August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

THE Philippines and Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste signed three agreements Thursday aimed at strengthening cooperation on foreign relations, education and infrastructure development.

Timor-Leste Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, who arrived in Manila early morning Thursday, joined President Benigno S. Aquino III in witnessing the signing of the three agreements in Malacañang on Thursday.

One of the agreements signed was the memorandum of understanding on policy consultations between the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

The agreement was signed by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario for the Philippines and Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister Jose Luis Guterres for Timor-Leste.

Also signed was the memorandum of understanding between the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Ministry of Public Works of Timor-Leste.

Secretary Rogelio Singson signed for the Philippines and Minister Francisco de Sousa of the Ministry of Public Works singed for Timor-Leste.

The memorandum of the understanding on teacher training between the Philippine Normal University and the Ministry of Education of Timor-Leste was also signed Thursday.

Secretary Patricia Licuanan of the Commission on Higher Education signed for the Philippines while Minister Bendito dos Santos of Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Education signed for his country.

The Philippines and Timor-Leste already have tie ups in education prior to the signing of the MOU on education Thursday.

Thirty-two of more than 100 Timorese scholars in the Philippines have finished their studies here and have returned to their country to share the insights gained in the Philippines.

Twenty Timorese scholars are graduating this year and they are expected to contribute to Timor-Leste’s development. (PND)

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