KUWTT: House Bill increases loans for MSMEs | July 4, 2022

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Here are the top stories from the Manila Times for Monday, July 4, 2022.

READ: Internal bill increases loans for MSMEs

Four lawmakers in the House of Representatives have tabled a bill, requiring two government financial institutions to expand their loan programs to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises or MSMEs, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

READ: Step Up Second Reminder ‒ Concepcion

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As coronavirus cases continue to rise and vaccine recipients’ immunity wanes, the medical and business sectors have stepped up calls for the government to approve second booster shots for people aged 50-59. .

READ: Microplastics now in air, oceans, human body

From the depths of the ocean to the tops of mountains, humans have littered the planet with tiny shards of plastic. We have even absorbed microplastics into our bodies with uncertain implications.

READ: UN praises Marcos for his environmental efforts

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has been hailed by the United Nations Human Habitat Organization for his innovative environmental efforts in his home province of Ilocos Norte.

READ: Go hails Marcos for acknowledging athletes, frontliners

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go congratulated President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for recognizing the country’s athletes and trailblazers during his inauguration last week.

READ: DSWD begins distributing P500 cash assistance to the poor

Some 12.4 million beneficiaries of the targeted cash transfer program will receive their P500 cash assistance this week which the government pledged earlier to help the poor cope with rising commodity prices, the government said. Ministry of Social Welfare and Development.

READ: PopCom’s chief executive keeps his job

The Executive Director of the Population Commission or PopCom, Juan Antonio Perez 3rd, was renamed Under Secretary for Population and Development, retaining his position as Executive Director.

In regional news,

READ: Benguet farmer’s daughter walks like magna cum laude

Sheryl Pentiano, who grew up in a farming family, describes her home life as simple and happy. Despite financial difficulties, her parents, Hilario Sr. and Jocelyn Pentiano of Tikey, Bokod, shower her and her eight siblings with love and affection.

In world news,

READ: Korea criticizes US-Korea-Japan alliance

North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States, South Korea and Japan for pushing to boost their trilateral military cooperation, targeting the North, warning that the move is prompting urgent calls for the country to boost its military capacity.

READ: The battle rages on for Lysychansk

Fighting raged for Ukraine’s strategic city of Lysychansk on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) as Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said his army intercepted missiles fired into its territory by Kyiv forces.

In the business,

READ: High expansion plans in the mining sector

More companies want to hire more employees in the third quarter of this year than they intend to expand their business, according to a recent survey by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

And in sports,

READ: Obiena pockets gold in Germany

Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena retained the gold medal in the Jump and Fly competition at Weserstadion, Hechingen in Germany on Sunday Philippine time.

Rigoberto Tiglao and Fr. Ranhilio Aquino are the featured columnists on the front page of The Times.

Tiglao points out that

READ: Now comes the hardest part

Prof. Aquino emphasizes

READ: Why higher education needs urgent attention

In the Times editorial it is explained how the

READ: Weaker peso boosts exports and consumption

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This is the report by Dafort Villaseran. Good day ahead.

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