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Manileña joins husband returning home to Masbate for fresh life

MANILA – Rommelyn Francisco, 36, was born and raised in Manila. Her partner Godofredo Lupango, 61, was a native of Mobo, Masbate who ended up in Metro Manila in search of a better life.The two met in the garment industry. Godofredo was a tailor while Rommelyn was a trimmer. They became a... Read More

Makeshift farm facilities sustain ‘agri-preneurship’ for kids

MANILA – Sustaining adequate food supply in the country is undeniably vital to ensure multi-sectoral stability, but early training to learners for such a mindset in these trying times is an extra mile.Mann F. Lee, 43, a public school principal in Capiz province, has intentionally included in... Read More

Ilocos Norte residents share tips to cope with oil price hike

LAOAG CITY – In light of the rising cost of fuel, Ilocanos here shared some practical tips on how to cope with it.In Burgos town, Julius Managad Castillo, 38, of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, has shifted gears from commuting via motorcycle to bicycle to save on... Read More

Future looks bright for NorMin sericulture industry

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In 2020, Alfredo Angcop used a hectare of his farmland to venture into planting mulberries in Claveria, Misamis Oriental.Months later, he started rearing silkworms.In his town, there are 20 of them who are engaged in sericulture, but it was not easy for starters like... Read More

Inequality, stigma push Filipinas to keep soaring

MANILA – It could not be denied that gender stereotypes are still pervasive, thereby affecting women’s self-esteem and career progression. But Janicka Cristine Mendoza remained unshakable and proved that women, just like men, can also take the lead.Mendoza, a 27-year-old business... Read More

How could space tech help protect one's territory?

MANILA – Countries around the globe are watching the war between Russia and Ukraine. Aside from strengthening a country's armed forces, what else could be done to prevent an invasion? "Through earth observation satellites, we would have an 'eye in the sky' that would get images of different... Read More

Struggling couple to start anew in Camarines Norte thru BP2

MANILA – Struggling in Talisay, Camarines Norte way back in 2018, couple Ervie Dumasig San Fernando, 29, and Jeric Miranda, 25, sought chances of having a better life in Metro Manila.The couple, along with their then one-year-old son, left their simple life in the province to seek a better... Read More

Investing in women empowers dreamers, future

MANILA – Quite literally, investing in women-led businesses can lead to an empowered future.From a realization that education is not accessible to many, Carmina Bayombong and her partner Ronald Replan now sustain hundreds of students through InvestEd, a social enterprise that provides loans to... Read More

How 6 ex-PH VPs also became fortunate to sit at Malacañang Palace

MANILA – Did you know that of the 13 former Filipino vice presidents from 1935 to 2016, six had been more fortunate enough to also assume the top elective seat at Malacañang either through constitutional succession or direct vote by the people?Yes, they were: Philippine Commonwealth... Read More

Seeing opportunities amid pandemic: Pinoy inventor

MANILA – Finding opportunity amid the Covid-19 pandemic helped Filipino inventor Gary Vasquez to come up with an idea that eventually became popular, his mist-dispensing innovation, Misty Kool."Covid is a disaster, but it also gives an opportunity,” Vasquez said at the virtual launch of... Read More

Lessons from PNA, the govt’s official newswire service

MANILA – The Philippine News Agency (PNA) has been providing daily news services to both local and foreign readers on the policies, activities, and programs of the government and the presidency since March 1, 1973. It's no secret that the agency’s success is heavily dependent on the... Read More

Ex-hog raiser finds bigger profit in catfish farming

MANILA – A former hog raiser in Nueva Ecija has generated big savings on feeds since she shifted to catfish (hito) farming when the Covid-19 pandemic began.For 20 years, Noemi Mata tended to pigs, which cost her PHP3,000 on three sacks of commercial feeds per week before her shift.She spends... Read More

Love prevails amid Covid-19 pandemic

MANILA – Not even the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic can dampen the innate romantic traits of Filipinos on Valentine’s Day Monday.Social media platforms were filled with posts and photos of flower gifts among couples and within families.Au Pangan-Martillo proudly posted a... Read More

'Memory, justice': Israel, PH remember victims of Holocaust

MANILA -- The Philippines and Israel on Thursday honored the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, the darkest point in history that saw the mass murder of around six million Jews."Six million Jews were murdered – one-third of the Jewish population, only because they were Jewish,”... Read More

Strawberries help MisOcc farmers recover from pandemic

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental – Larry and Pearly Mansog were married for 26 years and things were already steady with their farm delivering good produce in Barangay Nueva Vista, Don Victoriano Chongbian town of this province.Until the lockdowns due to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)... Read More

Chibi saints win hearts as ‘visual reminders’ of Catholic faith

MANILA – While scrolling through her Facebook newsfeed one day, an image of a tiny Santo Niño de Cebu caught the eye of Karen Fontillas. She instantly wanted one for her brother who collected sacred images of the Child Jesus. Little did she know that other saints depicted as childlike... Read More

New homes, productive lives for ex-NPA rebels

MANILA – In a remote village in San Isidro, Leyte, former Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) rebels try to rebuild their lives shattered by years of armed conflict, together with their families and through the help of the government.“Ka Mayang”,... Read More

Limasawa typhoon victims homeless but not hopeless

LIMASAWA, Southern Leyte – Typhoon Odette’s fierce winds destroyed houses and shattered the livelihood of thousands of residents in this small island, but their will to rise up from the rubble stood firm.Antonio Oposa, 49, turned emotional when waves whipped by powerful winds washed away... Read More

PNP ends 2021 with greater transparency, enhanced capability

MANILA – The year 2021 marked a milestone for the Philippine National Police (PNP) in upholding transparency and accountability, as well as enhancing its capability through acquiring new assets which are vital in performing its mandate to serve and protect.Among these key measures is the... Read More

4.7M displaced workers benefit from aid programs: DOLE

MANILA – As the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic took a toll on economies and greatly displaced many industries and workers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has achieved significant accomplishments in assisting local and overseas workers in coping with the challenges... Read More