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POLITICS

ASF ‘STATE OF CALAMITY’ A WIN FOR HOG INDUSTRY

Senator Joel Villanueva lauded Malacanang’s declaration of a state of calamity for the entire nation over the ravaging effects of the African Swine Fever, adding that the Department of Agriculture should now focus on concrete measures to eradicate the disease that has severely crippled the local hog industry. “Now the real work begins. This is

ASF DECLARATION TO AID HOG RAISERS – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay welcomed the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a state of calamity throughout the Philippines due to African swine fever (ASF). “I am thankful that the President declared a state of calamity to bring much needed aid to the local hog industry,” Binay said. According to the veteran legislator, the declaration

DAR GIVES TALAVERA LOT FOR COLD STORAGE FACILITY

A total of 159 land titles, covering 98.78 hectares of rice farms, were distributed to 150 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in five municipalities of Nueva Ecija recently. Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones said the municipal government led by Talavera Mayor Nerivi Santos-Martinez also received a separate 1.2-hectare land for an advanced cold storage facility for

52,000 NUEVA ECIJA SENIORS GET AID – SUANSING

A total of 52,400 senior citizens in Nueva Ecija’s first congressional district received financial assistance amid the pandemic. The aid came from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the family of 1st District Rep. Estrellita Suansing. Suansing, who personally supervised the distribution of P1,000 to every senior citizen at the municipal gym

GOVERNMENT

ENOUGH OXYGEN SUPPLY FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS - DTI

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Board of Investments (BOI) assured the general public that oxygen supply in the country is adequate despite growing demand among hospitals and COVID-19 patients. “We have an ample supply of oxygen and we have more than twice buffer capacity in the event of a surge in

ASF STATE OF CALAMITY TO BOOST BIOSECURITY - DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) favorably welcomes the signing by President Rodrigo Duterte of Proclamation No. 1143 declaring a state of calamity throughout the Philippines due to the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak.  “We consider the Presidential Proclamation No. 1143 as the much-needed ‘shot-in-the-arm’ as it will allow local government units (LGUs) to set aside

CNU, WMSU OPEN ‘DOCTOR PARA SA BAYAN’ PROGRAM

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has authorized Cebu Normal University-Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (CNU-VSMMC) and Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) to offer a Doctor of Medicine Program effective AY 2021-2022 as part of the overall national effort to increase the number of doctors in underserved areas. These state universities will assist the government

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR NAYONG PILIPINO MEGA-VAX SITE

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the government and the proponent of the mega-vaccination site to be put up in the Nayong Pilipino property in Parañaque City is now being finalized, paving the way for a vaccination facility that will allow for the vaccination of as many as 10,000 individuals a day. This was revealed

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

51TALK: EMPOWERING WOMEN BEYOND THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Discovering oneself is a constant process that everyone goes through at different stages of their lives. Regardless of age or experience, it only takes one defining moment for a person to see themselves in a different light.  That defining moment came to Teachers Zeeryl, Yvette, and Mag, along their journey as teachers on the online

ABOITIZLAND SALES UP AMID PANDEMIC

AboitizLand announced that its first quarter sales take-up is already at 44% above target, even exceeding by 61% its performance during the same period last year before the global health crisis started. The market’s growing preference to live away from populous cities and the digital transformation initiatives that the developer has embarked on are contributing

7 REGIONAL FAVORITES YOU CAN HAVE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOORSTEP

No matter what type of quarantine we may be under, it’s pretty clear that food has remained an undeniable source of joy and comfort throughout the pandemic. Admit it—you just had to try the Feta cheese pasta hack when it went viral, and you gave in to your curiosity of what ube cheese pandesal tasted

WOMEN STORE OWNERS THANK GLOBE LOADING BUSINESS

Maricris Caraballo is a homemaker, a wife, and a Globe retailer. She recalls how her income from selling mobile prepaid load was able to provide for her personal needs independent from the support her husband provides at home. “Malaking tulong na rin na gumaan-gaan ang buhay. Kasi hindi na ako katulad nung dati na sa

