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House launches ‘CONG-TOUR’ vlog to promote PH tourism

In a privilege speech during the plenary session, Laguna Representative Sol Aragones, committee chair, said CONG-TOUR will show the congressmen's active involvement in the promotion of tourism in their districts, aside from fulfilling their lawmaking functions.

Family farming pushed to help ensure food security

“Let us make the nation realize what they can have from family farming, it adds to family resilience, and contributes to national security,” Venarica Papa, Assistant Professor of the College of Social Work and Community Development at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, said in a three-day forum dubbed "Knowledge Learning Market and Policy Engagement" (KLMPE) in Quezon City.

‘Oplan Tokhang’ stays but needs retooling

“We were able to convince her, meron lang (there is just) probably repackaging or retooling on how it’s going to be presented pero (but) she is convinced that indeed the Philippine Anti-Drug Strategy (PADS) is already a strategy that can be adapted outright,” Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge, Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa told reporters on the sidelines of a gun show in Mandaluyong City.

Alternate 4-day workweek for gov’t, private sectors mulled

In his proposal, Barzaga said government employees will work from Mondays to Thursdays, starting from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an hour break time from noon to 1 p.m.

DSWD polishes guidelines for 4Ps rice allocation

“We have been conducting a lot of meetings with the NFA and DA to polish the strategy,” said DSWD Undersecretary Camilo Gudmalin, chair of the Technical Working Group on Rice Subsidy.

PH food makers seek China market

More than 30 Filipino companies have been showcasing their products during the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center here since November 5.

Phivolcs launches web app that can analyze tsunami risk areas

Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said the website GeoAnalyticsPH was launched as the country joined the observance of World Tsunami Awareness Day.

PhilRice at 34: Boosting support for rice competitiveness

With the theme, “Championing Competitiveness of the Filipino Rice Farmers,” the anniversary coincides with the observation of the National Rice Awareness Month every November.

DILG-Romblon discusses insurgency issues in barangay assembly

Barangay Mayha in Odiongan town is DILG's showcase barangay for 2019's 2nd semester Barangay Assembly Day. DILG-Romblon focal person Threeks Fontamillas briefed barangay officials and residents regarding the guidelines to local government units in the implementation of EO No. 70.

Cancellation of BSKE 2020 hurdles House

On Monday, the law makers approved House Bill No. 4933 with a total of 194 legislators voted for yes while six for no.

Be wary of bogus Korean visa services, Pinoys advised

The Philippine Embassy in Seoul, which issued the advisory on Monday, said the fake visa processing services seek to target irregular migrants.

Ordinansang ‘Freedom of Information’, pinagtibay sa OccMin

“Long overdue.  Matagal na dapat ang FOI ordinance sa lalawigan,” bungad ni Tayag, pangunahing sponsor ng FOI ordinance, sa panayam ng ilang mamamahayag. Naniniwala aniya siya na kung noon pa ay umiiral na ang nasabing batas, mas madaling matukoy kung ang isang lokal na pamahalaan ay tapat o hindi na naglilingkod sa bayan.