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DPWH Completes Tastas Bridge Widening Project in Ligao City, Albay

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the widening of the Tastas Bridge that has improved mobility in Ligao City, Albay. DPWH Regional Office 5 Director Virgilio C. Eduarte reported to DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan that the widening of the bridge into two (2) way traffic provides for a much safer …

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PBBM to Sign EO to Promote Ease of Doing Business in Philippines

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. will be signing an Executive Order (EO) to promote ease of doing business in the Philippines and make it competitive with other Southeast Asian nations in terms of attracting Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs). This comes after the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday presented to the President the …

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SEC CRACKS DOWN ON SILVERLION INVESTMENT SCAM

SEC Cracks Down on Silverlion Investment Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues its crackdown against unauthorized investment schemes as it busted the operations of Silverlion Livestock Trading Corp. in Zamboanga City. In a joint operation on November 26, the combined forces of the SEC Zamboanga Extension Office (ZEO) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Region IX successfully implemented a …

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DICT Supports Contact Center Industry Through Connectivity

The Contact Islands 2022 Conference welcomed more than 300 local and foreign delegates, including the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). The conference was held on 19-20 October 2022 at the Crimson Resort and Spa, Boracay Island, after two years of being held virtually. The country’s ICT agency renewed its pledge to provide connectivity …

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Newly-Concreted Road Improves Access to Bulacan’s Vegetable Basket

A recently completed farm-to-market road (FMR) project by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) now enables better access to the Municipality of San Ildefonso in Bulacan, also known as Bulacan’s “vegetable basket”. DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan, based on a report by DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller A. Tolentino, said that the …

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LTO Enforcers Summoned for Extortion Raps in Bulacan

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) summoned four of its enforcers for an alleged extortion case that happened in Bulacan over the weekend. A team of Law Enforcement Officers from the LTO’s Field Enforcement Division (FED) were shown in a viral video on social media allegedly trying to extort money worth P8,000 from a motorist, who …

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Guidelines on the Payment of Thirteenth-Month Pay

DOLE Labor Advisory No. 23, Series of 2022 This Guidelines is hereby issued pursuant to Article 5 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as renumbered, and Presidential Decree No. 851 requiring employers in the private sector to pay their rank-and-file employees 13th-Month Pay: COVERAGE Thirteenth-month pay shall be paid to rank-and-file employees in the …

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Road Upgrades Ease Travel Along Guimaras Circumferential Road

Road improvement projects undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) along sections of Guimaras Circumferential Road now benefit motorists in the towns of Jordan and Buenavista. According to Regional Office 6 Director Nerie D. Bueno, the Guimaras Circumferential Road is a major road network in the Island Province of Guimaras that connects …

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DOH, USAID Bring Primary Health Care Services to Tondo

Department of Health Officer-in-Charge Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire, together with United States Agency for International Development Missions Director Ryan Washburn and USAID officials, today led the “Healthy at Happy sa Barangay 20: A walkthrough in slums of Tondo” event in Tondo, Manila, to hold activities that promote health and wellness in the community. Covering the seven …

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DOH Partners With NGAs, LGUs, CSOs, Private Sector for Active Transport

In celebration of the National Bicycle Day, OIC Health Undersecretary Beverly Ho, together with Metro Manila CHD Director Gloria Balboa, today joined Sec. Jaime Bautista and other key representatives at the Bike Lane Awards organized by the IATF TWG on Active Transport to showcase and recognize efforts of different stakeholders to promote cycling and other …

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