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Selling TRAIN is Duterte administration’s biggest challenge

By Tracy Cabrera FOLLOWING misconceptions received by government in explaining the impact of rising prices of prime commofities, finance assistant secretary Antonio Lambino recognized the challenge in educating the public about tax reforms and inflation.

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Government set to improve government connectivity thru P5.1B IT project

By Tracy Cabrera The Duterte administration has set aside P5.1 billion in the 2019 national budget to improve government connectivity and interoperability through information technology (IT) improvements, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

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Rizal lauded for having the country’s best health care system

By Heidi Nicodemus The Department of Health (DoH) has lauded the province of Rizal for having one of the best hospital health care system in the country during a three-day collaborative planning workshop on quality management for city, rural and barangay health units held at the Ramada Hotel in Binondo, Manila last October 3 to 5, 2018.

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Governments urged to to invest on flood risk reduction

By Tracy Cabrera                                                     In the last 50 years, the sea level has increased more than 80 centimetres, according to experts, and in ten or twenty years coastal areas around the city of Manila, home …

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Bantay OFW will help Pinoy workers abroad who are in distress

By Tracy Cabrera  IN reaction to difficulties faced by overseas Filipino workers in their work place and working conditions, the Advocates and Keepers Organization of OFWs Inc. (AKO OFW Inc.) has launched the ‘Bantay OFW Mobile Application’ in partnership with the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) for speedy and efficient response to distressed OFWs working abroad.

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Philippine economy highest in ASEAN at 7-8%

By Tracy Cabrera EXERCISING strict prudence and sustainability, the Duterte administration is showing a strong economic outlook due to increased government spending that has helped economic activity in the country, budget secretary Benjamin Diokno emphasized at the Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) held Tuesday, September 18, 2019, at the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Manila.

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Chinese firms to bring big business in Clark industrial park

By Tracy Cabrera                                                     CHINESE firm are expected to bring big business opportunities to the country with their entry in the proposed 500-hectare industrial park to be set up in New Clark City in Pampanga, according …

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Boracay—‘cesspool’ no more?

By Tracy Cabrera A soft opening is scheduled for the reopening of the tiny island of Boracay in October.

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Economic execs bare plan vs high prices

The Economic Development Cluster (EDC) of the Duterte Cabinet expects “moderate” inflation in the months ahead following the implementation of a slew of measures to help tame the rise in commodity prices, which include streamlining import procedures for rice, fish and sugar to boost their supply in the domestic market.

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Government spending hits P328-B high in July

Government spending reached its peak so far for the year at P328.1 billion in July 2018, representing an increase of P83.0 billion, or 34%, from the same period last year. The spectacular rise in spending was due to infrastructure and other capital outlays as well as subsidies to government corporations. For the first seven months of the year, disbursements have …

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