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POLITICS

RICHARD GOMEZ RECOUNTS 21-YEAR JOURNEY TO HOUSE

Actor-turned-politician Richard Gomez thanked voters of Leyte’s 4th district for electing him as their congressman after two failed attempts to land a seat in the House of Representatives. Gomez, the outgoing mayor of Ormoc, turned emotional as he recalled his more than two decades journey to win a congressional seat. “This was a 21-year journey.

BASTE DUTERTE VOWS TO SUSTAIN DAVAO CITY DEV’T

Mayor-elect Baste Duterte vowed to continue protecting the well-being of Dabawenyos as he took his oath at the Sangguniang Panlungsod in Davao City.In his speech, Duterte also assured the effective and full implementation of the laws of the city for the welfare of the Dabawenyos. “My mandate is clear, to protect and promote the welfare of the

TOLENTINO TO DBM: EMPOWER LGUS TO FIGHT RECESSION

Senator Francis Tolentino urged the incoming leadership of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to empower local government units using the “Mandanas ruling” of the Supreme Court in averting the effects of a looming global recession amid the combined effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the inflation brought by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Tolentino

DELA ROSA TO REFILE MANDATORY ROTC BILL

Senator Bato Dela Rosa is set to refile his mandatory ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) bill in the 19th Congress, which will open on July 25, 2022, although he expressed willingness to author a version of the measure that will be proposed by Vice President-elect Sara Duterte. “Yes, the same bill that I filed during

GOVERNMENT

BRIONES TO DEPED : KEEP HELPING MARGINALIZED

Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminded field officials to continue committing their service to the poor and marginalized by continuing the mission of the Department of Education (DepEd) during the Philippine Association of Schools Superintendents (PASS), Inc. Annual Convention at Baguio Teachers’ Camp. “We have to do justice, especially to those left behind,” Briones noted. “We have

MMDA, JICA FORGE METRO MANILA TRAFFIC MGM’T PLAN

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), led by Chairman Romando Artes together with the representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the 17 Metro Manila local government units and concerned national agencies, held the 4th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) Meeting for the Comprehensive Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) for the Metro Manila Project. The JICA

FRASCO TO BRING LGU PERSPECTIVE TO DOT

Incoming Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco will bank on her extensive local government experience and perspective to make the country’s tourism industry “a major pillar” for economic recovery and resiliency. Frasco made the pronouncement as she visited the DOT Central Office in Makati—where she received a warm welcome from the Department’s employees and officials who committed

MANILA BAY DOLOMITE BEACH PERMANENTLY OPEN – DENR

Despite the challenges and limitations brought about by the pandemic, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has finally reopened the Manila Bay Dolomite Beach on June 12, in conjunction with the 124th observance of the Philippine Independence Day. The reopening of the 500-meter beach along Roxas Boulevard in Manila City was led by

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

SMC UNVEILS DESIGN PLAN FOR BULACAN AIRPORT CITY

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has released a conceptual master plan for its massive, green-designed, and future-ready aerocity development in Bulacan province, envisioned as the “pace-setter” and model for green urbanism in the country.   The project is seen as a major boost to both national and local economies as it will complement SMC’s P740-billion New

DOLE CITES SMC FOR ‘MALASAKIT’ AMID PANDEMIC

For hiring and regularizing some 25,000 former workers of its third-party providers, strict compliance with labor laws, and a commitment to help over 70,000 employees in its nationwide network throughout the pandemic, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) was given special recognition by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as an exemplary Filipino company, with malasakit (care) for

BBB 2022: Next Level Entrepreneurship

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? As the pandemic continues to test the Philippine economy, there has been a great rise in the number of small home businesses, from home bakers to small clothing stores, and everything in between. In order to support the growing number of micro, small, and

Coworking Is a Billion-Dollar Industry: How to Be a Part of It?

