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POLITICS

GO, DELA ROSA, TOLENTINO AID PASIG CITY RESIDENTS

In line with their efforts to help ensure that no Filipino is left behind in recovery, Senator Bong Go together with Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, were invited by Senator Francis “Tol” Tolentino to provide assistance to disadvantaged residents in Pasig City recently. The three senators are officers of the PDP-Laban political party. “Huwag kayong…

ESCUDERO HOLDS HEARING FOR 25 BILLS ON EDUCATION

The Committee on Higher, Technical and Vocational Education chaired by Senator Chiz Escudero conducted its public hearing on 25 education bills, including Senate Bill 2469 that seeks to rename the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) into the Philippine National Maritime Academy (PNMA) and provides for the establishment of school campuses in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.…

TABERNACLE CHOIR OPENS PH SENATE SESSION

As part of the Senate’s plan to invite Filipino artists to open the Senate session, Wednesday’s agenda marked a little divergence from the program: members of the Utah-based The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square performed songs of worship to senators and guests before plenary discussions on important measures. Upon the invitation of Senate President Migz…

ISABELA TO DISTRIBUTE FORTIFIED RICE TO RESIDENTS

“Hindi habambuhay ay gobernador itong tatay ninyo. Hindi habambuhay ay nandito kami para sa inyo. Pero ilalatag namin ang pundasyon para kayong lahat ay mabigyan ng bigas.” This was Governor Rodito Albano III’s statement during the distribution of rice to 3,342 Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA) members, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and fisherfolks in…

GOVERNMENT

NOGRALES TO CSE EXAMINEES: PREPARE FOR EXAM

School assignments and important reminders for the examinees of the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) to be held on March 3, 2024 is now available online. Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles recommended that examinees refer to Examination Advisory No. 4, s. 2024, available on the CSC website, to guarantee the seamless…

FRASCO BECOMES 1ST TOURISM CHIEF TO VISIT SULU

As the first-ever Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary to set foot in the Province of Sulu, Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco received a full-honor welcome led by Sulu Province Governor Abdusakur Tan recently at the Sulu Provincial Capital. “Actually, you (Secretary Frasco) are the first (to visit Sulu). We were visited by presidents and members of…

DA SENDS EL NIÑO RAPID RESPONSE TEAM TO MINDORO

To mitigate the adverse impact of the El Niño phenomenon in Mindoro Island, Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr., mobilized a rapid response team from the Department of Agriculture (DA) to deliver urgent aid to the island’s farmers and fisherfolk. The deployment aims to provide immediate relief and assess agricultural damage caused by the prolonged…

MMDA: NO E-BIKES, E-TRIKES ON NAT’L, RADIAL ROADS

The Metro Manila Council (MMC), through the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), approved a resolution prohibiting the use of major thoroughfares for certain types of transportation and other types of conveyances. In MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 series of 2024, traversing of e-vehicles, such as e-bikes and e-trikes, as well as tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs…

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

#MayOpeningBaRiyan? HERE ARE SOME PART-TIME JOBS YOU CAN APPLY FOR

Extra income stream, anyone? In this economy, who would say no to earning some money? We are very lucky to be living in the digital era. Almost everything requires some sort of technical human expertise that AI cannot replicate. Whether you are a student, someone who wants another source of income, or you simply want…

SMC IS 43RD IN FORBES’ WORLD’S BEST EMPLOYERS LIST

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) climbed 131 spots up to number 43 on the annual World’s Best Employers list by Forbes Magazine and research firm Statista, emerging as the runaway leader among the few Filipino firms that made it to the global ranking. SMC, led by President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Ang, climbed to…

SMC, AYALA TO INTEGRATE ARCA SOUTH TO SKYWAY

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) have signed an Integration Agreement to connect the Arca South on and off ramps into the Skyway system via the upcoming South East Metro Manila Expressway (SEMME) or Skyway Stage 4 project. The collaboration marks a significant milestone in addressing the growing need for efficient transportation…

TRAVEL & TOURS

MAY THAT FIRE SPARK SOMETHING IN YOU AS A FILIPINO

Perhaps one of the country’s most heartbreaking celebrations of National Heritage Month, days before May ends, the Manila Central Post Office was gutted by an inferno-like fire. The beautiful neo-classical edifice and dominating landmark in the country’s capital engulfed fire for nearly eight hours, severely damaging the almost century-old building. Come daylight, its iconic cream-colored…

ENDEARING HANOI WHILE LEARNING FROM IT

With its overextended sun and streets lorded by scooters, Hanoi is a peach and vibrant city that bridges modern and traditional ways of living. A city that demands your attention—it challenges the way you see things. In one blink, you could miss out on witnessing something far beyond what conventional traveling offers. Keep your eyes…

