Palace: Remittances, Agri production keep growing
MANILA, May 19 -- Malacañang on Thursday, May 18, announced a double digit increase in personal remittances by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for March as well as improved agricultural production for the first three months of the year.
In a press briefing in Malacañang, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said personal remittances from OFWs increased by 11.8 percent to $2.9 billion in March of 2017.
“This reflects the 8.1 percent increase on the total personal remittances for the first quarter of 2017 amounting to $7.7 billion,” Abella said.
“Such increase underscores the strong demand for the skills and the competence of the great Filipino workers,” he added.
The Palace official also lauded the increase in agricultural production by 5.28 percent in the first quarter of 2017, bouncing back from its performance during the fourth quarter of last year.
“The Philippine agriculture performance increased by 5.28 percent recovering from a contraction in the fourth quarter of last year by -1.11 percent,” Abella said.
The spokesperson cited that favorable weather conditions and proper application of fertilizer, availability of water in irrigated farms and adequate amount of rainfall provided for the increase in the total agricultural output “will continue to boost increase infrastructure spending to support the agricultural sector.”
Meanwhile, Abella said the government is implementing a plan to address the floodings in three municipalities in Maguindanao.
“The DSWD Regional Office has already prepositioned the goods and has standby funds intended for this purpose," he underscored.
On 09 May 2017, heavy rainfall resulted in heavy flooding in three municipalities in Maguindanao, namely Datu Salibo, Sultan Mastura, Shariff Saydona Mustapha.###PND
Air Force school, inaanyayahan ang mga counterpart sa Army at Navy na magcross-training ng mga instructor
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales, Hulyo 26 (PIA) -- Inaanyayahan ng Air Education, Training, and Doctrine Command o AETDC ang Naval Education and Training Command at Army Training and Doctrine Command na mag-cross-training ng mga instructor.
Ayon kay AETDC Commander Major General Galileo Gerard Kintanar, ang paglahok at pagsasagawa ng cross-training ay paraan upang mas mapalakas ang education pillars ng tatlong branches of service.
Aniya, isa ito sa mga pwedeng gawin upang magpalitan ng kani-kanyang best practices.
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Air Force school enjoins counterparts in other service branches to cross-train instructors
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales, July 26 (PIA) -- Air Education, Training, and Doctrine Command (AETDC) enjoined the Naval Education and Training Command and the Army Training and Doctrine Command to partake in cross-training of instructors.
AETDC Commander Major General Galileo Gerard Kintanar emphasized that this is one way for the three services to strengthen the education pillars.
“It is one of our many endeavors to subject matter exchanges on things we do well as a service,” Kintanar shared.
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CCC to conduct trainers training on local Climate Change action planning
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As required by Republic Act No. 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009, the LCCAPs will help LGUs to effectively prepare and respond to the adverse effects of climate change in their communities.
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President Duterte vows to continue fight vs drugs, crime, corruption in 2nd SONA
MANILA, July 25 -- President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 24, stressing anew his resolve to eliminate illegal drugs, crime and corruption in the country.
In his two-hour speech, President Duterte also took the chance to push for his legislative agenda and discuss other pressing issues in the country before the lawmakers, judiciary, diplomats, Cabinet and other government officials present at the Batasang Pambansa Complex.
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