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POLITICS

CUA URGES LGUS: SUPPORT 2024 POPULATION CENSUS

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines president and Quirino governor Dax Cua urged his fellow local leaders to support the upcoming conduct of the 2024 Population Census and Community-Based Monitoring System (2024 POPCEN-CBMS) which begins July 15. “The 2024 POPCEN-CBMS is an important undertaking, and local government units should do their part in ensuring…

PADILLA WANTS VAPE PRODUCTS STRICTLY REGULATED

Citing the health risks stemming from a new type of vaping through the so-called hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) vape, Senator Robin Padilla pushed for amendments to the Vape Law (Republic Act 11900), to provide stricter regulations for vape products. Padilla filed Senate Bill 2729, where he cited reports that HHC is a semi-synthetic cannabinoid obtained by hydrogenating…

CAYETANO HAILS PH-JAPAN DEFENSE AGREEMENT

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano hailed the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) between Japan and the Philippines as a “positive step” for military cooperation. At the same time, Cayetano also highlighted the potential challenges of the complex agreement. “It’s good to have allies,” the veteran legislator said. “But the question is saan mo gagamitin ang cooperation na…

BINAY: DON’T MISUSE MENTAL HEALTH IN HEARINGS

Senator Nancy Binay expressed concern over the use of mental health as a convenient excuse to avoid congressional inquiries and investigations. According to Binay, similar committees which are holding their respective investigations in aid of legislation must remain vigilant against the misuse of mental health claims to undermine the Senate. “Ang ayaw po nating mangyari…

GOVERNMENT

DPWH FINISHES NUEVA VIZCAYA FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT

The rehabilitation of 360-meter Barat Flood Control Structure along Sta. Cruz River, by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), has positively impacted the farmers of Barangay Barat, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya. DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan, citing a report from DPWH Region II Director Reynaldo Alconcel, said that since the rehabilitation of flood control structure,…

CLARK MULTI-SPECIALTY MEDICAL CENTER BREAKS GROUND

The Department of Health (DOH), led by Secretary Ted Herbosa, spearheaded the ground-breaking ceremony of the Clark Multi-Specialty Medical Center and the Turnover of Bagong Pilipinas Mobile Clinics with First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos in Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. This event marked the start of construction of the Clark Multi-Specialty Medical Center as part…

PH TOURISM REVENUE HITS P282B IN 1st HALF OF 2024

The Philippines’ estimated visitor receipts ballooned to more than P280 billion in the first half of the year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco reported. Based on its statistical monitoring report, tourism earnings from inbound visitors are currently pegged at P282.17 billion from January 1 to June 30, 2024, or approximately 32.81…

MMDA ENDS 2024 MMDA CUP WITH AFP, BFP AS WINNERS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) concluded its first-ever sports event as it awarded the two champions: the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for men’s basketball and the Bureau of Fire Protection for women’s volleyball. MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes thanked the teams from the 17 Metro Manila local government units and 13…

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

SMC EYES DECEMBER COMPLETION FOR SLEX EXPANSION

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced that the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) expansion project is approximately 70% complete, with a target completion date set for December, just in time for the holiday season. This project is seen to further boost the economic prospects of the CALABARZON region and provide significant benefits for motorists. The expanded expressway…

SMC SAVED 41B LITERS OF WATER IN 2023

On World Water Day, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) said it logged its highest water savings yet in five years, under its flagship water sustainability program, “Water for All”. At the same time, it also reported significant progress in its ongoing massive effort to clean up major river systems in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces.  SMC…

SMC BREAKS GROUND ON NEW PANGASINAN EXPRESSWAY

San Miguel Corporation (SMC), in partnership with the Pangasinan provincial government, has initiated the groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated Pangasinan Link Expressway (P-LEX) at a site spanning Binalonan and Laoac towns. The project is seen to further unlock the province’s economic potential through improved accessibility and mobility.  P-LEX will connect to the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway…

MGEN, SMGP LAUNCH PH'S 1ST INTEGRATED LNG FACILITY

In a landmark development for the Philippines’ energy sector, Meralco PowerGen Corporation (MGen), Aboitiz Power Corporation (AP) and San Miguel Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMGP) are launching the country’s first and most expansive integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Batangas. This initiative is seen to help boost energy security and steer the country towards…

