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How a front-liner battling Covid-19 raises positivity via Tiktok

How a front-liner battling Covid-19 raises positivity via Tiktok

April 7, 2020, 2:59 pm

MANILA— Nico Centillas Torreon, a 28-year-old nurse assistant at St. Luke's Hospital in Taguig City, has been fighting the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) since March 27. One of his recent TikTok videos with the caption, "Virus ka lang, tiktoker 'to, umalis ka na sa katawan ko (You're only a… Read More

Reporting in times of Covid-19 pandemic

Reporting in times of Covid-19 pandemic

April 5, 2020, 12:30 pm

MANILA – With coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as the common invisible enemy, covering news as the pandemic unfolds in the Philippines has been more difficult for journalists, the front-liners tasked to deliver timely information to the public. "Nakaka-paranoid sa labas. Mahirap iligtas ang… Read More

Pangasinan youth sells ‘palaspas’ online amid quarantine

Pangasinan youth sells ‘palaspas’ online amid quarantine

April 4, 2020, 6:06 pm

MANILA – Filipino Catholics would have been busy preparing for this year's Palm Sunday—the final Sunday of Lent and the beginning of the Holy Week, amid the enhanced community quarantine. Usually, commemorating the triumphant arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem includes people decorating… Read More

Peace reigns in Bangsamoro Region

Peace reigns in Bangsamoro Region

March 29, 2020, 4:23 pm

COTABATO CITY – After a long struggle for freedom in the Philippines' Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, Muslims, Christians and other minorities show the world how people can live in peace despite past unpleasant experiences, said the representative of Turkish non-governmental organization. The… Read More

Lights out on March 28’s Earth Hour

Lights out on March 28’s Earth Hour

March 27, 2020, 6:03 pm

MANILA – Filipinos are encouraged to participate in this year’s Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday by turning off their non-essential lights for at least an hour, a symbolic commitment of taking care of the planet. Earth Hour, an annual international movement of the World Wide… Read More

Primer on coronavirus testing

Primer on coronavirus testing

March 26, 2020, 6:12 pm

MANILA – It cannot be overemphasized enough that widespread coronavirus testing is crucial to contain the spread of the pandemic. In fact, World Health Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged all countries to “test, test, test” for coronavirus. The Philippines, however, still… Read More

Student stranded in Clark plays violin for Covid-19 patients

Student stranded in Clark plays violin for Covid-19 patients

March 26, 2020, 5:46 pm

MANILA — A college student stranded in Clark due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak offered prayers for those afflicted by the virus and played songs with his violin. “It was dedicated to everyone, especially at this time when people need the Lord… Read More

True heroes: Tributes pour in as another doctor dies from Covid

True heroes: Tributes pour in as another doctor dies from Covid

March 26, 2020, 4:08 pm

MANILA — As the whole world continues to battle the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), more health workers die after contracting the dreaded virus. But despite these trying times, more heroes emerge — those who stand on the frontline despite the health risks, even if it means sacrificing their… Read More

How a brave Covid-19 frontliner left a legacy of selfless service

How a brave Covid-19 frontliner left a legacy of selfless service

March 24, 2020, 2:01 pm

MANILA – As the country intensifies its battle against the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), frontliners are sacrificing their time, efforts and lives amid the risks and exposure from the ones infected with the virus. One of them is Dr. Romeo Greg Macasaet, an anesthesiologist from… Read More

Cabbies 'upset but understand' need to enforce quarantine

Cabbies 'upset but understand' need to enforce quarantine

March 18, 2020, 7:47 pm

MANILA -- The government on Monday ordered the suspension of mass transportation in Luzon for as long as necessary, as the country tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Noontime Tuesday, however, saw a long line of cabs along E. Delos Santos Avenue. Police… Read More

CHED pushes for annual SUC innovation expo

CHED pushes for annual SUC innovation expo

March 10, 2020, 5:57 pm

MANILA – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) plans to stage a yearly exhibit that will put on display various and useful inventions produced by Philippine state universities and colleges (SUCs). In a media interview on Monday, CHED chairperson Prospero de Vera III said they are partnering… Read More

 QC art exhibit showcases women empowerment, expression

QC art exhibit showcases women empowerment, expression

March 8, 2020, 5:08 pm

MANILA – Women empowerment isn’t just about offering equal rights to women, but also about ensuring that they are an essential asset in the society’s workforce. With this, a group of Filipino artists bonded together to celebrate the beauty and mystery of women through an art exhibit themed… Read More

Samar to boost delicacies via ‘Secret Kitchen’ drive

Samar to boost delicacies via ‘Secret Kitchen’ drive

March 7, 2020, 3:00 pm

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar – The Samar provincial government will soon launch another tourism campaign featuring local cuisine in the province as part of its "Spark Samar" branding.  Dubbed the “Secret Kitchen of Samar”, the provincial government picked local dishes that will take center stage… Read More

Women’s tales in peace, reconciliation, unity

Women’s tales in peace, reconciliation, unity

March 6, 2020, 7:05 pm

MANILA – The nation’s history bears witness how each milestone in the Philippine peace process was achieved because of the major contributions of women advocates whose goal was to bring genuine and lasting peace to their communities. From the highlands of the Cordillera to the sprawling… Read More

Allies for Freedom: US, Filipino heroism in photos

Allies for Freedom: US, Filipino heroism in photos

March 4, 2020, 7:56 am

MANILA — Some iconic and never-before-seen photos of the Philippines and the events during World War II are on display at Fort Santiago in Intramuros for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Manila. Titled "Allies for Freedom", the United States Embassy-funded exhibit features photos, the… Read More

Japan’s MOS burger opens first store in Manila

Japan’s MOS burger opens first store in Manila

March 2, 2020, 5:26 pm

MANILA -- One of Japan’s favorite burger chains, MOS Burger, has finally reached Philippine shores with the opening of its first store on Thursday in Robinson’s Galleria in Ortigas. The burger brand that operates 1,300 stores worldwide is known for its delicious and freshly made food with… Read More

Organic farm in Ilocos Norte school makes learning more fun

Organic farm in Ilocos Norte school makes learning more fun

March 1, 2020, 5:31 pm

LAOAG CITY – A public elementary school in a flood-prone village of Barong, Dingras, Ilocos Norte is leading the way in terms of healthy organic living. Inside the vast school compound of the Barong Elementary School is a 400-square meter mini farm which showcases diversified farming technology… Read More

Once in 4 years: The unique date of ex-president Quirino's death

Once in 4 years: The unique date of ex-president Quirino's death

February 29, 2020, 4:39 pm

MANILA – President Elpidio Quirino’s death may well be considered as the most unique among the country's deceased former chief executives, as he passed away on a leap day. Quirino, the sixth president of the Philippines, succumbed to a heart attack on February 29 in the leap year of 1956 at… Read More

Once in a leap year

Once in a leap year

February 29, 2020, 9:06 am

MANILA – "Thirty days has September." Still remember this nursery rhyme? Who could forget its last part that says, "All the rest have 31, except for February alone, which has 28 days clear, and 29 in each leap year"? Did you ever wonder why we have a leap year every four years? Did it have any… Read More

Youths learn start-up, sustainable biz after SSEAYP stint

Youths learn start-up, sustainable biz after SSEAYP stint

February 27, 2020, 8:19 pm

MANILA -- After sailing to various Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-countries and learning their culture, a Dabawenyo youth leader gained direction and started his consultancy firm in the region helping start-up businesses open opportunities for more people. 28-year-old… Read More