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KAAGAPAY app seen to spur inclusive dev’t

DAVAO DEL NORTE - The provincial government of Davao del Norte gears up to inclusively recover from the crisis spawned by  the COVID using the digital application of the  agri-based KAAGAPAY program.Guesting  in One Davao Presser, Davao del Norte Provincial Governor  Edwin I. Jubahib  said the Kausa sa Agrikultura para sa  Panginabuhian sa Baranga…

NCIP moves to counter insurgency by empowering IPs, migrants

DAVAO DEL NORTE, July 10 (PIA) - The local and national government have made moves to institutionalize Indigenous Political Structure (IPS) as well as strengthen the community’s economy as primary means to counter insurgency.During Pakigsayod: Serbisyo Alang sa Katawhang Pilipino on July 8, National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) Provincia…

RPOC XI execom tackles COVID-19, insurgency

DAVAO ORIENTAL, July 10 (PIA) -- Members of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) traveled to the City of Mati on Thursday (July 9) to attend the RPOC Executive Committee Meeting that merged concerns on COVID-19 and insurgency.As host, RPOC chairperson Davao Oriental Provincial Governor Nelson Dayanghirang welcomed them to his province,  giv…

DTI hands NSB-LSP to Bohol MSMEs to forge wider economic base

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 11 (PIA) –- Hammering to forge a wider base for a more robust and resilient economy amid the global pandemic, the government through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) handed livelihood kits and vouchers to qualified beneficiaries in five Bohol towns as an initial salvo that will cover 480 beneficiaries from 99…

Stunting prevalence rate high among Boholano kids

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 11 (PIA) –- Bohol nutrition authorities are now working to remedy a national concern that has recorded a high prevalence rate among Boholano kids: stunting.Stunting, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is the impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition, repeated infection,…

Lizada advocates early retirement for government employees

                                        Civil Service Commissioner Aileen LizadaCALOOCAN CITY, July 11 (PIA) --Civil Service Commissioner Aileen Lizada on Friday said she is in favor of lowering the age of retirement in the government service.“Early retirement is one of my personal advocacies in CSC aside from a better retirement pay. I am talking…

Phil Air Force in Baguio launches forum on government programs

BAGUIO CITY, July 11(PIA) -- The Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group 1 launched the “Usapang Pangkapayapaan, Usapang Pangkaunlaran Cordillera Edition,” a forum interview to support Executive Order 70 of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte or the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and promote other government…

Corvette acquisition plan moved to RAFPMP's Horizon 3

MANILA – The acquisition of two missile-armed corvettes, which were planned to backstop the two brand-new frigates acquired from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), will likely be pushed to Horizon 3 of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program (RAFPMP), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Saturday."The acquisition …

DTI holds online mentoring for MSMEs

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will commence the first of its regional online mentoring for interested micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) on July 15.“With the new normal, the mentees will no longer have to meet their mentors personally in one venue but they will have their virtual mentoring…

Bicol records 7th Covid-19 death

LEGAZPI CITY – A 60-year-old man from this city died of an illness related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday morning, a member of Albay’s inter-agency task force tackling the disease said. The man, identified only as Bicol Patient 209, died of critical pneumonia and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, Dr. Antonio Ludov…

CSC urges gov’t offices, job seekers to participate in the online career fair in September

PASIG CITY, July 11 (PIA) – The Philippine Civil Service Commission (CSC) enjoins government offices and job seekers to participate in the online career fair in September.  CSC Commissioner Atty. Aileen Lizada, during the Laging Handa Public Briefing on Friday, discussed the upcoming Government Online Career Fair (GOCF) that will be conducted as p…

BJMP BARMM: New Marawi City jail now on 30% completion

MARAWI CITY, July 10 (PIA) -- The construction of the new Marawi City jail is now 30 percent to its completion.This has been confirmed by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) - Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Regional Director J/Ssupt Amado Concepcion Jr.  during the Kalilintad Andaka (Peace where are you?) program of …

Benguet PIATF seeks completion of 14-day quarantine for ROFs  

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 10 (PIA) - - The Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (PIATF) for COVID-19  is requesting the National IATF to consider  requiring completion of the 14-day quarantine period for returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) at the quarantine facilities  in Manila before sending them off to their respective provinces. The   Provinc…

DTI launches online mall directory in Iligan

ILIGAN CITY, July 11 (PIA) - Residents of Iligan City can continue their shopping needs while staying in the comfort and safety of their homes with the introduction of Iligan Online Shop (IOS): Ang Online Mall sa mga Iliganon. Launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Lanao del Norte, IOS is an online directory of businesses in Iligan…

Covid-19 hits 11 more E. Visayas residents

TACLOBAN CITY – Eastern Visayas confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases jumped to 625 after 11 residents tested positive, the Department of Health (DOH) reported late Friday.In a press statement, DOH Eastern Visayas director Minerva Molon said these are part of the 460 swab results from the region’s two Covid-19 testing centers, of which 14…