TRAVEL & TOURS

THE TOP PLACES TO STAY IN OCCIDENTAL MINDORO

Mindoro Island in Southern Luzon is divided into two provinces: Oriental Mindoro on the eastern side and Occidental Mindoro on the western side. Oriental Mindoro is “in the map” because of Puerto Galera and its many beaches. In fact, in 2004, Puerto Galera was voted as a member of UNESCO-affiliated “The Club of the Most

REDDOORZ CLIMBS TO TOP OF TRAVEL APPS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Current trends in traveling have drastically changed over the years. More and more people are looking for ways to start an adventure without having to shell out a lot of money, be it in the outskirts of the Philippines or in international territories to visit beaches, tourist spots, and other cultural landmarks. One way to

THE BEAUTY OF THE PHILIPPINES IS GOD-GIVEN -SIGUA

“The beauty of the Philippines is genuine; there is no need to build fancy theme parks and other man-made attractions because our beaches, islands, and other hidden treasures are God-given natural wonders.” This according to Xander Kim Sigua, Executive Director of the Tourism Educators And Movers Philippines (TEAM Philippines), a leading advocate for the tourism

La Union Sunset Chronicles

It is known for its surfing spots, hip food places, and modern and Instagrammable accommodations. It is easily accessible—in just four hours, you’ll reach this laid-back coastal town in the North. Indeed, La Union is a top choice for weekend warriors. Thousands of tourists visit La Union every month, especially when there are music festivals

FOOD, HEALTH & FITNESS

HELP ALLEVIATE HUNGER THROUGH GLOBE REWARDS, GCASH

The National Capital Region (NCR), Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal are once again under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). For many marginalized families, this poses another challenge in making ends meet and increases the risk of widespread hunger.  Given this, Globe continues to encourage customers to join its initiatives to help address hunger among at-risk families

5 HEALTH RELATED CHANNELS THAT ARE WORTH WATCHING ON YOUTUBE

Turn your mindless YouTube viewing habits into something productive by following either one or all of these recommended channels. To celebrate this year’s World Health Day, we have selected five of the best web series on YouTube from real-life doctors and healthcare providers that are worth subscribing to.  We have chosen these channels not because

SMC EXPANDS ECQ FOOD RELIEF BEYOND METRO MANILA

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is stepping up its ongoing food assistance program for poor communities affected by stricter quarantine protocols, extending it to nearby provinces beyond Metro Manila such as Cavite and Laguna, with total donations now at P11 million. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said that soon as delivery of

SMC MOUNTS NCR-WIDE FOOD DONATION DRIVE AMID ECQ

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is mounting another food donation drive to benefit poor communities throughout Metro Manila, as government imposes stricter measures following record number of COVID-19 cases. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang said that the food donation drive has already begun, with hundreds of boxes of canned goods already sent

FASHION & BEAUTY

FIRST EVER DERMASIA ELITE CLINIC OPENS IN TIMOG AREA, QUEZON CITY

To kick off its 10th anniversary next year and in line with its dedication to provide excellent skin care to Filipinos, DermAsia Skin Care Center franchisor Catherine Pangan announced the launching of the first ever DermAsia Skin Care Elite Branch in Timog Area, Quezon City on Sunday, September 29. The Elite franchise is part of DermAsia Skin Care Center’s rebranding strategy. DermAsia

One of the Best Barbershops in Makati: Barberia Ilustrados

With men rediscovering the art of hairstyling these past few years, a lot of good barbershops have emerged in the metro. With each of these barbershops having different themes and specialties, it has been a very difficult task for a lot of guys to choose which ones cater to their tastes the best. Worry not

BINIBINING PILIPINAS 2018 CANDIDATES VISIT WOUNDED SOLDIERS

Proving that they are not just beautiful but also compassionate, the 40 official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2018 visited soldiers confined at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Medical Center in Quezon City. With the help of the Makati Medical Center Foundation, the ladies brought cheer to the soldiers at the hospital’s Heroes Ward.

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

SANGALANG SURVIVES THE APPRENTICE ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

Pinoy candidate Louie Sangalang continues to astound fellow candidates in The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. In Episode 8, the former MMA champion, international marathon finisher, triathlete and cancer survivor emerges as the “last man standing.” He has bested all his fellow male candidates on the show and is still going strong in his quest to

SANGALANG SEEN TO WIN ‘THE APPRENTICE: ONE

Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio of the famed Team Lakay avidly follows the reality competition series “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. The 32-year-old Circle veteran – considered to be among the elite in his division — is proud of how compatriot Louie Sangalang has been doing so far in the grueling series.

