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Pinoy inventor develops unsinkable portable rescue boat

MANILA -- A Filipino inventor has developed an unsinkable rescue boat, which he claims as one of its kind in the world.In an interview, Ronald Pagsanghan, the enterprising inventor, said he thought of developing an unsinkable boat after he witnessed the devastation of Typhoon Ketsana, known as... Read More

Using radio, social media to advocate peace

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Anti-social terrorists make use of almost unchallenged information and communication technology like Internet platforms to spread their culture of violence.However, two Muslim peace advocates harnessed the reach and power of radio broadcast and social media to counter jihadist... Read More

Soldiering for peace in Mindanao

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Muslim and Christian peace-builders in this city soldier on as they celebrate the 22nd year of the Week of Peace here from Nov. 29 to December 5.The multi-sectoral parade that formally kicked off the celebration on Thursday, drew a few thousands of students and teachers from... Read More

Experience motivates ‘Kulinarya’ 2018 winner, not the prize

GENERAL TRIAS, Cavite –A chef, teacher, foodie and photo hobbyist who describes himself as “an average” Caviteño guy Nicole G. Pimentel says the cash part of winning the "Kulinarya 2018" is “mere bonus" and treasures more the experience.Pimentel bagged the top spot in... Read More

Fe del Mundo: Filipina honored in Google Doodle

MANILA -- Google featured onTuesday a Filipino personality who have played a vital role in the history of Philippine pediatrics, Dr. Fe del Mundo.Del Mundo, fondly called "The Mother of Philippine Pediatrics" celebrated her 107th birthday on Tuesday. Google commemorated it with a doodle art, which... Read More

How the 1st Cry of Balintawak monument was moved to UP

MANILA -- As the nation marks on Friday (Nov. 30) the 155th birth anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio, the father of the 1896 Revolution against Spain, it is also worth recalling how the “First Cry” monument was relocated from its original site in Balintawak to the University of the... Read More

Tourism writer asks for kidney donor

MANILA-- Behind the striking speeches of Tourism secretaries and most of the releases you read at the webpage of the Department of Tourism (DOT) is a committed writer, who, you wouldn't know, is battling chronic kidney disease.Dee Angeles Mandigma, 35, has been working for the DOT for half a decade... Read More

Marawi, A Year After: A Photo Exhibit

MANILA -- To let the rest of the country understand the current challenges faced by Filipino Muslims in Mindanao, a photo exhibit titled "Marawi: A Year After" was held at the National Museum of the Philippines' Museum of Anthropology.The month-long exhibit, which opened in October, showcased the... Read More

One-stop-shop for healthy products opens in Imus

IMUS CITY, Cavite – If a “healthier you” forms part of your new year wish-list anew or opting to spread a healthy lifestyle to your friends and loved ones, Healthy Basket, a grocery store located at the Millennium Building, Palico 3 in Aguinaldo Highway here, could be your long... Read More

Career Exec Service awardee solves educ challenges differently

MANILA -- “Thinking outside the box” is a common phrase, which means thinking differently from what is expected. However, for Department of Education (DepEd) Region 5 Assistant Director Cristito Eco, thinking outside the box is not enough. He thinks and acts beyond the proverbial box.As... Read More

Zamboanga City’s ‘Motherly Yours’

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The title of Lilia Macrohon-Nuno’s weekly radio program, “Motherly Yours,” is an appropriate and authentic description of her as an exceptional civic and community leader and benefactress of this city.As a woman Muslim convert, her genuine leadership is testimony... Read More

Shariah courts render ‘quick action’ on Muslims’ disputes

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- While couples in troubled family relationships who contracted marriage under the republic’s civil laws continue to chafe waiting for Congress to enact a divorce law, irreconcilable Muslim husbands and wives have had it easier to part ways.Presidential Decree 1083, otherwise... Read More

From Beijing to Manila: Turning points towards a new future

By Guan JuanjuanMy first overseas business trip took me to the Philippines. That was in 1996, when I joined a delegation of broadcast media from China. It was during the two weeks I was there that I learned my given name, Juanjuan, has a different pronunciation in Spanish. But my eye-opening... Read More

Saving Faith: The ordeal, triumphs of premature babies

MANILA -- Micro preemies are babies born before 26 weeks gestation period. They usually weigh around 800 grams. They look sticky or gelatinous as their skin is white and their veins are very visible. Since their immune, respiratory and other bodily systems are still weak, they are required to stay... Read More

Korean pop culture continues to capture Filipinos' hearts

MANILA -- Many people, especially in the Philippines, are big fans of K-dramas and K-pop. Despite not understanding the lyrics, many can still sing along with K-pop songs and claim these are among their favorites.Filipinos have apparently caught the Korean pop culture fever that it is now just... Read More

More healings attributed to Nuestra Seńora de la Salud

MANILA -- Miraculous healings were reported during the past year since the Catholic Church in the Philippines revived the novena of the 385-year old holy image of the Nuestra Seńora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health).Rev. Fr. Rommel Rubia of the Order of the Augustinian Recollect (OAR) made the... Read More

Out-of-school kids deserve chance to be productive

MANILA -- As a child, Joemar Cancino dreamed of making 5-star hotels and skyscrapers brightly shine with his electrical skills. He wanted to be an electrical engineer, but his family’s financial status forced him to quit school and work odd jobs to earn money.“Mga pitong taon na po ako... Read More

Dispute brews over old Novaliches cemetery

MANILA -- Some 300 families are questioning the legality and propriety of the Quezon City government’s ongoing dismantling of mausoleums and tombs of their loved ones at the Novaliches cemetery.In particular, they are claiming that the ownership of the questioned portion of the old cemetery... Read More

A family's support to fight depression

MANILA -- Lucas (not his real name) was only 12 years old when he tried to commit suicide using an old belt three years ago.“It happened in 2015, I came home one night, I found him anxious pacing back and forth from the kitchen and laundry room where he tried to kill himself,” Eva,... Read More

Miss Possibilities 2018: Beauty knows no boundaries

MANILA -- Twelve differently-abled girls showcased their talents and brilliance on Saturday in vying for the 2018 Miss Possibilities title.Miss Possibilities is Asia’s first pageant for people with special needs. It is also an inclusive fashion show with Filipino celebrities. It aims to... Read More