Tuesday, January 26, 2021

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Experts To Tackle PH Rice Tariffication Law Policy Implications

Experts To Tackle PH Rice Tariffication Law Policy Implications

Spotlight

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research and Agriculture (SEARCA) will hold a session on the regional implications of the Philippine Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) during the Inaugural Rice Research Symposium on Wednesday (November 13) at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

The research symposium is part of the 11th World Rice Conference organized by The Rice Trader (TRT).

Republic Act 11203 or the RTL has recently been passed in the Philippines with the purpose of lifting existing quantitative import restrictions on rice.

With the current influx of imported rice and the consequent plunge in domestic farm gate prices, the RTL has amassed mixed reactions from various stakeholders of the local rice industry, raising the question as to whether it is indeed beneficial for the Philippine rice industry.

Meanwhile, the current push for the establishment of an Asean common market has steered regional strategies toward promoting and strengthening intra-Asean trade and market integration.

Whether the new law will help the Philippines reap the gains from international trade and make Filipino farmers more competitive in the local and international markets is the question the session aims to answer.

The SEARCA session will assess the policy implications on regional trade, rice reserves, food security, agriculture and rural development, and rice farmers’ income and competitiveness in relation to the implementation of the RTL.

Session technical coordinator, Dr. Roehlano M. Briones, Senior Research Fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), will be joined in by representatives from relevant sectors who will provide a multi-stakeholder perspective on the issue.

The panelists are Dr. Ramon L. Clarete of the UP School of Economics (UPSE); Jerry E. Pacturan of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Asia Pacific Division; Cresente C. Paez of the Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA); Jansinee Kankaew of the Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) Secretariat; and Jose Ma. Luis P. Montesclaros of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. (PR)

Tacloban Drafts Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

Maliban sa “Money is not an issue here yet," sabi ni Tacloban city Mayor Alfred Romualdez sa budget ng vaccine, may iba itong inaalala. Ano kaya ito?

PH To Get Vaccines From COVAX In Q1; Rollout Preps Underway

Philippines is set to receive vaccines from COVAX facility in the first quarter of this year.

Top Up And Transfer For A Chance To Win ₱10,000 At The ShopeePay Cashless Festival

Shopee will launch its first-ever ShopeePay Cashless Festival on January 21-28!

SYKES Asserts BPO Leadership With 3rd Asia Leaders Awards Nod

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BARMM To Build Town Halls For 5 Maguindanao LGUs

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realme Says Yellow To 2021 With The Best Deals Of The Month

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New UK-PH Partnership To Increase Access Of Filipino Students To Quality Higher Education

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Bulacan Sets More Stringent Covid-19 Protocols

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Cash Aid Up For 2K College Students In Catbalogan City

Ayos! May pa "Ayuda Eskwela" ang Catbalogan city para sa mga mag-aaral nito.

Spotlight

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

No Children Left Behind In Datu Paglas As Youth Leaders Mentor Learners

Youth leaders in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao are volunteering as tutors to help children who are struggling with their studies due to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lifestyle

The Life-Long Impact Of Brain Development In A Child’s First 5 Years

Interesting! Let's know how the first five years of a child's brain determines his success in the future.

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

Hendrick’s has something for you this coming Valentine's Day!

POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

Customers can now interact with PONDS chatbot in Shopee as they launch their 'Smarter Skincare Just For You!'

Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

New year new taste. Yellow Cab's New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is now available. The price starts at P249!

Entertainment

JoRox Chemistry And Good Vibes Get Viewers Hooked On “Hoy, Love You!” On iWantTFC

Kilig package hatid sa inyo ng Jorox pinag-fiestahan ng netizens sa kanilang romantic comedy "Hoy, Love You!"

First-Time ‘Himig’ Interpreters Reveal What Being Part The Competition Means To Them

Five of the 'Himig' 11th edition's first-time interpreters share their moments as they step up their passion for music!

FATE: THE WINX SAGA You Focus, You Learn, You Grow. Transformation Awaits On January 22

OMG! Bet your childhood WINX CLUB becomes corporeal as it releases their FATE: THE WINX SAGA original series on Netflix!

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US Rejoins WHO

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JoRox Chemistry And Good Vibes Get Viewers Hooked On “Hoy, Love You!” On iWantTFC

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VP Leni Robredo Led The Formal Turnover Of The Shared Service Facility For Farmers

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Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

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Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

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Motoring

Abalos Asks DPWH To Fix Lights On Major Roads

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Cebu BRT Project Partially Operational Before Yearend: Tugade

Cebuanos can start to ride more modernized public transportations before 2021 ends!

SMC Extends Free Toll To Medical Frontliners On Skyway Stage 3

Wow! Extended pa ang pa-free toll ng SMC para sa mga medical frontliners!