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Pasig gov't works overtime to renew permits of late applicants

Pasig gov't works overtime to renew permits of late applicants

January 17, 2020, 8:07 pm

MANILA -- Government employees are working overtime to accommodate the huge volume of people seeking for business permit renewals before the deadline on January 20. In Pasig City, the sports complex is almost filled on Friday by people who have just started their application for permit renewal… Read More

Rescuing Palakitik, Taal Volcano Island dog

Rescuing Palakitik, Taal Volcano Island dog

January 17, 2020, 7:42 am

MANILA -- One of the most uplifting stories of the week amid the distress and destruction brought by Taal Volcano's unrest was knowing that Palakitik, a dog on Volcano Island in Batangas, is alive and doing well. Palakitik was among the animals rescued on Volcano Island, right after Taal Volcano… Read More

Beneath the ashes: Uncovering Taal's rich history

Beneath the ashes: Uncovering Taal's rich history

January 15, 2020, 3:58 pm

MANILA -- From the word itself which means true, genuine and pure in the local Batangueño dialect, the start of a new decade spelled real disaster for the town of Taal with the eruption of the volcano to which it shares its name with. Beyond the faces of people and places covered with thick ash,… Read More

How Batangueños join hands to aid victims of Taal unrest

How Batangueños join hands to aid victims of Taal unrest

January 14, 2020, 7:57 pm

MANILA-- They say tough times don't last forever. And so at the height of the rumbling of Taal Volcano, which poses danger to residents nearby, donations pour in for the victims of the volcano's unrest. Taal Volcano's magmatic eruption on Sunday brought out the kindness and generosity in people in… Read More

MacArthur originally landed in San Fabian beach: UP prof

MacArthur originally landed in San Fabian beach: UP prof

January 13, 2020, 9:11 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- Seventy-five years after General Douglas MacArthur had landed in Pangasinan with his troops, leading the liberation of Luzon during World War II, a discussion on where he actually landed in the province is still ongoing as yet another historian claims that it was not on the… Read More

Stories of faith: Devotees share ‘influence’ of Black Nazarene

Stories of faith: Devotees share ‘influence’ of Black Nazarene

January 9, 2020, 6:18 pm

MANILA -- Every January 9, the feast of the Black Nazarene gathers millions of devotees from Manila and neighboring provinces. The huge crowd often results in injuries or difficulty in breathing for elderly devotees especially during the procession, but no matter the inconvenience, devotees would… Read More

Welcoming the Leap Year 2020

Welcoming the Leap Year 2020

December 28, 2019, 5:10 pm

MANILA -- Since the incoming year 2020 is divisible by the number 4, it is considered universally as a leap year, which comes around every four years. Like the previous four-year cycles since the turn of the 21st century -- 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 -- the month of February 2020 has 29… Read More

Iloilo hosts variety of Christmas attractions

Iloilo hosts variety of Christmas attractions

December 20, 2019, 3:49 pm

ILOILO CITY -- Celebrating Christmas in Iloilo is more than just the food, the lights, and the decorations that adorn houses, plazas, and other public places. Christmas celebration in the heart of the Philippines also means traveling to must-see places without breaking the bank, being able to… Read More

Young activist’s family to skip Christmas; yearns for her return

Young activist’s family to skip Christmas; yearns for her return

December 19, 2019, 7:45 pm

MANILA -- Filipinos, no matter the distance, come home every Christmas Day to celebrate the Yuletide season with their loved ones. But a particular household in Quezon City does not seem to anticipate what’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year. Luisa Espina’s daughter, 19-year-old… Read More

DLSU student owes to ROTC her more disciplined, patriotic self

DLSU student owes to ROTC her more disciplined, patriotic self

December 17, 2019, 8:12 pm

MANILA -- A student from the De La Salle University entered the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) mainly for love of adventure. But her plan to just try “something new” led her to discover a new part of herself that she is really proud of. Private First-Class Maxine Keeler, who is taking… Read More