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

PH BAGS MOST NUMBER OF PORK DISHES WORLD RECORD

The Philippines led by the National Federation of Hog Farmers, Inc. (NatFed) has successfully set a new world record for the most number of pork dishes on display. With a total of 313 pork dishes from various individuals, restaurants, and schools, the country clinched the Guinness Record during NatFed’s Hog Festival kick-off program in Gateway…

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…

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

DALUMPINES LEADS PROGRAM FOR UP TAEKWONDO TEAMS

The University of the Philippines Taekwondo Teams have been given a much-welcome shot in the arm with the entry of Atty. Francine Dalumpines as first-ever program head. The Fighting Maroons’ women’s team finished fourth in UAAP Season 86, while the men wound up fifth. With the appointment of the private practice lawyer as program head,…

ROMUALDEZ LAUDS PERFORMANCE OF GILAS PILIPINAS

Speaker Martin Romualdez expressed profound admiration for the Gilas Pilipinas basketball team that although the country’s Olympic bid ended with a loss to World No. 12 Brazil, they demonstrated unparalleled determination, skill and heart on the international stage of basketball. Gilas Pilipinas fell short of a win against Brazil, 71-60, during the semifinal round of…

MILLORA-BROWN BOOSTS FIGHTING MAROONS IN SEASON 87

Gilas prospect big man Quentin Millora-Brown will suit up for the UP Fighting Maroons in UAAP Season 87. The 6’10 Fil-Am center last played for The Citadel in US NCAA Division 1 where he averaged 11.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1.5 blocks. Millora-Brown’s decision to play his final year in college with the…

ARTS & CULTURE

MISS UNIVERSE PH CHELSEA MANALO BACK IN BULACAN

The entire Province of Bulacan was abuzz with excitement as they welcomed home its beloved Reina La Bulakenya, Miss Universe Philippines 2024 Chelsea Anne Manalo in a victory parade at the Provincial Government. Through a grand program, Manalo was greeted with cheers and applause from her fellow Bulakenyos led by Governor Daniel Fernando and Vice…

LEGARDA HOSTS MISS EARTH BEAUTIES IN ANTIQUE

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, in collaboration with the Office of Congressman Antonio Legarda, once again hosted the Miss Philippines Earth (MPE) candidates in her home province, Antique. Twenty-Nine (29) beautiful Filipinas visited the province from April 20 to 21, as Antique continues to be one of MPE’s environmental partners under this year’s theme,…

PADILLA MOURNS PASSING OF ACTRESS JACLYN JOSE

Senator Robin Padilla joined Filipinos in expressing sympathy and condolences over the passing of Jaclyn Jose, who he described as an “icon of professionalism, grace and talent in the entertainment industry.” Padilla filed Senate Resolution 943 where he sought to have the Senate express “profound sympathy and sincere condolences” on the passing of Jose, Mary…

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,…

HOBBIES & ADVOCACIES

GORDON WELCOMES RC143 LEADERS FROM LAGUNA

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon and Secretary-General Dr. Gwen Pang recently welcomed RC143 chairpersons from Laguna’s 24 municipalities and six cities who paid a courtesy call at the PRC National Headquarters in Mandaluyong.  Gordon and Pang discussed PRC’s innovations and upgrades of its humanitarian assistance, such as solar-powered houses, improved blood…

PH RED CROSS, PCS RENEW DISASTER RESPONSE PACT

Twelve years and counting. That’s how long the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS) have been teaming up to respond to disasters and mass casualty incidents. They renewed their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the PRC headquarters in Mandaluyong. PRC Chairman and CEO Dick…

PRC SENDS HOT MEALS, AID TO KANLAON-HIT FAMILIES

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) through its PRC Negros Occidental – Bacolod City Chapter, served hot meals to 320 families and facilitated hygiene promotion and emergency first aid lessons to more than 170 persons at La Castellana Elementary School in Negros Occidental, following the eruption of Mt. Kanlaon. PRC Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon emphasized…

PRC AIDS PASSENGERS OF BOAT HIT BY FIRE IN CEBU

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) assisted passengers of a fishing boat that caught fire in the waters of Naga City, Cebu recently. After receiving reports from its Operations Center and RC143 volunteers on the ground, the PRC, through its Cebu Chapter, immediately dispatched an ambulance unit with five personnel to provide urgent prehospital treatment and…

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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