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New gov’t blueprint for decent employment

envisions 7.5 million jobs by 2022 TAGUIG CITY — A new government blueprint for decent job creation through employment and entrepreneurship from 2017 to 2022 was adopted at the conclusion of the two-day Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan (TNK)-Employment and Livelihood Summit on 2 December. Signed by Secretaries Ramon Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Silvestre Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the “Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan: A Blueprint for Decent Employment and Entrepreneurship 2017-2022” prioritizes decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, formalization and growth of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), youth unemployment reduction, education and training. “By 2022, we want to achieve full employment at 5% unemployment rate by creating 7.5 million jobs, mainly in key employment generating sectors (KEGS) such as manufacturing including food processing, construction, tourism, Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM), transportation and logistics, and retail trade,” Sec. Lopez said. The commitment is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Goals 8 and 9, on the provision of decent work and economic growth, and on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation, respectively. The 2017-2022 livelihood agenda envisions the transition of informal and economic units to the formal economy with full respect to fundamental rights and principles at work. It also reiterates the implementation of the Comprehensive National Industrial Strategy to upgrade selected industries that generate employment, integrate manufacturing, agriculture and services, address supply chain gaps, and deepen industry participation in global value chains. The TNK Summit, participated in by the public and private sectors and some members of the... read more
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Cooperative from CAR bags Best SSF Project of the Year 2016

To give due recognition to the best performing Shared Service Facilities (SSF) nationwide, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through its Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprises (BSMED), organized the 2016 Best SSF Project of the Year. The 2016 Best SSF Project of the Year was awarded to Dangdang-ay di Ibila Cooperative from Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) for excellently managing a coffee processing facility and was also awarded as the Best SSF Project for Northern Luzon. Other awards for Best SSF Project for Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were went to Putsan Ceramics Manufacturers (Philippine Ceramics Arts and Crafts Center (PHILCERAMICS) Facilities Augmentation), Sto. Niño de Plaridel Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Pandan and Bariw Bag Making Shared Service Facility Project), and to San Isidro Upland Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SSF on Fiber Marketing Expansion), respectively. The SSF Awards aims to recognize the efforts of SSF project partners and SSF cooperators for taking on the responsibilities of managing the SSF projects, utilizing their manpower and resources, nurturing the beneficiaries, and empowering the people in their communities. On the other hand, DTI Region 3 bagged the first place as the Best Regional Audio Visual Presentation (AVP) while DTI Region VII placed second followed by DTI Region XI at third place. The SSF Project is one of the DTI’s strategies to achieve inclusive growth and jobs generation. Specifically, it is aimed at increasing the productivity and improving the competitiveness of the MSMEs by providing them with machinery, equipment, tools, systems, accessories and other auxiliary items under a shared system. Since its inception, the SSF project has already provided PHP1.081 billion worth of machinery...

Bohol Hosts OCEAN 16 Summit

The Province of Bohol hosted the Open Collaboration of East Asia New Champions 2016 Summit (OCEAN 16) on November 24-26, 2016 at the Be Grand Resort in Panglao, Bohol. Thought leaders and movers from the Philippines, the ASEAN, the US and the UK joined the summit which tackled breakthroughs in technology that are fundamentally transforming whole systems of production, management, and governance. These transformations aid societies overcome challenges from business and energy, to transportation and climate change. The so called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” or “Industry 4.0,” was the main theme of the summit and this presents an opportunity for the Philippines not only to keep up with more advanced nations, but also solve urgent problems plaguing the country. This revolution is the fusion of electrical and digital systems with physical and biological systems and is made possible by the proliferation of the Internet and mobile devices. In various panels during the summit, the topic of the startup ecosystem in the Philippines was discussed. The issues on connectivity and access to funding was also tackled. Winston Damarillo, chief organizer of the event, said that the Philippines should not try to become the next Silicon Valley but instead tackle the unique issues in the country and create businesses that solve these issues. The event kicked off with a discussion on “Understanding the Future of Cybersecurity” and a Sunset Welcome Cocktail Event on November 24. On the second day, November 25, Damarillo delivered the opening keynote and facilitated teh opening plenary session with the moderators of the various panels. There were two tracks of the panels and the topics include “Sustainability at...

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Postal ID, mahimo nang gamiton sa pagkuha og passport

