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Army reservist’s motivation to serve

Army reservist’s motivation to serve

February 23, 2020, 5:55 pm

MANILA – From maintaining the safety of his municipality as chief of security to teaching university students in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Sgt. Carlito Baurile Jr. still finds time to help his community as an Army reservist. Baurile works for Alfonso, Cavite Mayor Randy Salamat… Read More

Marikina's 1st cat café: Caring for fluffy friends

Marikina's 1st cat café: Caring for fluffy friends

February 21, 2020, 6:15 pm

MANILA — More than serving beverages and light snacks, cafés have become a part of people's daily lives. Whether it is for doing business and working in an out-of-office setting or just spending chill time with friends, the atmosphere of these places offers a temporary refuge from the… Read More

Aiming for the jackpot: A 'ticket' to a better life

Aiming for the jackpot: A 'ticket' to a better life

February 20, 2020, 9:43 am

MANILA -- In almost everywhere in the world where people struggle to eat three meals a day, many are breaking their backs and sparing no efforts just to make ends meet. Filipinos are no strangers to this as every day, people try their luck hoping to get that elusive lotto jackpot prize that may… Read More

Saving PH tourism in the face of Covid-19

Saving PH tourism in the face of Covid-19

February 20, 2020, 7:27 am

MANILA -- In the face of the rapid-spreading coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and the travel restriction imposed on China and its special administrative regions to contain this, the Philippines is projected to lose at least USD291.71 million or PHP14.83 billion in tourism receipts for the month… Read More

Valentine’s just another day for a Tacloban man

Valentine’s just another day for a Tacloban man

February 14, 2020, 4:56 pm

TACLOBAN CITY -- The sights and sounds of Valentine’s Day hustle is evident in this city on Friday, but not for 30-year-old single Noel Calido, who has to work under the sun to make ends meet. While others carry a box of chocolates, stuffed toys, and flowers for their partners, Calido pushes his… Read More

Love is in the trains

Love is in the trains

February 14, 2020, 1:51 pm

MANILA -- For those looking for love this Valentine’s Day, one thing that would make your search easier, if not more fun, is finding a wingman – someone to give you the courage to approach someone or introduce you to a budding partner. Trains in Metro Manila are taking the idea to the next… Read More

Get love locked on Valentine's Day

Get love locked on Valentine's Day

February 13, 2020, 8:28 pm

MANILA – The custom of love locks is a quintessential way to seal the romance deal on Valentine’s Day. But you don’t have to fly out of the country just to attach these symbolically-laden padlocks on famous bridges, because San Jose Del Monte City in Bulacan has recently launched its very… Read More

New law prioritizes assistance, reintegration of OFWs

New law prioritizes assistance, reintegration of OFWs

February 13, 2020, 8:20 pm

MANILA -- Filipinos working overseas have been dubbed as the country’s modern-day heroes. The remittances that they give to families back home fuel household spending that help power the Philippine economy. Former Angkla Representative Jesulito Manalo, among the authors of a bill calling for the… Read More

Love in the time of Covid-19

Love in the time of Covid-19

February 13, 2020, 8:40 am

LOVE THRU "CARE BOUQUET". Anthoniuz Paulite, a floral designer, showcases his Valentine's Day floral bouquet collection at his shop in Baguio City. The "care bouquet" includes alcohol, hand sanitizer, face mask, cotton, tissue, and sanitary pad embedded alongside flowers. (PNA photo by Zedrick… Read More

Cafgu shrine attracts more tourists in Nueva Ecija

Cafgu shrine attracts more tourists in Nueva Ecija

February 11, 2020, 7:42 pm

MANILA -- What was once an empty and unknown location in Laur, Nueva Ecija has now become a perfect site for people looking for a place of devotion and serenity while being surrounded by nature. The CAFGU Shrine was named after the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and cadres whose… Read More

Female ROTC cadet gets scholarship from AFP chief

Female ROTC cadet gets scholarship from AFP chief

February 8, 2020, 2:52 pm

MANILA -- With her good performance in academics and the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Cadet 2nd Class Kricia Bico’s efforts paid off when she received financial aid worth PHP50,000 from the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CSAFP). Bico, a student of St.… Read More

Stronger communities counter violent extremism

Stronger communities counter violent extremism

January 30, 2020, 9:14 am

MANILA -- Building strong communities is one way to curb violent extremism, focusing on preventing people from adopting radical stands that lead to violence, a political scientist said. "I think what you have to do is build strong communities, de-radicalization and trying to counter-terrorism… Read More

Remembering the victims of Holocaust

Remembering the victims of Holocaust

January 28, 2020, 8:02 am

MANILA -- The Holocaust saw the climax of hatred against mankind when the Nazis assumed the power to decide who is worthy to live and who is not. Around six million Jews were persecuted and murdered during that dark period of World War II. With the decreasing number of Holocaust survivors, there… Read More

Pangasinense millennial finds passion in candle-making

Pangasinense millennial finds passion in candle-making

January 26, 2020, 3:24 pm

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan -- Denmark’s Candle, a small, micro and medium enterprise (MSME) in this town that is expanding its market within Pangasinan and Metro Manila with its unique decorative and organic scented candles, is actually being managed by a millennial. In an interview Saturday,… Read More

New reservist bats for financial literacy among soldiers

New reservist bats for financial literacy among soldiers

January 24, 2020, 5:59 pm

MANILA -- As one who has been working in the financial planning industry for more than two decades, a new reservist envisions that soldiers should be financially literate to help ease their burden in the field. Lt. Col. Leilanie Casa said being a wife of an Air Force soldier herself, balancing a… Read More

Show highlights importance of responsible pet ownership

Show highlights importance of responsible pet ownership

January 21, 2020, 1:53 pm

MANILA -- While many people treat pets, dogs in particular, as part of their families, there are also those who think of them as mere 'eye-candies' on social media. Celina Feldmann, a Swiss dog handler, said this must not be the case for dog owners as these furry and adorable creatures also need… Read More

Duterte Legacy: Comfortable lives for all

Duterte Legacy: Comfortable lives for all

January 21, 2020, 1:24 pm

MANILA -- Three years after he took office, President Rodrigo Duterte continues to deliver reforms changing the lives of Filipinos nationwide and overseas. At the Duterte Legacy Launch on Friday in Pasay City, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) highlighted the achievements of… Read More

Pangasinan town celebrates 15th Talong Festival

Pangasinan town celebrates 15th Talong Festival

January 19, 2020, 2:16 pm

VILLASIS, Pangasinan -- The smell of sautéed vegetables in bagoong, a fish sauce or paste, filled the air and the smiles of the town’s people were a common sight as the municipality of Villasis prepared its different versions of ‘Pinakbet sa Kawa’ as part of their annual ‘Talong… Read More

Seamstress makes free face masks for Taal-affected residents

Seamstress makes free face masks for Taal-affected residents

January 19, 2020, 1:14 pm

BATANGAS -- You don't need to have a lot of money to help. A 61-year old seamstress, Rosalina Mantuano, of Lipa City has proven her generous and kind heart by sewing thousands of colorful masks and giving it for free to her 'kababayans' affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in Batangas province.… Read More

'Ate Jane': Pinay with a big heart helping Filipinos in France

'Ate Jane': Pinay with a big heart helping Filipinos in France

January 19, 2020, 12:26 pm

MANILA -- Living in comfort in France never hinders a Filipina from lending a helping hand to her fellow Filipinos who are in dire need in Paris and even back home. Mary Jane Souterre, who hails from Aklan, began helping hapless Filipinos in 2013, when Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the most… Read More