BUDGET FOOD TRIP UNIVERSITY EDITION

Schools are the training ground for tomorrow’s leaders and builders of our nation. To feed them good food is like feeding our future. But, as students trying to make their way out of college, it’s understandable that budget can sometimes become stiff. Thankfully, budget-friendly food stalls, carinderia, and restaurants thrive outside the walls of every…

ACCESS A BETTER LIFE. CROSS THESE NEWLY-BUILT BRIDGES

Build bridges, not burn them. Did it ever make you wonder how past communities connect with others? How do culture and tradition get passed on from one place to another? Food, clothing, produce, or even our way of speaking all these things had to travel from island to island to create a network between regions…

FOOD, HEALTH & FITNESS

TO HO PANCITERIA ANTIGUA, THE OLDEST GEM IN TOWN

Food is the essence of life. Apart from the much-needed nutrients and sustenance, it also brings wealth, culture, and heritage. This is why we often hear people say that a dish is a family heirloom — passed down from one generation to another. For some fortunate families, they get to inherit not just recipes, but…

FOOD WITH LONG SHELF LIFE

Doomsday preppers would know, but most moms do, too! You see, the kitchen cupboard is like the storage space where moms keep their arsenal of weapons aka food supplies and other essentials for survival. But not many of us are aware that most of the items in our pantry could likely outlive us. Yes, some…

HEALTHY HABITS TO FIGHT OFF FLU

“May trangkaso na ba ang lahat?” Filipinos do really have a knack for making unfortunate situations, seem less fortunate. But when one gets sick, there isn’t really anything fortunate to make out of it. Flu season coincides with the rainy season in the country, and as a country that gets visited by approximately 20 typhoons…

FASHION & BEAUTY

MISS BINGOPLUS LUCKY BATS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ED

Fil-Canadian Jasmine Paguio finished as runner-up in the recently concluded Miss Philippines Earth beauty-with-a-cause pageant, but for the BingoPlus community of players, game developers, employees, partner brands, institutions, and beneficiaries, she is their queen. The 23-year-old actress and model who grew up in Canada but returned to the Philippines to seek an acting and pageantry…

FILA, STARBUCKS PARTNER FOR A LIMITED-EDITION LINE

Two classic and iconic brands are partnering to give back to their customers who have remained loyal despite the challenges of the pandemic in the past two years. For a limited run, FILA and Starbucks will give free fashionable and functional items inspired by their iconic hues and logos. The results represent FILA’s red, blue…

Mr. and Ms. JPIA continues legacy

To continue the legacy of Mr. and Ms. JPIA, PUP JPIA Manila announced its search of the event for this year on their Facebook page on November 16, 2021. The event is open to all bonafide students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa branch, which is also a PUP Junior Philippine Institute…

DRESS TO IMPRESS: CHOOSING A SUIT

Suits are timeless clothes. It’s stylish and classy, and can be worn during important events or activities such as for business, formal gatherings, or even casual daily wear if you feel like looking dapper. But good suits aren’t always easy on the wallet. This is why it’s important to choose the right one for you.…

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ANG SEES MORE GOLD FOR PINOYS IN PARIS OLYMPICS

Longtime sports patron Ramon S. Ang believes the country is geared to win more golds in the coming Paris Olympics as he paid tribute to all Filipino athletes, particularly those who were honored during the recent Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards. Ang, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) President and Chief Executive Officer, received his second PSA…

UP MBT, GOLDWIN MONTEVERE AGREE TO FIVE-YEAR EXTENSION

The UP Men’s Basketball Team (MBT) has come to terms with head coach Goldwin Monteverde on a five-year extension to reinforce the championship culture he has established in his first three years at the helm of the team. “UP MBT management is committed to establishing continuity in the program to ensure the winning culture developed…

HOLIDAYS CONTINUE TO BE HAPPY FOR UP MBT, SUBIC FIESTA CARNIVAL

CJ Cansino and Francis Lopez returned to Subic, Friday, to make sure all is well in the carnival that went viral because of them. In Cansino’s vlog of the UP Fighting Maroons’ Subic outing last December 16, Lopez was seen having fun with a masked staff member of the horror ride and their interaction became…

BONG GO FILES RESO LAUDING PH TEAM IN 19TH ASIAD

In a resolution filed recently, Senator Bong Go, chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, expressed his congratulations to members of the Philippine team for their commendable performance in the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8. Senate Resolution No. (SBN) 825 acknowledges the athletes’ achievements and their contribution…

