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SAAN GALING ‘YON? THE ORIGIN OF CHAMPORADO

I love Champorado. It’s filling, but not heavy; rich and creamy, but not overwhelming. A warm bowl with a heaping of powdered milk is perfect to start the day or an excellent way to end a long, tiring day. It’s simple, and the ingredients are really basic and easy to access; it’s not surprising that […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BILL DECLARING BALANGAY AS NATIONAL BOAT – FORTUN

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading, with 170 affirmatives votes, House Bill No. 4953 seeking to declare the ancient wooden boat Balangay as the National Boat of the Philippines. Principally authored by Rep. Lawrence Fortun (1st District, Agusan del Norte), the bill declares the policy of the State to promote […]

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ANTIQUE’S ‘BAHAY NA BATO’ TO BE RESTORED – LEGARDA

Through the initiative of Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, the only remaining “bahay na bato” in Antique will now be restored. As the former Senate Committee on Finance Chair, Legarda has allocated a P5 million budget under the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) for the year 2018 for the restoration of […]

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HOUSE LAUNCHES MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT

The 2019 House of Representatives Month celebration continues with the formal launch of the exhibit “HRep @ 112: The History of the House of the People in Sights and Sounds.” The interactive multimedia exhibit honors over a century of Philippine legislative history, featuring videos, sound recordings, documents, photos and artifacts on legislative milestones from as […]

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TEACH THE HISTORY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN SCHOOLS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has called for the full implementation of the Integrated History Law that mandates the teaching of indigenous peoples (IPs) history in both basic and higher education in the country. “By including this subject in our education system, we effectively instill further understanding of IP history, culture and identity in the minds of […]

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ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL BUDGET TO DFA FOR EXPERTS TRAINING – GORDON

In line with his proposal that the country’s diplomatic service should train and become experts on the countries that they are posted to, Senator Dick Gordon has proposed the allocation of additional budget to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Gordon said the members of the diplomatic service are not only the country’s representatives, but […]