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Biz registration, renewals reach 1.9M

Business registrations and renewals reached 1.9 million, as of Tuesday, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said. He said the number has increased from 900,000 business registrations and renewals in 2015. “While there are businesses that closed down,

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1.5M enrolled in TESDA online courses

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, about 1.5 million have enrolled in the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s online courses, President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday. In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address, Duterte said he

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Infra projects seen to create 300K jobs

The government expects to complete 24 infrastructure flagship projects, worth P194.78 billion, before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in June 2022. “The 24 projects are estimated to generate more than 300,000 jobs between 2017 and 2022,” the National

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More OFWs needed in Abu Dhabi

Companies and businesses in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates are slowly opening, giving job opportunities to migrant workers, including overseas Filipino workers. In a virtual forum, Labor Attaché Manuel Dimaano of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in the

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Travel ban covers Thailand, Malaysia amid Delta threat

Travelers from Thailand and Malaysia will be prohibited from entering the Philippines beginning July 25, Malacañang announced yesterday amid the threat posed by the more transmissible Delta variant. “President Rodrigo Duterte approved the travel restrictions for all travelers coming from

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SSS releases P115M in educational loans

The Social Security System disbursed over P115.53 million for educational loans from January to June 2021, that was 52.5 percent or P39.75 million higher than last year’s releases. Over 6,500 applications for tuition financing assistance were received by the pension

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The Fifth Loaf

Today’s gospel narrative continues that of last Sunday’s wherein Jesus is met by a vast crowd as he and his disciples reach the other side of the lake. Mark comments that Jesus’ heart is moved with pity at the sight,

VICMICO not an enemy, CONFED exec tells VMC

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Confederation of Sugarcane Planters’ Associations yesterday expressed its solidarity with the VICMICO Planters’ Association, after the Victorias Milling Company terminated its relationship with it. CONFED president Raymond Montinola, in a statement, said, “It is inconceivable

Benitez sure of petition dismissal

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Rep. Alfredo Benitez said yesterday he is confident that the Comelec Election Registration Board will dismiss the opposition filed against his transfer of voter’s registration from Victorias City to Bacolod City, with evidences he had

Covid hits prov’l incident mgmt team head

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Provincial Incident Management Team head Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian again tested positive for Covid-19. Caelian said yesterday that he experienced fever on July 23, and this prompted him to isolate and undergo swab testing on Monday that

Let us sing “Fly me to the Moon”

How do we find topics to write on that could remove people’s minds from this pandemic?  Sometimes, I think it is something next to impossible, but one could try, can’t one? Well, for one, I have been getting calls and

HPG holding motorcycle riding course

A PNP Highway Patrol Group operative performs a motorcycle stunt at the start of the motorcycle riding course at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City Saturday* Capitol PIO photo