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Literacy key to achieving inclusion, says PIDS

Improving financial literacy and broadening access to financial institutions like banks and insurance companies, especially in the rural areas, are key to achieving financial inclusion in the country.

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Climate Change Commission supports i-ACT’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok Campaign”

The Climate Change Commission (CCC), the gatekeeper of the country’s climate change policies and programs, threw its support to the ongoing “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” (TBTU) campaign of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (i-ACT).

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Fil-Am praises Filipino inventor on anti-pollution device

By Ben Cal A visiting Filipino-American has cited a Filipino inventor for developing a device that greatly helps reduce pollution emitted not only from vehicles but also from generators and ships.

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US-based Pinoy cites Filipino nurses great contribution to global health

By Ben Cal A US-based Filipino lawyer has cited the great contribution by some 200,000 Filipino nurses working in the United States in health care and the millions of dollars of remittances they send to their homeland that help boost the Philippine economy.

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Infrastructure buildup, great opportunities for investment

Investment climate looks promising with more vital projects to be undertaken by the government in the Philippine’s Golden Age of Infrastructure.

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Several DPWH PPP projects for immediate implementation

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) aims to immediately implement at least six (6) solicited Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects that are now under or will undergo feasibility studies.

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Poll: Philippines tops budget transparency in Asia

The Philippines received an Open Budget Index (OBI) of 67, effectively securing the top spot in Asia for budget transparency, results of the recently released biennial Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2017 showed.

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JTI unit offers help to combat smuggling

JT International Philippines Inc. (JTI Philippines), a unit of multinational Japanese Tobacco International, indicated willingness to share with the government information that will help address cigarette smuggling in the country.

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10M poor families get P200 monthly doles

By Luis Leoncio The government will provide P200 a month “without conditions” this year to 10 million of the country’s poorest households over the next three years as a buffer to the backlash on prices of basic commodities of the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), economic managers said.

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Du30 to casinos: You’re welcome but stay clean

Investments in casino operations are welcome but stakeholders should not involve themselves in corrupt activities, President Duterte said during a recent forum among Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) and it licensees.

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