P336k to P1M Penalty | Heavy fines to be slapped vs.Filipinos who bring pork and pork items to Taiwan
There will be a restriction on the entry of pork meat products in the country of Taiwan. Since the African Swine Flu had reached the Philippine territories and devastated a huge population of the poultry industry, Taiwan had released precautionary measures to avoid contracting the illness.
Filipinos are now restricted to bring inside the territory of Taiwan any pork products coming from the Philippines. This is for strict compliance and is created for Taipei’s biosecurity against the swine disease. Violators will be asked to pay a penalty of an amount equal to 336,000 PHP to 1.6 million PHP.
A reminder from the Philippines' Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Animal Industry was posted on their facebook page. They had said that Taiwan will be strictly performing baggage inspections to travelers coming from the Philippines. People who will be caught bringing-in pork and other pork products from the Philippines will be charged a penalty.
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MANILA - Palawan, with its numerous white-sand beaches and cruise-worthy caves, was included in CNN Travel's "10 of the world's most beautiful islands", a report released on Wednesday.
CNN travel enthusiast Jen Rose Smith calls Palawan "a gorgeous haven of pale sand and clear water."
The Department of Tourism acknowledged the recognition.
“Our rehabilitation efforts to preserve the beauty of Palawan did not go unnoticed. We are thankful for this CNN citation of our tourist destinations,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said in a statement Thursday.
Joining Palawan in CNN Travel's list are Milos, Greece; Bartolomé, Ecuador; Fregate, Seychelles; St. Lucia, Lesser Antilles; Jura, Scotland; Komodo Island, Indonesia; and Kaua’i, United States.
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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law allowing foreign institutions of higher education to establish commercial enterprises in the Philippines providing educational services and to collaborate with universities here.
Mr. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11448, also known as the Transnational Higher Education Act, on Aug. 28, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the Palace.
The law cites the need to provide quality education relevant to the changing needs of Filipinos in light of the “rapid developments brought about by globalization, including liberalization of goods and services and expanding use of information and communication technologies, have created a climate for borderless teaching and learning.”
The transnational higher education (TNHE) industry, as defined by the law, covers all types and modes of delivery of higher education study programs, sets of courses of study, or educational services.
Under the law, foreign higher education institutions (FHEI) may establish a commercial presence or provide educational services in the Philippines through various modes or arrangements with a Philippine counterpart.
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Taipei, Sept. 21 (CNA) One of Taiwan's largest Filipino migrant worker basketball tournaments, with close to 40 teams and 900 players, will be launched at an opening ceremony in Taoyuan Sunday, according to the organizers.
The opening ceremony of the Chungli Basketball League 2019 Inter-factory Winter League, which will be held at the district’s Zhongzheng Park, will showcase 37 teams and about 900 players, Marie Yang, the tournament's spokeswoman, told CNA.
In addition to introducing the teams, a panel of judges at the opening ceremony will also select the best team outfit, she said, adding that the judges will be looking for originality in design and color coordination.
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Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) Various companies from the Philippines are among more than 700 exhibitors from 43 countries that are seeking to supply electronic solutions and materials to the Taiwanese market.
The three-day Semicon semiconductor trade show, which opened Wednesday at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, is expected to draw 50,000 visitors, as for the ninth consecutive year, Taiwan remains top globally in semiconductor equipment spending at US$11.4 billion, according to SEMI, a global industry association of semiconductor equipment and material suppliers.
Michael Alfred V. Ignacio, director of commercial affairs at the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Taipei, told CNA that his office has been positioning the Philippines as the best partner for Taiwan in industrial collaboration because they can use their combined strengths to their advantage.
"Taiwan is a world leader in electronics and semiconductors, but the Philippines has the market, the workforce and the skills," Ignacio said, adding companies in the Philippines can provide manufacturing solutions for Taiwanese companies.
The Philippines graduates over 700,000 university or tertiary level graduates every year, of which one quarter of the group are involved in science or technology, he said.
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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) -- San Miguel Corporation (SMC) will start building a new international airport in Bulacan after securing an official contract from the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
...SMC put forward the new airport proposal back in 2016. It will be built on a 2,500 hectare property in Bulakan town, about 30 kilometers northeast of Metro Manila. Ang described the project as a "game-changer" for tourism — with an expected 30 million tourists flying in — as well as for the economy of Central Luzon.
The main goal is to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which has been the main entry and exit point to Manila for air travelers. Apart from the Bulacan gateway, work is also underway to expand the use of the Sangley Airport in Cavite for local flights. President Rodrigo Duterte mandated that the alternative airport south of Manila be operational by November...
