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Getting vax is tribute to 'heroes of pandemic': DOH-7 exec

Getting vax is tribute to 'heroes of pandemic': DOH-7 exec

March 5, 2021, 5:24 pm

CEBU CITY – The chief pathologist of the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas has remembered the “fallen heroes” who died while fighting the coronavirus disease (2019) pandemic last year, as she stepped up as among the first healthcare workers who took the China-made CoronaVac jabs… Read More

Flight attendant's soap refill business takes off

Flight attendant's soap refill business takes off

February 28, 2021, 3:15 pm

MANILA – For Rochelle Sañano-Cabardo, 37, being a flight attendant was not just a job, but a lifestyle. Wearing her instantly recognizable cabin crew uniform not only guaranteed travel opportunities, but also financial stability over the past 12 years. But when Covid-19 pandemic started, she… Read More

Amid pandemic, PNA evolves into ‘healers, hope givers’

Amid pandemic, PNA evolves into ‘healers, hope givers’

February 28, 2021, 10:38 am

MANILA – There’s no stopping state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA) from going beyond the confines of basic news reporting, not even the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Forty-eight years after its birth and amid the Covid-19 crisis, PNA serves not only as a news source but also… Read More

PNA's birth in 1973 came a year after PNS' death

PNA's birth in 1973 came a year after PNS' death

February 27, 2021, 5:58 pm

MANILA – Many of the millennial Filipino journalists may be interested to know that the Philippines used to have its own news agency even before the advent of martial law imposed in September 1972 by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Yes, that privately-owned news outfit was the Philippine… Read More

Docus on PH intangible cultural heritage now on view

Docus on PH intangible cultural heritage now on view

February 26, 2021, 8:07 am

MANILA – The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) under the auspices of UNESCO has recently launched 10 video documentaries on different Philippine intangible cultural heritage (ICH) elements. The documentaries,… Read More

Strengthening family bonds online amid pandemic

Strengthening family bonds online amid pandemic

February 25, 2021, 4:08 pm

MANILA – While physical distancing is being practiced amidst the pandemic, the online space enables people to stay connected. The "new norm" in events, concerts, churches, even the way people shop and pay their bills, is now often done online. For a family in Cavite, it served as an avenue not… Read More

Jumping into the mask-making business to sustain families’ needs

Jumping into the mask-making business to sustain families’ needs

February 23, 2021, 1:17 pm

MANILA – With face masks still required in public places across the country, some entrepreneurs seized the opportunity by creating and selling washable face masks that serve as a stylish barrier against Covid-19. Shining, shimmering, splendid are the best words to describe the face masks made by… Read More

Online biz promotes local, eco-friendly products

Online biz promotes local, eco-friendly products

February 20, 2021, 4:39 pm

MANILA – Creativity is innate among Filipinos, even in transforming scraps into attractive and useful crafts.  That’s why Jennifer Lynne Espenida and two of her friends decided to put up an online business named “Alibot PH” on June 20 last year. Espenida said she and her friends coined… Read More

Faith amid Covid-19: Ash Wednesday observance takes twist

Faith amid Covid-19: Ash Wednesday observance takes twist

February 17, 2021, 3:25 pm

MANILA – Considered as one of the most important holy days in the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar, Ash Wednesday serves as a reminder for the Catholic faithful that life came from dust and to dust, it will return. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year's observance took a turn as… Read More

A different but still meaningful Heart's Day

A different but still meaningful Heart's Day

February 14, 2021, 6:39 pm

MANILA – With the pandemic affecting the way people celebrate events and holidays, everyone has more or less expected a different Valentine's Day this 2021 –– remote or with less to zero social interaction due to social distancing protocols. But for some couples, it didn't mean a diminished… Read More

Surprising loved ones in the new normal

Surprising loved ones in the new normal

February 14, 2021, 1:53 pm

MANILA – The doorbell rings and you’re greeted by a delivery person who tells you that “someone” ordered food for you. But instead of handing you the delivery, she tells you that you need to pick it up from the car’s trunk. You’re suspicious, but agree to do so. She leads you to her… Read More

Child with rare disease fights for his life

Child with rare disease fights for his life

February 13, 2021, 3:19 pm

MANILA – At first glance, one-year-old Dimitri Stefan Harper Manalaysay looks like any other toddler who lives a normal life. But Dimitri is different.  The bright-eyed boy who makes everyone happy with his infectious smile was born with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, a rare condition that affects… Read More

Manila park turns into 'garden of love' for V-Day

Manila park turns into 'garden of love' for V-Day

February 13, 2021, 2:40 pm

MANILA – Safe physical distancing has been one of the most used phrases since the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic started. However, not even the pandemic can dampen the way Filipinos celebrate and find love as Valentine's Day is just around the corner. As soon as the Mehan Garden in… Read More

Is mobile gaming good or bad?

Is mobile gaming good or bad?

February 12, 2021, 7:25 pm

MANILA – We hear some parents complain that their kids are always glued to their mobile phones, "addicted" to gaming. Does that mean mobile gaming is bad? Does it bring any good? For mom of two, Glenda Flaviano, mobile gaming is actually one of her platforms to bond with her kids. "Yhana (8)… Read More

Chinese New Year traditions alive despite restrictions

Chinese New Year traditions alive despite restrictions

February 12, 2021, 6:32 pm

MANILA – Chinese New Year, one of the most vibrant events in the country no matter your nationality, took a different twist this year as the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic remains. Chinese and Filipinos alike opted for toned-down celebrations in compliance with the… Read More

Sewing scrunchies raises money for pandemic-hit family

Sewing scrunchies raises money for pandemic-hit family

February 7, 2021, 3:43 pm

MANILA – In a tropical country like the Philippines, it’s common to see people, mostly girls and women, keeping their hair up in ponytails. Malls, markets, and even sidewalk vendors have an abundance of hair ties in all styles and designs. There are plain ones, and there are colorful ones.… Read More

Covid-19 heroes: Couple front-liners beat virus, return to work

Covid-19 heroes: Couple front-liners beat virus, return to work

February 6, 2021, 5:26 pm

MANILA – Amid the Philippines’ battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), front-liners are not spared from the unimaginable risk of catching the highly-infectious disease. The dreaded virus has already claimed the lives of many front-liners in the country, but it does not cow… Read More

CDO creatives to hold design conference for Arts Month

CDO creatives to hold design conference for Arts Month

February 5, 2021, 7:15 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--The third installment of the Oro Design Conference (ODC) will go virtual this year.Taking place entirely online, the upcoming event finds its new platform on a Zoom-web conference and will stream live on Facebook and YouTube on Saturday, February 20.Launched in 2019 here, the… Read More

Sobejana recalls battle with ASG that earned him Medal of Valor

Sobejana recalls battle with ASG that earned him Medal of Valor

February 4, 2021, 12:22 pm

MANILA – Outnumbered, but not outfought. This was the life-and-death situation then Philippine Army commander and now Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana faced when he led a 16-man Scout Ranger team, including two members of the Citizen Armed Force… Read More

Tourism complex adds attraction to MisOr's Flight 387 shrine

Tourism complex adds attraction to MisOr's Flight 387 shrine

February 3, 2021, 8:46 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – What was remembered as a place of death and tragedy on a mountainous area in Misamis Oriental is now becoming a thriving tourist destination after the provincial government converted a parcel of land near the Cebu Pacific Flight 5J387 crash site into a tourism complex and… Read More