NEDA leads drafting of IRR on Rice Tariffication Law



The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is spearheading the crafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the recently- signed Rice Tariffication Act or RA 11203, ensuring the country’s smooth and timely transition to a new rice regime.


“We laud the signing of the historic Rice Tariffication Act. This ushers in a new rice policy that will set in motion big reforms in the agriculture sector and will ensure the availability of cheaper rice (closer to world prices) in the market,” said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia.


Signed by President Duterte on February…

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Cancer law signed, funding must be sufficient for national screening



By Rose de la Cruz


With the Cancer Control Act (HB 6299) now a signed law, Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy is asking the Departments of Health and Budget and Management to prioritize funding the early detection or national screening program for cancer to reduce deaths due to this scourge.


Herrera Dy of Bagong Henerasyon partylist said a well-organized and amply-funded cancer early detection campaign among the most-at-risk segment of our population will be crucial to the successful implementation of the newly-approved Cancer Control Act. She is one of its principal authors.


"Cognizant of the many budgeting priorities of the…

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Disclose identities of all rice importers



By Rose de la Cruz


With the imminent implementation of the rice tariffication law (RA 11203), Rep. Ron Salo, Kabayan partylist, is asking the finance department to disclose the identities of all rice importers under the new system, for the sake of full transparency and to ensure a stable supply of the stable at any given time.


"I call for transparency. Every authorized rice importer, the rice quantities, origin, prices, import duties paid, freight forwarders, and location of all rice warehouses should always be fully disclosed to the public," Rep. Salo, one of the members of the…

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 OFW financial literacy program launched


By Rose de la Cruz


With 35.5 percent or less of overseas Filipinos working (OFWs) or living abroad having a savings account, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in partnership with BDO Foundation and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration launched Monday a continuing financial literacy program for OFWs before their deployment and upon arrival at their host countries and for their families left in the country.


Through the use of musical-dance videos that enumerate steps and guidelines on how to save or invest their money (at the gross income level), or how to invest in business or…

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Are Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo cooling off?


By Boy Villasanta


Days before the Ambassador’s Night, an annual event given by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) for the outstanding film workers in the country who have been recognized abroad about their cinema creations, the publicity department of the agency had been excited and quite anticipating about the appearance of KathNiel.


            KathNiel is an eponym derived from mixing the contracted first names of actors Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, the love team formed by ABS-CBN’s Star Magic some years back.


KathNiel was an awardee of FDCP because of the box-office results of…

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