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Contingency in place for Pinoys amid Israel tensions: DFA

MANILA – No Filipino has been reported to be among the casualties in the escalating exchange of airstrikes and rocket fires between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Wednesday. In a statement, the agency assured that the Philippine government has contingency plans in …

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More financing options available for MSMEs

BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno MANILA – Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) continue gaining access to credit partly through the establishment of credit surety funds (CSFs), as at least 15 additional CSFs are expected to register until end-2021. In a virtual briefing Wednesday, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin …

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Time to ‘move on’ from alleged red-tagging issues: Egco

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Joel Egco (File photo) MANILA – The government’s anti-insurgency task force has more “important” and “urgent” priorities rather than picking fights with lawmakers, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Joel Egco said on Wednesday. Egco, who was recently designated as spokesperson for “Mass Media …

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Bill on use of electric vehicles hurdles House panels

(PNA file photo) MANILA – A joint panel of the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure providing a national energy policy and regulatory framework for the use and development of electric vehicles and their development as an industry. The House Committee on Energy, in a joint meeting with …

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