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15% hike seen in rice harvest this summer

MANILA, Philippines?(UPDATE) The summer rice harvest is shaping up to be 15 percent more than the same period in 2010, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said on Thursday the DA has been looking forward to a first-semester rice production of 7.6 million tons Read More

Philippines to deployed planes to disputed area

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino general says he deployed two warplanes to undertake surveillance near a disputed region in the South China… Read More

Only the ‘best and brightest’ at the DFA, says Del Rosario

MANILA, Philippines?Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario vowed to recruit the “best and the brightest” for the Department of Foreign Affairs, “especially since (the Aquino administration) is a reform-oriented government.” Briefing DFA reporters before he left for Tunisia over the weekend, the 71-year-old Del Rosario declared that he was an “advocate… Read More

Dominguez brothers asked DoJ to dismiss case against them

MANILA, Philippines?Brothers Roger and Raymond Dominguez asked the Department of Justice (DoJ) to dismiss the carnapping with murder case filed against them for the death of Emerson Lozano in February. Read More

DepEd steps up foreign-language program

MANILA, Philippines?Soon, public high-school graduates would be greeting their teachers a hearty ‘good morning’?in six languages. The Department of Education (DepEd) is stepping up its foreign-language program in the coming school year, adding two widely spoken Asian languages to a list that… Read More

DFA urges ‘proper’ transfer of $3.3-M peacekeeping funds

MANILA, Philippines?The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has recommended the transfer of the $3.3-million peacekeeping funds from a Philippine account in New York to the National Treasury ‘for proper accounting and safekeeping,’ a statement from the department said. Foreign Affairs… Read More

Mediamen to sit as observers in DND biddings

MANILA, Philippines?Members of the media will be sitting in as observers in deliberations of the Department of National Defense’s (DND) bids and awards committee, according to Malaca Read More

3,000 families lose homes in QC fire

MANILA, Philippines?Around 3,000 families lost their houses when a fire that raged for more than eight hours hit a densely populated area in Quezon City. Read More

Mindanao watersheds in bad shape

MANILA, Philippines?Three major watersheds in Mindanao are in dire condition, which could affect food production in the region, according to a Department of Agriculture (DA) official. Dr. Silvino Tejada, chief of the DA’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), urged the department and the local governments… Read More

DepEd acts to address students’ dental health

MANILA, Philippines?The Department of Education is mulling over a new survey on the dental health of school children in hopes of keeping more students in school and preventing bad teeth from affecting school performance. In recent talks with the department’s health chief and dental care donors, Education… Read More

DoH’s nurse recruitment program attracts 60,000 applicants

MANILA, Philippines ?Close to 60,000 nurses have applied for the Department of Health’s nurses deployment program, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Friday. The department’s… Read More

DoH names 16 clean gov’t hospitals

MANILA, Philippines ? At least 16 government hospitals have been recognized by the Department of Health as having ‘Malinis [Clean], Mabango[Fragrant] environment, facilities and equipment following a six-month campaign to boost their image before the public. Read More

DZIQ: P1B funding for military project denied, says budget chief

MANILA, Philippines ? A P1 billion budget sought by the Department of National Defense (DND) for a military project was not released by the Department of Budget and Management because the DND failed to comply with the government’s ‘no report, no budget’ policy, Budget Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad said Wednesday. In a Radyo Inquirer interview, Abad identified the program as the Kalayaan sa Barangay (Freedom in the Villages) program. Abad said that in their records, only the… Read More

Diesel pump prices to rise by P1 per liter Tuesday

MANILA, Philippines?Local oil companies will raise prices of diesel by P1 a liter, of kerosene by 75 centavos a liter, and of gasoline by 50 centavos a liter, effective on Tuesday. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and PTT Philippines made their respective disclosures on Monday to the Department of Energy, while other oil companies have not made their announcements as of this posting. Read More

De Lima protests cover-up allegations

MANILA, Philippines?Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday protested allegations made by colleagues of slain botanist Leonard Co that the government fact-finding report clearing the military of liability in his and his two companions’ deaths was a cover-up. Nonetheless, De Lima said that ‘if warranted,’ she could review the findings of the Department of Justice-National Bureau of Investigation (DoJ-NBI) panel that looked into the killing of Co, forest guard Sofronio Cortez and farmer Julius Borromeo on November 15, 2010. Read More

No excessive rice importation, says ex-agriculture chief

MANILA, Philippines ? There was no excessive importation of rice and no overpricing of imports during the previous administration that caused the National Food Authority to bleed financially, the former chief of the Department of Agriculture said Friday. Former Agriculture Secretary and now Bohol Representative Art Yap said that the recommended import volume was not breached and that importation was based on tenders that underwent public bidding. Meanwhile, Anakpawis partylist Representative Rafael Mariano called for an inquiry into the NFA report Read More

Philippines signs pact to buy rice from Vietnam

MANILA, Philippines?The Philippines will buy rice from Vietnam in the next three years under a government-to-government negotiation, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA) officials. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said the Philippine government recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to buy rice from Vietnam in the next three years to meet its needs Read More

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