The red tide alert is on again in the coastal waters of Bolinao and
Anda, two towns along the Lingayen Gulf in the northwestern tip of
Pangasinan, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said.
Unemployment in the Philippines as of January has worsened since a
quarter earlier, despite the creation of more than a million new jobs
since a year ago, preliminary results of the Labor Force Survey (LFS)
released on Thursday by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Office of the
Department of Science and Technology held a workshop in Lanao del Norte
last week to train young people for online jobs that would allow them to
work at home, a senior official said on Wednesday.
The chairman of the House Committee on Energy admitted on Wednesday that
no additional power for President Aquino to address the expected power
shortage during summer. The panel chairman and Oriental Mindoro Rep.
Reynaldo Umali said he had done his part but no one among the two Houses
of Congress wanted to give in.
Debt watcher Fitch Ratings reaffirmed the Philippines’ long-term foreign
currency rating at BBB–the lowest investment grade rating, citing the
country’s strong fundamentals and at the same time noting the
government’s “propensity to underspend,” the moderate size of the
banking system and the risk around the real estate sector.
The 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos killed in the Maguindanao clash with Moro rebels last Sunday will receive the Bravery Medal or the Medalya ng Katapangan, one of the highest recognition given by the Philippine National Police.