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Giant seawall project brings sense of safety to Tacloban villagers

Giant seawall project brings sense of safety to Tacloban villagers

April 12, 2024, 6:29 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – For passersby, the giant seawall here is a perfect place for walking and feeling the sea breeze, but for residents living just a stone's throw away from the structure, its presence brings them peace of mind. After eight years of construction, the big-ticket project has begun to… Read More

Opportunities come in waves for 'lambaklad' fisherfolk in Ilocos town

Opportunities come in waves for 'lambaklad' fisherfolk in Ilocos town

April 9, 2024, 7:40 pm

LAOAG CITY – Small-scale fisherfolk from Barangay Dilavo in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte have stopped braving the open seas to be able to feed their families. Thanks to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), they are reaping the benefits of the “lambaklad” project. Coined from the… Read More

Gov't workers say love of country means honest, dedicated service

Gov't workers say love of country means honest, dedicated service

April 9, 2024, 4:14 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Love of country is not just about brandishing rifles, battling terrorists or going after criminals. Love of country can also be expressed through the proper performance of duty, especially those in the government service. Cherrylyn Sabling, who heads the Philippine Veterans Affairs… Read More

Meet Camarines Sur's young math wizard

Meet Camarines Sur's young math wizard

April 4, 2024, 3:00 pm

DARAGA, Albay – With his screen freezing several times due to an unstable internet connection and the clock ticking relentlessly, 10-year-old Kiefer Maverick Pasion mustered every ounce of willpower to overcome what was seemingly an insurmountable obstacle in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao… Read More

Albay entrepreneur spills beans on how to brew success

Albay entrepreneur spills beans on how to brew success

April 1, 2024, 5:33 pm

DARAGA, Albay – Dubbed the "second largest consumer of coffee in Asia," the Philippines, without a doubt, is a country of coffee aficionados. Whether it is an instant pick-me-up in the morning, a quick afternoon brew to break the monotony, or an after-dinner reward for a day's work, Filipinos… Read More

Digital, green projects to improve life quality, lure investments

Digital, green projects to improve life quality, lure investments

March 28, 2024, 4:22 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan – South Korea’s capital Seoul is determined to push for digital and green projects to improve the people’s quality of life, attract investments and foster further collaboration with the international community in turning these visions into reality. Speaking to international… Read More

The lesson of Sta. Maria Goretti to Filipinos

The lesson of Sta. Maria Goretti to Filipinos

March 26, 2024, 10:01 am

MANILA – In a quiet part of Manila's Paco district, along United Nations Avenue, stands the Sta. Maria Goretti Parish, a young parish, having been established about 42 years ago. However, thousands of Catholics have flocked to its grounds throughout the years, especially to pray and express… Read More

Bicol's culinary delights for the Holy Week

Bicol's culinary delights for the Holy Week

March 25, 2024, 3:11 pm

DARAGA, Albay – No trip to Bicol will ever be complete without basking in its flavorful culinary delights. So, if you are planning on a gastronomic adventure this Holy Week, try these delicacies that are guaranteed to excite your tastebuds, minus the guilt. Albay's native snacks Stop by this… Read More

Taiwan’s smart, net-zero efforts: Making progress one step at a time

Taiwan’s smart, net-zero efforts: Making progress one step at a time

March 25, 2024, 11:33 am

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Chinese philosopher and Taoism founder Lao Tzu once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This proverb proves to be a guiding light for Taiwan in its journey of pursuing innovations and sustainable development through achieving net zero emissions.… Read More

Reviving Ilocos cultural traditions through weaving

Reviving Ilocos cultural traditions through weaving

March 21, 2024, 8:50 pm

LAOAG CITY – A vintage photo of a woman manually spinning thread in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, documented by an American writer in 1920, has sparked interest among residents to revive a cultural gem that once flourished in this landlocked municipality. Vintar, located some 330 miles north of Manila,… Read More

