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POLITICS

AGRI PARTY-LIST: EXPAND FERTILIZER, PESTICIDES AID

Heeding the call of farmers to come up with solutions to ease their burden amid the continuing increase in the price of farm inputs, AGRI-Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee filed a measure to institutionalize a fertilizer and pesticides subsidy program. Under House Bill No. 3528 or the National Fertilizer Subsidy Act, the Department of Agriculture…

LGUS TO HELP IN ‘BRIGADA ESKWELA' – CUA

Quirino Gov. Dax Cua voiced his support for the Department of Interior and Local Government’s order to all its attached units to help in the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela. “Maganda nga kung manggaling na sa national government ang direktiba na tumulong ang lahat ng units ng DILG sa Brigada Eskwela. Needless to say, we…

SAULOG FILES P2K UNIVERSAL AYUDA BILL

A party-list lawmaker is pushing for a measure providing a one-time cash aid of P2,000 to all Filipinos to alleviate the burden brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and the rapid rise of goods and services. Kalinga Representative Irene Saulog filed House Bill 2022, otherwise known as the Universal Ayuda bill, which proposes an amount…

PHILHEALTH’S KONSULTA TO BENEFIT POOR DAGUPEÑOS

The city government of Dagupan is targeting some 50,000 indigents and their dependents, and other vulnerable sectors for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) KonSulta (KONsultasyong SULit at TAma) program. Other vulnerable sectors include senior citizens, members of the lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual; persons with disabilities, and solo parents. Mayor Belen…

GOVERNMENT

GOV’T EYES INVESTORS IN ENERGY SECTOR – LOTILLA

The Department of Energy (DOE) has met with other Cabinet members to iron out the country’s regulatory framework in the energy sector, DOE Secretary Raphael Lotilla said. Lotilla said he had a virtual meeting with Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla, Solicitor General Menardo Guevarra, and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday as…

PH AIR, SEAPORTS TO HAVE ‘FILIPINO BRAND’ – DOT

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco eyes bringing improvements to the country’s air and seaports to encapsulate the “Filipino Brand” and give tourists a good first and last impression when they visit the Philippines. In a meeting with Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime J. Bautista, Frasco noted that as the primary gateway…

DA LINES UP PROGRAMS, PROJECTS FOR IP COMMUNITY

Recognizing the potential of developing ancestral lands into sustainable food production areas, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has designed a number of programs and projects for the Indigenous People (IP) communities. The DA through its Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran ng Kababayang Katutubo Program (DA-4K) programmed culturally-sensitive projects to cater to the needs of the Indigenous People’s…

DEPED CELEBRATES 55TH ASEAN ANNIVERSARY

The Department of Education (DepEd) highlighted the importance of friendship, unity, and culture of its neighboring countries during the celebration of the 55th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Complex. Spearheaded by the agency’s International Cooperation Office (ICO), the flag-raising ceremony was attended by Vice President…

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

VOYAGE INTO GLOBAL HORIZONS WITH PJMA'S BUSINESS ONLINE EXPLORATION

Time to explore the wonders of endless possibilities! Get a glimpse of the current global market situations and be equipped with skills to adapt to the ever-changing industries. Dive across vast opportunities as the most exciting expedition unfolds. Business Online Exploration: Voyage Into the Global Horizon will launch on August 7, 2022, from 1:00 PM…

CAVITEX READY FOR TRAFFIC INCREASE AS SCHOOLS OPEN

Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC) and joint-venture partner, Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) announce the readiness of Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), for the expected increase in traffic volume due to government mandate of full implementation of face-to-face classes by November, with some expected to start as early as August. With more vehicles expected to ply the 14-kilometer CAVITEX…

IECEP-MUSC CELEBRATES 36TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY THROUGH ECENNOVATE

by Robert Kobe Garcia In celebration of the Institution of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines – Mapúa University Student Chapter’s (IECEP-MUSC’s) 36th founding anniversary, the current Batch 72 officers, “Ikigai,” will spearhead its grand event entitled “ECEnnovate: Fundamentals of Electronics towards Shaping the Future,” on July 22-24, 2022, via Zoom and Facebook Live. The grand…

TRAVEL & TOURS

BE CAPTIVATED BY HOTEL RAMIRO'S CHARM

More than just a concrete structure, Baguio’s Hotel Ramiro is a place where one could bask in the sounds of nature while appreciating the surrounding greeneries. More than a lodging cabin, the warmth of their people will instantly make you feel the genuine care you never know you have been longing for. It is home…

WE NEED MORE GREEN SPACES

Manila can sometimes become a little too loud and crowded. From the buzzing streets and towering skyscrapers, one can easily get lost in a surrounding so restive and brutal to those who only need time and space for some moments of stillness. But deep within the concrete jungle are green oases where nature, life, and…

THREE YOUTUBE CHANNELS WORTH SUBSCRIBING TO

Youtube is one of the go-to sites for Filipinos looking for pretty much anything under the sun. Rightfully so, Youtube offers a wide variety of video content. You are highly likely to find search results with just a few keywords, even the weirdest ones. The online video platform is also the best place for informative…

