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HEIs urged: Don’t abolish Filipino departments

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has encouraged colleges and universities not to abolish Filipino departments amid impending changes in the higher education curriculum due to the implementation of the K-12 program......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

Universities, colleges urged to create tech licensing offices

THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) urged higher education institutions (HEIs) here to establish their own Technology Licensing Office (TLO) in order to develop a vibrant ecosystem for the transfer and adoption of Filipino technologies into the mainstream market. In a press conference held recently at the Iloilo Convention Center here, DOST Secretary Fortunato […] The post Universities, colleges urged to create tech licensing offices appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Bongbong wants Digong to stay

While flattered being one of the choices of President Duterte for his successor, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday urged the Chief Executive to continue serving the Filipino people for the country. “I thank the President for his faith in my abilities,” Marcos said in broadcast interview “But I urge him not to leave […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Abolish Comelec-Smartmatic

The most important decision we, the Filipino people have to take is whether or not we will have elections in 2019 using the Smartmatic-PCOS machine again......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

FDCP urges public to support local films at Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

The Film Development Council of the Philippines urged the public to support the films to be shown during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018, a week-long event that aims to encourage the production of quality Filipino films......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

DFA says it is ready to repatriate Filipinos in Nicaragua

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has assured Filipinos in Nicaragua that it is ready to repatriate them due to the continuing civil unrest in the country. DFA saidon Thursdaythat none of the 86 Filipinos in Nicaragua have so far been affected by the unrest, but it gave assurances that the agency can help them fly home anytime. "We would like to assure our kababayan in Nicaragua that we are ready to fly them home anytime," Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said in a statement. He urged the members of the Filipino community to remain vigilant and be ready for any eventuality. The DFA said only three Filipinos have so far availed of the voluntary repatriati...Keep on reading: DFA says it is ready to repatriate Filipinos in Nicaragua.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

DOST eyes more Balik scientists

Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Pena said that they are aiming to significantly increase the number of overseas-based Filipino scientists they bring back to the country to help more state universities and colleges (SUCs) and private higher educational institutions (HEIs), as well as the DOST’s various research and development institutions (RDIs) embark on bigger and better research and development (R&D) projects......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

BTC lawyer urges bicam committee to restore deleted BBL provisions

A lawyer of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) urged legislators to restore provisions in the original Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that were deleted during separate debates in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. "I hope legislators in the bicameral committee will be reasonable and see that this drafting this BBL is a lengthy process and that it's a peace agreement and that it's for the development of the Bangsamoro and the Philippines as well," lawyer Algamar Latiph said in Filipino at the Saturday News Forum, which was held on July 7 at the University Hotel at the Universtiy of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City. "The whole Philippines will benef...Keep on reading: BTC lawyer urges bicam committee to restore deleted BBL provisions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Scientist urges gov’t to include Lake Lanao in Marawi rehab

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Lake Lanao should be included in the rehabilitation plan for war-ravaged Marawi City to prevent it from becoming a “dead zone in the future,” a Filipino research scientist at the Texas A&M University in Houston, Texas in the United States urged the government on Friday. In a press […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Probe harassment of Pinoy fishers, Senate urged

DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima on Saturday urged the Senate to investigate the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen by members of the Chinese Coast Guard in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. De Lima filed Resolution 766 directing the appropriate Senate committee to probe media reports that Chinese Coast Guard personnel have been “habitually taking the catch of [...] The post Probe harassment of Pinoy fishers, Senate urged appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Accept ALS graduates, HEIs urged

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has urged higher education institutions (HEIs) to accept the applications of students who completed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) program of the Department of Education (DepEd)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Filipinos urged to treasure ancestors love, sacrifices

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 14 (PIA) - Every Filipino should treasure the love and sacrifices our forefathers have done to attain our independence. Roxas City Assistant Prosecutor Reynaldo Delantar, duri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Gordon to politicians: Stop grandstanding; speak with one voice on China issue

Senator Richard Gordon on Sunday scored politicians for grandstanding on the issues in the West Philippine Sea exacerbated recently by China's increased militarization of the area and the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen in the disputed waters. Gordon urged President Rodrigo Duterte to convene members of Congress in a private meeting in Malacaang to shed light on the country's foreign policy on China. "Dapat sa Malacaang iyon at dapat mag usap-usap lahat na walang mag-grandstand. Walang magpapa gwapo. Pag-usapan muna para magkaintindihan na (It should be Malacaang's role and there should be an agreement to stop politicians from grandstanding)," he said over DZBB radio. ...Keep on reading: Gordon to politicians: Stop grandstanding; speak with one voice on China issue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Help poor cope with hard times, Duterte urged

A ranking House leader and the chief of the National Anti-Poverty Commission said more Filipino families were in danger of falling below the poverty line due to the steep rise in the cost of living as they called on President Duterte to either suspend or scrap the controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act.   The Duterte administration's new taxation and economic policies are taking their toll on the country's poor, which comprise 21.6 percent of the population, they said.   Antipoverty Secretary Liza Maza said higher transport fares and rising prices of basic goods would increase the number of families experiencing hunger this year---we...Keep on reading: Help poor cope with hard times, Duterte urged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Filipino fishermen want full access to lagoon at Panatag Shoal

IBA, Zambales --- Filipino fishermen on Thursday have urged the Philippine government to make an agreement with its Chinese counterpart to give them full access to the lagoon at Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). "Ang panawagan po namin sa Presidente magkaron ng agreement na payagan na po totally namin na ma-access namin yung kabuuan ng shoal kasi limited po ang aming galaw (We call upon the President to have a deal [with China] that would allow us to fully access the shoal because our moves in the area are limited)," said Rolly Bernal, president of Scarborough Fisherfolk Association. The military initiated a consultative dialogue with t...Keep on reading: Filipino fishermen want full access to lagoon at Panatag Shoal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Drilon to Cayetano: Protest Chinese coast guard s actions vs Filipino fishermen

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday urged Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to take a tougher stance against China and formally file a protest after Chinese coastguard members allegedly seized the catch of Filipino fishermen in Scarborough Shoal last month. Source link link: Drilon to Cayetano: Protest Chinese coast guard's actions vs Filipino fishermen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Troy asks SBP for 3×3 pool

BOCAUE, Bulacan – Seeing the country’s strong potential in the event, Gilas Pilipinas stalwart Troy Rosario urged stakeholders to pencil a concrete program for 3×3 basketball. Rosario yesterday said Filipino basketball players have what it takes to stand out in this discipline and asked the Samahang Basketbol sa Pilipinas (SBP) to form a national pool […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Saudi missile strike: No Pinoys among casualties

No Filipinos were among the casualties in a missile strike that killed three civilians in the southern city of Jizan in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. The DFA also condoled with Saudi Arabia over the latest incident. Philippine authorities urged Filipino workers there….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Verify info on Chinese harassment - Honasan

Senator Gregorio Honasan on Sunday urged the government to verify and, if necessary, protest the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea. Video aired recently by GMA-7.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Lawmakers urge banks to cut remittance fees

Two congressmen yesterday urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and banks to reduce remittance fees being collected from millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for the billions of dollars they send to their families here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Duterte tells Korean businessmen: Slap, kick abusive PH gov t personnel

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged South Korean businessmen to slap or kick Filipino government personnel who ask for bribes. He said this on Tuesday, June 5, during a business forum in Seoul, as he tried to showcase his hardline stance against corruption and red tape in front of potential ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018