News Features

Pangasinense youths urged to express creativity via filmmaking

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan–This city is gearing towards being known not just for the famous Hundred Islands National Park but also as the home of multi-awarded filmmakers as it continues to hone and encourage its youth to filmmaking.With the advent of social media, smartphones, and many other... Read More

DOST to help group mount silk cocoon production hub in Pangasinan

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) is coordinating with an association in Mangatarem, Pangasinan, to help its members establish a silk cocoon production hub in the province.The Lagpan Upland Farming Association Inc. reached out... Read More

Ildefonso foundation recruiting Pangasinan youth to be hoop stars

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Samahang Danny Ildefonso Foundation Inc. (SDIFI) is scouting a new breed of Pangasinense basketball players who will be trained to become future superstars in the court just like its founder.Ildefonso, a homegrown Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend who is... Read More

Former 4Ps recipient in Occidental Mindoro now a civil engineer

MANILA – A resident of Occidental Mindoro joined the successful beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) after passing the 2023 Civil Engineer Licensure Examinations (CELE).Shemiah M. Pineda, 23, of San Jose,... Read More

40K pieces of rice cakes consumed in 1st Kanen Festival

URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan – Amid the summer heat, thousands gathered to witness the first Kanen Festival of this town and partook in some 40,000 pieces of delicious and colorful native rice cakes in boodle fight style.The native rice cake makers in the town prepared slices of latik, bibingka,... Read More

Holy Week message: humility, selfless love

MANILA – With the celebration of Holy Week, various traditions practiced in the country resurfaced, especially now with the easing of most Covid-19 restrictions.However, it seems that many are forgetting the real message of the occasion, the ‘mandatum’ or command left by Jesus... Read More

Reflecting at Padre Pio Mountain of Healing

MANILA – Aside from doing sacrifices and penitence, many faithful seek to have some quiet time to reflect and commune with God through prayers during the Holy Week.However, most of the time, the hustle and bustle in Metro Manila is a distraction in achieving this simple goal at this holy time... Read More

CKD patient loses battle but continues to inspire

MANILA – When life coach Ma. Desiree Cruz-Ballesteros was first diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), she was devastated beyond words.Her children, family, friends, and newfound faith in God, made possible by a fellow patient, gave her the strength to stand up again and live life fully... Read More

Pasig village residents now ‘BIDA’ advocates

MANILA – Aiming to promote peace and order in the community, Barangay San Antonio (BSA) in Pasig City has heeded the call of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for barangay leaders to encourage residents to be advocates of the Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan (BIDA)... Read More

'Faith tourism' in Pangasinan seen to peak anew this Holy Week

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Local officials on Friday said "faith tourism" is once again expected to boom this Holy Week in Pangasinan, home not only of famous white sand beaches and scenic mountain views, but also century-old churches and pilgrimage sites, including one on top of an island... Read More

Building smart cities through 5G technologies, PPPs

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has highlighted the need for smart cities to leverage 5G technologies to improve public services, health, safety and sustainability due to its effect on the public’s mobility.From improving city management through... Read More

Pangasinan town celebrates music, tradition in Orchestra Festival

BASISTA, Pangasinan – Timeless music from the province's finest orchestras will fill the air during the two-day Orchestra Festival in this municipality from March 24 to 25.Bordered by big localities like San Carlos City, Urbiztondo, Bayambang, and Malasiqui towns, this town is known as the... Read More

Alaminos sets P40-M revenue target; Hundred Islands fest returns

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan – After a long hiatus due the pandemic, the Hundred Islands Festival is back with its colorful grand parades, night parties, trade fair and food strips, among other exciting activities.The month-long festival will feature a street dance competition, Light Parade,... Read More

'Life of party' Pangasinan vlogger turns antics into viral videos

CALASIAO, Pangasinan – What started as funny antics with her friends captured on video during birthday parties eventually became the bread and butter for a 24-year-old lady from this town.Apol Claveria, popularly known in social media among Pangasinenses as Ponsyana, which means a woman who is... Read More

Ilocos RDC OKs creation of salt research, dev't centers

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Ilocos Regional Development Council (RDC) 1 approved on Wednesday the proposed establishment of the sea salt (asin) research and development centers in the region as part of measures to revive the salt industry in the country.Engineer Rex Basuel, program leader of... Read More

Beyond putting out fires, BFP steps up to help communities

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – As the nation observes National Fire Prevention Month, the Bureau of Fire and Protection in the Northern Mindanao Region (BFP-10) seeks to burnish its public image as a modern firefighter with "upgraded capabilities and no longer a mere entity that solely extinguishes... Read More

Former PNAers: Where are they now?

MANILA – In connection with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Philippine News Agency this month, I was requested by its newly-appointed executive editor, Demetrio "Jun" B. Pisco, to write an article about the former PNA staff members, specifically on the subject "where are they... Read More

DSWD care facilities: Enabling PWDs towards self-sufficiency

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to live up to its mandate to protect and promote the welfare of all Filipinos, including persons with disabilities (PWDs) by empowering them to become more productive members of society.Among the DSWD facilities that... Read More

Women of calling: Mangyan learners, worthy of dedication

MANILA – Many have excelled to thrive in greater career milestones but for some, genuine empowerment comes in setting aside recognition and promotion to uplift the marginalized sector.This disposition is not only a gesture but also a matter of lifestyle for two teachers who have decided to... Read More

Ternate residents hail PNP for leading mangrove planting

By Prof. Julio O. Castillo Jr.MANILA – Local folks in Ternate cannot help but commend the recent effort by Police Brig. Gen. Romaldo G. Bayting and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group to come up with an activity that is timely and relevant to today’s environmental... Read More