Regional Updates (11/26/20)

PCIC releases P347-M indemnification funds to calamity-affected farmers, fishers THE PHILIPPINE Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) has so far released P347 million worth of indemnification funds to insured farmers and fisherfolk affected by the onslaught of recent typhoons and other calamities. PCIC said this current amount represents the initial payment on …

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Nationwide round-up (11/26/20)

TRADE SECRETARY RAMON M. LOPEZ — PHILSTAR Trade chief says open to PITC review TRADE Secretary Ramon M. Lopez on Thursday said he is open to reviewing the functions of his department’s trading arm after a senator pointed out redundancies. “We’re open to that, depende kung ano ang talagang gawing …

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Ex-President Arroyo named Duterte adviser

PHILSTAR President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as his adviser for projects at the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone in Pampanga province. Ms. Arroyo, who also served as Speaker and Pampanga representative until her retirement last year, will be paid a peso yearly, presidential spokesman …

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Senate approves P4.5-T budget for next year

BW FILE PHOTO By Charmaine A. Tadalan and Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporters THE SENATE on Thursday passed on final reading the P4.5-trillion national budget for next year, which lawmakers said would boost government response to the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty-two senators voted to approve the proposed General Appropriations Act of …

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