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POLITICS

VILLANUEVA : SET SUC RULES FOR P3-B BAYANIHAN FUND

Senator Joel Villanueva urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to immediately craft the necessary guidelines to implement several provisions under the Bayanihan 2 law that are designed to help state universities and colleges (SUCs) implement flexible learning programs and assist displaced teaching and nonteaching personnel, as well as students to cope with the new

INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHERS -- GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to utilize its P4 billion allocation under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act (Republic Act 11494) or Bayanihan 2 to invest in technology for the use of teachers. Under Bayanihan 2, the P4 billion allocation aims to assist the DepEd in putting up information technology

ANGARA: LET’S KEEP FILIPINO GRADUATES IN PH

Senator Sonny Angara said it is about time the government focuses on keeping Filipino talent here in the country instead of constantly losing them to overseas headhunters. As chair of the Committee on Finance, Angara suggested to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the state universities and colleges (SUC) to put more focus into

NAVAL, BILIRAN RESIDENTS GET FREE FACE SHIELDS

The municipal government of Naval, Biliran led by Mayor Gerard Espina Jr. distributed free face shields to residents as additional protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Espina said they have started the distribution in the villages of Villa Caneja and Cabungaan and assured that all families from its 26 villages will receive face shields. “Since

GOVERNMENT

MANILA BAY WHITE SAND BEACH IS SAFE – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has maintained that the use of crushed dolomite in the Manila Bay beach nourishment project poses no hazard to human health and the environment. Cimatu reiterated his position on the issue when he presided over the meeting of the inter-agency Manila Bay Task Force held recently at the central office of

FRANCE CAN BE PH PARTNER IN POST-COVID-19 REBUILD

Reducing trade deficit. Improving value creation. Increasing backward and forward linkages. Modernizing Philippine industries. Department of Trade Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez underscored these four key goals of the REBUILD PH Program, when he digitally addressed from Manila, top French business executives of MEDEF (Mouvement des entreprises de France, or the Movement of the Enterprises

DOT LAUNCHES ‘KAIN NA!’ FOOD FESTIVAL 2020 ONLINE

A virtual ceremonial toast with customized wooden chalices marked the official start of the Kain Na! Food and Travel Festival 2020 recently with chocolate, coffee and tea taking the spotlight. “This year, we have reconfigured Kain Na! into a virtual event. And in doing so, we are actually expanding our platform and will now be

DPWH GIVES BILIRAN RAINWATER COLLECTORS – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has put up 18 rainwater collectors in the various schools and government buildings of Biliran Province as part of a water conservation effort. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, citing District Engineer David Adongay of DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office’s report, said that the P4.5 million rainwater collector systems

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

TEAM LAKAY ENJOYS BAGUIO’S QUIET ENVIRONMENT

Baguio City is known as the summer capital of the Philippines. Citizens flock to the mountain city to enjoy its cool weather, fresh mountain air, and lush greenery. It’s a place where nature is very much alive. It’s also home to the famed Team Lakay. “The environment hit the reset button and allowed nature to

LINA TRANSFERS TO UP, APPLIES FOR VAAS PROGRAM

Former Gilas Pilipinas Youth stalwart Bismarck Lina is working on his transfer to the University of the Philippines (UP) from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), UP Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol has confirmed. “[Bismarck Lina] is already processing his transfer from UST to UP. He’s just working on some papers and documents to

ADIWANG SEES SELF IN COBRA KAI’S JOHNNY LAWRENCE

ONE Warrior Series contract winner and rising ONE Championship strawweight star Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang of the Philippines is one of the most explosive talents on the roster. He’s also a legit martial artist with well-rounded skills to match his infectious smile and charisma. With Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” series trending over the past few weeks,

VICTORIA LEE SIGNS WITH ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

Women’s mixed martial arts prodigy Victoria Lee, younger sister of ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee and ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee, has signed with ONE Championship. ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the news on his official social media accounts. “I feel extremely excited and motivated to be

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