Newly-licensed nurses told to serve their communities first


By Rose de la Cruz


Before even embarking for jobs abroad, the fresh batch of licensed nurses were asked to first serve their local communities (places of residence or birthplace) as the country also is in dire need of nurses.


The appeal was made by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon Partylist and cvhair of the committee on public information, in view of the 350 nursing requirement of Germany as reported by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration under a Triple Win with Germany program.


As a member of the House Committee on Health, I congratulate the…

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NEDA confident of meeting growth target of 6.5-7.5 percent


By Rose de la Cruz


Because of the 6.7 percent growth in the first three quarters of 2017 brought about by a robust domestic consumption and government spending and a recovery in external demand, the National Economic and Development Authority is confident that the country would meet its full-year growth target of 6.5 to 7.5 percent.


This even as the Asian Development Bank projects a full-year growth of 6.7 percent vis-à-vis Vietnam’s 6.5 percent, China’s 6.4 percent, and India’s 7.4 percent, said a yearend report of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia.…

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Swiss-based firm sees Duterte’s infra program lifting growth in 2018


By Rose de la Cruz


Switzerland-based UBS, a global financial provider of business solution and advise, predicts the growth of the Philippine economy being lifted in 2018 by the Duterte administration’s mammoth BuildBuildBuild program.


In a call conference with media, UBS senior economist for ASEAN Edward Teather, said the massive infrastructure program will lift the growth in 2018 despite credit cycle excesses and inflation and the Fed policy tightening to induce rate hikes from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.


The Philippines economy is likely to accelerate into 2018, off the back of rising public investment as the…

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China to donate solar lights to Antique province, El Nido town in Palawan


China is donating close to 3,000 units of solar-powered LED street light and home solar power system to help communities in the province of Antique and the municipality of El Nido in Palawan province combat climate change.

This, as Secretary Roy A. Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and China’s Zhang Young, vice chair of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the grant of solar energy devices to Antique and El Nido. 

The MOU signing was held at the Reception Hall of Malacañang Palace during the…

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Support for Martial Law extension in Mindanao pours in


By Rose de la Cruz


At least four partylists representatives have thrown their support for extending by one year Martial Law in Mindanao citing concerns about the safety and security of people and communities from terrorists.


They were Representatives Frederick Siao, Mikee Romero, Bernadette Herrera-Dy, Salvador Belaro Jr. each released their statements in support of Martial Law’s continuance in the south.


Siao,  vice chair of the House committee on tourism and member of the House committees on Mindanao Affairs and public works and highways, said “as a Mindanaoan and Iligan City congressman, security and political stability…

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