PH-US Balikatan 2024 opens, now in progress

The three-week annual “Balikatan” military exercise between Filipino and American troops officially opened on Monday, with 16,000 soldiers representing the “essence of unity, collective responsibility and enduring partnership between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America and other partners.” Speaking at the opening rites in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Armed Forces of the…

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Upsurge of US investments seen following successful PH Dialogue

ECONOMIC DISCUSSIONS. Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman, Finance Secretary Ralph Recto and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan (2nd to 4th from left) showcase the compelling reasons why American investors should continue expanding their businesses in the Philippines during the Philippine Dialogue at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. on April 17, 2024. It was attended by around 90…

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Lawmaker insists foreign investors fear PH Charter restrictions

Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, who chairs the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments, said Monday the constitutional restrictions on foreign ownership are the “root causes” of the reluctance of foreign companies to make investments in the Philippines.Rodriguez issued the statement in response to a position paper published by the University of…

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Amir commends Pinoys’ contributions to Qatar’s progress

The Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, has lauded Filipinos in his country for their contributions to the progress of his sultanate. “It is my pleasure to take this opportunity to praise the Filipino community residing in the State of Qatar and their effective contributions to the development, progress in our country,” Sheikh Tamim told President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. during…

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Salceda explores other options to address financial gap in Senior Citizens’ healthcare, medical, basic needs for dignity in old age

House Ways and Means Chair Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda said he is “exploring a separate insurance fund under Philhealth to address the financial gap and help ensure senior citizens’ (SCs) healthcare, specially their catastropic  medicine costs, other basic necessities and “little pleasures in dignified old age.” Salceda who has recently succeeded in crafting laws…

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Palace created Right-of-Way committee for railway projects

Malacanang has created an inter-agency committee tasked to oversee the right-of-way (ROW) activities for the country’s railway projects to expedite the process of land acquisition needed for their implementation. Under Administrative Order (AO) 19 signed on March 25 by President Marcos, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary will serve as the chairperson of the inter-agency committee, with the Secretary…

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