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‘Mixed emotions' as 1st F2F graduation rites resume

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – More than a hundred excited pupils of the Pagatpat Elementary School here have gathered together with their parents at the school gymnasium Wednesday for the first face-to-face (F2F) graduation in two years.By 8 a.m., the graduation ceremonies started.It took less than an... Read More

‘Totoong tao’, supporters share why Duterte remains popular

MANILA – It may have been six years since a man described as a tough-talking mayor took his oath as the country's 16th president, but supporters of outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte are still in awe by his personality and his administration’s accomplishments.Duterte has maintained... Read More

DOST to help IP group put up metalwork biz

MANILA -- About 1,200 members of the Tinongdan Indigenous People's Organization (TINPO) in Itogon, Benguet, will soon have an additional source of income in the form of a metalwork business such as fabricating windows, doors, tables, and farming tools, among others.Helping them put up the business... Read More

Gratitude, well-wishes overflow in fitting send-off for PRRD

MANILA – Gratitude and love for President Rodrigo Duterte overflowed at the thanksgiving event “Salamat (Thank you), PRRD” at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Sunday.Joan Manodom 31, traveled from Zamboanga del Norte to personally thank Duterte for the government’s... Read More

Duterte Legacy: No one left behind in quality education via ALS

MANILA – The limiting effect of unplanned circumstances on access to quality education has undoubtedly affected literacy in the Philippines, as the administration of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte pushed to widen the reach of the Alternative Learning System (ALS).For the past six years,... Read More

Oddities of Rizal, Bonifacio monuments in Novaliches

MANILA – Where in the Philippines can you find monuments of the national hero Dr. Jose Rizal and Katipunan founder Andres Bonifacio located just a few meters apart and appearing to be walking away from each other, perhaps because of differences in opinion and principle?If you want to see this,... Read More

Batasang Pambansa Bldg. and incoming President BBM's late father

MANILA – On June 30, 2022, incoming President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., or BBM (Bongbong Marcos) for short, will take his oath as the 17th president of the Philippines.Twenty-five days later, on July 25, he will deliver his maiden State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) at the joint opening of the... Read More

Urban farming 101: Mom shares tips for garden-to-table foods

MANILA – Sustaining daily meals might have just gone costlier for some families with crude price hikes consequently affecting the prices of goods in the market and warnings of a global food crisis rife.But for Jeddalyn Gaces, 40, a public school teacher and a mom in Cavite, the “global... Read More

Manila Bay then and now: Two worlds apart

MANILA – It used to be the best location in the country to experience and capture amazing sunset views but over time, the Manila Bay in Roxas Boulevard became an eyesore.The Duterte administration thus pushed for the Manila Bay rehabilitation program in consonance with the writ of Mandamus... Read More

Former 'kaingineros' rejuvenate cacao trees as new market emerges

DUMAGUETE CITY – Hopes are running high for former “kaingineros” or slash-and-burn farmers in Valencia, Negros Oriental, who have shifted to planting cacao trees and are now rejuvenating them as they are reassured of a new market that has emerged.Organized into the Puhagan Farmers... Read More

Manila Bay’s dolomite beach ‘impresses’ Independence Day visitors

MANILA – After three and a half years, the familiar stretch of the Manila Bay, which used to be infamous for its foul smell and garbage-filled shore, is now gradually finding its way back to its former glory.Through the joint effort of various government agencies, the Manila Bay dolomite beach... Read More

Gov’t must intensify steering ‘safe spaces’ awareness: expert

MANILA – Unwelcomed words and actions showing malice toward women, whether familiar or strange, remain a challenge in the country despite the existence of laws meant to protect women.In this reality, the administration, through the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), has been doubling... Read More

Single mom takes leap of faith with ‘Balik Probinsya’ program

MANILA – Angelie Montibano was in her early 20s and out of college when she left Negros Oriental province with dreams of a successful life in the Big City.She luckily found employment at once as a timekeeper in a construction company.Later on, she got pregnant and raised her daughter,... Read More

Young NorMin farmers keen on Taiwan agri techniques

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Young farmers chosen for an overseas internship are optimistic they can put to good use the farming techniques after they train in Taiwan in September this year.Randy Donque, a native of Malaybalay City in Bukidnon, said he wants to help the agriculture sector in his... Read More

MMC: Novaliches’ pioneer tertiary school marks 75th anniversary

MANILA – The Metro Manila College (MMC), the pioneer tertiary educational institution in Novaliches, Quezon City and Caloocan City, is highlighting the celebration of its 75th anniversary this year with the presentation of awards to its alumni "with outstanding achievements and services to... Read More

PRRD to join presidential retirees on June 30

MANILA–When President Rodrigo R. Duterte turns over the reins of government to president-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on June 30, he will cease to be the No. 1 citizen of the Philippines but will become a member of the distinguished association of government retirees.This is the... Read More

Duterte Legacy: Braving disasters thru climate change resilience

MANILA– Extreme weather conditions hitting countries in the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world are not solely headline-worthy scenarios with oftentimes horrifying death tolls, these also highlight the need for a quick global response that is best mastered in a whole-of-government... Read More

Young breadwinner holds on to BP2 promises

MANILA – Armed with a full belief that the government will fulfill its promises, a family of three took the risk of going back to their home province despite uncertainties about what the future holds for them.At 23, Leah May Taganile has taken on the full responsibility of looking after the... Read More

Ex-drug dependents in CDO find new lease on life in dragon boat

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Being the first implementer of the Community Based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) in this city, Barangay Carmen has discovered innovative interventions to support former drug dependents.Sunny Rae Cahayag, a barangay council member who oversees the CBRP, said the village's... Read More

BP2 beneficiaries dream of better lives for their kids

MANILA – As they leave their struggles in Metro Manila behind, “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2)” Program beneficiaries are looking forward to making the most out of the incentives they receive from the government.In several Facebook posts, the beneficiaries’ hopes are... Read More