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POLITICS

MANILA STARTS DISTRIBUTION OF CHRISTMAS BOXES

The first day of December also marked Day One of the distribution of Christmas gift boxes in the City of Manila. Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna and Vice Mayor Yul Servo handed over the Noche Buena food boxes to Manila residents. A day before the Day 1 of the distribution, Lacuna and Servo inspected thousands of…

13TH MONTH PAY FOR CONTRACTUAL GOV’T WORKERS URGED

Senator Mark Villar recently filed Senate Bill No. 1528 or the 13th Month Pay Law for Contractual and Job Order Personnel to provide benefits to all government workers. “Contractual workers (COS) and job order (JO) personnel play a vital role in government service. They fulfill their duties diligently and passionately comparable to permanent government employees.…

SENATE CONGRATULATES 3 VICTORIOUS PINOY ATHLETES

The Senate adopted several resolutions commending and congratulating Filipino athletes who have given honor and pride to the country through victorious feats in various international competitions. Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva sponsored several Senate resolutions congratulating and commending chess prodigy Rafael Operiano for winning the 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship in Bangkok, Thailand; Aleia…

PROFESSIONAL DEV’T BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The House Committee on Higher and Technical Education chaired by Baguio Representative Mark Go, in a joint hearing with the Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation chaired by Bohol Representative Kristine Alexie Tutor, approved subject to style and amendment, the substitute bill seeking to amend Republic Act 10912, or the “Continuing Professional Development (CPD)…

GOVERNMENT

THINK TANK RECOGNIZES PH’S DIGITAL ECONOMY THRUST

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) welcomed the recent results of the Network Readiness Report (NRI) released by the Portulans Institute—a think tank based in Washington DC — which reported that the Philippines improved by 12 notches, from 83rd place to 71st in its 2022 report.  The report cited the Philippines as the year’s…

MMDA RENOVATES MARIKINA’S CHINESE PAGODA PARK

In a bid to lessen urban decay and provide areas for family events and wellness activities, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) opened its ninth park under the Adopt-A-Park project which is located in Barangay Sta. Elena, Marikina City. The MMDA has refurbished the Chinese Pagoda, which has a lot area of 2,100 square meters,…

PH GETS TOP TOURISM AWARD FROM TURKEY TRAVEL GROUP

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco welcomed the influx of global recognitions for the Philippines, distinctively the World’s Leading Country Award by Turkish travel organization Uzakrota, as well as citations of its prime tourist destinations from different travel organizations and United States-based online travel guides. “As the international accolades for the Philippines…

FRASCO AMONG BEST PERFORMING CABINET OFFICIALS

In a survey by the RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD), Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco garnered a 71 percent approval rating in a list headlined by the Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos (75%) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Erwin Tulfo (73%). The survey was based on an…

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

SMC INFRA CUTS TOLL STOPS AT SLEX, STAR, SKYWAY

Starting December 1, 2022, SMC Infrastructure implements its “Seamless Southern Tollways” program which will eliminate the need for northbound and southbound motorists to do multiple toll stops within the expressways.  For years, it’s been the expected travel pattern of Southern Luzon-bound motorists: Stop for toll and encounter traffic buildups at the South Luzon Expressway’s (SLEX)…

EMBRACING MAGNIFICENCE: COB WEEK IS ONCE AGAIN ON CAMPUS!

After two years of celebrating the annual Ramon V. del Rosario-College of Business (RVR-COB) Week in a virtual setting, De La Salle University (DLSU) once again welcomes the weeklong tradition of the biggest college in the university with the theme “MagnifiCOB: Embracing Magnificence” from November 28 to December 2, 2022, to showcase the magnificence of…

UST - SBMA LAUNCHES 2ND ULTIMATE CMA QUIZ BEE NATIONWIDE

It hasn’t even been long, and yet this writer would like to bring ecstatic news to the brilliant society of management accounting students! The University of Santo Tomas – Society of Business Managerial Accountants (UST-SBMA) formally invites you to its biggest academic competition yet, the 2nd Ultimate CMA Quiz Bee competition entitled “Unparalleled Brilliance: Search…

TRAVEL & TOURS

RENOVATED MANILA ZOO NOW OPEN TO RECEIVE VISITORS

The Manila Zoo reopened to the public after being rehabilitated, with visitors from Luzon provinces and even as far as Davao City in Mindanao were the first guests. During the “Balitaan sa Harbor View” news forum, Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna said a senior citizen from Davao City told her that he would be staying in…

DRIVE AROUND TOWN. DISCOVER PLACES.

