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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Filipino Olympians embody quintessence of Filipino spirit
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Filipino Olympians embody quintessence of Filipino spirit

2024 June 21 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday said the Filipino athletes heading to the Olympic Games in Paris embody the “quintessence of Filipino spirit” which is defined by perseverance, sacrifice, discipline and excellence. “The athletes that we are sending to this year’s Olympics embody the quintessence of that Filipino spirit –...

Philippine’s 1st missile corvette launched in S. Korea
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Philippine’s 1st missile corvette launched in S. Korea

2024 June 21 MANILA – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. led the launch of the Philippines’ first guided missile corvette built in South Korea. Teodoro and key Philippine defense and military officials graced the launch of the BRP Miguel Malvar (FF-06), at the shipyard of South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)...

Philippines commits to upholding refugees’ protection, welfare
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Philippines commits to upholding refugees’ protection, welfare

2024 June 21 MANILA – The Philippines has committed to sustaining and prioritizing the protection and welfare of refugees, political asylums, and stateless persons. Officials of the Department of Justice made this vow during the celebration of the first-ever National Refugee Day Forum at the Philippine International Convention Center on Thursday, the agency said in a...

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Canada improves fairness for applicants by ending post-graduation work permit “flagpoling”

2024 June 21 Ottawa—A safe and secure flow of goods and people across the Canada–United States border is critical to North America’s economy and the close person-to-person ties that Canadians and Americans enjoy. That’s why we continue to look for ways to make it easier and faster to cross the border without compromising the integrity...

DA to establish food hubs across Philippines
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DA to establish food hubs across Philippines

2024 June 20 MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is planning to establish food hubs across the country for seamless access for suppliers and buyers of agricultural produce. “We lack food terminals in the country, places where buyers and sellers could transact on a wholesale level. This food hub will be part of the DA’s...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr hands P158-M El Niño aid in Caraga, vows quality education
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr hands P158-M El Niño aid in Caraga, vows quality education

2024 June 20 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has extended a total of PHP158.15 million in financial assistance in the Caraga Region in line with the government’s commitment to support farmers and fisherfolk affected by the dry spell. Accompanied by some Cabinet members, Marcos visited Surigao del Sur and Butuan City on Thursday to...

Philippines, Japan foster closer parliamentary ties to open more opportunities
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Philippines, Japan foster closer parliamentary ties to open more opportunities

2024 June 20 MANILA – Both the Philippines and Japan legislative bodies have renewed their commitment to fostering closer relations and cooperation through the strengthening of the Japan-Philippines Parliamentary Friendship League (JPPFL). “By working together, we can create more opportunities for trade, investment and technological exchange, driving economic growth and development for both the Philippines and...

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Healthy meals for our kids

2024 June 20 Fairness for every generation starts right from childhood. Supported by this new policy, our National School Food Program is a direct investment in the future of our kids. This will support families, parents, and kids by providing school meals, so our youngest can reach their full potential – feeling healthy and happy The Rt. Hon....

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr to send off Paris Olympics-bound Philippine delegation
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr to send off Paris Olympics-bound Philippine delegation

2024 June 19 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. is scheduled to attend the send-off ceremony for the members of the Paris Olympics-bound Philippine delegation at the Marble Hall of the Ayuntamiento de Manila in Intramuros on Friday. Expected to join the President in the evening ceremony are Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC)...

Tourism growth shows Philippines appeal as travelers’ ‘destination of choice’
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Tourism growth shows Philippines appeal as travelers’ ‘destination of choice’

2024 June 19 MANILA – The tourism industry’s growth in 2023 is an indication that the Philippines is fast becoming a “destination of choice” to both foreign and domestic tourists post-pandemic, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. In its latest data released on June 18, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the tourism sector has contributed...