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POLITICS

PRC BRINGS HOPE TO DISASTER-HIT FAMILIES – GORDON

More than just distributing relief goods at the soonest time possible to thousands of families displaced by the recent typhoons that ravaged the country such as Rolly and Ulysses, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) uplifts their dignity and brings hope of rebuilding their lives faster. Senator Dick Gordon, PRC chair and CEO, said this was

GIVE EACH LEARNER LAPTOP, NET ACCESS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian eyes introducing legislation that will give every public school learner a laptop and access to the internet. To emphasize the urgency of this planned measure, Gatchalian pointed to a finding by assessment instruments provider Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) on the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which revealed that access

‘FIRST-IN, FIRST-OUT’ IN PORTS – ESCUDERO

To solve the perennial problem of congestion and complaints against fixers, Sorsogon’s provincial government will implement a “first-in, first-out” (FIFO) policy in the ports of Matnog, Castilla, and Pilar starting second week of December.  Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said he had a series of meetings with concerned government agencies and private business groups to explain

TACURONG GRANDMA GETS P200K ON BIRTHDAY – MONTILLA

A woman who recently turned 100 years old received a total of P200,000 in cash assistance from the local government of Tacurong City and the Department of Social welfare and Development (DSWD).Tacurong Mayor Angelo Montilla personally handed over a P100,000 cash gift to Soledad Nono Libo-on during ceremonies honoring the centenarian at the city gymnasium.

GOVERNMENT

RIDE BIKES, HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu expressed hope the use of bicycles as a means of public transportation will continue even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, citing its potential to fight climate change. “With COVID-19, we have rediscovered the benefits of cycling and walking—saving money, getting fit, and helping to reduce pollution and mitigate climate change.

DTI, UNDP LAUNCH PPE ONLINE PLATFORM – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines, inaugurated the Enhanced Manufacturing of Protective Wear and Equipment for COVID-19 Response in the Philippines (or EMPOWER PH) project, a collaborative online platform that will connect various stakeholders and manufacturers to facilitate and accelerate the production

MMDA BAGS HALL OF FAME IN 2020 FOI AWARDS – LIM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was elevated to the Hall of Fame for winning the Freedom of Information (FOI) Champion Award for three consecutive years under the Agency Category conferred by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). The FOI Awards is an annual event which aims to recognize the remarkable contributions of government offices

TF YOLANDA, NHA TURN OVER 1,354 HOUSES IN CAPIZ

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the online turnover of free housing units to beneficiaries in Pilar, Capiz last December 1, 2020 in coordination with Task Force Yolanda, the National Housing Authority and local government leaders under the Yolanda Permanent Housing Project for Region 6. Nograles heads the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Unified Implementation and

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

THE URBAN CHICK LIVES ON

There was a time when Maginhawa Street in Quezon City was the place to be for many university students and young alumni looking for a nice and cheap but great place to eat, drink and be merry. Those were the days when food hubs were on the rise and customers flocked often to try something

THE TOP 10 FOODIE GOODIES OF SORSOGON

The gem of Luzon’s southern tip is definitely Sorsogon. And as you go along and #SeeSorsogon; doing island hops, wakeboarding along the shores, bathing in its numerous majestic swimming spots, and interacting with the warm and festive locals, you should never fail to also indulge in the delectable food and drinks they offer. Sorsogon is

ZAMBOANGA: HOME OF THE KNICKERBOCKER

In 2013, the city of Zamboanga went on a war between military troops and rebel fighters. Over a thousand locals were hurt and displaced. Homes were destroyed by fire. Schools and businesses were shut down. But despite the chaotic situation, the people of Zamboanga were able to stand up and bounce back. They were able

THE TOP 10 PASALUBONGS FROM THE VISAYAS TO THE WORLD

How many pounds, or kilograms for that matter, did you gain over the holidays? The holidays have just ended and most of us are still at our binge-eating sprees. We have grown accustomed to eating lots of yummy food over the season that it seems impossible to just stop. Now, of course, with us moving

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

ROMAN KRYKLIA DEFENDS TITLE IN ONE: BIG BANG

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE) will broadcast live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium ONE: BIG BANG on 4 December and ONE: COLLISION COURSE on 18 December. Both events continue ONE Championship’s partnership with the Singapore government to pilot the return of live international sports productions, and will continue

TEAM LAKAY’S LITO ADIWANG INCHES TO WORLD TITLE

ONE Championship No.5-ranked strawweight contender Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang of the Philippines is one of the most explosive mixed martial artists in the world today. He’s arguably the promotion’s fastest rising star, and this Friday night, Adiwang gets the opportunity to continue his rise through the ranks in a highly-anticipated return to the ONE Circle.

TEAM LAKAY’S SANGIAO ON TRAINING AMID COVID-19

When ONE Championship had announced its return to its flagship event schedule, martial arts fans in the Philippines knew it wouldn’t be long until they were able to see their favorite Filipino athletes back inside the ONE Circle, doing what they do best. Needless to say, the journey has certainly been a difficult one. When

ONE ESPORTS, MOONTON HOLD 2020 MPLI IN INDONESIA

ONE Esports, a subsidiary of ONE Championship™ (ONE), the largest global sports media property in Asian history, and Moonton, developer of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, today announced the 2020 Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational (MPLI). Featuring the best teams from the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL), the tournament will take place online across five countries

ART, MUSIC, SCIENCE, TECH & HOBBIES

SMC STARTS REGULAR DISTRIBUTION OF FREE NUTRIBUNS

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) makes good on a promise to continue helping the urban poor cope with the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has started implementing a plan, together with non-profit groups, to distribute free nutribuns to disadvantaged communities via feeding kiosks at identified Petron service stations. SMC President and Chief Operating Officer

RAMON ANG LEADS SMC EMPLOYEES IN NATIONWIDE BLOOD DRIVE

In response to the urgent need to replenish the blood supply at the Philippine Red Cross–and contribute to the treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients–San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has launched a quarterly blood and convalescent plasma donation drive across its facilities nationwide. SMC, which is marking its 130th anniversary, is the first private company in

SMC GIVES CEBU MEDICAL FRONTLINERS P2M INSURANCE

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) said it has completed providing life insurance coverage to about 5,000 medical frontliners from 18 hospitals across Cebu, who are now insured for P2 million each.  “We started this initiative several months ago, at the height of COVID-19 cases in Cebu, when our medical front liners there were really having a

RSA FOUNDATION TO BUILD HOSPITAL, RESEARCH CENTER ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES

RSA Foundation, established by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang, is looking to build a state-of-the-art hospital on a 3-5 hectare property in the southern part of Luzon as its first project and foray into helping future-proof society post-pandemic. The facility is envisioned to help arm and better prepare