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POLITICS

LEE TO NIA: REHABILITATE, FIX IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) to repair and rehabilitate irrigation systems that are non-operational to ease the burden of farmers and increase their production and income. During his interpellation on the 2023 proposed budget of DA, Lee pointed out the need…

BILL VS ‘NO PERMIT, NO EXAM’ GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The House Committee on Higher and Technical Education approved in principle House Bill 1160 which seeks to ban the “no permit, no exam” policy in private higher education institutions (HEIs). During the hearing, Kabataan party-list Representative Raoul Manuel said his bill would ensure that “the Filipino youth who are suffering from the impact of the…

NEGROS ORIENTAL TO BUILD HOMES FOR EX-NPA REBELS

Negros Oriental Governor Pryde Henry Teves announced the provincial government is set to build 143 socialized housing units for surrendered members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) on a government property in Basay town. Teves said they allocated P20 million this year for these facilities to be built by Kawayan Collective,…

SENATE LAUDS JIL ON 44TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY

The Senate of the Philippines unanimously adopted a resolution congratulating the Jesus Is Lord Church (JIL), which will celebrate its 44th founding anniversary on October 29. Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 230, authored and sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, was approved by all members at the plenary session and has expressed that they are made co-authors…

GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS TOLD: FOLLOW CHED ON CLASS SUSPENSIONS

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) reminded higher education institutions (HEIs) to follow the agency’s own guidelines on canceling or suspending classes. The CHED made the statement after observing “confusion” caused by a portion of the recent Department of Education (DepEd) Order 37, Series of 2022, stating that state/local universities and colleges (SUCs/LUCs) have the…

DPWH BAGS CSC ‘CONTACT CENTER NG BAYAN’ AWARD

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was recognized as the top government agency during the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC’s) Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) 10th Year Anniversary Virtual Summit recently. ‘Contact Center ng Bayan’, since it was established in 2012, is among the complaint mechanisms being managed by the DPWH Stakeholders Relations Service.…

OPLE TO RECRUITERS: DON’T MAKE OFWS WEAR PPES

Acting on a directive from Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued an advisory against the requirements of certain agencies for migrant workers to wear full Personal Protective Equipment, or PPEs, while preparing to leave the country. She said the wearing of PPEs is not sanctioned by the department and…

DA: TYPHOON KARDING-HIT FARMERS TO GET GOV’T AID

The Department of Agriculture is ready to distribute needed assistance to farmers affected by Typhoon Karding, which destroyed properties and livelihood in various parts of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and Bicol Region. Aside from rice seeds, corn seeds, and vegetable planting products, DA will distribute necessary drugs and medicines to…

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

VLC’S IN-DEMAND PARALEGAL CERTIFICATION SEMINAR IS BACK!

Training and Seminars by Villasis Law Center (VLC) will launch again its most requested online seminar entitled “Paralegal Certification Seminar: English for Future Lawyers, Drafting of Legal Forms, Pleading and Basic Court Procedure” on August 30 & 31, 2022, via Zoom. The upcoming seminar will be led by law professor and Bar reviewer Prof. Roney…

BRING YOUR BUSINESS TO GREATER HEIGHTS WITH PIONEER 2022: ELEVATE

Arriving this August 27 and 28! Pioneer 2022: ELEVATE is a 2-day webinar that aims to empower and inspire its audience! As the annual initiative of UP Business Management Society (UP BMS), Pioneer started way back in 2018 with Pioneer 2018: Gear up, start up, go! Followed by Pioneer Plus 2019, and because of the…

TRAVEL & TOURS

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…

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE ISLAND OF PALAWAN

My curiosity started when I was way younger. Back then, many of my relatives from Balabac (the southernmost part of Palawan), who often visited us in the city, would bring treats that looked anything but local. Like the extremely spicy Maggi Kari, Coco Jelly, and my favorite Apollo wafers. As a kid, I had little…

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…

FOOD, HEALTH & FITNESS

TOP 5 FILIPINO STEWS RANKED BY TASTE ATLAS

Taste Atlas has released the ranking for the best Filipino stews. As expected, Adobo has taken the top spot as the best Pinoy stew, with Kare-Kare, Menudo, Pinakbet, and Kaldereta trailing behind the closest to a national dish we could ever have, as described by Taste Atlas. For these top-tier Pinoy dishes, we are giving you…

WILL YOU TAKE YOUR MASK OFF?

You may now walk outdoors without a mask! The announcement of the voluntary wearing of face masks in outdoor settings provided the public’s adherence to minimum health protocols drew mixed reactions—and for good reasons. With the vaccination rate of the country at a little over 66%, many Filipinos have moved past vaccines. For them, boosters…

PROTECTING CHILDREN’S LIVES THROUGH VACCINES

When the five-month-old son of Marissa Santos had recovered from measles, more commonly known as “tigdas,” Santos thought that that would be her son’s last encounter with the measles virus. Six years later, Santos’ son started to show symptoms of a rare and serious complication caused by measles—subacute sclerosing panencephalitis or SSPE. Santos says she…

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

BINGOPLUS, BEKS BATTALION UNITE FOR BEKS2BEKS2BEKS

BingoPlus is pursuing its mission of livening up the entertainment and recreation industry by throwing its support behind up-and-coming artists like the Beks Battalion who are currently making waves on the show circuit. The popular comedy trio of MC Muah, Lassy, and Chad Kinis held their first live concert recently at the New Frontier Theater…

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…

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…

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,…

HOBBIES & ADVOCACIES

PROTECTING CHILDREN’S LIVES THROUGH VACCINES

When the five-month-old son of Marissa Santos had recovered from measles, more commonly known as “tigdas,” Santos thought that that would be her son’s last encounter with the measles virus. Six years later, Santos’ son started to show symptoms of a rare and serious complication caused by measles—subacute sclerosing panencephalitis or SSPE. Santos says she…

INTERAKTIV 2022: ENCHANTMENT

by Denise Hart Zembrano, Gela Venerable, and Naomi Serrano With faith, trust, and extraordinary magic dust—Benilde’s Freshman Orientation Program Presents INTERAKTIV 2022: Enchantment! De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is in high spirits as it welcomes its Frosh, a new batch of Benildeans, like never before through a hybrid of face-to-face and virtual programs. The…

ARCHERS FOR UNICEF. FUTURE LEADERS RISING ABOVE INEQUITY

For 75 years, UNICEF has been at the forefront of protecting and promoting children’s rights and the rights of people of disempowered sectors in our society. They envision a world where children, regardless of race, religion, and gender, are aided to reach their full potential and live a dignified life free from inequity, inequality, violence,…

MU WEEK 2022: TELOS — RELENTLESS GLORY, BLAZING LEGACY

The Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority is the first, the largest, and the most acclaimed medical fraternity and sorority in the Philippines and in Asia. Guided by the Four Pillars — Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service — both the Fraternity and the Sorority have produced more than 3,200 Brothers and Sisters from…

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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…

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…

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