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STAY SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON – BONG GO

In spite of the challenges brought by the pandemic and other crisis situations, Senator Bong Go remains dedicated to spreading the holiday cheer to the most disadvantaged as he had his team provide assistance to indigents in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental.  “Sa lahat ng kababayan natin diyan sa CDO, maraming salamat sa inyong […]

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Government

NCR MALLS MAY RESUME NORMAL OPERATING HOURS – MMDA

Shopping malls in Metro Manila may resume their normal operating hours, said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). “Due to pre-emptive measures, the anticipated traffic problems during the Christmas season did not come to pass, and an easing in the flow of traffic in Metro Manila’s thoroughfares have been observed despite the increase in Christmas-related […]

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Politics

RIZAL REP PUSHES FOR CHRISTMAS TREE PLANTING

Looking for an activity for friends and family for the holidays? “Plant trees.” “What better way to celebrate the message of love and hope that Christ’s birth symbolizes than by planting trees, which is an act of compassion that we do, not only for ourselves, but for others?” This is what Rizal 4th District Rep. […]

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Politics

SENATE ADJOURNS SESSION FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Senate adjourned sessions for the holidays, wrapping up a productive season with pieces of legislation that recognize and respond to Filipinos’ needs. “Since we first convened 20 weeks ago, we have devoted every single day to carrying out the duties the Constitution has assigned us, and delivering the results our constituents expect of us,” […]

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Politics

MANILA STARTS DISTRIBUTION OF CHRISTMAS BOXES

The first day of December also marked Day One of the distribution of Christmas gift boxes in the City of Manila. Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna and Vice Mayor Yul Servo handed over the Noche Buena food boxes to Manila residents. A day before the Day 1 of the distribution, Lacuna and Servo inspected thousands of […]

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Politics

MANILA CITY GOV’T WORKERS TO GET EARLY BONUS

Christmas will come early for about 8,700 workers of the city government of Manila as they will receive their year-end bonus on November 18. Mayor Honey Lacuna made the announcement during the lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree at the Kartilya ng Katipunan grounds in Arroceros, Manila, near the City Hall, where she was joined […]

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Festivals

BEAT THE RUSH. START PLANNING FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

It will never not be fun to celebrate the holiday season in the Philippines—the world’s longest Christmas season. With festivities happening as early as September, there is no better place to be for the most joyous time of the year. With such a reputation, you can only expect busy scenes across the country. If you […]

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Arts & Culture

12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 3

Apat na tulog na lang, pasko na! Since the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country, Christmas has always been a very important part of our culture and lives. So important that we have the longest-running celebrations of the season compared to any other country. Holiday preparations, including jingles and carols, can be heard once the […]

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Arts & Culture

12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 2

Last time, we talked about Christmas or holiday trivia revolving around songs, movies, and books. Today, let’s talk about four of some of the odd and crazy traditions or celebrations that some people do over the upcoming holidays. ICYMI: 12 FACTS FOR CHRISTMAS: PART 1 FACT # 5: Krampus is part of a centuries-old German […]

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Politics

BACOLOD CITY PLAZA LIT UP FOR CHRISTMAS CHEER

Almost 115,000 colorful lights glittering at the Bacolod Public Plaza and the Government Center are bringing more life to this year’s Christmas celebration in the “City of Smiles.” At the plaza, some 95,000 lights have been installed to turn the venue into a glittering spectacle of the Yuletide season. The bandstand becomes the “Light Castle” […]