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POLITICS

ABANTE LAUDS HR-BASED ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN

House Committee on Human Rights Chairperson Benny Abante Jr. on Tuesday welcomed the launch of a government war on drugs that emphasizes a respect for human rights, and said that the new campaign signals a positive shift that will save more lives. The government last weekend launched a revamped anti-illegal drugs campaign called Buhay Ay…

CUA BATS FOR LGU ADOPTION OF LISTAHANAN 3

Quirino governor and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) president Dax Cua called on local government units to integrate the “Listahanan 3 poverty database” to improve their delivery of social services. “I urge my fellow LGU executives to adopt the Listahanan 3, which can help us in ensuring that our programs are correctly…

QUEZON MEMORIAL CIRCLE NOW CHILD LABOR-FREE ZONE

In celebration of National Children’s Month, the Quezon City government announced that the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) is now a child labor-free zone. During her State of the City’s Children Report at the Quezon Memorial Circle, Mayor Joy Belmonte awarded the Seal of Child Labor-Free Zone to QMC after all of its tenants, guards, gardeners,…

PH-VIETNAM INTERPARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS HAILED

The Senate hailed the strong Philippines-Vietnam inter-parliamentary relations as the Philippines commemorates the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two Southeast Asian countries this year. In a unanimous vote, the Senate Resolution No. 303 (Adopted Resolution 26) commending the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, under the leadership of…

GOVERNMENT

MMDA BAGS 2ND FOI COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) won for the second consecutive year the Commitment to Excellence Award, under the Agency Category, for being the Freedom of Information Champion Hall of Famer, conferred by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA). The FOI Hall of Fame – Commitment to Excellence Award is given to recipients of the FOI…

NAVOTAS WINS IN ESKWELAHANG UNSTOPPABLE AWARDS

The Schools Division Office (SDO) Navotas City was hailed as the SDO with the highest score in the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in Schools (WINS) monitoring criteria as part of the first Eskwelahang Unstoppable Awards in celebration of World Toilet Day. Presented by DepEd, in partnership with Unilever, Domex, and GIZ Philippines, the award recognized the…

INVESTORS ARE KEY ECONOMIC PLAYERS IN PH – PASCUAL

As Board Chairman of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Trade Secretary Fred Pascual praised PEZA’s top-performing economic zone developer and locator companies during the Investors’ Recognition Day recently. In its 27th year, PEZA serves as a primary government agency that handles investment promotion in the export industry and ecozone developments in the country. The Authority…

NOGRALES TO LGUS: ENSURE SERVICE AMID DEVOLUTION

As the government undergoes devolution, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles reminded local chief executives to ensure uninterrupted service delivery. “Dahil sa kasalukuyang devolution, inaasahan nating may mangyayaring mga pagbabago sa mga pamahalaang lokal. Kaya tayo ay umaapela sa mga local chief executives na siguruhing tuluy-tuloy ang pagbibigay ng mahusay na serbisyo sa kanilang…

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

EMBRACING MAGNIFICENCE: COB WEEK IS ONCE AGAIN ON CAMPUS!

After two years of celebrating the annual Ramon V. del Rosario-College of Business (RVR-COB) Week in a virtual setting, De La Salle University (DLSU) once again welcomes the weeklong tradition of the biggest college in the university with the theme “MagnifiCOB: Embracing Magnificence” from November 28 to December 2, 2022, to showcase the magnificence of…

UST - SBMA LAUNCHES 2ND ULTIMATE CMA QUIZ BEE NATIONWIDE

It hasn’t even been long, and yet this writer would like to bring ecstatic news to the brilliant society of management accounting students! The University of Santo Tomas – Society of Business Managerial Accountants (UST-SBMA) formally invites you to its biggest academic competition yet, the 2nd Ultimate CMA Quiz Bee competition entitled “Unparalleled Brilliance: Search…

TRAVEL & TOURS

RENOVATED MANILA ZOO NOW OPEN TO RECEIVE VISITORS

The Manila Zoo reopened to the public after being rehabilitated, with visitors from Luzon provinces and even as far as Davao City in Mindanao were the first guests. During the “Balitaan sa Harbor View” news forum, Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna said a senior citizen from Davao City told her that he would be staying in…

DRIVE AROUND TOWN. DISCOVER PLACES.

