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DA seeks liberalization of foreign investments in rice, corn sector

Econokmists and officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Board of Investments (BOI) have expressed support for the liberalization of foreign investments in the rice and corn industry to boost food production, increase farmers’ income, and foster greater competition to benefit consumers. At a recent House roundtable discussion on bills seeking to increase investments in the rice and corn…

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PBBM kicks off Handa Pilipinas 2023 Visayas Leg on Supertyphoon Yolanda’s 10th anniversary

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr., together with DOST Sec. Renato U. Solidum Jr. (right, foreground), inspects various technologies and innovations laid out during the Opening Ceremony of the Handa Pilipinas 2023 Visayas Leg on November 8, 2023 at the Summit Hotel in Tacloban City, Leyte. (Screenshot from RTV Malacañang Youtube channel) The Visayas Leg…

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Student designers recognized in nat’l streetwear tilt, urged to preserve culture in fashion

Student designers from the Iloilo Science and Technology University, Technological University of the Philippines-Manila, and Fashion Institute of the Philippines emerged as the top three winners of a national streetwear competition during the 2023 National Youth Science, Technology, and Innovation Festival (NYSTIF). Feril Izakiah and Seth Amuel B. Abellano of Iloilo Science and Technology University…

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P-pop group Alamat is PH textile institute’s new TELAmbassador

Becoming true to its mission to champion Filipino culture, the P-pop boy group Alamat goes beyond music and is now officially representing Philippine textiles for the country’s textile research institute. The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) announced that the six-member group is the new TELAmbassadors of the agency during the first…

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Students learn responsible use of AI tools in SciComm fields

More than 200 junior to senior high school students from 15 educational institutions in Metro Manila and nearby provinces now have a better understanding and appreciation of how Science Communication and various Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools can complement each other. These students participated in a forum facilitated by the Department of Science and Technology-Science and…

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PH, TIMOR-LESTE AGREE TO COLLABORATE ON COMMERCIAL AVIATION, SOCIAL SECURITY FOR PROFESSIONALS, EDUCATION

The Philippines and Timor-Leste agreed on Friday to work together on civilian commercial aviation, social security agreement for professionals, and educational cooperation between their higher learning institutions. In a joint press briefing following a bilateral meeting with Timor-Leste President José Ramos-Horta, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said that among those agreed were reconvening the policy…

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PBBM VOWS TO STRENGTHEN, EXPAND PH-TIMOR LESTE BILATERAL RELATIONS

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. vowed on Friday to strengthen and continue to expand the 21-year-old diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Timor-Leste.  “I hope that these exchanges – this visit of yours will be the beginning of more exchanges between our two countries,” President Marcos told Timor-Leste President José Ramos-Horta in a bilateral meeting…

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PBBM ADMIN HIGHLIGHTS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF PHP29.3-BILLION PCG MARITIME SAFETY CAPABILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

The economic benefits of carrying out the Php29.3-billion third phase of the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project for the Philippine Coast Guard outweigh the cost, the government’s socioeconomic planning secretary said on Thursday. The National Economic and Development Authority Board, or NEDA Board, chaired by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., approved three high-impact projects during…

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PBBM DECLARES 2023-2033 AS ‘DEKADA NG KASAYSAYAN NG PILIPINAS’

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has declared 2023 to 2033 as “Dekada ng Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas,” part of the administration’s efforts to strengthen the Filipino people’s nationalism, respect for heroes and pride for the people’s accomplishment.  A two-page Proclamation No. 396 dated November 7 and signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin directed the National Historical…

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