Strawberries remain top La Trinidad tourist magnet

Strawberries remain top La Trinidad tourist magnet

March 19, 2024, 9:28 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The strawberries produced in this capital town serve as top reasons why tourists visit.  While there are several agri-tourism attractions in the capital town, the strawberry farm in Barangay Betag is a magnet, bringing in thousands. "We have declared that the OTOP (one… Read More

Unlimited free watermelons, but leave the seeds

Unlimited free watermelons, but leave the seeds

March 15, 2024, 9:16 pm

BANGUED, Abra – With the dry months approaching, made worse by El Niño, residents here find ways to quench their thirst while having fun. A visit to Barangay Sappaac here can do the trick while helping farmers. “It was fun, different and a worth-it experience, having to watch the young… Read More

Woman on wheels: Unfazed Pinay steers hobby into a career

Woman on wheels: Unfazed Pinay steers hobby into a career

March 14, 2024, 1:27 pm

MANILA – Breaking gender barriers across income opportunities has been one of the challenges faced by many Filipino women, not to mention the struggle of thriving in male-dominated jobs. Such include the emerging demand for the food and delivery services field which has spiked significantly… Read More

'Mujeres Del Artes' spotlights Filipino women artists

'Mujeres Del Artes' spotlights Filipino women artists

March 8, 2024, 8:22 pm Updated on March 8, 2024, 10:31 pm

MANILA – A month-long art exhibit was launched on Friday, International Women's Day (IWD), to showcase the talent and resilience of Filipino women artists. Artipolo, a group of artists from Antipolo City, Rizal, launched the exhibition "Mujeres Del Artes 6," at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club in… Read More

How PH's 1st village scouting unit transformed an entire community

How PH's 1st village scouting unit transformed an entire community

March 6, 2024, 4:30 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – In 2006, at the age of six, Jubille Marlourd Lucena was introduced to the world of KAB (Kabataang Alay sa Bayan) Scouting. Clad in his white t-shirt, khaki shorts, matching yellow cap, and neckerchief, with the wooden carabao proudly hanging around his neck, the boy made a solemn… Read More

Filipino health workers vital care providers in UK – envoy

Filipino health workers vital care providers in UK – envoy

March 5, 2024, 11:13 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Filipino medical professionals, especially nurses, are known for being compassionate and caring, thus considered important parts of United Kingdom’s health service. Iain Cox, political counsellor of the British Embassy in Manila, said British people have, one way or another,… Read More

Elderly stroke victim wins brand new car in Cagsawa Festival raffle

Elderly stroke victim wins brand new car in Cagsawa Festival raffle

February 29, 2024, 5:15 pm

DARAGA, Albay – With 15,700 tickets in the mix, the odds of winning the grand prize, a brand new car in the Cagsawa Festival raffle, were slim for William Mendioro, 61. But this did not deter this soft-spoken senior citizen, who suffered a mild stroke two years ago, from trying his luck.… Read More

Persons with autism test photography skills documenting Panagbenga

Persons with autism test photography skills documenting Panagbenga

February 26, 2024, 6:21 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Eight Persons with Autism (PWA) put to test their years of photography training during the Baguio Flower Festival (Panagbenga) during the weekend.The eight PWA were accredited by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. (BFFFI) and granted access to vantage locations during the… Read More

Cagsawa Festival dishes out gastronomic delights 

Cagsawa Festival dishes out gastronomic delights 

February 25, 2024, 12:07 pm

DARAGA, Albay – Coconut milk and chili are at the heart of Bicolano cuisine, but if there is one place in the region that surely knows how to tickle taste buds using these key ingredients, it is Daraga town in Albay.  As part of this year's Cagsawa Festival, five cooks from all over the region… Read More

Julio Neo Mendoza: Albay's theater icon

Julio Neo Mendoza: Albay's theater icon

February 24, 2024, 4:39 pm

DARAGA, Albay – Julio Neo Mendoza, 65, has always put his body where his ideals are. The streets became his stage, making theater, dubbed the "art of the elite," accessible to the masses, during the 70s. In the wake of a destructive typhoon that turned some villages in Albay province into… Read More