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Philippines, Laos seek to expand deal on basic education
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Philippines, Laos seek to expand deal on basic education

2023 August 4 SUPPORT FOR LAOS. Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo hands over DFA’s tablet donation to Laos’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bolster their ASEAN chairship in 2024. Manalo is in Laos to co-chair the 2nd Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation meeting.  MANILA — The Philippines and Laos are seeking to expand bilateral cooperation with a...

Vietnam to support Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s priority on food security – DFA
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Vietnam to support Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s priority on food security – DFA

2023 August 4 PH-VIETNAM TIES. Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo shakes hands with Foreign Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Bui Thanh Son, during the Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation Meeting held at Hanoi, Vietnam on Aug. 1, 2023. Vietnam has vowed to support President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s priority on food security, the...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr admin bullish on sustained decline in inflation rate
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr admin bullish on sustained decline in inflation rate

2023 August 4 MANILA – The Marcos administration is committed to implementing strategies that would help sustain the continued drop in the prices of basic commodities, Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said Friday. This came after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that inflation further dropped to 4.7 percent in July, lower than the 5.4 percent registered...

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Canada and Iceland sign youth mobility arrangement

2023 August 4 Winnipeg, Manitoba —The Government of Canada is committed to providing Canadian youth with opportunities to gain international experience and perspectives, as they are particularly important in today’s global economy. Canadian youth will soon have easier access to a new destination for working and travelling abroad. Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister...

P215.64-B budget eyed for flood control projects in 2024 – DBM
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P215.64-B budget eyed for flood control projects in 2024 – DBM

2023 August 3 MANILA – The Marcos administration is seeking a budget allocation of PHP215.643 billion to fund its flood mitigation projects for 2024, Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said Thursday. Pangandaman said the proposed budget is included in the 2024 National Expenditure Program (NEP) for the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Flood Management Program....

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr vows continued support for creative industries
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr vows continued support for creative industries

2023 August 3 BOOSTING CREATIVE INDUSTRIES. President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. administers the oath of office to the new officers of the Katipunan ng mga Artistang Pilipino sa Pelikula at Telebisyon (KAPPT) in a ceremony at the President’s Hall of Malacañan Palace in Manila on Thursday (Aug. 3, 2023). During the event, Marcos vowed continued support...

Philippines bags major titles in international math competition in Malaysia
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Philippines bags major titles in international math competition in Malaysia

2023 August 3 VICTORIOUS. Members of the Philippine Team pose for a photo after their successful campaign in the 2023 ALOHA Mental Arithmetic International Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 30, 2023. Delegates from the Philippines emerged as grand champions in the tournament participated by 700 students from 15 countries.  MANILA – The Philippine team...

Priority bills to develop Philippine natural gas industry hurdles House
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Priority bills to develop Philippine natural gas industry hurdles House

2023 August 3 NATURAL GAS. The Malampaya gas field in Palawan. The House of Representatives has approved on final reading two priority bills identified by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council that would develop the Philippines’ downstream natural gas industry.  MANILA – The House of Representatives has approved on final reading on Wednesday two priority bills identified by...

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Canada announces the first-ever Express Entry invitations for newcomers with experience in the trades

2023 August 1 Ottawa—Canada’s Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in critical fields. By prioritizing the invitation of skilled newcomers with experience in the trades, Canada aims to meet the increasing demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation’s economic...