News Features

Nut shells become 'canvas' in this Mabini exhibit

MANILA -- In line with the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, the Museo ni Apolinario Mabini in Sta. Mesa, Manila launched on Friday its first nut art exhibition dubbed as "A-Bao Nut Art Exhibit".Rosana Misolas, museum curator, told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that most Filipinos... Read More

#YouthWorksPH: Empowering OSYs thru work-based training

MANILA -- The Philippines is deemed as a young nation with vast potentials by other countries because half of its population consists of young people under 30 years old.Needless to say, such young human resources are creating more challenges than opportunities for the country.According to Philippine... Read More

After Mahathir victory, will FVR make a comeback?

MANILA -- Age doesn’t matter, as the saying goes.This was demonstrated by Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad, who at 92 years old, was elected anew as Prime Minister of Malaysia 15 years after he stepped down from office.Mahathir has established an unprecedented record as the world’s oldest... Read More

NGO launches 'Maratabat' docu to honor Marawi’s unsung heroes

MANILA-- As the country commemorated the first year of the Marawi siege, non-government organization, International Alert Philippines, launched on Thursday the "Maratabat: Mga Kuwento ng Kagitingan sa Marawi" documentary to honor the unsung heroes in the battle.The video tackles the story of a... Read More

PH’s Natural History Museum: A marriage of heritage, modern design

MANILA -- The National Museum of Natural History opened to the public on Friday, International Museum Day. Hundreds of visitors from neighboring cities and provinces flooded its entrance to gaze upon proofs of Philippines' rich biodiversity.Even though most of them waited under the sun from a few... Read More

Fearless journo recalls Marawi siege experience

MANILA -- As the nation marks with grief the first anniversary of the Marawi siege by pro-Islamic State Maute terrorists on Wednesday (May 23), journalist Benjie Liwanag recalled his daring coverage of the bloody fighting that lasted for five months, during which, he found himself in the line of... Read More

ECS of PH Rise, 11 years in the making

MANILA — Did you know that the country's first validated claim under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), or the additional 118-nautical mile extended continental shelf (ECS) of the Philippines Rise took more than a decade for the country to hold?The story of the... Read More

Clarion call for penance at Fatima Apparition in 1917 the same to date

MANILA -- Penance, penance, penance is the clarion call by the Blessed Virgin Mary for mankind to repent and pray the Rosary daily during her apparition before three children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 for the world to attain peace, or face chastisement from God, remains the same to date.It was on... Read More

FVR pays tribute to loving mother Angela on Mother’s Day

MANILA -- On the occasion of the observance of Mother’s Day, former President Fidel V. Ramos now 90 honored his loving mother, Angela Valdez Ramos, for inculcating the value of education, honesty, hard work, frugality, respecting the elders and those in authority, and most of all, to love God,... Read More

PH embassy celebrates Labor Day, Flores de Mayo in Holy Land

TEL AVIV – More than 150 people, including representatives of the city government here and members of the local and religious community in Israel, gathered at the lush Hayarkon Park in northern Tel Aviv on May 6 for the embassy's third annual joint celebration of Labor Day and Flores de Mayo.A... Read More

Is technology a threat?

MANILA -- Technology has changed many things in people's lives. Up to what extent will it change the world?Recently, some people have expressed concerns about the effects of technology. The most dominant concern these days is if artificial technology (AI) would replace people in jobs. Some people... Read More

Egg business sustains livelihood of poor families in Ilocos

LAOAG CITY --Some residents living in a poor village in Dan-ar, Santiago, Ilocos Sur had been always wanting to break away from poverty until an opportunity knocks on their door sooner than expected.Under the sustainable livelihood program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),... Read More

2018: High time to strengthen press freedom

MANILA -- As the international community celebrates World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations is rallying support to imprint awareness on the importance of ensuring a stronger press freedom in the modern age."On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and... Read More

A child’s toy grows up

The competition organized by Team Riverbanks of Marikina drew some 30 players, with one player each from as far as Laguna and Masbate, and a lone European player, Michael Gundorph, from Denmark.Joining the tournament were Baylon’s own team, Radtech Slingshots from Laguna, Team Tamarind from... Read More

'Coffee' artist pushes painting advocacy to help schoolchildren

MANILA -- While some volunteer groups push for the provision of gadgets and technology to enhance education in far-flung areas, Bohemian coffee artist Renato Tuzon promotes the teaching of the arts, particularly painting, to develop skills in students that can help them excel academically.In an... Read More

What makes an ASEAN quiz bee winner?

MANILA -- Acing a national quiz bee is more than just studying hard. It requires certain traits that set apart champions from all the participants.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), coaches of the 8th ASEAN National Quiz Bee winners shared the distinctive traits of their... Read More

Ain’t no place far enough to see their President

HONG KONG – It was no ordinary afternoon for the more than two thousand members of the Filipino community in Hong Kong who trooped to the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal within the Victoria Harbor in Kowloon here for a meeting with President Rodrigo R. Duterte on April 12.Most of them, whoare... Read More

PH to observe 76th anniversary of Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9

MANILA – The gallantry and heroism of Filipino and American soldiers who fought in World War II will be honored during the 76th grand anniversary of “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor) in Bataan on Monday.The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office said that President Rodrigo R. Duterte... Read More

The DDS myth (Last part)

DAVAO CITY -- The Human Rights Watch, along with Amnesty International, extrapolated death statistics surrounding the bloody internal purge in the ranks of the New Peoples Army, drug-related casualties and other criminal elements that sow terror in Davao region. Long before Duterte entered the... Read More

How QC became biggest LGU in Metro Manila

MANILA -- If you are from the provinces but now live anywhere in Metro Manila, you may have been wondering why Quezon City has larger land area compared with other local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region or NCR.Here’s why Quezon City has a territorial jurisdiction of... Read More