Are you seeking new places where you could dine and unwind? Have you had enough of the same dishes whenever you are out and about? If so, check your tires, get your keys ready, and start your engine because we will go on a metro road trip. Driving around Metro Manila can go from exhilarating…

SAGAY, BAGO IN TOP ‘GREEN DESTINATIONS’ LIST

The cities of Bago and Sagay in Negros Occidental have made it to the world’s Top 100 “Green Destinations” list for 2022, a recognition given by the Green Destinations Foundation based in The Netherlands. The two cities, being featured for their sustainability stories, are among the only three places in the Philippines listed this year…

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…

FOOD, HEALTH & FITNESS

PRC GIVES 15,000 COVID-19 VAX DOSES IN MARAWI CITY

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) administered 15,249 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in Marawi City through the PRC Mobile Bakuna Team, fully inoculating 7,657 persons from 2021 to 2022. The PRC Bakuna Team supported the city government’s vaccination efforts at the City Hall Gym in Barangay Bangon, Marawi City. PRC Chairman and CEO Dick…

BRAIN FOG CAN CAUSE MORE HARM WHEN LEFT UNCHECKED

Do you tend to feel as though your brain is buffering? Do your usual mundane activities, or even those you are so used to doing, suddenly become challenging to carry out? If you feel like your thinking is less on the knocker after a COVID-19 infection, or if you feel exhausted most of the time,…

LANGUISHING. COULD IT BE WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING?

You wake up to carry on with your usual routine. You have the energy for it. You know what to do and why you need to. The only problem is no matter what you do, nothing seems to spark joy. Even when you accomplish something, you still feel empty and aimless. That, my friend, is…

PH’S LUMPIANG SHANGHAI IS AMONG THE BEST STREET FOOD IN THE WORLD

Another Filipino dish takes center stage in the international food arena. On September 28, the international food database TasteAtlas recently announced the world’s top 50 best street food. Lumpiang Shanghai, our sole flagbearer, came in strong and rolled (pun intended) to take the second spot.   TasteAtlas mentioned that Lumpiang Shanghai is the most popular variety…

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

JENNA ORTEGA’S WEDNESDAY IS OUR NEW MOOD BOARD

Last week, Netflix released the highly-anticipated series Wednesday—a Tim Borton spin-off of Addams Family featuring Jenna Ortega as the 21st-century Wednesday Addams. No offense to Christina Ricci’s iconic depiction of Wednesday in the 90s, but Ortega’s take on the role is our current favorite. Truly, Netflix couldn’t have chosen a better Wednesday than Jenna. Though the…

THE UNPREDICTABLE PVL REINFORCED CONFERENCE SEMIS CONTINUES

The Sunday doubleheader of the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference was nothing short of thrilling plays and shocking game-enders. With the defending champions Chery Tiggo out of Finals contention after losing to Petro Gazz in a straight sets fashion, 25-15,25-17,25-13, the Angels improve to a 1-1 record, tying with the grand slam-seeking Creamline Cool Smashers, who…

UP MANILA CHORALE SET TO PERFORM LIVE FOR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

After two years of holding virtual Christmas concerts, the University of the Philippines Manila Chorale (UPMC), co-presented by Robinsons Malls, will be holding its first in-person concert: Gumising, this December 8, 8:00 PM, at the Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Malate, Manila. The concert will feature well-loved Christmas hymns and carols composed by Victoria, Rutter,…

NU, LA SALLE BATTLES ANEW FOR SHAKEY’S SUPER LEAGUE FINALS

The highly-anticipated Shakey’s Super League gold medal match between the National University Lady Bulldogs and the De La Salle University Lady Spikers is finally happening this Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex at 4:30 pm.  The top-two teams of the UAAP Women’s Volleyball will face each other again to bring home…

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…

HOBBIES & ADVOCACIES

CONSUMER GROUP TO GOV’T: ADDRESS HIGH POWER RATES

In a letter to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, National Center of Electric Cooperative Consumers, Inc. or NCECCO submitted its proposals and recommendations for short- and long-term workable solutions that should address increasing costs of electricity. The consumer group appeals to the President to “address the plight of electricity consumers amidst the unstoppable energy price hikes…

PRC INTENSIFIES BRGY-BASED RC 143 VOLUNTEER SYSTEM

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Valenzuela Chapter held its 8th Biennial Chapter Assembly at the PRC Valenzuela City Chapter Building, ALERT Center Compound, Malinta, Valenzuela City, with the theme “Embracing the new normal towards a resilient community.” PRC Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon, in his address to the Assembly participants,…

PRC HOLDS FEEDING PROGRAM FOR MANILA’S SENIORS

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through its Manila Chapter, conducted a feeding program for the most vulnerable senior citizens. Donated meals from Novotel Araneta such as rice, longanisa, hamonado, beef steak, scrambled egg, fish filet, roasted chicken, pansit guisado, and tinapay were served to 38 senior citizens at Barangay 658 Intramuros, Manila recently. “Ang Philippine…

PRC RESPONDS TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN DAVAO DEL SUR

Philippine Red Cross Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon directed staff and volunteers of the premier humanitarian organization in the country to provide the immediate needs of the families affected by the Low Pressure Area (LPA) and Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in Mindanao. PRC volunteers and staff served hot meals to 1,691 internally displaced persons (IDPs)…

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

BE HAPPY YOU DO NOT “FEEL” YOUR INSIDES

Does it ever make you wonder why we do not feel our blood as it runs in every vein in our body? Or why do you not hear your stomach digest that burrito you had for lunch? Our white blood cells fight off bacteria and viruses every millisecond, yet we do not hear or feel…

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…

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