Right off the bat, we love coworking because it’s the utopia of a perfect work environment. The stress-free work atmosphere gets you on the go on whatever it is you’re working on. In this article, you’ll find out how the billion-dollar industry is loved by millions of people worldwide. What Is Coworking? Before we dive

TRAVEL & TOURS

EXPLORING BAGUIO FOREST BATHING AT THE YELLOW TRAIL

We might have already written numerous articles about the beautiful city of Baguio. Perhaps, that’s because the city never runs out of reasons to leave its visitors in awe of what it has to offer. One of which is Baguio’s Yellow Trail, or Camp John Hay Forest Bathing Trail. Indeed, in the purest of nature,

TRAVELING TO THESE PLACES MIGHT JUST BE WHAT YOU NEED

The past few weeks have been very stressful and pressure-packed for many of us. From the heat of the campaign season down to the last few days of the election—man, aren’t we tired and on edge? This is one of those moments that one can only say, sarap magbabad sa beach! But now that we

RENOVATED MOUNT DATA HOTEL REOPENS TO TOURISTS

Officials of Bauko, Mountain Province have expressed confidence that the re-opening of the Mount Data Hotel will further boost the tourism industry of this town and province amid the global pandemic. “I am a believer in the contribution of tourism to the economy and with Mt. Data Hotel operating, it will boost Bauko, Mt. Province tourism,

DIY TRIP'S PROS AND CONS

Are all your bags packed and ready to go? If you can no longer wait for that next trip to the beach to get some #VitaminSea, read through to ensure that your trip will definitely be one for the books! Find out if a DIY trip is for you. Thanks to the loosening of restrictions

FOOD, HEALTH & FITNESS

FILIPINO FOOD RANKED 19th AMONG TOP CUISINES WORLDWIDE

Panlasang Pinoy gets another limelight on the international food table. This, after food & lifestyle website, Taste Atlas, ranked Filipino food in 19th place, with a score of 4.38. The score was based on users’ ratings of the country’s food and beverage offerings. The list was dominated by European countries, with Italy taking the top

STROKE IN FILIPINO YOUNG ADULTS

The muscles in your arms stiffen. Heart pounds like a beating drum. Head in the clouds. The sound of your sigh in despair echoes across the room. Your body starts to tremble, and there seems to be nothing you can do but lie on the ground until it’s over. At first, you think it’s just

START YOUR DAY WITH THIS

In building better habits, it’s also important to pay attention to how we start our day. For some of us, the first thing we do is check our phones. In doing so, we can be giving ourselves unnecessary stress. What happens as soon as we wake up? Since we came from rest, our bodies experience

BREATHING AND THE GIFT OF PAPER BAGS

The most important thing in our lives is usually the ones we barely exert effort for. They remain to be our bridge between the living and the opposite—like breathing. Breathing is the most important thing in our life. Without it, the very basics of existence become moot. Just like how plants need oxygen to bring

FASHION & BEAUTY

WHAT WOULD DENNY DO?

Insert the key to the keyhole. Twist the knob. Push the door open. Denny switches the light on before staring blankly at the empty table adjacent to the entrance. He dropped his keys to the foyer while reaching his right foot to remove his shoe untied. He just came from another interview. His eighth this

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

PBA PARTY-LIST: KEEP SPORTS EVENTS COVID-19 FREE

Amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases, the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Party-list (PBA) has called on the government to ensure that health protocols are strictly enforced so that the country can continue to host international sporting events.  The neophyte lawmaker said the government should not be averse in emulating other countries that have already successfully

600 BIKERS JOIN ‘TOUR OF FIREFLIES’ IN HIMAMAYLAN

About 600 bikers in southern Negros joined the “Tour of the Fireflies” held in Himamaylan City to raise environmental conservation awareness in line with the observance of the 30th Provincial Environment Month this June. Now on its seventh edition, this year’s biking event is themed “Environmental Conservation for Food Productivity”. “We’re very happy the riders

NU ENDS 65-YEAR WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CROWN DROUGHT

The Lady Bulldogs completed the UAAP Season 84 sweep, ripping De La Salle University to cap their run, 25-15, 25-15, 25-22, in front of 12,621 fans inside the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Tuesday. This is just NU’s third title in the event and first since 1957 and the first tournament sweep

AYALA’S VERMOSA TO HOLD MULTI-LEVEL GREEN RUN

After two years of quiet and confinement, it’s time to celebrate the green outdoors and have fun in the sun. Vermosa, an Ayala Land Estate in Imus Cavite, is front running the event. It is a modern, suburban community that promotes healthy and active living. Vermosa has partnered with Pinoy Fitness, the running, fitness, and