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MEDIA RELEASE: Philippines' Omnilines Energy International forges strategic joint venture partnerships with Taiwanese Group in Taipei for cement manufacturing and major construction activities
Chairman Raul De Mesa (seated 2nd from right) Chairman of Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc. and authorized representative of wholly-owned subsidiary Omnilines Energy International signs a strategic agreement and partnership with Chairman Feng Yi Lin (seated 2nd from left) of Taiwan’s Premiere-Slag International, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 to jointly pursue projects in cement manufacturing and major construction activities. Also present were Formosa Plastics Group Chairman Wong Wen-yuan and Kung Sing Engineering Corporation Pan Chun-Jung (standing 2nd and 3rd from left, respectively), representing two of Taiwan’s largest manufacturing and engineering companies. Batangas Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas (standing, righmost) and Abacaore Capital Holdings President Regina Ongsiako-Reyes Mandanas (seated rightmost) were also present to witness the signing of the landmark partnership agreements. Also in the photo are Mr. Chan Cehng-tien (standing leftmost), Vice Chairman of Taiwan’s Chinese National Federation of Industries and Mr. Benny T. Hu, Chaimran of Senhwa Biosciences (seated leftmost)
(Taipei, Taiwan 10 September 2019) Philippine company Omnilines Energy International, an affiliate of Abacore Capital Holdings, forged strategic joint venture partnerships in a signing ceremony held Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at the Taipei Marriot Hotel. Mr. Raul De Mesa, currently Chairman of Abacore Capital Holdings and former Chairman of the Bank of Commerce, signed several agreements, on behalf of Omnilines and RBM Holdings with Chairman Feng Yi Lin of Taiwan’s Premiere-Slag International, Inc. to pursue major business ventures involving cement manufacturing and possible participation in construction projects in the Philippines under the Build Build Build program and local government infrastructure projects.
Present to support the business venture during the signing were some of Taiwan’s most important Taipans, such as Chairman Wong Wen-yuan, Chairman of the Taiwanese petrochemical and energy giant Formosa Plastics Group and Chairman Pan Chun-Jung of Kung Sing Engineering Corporation, one of Taiwan’s largest construction and engineering firms. Abacore President and CEO Ms. Regina Ongsiako-Reyes Mandanas joined the landmark signing ceremonies.
Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas of Batangas Province, where the joint venture projects will primarily be based, was also present during the event. The businesses to be undertaken under this agreement are foreseen to generate thousands of jobs in the province of Batangas.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) — San Miguel Corporation (SMC) plans to submit a proposal for an elevated 10-lane tollway on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), its top official said Wednesaday.
SMC Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang said the elevated tollway can be completed within 24 to 30 months. It will stretch from Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City to Samson Road in Caloocan, or EDSA-Balintawak
Ang likened the tollway to similar structures in Japan, saying it would help decongest the highway.
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Education Secretary Leonor Briones met with Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Moragas in a courtesy call last August to “renew ties for the promotion and teaching of Spanish language and culture in the Philippines.”
DepEd said Moragas expressed Spain’s intention to “continuously work” with the Philippine government through the agency “by enhancing collaboration on teacher training” through their Language Assistance Program (LAP). “Through this program, Spain shall hire around 200 teachers every year to teach the English language in Spain,” DepEd said.
Moragas, DepEd noted, said that Spain regularly conducts seminars for LAP participants and “they aim to partner with DepEd so that these seminars would be organized and certified by the Department.” DepEd explained that the Spanish government “proposed for a pilot test for 10 individuals from 2020 to 2021 and a possible memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the partnership.”
DepEd added that Moragas also proposed that the country’s education department should send teachers to Spain for cultural exchange “since the Philippines lacks Spanish language teachers.”
Briones expressed openness to the proposals. “We appreciate you for taking the initiative in visiting us and sharing the state of Spanish language teaching,” Briones said during the courtesy call. “As you know, we are offering it at the high school level,” she added – referring to DepEd’s Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL).
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(CNN) — Interest in Filipino cuisine has risen tremendously over the past couple of years.
While previously reduced to the infamous balut (duck embryo) -- no thanks to shows such as "Fear Factor" -- conversations have shifted and now patrons are rattling off their fond memories of mainstay plates such as adobo, sisig, pancit, lumpia and lechon.
But with over 7,000 islands divided into 82 provinces and 22 regions, there's plenty more to discover.
Here are seven dishes from across the Philippines that you may not have heard of -- and where you can find elevated versions of them during your next visit to Manila.
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