QC solon wants to preserve Novaliches' memory

QC solon wants to preserve Novaliches' memory

December 15, 2019, 11:41 am

MANILA -- There is a need to make the people of Novaliches, especially the youth, fully aware of the historical role played by their former town in the struggle for Philippine independence from Spain in the second half of the 1890s. Rep. Alfred D. Vargas of Quezon City's 5th District (Novaliches… Read More

PH clothing line revives Filipino weaving culture

PH clothing line revives Filipino weaving culture

December 11, 2019, 5:08 pm

MANILA-- A Filipina entrepreneur has launched a clothing line named after a Filipino warrior goddess "Haliya" from the Bicol region, in the hope of promoting local weaving products of the Philippines. The clothing line, according to owner Sofia Loren Abdurajak, supports the weaving industry and… Read More

PH, Korean artists unite in free concert

PH, Korean artists unite in free concert

December 10, 2019, 10:49 am

MANILA -- Filipino and South Korean artists shared the stage to entertain fans and mall-goers in Mandaluyong. Dubbed as "Guerilla K-Night", this cultural exchange show gathered the Korean indie bands, We Are the Night, rising P-pop group, SB19, and local independent bands, Kremesoda, and Any… Read More

Potpot in Santa suit: A new take on selling hot pandesal

Potpot in Santa suit: A new take on selling hot pandesal

December 8, 2019, 3:47 pm

MANILA -- When you meet him at the break of dawn, you'd surely mistake him as some ranking executive off to close a business deal in Makati, donning a two-suit ensemble and a matching tie. His first agenda for the day: vend hot pandesal (bread of salt) on a bicycle. Alven Balasabas or Mayor Alven… Read More

Korean contemporary artists' group mounts 1st int'l exhibit in PH

Korean contemporary artists' group mounts 1st int'l exhibit in PH

December 6, 2019, 10:36 am

MANILA -- The Korean Contemporary Artists Association (KCAA) from South Korea mounted its first exhibit abroad, choosing the Philippines to showcase various paintings, sculptures, and installations of 35 of its members. The exhibit runs from November 28 to February 28, 2020, on the second floor of… Read More

Pinoy Christmas: A fad for crisp bills

Pinoy Christmas: A fad for crisp bills

December 6, 2019, 9:58 am

MANILA -- Aside from being dubbed as the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas in the Philippines is a season of something new -- from clothes, shoes to money. During the holiday season, giving new and crisp paper bills, regardless of color and value, has become customary for Filipinos. Just… Read More

SMC exec to Filipinos: Practice humility to attain better PH

SMC exec to Filipinos: Practice humility to attain better PH

December 4, 2019, 1:58 pm

MANILA -- San Miguel Corp. (SMC) president and chief executive officer Ramon S. Ang has urged every Filipino to practice kindness and humility daily to achieve a better Philippines. Ang made his call in his speech read for him by his son, Jomar, during the awarding ceremony for The Outstanding… Read More

Pinoy Christmas: Better to receive, best to give

Pinoy Christmas: Better to receive, best to give

December 3, 2019, 4:00 pm

MANILA -- Aside from the glow brought by sparkling lights and glittering decorations, the most wonderful season of the year is shining even brighter as people from all walks of life give and receive gifts. More than just looking at the size and price of each present, gift-giving remains one of the… Read More

Novaliches residents mark Bonifacio's 156th birth anniversary

Novaliches residents mark Bonifacio's 156th birth anniversary

November 30, 2019, 7:55 pm

MANILA -- Residents of the former town of Novaliches, now divided between Quezon City and Caloocan City, joined the rest of the country in commemorating the 156th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, considered as the father of the 1896 Revolution against the Spanish rule in the Philippines, on… Read More

Bringing Israel closer to Filipinos

Bringing Israel closer to Filipinos

November 27, 2019, 4:58 pm

MANILA -- A simple photo of a kindergarten pupil dressed up like Miss Asia-Pacific Israel 2019 during a United Nations event in their school has piqued the interest of Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz. On Wednesday, Harpaz, along with the Israeli community in the Philippines and… Read More