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,…

FOOD, HEALTH & FITNESS

REMEMBERING YOUR PURPOSE AND GOING BEYOND RESILIENCY

One may argue that not everything needs to have a purpose. It’s true, to some extent. We do random things for the sake of doing them. But the stress, pain, and efforts, no matter how big or small, what are they all for, then? In the countless times we fall, remembering our purpose will help…

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FEAR. How would you know if you wouldn’t? As you walk closer to the coast, you look into the vastness of the ocean and ask, “What if it’s too cold?” The feel on your feet changes with every step you take. From dry, powdery sand, you notice your feet start to sink into a wet,…

LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE

What’s usually on your plate, lately? A balanced diet is proven to be key to achieving better well-being. It doesn’t only help us grow and stay strong physically; it also takes care of our mental well-being—Mens sana in corpore, as they say, or a sound mind in a sound body. When our body receives quality and…

AFTER-HOURS BOGCHI NOOKS

Ever experienced jolting out of bed in the middle of the night with a grumbling tummy? Does it ever make you wonder why of all times during the day, your sudden craving to eat comes rushing after-hours? Or how about those days you have to work until the wee hours but all you can think…

FASHION & BEAUTY

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.…

STYLE WITH PURPOSE: ARE SOCKS IMPORTANT?

To some, wearing socks is nothing but a hassle – especially since it’s usually warm or hot where we live. It feels lighter not to wear socks, too! But making a habit out of not wearing socks makes us miss out on all the benefits that socks bring us.  Benefit 1: Protects from Calluses and…

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

THE GONGBANG YOUTUBE WAVE

When the pandemic started and going to coffee shops or co-working spaces was prohibited, we had no choice but to turn our homes into our studying or working space. This was a struggle for many of us who are accustomed to going out because we couldn’t focus on doing what we needed to do at…

STRAIGHT OR FLIPPED, EXTRAORDINARY ATTORNEY WOO IS TV’S ‘WHALE EUREKA’

When the writing direction taps on sincere emotions, you know that your viewing experience will be worthwhile. Extraordinary Attorney Woo is one of those TV series that breaks the stereotypes about neurodivergent people. At the same time, perhaps, reminding us all that if we pay close attention, our similarities outweigh our differences. Kdramas commonly follow…

THOUSANDS JOIN GREEN RUN FOR A CAUSE AT VERMOSA

Close to 2,000 elite runners, athletes in training, and running enthusiasts signed up for the Vermosa Green Run at Imus, Cavite last Sunday, July 3, heeding the call to rediscover the outdoors and support a cause. Vermosa Project Development Manager Moses “MJ” Aragones said a total of 1,800 runners laced up and welcomed the opportunity…

THE RELEVANCE OF LESSONS WE LEARN FROM WATCHING ANIME

Gigantic talking robots, uniform in storyline, recycling plot twists in every episode. You can expect that the day in an anime would start with mundane activities leading up to complications. Then an actual fight between good and evil, and as you guessed it, good prevails. Perhaps, hoping to spread hope that no matter how strong…

ARTS & CULTURE

TAGUIG TEAM WINS PEACE-THEMED VIRTUAL DANCE TILT

High school dance team, Indayaw Dance Company, from Taguig City won as the Grand Champion of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) Virtual Dance Competition for Peace during the final deliberation held on July 7, 2022. They received the cash prize of ₱50,000 and a plaque during the Turnover Ceremony held on July 25 at…

STUDENT-ARTISTS, SINING LABINSIYAM OF DLS-CSB'S THEATER ARTS PROGRAM IS STAGING THEIR VERY FIRST HYBRID PRODUCTION, ORGULLO COMPOUND

Paano maninindigan sa gumuguhong pundasyon? Sining LABinsiyam (SiLAB) is a production house under the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Theater Arts Program started in May 2021 by student-artists from the Batch 119 practicing theater production. Following the success of their previous two online productions, Ang Red Dress Ni Makisig and Bago Dumilim Sa Labas,…

SANS SERIF BRAND TAKE OVER

They say that change is inevitable. An adage that can’t be any truer in brands we have grown to know and support. These changes are influenced by trends, needs, and the urge to appeal to a broader market. In case you haven’t noticed, one of those changes is brand logos. Many notable brands have shifted…

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…

HOBBIES & ADVOCACIES

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FEAR. How would you know if you wouldn’t? As you walk closer to the coast, you look into the vastness of the ocean and ask, “What if it’s too cold?” The feel on your feet changes with every step you take. From dry, powdery sand, you notice your feet start to sink into a wet,…

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SHOULD YOU SPELL IT HOW YOU SAY IT?

It’s Wednesday hump day! In two more days, you’ll finally have some rest from a week-long drag—whether at work or school. Speaking of Wednesday, did it ever cross your mind why we don’t spell it the way we pronounce it? The answer to this question is not as easy as 1 2 3. The English…

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…

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