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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is eyeing to increase the number of its training partners by 20 percent yearly, an executive said. These are the agency's partners in the dual training system (DTS), as well as in the enterprise-based training program. To help achieve this goal, TESDA gathered about 120 partners and potential partners at the TESDA Women's...
OYO Hotels and Homes, the no. 1 hotel chain in Southeast Asia and fastest growing chain of hotels in the Philippines, has set a new benchmark in transforming and renovating assets at a record time of 14 days, a significant improvement from the industry standard of 35 days to 90 days. With a 1,200 OYOpreneur-strong team of civil engineers...
Senator Francis Pangilinan urged the Senate to begin deliberations on proposals seeking to impose an excise tax on single-use plastic bags. Pangilinan made his call after the House of Representatives committee on ways and means approved House Bill 178 which seeks to impose a PHP20 excise tax per kilogram of single-use plastic bags on Dec. 10. “Ngayong tapos na ang budget...
Senator Imee Marcos sought the removal of the value-added tax (VAT) on all prescription medicines amid the dismal performance of health authorities in rolling out the universal health care law. In a media interview, Marcos said exempting all prescription drugs from VAT would ease the burden of the people while the Department of Health (DOH) straightens its act in delivering...
Hundreds of government employees and law enforcement officers convened on Thursday for a three-kilometer solidarity walk culminating an 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW). The event, which started on November 25, was organized by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Department of National Defense (DND). “Everyone of us who walked today have a mission: to advocate respect,...
Vice President Leni Robredo led the turnover of donations to the residents of Marawi City, particularly the beneficiaries of the Angat Buhay Village, during her visit there on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. These included homeware products for the 72 households of the Angat Buhay Village, which were donated by IKEA through the Embassy of Sweden, as well as cloth donated...
Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros spent some time with members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Victoriano Luna Hospital in Quezon City. She donated musical instruments and exercise equipment to the hospital's mental health and behavioral science department. Hontiveros, author of the Philippine Mental Health Law, also spoke about the importance of mental health of men and women in...
Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has thanked leading business newspaper Financial Times for recognizing her fight for human rights by naming her as one of the Most Influential Women of the Year 2019 from across the globe. De Lima, a known human rights defender here and abroad, said she is humbled for the recognition which reminds her not to...
A budding student entrepreneur who discovered a sustainable, refrigerant-less air conditioner was recently crowned as the winner of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Philippines Finals. Angel Palma, a student from De La Salle University, was named as the winner of the Philippine leg of GSEA for her invention of the AirDisc, a cooling technology that is...
Vice President Leni Robredo visited for the second time the weavers of the indigenous Yakan tribe to lead the groundbreaking rites for the Angat Buhay Weaving Center in Barangay Buahan, Lamitan City, Basilan Province on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. A facility for the Yakan weavers will be constructed within the area of their community through the Office of the...
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