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Transforming toxic past into promising future through coffee farming

Transforming toxic past into promising future through coffee farming

April 19, 2024, 6:08 pm

DAVAO CITY – As you sip a cup of coffee, do you ever stop to think about where it came from? Unknown to many, Lake Leonard, located within the hinterlands of Maco, Davao de Oro, was a tailing pond of mine wastes in the 80's and 90's.John Paul Matuginas, a senior agriculturist of the Department… Read More

Senators, NZ PM Luxon explore closer economic, security ties

Senators, NZ PM Luxon explore closer economic, security ties

April 19, 2024, 6:00 pm

MANILA – Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri met with New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon on Friday to discuss deeper engagements in economy and security. “We are especially interested in engaging New Zealand in deeper economic and agricultural cooperation,” Zubiri said after a… Read More

Buy P39/kg. rice at ‘Super Kadiwa’ stores, Abalos urges NCR residents

Buy P39/kg. rice at ‘Super Kadiwa’ stores, Abalos urges NCR residents

April 19, 2024, 5:41 pm

MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. on Friday urged residents of the National Capital Region (NCR) to visit ‘Super Kadiwa’ centers to be able to buy rice at PHP39/kg. and other affordable high-quality produce. “Malaking katipiran po… Read More

DSWD launches 'Tara, Basa!' tutoring program in Samar

DSWD launches 'Tara, Basa!' tutoring program in Samar

April 19, 2024, 5:40 pm

MANILA – The "Tara, Basa!" (Let's Read!) tutoring program got going in Samar province on Friday, in line with the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) efforts to upscale the reformatted educational assistance program for struggling and non-reading elementary students, and their… Read More

Butuan Airport security officer lauded for returning gold ring

Butuan Airport security officer lauded for returning gold ring

April 19, 2024, 5:39 pm

MANILA – A security screening officer has returned a gold ring left by a passenger at the Butuan Airport early this week, the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) said Friday. OTS officer in charge, Assistant Secretary Jose Briones Jr. commended Gina Edera who found the ring under the… Read More

PH posts $1.2-B balance of payments surplus in March

PH posts $1.2-B balance of payments surplus in March

April 19, 2024, 5:30 pm

MANILA – The Philippines posted a USD1.2-billion balance of payments (BOP) surplus in March this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Friday. Data showed that the BOP surplus last month was slightly lower than the USD1.3 billion surplus recorded in March last year. "The BOP… Read More

Visayas grid also placed under red alert

Visayas grid also placed under red alert

April 19, 2024, 5:29 pm Updated on April 19, 2024, 6:11 pm

MANILA – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) placed the Visayas grid under red alert status on Friday afternoon as more plants went on unplanned outage. From 15 power plants on shutdown early Friday, the NGCP in its updated advisory this afternoon said 18 power plants are now… Read More

CebuPac offers free rebooking for disrupted Dubai flights

CebuPac offers free rebooking for disrupted Dubai flights

April 19, 2024, 5:23 pm

MANILA – Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has provided options following disruptions at the Dubai International Airport as a result of the recent heavy rains and flooding. The options include free rebooking or a travel fund for those who would like to postpone their flights until April 24.… Read More

New Dinagat-Siargao route seen to boost tourism, economy

New Dinagat-Siargao route seen to boost tourism, economy

April 19, 2024, 5:12 pm

BUTUAN CITY – A new sea route from the Dinagat Islands to Siargao Island and vice versa set to open on April 22 is expected to generate more tourism revenues and create more economic opportunities for the two areas.Dinagat Islands Gov. Nilo Demerey Jr. expressed optimism on the upcoming opening… Read More

25 kids in rehab in Region 2 get TESDA certificates

25 kids in rehab in Region 2 get TESDA certificates

April 19, 2024, 5:07 pm

MANILA – Twenty-five children in conflict with the law (CICLs) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) have been given a new lease on life after receiving training certificates from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The CICLs, who are residing at the Department of Social… Read More

DepEd seeks justice for slain Grade 8 learner in Batangas

DepEd seeks justice for slain Grade 8 learner in Batangas

April 19, 2024, 5:03 pm

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday condemned the murder of a 13-year-old Grade 8 learner in Agoncillo town in Batangas province. In a statement, the department demanded swift justice following the incident, where the victim was reportedly shot in the head on her way to school… Read More

BI: Foreign students may be subjected to intel probe

BI: Foreign students may be subjected to intel probe

April 19, 2024, 5:01 pm

MANILA – Foreign nationals in the Philippines holding student visas may be subjected to intelligence investigation by authorities if found involved in illicit acts, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Friday. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said under Executive Order… Read More

La Union to distribute cash aid to El Niño-affected farmers

La Union to distribute cash aid to El Niño-affected farmers

April 19, 2024, 4:54 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The provincial government of La Union is set to distribute cash aid ranging from PHP8,000 to PHP10,000 to farmers and fisherfolk in the province affected by drought. "Our agenda to promote the welfare of our agricultural workers is aligned with the province’s vision to… Read More

Public asked to do part to protect Antique's caves

Public asked to do part to protect Antique's caves

April 19, 2024, 4:50 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique provincial government on Friday told the public visiting the 50 caves in the province to help stop the destruction of rock formations, avoid littering, and gathering of birds' nests to protect and conserve these underground chambers. The call was… Read More

P2.7-M shabu seized in Ormoc buy bust

P2.7-M shabu seized in Ormoc buy bust

April 19, 2024, 4:47 pm

ORMOC CITY, Leyte – Authorities seized 400 grams of suspected shabu amounting to more than PHP2.7 million from a construction worker during a joint buy-bust operation in Ormoc City Thursday night. Authorities identified the suspects as Yoyo, 39, a construction site laborer and resident of the… Read More

PAF, US Air Force conclude 1st edition of Cope Thunder drills

PAF, US Air Force conclude 1st edition of Cope Thunder drills

April 19, 2024, 4:29 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) and the US Air Force (USAF) formally concluded the first iteration of Cope Thunder Philippines 24-1 exercises at Basa Air Base, Floridablanca, Pampanga on Friday. "On the concluding day of Cope Thunder, PAF and USAF maintenance personnel exchanged best… Read More

DA looking into soaring pork prices in markets

DA looking into soaring pork prices in markets

April 19, 2024, 4:27 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday said it is now looking into surging pork prices, with some exceeding PHP400 per kg. "Ito iyong tinututukan natin dahil iyong presyo ng ating farmgate hindi naman ganun kataas, nasa (That's what we are focusing into now because our farmgate… Read More

Labor Day job fairs set in 94 sites nationwide

Labor Day job fairs set in 94 sites nationwide

April 19, 2024, 4:26 pm

MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to hold simultaneous job fairs across the country in celebration of the 122nd Labor Day. In an advisory on Friday, the agency's Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) said these job fairs featuring local and overseas employment… Read More

Letran spikers roll to fourth victory

Letran spikers roll to fourth victory

April 19, 2024, 4:23 pm

MANILA – Letran downed Jose Rizal University, 25-16, 25-19, 25-19, to gain a share of the lead in the NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil EcoOil Arena in San Juan on Friday. Marie Judiel Nitura had 16 attacks as the Lady Knights rolled to their fourth win to join… Read More

Korean Air, Delta mull mounting direct flights via Clark

Korean Air, Delta mull mounting direct flights via Clark

April 19, 2024, 4:19 pm

MANILA – Korean Air (KE) and Delta Air Lines are looking at mounting direct flights to Clark International Airport (CRK). "Everyone's eyes are now on Clark (Airport). We're looking at having direct flights there. Working as one, KE and Delta could bring the passengers to Korea and then to many… Read More