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

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 – a spirit that knows no...

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

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) in the city of Ulsan...

Philippines commits to upholding refugees’ protection, welfare

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 news release Friday. DOJ Chief...

DA to establish food hubs across Philippines

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 logistics roadmap,” Agriculture Secretary Francisco...

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

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 personally extend financial assistance to...

Philippines, Japan foster closer parliamentary ties to open more opportunities

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 Japan. Such cooperation is vital...

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

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) president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, Philippine...

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

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 8.6 percent to the Philippine...

July 17-23 of every year is National Disability Rights Week

July 17-23 of every year is National Disability Rights Week

2024 June 19 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has declared July 17 to 23 of every year as “National Disability Rights Week” in a bid to raise awareness and uphold the rights of persons with disabilities. In the two-page Proclamation No. 597 signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin on June 13 and made public on Wednesday, Marcos directed the...

Japan, Philippines to strengthen defense ties

Japan, Philippines to strengthen defense ties

2024 June 18 MANILA – House of Representatives Speaker Martin Romualdez and Japanese Speaker Fukushiro Nukaga have committed to enhancing the defense and security cooperation between the Philippines and Japan, as well as to expand trilateral cooperation with the United States. In a statement on Tuesday, Romualdez said the defense capabilities and overall security of the Philippines have significantly improved due...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr OKs laws on new Bacoor schools, engineering offices in provinces

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr OKs laws on new Bacoor schools, engineering offices in provinces

2024 June 18 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has signed into law several measures seeking to establish new schools in Bacoor City, Cavite and district engineering offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in various provinces. Marcos signed Republic Act (RA) 12007 and 12008 on June 13, establishing a senior high school and an elementary school...

Philippine delegation gets top Japan lawmakers’ vow to hire more Filipinos

Philippine delegation gets top Japan lawmakers’ vow to hire more Filipinos

2024 June 18 MANILA – House of Representatives Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez said the Philippine delegation he led has secured a firm commitment from top Japanese parliamentarians to facilitate the hiring of more Filipinos by the Japanese government, particularly in crucial sectors, such as elderly care. They acquired the commitment during high-level discussions with National Diet of Japan Speaker Fukushiro...