ARTS & CULTURE

THE NEED TO READ AN ALAN NAVARRA PIECE

“You think you’ve seen it all, and then you close your eyes.” Angsty, in-your-face, temperamental at its purest, and raw to the core. Authors are great in terms of evoking a feeling. But only a few could make you feel their words as if they are your own. Case in point, Alan Navarra. Just imagine

FILIPINO: A QUICK TRAIL OF OUR NATIONAL LANGUAGE

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a time when there were no words you could use to describe an object or express what you feel? I dare imagine it would be as taxing as giving a direction you do not know yourself. Thankfully, learning a language is quick and natural when we are

TASADAY CONTROVERSY: WHAT WEIGHS MORE?

If the outcome is cultural distortion, then some things are better left undiscovered. Same goes with people and groups of people. In the case of South Cotabato’s Tasaday, did we bring help and protection or did we tarnish a quiet culture free from the influence of the modern world? In 1971, the head of the

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOU IN THE YEAR OF THE TIGER?

It’s that time of the year when we indulge ourselves in knowing our odds. Many of us subscribe to astrology and Chinese predictions in the hopes of knowing what color would be best worn on what day to bring good luck. Are the odds in your favor? Let’s find out what the year of the

HOBBIES & ADVOCACIES

PRIDE CELEBRATIONS YOU CAN GO TO THIS WEEKEND

Two big celebrations of Pride marches will simultaneously happen within Metro Manila this coming Saturday. Metro Manila Pride, a non-partisan and not-for-profit organization, will hold this year’s March & Festival on CCP Open Grounds in Pasay City this coming Saturday, June 25. Another group, Pride PH, will be mounting a Pride celebration in partnership with

ABACA-UPLB To Launch Banner Project, ABACALUSUGAN: WASH O’Clock Seminar

LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – Ahon Batang CALABARZON (ABACA-UPLB) is launching its first project as part of UNICEF Philippines and the Department of Health’s (DOH) WASH O’Clock campaign. The ABACALUSGAN: WASH O’Clock Seminar will be held at the La Mesa Elementary School in La Mesa, Calamba, Laguna on June 20, 2022 where students will be taught

MPT SOUTH, PAWS TEAM UP TO RESCUE STRAY ANIMALS

Metro Pacific Tollways South (MPT South), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road development arm of Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (MPIC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to address cases of stray animals wandering the busy roads of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX), CAVITEX C5 Link, and the

BOOK RECALL: RICKY LEE’S FIRST NOVEL ‘PARA KAY B’

Playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and novelist. Ricky Lee is the storyteller who shaped Philippine cinema. From the Filipino classics like Himala, Anak, Manila by Night, Muro-Ami, and Jose Rizal, Ricardo Lee or popularly known as Ricky Lee, continues to break boundaries by immersing himself in various media and platforms in his journey as a raconteur and

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL THAT INFORMATION?

When the internet era began to shift our lives from analogue to digital, many platforms surfaced to create more means of reaching people to provide information, entertainment, and education. From the basics of googling, we proceeded to write about them through blogs or record them through vlogs and podcasts.  Along with the rise of the

9th NGC: Aim for the Apex!

National Geology Congress (NGC) is back in its 9th year with all events conducted ONLINE and FREE OF CHARGE. Calling all teachers, high school students, geosciences majors, and earth science enthusiasts! Watch out for these dates: EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS’ WEBINAR (ESTW):  April 2 This is a webinar for high school teachers featuring techniques for teaching

Get Ready For Lift-Off At NAW 2022

The 29th National Astronomy Week is just around the corner! On the third week of February, the country will celebrate its annual National Astronomy Week, a celebration aiming to broaden the public interest and understanding of astronomy, especially in our unique Filipino experience. In line with this, the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society will

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR GADGETS

Quality gadgets don’t come cheap, especially if you work with graphics or use them for extended periods of time on a regular basis. Because they are not readily replaceable, it is essential to take proper care of your equipment in order to keep them operating smoothly for as long as possible while also ensuring that