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RP Embassy in Ottawa issues advisory on Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Embassy of the Philippines Ottawa ADVISORY ON CANADA’S TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM (TFWP) (Source: http://www.vancouverpcg.org/) Following consultations with relevant Canadian authorities to whom concerns of Filipino temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in Canada were conveyed, the Philippine Embassy calls the attention of affected Filipino nationals to the following program changes and situations relative to the TFWP. 1. … Continue reading

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Malaysian firm bullish on Php1.5-B Nueva Ecija IT hub

Malaysian firm bullish on Php1.5-B Nueva Ecija IT hub PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija (Philippines News Agency) — A Malaysian conglomerate which bankrolled the Php1.5-billion government center cum information technology (IT) hub here is bullish over the prospects of a project amid fears it might fail due to its remote location and other constraints. Alloy MTD … Continue reading

S&P: Philippines to remain an outperformer in Asia
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S&P: Philippines to remain an outperformer in Asia

S&P: PHL to remain an outperformer in Asia By Joann Santiago MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Standard and Poor’s (S&P) continues to see the Philippines outperforming other Southeast Asian economies despite risks from the administration of US president-elect Donald Trump, among others. In its latest credit outlook report, the debt rater maintained its six percent … Continue reading

RP Senate, House start bicam conference on proposed 2017 na’tl budget
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RP Senate, House start bicam conference on proposed 2017 na’tl budget

Senate, House start bicam conference on proposed 2017 na’tl budget By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Senate and the House of Representatives (HoR) convened on Tuesday the bicameral conference committee to reconcile the differences in their versions of the Duterte administration’s proposed PHP3.35-trillion national budget for 2017. The bicameral conference convened … Continue reading

Agriculture Secretary cites keys to rice self-sufficiency goal
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Agriculture Secretary cites keys to rice self-sufficiency goal

Piñol cites keys to rice self-sufficiency goal By Leslie D. Venzon LOS BANOS, Laguna (Philippines News Agency) — Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is optimistic that the country will achieve its rice self-sufficiency goal in two to three years. “There are four things we need to focus: good seeds, support for fertilization, irrigation and mechanization,” he … Continue reading