Salceda: Real property valuation reform bill now awaits PBBM’s signature

Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda (left) and President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (Facebook) A priority bill that seeks to reform the property valuation and tax assessment in the country now awaits the President’s signature following its ratification by both houses of Congress recently. Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, House Ways and Means Committee chair,…

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RICE RETAILERS SAY GOV’T CASH AID COULD HELP THEM WEATHER EFFECTS OF EO 39

The cash aid being provided by the government to rice retailers would greatly help small businesses overcome the effects of Executive Order (EO) No. 39 while the country awaits the palay harvest season, rice retailers said Monday. This developed as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) began the payout of Sustainable Livelihood Program…

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PALACE ISSUES MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 32 FOR OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL FAMILY WEEK

Malacañang issued on Thursday Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 32 suspending work in government offices under the Executive branch from 3pm onwards on Monday, September 25, in connection with the observance of Family Week. “This Office also encourages all government workers in the Executive branch to fully support the programs and activities relative to the observance…

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DOH: Vaccination initiatives to focus on most vulnerable sectors

The Department of Health (DOH) focuses its vaccination initiatives on the country’s most vulnerable sectors to protect them from the threats of the fast spreading pertussis or whooping cough. Reports said, however, that free booster shots for children aged 5 and above, adolescents, adults, and pregnant women are not available in health centers. “In a situation with limited resources, the…

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Business leaders hail anti-inflation efforts by gov’t

Leaders of the country’s three most influential business groups have recognized inroads made by the government in easing price pressures. Their sighs of relief came when the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported that headline inflation decelerated further to 6.1 percent year-on-year in May from 6.6% in April. Francis Chua, chair emeritus of the Philippine Chamber…

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PH, Saudi Arabia agree to enhance cooperation on trade, labor, renewable energy

The Philippines and Saudi Arabia agreed on Friday to enhance trade and investments, labor cooperation and tie-ups on renewable energy, following the bilateral meeting of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman. During the bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the first ASEAN-GCC Summit, Prince Mohammed conveyed…

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South Korea bans dog meat trade 

ISTANBUL – The South Korean Parliament on Tuesday passed a law that will ban the breeding, butchering, distribution and marketing of dogs for meat by 2027. The bill bagged 208 votes and two abstentions, as reported by the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency. Law enforcement will begin in 2027, and violators could face a maximum two years in prison or a fine of up…

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DOST establishes vibrant partnership with US private companies through the US-ASEAN Business Council

Development of Smart Cities, Quantum Technology, Digital Transformation, Advanced Weather Forecasting, and the facilitation of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) initiatives are among the points of interest of the companies during the annual US-ASEAN Business Council 2023 Philippine Business Mission meeting held recently at the Manila Marriott Hotel. The US-ASEAN Business Council represents over 175 U.S….

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