Are you seeking new places where you could dine and unwind? Have you had enough of the same dishes whenever you are out and about? If so, check your tires, get your keys ready, and start your engine because we will go on a metro road trip. Driving around Metro Manila can go from exhilarating…

SAGAY, BAGO IN TOP ‘GREEN DESTINATIONS’ LIST

The cities of Bago and Sagay in Negros Occidental have made it to the world’s Top 100 “Green Destinations” list for 2022, a recognition given by the Green Destinations Foundation based in The Netherlands. The two cities, being featured for their sustainability stories, are among the only three places in the Philippines listed this year…

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE ISLAND OF PALAWAN: PART II

There is no denying that the island of Palawan is truly a place of wonders. Its cultural and historical relevance is as rich as its natural resources. It is for this very reason that the province was once dubbed the Cradle of Philippine Civilization after the discovery of the Tabon Man in Tabon Cave, Lipuun…

FOOD, HEALTH & FITNESS

POBLACION IS A HOTBED FOR DIVERSE FOOD EXPERIENCE

Poblacion is not only the hippiest neighborhood in the metro but also home to many restaurants that can surely satisfy our cravings. The place is known, mainly to Gen Zs and millennials, as a thriving district for diverse cultural pop-ups. Whether your vibe calls for a drink or two, or a trip to some of…

PRC GIVES 15,000 COVID-19 VAX DOSES IN MARAWI CITY

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) administered 15,249 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in Marawi City through the PRC Mobile Bakuna Team, fully inoculating 7,657 persons from 2021 to 2022. The PRC Bakuna Team supported the city government’s vaccination efforts at the City Hall Gym in Barangay Bangon, Marawi City. PRC Chairman and CEO Dick…

BRAIN FOG CAN CAUSE MORE HARM WHEN LEFT UNCHECKED

Do you tend to feel as though your brain is buffering? Do your usual mundane activities, or even those you are so used to doing, suddenly become challenging to carry out? If you feel like your thinking is less on the knocker after a COVID-19 infection, or if you feel exhausted most of the time,…

LANGUISHING. COULD IT BE WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING?

You wake up to carry on with your usual routine. You have the energy for it. You know what to do and why you need to. The only problem is no matter what you do, nothing seems to spark joy. Even when you accomplish something, you still feel empty and aimless. That, my friend, is…

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

PREMIER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE 2022 REINFORCED CONFERENCE‘S ROAD TO PODIUM FINISH

The semifinal round of the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference concluded on Tuesday with shocking and unpredictable results. The Cignal HD Spikers finally broke their bronze-medal curse despite losing against the defending champions Petro Gazz Angels in four sets, 25-14, 25-21, 25-27, 25-19. The defending champions Petro Gazz Angels, came in with guns ablaze…

JENNA ORTEGA’S WEDNESDAY IS OUR NEW MOOD BOARD

Last week, Netflix released the highly-anticipated series Wednesday—a Tim Borton spin-off of Addams Family featuring Jenna Ortega as the 21st-century Wednesday Addams. No offense to Christina Ricci’s iconic depiction of Wednesday in the 90s, but Ortega’s take on the role is our current favorite. Truly, Netflix couldn’t have chosen a better Wednesday than Jenna. Though the…

THE UNPREDICTABLE PVL REINFORCED CONFERENCE SEMIS CONTINUES

The Sunday doubleheader of the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference was nothing short of thrilling plays and shocking game-enders. With the defending champions Chery Tiggo out of Finals contention after losing to Petro Gazz in a straight sets fashion, 25-15,25-17,25-13, the Angels improve to a 1-1 record, tying with the grand slam-seeking Creamline Cool Smashers, who…