Phivolcs continues to monitor Bulusan activities

LEGAZPI CITY – Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon, which has been rocked by a series of volcanic quakes in the past several days, has taken a breather as seismic instruments failed to detect any volcanic event in the past 24-hour observation period.A bulletin released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday said its m…

DFA, UNDP facilitate 500K masks donation to DOH

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) witnessed the handover of 500,000 surgical masks donated by the Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SCLF) of Beijing, China, through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) last July 8. The surgical masks, valued at 1.2 million Chinese renminbi, were turned over by UNDP Country Representative Titon M…

Rainy Saturday over southern Mindanao due to ITCZ

MANILA – Rains will pour over southern Mindanao on Saturday due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ). In its daily weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said there will be cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro A…

28 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 10 recoveries in W. Visayas

ILOILO CITY – Confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Western Visayas increased to 455 with 28 new infections reported based on the results released by the Department of Health’s Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) 6 (Western Visayas) on Friday night.The new cases, who are all under facility quarantine, consist of 26 locally stranded…

Demand sa trabaho sa BPO, mataas pa rin sa kabila ng pandemya

Panayam kay Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines President Rey Untal. (Screen grabbed from Laging Handa Public Briefing) LUNGSOD PARAÑAQUE, Hulyo 11 (PIA) -- Patuloy ang pagtanggap ng mga applikante sa industriya ng Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sa kabila ng pandemyang dulot COVID-19 ayon kay Information …

Pag-IBIG offers 'promo rates' for housing loans till December

MANILA – Filipinos can now avail of housing loans with the "lowest interest rates" until December.Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo del Rosario on Friday announced the approval of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) promotional rates for its members who would apply for housing lo…

Clark Airport’s new terminal 99.14% complete: DOTr

MANILA – The development of the Clark International Airport (CRK) into one of the country’s premier international gateways is about to hit another milestone after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that its new passenger terminal building is almost complete.In a Facebook post on Friday, the DOTr said the new passenger terminal build…

Respect House panel's move to deny ABS-CBN franchise: Speaker

MANILA – House of Representatives Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday urged the public to respect the decision of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises to deny the bid of media giant ABS-CBN for a new 25-year franchise.Cayetano also asked the public to read the findings carefully to appreciate the reasons for their decision.“As the Commi…

CSC exec favors lowering age of optional retirement in gov’t

MANILA – Civil Service Commissioner Aileen Lizada is in favor of lowering the optional age of retirement for government workers. During the Laging Handa public briefing aired over state-run PTV-4 on Friday, Lizada said part of her advocacy is for government employees to have a better retirement pay and be able to have the option for early retireme…

Mayor Sara recommends safer barrier for motorcycle riders

DAVAO CITY, July 10 (PIA) - Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is recommending the use of a safer barrier between the motorcycle driver and its passenger.With the restoration of the riding-in-tandem by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) based on the recommendation made by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), she encouraged the use of a b…

PH Navy starts ‘new era of dev’t’ with BRP Rizal: PRRD

MANILA – The commissioning of the BRP Jose Rizal, the country’s first missile-frigate, marks the start of the Philippine Navy‘s “new era of development and transformation,” President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Friday."Today is the beginning of a new era of development and transformation for our Philippine Navy as we witness the commissioning of …

Bambang pushes central terminal for UVs, PUJs, buses

BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 10 (PIA) - The local government unit here is pushing the management and operations of a central terminal for Utility Vehicles (UVs), buses and jeepneys to provide public transport for its villagers.Mayor Pepito Balgos said the central terminal within the Pick N' Save compound along the national highway in barangay …

Cebuano News: Driver, dili LSI sa Ubay nalambigit sa kontrobersya

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 9 (PIA) –- Dili mga locally stranded individuals (LSI) ang mingkanaug sa giluwanan nga sakyanan sa Local Government Unit sa Ubay, kon dili mga driver nga nagsul-ob usab ug personal protective equipment (PPE) ug mingpalit og mineral water merkado sa Alburquerque.Kini maoy minggawas nga kamatuoran sa kontrobersya, diha s…

Tagalog News: Pamahalaang lungsod ng Batangas, magpapatupad ng paghihigpit sa mga residente

LUNGSOD NG BATANGAS, Hulyo 10 (PIA) --Muling magpapatupad ng paghihigpit ang pamahalaang lungsod ng Batangas sa mga residente na lalabas sa kanilang mga tirahan.Sa panayam kay Mayor Beverley Rose Dimacuha, sinabi nito na matapos maideklara sa ilalim ng Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) ang lungsod, napansin nila ang sobrang dami ng taon…

PH Amb. says Australia keen on hiring Filipino workers despite pandemic

PH Ambassador to  Australia Ma. Helen Dela Vega during her Laging Handa interview. (Screen grabbed from PTV4's Laging Handa Public Briefing)PARAÑAQUE CITY, July 10 (PIA) -- Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma. Helen Dela Vega said there is a continuing interest in hiring workers from the Philippines in spite of the coronavirus disease (COVID…
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