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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Vigan is now Palaro-ready

Vigan City is ready to roll out the red carpet for the more than 15,000 delegates from the country’s 17 regions expected to converge in the Ilocos Sur capital for the Palarong Pambansa next month.

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UE men’s tennis team wins 2nd straight UAAP title

The University of the East men’s tennis team bagged its second straight University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) title recently.

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February international visitor traffic break records with Chinese influx

The Philippine tourism industry continued its growth trend in February breaking yet another record as shown by the latest data on international tourist arrivals disclosed by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

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What’s in store for Philippine sports?

As promised after that initial intro column, I will now dwell on a major issue on Philippine sports and what lies ahead for us.

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Neda board okays 3 flagship projects

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) approved in its recent meeting three new projects, including a flood control project in Mindanao and a traffic-alleviating project in Metro Manila.

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Government to employ tech to sustain FDI inflows

The government is looking at advances in digital technology as part of reforms it will put in place to surpass the country’s record-high foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2017 and maintain its newfound status as the world’s best investment destination, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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Tourism firms claim to operate legally

Member resorts of the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) in Boracay are in compliance with all government environmental laws and possess the necessary government permits to operate.

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National ID ready soon, says Diokno

The proposed National Identification System has already been sponsored in the Senate, with Senator Panfilo Lacson delivering the bill’s sponsorship message on Monday, March 12, at the Senate Session Hall.

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US-funded anti-poverty infra launched

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim led a recent site visit of a road and bridge infrastructure project completed under a $222.5 million US-grant that is now benefiting over 400,000 residents of Guiuan, Eastern Samar by way of improved access to basic social services and increased economic opportunities.

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Government sees P98M from PMO sales

The government expects to raise some P98.32 million-worth of state-owned assets in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Privatization Management Office (PMO) of the Department of Finance (DOF).

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