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11 April 2021

  • DA lifts import ban on chicken MDM from The Netherlands
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) has partially lifted the importation of mechanically deboned chicken meat, or MDM, from certain areas in The Netherlands that have been cleared of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The DA issued Memorandum Order (MO) 27 dated April 6, 2021, which would allow meat importer-processors (MIPs) with thermal processing equipment […]
  • DENR, Nestlé commit to a waste-free future for Filipinos
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Nestlé Philippines have pledged to work together toward a waste-free future for Filipinos as outlined in a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that includes building a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and educating communities on solid waste management in Caloocan City. “As a country that prides itself in […]
  • Pag-asa Island residents get free Internet connectivity
    The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has installed satellite technology in Pag-asa Island, Palawan, to provide its residents with free Internet connectivity. DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said the agency deployed very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) technology to connect the remote area to the Internet. He noted that this initiative is in line with […]
  • Ban single-use plastics in food packaging, group tells government
    Saying diseases borne out of toxic chemicals in most food packaging is another pandemic waiting to happen, environmental and health groups on Wednesday reiterated the call to ban single-use plastics, especially those in food packaging. At an online webinar and news briefing, leaders of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific, together with […]
  • 3rd-party mediator defers advice on PHL-Thailand trade dispute
    Australia has decided to conduct further investigations on the long-standing cigarette trade dispute between the Philippines and Thailand, proposing to submit its report to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) before July 31. Manila and Bangkok entered a facilitator-assisted discussion to settle their trade concerns in December last year, picking Australia as […]

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