AMAFI to provide BFP with technological knowhow

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The AMA Foundation Inc. (AMAFI) is partnering with the Bureau of Fire Protection by providing it with the technological knowhow and allowing it to use its satellite facilities nationwide to broadcast its new policies and information programs to its 145 city and municipal fire stations in the country as well as collate its databases across the country for a more informed and effective policy-making and implementation.

 

A memorandum of agreement was signed to this effect last Monday between AMAFI officials (in the presence of AMA Founder, chairman emeritus Ambassador Amable Aguiluz V…

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Fund rice production with subsidies from imports

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

An urgent proposal made to President Duterte of using funds to buy imported rice at 800,000 metric tons under Executive Order No. 23 to subsidize local production was raised in a letter that was published by the Inquirer early January.

 

The proposal was made by Bernie Lopez, a newspaper columnist, as he stated that the budget for such rice imports, if used for domestic production of the staple, would dramatically improve local production toward self sufficiency status.

 

“This is the key to emancipation from agricultural slavery under the World Trade Organization,”…

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Duterte asked to create a Benham Rise authority

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

To avoid confusion and future disputes with China and other nations, President Duterte is being asked to create an authority that would govern and oversee any possible exploration and research operations in the Benham Rise, whose name is also being changed to Philippine Rise.

 

Benham Rise is a very rich and marine- biodiverse resource off Aurora and Isabela, which had been awarded by the UN to the Philippines after scientific research established its proximity to the Philippine exclusive economic zone. But China is claiming this (aside from Scarborough Shoal) for its own.…

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“Butanding” the film is on a rough sailing

 

 By Boy Villasanta

 

What is the producer’s right to mangle the artistic creation of a filmmaker under her employ?

            This is the question being asked when US-based Fil-Am singer Lou Duque Baron decided to re-edit “Butanding,” an original work of veteran director Ed Palmos on the life, influences on humans and biodiversity of “butanding,” a whale shark found in large numbers like a school exclusively in Donsol, Sorsogon. Although the film had been premiered one night in the Philippines two years ago, it has to see a larger screen audience here and abroad.

            The advocacy feature…

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More than just donating, SMFI enhances learning experience through better amenities

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Whenever the SM Group, through the SM Foundation Inc., donates a brand-new or a newly-repaired and refurbished school building, it goes beyond giving the edifice but provides amenities that would enhance the learning experience of students.

 

Last Wednesday, the SM Prime and Star Appliances, through the SMFI, donated a two-storey, four classrooms, brand-new school building to the Mayamot Elementary School in Antipolo that came with 200 armchairs, four each of which are left-handed armchairs per classroom, two wall fans per classroom, a toilet and wash closet inside the rooms, teachers’ desks,…

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