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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...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr urged to prioritize Kadiwa bill amid P29 coverage expansion
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr urged to prioritize Kadiwa bill amid P29 coverage expansion

2024 July 16 MANILA – With the planned expansion of Bigas 29 Program (P29) in areas outside Metro Manila, AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert Lee has asked President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to include House Bill (HB) 3957 or the “Kadiwa Agri Food-Terminal Act” as a priority measure in the 3rd Regular Session of the 19th Congress....

First Lady joins PCG Auxiliary
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First Lady joins PCG Auxiliary

2024 July 16 MANILA – First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos has joined the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Auxiliary Executive Squadron with the rank of “Auxiliary Vice Admiral.” During a ceremony on board the BRP Gabriela Silang in Port Area, Manila on Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista and PCG Commandant, Admiral Ronnie Gil Gavan, led the donning and...

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Phivolcs staff to get Japan training on quake, tsunami monitoring

2024 July 16 MANILA – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help boost the capacity of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in earthquake and tsunami analysis and monitoring. The record of discussions between the two agencies was signed at the Phivolcs’ auditorium in Quezon City on Tuesday. Phivolcs Director Teresito Bacolcol said...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Jalaur dam to boost rice production; help power Panay Island
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Jalaur dam to boost rice production; help power Panay Island

2024 July 16 MANILA – The newly inaugurated phase 2 of the Jalaur dam project in Iloilo is expected to boost rice production and help supply power on Panay Island, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Tuesday. Marcos led the inauguration of the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project-Stage II (JRMP-II) at Calinog, Iloilo together with a number...

Philippines, Australia armies kick off ‘Exercise Carabaroo 2024’
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Philippines, Australia armies kick off ‘Exercise Carabaroo 2024’

2024 July 16 MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) and its Australian Army counterparts on Monday formally kicked off the month-long Exercise Carabaroo 2024 in the latter’s northern city of Darwin. In a statement Tuesday, PA spokesperson Col. Louie Dema-ala said the Australian Army’s 1st Brigade hosted this year’s edition of the drills. “It forms part...

PCO holds 3-day ‘Build Better More’ Infrastructure Forum
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PCO holds 3-day ‘Build Better More’ Infrastructure Forum

2024 July 15 NEW CLARK CITY, Tarlac – The Presidential Communications Office (PCO) conducted a three-day “Build Better More” Infrastructure Forum, to showcase the progress of legacy projects and achievements in infrastructure flagship projects under the current administration. The three-day forum held last week was a comprehensive platform to promote the administration’s “Build Better More” Infrastructure...