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Cops risk lives to save flood-trapped residents in Bulacan

Cops risk lives to save flood-trapped residents in Bulacan

November 16, 2020, 6:14 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Photographs and videos of heroic flood rescue operations by policemen in Bulacan were posted on social media during the height and in the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses last week. One of the most touching scenes that caught the attention of many was the rescue of… Read More

Culture of goodwill saves lives in Catanduanes

Culture of goodwill saves lives in Catanduanes

November 15, 2020, 1:02 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua is elated by the culture of generosity and service prevailing in his island province which have literally saved the lives of Catandunganons in times of super typhoons and other deadly disasters. “For a very long time now, our culture of voluntarily… Read More

Coop finds market in DA’s Kadiwa program

Coop finds market in DA’s Kadiwa program

November 14, 2020, 6:59 pm

BUTUAN CITY – A cooperative owned by 404 farmers here has recognized the role of the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” (Kadiwa) program by the Department of Agriculture in Caraga Region (DA-13). “The Kadiwa program is a sure market for us, especially during this time of the pandemic,” Judith… Read More

Maximizing carport use for vegetable, fruit biz

Maximizing carport use for vegetable, fruit biz

November 14, 2020, 6:38 pm

COTABATO CITY – Fresh fruits and vegetables sold directly at the family carport? Yes, there is one here. A small carport selling vegetables, fruits, and other farm products at a subdivision here has been enticing both motorists and neighbors, especially that the goods are cheap and… Read More

Plenary indulgence for souls extended amid pandemic

Plenary indulgence for souls extended amid pandemic

November 12, 2020, 1:28 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Margarita Felicisimo is a devout Catholic who has religiously visited the tombs and graves of her departed loved ones every year in early November, bringing flowers, lighting candles, and offering prayers. Her yearly routine would take her not only to the cemeteries in her… Read More

Renewed faith: Tale of a Covid-19 survivor

Renewed faith: Tale of a Covid-19 survivor

November 10, 2020, 11:05 pm

DAVAO CITY – If there's one thing positive about surviving the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) other than being alive, it is the renewed faith in God and in our fellowmen.This, according to Dean Ortiz, the spokesperson of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Region 11 (DPWH-11) who,… Read More

Positive outlook in life keeps Batangas grandma alive

Positive outlook in life keeps Batangas grandma alive

November 10, 2020, 7:56 pm

MANILA – An 80-year-old senior from Batangas said neither a typhoon nor a pandemic can put her down. Paulina Serrano or ‘Inay Nena’ said she already survived several disasters –– volcano eruptions, typhoons, name it. However, her positive attitude in life continues to power her through… Read More

Changing the world one vision at a time

Changing the world one vision at a time

November 8, 2020, 12:13 pm

MANILA – Changemakers are often dubbed as modern-day heroes, transforming society for the better through startups and innovative solutions. Many of us wished to be one. But to be a changemaker without initial cash, is it possible? For Scott Stiles, founder of the Fair Employment Foundation, it… Read More

Caring for your mental health amid pandemic

Caring for your mental health amid pandemic

November 4, 2020, 9:07 pm

MANILA – The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic has upended the lives of everyone in ways unimaginable. It has affected not only the working class hit hard by pandemic shutdowns but also the youth. Jennie (not her real name), 20, never imagined herself being depressed and seeking… Read More

The horrors among us: A mass grave in Intramuros?

The horrors among us: A mass grave in Intramuros?

November 3, 2020, 3:43 pm

MANILA – It is common among travelers to understand a place by learning its history and exploring its oldest infrastructure which is why the Intramuros is a must to visit destination when in Manila. Having been built by the Spaniards in 1521 to serve as their military and political base in Asia,… Read More

Like US, PH used to hold its elections in November

Like US, PH used to hold its elections in November

November 3, 2020, 2:48 pm

MANILA – As the American voters elect their 46th president on Tuesday, Nov. 3, many of the millennial Philippine population may be interested to know that Filipinos, like the Americans, also used to go to the polls every two years in November under the 1935 Constitution, instead of today's… Read More

Indigent widow provides for family amid pandemic

Indigent widow provides for family amid pandemic

November 2, 2020, 8:40 pm

MANILA – Her day starts before sunrise. Armed with a broomstick, dustpan and face mask, Connie Ceroma-Mawa, 42, sweeps three streets in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City even when it is raining. She completes her task as a volunteer street sweeper by around 8 a.m. when the heat of the sun is… Read More

‘God sent me angels in many forms’, Pinay after kidney transplant

‘God sent me angels in many forms’, Pinay after kidney transplant

November 2, 2020, 6:03 pm

ABU DHABI – A Filipino woman, who is recuperating after a successful kidney transplant in the capital, said timely diagnosis by unplanned medical tests saved her life. "God sent me angels in many forms since I was diagnosed with kidney failure three years ago until the smooth kidney transplant… Read More

Former rebels rebuild lives amid pandemic, security threats

Former rebels rebuild lives amid pandemic, security threats

November 1, 2020, 8:21 pm

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte – When some former combatants of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) decided to renounce the ideology they once championed, they learned that the new path they chose to follow is still full of challenges and risks. But as they continued to follow their newfound… Read More

Remembering departed loved ones during typhoon, pandemic

Remembering departed loved ones during typhoon, pandemic

November 1, 2020, 5:47 pm

MANILA – Cemeteries and columbaria are closed on All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls' Day (Nov. 2), but Filipino families have found ways to honor their departed loved ones during a super typhoon in the middle of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Mayee Navarra, a customer… Read More

US polls: What's at stake for PH?

US polls: What's at stake for PH?

October 30, 2020, 8:41 am

MANILA – The presidential race in the United States between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joseph Biden is moving into its final stretch. With the polls less than a week away, political pundits weigh in on its possible outcome and what is at stake for the Philippines. The… Read More

Albay family's grave 'branding' tradition alive amid pandemic

Albay family's grave 'branding' tradition alive amid pandemic

October 30, 2020, 7:32 am

LEGAZPI CITY – The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has failed to stop an almost a decade-old family tradition in Oas, Albay during All Souls' Day, dubbed as grave "branding". Angel Roa Relleve, a nurse assigned in Metro Manila, said in an interview on Thursday that they continued their… Read More

Tips to make your social networking sites stand out

Tips to make your social networking sites stand out

October 26, 2020, 8:53 am

MANILA – When flat lays are so passé, what else can you do to enhance the aesthetics of your social media accounts? Now that many people have more time to take videos and upload these on social networking sites, how can you make yours stand out? Fashion bloggers Laureen Uy and David Guison… Read More

Love is not tourism: Binational couples long to reunite

Love is not tourism: Binational couples long to reunite

October 25, 2020, 1:35 pm

MANILA – Long-distance binational couples have been lobbying using the hashtag #LoveIsNotTourism on social media for governments to allow them to reunite after months of being separated due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The Philippines recently lifted the ban on… Read More

Youth volunteers buy meds for Surigao town's seniors

Youth volunteers buy meds for Surigao town's seniors

October 23, 2020, 8:30 pm

BUTUAN CITY – Because senior citizens are prohibited from going out of their homes due to the prevailing quarantine measures, a group of youth officials in the Surigao del Norte town of Bacuag has taken errands for the elderly in the area like buying medicines for them.“Since April this year,… Read More