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Arts & Culture

SARILING ATIN: FILIPINO IDIOMS

In honor of Buwan ng Wika, we´ll talk about Filipino Idiomatic Expressions. Idioms are phrases or sayings that are used to describe a situation. They are a type of figurative language that gives us the opportunity to describe our circumstances or express ourselves in a more creative way. Idioms also help you understand and speak […]

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Sports & Entertainment

ONE’S THE APPRENTICE BET HAS A PINAY WIFE

Roman Wilson may be born in Oklahoma, but he was bred by his experiences all across Asia. Having that background is something the former American football player is banking on as he seeks to make his dent as one of the 16 candidates in The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. “I have worked in many different […]

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Government

TRANSLATE PRICE TAGS TO ENGLISH OR FILIPINO – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez recently signed Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 19-09, Series of 2019, which mandates the translation of signages, billboards, advertisements, brochures, flyers, notices, advisories, labels, price tags/lists, menus, receipts, and other business marketing materials to English and/or Filipino. The policy move was prompted by the surprise inspection […]

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Politics

CHED SHOULD CONSIDER RETURNING FILIPINO, PANITIKAN TO COLLEGE CURRICULUM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to consider reintegrating Filipino and Panitikan (Filipino literature) into the mandatory college core curriculum in light of protests coming from the academe and Filipino literary figures. Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Sub-Committee on Education Reform, said that after the Supreme Court upheld the validity […]

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Politics

FIND SOLUTIONS TO HELP TEACHERS AFFECTED BY K-12 SC RULING – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III on Thursday said that as a lawyer and member of the legislature, he fully respected the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the constitutionality of the government’s K-12 education program. However, Pimentel urged the executive and legislature “to urgently address and strongly focus on the welfare of teachers and other stakeholders negatively […]

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Politics

BAYANIHAN SPIRIT WAS ALIVE WHEN TYPHOON ‘OMPONG’ STRUCK – PIMENTEL

While Typhoon “Ompong” left a trail of destruction in its wake before exiting the country Saturday night, the Filipino bayanihan spirit proved to be very much alive in the face of the typhoon’s onslaught. Senator Koko Pimentel gave full praise to mall chains which opened their doors to the public amid the flooding in various […]

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Politics

We Must Support Filipino Scientists and Innovative Startups – AQUINO

  As chairman of the Committee on Science and Technology, Senator Bam Aquino wants to prioritize a measure that will provide support for Filipino scientists and innovative startups. In a media interview, Aquino said that the committee will focus on other priority bills after the approval of Senate Bill No. 1277 or the Free Internet […]

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Politics

BIR Should Help Pinoys pay Taxes Correctly – ANGARA

  Senator Sonny Angara has called on the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to make it easier for Filipinos, especially for small taxpayers, to pay their taxes correctly. “Matagal na nating panawagan, kasabay ng pagbaba ng buwis, na gawing simple ang forms and procedures ng pagbabayad ng buwis. The BIR should always be ready, equipped […]

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Travel & Tours

The 10 Best Places to Stay When in Cebu

Cebu is not called the “queen city of the south” for nothing. Its capital is one of the busiest cities in the country, and has emerged as a posh and cosmopolitan destination not only for those who travel for business but also for tourists looking for that getaway or vacation. However, despite the rapid development […]

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Politics

No Room for Any “Nine-Dash Line” Nonsense in Benham Rise Issue – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian on Thursday announced plans to fast-track the passage of legislation pending before the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs which seeks to create a government body tasked to oversee the defense and development of the Benham Rise. “Suspicious activities on the part of Chinese authorities concerning the Benham Rise have underscored the urgent […]