Digital, green projects to improve life quality, lure investments

By Benjamin Nathaniel Bondoc TAIPEI, Taiwan – South Korea’s capital Seoul is determined to push for digital and green projects to improve the people’s quality of life, attract investments and foster further collaboration with the international community in turning these visions into reality. Speaking to international media members on the sidelines of the 2024 Smart City…

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British Envoy: Filipino health workers vital care providers in UK

(Photo courtesy of PH Embassy in UK Facebook Page) BAGUIO CITY – Filipino medical professionals, especially nurses, are known for being compassionate and caring, thus considered important parts of United Kingdom’s health service. Iain Cox, political counsellor of the British Embassy in Manila, said British people have, one way or another, encountered Filipinos in the medical…

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On Love and Lent

By Gladys Serafica DARAGA, Albay – In case you haven’t checked your February 2024 calendar yet, Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day. With two seemingly contrasting holidays sharing the same date—as the start of the liturgical 40-day season of Lent requires fasting and abstinence while the most romantic day of the year encourages luxurious indulgences—this…

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Riding the waves of destiny: The Story of the Historic Municipality of Bay, Laguna

Despite the rich and vast details that history provides regarding the origins of Bay, there is no known record as to who the valiant discoverer of the pristine municipality is. Yet, it has not hindered the town’s quest towards achieving sustainable progress and development. It has carved its own niche as the quaint but transformational government unit exuding excellence and exuberance.

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Government targets single-digit poverty rate by 2028

The government targets to reduce the country’s poverty to a single-digit figure by 2028. In his first State of the Nation Address in 2022, President  President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. Marcos vowed to bring down poverty to as low as 9 percent by the end of his term. Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) latest data showed the country’s poverty rate already…

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