Сообщения с тегами: Philippines


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Excerpt: In many developing countries of the world such as the Philippines, delivery of basic services in the rural areas for the poor and other marginalized zones of the community are eventually not at par with those in urban areas. For persons with disabilities, for example, there are not enough assistance and services provided to them neither by the local government units nor by the national government which are sustainable. An different community approach of service delivery called the Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) has been established to cater the needs of the increasing number of people with disabilities in the Philippines. As the national focal…

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Excerpt: Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III said he wants the Philippines to have an investment friendly environment in order for the country to attract more investments that would create more jobs. Aquino pointed out that the kind of conditions that investors generally look for is one that would allow for speedy and smooth business transactions, or lessen the tedious processing of investment applications and other documentary requirements and other forms of bureaucratic red tape. The Chief Executive said we should make life easy for investors because the influx of more foreign and local capital would in turn generate jobs for Filipino workers. “Tratuhin…

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Excerpt: On its 36th season, one of the top ranked arts fair in America, Art in the Barn, selects prominent Fil-Am artist Fred DeAsis to judge the well-known juried arts fair in Barrington, Illinois. Art in the Barn began in 1974 when a group of ten women and local artists met to develop a quality art event for the Barrington area. What began as an art show with 30 artists and 1,500 attendees has grown to one of the most unique and greatest art festivals in the Chicago area with 180 artists exhibiting their work. Last year, over 7,500 people from surrounding…

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Excerpt: At least 38 business establishments in Davao, Philippines region are holders of the seal that embodies their assurance to continuously offer quality customer service, the Philippine Government Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 revealed. This number could even go higher when the seals of the five applicants will already be released, after the submission of additional documentary requirements. The DTI Bagwis Program (formerly known as the DTI-Certified Establishment Program), which awards seals to various establishments, aims to give due recognition to the business owners that uphold the rights of consumers and practice responsible business where consumers get value for money. All…

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Excerpt: Philippine Veterans Week is a celebration that promotes the holding of activities that pay tribute to all Filipino veterans who survived or perished during the Philippine Revolution, World Wars 1 and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and other conflicts where Philippine military contingents helped preserve the cause of the world peace. Data gathered from the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office showed that a Sunshine Ceremony was conducted in the morning at the Libingan ng mga Bayani to symbolize the Opening of the week-long celebration. The activity provided the veterans an opportunity to honor their fallen comrades by way of wreath-laying…

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Excerpt: A news report titled “MILF girds for war; Aquino braces for talks,” published in one of the Philippines major dailies has elicited strong reaction from Mindanao peace advocates who described the article as “war trending.” The article quoted Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Ebrahim Murad to have allegedly said they have “amassed arsenals with help from military gunrunners and warned he was prepared for war if peace talks did not resume.” The Mindanao Peoples Caucus, which is on its fourth day of a campaign mission in Manila, in describing the article as “war trending,” pointed out that “the headline of the…

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Excerpt: Being able to serve nutritious meals three (3) times a day is one of Arlyn Gutierrez’s struggles every day. At 40, she already had 10 children where 7 of them aged 20, 13, 10, 8, 5, 3 and 2 are dependent on Arlyn’s small income as a fish vendor. With the number of children she has, Arlyn was able to share that “usahay kaisa ra mi makakaon sa usa ka adlaw (sometimes we can only eat once a day).” Ronelyn, Arlyn’s 20 year-old child, is a single mother and is solely relying on her parents to provide for her child. Aside…

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Excerpt: Davao, Philippines Region’s key economic movers that fast track Philippine tourism industry drive their forces all the way to Mindanao’s new economic hub, the palm tree city of the country and the music capital of the south, Tagum City to present and discuss the new tourism directions for Region XI being the engine of progress for new Philippines. Hosted by the Department of Tourism XI in partnership with the City of Tagum Tourism Council and the City Government of Tagum, the assembly was successfully conducted with the result of the newly elected regional tourism council who shall sit for 3…

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Excerpt: Despite the initial adverse effects felt by the Philippine tourism industry shortly after the tragic August 23 incident. The sector is again standing resiliently on the tracks to recovery. “It was not as bad as we thought,” Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Alberto Lim said during an interview with the Davao media last September 16 at the Marco Polo hotel Davao. Lim was in the City recently as part of the presidential cabinet accompanying President Benigno Aquino III during his recent visit to Davao. According to Lim, shortly after the incident, which saw the death of nine Hong Kong tourists, there were…

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Excerpt: “We aim to improve [the] livelihood of our constituents here in Davao del Norte,” said Engr. Humber D. Cabunoc, Chief of Cooperative Business Enterprise and Manpower Development Division (CBEMDD) in Tagum City yesterday. In line with this, Davao del Norte Technology and Livelihood Development Center (DN-TLDC) will hold 16 trainings starting on May to December. On April 28-28 (Wednesday-Thursday), DN-TLDC invites all interested individuals in Davao Norte to take part in the training on Photographic Printing (included T-shirt printing) at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Registration fee is 700 pesos inclusive of training kit and materials, morning and afternoon snacks and training…