Undersecretary Eliseo M. Rio Jr. and Assistant Secretary Ivin Ronald Alzona of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) witnessed the contract signing ceremony between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Speedcast and PHILCOMSAT to install, operate and maintain free public internet service for 3,000 remote sites all over the Philippines.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines presented the Better Business, Better World: Philippines Report which highlights an economic prize worth more than US$82 billion across the Philippines by 2030, alongside large environmental and social benefits, that can be achieved through the shift to sustainable business models.
On United Nations Day, the UN in the Philippines launched the Filipino Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) video.
The report is the first of its kind in the Philippines on how businesses are aligning their core business processes, activities, and initiatives with the SDGs.
Poverty, rapid urbanization, poor land use, ecosystems decline and other risk factors will amplify the impacts of climate change.
Blue Swimming Crab (BSC) commodity processors and exporters, fisherfolk representatives, local government units, academe, NGOs, CSOs, among other partners, joined the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Provincial Government of Iloilo, the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), and the Philippine Association of Crab Processors, Inc. (PACPI) to band together for the last leg of the nationwide stakeholder consultations for the development of the BSC National Management Plan.
Tacloban City, Typhoon Haiyan's ground zero, is now rising from the devastation after four years.

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