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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. admin to upskill Philippine workers with expected influx of foreign investors

2023 February 25 The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is preparing for the entry of more foreign investors in the country, particularly by ensuring that the Philippines has a pool of well-educated and highly skilled workforce. The DOLE, under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., is paying attention in resolving jobs mismatch...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. assures support to tourism sector to boost economic recovery
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. assures support to tourism sector to boost economic recovery

2023 February 24 President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday assured government assistance to the tourism sector as the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. “I assure you the government’s commitment to strengthen the domestic tourism industry remains a top priority and Ilocos Norte will play a very large part,” President Marcos said in his...

On EDSA Day, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. calls for ‘peace, unity, reconciliation’
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On EDSA Day, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. calls for ‘peace, unity, reconciliation’

2023 February 25 MANILA – As the nation commemorates the 37th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Saturday urged his fellow Filipinos to seek “peace, unity, and reconciliation.” Marcos made the call as he hoped for a solemn and meaningful commemoration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution. “As...

Filipino senior scientist from NASA talks about using microscopes to understand plant growth in space
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Filipino senior scientist from NASA talks about using microscopes to understand plant growth in space

2023 February 22 A view of radishes growing in the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) ground unit inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Kim Shiflett/NASA) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been experimenting with the growth of plants in the International Space Station (ISS) to see how they...

Canada sending another $30M in aid to Turkey, Syria, as rebuild begins
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Canada sending another $30M in aid to Turkey, Syria, as rebuild begins

The federal government is sending another $20 million in aid for people affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, and matching millions more in private donations.  International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada will match $10 million in donations to members of the Humanitarian Coalition, on top of the $10 million in matching...

Manitoba, federal government reach $6.7B health-care deal
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Manitoba, federal government reach $6.7B health-care deal

Manitoba is the sixth province to sign a new healthcare funding proposal with the federal government. Following Ontario and the Atlantic provinces, the Manitoba government signed Friday an agreement in principle that would see increased funding and a commitment to target specific areas and share data under a bilateral agreement, the details of which must...

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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. admin orders putting up Green Lanes for strategic investments

2023 February 24 To promote the Philippines as a top investment destination, the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has ordered the establishments of Green Lanes for strategic investments in government offices. Based on Executive Order No. 18, dated February 23, 2023 and signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, President Marcos said the move...

Philippine medical team to Türkiye treats 938 patients
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Philippine medical team to Türkiye treats 938 patients

2023 February 24 MANILA – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said the Philippine Emergency Medical Assistance Team (PEMAT), which is part of the 82-man Philippine Inter-Agency Humanitarian Contingent (PIAHC), has so far served and treated 938 Turkish patients as of Thursday (local time). “The PEMAT started its operations at 0900H 23 February 2023. The PEMAT...

Philippine National Police, group honor OFW’s contribution via service caravan
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Philippine National Police, group honor OFW’s contribution via service caravan

2023 February 24 MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the United Filipino Global (UFG) have paid tribute to the contributions of Filipino migrants workers to the economy through a one-day service caravan. The activity dubbed as “Serbisyo para sa OFW” was held at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Thursday, the...

Canada to hire more Filipino healthcare workers
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Canada to hire more Filipino healthcare workers

2023 February 23 Department of Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople (left) with Manitoba Minister of Labour and Immigration Jon Reyes during a courtesy call on Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2023) at the DMW office in Mandaluyong City.  (Photo courtesy of DMW)  MANILA – Manitoba Minister of Labour and Immigration Jon Reyes has expressed interest in hiring more skilled Filipino health...