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PBBM banks on cold storage warehouses to stabilize onion prices
Rice sufficient in PH despite El Niño — PBBM
UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development elects DOST Exec as Vice Chair for Asia Pacific
Bamboo textile innovation hub eyed in Ilocos Norte town

PBBM banks on cold storage warehouses to stabilize onion prices

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday assured onion producers in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa) of the necessary state interventions like putting up cold storage facilities to stabilize the price of the agricultural product during peak harvest season. The establishment of cold storage warehouses will benefit both onion growers and consumers, according to…

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Rice sufficient in PH despite El Niño — PBBM

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday assured the public of sufficient food supply particularly rice despite the current El Niño phenomenon. This was made possible by the new farming techniques and improved irrigation system adopted by the government, President Marcos said. “Well, kung ang pag-uusapan natin ay bigas, sapat naman ang ating supply. Hindi…

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Bamboo textile innovation hub eyed in Ilocos Norte town

FIBER INNOVATION HUB. Personnel of the DOST-PTRI visit the municipality of Vintar in Ilocos Norte on Tuesday (April 16, 2024), presenting some finished products out of tropical fabric. To engage local communities in fiber processing, a Bamboo Textile Fiber Innovation Hub will be established in Vintar soon. (Photo courtesy of Vintar LGU) The Department of Science and…

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PH generates P489-M sales leads from Berlin travel fair

The Philippines has generated P489.1 million in sales leads at the recently concluded Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin 2024.4.22 The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) said the Philippine booth at the fair secured  a total of 322 sales count after three days of business-to-business appointments with tourism players from various parts of Europe in the event, known as the world’s largest…

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Indon volcano eruption cause extensive damage

JAKARTA — The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB has reported at least 498 houses and three public facilities damaged by the eruption last March 18 of Mount Ruang in Sitaro Islands District, North Sulawesi. The head of BNPB’s Disaster Data, Information and Communication Center, Abdul Muhari, said that in addition to 135 mildly damaged houses and 363 moderately to severely damaged houses, two churches and…

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Pope Francis urges dialogues among Middle East leaders

VATICAN — Pope Francis has expressed concern over the conflict situation in the Middle East and called for dialogue and diplomacy among leaders in the region. During his traditional Sunday Angelus prayer at the Vatican, the pope said: “I continue to follow the situation in the Middle East with concern and sadness. I reiterate the plea not to yield to the claims of…

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Parents urged to have kids vaccinated amidst pertusis outbreak

House of Representatives Deputy Majority Leader Janette Garin has urged parents to have their children properly vaccinated as cases of pertussis in the country continue to increase. Garin, a former Health Secretary, made the call after the Department of Health logged 1,477 cases of pertussis with 63 deaths nationwide from January 1 to April 6 this year. She said “vaccine hesitancy” was the…

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PH co-hosts Indo-Pacific business forum next month

The Philippines will co-host the 6th Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) with the United States next month. The forum is the US government’s premier commercial event in the region. In a document shared by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the IPBF on May 21 will gather some 500 participants composed of senior government officials, industry experts, and other stakeholders across the region. It…

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BOI hits nearly 50% of 2023 pledges in Q1 of 2024

The Board of Investments (BOI) has registered P607.22 billion worth of investment projects from January to April 17 this year. BOI Director Sandra Marie Recolizado said the figure is almost half of the registered projects for the full year of 2023, valued at P1.26 trillion. She told media reporters  the approved investments during the past four months was 15% higher than the P527.24 billion posted during the…

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