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LEYTE TO PRESERVE WWII VETERANS’ STORIES – PETILLA

With only 30 World War II veterans attending this year’s Leyte Gulf Landings commemoration, the provincial government is working on preserving their stories as a tourism asset. Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla said that from 97 surviving veterans in 2021, there are only 30 of them still alive. “They are disappearing very fast.” “They are […]

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BALANGIGA BELLS TO BOOST TOURISM IN EASTERN SAMAR

The local government of Balangiga, Eastern Samar is pushing for more effective promotion of the Balangiga Bells, which were returned to the town in 2018 after it was taken as war booty more than a century ago. Mayor Dana Flynch De Lira is hopeful that since travel restriction has been eased, tourist arrival will increase […]

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HISTORIC SORSOGON PROVINCIAL CAPITOL RESTORED

The century-old Provincial Capitol of Sorsogon, a survivor of the Japanese occupation during World War II in 1941 and natural calamities and is among the historical landmarks of the Bicol region, has undergone a full renovation. The neoclassical architectural building was designed by Architect William Parsons and was completed in 1916 during the term of […]

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MAGELLAN’S MARKER UNVEILED IN GLAN, SARANGANI

The National Quincentennial Committee formally unveiled a historical landmark in a coastal village in Glan, Sarangani province to commemorate the passage in the area exactly 500 years ago of the surviving crew of the Magellan-Elcano expedition. Officials led by Department of Tourism Undersecretary Roberto Alabado III and National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) representatives […]

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Arts & Culture

SAAN GALING ‘YON: THE PHILIPPINE FLAG

A country’s flag is its most important symbol. It signifies the patriotism and freedom of the nation. It also expresses the sentiments and hopes of Filipinos. Have you ever wondered why The Philippine flag looks the way it does? Where did it come from? Flag History of the Philippines During the pre-colonial period, sources and […]

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BULACAN MARKS 123RD MALOLOS CONGRESS ANNIVERSARY

Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando recently led the commemoration of the 123rd anniversary of the opening of Malolos Congress, expressing hope that the occasion would serve as an inspiration to Bulakenyos amid the battle against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Fernando cited the importance of the event that paved the way to the establishment of the First […]

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Fashion & Beauty

SAAN GALING ‘YON: MAKEUP

Throughout history, cosmetics have been used for aesthetic and practical reasons. We use it to feel more beautiful and confident. And, also, as protection from the sun, pollution, and other elements that are harmful to the skin if directly exposed. Makeup was first seen in ancient Egypt, when it was used as a symbol of […]

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Food, Health & Fitness

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 […]