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Day: November 12, 2022

PH nearly done implementing ASEAN-UN strategic measures: PBBM

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has bared that the Philippines is almost finished carrying out the 140 strategic measures included in the 2021-2025 Plan of Action between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations (UN).   Marcos made the announcement during the ASEAN-UN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia according to a statement issued by Undersecretary Cheloy Garafil, officer in charge of the Office of the Press Secretary on Saturday.   “The President also announced that the country achieved 120 out of 140 action lines of the 2021-2025 ASEAN-UN Plan of Action,” Garafil said.   The 2021-2025

ASEAN agrees ‘in principle’ to admit Timor-Leste as 11th member

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed “in principle” to admit Timor-Leste as the 11th member-state of the 10-man regional bloc.   The ASEAN leaders announced their decision on Timor-Leste’s membership bid during a gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and Related Summits on Friday.   “We, the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations …, agreed in principle to admit Timor-Leste to be the 11th member of ASEAN,” the joint statement read.   The Southeast Asian leaders also granted Timor-Leste an “observer status”, allowing its participation in all

Myles Powell sizzles in return for Bay Area; Meralco wins anew

Myles Powell returned with a vengeance on Friday after dropping 50 points for Bay Area in a 120-87 rout against Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.   Powell nearly matched the Elasto Painters’ output throughout the first three quarters as he did the feat within the first 36 minutes of action, as the Dragons held them to just 58 within the same span.   Bay Area sustained its form in the fourth quarter even if it sat out its key players, including Powell.   Powell went 15-for-25 from the field, including 11-of-17

Samar farmers learn how to become entrepreneurs

Thirty-three farmer-members of the Calbiga Vegetable Growers Association (CVGA) were able to gain learnings on efficient, modern farming and marketing techniques to efficiently market and increase their production and income.   This was after they graduated from the Farm Business School (FBS) funded by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).   Thelma Alfaro, Program Beneficiaries Development chief of DAR-Samar, said the FBS aims to develop agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) to become agricultural entrepreneurs by instilling in their minds that farming is a business.   “Training farmers to become experts in scientific farming and transforming them into entrepreneurs are among the

CDO to provide scholarship grants to 10K college students

The local government here is eyeing to provide 10,000 scholarship grants to qualified college students as its plan to construct a city college gains ground.   City Councilor Suzette Magtajas-Daba said the plan to increase the scholarship slots was part of the campaign promise of Mayor Rolando Uy.   “The scholarships are not only for students who have high grades but there are also (slots) for those who have average grades as long as they did not fail any subjects,” she said as a guest during Friday’s celebration of the 71st anniversary of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club Inc.

Café in Quirino province eternalizes a mother’s memory

Leonora’s Cakes and Pastries located in this town serves unique and flavorful offerings, along with a palpable warmth and care in its service that had customers coming back for more.   But more than just a coffee shop with good food and excellent service, Leonora’s serves as a reminder of a mother’s warmth and love, and coping with the loss of a beloved family matriarch.   The business was established during a difficult phase in the life of the Gabay family, not just because of the pandemic, but also because of grief due to the passing of their beloved mother

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