Expo set to showcase Indonesian products

February 17, 2017

THE Consulate General of Indonesia will hold the first Indonesia Food and Beverage Expo and the Indonesian Culinary Festival on March 17 to 19 to promote more Indonesian products in preparation for the Davao-General Santos-Bitung Roro route to be launched on April 28. During the weekly forum at Habi at Kape at Abreeza Ayala Malls Thursday, February 16, Indonesian Consul General Secretary Berlian Napitupulu said they will conduct the first…

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Chinese envoy hopes for better ties with Philippines

February 16, 2017

THE People’s Republic of China consulate office in Cebu the other day expressed hope that the relationship between the Philippines and China will continue, especially in trade and tourism. “I wish all friends present (here tonight) good fortune in the Year of the Rooster, and I also wish China and the Philippines enjoy everlasting friendship,” said Consul General Shi Yong.MORE

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Muslim community pledges support for peace

February 15, 2017

MUSLIM leaders in the Baguio City pledged to support peace efforts and police their own ranks in a bid to protect the city. Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan led a forum with over 200 Muslim elders over the weekend with the Baguio City Police Office.MORE

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SSS: Pension increase to be given separately

February 15, 2017

THE Social Security System (SSS) will release separately the two-month additional pension totaling P2,000 from the regular pension released this month. This was clarified by Janice Diaz, senior communications analyst of SSS Visayas West I Division, after they have been receiving a lot of queries from pensioners in Negros Occidental, especially Bacolod City, on the non-inclusion of the pension increase in the release of the regular pension early this month.MORE

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Wage hike for Central Visayas

February 15, 2017

THE P13 increase in the minimum wage approved by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) 7 yesterday applies for the entire region. This means all minimum wage earners in Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor will receive the P13 increase. Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) 7 Director Exequiel Sarcauga, the RTWPB 7 chairman, and businessman Philip Tan, the management representative to RTWPB 7, refused to give details of the…

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Metro Cebu chosen as model of governance

February 15, 2017

METRO Cebu is one of the seven cities chosen by the United Nations as models for metropolitan governance, like New York in the United States, Tokyo in Japan, Paris in France and Seoul in South Korea. This was revealed in a press conference by Naga City Mayor Kristine Vanessa Chiong, Consolacion Mayor Teresa Alegado, National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) 7 Assistant Director Dionisio Ledres Jr. and Evelyn Nacario Castro.MORE

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DOT, LGUS to work on ‘Tourism Gaps’

February 6, 2017

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) is working with local government units (LGUs) to identify every region’s tourism gaps. “Together with other national government agencies and LGUs, we will identify the tourism gaps in our regions and their localities. And together, we will fill them up with our resources and every support we can muster,” said Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo.MORE

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Duterte won’t appoint PH ambassador to US

February 3, 2017

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday that he would not appoint a Philippine Ambassador to the United States. Duterte made the pronouncement at the 38th National Convention of the Philippine Association of Water Districts held in Davao City.MORE

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Photo competition offers winner a trip to London

February 3, 2017

IN CELEBRATION of the Great British Festival from February 24 to 26, the British Council and British Embassy are inviting amateur and professional photographers to take part in Create Great Cities Photo Essay Competition. Shortlisted photo essays will be exhibited at Bonifacio Global City High Street, Taguig City, during the festival.MORE

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Good reviews for ‘Anak’ ad

February 3, 2017

TOURISM stakeholders in Cebu lauded the newest tourism campaign released by the Department of Tourism (DOT), which showcased Filipino hospitality. The agency has retained the “It’s more fun in the Philippines” slogan, a move that earned praise because it will ensure continuity in the efforts to boost the country’s image to potential travelers.MORE

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