UP MANILA CHORALE SET TO PERFORM LIVE FOR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

After two years of holding virtual Christmas concerts, the University of the Philippines Manila Chorale (UPMC), co-presented by Robinsons Malls, will be holding its first in-person concert: Gumising, this December 8, 8:00 PM, at the Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Malate, Manila. The concert will feature well-loved Christmas hymns and carols composed by Victoria, Rutter,…

ARTS & CULTURE

‘LONDON BRIDGE’ TRENDED. WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

For many of us, preparations for when a member of our family passes can be a bit uncomfortable. So much so that here in the Philippines, we try to avoid talks about deaths as much as possible. It is common to let the surviving members decide what steps to take when the inevitable comes. However,…

“WOOD WIZARD” AGI PAGKATIPUNAN SHOWCASES CREATIVITY IN “GATONG”

Nature never ceases to amaze us, even for things we consider worthless. Like fuel for a fire, “gatong” or “panggatong” is an often seen wood scrap that has less utility for people. But when one taps on their imagination and follows the weave of creativity, we can turn scraps into a masterpiece—beaming with usefulness and…

LAW SCHOOLING 101: A GUIDE FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN

Did you know that law students are one of the reasons why companies that produce pens and markers for highlighting stay in business? Kidding aside, law schools help you understand human logic, assess real-life cases with logical clarity, and enhance your thinking and experience in the humanities and social sciences. But COVID-19 posed significant challenges…

HOBBIES & ADVOCACIES

CONSUMER GROUP TO GOV’T: ADDRESS HIGH POWER RATES

In a letter to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, National Center of Electric Cooperative Consumers, Inc. or NCECCO submitted its proposals and recommendations for short- and long-term workable solutions that should address increasing costs of electricity. The consumer group appeals to the President to “address the plight of electricity consumers amidst the unstoppable energy price hikes…

PRC INTENSIFIES BRGY-BASED RC 143 VOLUNTEER SYSTEM

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Valenzuela Chapter held its 8th Biennial Chapter Assembly at the PRC Valenzuela City Chapter Building, ALERT Center Compound, Malinta, Valenzuela City, with the theme “Embracing the new normal towards a resilient community.” PRC Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon, in his address to the Assembly participants,…

PRC HOLDS FEEDING PROGRAM FOR MANILA’S SENIORS

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through its Manila Chapter, conducted a feeding program for the most vulnerable senior citizens. Donated meals from Novotel Araneta such as rice, longanisa, hamonado, beef steak, scrambled egg, fish filet, roasted chicken, pansit guisado, and tinapay were served to 38 senior citizens at Barangay 658 Intramuros, Manila recently. “Ang Philippine…

PRC RESPONDS TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN DAVAO DEL SUR

Philippine Red Cross Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon directed staff and volunteers of the premier humanitarian organization in the country to provide the immediate needs of the families affected by the Low Pressure Area (LPA) and Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in Mindanao. PRC volunteers and staff served hot meals to 1,691 internally displaced persons (IDPs)…

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

BE HAPPY YOU DO NOT “FEEL” YOUR INSIDES

Does it ever make you wonder why we do not feel our blood as it runs in every vein in our body? Or why do you not hear your stomach digest that burrito you had for lunch? Our white blood cells fight off bacteria and viruses every millisecond, yet we do not hear or feel…

UP STATISTICAL SOCIETY’S 41ST ANNIVERSARY: ADVANCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

For every pixel represents a member, and when put together, they create an image that may last forever. The UP Statistical Society celebrates its 41st Anniversary Celebration with the title POWER UP: Unlocking StatSoc @Level 41. Truly fitting for its title, the organization constantly strives to create a better environment for its members, alumni, statistics…

RELEASING THE MAGIC OF SCHOLARS’ BREAKOUT 2022

Are you ready to read your destiny? The University of the Philippines Department of Science and Technology Scholars’ Association proudly presents the Scholars’ Breakout 2022: Release the Magic! With this year’s theme, “Release the Magic”, the story revolves around the scholars that were invited to be a part of UP Diliman Mahika, an association filled…

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