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Daily Archives: February 19, 2018

Philippines, Japan tackle infra buildup plan

The Philippines and the Japanese governments recently met to firm up cooperation programs for the Duterte Administration’s “Build Build Build” campaign.

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Newly Rehabilitated Pangasinan Health Center Unveiled

A new and improved rural health unit in Pangasinan was recently reopened, ready to deliver primary healthcare services more efficiently to patients including mothers and babies, children, senior citizens and persons with disability. Bugallon Rural Health Unit I and Birthing Facility, which recently underwent rehabilitation, was unveiled to the public in an event attended by local government officials.

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Focus on economic goals for Bangsamoro—DOF

Lawmakers should take into account the end goal of attaining economic self-sufficiency and sustainable development for the proposed Bangsamoro region to ensure fiscal autonomy and lasting peace in crafting the fundamental law creating this new autonomous political entity in Mindanao, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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APEC urged to use job data system

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies should use its labor market information system to help address unemployment and job mismatch in the region, a study published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said.

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Chip makers seek government aid in production of ICs

Local electronic chip makers are seeking government help for investments in infrastructure particularly in support of the manufacture of integrated circuits under the new industry roadmap for the electronics sector.

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ALI boasts 21% growth

Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) generated a net income of P25.3 billion in 2017, a strong growth of 21 percent driven by its healthy topline and robust operations. Total revenues grew 14 percent to P142.3 billion, backed by substantial bookings and completion of its property development projects and expanding leasing business.

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Government use of digital system gets boost

A government delegation received insights from last week’s three-day learning workshop hosted by Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma in Hangzhou, China will help the Duterte administration understand how to optimize the use of technology to improve governance and prepare Filipinos for the future under a digital economy, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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Pagcor continues to bring aid to displaced Albay folk

Legazpi, Albay – As the Mayon Volcano continues to show unrest indicating the possibility of a major eruption, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) gears up to continuously bring relief to tens of thousands of displaced locals in the next few months.

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Duterte orders agencies to fix Boracay in 6 months

President Rodrigo Duterte tasked two government agencies to hunt down violators of environmental laws in Boracay within six months, in a bid to solve environmental problems faced by the island, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.

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Airbus A350-1000 demo flight in Manila

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will study the possibility of acquiring the Airbus newest extra wide-body jet, after PAL officials led by Chairman Dr. Lucio C. Tan joined the Manila demo flight designed to test the reliability of the A350-1000.

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