […]

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DTI, NFA ROLL OUT P27/KILO NFA RICE IN SUPERMARKETS

September 21, 2018 - 1:44 PM

To provide more access points of affordable rice in different parts of the country, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) signed an agreement with the National Food Authority (NFA) and the Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association Inc. (PAGASA) on 19 September 2018.   The agreement will allow consumers to purchase NFA rice, at P27 per […]

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DOLE SUPPORTS TELECOMMUTING BILL

September 20, 2018 - 7:24 PM

With the rapid transformation of the world of work due to technological advancement, the labor department is urging other government agencies to support the passage of the telecommuting bill. At the 2018 National Productivity Conference in Manila, the labor department has called on other government agencies to strengthen measures that would encourage workers and enterprises […]

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DTI, NFA ROLL OUT P27/KILO NFA RICE IN SUPERMARKETS

September 21, 2018 - 1:35 PM

To provide more access points of affordable rice in different parts of the country, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) signed an agreement with the National Food Authority (NFA) and the Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association Inc. (PAGASA) on 19 September 2018.   The agreement will allow consumers to purchase NFA rice, at P27 per […]

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DUTERTE PLACES NFA, PCA, FPA UNDER AGRI DEPT.

September 20, 2018 - 7:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has returned the National Food Authority (NFA), the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), and the Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA) to the Department of Agriculture (DA)., According to Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol, the three agencies, along with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), were taken from the DA by former President Benigno Aquino III […]

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CIMATU ORDERS REVIEW OF ALL ‘MINAHANG BAYAN’ APPLICATIONS NATIONWIDE

September 20, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has ordered the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to “revisit and validate” all applications for People’s Small-Scale Mining Areas or “Minahang Bayan” sites across the country to determine their safety against geological hazards. “We will be stricter in approving Minahang Bayan sites, and affirm whether they conform to standards that […]

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ANGARA TO DOLE: HELP PINOYS GET HIGH-PAYING JOBS

September 20, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Senator Sonny Angara has urged the government to intensify its jobs programs that will help Filipinos, especially the youth, land high-paying jobs amid high youth unemployment and underemployment rates in the country. Based on the July 2018 labor force survey, 1.04 million or almost half of the 2.32 million unemployed Filipinos are youth aged 15 […]

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DILG: FEDERALISM IS PRO-POOR, PRO-PROVINCES

September 20, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) firmly believes that federalism will fix the incidence of poverty and inequality in the country, contrary to claims from the opposition that federalism is not a guaranteed solution to help the poor. “While we’re not discounting the good provisions in the 1987 Constitution, it had more […]

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ILOILO COUNCIL CALLS FOR REPAIRS OF MARKETS, SLAUGHTERHOUSE

September 20, 2018 - 7:21 PM

THE Iloilo City Council passed on Sept 18, 2018 a resolution requesting the finance committee to allocate necessary funds for essential repairs to the Iloilo City public markets and abattoir. Aside from generating revenues, the resolution stated that thousands of ordinary citizens depend on the services offered by the city’s public markets and abattoir, but […]

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COMELEC TO RECYCLE UNUSED FORMS FOR MARAWI BSKE 2018 POLLS

September 20, 2018 - 7:22 PM

In a bid to save public funds and government resources, the Commission on Elections has resolved to recycle unused forms from previous elections for purposes of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on September 22, 2018. Pursuant to Minute Resolution No. 18-0693 dated August 22, 2018, non-accountable elections […]

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ADB APPROVES NEW 6-YEAR PARTNERSHIP STRATEGY FOR PH

September 20, 2018 - 7:17 PM

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (20 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a new 6-year country partnership strategy (CPS) that lays out ADB’s support to the Philippine government in achieving its goal of attaining sustained high and inclusive economic growth. Under the new strategy, ADB’s programs and projects in the Philippines […]

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ZUBIRI URGES DUTERTE TO APPOINT THE ANTI-RED TAPE CZAR

September 20, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, sponsor of the Ease of Doing Business Law, urged the President to appoint the Anti-Red Tape Authority czar. “We want business and livelihoods to move fast. Our citizens need government services for all their needs. That’s why we crafted a law to speed up transactions. I certainly hope it won’t […]

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NEDA READY TO LEAD CRAFTING OF RECOVERY PLAN FOR OMPONG-HIT AREAS

September 20, 2018 - 7:19 PM

MANILA—The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will lead the planning for the rehabilitation of regions devastated by Typhoon Ompong last week. As Vice-chair for Rehabilitation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, NEDA takes the lead in formulating the Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (RRP) for areas struck by disasters or calamities. “Our […]

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SARA DENIES HAND IN BID TO DROP CASE AGAINST HER

September 20, 2018 - 7:01 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio denied on Wednesday any hand in a move to withdraw a disbarment case against her that was filed back in 2011 for punching a court sheriff during a scheduled demolition of informal settlers’ houses . “So the public may know, I have never asked any complainant or witness to withdraw […]

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TODAY IN PICTURES: DTI, NFA, PAGASA SIGN TRIPARTITE MOA

September 20, 2018 - 7:15 PM

In photo: Signing of a Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Food Authority (NFA), and the Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association (PAGASA) to address the accessibility of affordable rice in the market as a consequence of spike in inflation, lower palay production, typhoon, and natural calamities. This is an […]

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