ARTS & CULTURE

GUINNESS BID AT QC FOR MOST NUMBER OF PORK DISHES

In line with the National Pig Day Celebration, the National Federation of Hog Farmers, Inc. (NatFed) will attempt to set a Guinness Record for the most number of pork dishes on display and to be served afterwards. The world record attempt will serve as a kick-off event of the organization’s five-day Hog Festival in Cubao,…

SO MUCH OF TIME IS SPENT THINKING HOW TO SPEND IT

Do you see time as an arbitrary social construct? You know, a thing we all agreed to so we can make sense of the changes we experience in life and around us? Why we grow up and old, why wine tastes better with age, why we sleep at night and wake up when the sun…

‘BURNT TOAST THEORY.’ A NEW NAME FOR GLASS-HALF-FULL LENS COINED ON TIKTOK

Something’s burnt! For chronically punctual people, a time wasted is a time lost. What could’ve been spent on something useful and productive all went down the drain. Agree? The modern concept of positive thinking disagrees. It’s called the ‘Burnt Toast Theory’ coined on TikTok — a silver lining, basically. It teaches us to view our…

JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE MET

For years, I would pass by this old decrepit structure a few blocks away from the Manila City Hall. The MET Manila, or The Metropolitan Theater, the place that housed various arts and cultural pursuits, had to close its doors — left to wait for some sort of resurgence. Many years had passed but the…

HOBBIES & ADVOCACIES

PH RED CROSS LED BLOOD DRIVE YIELDS 1,674 BAGS

The PRC, GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF), and Ever Commonwealth Mall held a blood donation drive, dubbed “Sagip Dugtong Buhay,” recently. The blood donation drive generated 1,674 bags of blood collected, which can save more than 6,000 lives.   The 1,674 bags of blood collected can save more than 6,000 lives.   PRC Chairman and CEO Dick…

PRC, MANILA ROTARY SIGN BLOOD DONATION DEAL

The Rotary Club of Manila (RCM), Rotaract Club of Manila (RAC Manila), and Rotary Club of De La Salle University (RAC DLSU) signed a memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) recently at RCM’s 27th weekly membership meeting in Makati City. “We just sent 20 bags of blood in Davao de Oro because…

PRC SENDS MORE AID, WATER TANKERS TO MINDANAO

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has lined up massive resources in an overwhelming response to the situation in Mindanao. PRC Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon directed the dispatch of additional resources in Mindanao after seeing the need to provide immediate relief to about 230,000 families in Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Agusan del Sur,…

PRC SENDS FOOD TRUCKS TO FLOOD-HIT AGUSAN DEL SUR

Two Philippine Red Cross (PRC) food trucks recently arrived in Butuan City as part of the overwhelming response of the humanitarian organization to the flooding and landslide in Mindanao. PRC Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon directed the immediate deployment of the two food trucks that left Cebu for Agusan del Sur. “We sent the two…

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IESHIKAWA 18 PROGRESSES INTO THE DIGITAL TOMORROW

This year, UP CIEM presents IEshikawa 18 – AURION: Forging Ahead into the Digital Tomorrow. Scheduled for February 23-24, 2024, its 18th installment aims to seize the future of industrial engineering by delving into the insights of emerging trends, integrating the latest technologies to positively transform lives. IEshikawa is an annual nationwide Industrial Engineering event…

T.I.P. CREATES REHAB DEVICE FOR STROKE PATIENTS

What started as a thesis project for a group of Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) electronics engineering (ECE) graduates turned into a promising rehabilitation device that seeks to aid recovering stroke patients.  T.I.P. Quezon City alumni Joanna Keith Ildefonso, Orwell Orit, Liezl Lalaine Patrimonio, and Keanu Readova developed their project called “HandMATE,” which recently won “Best…

T.I.P. ENG’G, COMPUTING PROGRAMS PASS AUN-QA

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) received fresh ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) assessments of T.I.P. Manila’s electronics engineering and computer science programs and T.I.P. Quezon City’s industrial engineering and information technology programs.  The international assessment body found the four T.I.P. undergraduate programs “adequate as expected” based on the official report of its team, a copy of which…

T.I.P. WINS AWARD FOR 'EDIBLE CUTLERIES' PROPOSAL

Six aspiring engineers from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) Quezon City recently won third place in the 2023 Swiss Innovation Prize “Sustainability” category for pitching “edible cutleries” as a viable solution against plastic pollution. Inspired by eco-friendly materials already being produced in other countries, the students collectively known as “Edgetec” submitted a research…

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