PHILIPPINES NEWS AGENCY

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Remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) along with improving labor sector are seen to remain as the main drivers of Philippines’ consumer outlook. “The consumer outlook in the Philippines remains bright on the back of a strong economic performance and rapidly rising incomes, influenced by a tight labor market and…

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Environment group Philippine Coral Bleaching Watch is urging the public to report the condition of coral reefs in their areas. “We need everyone’s help on the matter,” said the group’s coordinator Miledel Quibilan, noting that the country’s reef area covers an about 26,000 square kilometers. Quibilan said the public can…

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LAOAG CITY: Effective next month, the “green fees” collected by the provincial government from tourists visiting the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation and Cape Bojeador lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte will be shared to the host municipality. Vice Gov. Eugenio Angelo Marcos Barba confirmed on Tuesday following the approval of an ordinance…

‘DU30’ MOBILE APP LAUNCHED

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DAVAO CITY: Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday enjoined public information officers and communicators to join his office in waging war against disinformation and misinformation, as well as fake news. Andanar issued the challenge during the 1st National Information Convention (NIC), where he urged the delegates to go down to…

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Four rural banks have partnered with Union Bank for blockchain technology-reliant payment system and officials of the publicly-listed universal bank vows to be help the smaller banks become more efficient. In a briefing, UnionBank Senior Executive Vice President and chief Technology and Operations officer Henry Rhoel Aguda said they are…

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The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) recorded slower growth in sales of automotive vehicles at the start of the year. A joint report of CAMPI and TMA on Monday showed vehicle sales last month grew 4 percent to 31,645 units from…

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public against dealing with unregistered entities, wholly or partly owned by foreign nationals, engaging in retail trade. In an advisory issued Monday, the SEC said it has received numerous complaints or reports about the existence of these entities or those acting…

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A multi-agency technical working group is set to formulate a Philippine roadmap for blue carbon control, according to an official of the Climate Change Commission (CCC). “The roadmap will identify measures for dealing with blue carbon,” said CCC Development Management Officer Seal Patiño. Blue carbon is carbon captured by and…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Local health officials here assured the public, especially parents, that the vaccines they use in all immunization programs are safe. Medical doctor Dulce Amor Dagalea-Miravite, office-in-charge city health officer, made the assurance as several parents remain hesitant to allow their children to participate in any immunization program because…

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TAGBILARAN CITY: The provincial government of Bohol is eyeing a massive recruitment drive to fill up manpower needs for operation of the new Bohol Panglao Airport. Gov. Edgar Chatto, in statement on Saturday, said the manpower requirement should be satisfied before the airport opens in August. At present, the airport…

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