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POLITICS

GET BETTER DISTANCE LEARNING CONTENT – GATCHALIAN

While the Department of Education (DepEd) has put up its ‘Error Watch’ to monitor errors in its learning materials, Senator Win Gatchalian wants a better quality of content to avoid confusing the country’s public school learners. The DepEd reported that from Oct. 12 to 20, 2020, its Error Watch initiative has monitored 41 errors in

PROBE CHINESE ‘SOFT INVASION’ – PANGILINAN

Senator Pangilinan urged Malacañang to order the creation of a task force to be headed by the Department of Justice to look into the presence and activities of Chinese nationals in the country. Pangilinan made the pitch as he raised alarm on the possibility of the foreign nationals’ “soft invasion” in the Philippines with the

89TH MALASAKIT CENTER OPENS IN DIGOS CITY – GO

The 89th Malasakit Center in the country opened at the Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital (DSPH) in Digos City.Senator Bong Go, who led the center’s opening, described it as a one-stop-shop facility that caters to the medical needs, especially of the “poorest of the poor” in Davao del Sur province. “This is for the people

NORTHERN SAMAR HEIGHTENS COCKFIGHT BAN – ONGCHUAN

The provincial government of Northern Samar will further strengthen its enforcement of the ban on cockfighting following the death of a town police chief during a raid. Governor Edwin Ongchuan said the fight against illegal cockfighting will be relentless especially during this time of a health crisis to ensure public health and safety. “The provincial

GOVERNMENT

CHED TO TRAIN FILIPINO TEACHERS IN CAMBODIA

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh launched the “Developing Global Filipino Teachers” program to equip, capacitate and enhance competencies of the 1,152 Filipinos teachers in Cambodia to qualify them teaching positions and ensure higher salaries. CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III and Chargé d’Affaires Myca Magnolia Fischer launched

AVOID USING HFC HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is urging Filipino consumers to avoid using household products containing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are considered the fastest growing greenhouse gases (GHG) that contribute significantly to climate change. HFCs are used as a propellant in hair sprays, deodorants, insecticides and one of the most in-demand products in the market amid the COVID-19

PH COCONUT PRODUCTS NOW SOLD IN RUSSIA - LOPEZ

Philippine-branded organic coconut products including coconut milk, coconut cream, balsamic sauce, aminos sauces, coconut syrup, coconut oil, and coconut jam are now available in top online retail stores in Russia such as Ozon and Wildberries.   Ten new coconut products of Quezon’s Best, a Philippine manufacturer of organic and Halal- and Kosher-certified coconut products, are

POWER RESTORATION CONTINUES IN ‘QUINTA’-HIT AREAS

Electric cooperatives (ECs) continue to work on restoring electricity to provinces devastated by Typhoon Quinta, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said. As of Tuesday (October 27), the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) said power was fully restored in the coverage areas of First Laguna Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FLECO), Sorsogon I Electric Cooperative,

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 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

To Juice or Not to Juice? India Pale Ales in 2017

After enjoying (and almost abusing) the privilege of being served super fresh India Pale Ales during a short vacation early this year, I’m back to the old routine of drinking IPAs from cans and bottles at least a month old. Balikbayan boxes from California (which take thirty days at least to cross the Pacific and hurdle Philippine

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

CARUSO COMING TO TAKE EVERYTHING FOLAYANG HAS

Australia’s Antonio “The Spartan” Caruso is no doubt stepping into the biggest bout of his career. Caruso meets former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines next, when the two help kickstart the fireworks at ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX, which broadcasts live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore this Friday, 30

CONVERGE ICT HELP UP STUDES GET FREE NET ACCESS

The University of the Philippines Men’s Basketball Team (UPMBT), through the NowheretogobutUP Foundation, and its newest supporter, Converge ICT Solutions, have pledged to help scholars from the National Capital Region and other parts of Luzon cope with the demands of remote learning. Officers of UP’s Kaagapay Sa Pag-Aaral Ng Mga Iskolar Ng Bayan program, the

‘SINGAPORE BUBBLE’ FIGHT TO TEST FOLAYANG

Team Lakay head coach and Philippine martial arts pioneer Mark “The Machine” Sangiao has his work cut out for him over the next few weeks. Several of his star athletes are preparing for their respective returns to action, since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic changed the world. Two-time former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide”

LOMANCHENKO-LOPEZ REMATCH WILL BE BETTER -- ADIWANG

Filipino mixed martial arts phenom and ONE Championship strawweight Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang started his martial arts career as a boxer, so it is hardly surprising that the 27-year-old firecracker is such a huge fan of the sport of pugilism. Like many boxing fans over the weekend, Adiwang witnessed the blockbuster lightweight unification showdown between

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