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Roque finds peace underwater, completes over 1K dives

Roque finds peace underwater, completes over 1K dives

October 24, 2021, 4:10 pm

MANILA – Thanks to being the mouthpiece of President Rodrigo Duterte, many people feel like they've known Harry Roque forever. Nevertheless, there’s a lot that the public don’t know about him—such as his passion for scuba diving. In his latest YouTube vlog entry on Saturday, Roque revealed… Read More

Some parents hesitant in sending kids back to school

Some parents hesitant in sending kids back to school

October 22, 2021, 7:27 pm

MANILA – Even with cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections on the decline, some parents remain half-hearted in sending their children back to school for face-to-face classes. Not until the virus is eradicated or the entire population has been vaccinated, some parents said,… Read More

‘Nanay’ champions volunteerism for Cebu anti-poverty project

‘Nanay’ champions volunteerism for Cebu anti-poverty project

October 15, 2021, 8:26 pm

CEBU CITY – Poverty alleviation program beneficiaries in a small community in San Remigio, a third-class municipality in northern Cebu province, draw their inspiration from a septuagenarian who is a former school teacher who now spends her life as a volunteer. With the many challenges in… Read More

QC population growth from 39K in 1939 to near 3M in 2020 traced

QC population growth from 39K in 1939 to near 3M in 2020 traced

October 11, 2021, 1:25 pm

MANILA – Did you know that when the Philippine Commonwealth Government created Quezon City in 1939, it had a much smaller area than at present and a population of only 39,103 people? That small number of inhabitants came from the then sparsely-populated barrios which were taken from the Rizal… Read More

QC hospital employs ‘fusion’ system for more accurate assessment

QC hospital employs ‘fusion’ system for more accurate assessment

October 8, 2021, 5:06 pm

MANILA – Quezon City residents needing medical consultations will now be better assessed and evaluated safely inside a hospital through the out-patient department (OPD) Fusion. Dr. Richard Cabotage, chief of the Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital along Batasan Road, said in an interview… Read More

Nova coop joins Duterte admin’s PUV modernization program

Nova coop joins Duterte admin’s PUV modernization program

October 4, 2021, 3:50 pm

MANILA – As the Novaliches Development Cooperative Inc. (Novadeci) marked its 45th anniversary last September, it added another milestone in its business operations by joining the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. It has… Read More

Before PNA, there was Philippine News Service

Before PNA, there was Philippine News Service

October 1, 2021, 2:18 pm

MANILA – The private news outfit Philippine News Service (PNS) was the country's first news agency, organized on Oct. 1, 1950, but it had to cease operations after martial law was declared. "The Handbook of Journalism" by former Manila Times executive editor Jose Luna Castro said PNS was… Read More

TESDA to reskill AirAsia employees; public may learn aviation

TESDA to reskill AirAsia employees; public may learn aviation

September 30, 2021, 2:43 pm

MANILA – With travel restrictions implemented in many areas locally and abroad, airline crew are among the most affected. Employees of AirAsia Philippines, however, will have a chance to upskill themselves through the help of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).… Read More

Lockdown inspires kids to develop idea for AR-enabled app

Lockdown inspires kids to develop idea for AR-enabled app

September 24, 2021, 7:36 pm

MANILA – Five kids aged 12 years to 13 years have developed an idea for an application (app) that they hope would encourage others to be physically active while staying at home during the pandemic and have a feel that they do activities with their peers. They called the app Kids Routine App… Read More

Finding opportunities, persevering amid pandemic

Finding opportunities, persevering amid pandemic

September 20, 2021, 7:36 pm

MANILA – Many businesses, big or small, have been striving to get through as the world deals with the pandemic. When the going gets tough, how can they keep going? Actor turned entrepreneur Marvin Agustin shared how he found opportunities amid the struggles. "Nothing is too small to start," he… Read More

