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The Laudable Power of Brigada Eskwela

Brigada Eskwela is once again a byword while the culmination of the school year 2017- 2018 is about to come. But what is Brigada Eskwela?

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BOI-approved projects surge 402% to P132B

Investment projects approved by the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) in January to February 2018 continue to surge as the premier investment promotion agency recorded P131.6 billion worth of projects, up by 402.3 percent compared to the same period last year.

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NFA offers food testing and product development training

The Food Development Center (FDC) of the National Food Authority (NFA) is set to conduct a training course on the “Basic Sensory Evaluation for Food Testing and Product Development” on April 17-20, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the FDC Compound, Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) Complex, Taguig City.

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Philippines lags in post-disaster reconstruction, says PIDS

While much has been done to boost disaster preparedness in the country, the country still lags behind in the aspect of post-disaster reconstruction, a study published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) revealed.

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Tax reform law not to blame for price spikes

Officials of the National Economic Development Authority (Neda), Department of Finance (DOF), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and the country’s leading economists attending the meeting of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, led by Sen. Win Gatchalian, were in consensus that several factors have pushed inflation up in January, and the tax reform that has recently taken effect has little …

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P4.25-B loan sealed for key Bulacan road

The government of the Philippines and Japan signed a 9.399-billion yen (amounting to approximately $89 million or 4.25 billion) loan agreement for the construction of the third phase of the Arterial Road Bypass Project that is designed to ease traffic congestion in Bulacan and spur economic growth in the province’s rural areas.

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Excise tax take exceeds Jan goal by 7.7% to P22B

Total actual excise tax collections for January 2018 reached P22.078 billion, or over 7.7 percent of the goal of P20.501 billion for that month and 81.69 percent higher compared to the P12.152 billion tax take in the same period last year, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

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Top business minds to highlight ADB meet

Influential thinkers in the fields of international economics, history and digital technology are set to speak on global economic trends that will shape the world’s future during a forum to be hosted by the Philippines this May in a runup to the 51st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila.

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Shut violators, not entire Boracay – Senators

Only violating establishments should be closed and not the entire island.

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Complaint vs boat captain over death of Chinese diver dismissed

The Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Negros Oriental has issued a resolution dismissing the complaint filed against the skipper of a commercial motorboat that hit a Chinese national while diving in Apo Island in Dauin town that resulted in the latter’s death.

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