TAGBILARAN CITY, November 28 (PIA)–Gikumpirmar sa Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) nga gidawat na sa tanan nilang mga opisinang konsular ang Improved Postal ID isip usa sa mga nag-unang dokumento sa pag-ila alang sa mga gustong mokuha og pasaporte. Gipahayag sa DFA ang kumpirmasyon sa pagdawat sa Postal ID isip nag-unang ID gikan sa usa ka sulat ni DFA Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns Ariel Abadilla kang Assistant Postmaster General Luis Carlos isip nag-unang ID sa ilhanang pisikal ug biometrics nga nagpalambo sa lebel sa seguridad niini. Gidugang pa ni Aba¬dilla nga maapil na ang Improved Postal ID sa bag-ong bersyon sa e-Passport Application Form nga ipagawas sa DFA sa mga mosunod nga semana. Tungod kay ang Improved Postal ID ang pinadaling makuha nga valid ID gikan sa gobyerno, mas mapadali na alang sa mga ordinaryong katawhan ang pagkuha og passport. Kauban sa Postal ID, kinahanglan na lamang isumite sa DFA sa mga gustong mo-apply niini ang ilang birth certificate ug application form nga adunay kumpletong detalye. Ang Improved Pos¬tal ID gidawat usab isip valid ID sa tanang institusyong pinansyal nga gidumala sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) sa tibuok nasod. Ang mga Pilipino ug langyaw nga namuyo sa nasod bisan unsa ang pangedaron o propesyon, mahimong mo-apply alang sa Improved Postal ID. Kinahanglan lamang og duha (2) ka kopya sa application form nga adunay kumpletong detalye, pagmatuod sa pagkatawo ug gipuy-an. Ang application fee nagkantidad og P504.00, apil na ang tax ug delivery fee niini....

DTI’s outstanding small scale businesses receive first-ever ‘Kapatid Awards’

TAGUIG CITY—DTI’s shared service facilities (SSF) beneficiaries on coffee processing, native bag making, and fiber marketing were the recipients of the first-ever Kapatid Awards at PLDT’s MVP Bossing Awards 2016 on 23 November. SSFs on coffee processing from Mountain Province, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), on pandan and bariw bag making from Leyte, Region VIII and on fiber marketing expansion from Agusan del Norte, CARAGA received awards for exhibiting sustainable and inclusive growth models that contribute to the improvement of the quality of lives in said communities. Receiving the awards were representatives from SSF cooperators Dangdang-ay di Ibila Cooperative from CAR, Sto. Niño de Plaridel Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative from Region VIII and San Isidro Upland Farmers Multi-purpose Cooperative from CARAGA. The SSF Project is a key component of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s initiative to capacitate micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by providing them appropriate machinery, equipment, tools, systems, skills and knowledge under a shared system. As backbone of the Philippine economic growth, composed of 99.6% of locally registered businesses, generating over one million job a year, MSMEs have become the government’s current priority, with the DTI placing MSME development at the forefront of regional development and at the front and center of the trade agenda. “Aside from keeping the country moving towards a more strategic direction at the backdrop of regional development, the government, through the DTI, vows to pursue meaningful growth that is truly inclusive, the one that reaches the bottom of the pyramid,” said DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, who was also one of the recipient of the MVP Bossing Awards in government service. DTI’s...

FDA, nipasidaan batok sa mga nikatap nga mga pekeng branded nga tambal

TAGBILARAN CITY, November 22 (PIA)–Gipasidan-an sa Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ang publiko sa pagpalit sa pipila ka branded nga mga tambal tungod sa pagkatap sa mga pekeng produkto. Base sa FDA advisory, apil sa mga nakuha nilang sample nga nadiskobrehang peke nga nikatap sa kamerkadohan mao ang Dolfenal, Tuseran Forte, Diatabs, Alaxan ug Neozep. Susama ra gayud ang peke sa tinuod nga produkto mao nga lisod alang sa usa ka konsumidor nga mahibaw-an kun tinuod ba o peke ang tambal. Mao nga tambag sa FDA, mopalit lamang og tambal sa mga botikang otorisado sa ahensiya. Gi-awhag usab sa FDA ang mga lokal nga kagamhanan nga siguradohong walay counterfeit drugs o pekeng mga tambal ang mabaligya sa mga tindahang naa sa ilang hurisdiksyon. Matud pa sa FDA nga peligroso ang pag-inom sa mga peke o dili rehistradong tambal tungod kay posibleng wala kini epekto o makasamot pa sa sakit nga gihambin....

Red tide alert up again in Dauis, Tagbilaran City

TAGBILARAN CITY, November 21 (PIA)–The coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City has been tested positive again for algae that produces the red tide toxin, according to the regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 7 (BFAR-7). BFAR-7 Regional Director Allan Poquita relayed the advisory to the Bohol media thru BFAR-Bohol Information Officer Nimfa Mesina last Saturday. The BFAR bulletin issued on Saturday said that the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City tested for red tide toxin. The advisory states that gathering and selling shellfish from Dauis and Tagbilaran City sea waters are banned until further notice because they are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit. It was only in March this year that the longest red tide alert in the province had been lifted by the bueau. A similar red tide advisory covering Dauis and Tagbilaran areas, ran from June last year to March this year. However, BFAR-Bohol continued to warn local governments of Dauis and Tagbilaran City to remain vigilant since then, and continue monitoring the coastal areas to make sure any resurgence of red tide toxins would be promptly acted upon. By mid-October this year, BFAR-7 already warned Bohol consumers of the possible resurgence of red tide. Red tide is the common term for harmful algal blooms, specifically when colonies of algae grow out of control and produce toxic or harmful effects on shellfish and other marine animals....

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