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Recto pitches for new Treasury bonds

Finance Secretary Ralph Recto has urged Filipinos to invest in the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)’s 30th tranche of Retail Treasury Bonds (RTB 30)...

DOTr to introduce biometric passenger processing

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) last week held a forum in Davao City, attended by airline companies and other stakeholders, to present plans to...

Gov’t mulls establishment pharmaceutical economic zones or “pharma zones”

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has directed health officials to study the establishment of so-called pharmaceutical economic zones, or "pharma zones," to lower the...

FDA fast tracks approval processes of generic drugs applications

FDA Director General Samual Zacate plans to reduce the review and approval period for generic drug applications from 120 days to just 45 days.  “I’m...

Finance department presents refined tax measure proposals to Senate

Finance Secretary Ralph Recto presented a refined proposal on Package 4 of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), a measure improved during his first...

Email traced to Japan in bomb hoax

The Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center is collaborating with the Japanese government to conduct an in-depth investigation into hoax bomb threats targeting several government...

Inflation rate posts decline from December

The nationwide inflation rate has a slowed down to 2.8 percent in January 2024 from 3.9 percent in December 2023 and 8.7 percent in...

PBBM visits soldiers wounded during MSU bombing

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. personally visited 12 soldiers who sustained multiple injuries in fighting the militant Dawlah Islamiyah-Maute Group involved in the bombing...

ARTA vows to go after violators of anti red tape policy

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) said it had so far secured eight convictions against government officials involved in anomalous transactions. Secretary Ernesto Perez said their...

DA assures adequate rice supply despite El Niño

The country's rice supply remains sufficient through the first half of this year, despite the anticipated impact of El Niño on local harvests. Agriculture Secretary...

DICT to conduct info drive on cybersecurity

Secretary Ivan John Uy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology has announced plans to conduct an information campaign on cybersecurity to help...

PBBM orders PNP to ramp up cybersecurity efforts

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered the Philippine National Police to increase its capacity to address cybersecurity concerns through training its personnel and investing...