ARJAN BHULLAR SAYS HE IS READY FOR BRANDON VERA

When Indian wrestling champion and rising heavyweight star Arjan “Singh” Bhullar came to ONE Championship in 2019, he had one goal on his mind, and that was to earn the right to challenge reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera for the belt. After spending the past year building up to this world

SANGALANG PUSHES TEAM VALOR THROUGH 'APPRENTICE'

Louie Sangalang pushed Team Valor colleague Eugene Chung to the forefront in both the physical and boardroom challenges in Episode 7 of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, and his other teammates took notice. Sangalang, a trained mixed martial artist and former champion, baffled the field as he pushed Chung in his stead in the one-on-one

ARTS & CULTURE

TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES THROUGH THEATER

Acting, dancing, and singing. That exhilarating feeling when the show reaches its closing scene. These are the things theater enthusiasts long to experience again. Although canceled shows and live-streamed plays are scenarios theater faces today, most theater organizations must adjust and innovate in this time of the pandemic since mass gatherings are forbidden. By defying all odds,

NO SELFIES, JUST ART: FIVE ARTISTS WORTH FOLLOWING ON INSTAGRAM

Despite earning a bad rap as the worst social media network for mental health, according to a report published by Time magazine in 2017, Instagram can be a great source of creative ideas and inspiration, especially when you follow remarkable artists with extraordinary minds.  These people have been putting the famous photo and video sharing app to

RAMADAN 2021: FAST FACTS ABOUT THE ISLAMIC TRADITION

The holy month of Ramadan officially starts today, April 13, for all members of the Islamic faith around the world. Here in the Philippines, this will be observed mostly by our Muslim brothers and sisters in Mindanao and other parts of the country.  How is it celebrated and why is the occasion significant for the

12 ESSENTIAL SONGS FOR YOUR PANDEMIC SUMMER PLAYLIST

Are you trying to enjoy another round of summer under tight quarantines, but don’t seem to know how? Music might help make it a little less dull and we got you covered in that department. Check out these 12 selected tracks you or your friend might want to consider adding on your next pandemic playlist:  “Sunshine”

HOBBIES & ADVOCACIES

TUP TAGUIG CHETSOC CELEBRATES ACSO WEEK 2021

Creating a meaningful and memorable event is not only limited to human interaction. During these challenging times, students are also adapting and readjusting. To encourage students in unlocking potential opportunities and venturing to new landscapes in the midst of a constantly changing environment, the TUP Taguig Chemical Engineering Technology Society (ChETSoc) in cooperation with University

KODEGO SHARPENS SKILL OF PINOY SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

KodeGo, 917Ventures’ new web development educational bootcamp, aims to raise the calibre of Filipino software engineers and address unemployment gaps in the country. The venture aims to produce front-end, back-end, or full-stack web developers through extensive hands-on experience, peer-programming, and building real-world projects. “Since technology is continuously moving forward, more and more companies are looking

WHERE TO FIND THE NEAREST COMMUNITY PANTRY

Are you looking for the nearest community pantry? Do you want to donate but do not know where to go? Do you need some help but cannot go far? The pandemic has shown the worst, but also the best. Depending on where you are looking at, you see a lot of bad things happening, then you

GLOBE: SARI-SARI STORES KEEPING PINOYS CONNECTED

Sari-sari stores play an important role in connecting people. These neighborhood stores ensure that vital communication services are easily accessible to everyone. “Our retailers are a very important part of the value chain as they help us reach and serve the grassroots communities by making our services accessible to Filipinos especially with the current situation,”

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGIES

Will Flying Cars Become Reality?

If you were born in the 1970s like me, the chances are that you thought that by 2020 there would be flying cars in the sky. All of the sci-fi movies of the 1980s such as “Back To The Future” portrayed that by 2020 flying cars would become mainstream. We are a long way behind

University of the Philippines to Continue Project NOAH

  At its 1325th meeting on February 23, 2017, the University of the Philippines Board of Regents approved the adoption of Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) by UP upon the termination of its administration by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on February 28. “In a sense, Project NOAH is coming home,”