A looming fish shortage in the country is inevitable if the presence of Chinese militia remains in the traditional fishing grounds in the West Philippine Sea, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said on Sunday. Pangilinan said the government should not allow a fish shortage to happen as this will surely raise fish prices in the end.
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Published on 18/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, Environment, Politics
Tags: China, fish, fishermen, Pangilinan, shortage
At a Senate hearing last year, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported that enrollment from kindergarten to senior high school for school year 2020-2021 was estimated at 23 million or 83 percent of the 27.7 million enrolled previously. When Senator Nancy Binay asked DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan if this meant there would be millions more out-of-school youth, the answer was, “Yes, Madam Senator.”
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Published on 19/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Education, Health
Tags: children, COVID-19
As the National Capital Region (NCR) and its neighboring provinces shift to a less stringent Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), 2GO Travel, the Philippines’ largest premier sea travel provider, endeavors to make inter island travel possible for essential travelers via nonstop voyages to all ports of call in the country.
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Published on 18/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Recreation, Travel
Tags: 2GO, Tourism
President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on issuing licenses for new mining operations in the Philippines, marking an about-face from a previous anti-mining stance that saw him ban open-pit mining in 2017 and close or suspend 26 mining operations for environmental violations.
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Philippine health authorities suspended on Thursday the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years of age to investigate reports of blood clots coming from overseas. The temporary suspension came after the European Medicines Agency recommended to include blood clots as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Food and Drug Administration chief Rolando Enrique Domingo said in a statement, adding that there were no reports of such adverse side effects in the country.
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Published on 12/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, Legal, Politics
Tags: COVID-19, vaccine
KJ Catequista suffers panic attacks whenever she receives text messages on her mobile phone from teachers of what could well be simple reminders to parents about their children’s missed deadlines. Often, it takes hours for Catequista, a mother of three, to finally open the group chat app with other parents, nervously scrolling down the names of students and silently praying that those of her children are not listed among those lagging behind.
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Published on 12/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, Health, People
Tags: children, COVID-19
A utility cryptocurrency coin developed by a Filipino-controlled financial technology (fintech) company Smart Asset Management Digital Technology, has successfully launched in global exchange Probit. With the listing of SAM Koin in Probit, holders of the crypto coin can trade, buy or sell the virtual currency or even redeem to gain additional income.
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Published on 07/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Business, News and Events, Technology
Tags: coin, finance, SAMK
EBC Films’ “Guerrero Dos: Tuloy ang Laban (The Fight Continues)” bagged the Award of Excellence for Best Feature film at this year’s SoCal Film awards in the United States. This is the film’s first win in a foreign filmfest. It also came after “Guerrero Dos” became the Philippines’ official entry for Foreign Language Film at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. It also reached the official selection level at the 2020 Montreal Independent Film Festival in December last year.
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Published on 03/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Arts, Culture, Leisure
Tags: Awards
The Lapu-Lapu City government will implement changes in the upcoming reenactment of the Battle of Mactan, in line with the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan. Cindi Chan, the chairperson of the City Tourism Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (TCHAC), said that one of the major adjustments that they implemented is that part of the reenactment will no longer be held at the sea.
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Published on 24/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Arts, History, Recreation, Travel
Tags: Lapu Lapu