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Higher alcohol, tobacco taxes to fund Universal Health Care: Duque

Higher alcohol, tobacco taxes to fund Universal Health Care: Duque By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday stressed the importance of passing the pending sin tax bills in the Senate to ensure sufficient funding for the Universal Health Care (UHC) program and improve … Continue reading

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Nature-inspired adventure tourism opens in Batangas

Nature-inspired adventure tourism opens in Batangas By Saul Pa-a NASUGBU, Batangas (Philippines News Agency) — A new, adventure-filled, and nature-inspired tree top experience now beckons tourists and vacationers at the lush centuries-old Batulao forest here as part of their summer travel goals. Nestled at the 170-hectare Chateau Royale Hotel Resort and Spa in Batulao village, … Continue reading

Coco farmers to undergo natural vinegar production training
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Coco farmers to undergo natural vinegar production training

Coco farmers to undergo natural vinegar production training By Lilybeth Ison MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — As the government prepares to purge “fake” vinegar from the consumer market, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) will begin the nationwide training of farmers and women’s groups on the production of natural vinegar, … Continue reading

Mayor Sara, Paolo Duterte hit opposition over ‘Bikoy’ revelation
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Mayor Sara, Paolo Duterte hit opposition over ‘Bikoy’ revelation

Mayor Sara, Paolo Duterte hit opposition over ‘Bikoy’ revelation By Lilian Mellejor DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Mayor Sara Duterte blasted members of the opposition tagged by Peter Joemel Advincula alias “Bikoy” as the ones behind the viral videos titled “Ang Totoong Narcolist” calling it a “scam created by people who oppose the Duterte … Continue reading

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DOT warns public vs. non-accredited travel businesses

DOT warns public vs. non-accredited travel businesses By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday warned the public against non-accredited entities engaged in travel and tours, airline ticketing and other travel businesses. “Recently, various reports have been received by the Department of Tourism on the proliferation … Continue reading

Palace rejects Canada’s offer to ship out trash by end of June; Canada to complete removal of exported trash by end June
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Palace rejects Canada’s offer to ship out trash by end of June; Canada to complete removal of exported trash by end June

Palace rejects Canada’s offer to ship out trash by end of June By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Thursday rejected the offer of the Canadian government to ship out the trash it sent to the Philippines in 2013 by the end of June. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte … Continue reading