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DOT inks MOU on tourism education, training

"Through the signing of this MOU, we can work towards the strengthening of industry-led education and training, which will standardize academic and practical instructions with the end result of producing world-class tourism professionals,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said during the virtual signing ceremony.

PH’s WPS claims in accordance with international law

This, according to the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) Deputy Administrator Efren Carandang in an online press forum Wednesday.

NPA extorting P300-M annually from telcos, self-confessed former rebel says

“If there is one single (group that has) mafia-style single extortion machinery, it is the CPP NPA NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front). They cannot overthrow the government but they can make Smart and Globe pay PHP200 to PHP300 million,” said Jeffrey "Ka Eric" Celiz, who claims to be an NPA cadre for 27 years.

SM malls provide immediate assistance to families affected by Typhoon Rolly

SM Supermalls, together with SM Foundation, will deploy approximately 15,000 Operation  Tulong Express Kalinga packs to families in severely hit areas by the typhoon that include Naga City, Iriga, Baao, Buhi, Nabua, Bula, and Tinabac in the Province of Camarines Sur;  Legazpi City, Daraga, Polangui,  Oas, Ligao, Guinobatan, Libon, Pio Duran, and Jovellar in the Province of Legazpi; Barangays Lag-on and Bagasbas in the Province of Camarines Norte; and in Sorsogon City, in the Province of Sorsogon.

Validity of SSS-issued LBP checks generated from July to December 2020 extended to 180...

The SSS made the announcement through a press release it issued Wednesday after the LBP granted on October 12, 2020, its request to extend the validity of the checks, which was initially 90 days only.

54 countries, areas lift inbound border restrictions for Pinoys

In its latest travel bulletin, the DFA said the entry of Filipinos to such countries and areas is allowed subject to medical protocols and flights available.

NASA’s SOFIA discovers water on sunlit surface of moon

SOFIA has detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth, located in the Moon’s southern hemisphere. Previous observations of the Moon’s surface detected some form of hydrogen, but were unable to distinguish between water and its close chemical relative, hydroxyl (OH). Data from this location reveal water in concentrations of 100 to 412 parts per million – roughly equivalent to a 12-ounce bottle of water – trapped in a cubic meter of soil spread across the lunar surface. The results are published in the latest issue of Nature Astronomy.

Magna Carta ng mga Pinoy seafarers, aprubado na sa Kamara

Layunin ng panukala na proteksyonan ang mga marinong apektado ng pandemya sa pamamagitan ng istriktong pagpapatupad ng nararapat na kondisyon sa trabaho, makatuwirang kontrata sa trabaho, at sapat na oportunidad sa kanilang propesyon.

Panukala na magpapalawig sa lifeline rate hanggang 10 years, aprubado sa Committee on Energy

Ang pag-apruba ay isinagawa sa pamamagitan ng teleconference na pinangunahan ni Committee vice chair at Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo.

Substitute bill para sa proteksyon ng OFW remittance, aprubado na sa Kamara

Sa inilabas na press statement, inaprubahan noong Huwebes ng Committee of Overseas Workers Affairs sa kamara ang committee report sa substitute bill sa House Bill 826 o ang “Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) Remittance Protection Act” na iniakda ni Deputy Speaker Aurelio Gonzales Jr.

DSWD pinag-aaralan ang pagkakaroon ng online discount ng senior citizens at PWDs

Ayon kay DSWD Sec. Rolando Joselito Bautista sa isang virtual briefing, ang kanilang ahensya ay nakipag-partner na sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) upang gumawa ng isang polisiya na magche-check ng rules online para sa purchasing ng senior citizens at PWDs.

Nationwide road clearing ops to resume November 16, DILG says

DILG spokesperson, Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, said the move complies with Memorandum Circular (MC) 2020-145, signed by Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, which gave local government units (LGUs) until Jan. 15, 2021 to clear roads within their jurisdiction of any obstruction.