Pangasinan archdiocese sets fluvial procession, Prayer for peace

PRAYER FOR PEACE.  Archbishop Socrates Villegas of the Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese in this file photo on Friday (July 12, 2024) announced the holding of a rosary fluvial procession and prayer gathering in Infanta town, Pangasinan on July 16 amid the ongoing conflict in the West Philippine Sea. He said that despite the maritime dispute the Filipinos and Chinese…

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PH reiterates firm resolve to protect its sovereignty against China’s coercion

The Philippines has reiterated its firm resolve to remain steadfast against China’s territorial territorial encroachments that undermine its sovereignty over its exclusive economic zone in the West Philippine Sea. National Security Adviser Eduardo Año made this vow as Manila marks the 8th anniversary of the historic Arbitral Award on the South China Sea on Friday. “For the Philippines — notwithstanding the challenges…

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PH flagship mass transport projects seen to boost tourism

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista said the mass transportation projects the government will undertake shortly are expected to greatly boost the country’s tourism ijndustry. “Improving and modernizing our transport systems will be crucial at ensuring tourists enjoy their vacations that start with travel to and from their homes,” he said at the recent Travel Madness Expo 2024…

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MARINA joins world meet on maritime casualty inquiries

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has joined other countries in pooling their knowledge to improve safety investigations on marine casualties in a workshop held recently in Busan, South Korea. The agency said the 2024 International Workshop on the Safety Investigation of Marine Casualty (IWSIMC) was attended by over 100 marine safety investigators from various districts of South…

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CCC: LDF Board hosting is proof of world confidence in PH

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) said selection of the Philippines as host of the Loss and Damage Fund (LDF) Board reflects the world community’s confidence in the Philippines’ leadership under President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. In a statement, CCC Vice-Chairman and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje said the decision is a significant step in the global fight against climate change. “As a…

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PCG marks Arbitral Award; PH vows to pursue peace in WPS

The Philippines has vowed to pursue a course of action “anchored on peace” as it secures its rights over the West Philippine Sea as it marks the 8th anniversary of the Arbitral Award victory over China on the contested area. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reiterated its commitment to upholding the landmark ruling, saying it is a testament to Manila’s “unwavering commitment to the…

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Miru Systems’ 18 Billion Peso Contract for Philippine Elections Sparks Major Concerns

Manila, Philippines — On July 9, 2024, Hon. Rodante D. Marcoleta, Party List – SAGIP, addressed the media regarding troubling reports on Miru Systems, which COMELEC has chosen to supply voting technology for the 2025 national elections. Marcoleta expressed serious reservations about whether Miru’s technology aligns with the stringent specifications mandated by the Automated Election Law. This law…

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PBBM praises entrepreneurs at 2024 Presidential Awards for Outstanding MSMEs

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Wednesday praised the remarkable achievements of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at the 2024 Presidential Awards for Outstanding MSMEs. The event recognized the demonstration of exceptional growth, competitiveness, innovation, and sustainability of MSMEs. “We are here today for a very important commemoration as we recognize the recipients of…

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Turning Risk into Readiness: DOST 7 Brings Handa Pilipinas to Cebu City

Cebu City, Philippines – The recent eruption of Mt. Canlaon in Negros Oriental and the disasters experienced in the Visayas has underscored the urgent need for effective disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) strategies. This makes the upcoming Handa Pilipinas Visayas Leg a timely and critical event. Local Government Units (LGUs) and other stakeholders will…

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