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“Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2) couple leaves ‘urban jungle’ for simpler life in Leyte

“Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2) couple leaves ‘urban jungle’ for simpler life in Leyte

  GOING BACK. Joel, Rhea and their six-month-old child are now in Villaba, Leyte after availing of the “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” program on Friday (June 4, 2021). They said life has become difficult for them in Metro Manila since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. (PNA photo by Robert Alfiler)   MANILA – Metro Manila has often been compared to a jungle. Only the...

Duterte aims to provide adequate, accessible, affordable food amid COVID crisis

Duterte aims to provide adequate, accessible, affordable food amid COVID crisis

MANILA – Citing the importance of the “Plant, Plant, Plant” program of the Department of Agriculture, President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday stressed the vital role it plays in helping feed Filipinos and pushes the economy forward. In his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA), Duterte said the program aims to provide adequate, accessible, and affordable food for every Filipino....

An advisory from the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto

For related queries, please e-mail [email protected][email protected]; or through its official website: www.philcongen-toronto.com; or call mobile phone no.: (416)  346-3268 / telephone no. ( 416) 922-7181 (Attn: Duty Officer) or the other contact information of Philippine Government Agencies, food bank,  and testing and treatment centers for COVID-19 as indicated in the Advisories.  Be rest assured that members and other Filipino nationals affected by COVID-19...

Makapuno seen to boost eco-tourism in Alabat, Quezon province

Toronto, Ontario — Wonderful things happen when people work together. Such is the essence of the project called the Makapuno Industry Agri-Business and Investment Promotion, which is the result of a collaboration of multiple Philippine government agencies. The project aims to invite overseas investors, especially in Canada, to fund the plantation of Makapuno trees on 111 hectares of land in Alabat...

Calls to eat more plants, less meat also in line with food guide: McKenna

OTTAWA — A high−profile call to eat more plants and less meat in order to combat global warming is directly in line with Canada’s new food guide, which extols the health benefits of precisely such a change in diet, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Friday. Standing in front of a cornfield at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm, McKenna was announcing $600,000 in funding...