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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks new partnerships for development of Philippine dive sector

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks new partnerships for development of Philippine dive sector

2024 February 23 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday expressed hope that new investors will consider exploring opportunities in the Philippine dive industry. Marcos said he is optimistic that the fourth edition of the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City would facilitate new partnerships for the development of the country’s dive...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s Kalinisan progam earns support from academe

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s Kalinisan progam earns support from academe

2024 February 23 MANILA – More than 500 volunteers from the Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR) organized a coastal cleanup at Baseco Beach in Port Area, Manila on Friday to join the Marcos administration’s “Kalinisan sa Bagong Pilipinas (Cleanliness in the New Philippines)” program. In support of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s policy to promote “bayanihan” (cooperation) across the country, PCCR...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr eyes partnership with IRRI for nutritious food development, production

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr eyes partnership with IRRI for nutritious food development, production

2024 February 23 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday expressed openness to collaborating with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for the development and production of more nutritious agricultural products. This was after the IRRI, in a meeting with Marcos at Malacañan Palace in Manila, offered to develop more varieties of rice and other agricultural produce for local...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr sees need for more collab to develop Philippines creative, design sectors

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr sees need for more collab to develop Philippines creative, design sectors

2024 February 23 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday emphasized the importance of forging more tie-ups with local and international partners to strengthen the Philippine creative and design industries. Marcos made the call during the launch of the “Art X Design” exhibition at the National Museum of Fine Arts in the City of Manila, as he acknowledged the...

DICT eyes investments from Finland, Sweden

DICT eyes investments from Finland, Sweden

2024 February 22 MANILA – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) aims to boost the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector through possible partnerships with investors and ICT companies from Finland and Sweden. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the DICT said a meeting between Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden Maria Lumen Banzon Isleta, DICT Secretary...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr sees great potential in economic, trade ties between Hawaii, Philippines

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr sees great potential in economic, trade ties between Hawaii, Philippines

2024 February 22 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. sees great potential in strengthening the economic and trade ties between the State of Hawaii and the Philippines through the Filipino trade mission from Hawaii. Marcos made the remark during the courtesy call of the members of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu and Honolulu City Council Trade mission at...

DOTr eyes fast-tracking rail projects through Japanese aid

DOTr eyes fast-tracking rail projects through Japanese aid

2024 February 21 MANILA – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking to fast-track major railway projects in the country through technical and financial assistance from the Japanese government. During a meeting with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism on Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista called for their discussions to be...

US allots P1.6B to boost Philippines higher education

US allots P1.6B to boost Philippines higher education

2024 February 21 MANILA – The United States has launched a PHP1.6 billion project that will help boost the Philippines’ higher education through training and curriculum improvements. The US-Philippines Partnership for Skills, Innovation, and Lifelong Learning (UPSKILL) program, launched on Feb. 20, will be implemented through a consortium of US universities and Philippine partners for the next five years. “The challenges...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Government to build ‘world-class’ infra to ensure investors’ growth

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Government to build ‘world-class’ infra to ensure investors’ growth

2024 February 21 MANILA – The government will work hard to build a “world-class” infrastructure that can drive prosperity for present and prospective investors in the Philippines, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Wednesday. Marcos gave the assurance, as he led the inspection of the Airport to New Clark City Access Road (ANAR) at the Sacobia Bridge located within the Clark...

Filipino youth urged to go out, register for 2025 elections

Filipino youth urged to go out, register for 2025 elections

2024 February 21 MANILA – With the 2025 midterm elections drawing near, Speaker Martin Romualdez on Wednesday rallied the Filipino youth to actively participate in the democratic process by registering to be able to vote in the coming electoral exercise. In a statement, Romualdez emphasized that registering as a voter is not merely a preparation to perform a civic duty but...

Canadian Member of Parliament Marco Mendicino Strengthens Bilateral Ties During Official Visit to the Philippines

Canadian Member of Parliament Marco Mendicino Strengthens Bilateral Ties During Official Visit to the Philippines

2024 February 21 Manila, Philippines – Canadian Member of Parliament Marco Mendicino arrived in Manila on Tuesday for a significant diplomatic mission aimed at bolstering ties between Canada and the Philippines. During his stay, Mendicino engaged in a series of bilateral meetings with key figures in the Philippine government, including the Speakers of the House of Representatives and Senate. In...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr wants ‘right’ system to protect cash aid from inflation

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr wants ‘right’ system to protect cash aid from inflation

2024 February 20 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has ordered the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to protect the value of cash aid from the effects of inflation. In a sectoral meeting at Malacañan Palace in Manila on Tuesday morning, Marcos said he wanted...