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House generates P75-M donations for Paeng relief drive
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House generates P75-M donations for Paeng relief drive

MANILA – The House of Representatives led by Speaker Martin Romualdez has generated around PHP75 million worth of cash and in kind donations for its ongoing relief drive for the victims of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng. According to a statement on Wednesday, the Speaker’s office said cash donations and pledges reached PHP49.2 million. While in-kind donations...

Elderly farmers hailed for contributing to food security
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Elderly farmers hailed for contributing to food security

MANILA, 2022 October 25 – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recognized the contribution of elderly Filipino farmers who continue to bring food to Filipino families despite their advanced age. In Quezon province, 50 elderly agrarian reform beneficiaries were honoured and given food packs, according to a DAR news release on Tuesday. “We are giving...

China drought won’t significantly affect Philippines: Department of Agriculture
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China drought won’t significantly affect Philippines: Department of Agriculture

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) assured Wednesday that the drought in China, which may result in a decline in global rice supply, will not have any significant effect on the Philippines. Speaking at a Laging Handa briefing, DA Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban said the government has mechanisms in place to boost local production. “Maaaring di...

Be informed: lawful election propaganda, common poster areas
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Be informed: lawful election propaganda, common poster areas

MANILA, 2022 April 19 – Aspiring for an elective public position can be tricky and sometimes expensive, especially when persuading voters to know you and your platforms through massive campaigning and the use of lawful election propaganda. The beginning of one’s political journey starts with becoming a candidate — which refers to any person seeking an...

Pandemic, calamity lessons to guide Philippines in 2022: President Duterte
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Pandemic, calamity lessons to guide Philippines in 2022: President Duterte

"Every day, we continue to witness the indomitable spirit of the Filipino that adapts, endures, and triumphs over all adversities. The dedication and courage of our people, especially of our medical and essential front liners, uniformed services, civilian personnel, and volunteers, demonstrate what great things we can achieve if we work in solidarity," Duterte said in a statement.

Philippines’ 2021 population growth lowest in 7 decades
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Philippines’ 2021 population growth lowest in 7 decades

MANILA – The Philippines’ population for 2021 increased by 324,000 or a mere 0.3 percent compared to the 2020 data of 914,797 births. The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) said on Monday the annual “natural increase” was the lowest since the period 1946 and 1947 when the population grew by 254,000. “Filipinos remained prudent by...