Sept. memories: First national polls under the 1935 Constitution

Sept. memories: First national polls under the 1935 Constitution

September 17, 2021, 1:38 pm

MANILA – On September 16, 1935, or exactly 86 years ago, the Filipino voters went to the polls to elect the first set of officials of the Philippine Commonwealth government as provided for in the 1935 Constitution signed by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 23, 1935. That… Read More

Why 'cedula' seems to be still in PH after 125 years

Why 'cedula' seems to be still in PH after 125 years

September 5, 2021, 5:16 pm

MANILA – While most of the present generation of Filipinos may be aware that the "cedula" or residence certificate was among the causes of the 1896 revolution against Spanish rule in the Philippines, some people could be wondering why such a certificate remains in use in the country today. There… Read More

DOST allots over P4.7-M for smart poultry growing

DOST allots over P4.7-M for smart poultry growing

September 3, 2021, 7:19 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology has allocated over PHP4.7 million to support a project that would use the internet of things (IoT) in monitoring poultry environment, an official said Friday. "It is essential to monitor environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity,… Read More

Remembering Tandang Sora's heroism during 1896 Revolution

Remembering Tandang Sora's heroism during 1896 Revolution

August 29, 2021, 11:17 am

MANILA – On this day and month in 1896, the 84-year-old revolutionary heroine "Tandang Sora," or Melchora Aquino in real life, was jailed by the Spanish government at the old Bilibid prisons in Manila for refusing to disclose the hiding place or places of "Katipunero" leader Andres Bonifacio and… Read More

Relocation of 'First Cry' monument from Balintawak to UP recalled

Relocation of 'First Cry' monument from Balintawak to UP recalled

August 23, 2021, 11:01 am

MANILA – As the nation marks on Monday the 125th anniversary of the "Cry of Pugad Lawin," formerly called the "Cry of Balintawak”, it is also worth recalling how the “First Cry” monument was relocated from its original site in Balintawak to the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in… Read More

Dreams come true for 4Ps children beneficiaries

Dreams come true for 4Ps children beneficiaries

August 22, 2021, 6:49 pm

CEBU CITY – Thanks to the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), coupled with sheer determination to be in school, five young beneficiaries of the conditional cash grant program are on their way to realizing their dreams. Key Princes Santiago, John Nick Calambro, Leendon… Read More

Filipina recalls plight in Kabul

Filipina recalls plight in Kabul

August 20, 2021, 2:16 pm

MANILA – When news got out that Taliban fighters had entered capital Kabul, the last government stronghold in Afghanistan, it dawned on Filipina worker Grace Gallora that she had to leave the country. It was August 14 when their office received an intelligence report that the Taliban had seized… Read More

Young Maguindanao farmer empowers youth via agriculture

Young Maguindanao farmer empowers youth via agriculture

August 19, 2021, 9:00 pm

MANILA – There is more to it than meets the eye. This is how 27-year-old farmer, June Rey Peñafiel from Maguindanao province, sees the future of farming in the Philippines while using the SL Agritech’s hybrid rice varieties as a better way to increase harvest and earn more. At a young age,… Read More

Magnitude 8 tremor, tsunami in Mindanao 45 years ago recalled

Magnitude 8 tremor, tsunami in Mindanao 45 years ago recalled

August 17, 2021, 8:32 pm

MANILA – The powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti and killed over 1,400 people on Sunday immediately sent vivid recollection of the devastating magnitude 8 tremor, followed by an equally destructive tsunami that hit Mindanao on Aug. 17, 1976, killing some 8,000 people and over… Read More

Breastfeeding a challenge for Covid-infected mothers

Breastfeeding a challenge for Covid-infected mothers

August 16, 2021, 8:08 pm

MANILA – The Quezon City government called on lactating mothers to donate breast milk as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic takes its toll on families. On Sunday, the city government said it donated three liters of pasteurized breast milk through the QC Human Milk Bank (QCHMB) to… Read More