August 24, 2019

Category: People

NCMF expects lower pilgrimage fare for Hajj 2019; PH, KSA sign contract

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia — The Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) signed on Thursday, January 3, the mother contract for Hajj 2019. The contract covers, among other important features, a quota of 8,000 hajj visas allocated for Filipino pilgrims. Saudi Arabia has a yearly quota for every pilgrims-sending country of 1,000 pilgrims for […]

PAL bolsters tourist travel to PH via daily Cebu-Nagoya flights by Mar. 31

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) will begin operating a daily frequency between Nagoya and Cebu starting March 31, 2019, as the award-winning flag carrier escalates its bid to strengthen Japanese tourist travel to the Philippines. PR480 will depart Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport at 9:10AM every day, and arrive in Cebu by 2:30PM, while PR479 will leave […]

TAPI & PCAARRD forge partnership to promote aquaculture technologies

TWO agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have forged a partnership to promote aquaculture technologies. They are the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD). To implement the objectives of their partnership, TAPI headed by Director Edgar I. Garcia conducted […]

DOST: 946 students pass 2018 Junior Level Science Scholarship for 2019

​CLOSE to a thousand current third year college students have another reason to celebrate the holidays. For they passed the 2018 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) examination. The Science Education Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-SEI) administered the JLSS examination nationwide on October 20. DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo. (Image: SEI) A total […]

MPI calls for participants in 2019 training in Davao for building peace

ALREADY a producer of over 2,000 peacebuilders from around the world in two decades, the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) is not about to rest on its laurels….

De la Peña Dares DOST Researchers: Produce More IP Patents Than Papers

DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña on December 18 challenged DOST researchers to produce more Intellectual Property (IP) patents….

OPAPP says registry to advance women, peace, security in ASEAN

A fruit of the partnership between the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the ASEAN Women….

Arab Ambassador Cites Qatar-PH Relations, Notes Over 250,000 OFWs

THE Arab State of Qatar’s top envoy to the Philippines has cited the “strong relations” between the two countries…..

Boxing Icon Pacquiao is Determined to Push Bill Doubling Tobacco Tax Rate

It can be recalled that the son of Mindanao from a poor family in General Santos City that was barely able to make ends meet before he rose to sports rockstar fame filed his tobacco measure in October 2017…..

ICRC & PRC provide ‘bakwits’ Php10,000 grants for livelihood

These affected families received cash grants from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with support ..