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Energy transition pushed as Philippine dependency on coal deemed high
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Energy transition pushed as Philippine dependency on coal deemed high

2024 July 18 MANILA – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday renewed his call for an energy transition as the country’s dependency on coal-fired power has surpassed that of Indonesia and China. “An energy transition measure is necessary as the country gears towards increased use of renewable energy sources,” he said in a news release. Gatchalian said...

Palawan, Marinduque farmers, fisherfolk get almost P1-B aid
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Palawan, Marinduque farmers, fisherfolk get almost P1-B aid

2024 July 18 MANILA – Around PHP952.660-million financial assistance, services, loan assistance, and subsidies were given to farmers and fisherfolk affected by the El Niño phenomenon in Palawan and Marinduque. President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. led the distribution of various government assistance in a ceremony in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on Thursday. Of the figure, PHP99.13...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Pag-asa Island airport development among priorities
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Pag-asa Island airport development among priorities

2024 July 18 MANILA – The development of an airport on Pag-asa Island is among the priorities of the government, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Thursday. Speaking at the distribution of assistance to farmers, fisherfolk, and families affected by the dry spell at the Edward S. Hagedorn Coliseum in Puerto Princesa City, Marcos underscored the...

OWWA urges OFWs’ dependents to avail of scholarship programs
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OWWA urges OFWs’ dependents to avail of scholarship programs

2024 July 17 MANILA – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has urged children and dependents of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to start preparing their documents as the online application for its scholarship program will soon start. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the OWWA announced that the application period for the Education for Development Scholarship...

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The largest public transit investment in Canadian history

2024 July 17 We’re making the largest public transit investment in Canadian history. Our government’s new Canada Public Transit Fund will invest $30 billion in community infrastructure to expand, improve, and modernize public transit – giving Canadians affordable options to get around, and making sure housing development is linked to that funding. Let’s make public transit better,...

Solidum: Well-being of Filipinos ‘top priority’ in S&T sector
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Solidum: Well-being of Filipinos ‘top priority’ in S&T sector

2024 July 17 MANILA – Promotion of well-being is among the top priorities of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under the Marcos administration, Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. said Wednesday. The DOST programs, he said, are anchored on strategic pillars supporting the President’s agenda, prioritizing the desire for every Filipino to have good health. “Thus,...

Cruise visa waiver to boost post-pandemic tourism – BI
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Cruise visa waiver to boost post-pandemic tourism – BI

2024 July 17 MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday said the newly launched Cruise Visa Waiver program will attract more cruise tourists to the Philippines as it simplifies the visa process for passengers on cruise ships. According to Commissioner Norman Tansingco, the initiative is to enhance the Philippines’ position as a top cruise...

Filipinos urged to learn CPR
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Filipinos urged to learn CPR

2024 July 17 MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday called on Filipinos to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to become first responders in times of emergency where every second counts. In a media forum coinciding with the National CPR Day, DOH spokesperson Albert Domingo said CPR bridges the gap between life and the loss...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr finalizing SONA speech
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr finalizing SONA speech

2024 July 17 MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is preparing for his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) next week, according to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO). Marcos is on top of finalizing his speech, the PCO said Wednesday, adding that he does not have any appointment on Wednesday to prepare for the...