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Urban gardening: Transforming lives of Davao City inmates

Urban gardening: Transforming lives of Davao City inmates

February 24, 2023, 5:46 pm

DAVAO CITY – People might think that being incarcerated leaves no hope and would make a person less productive while inside the prison facility, but not with gardening as a new source of livelihood. Inmates "Manuel" and "Lakay," both locked up at the Davao City Jail-Annex due to drug-related… Read More

Informal workers’ group in Mandaue plots own business plan

Informal workers’ group in Mandaue plots own business plan

February 15, 2023, 10:54 pm

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A group of informal workers in this industrial city in Cebu province can now plot a marketing plan that could augment their income to support their families. The Casuntingan Informal Workers Association (CIWA), which has 57 members who worked as habal-habal (motorcycle taxi)… Read More

3 out of 10 Filipinos have experienced unrequited love: survey

3 out of 10 Filipinos have experienced unrequited love: survey

February 14, 2023, 8:17 pm

MANILA – Have you tried confessing your feelings to a friend or someone you know but ended up being friend-zoned? Well, you are not alone as a survey reveals that three out of 10 Filipinos have experienced unrequited love or a love that was not reciprocated. A Social Weather Survey conducted… Read More

Sagada opens 'sacred', historic cave to lure more tourists

Sagada opens 'sacred', historic cave to lure more tourists

February 6, 2023, 8:13 pm

SAGADA, Mountain Province – Tourists who have been to this town have more reasons to return with the opening of new attractions including the Balangagan burial cave that features crystal-white rock formations. In an interview during a media tour on Sunday, Robert Pangod, former tourism officer… Read More

ARTablado's Buklod: Staging unity among Pinoy abstract artists

ARTablado's Buklod: Staging unity among Pinoy abstract artists

February 3, 2023, 7:20 pm

MANILA – Trying times may be discouraging for many, but for several artists, expression of art cannot be simply muzzled by the pressing struggles faced by Filipinos. Just like the 11 artists who will showcase their promising abstract masterpieces starting on Saturday in ARTablado in Robinsons… Read More

Kidapawan trike driver offers free rides as civic advocacy

Kidapawan trike driver offers free rides as civic advocacy

February 2, 2023, 2:44 pm

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato – A tricycle driver here has continued his civic advocacy by offering “free rides” to public commuters despite the easing of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) protocols and high fuel prices.Juby G. Puyod, 42, a decade-old trike driver here, offers free… Read More

Cebu house helps hailed for loyalty to employers amid crisis

Cebu house helps hailed for loyalty to employers amid crisis

January 30, 2023, 8:51 pm

CEBU CITY – One of the 10 “Sampung Natatanging Kasambahay ng Pilipinas 2023” (10 Outstanding Domestic Workers of the Philippines 2023) awardee of the Philippine Senate has been serving a family in Talisay City in Cebu province for over 20 years and never left even in times of crisis. Aida… Read More

Completion of Bulacan Airport to boost tourism in PH

Completion of Bulacan Airport to boost tourism in PH

January 28, 2023, 12:30 pm

MANILA – Over the years, tourism has been proven to be a lucrative industry that contributes a big chunk to the Philippine economy. Data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed 2.65 million international visitor arrivals in 2022, surpassing its 1.7 million target. This is a good indication… Read More

Govt, private agencies usher Pangasinan farmers to agri-entrep

Govt, private agencies usher Pangasinan farmers to agri-entrep

January 27, 2023, 7:43 pm

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan – Members of the Northern Bayambang Multipurpose Cooperative (NBMPC), a group of farmers who mostly are agrarian reform beneficiaries in this town, are excited about their new venture with Jollibee Group Foundation with the assistance of the Department of Agrarian Reform… Read More

Rowing historic routes, overcoming waves, self-doubts: Erden Eruç

Rowing historic routes, overcoming waves, self-doubts: Erden Eruç

January 27, 2023, 2:38 pm

MANILA – “Am I going to get where I want to go?,” Turkish-American adventurer and 15-Guiness World Record holder Erden Eruç once asked. This is one of the few trying questions recalled by the 61-year-old adventurer Eruç as he shared his breathtaking yet historic circumnavigation… Read More

More tourism projects for W. Pangasinan: solon

More tourism projects for W. Pangasinan: solon

January 13, 2023, 8:35 pm

BOLINAO, Pangasinan -- The first district of Pangasinan will implement more eco-tourism and infrastructure projects that would further boost the tourism industry and economic development in the nine towns and one city of the province. Western Pangasinan or the first district of the province is… Read More

From darkness to light: A Priest’s encounter with the Sto. Niño

From darkness to light: A Priest’s encounter with the Sto. Niño

January 6, 2023, 7:24 pm

CEBU CITY – Stories abound attesting to the miraculous powers of the Senor Sto. Niño in Cebu, and among them is the personal “encounter” of a downhearted Dipolog priest whose spirits were “lifted out from darkness and brought into the light.” Fr. Leonilo Dagpin, Jr. shared his… Read More

Budgeting skills, Kadiwa sites come in handy amid food price hike

Budgeting skills, Kadiwa sites come in handy amid food price hike

January 4, 2023, 4:23 pm Updated on January 4, 2023, 4:31 pm

MANILA – High prices of basic goods, including onion, a key cooking ingredient in every household and food establishment, welcomed Filipinos during the long Christmas holiday and New Year break. As of Tuesday, the prevailing price of red onions is still perched high between PHP400 to PHP 700 per… Read More

BRP Gabriela Silang: Serving in time of peace, pandemic

BRP Gabriela Silang: Serving in time of peace, pandemic

January 3, 2023, 8:36 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Residents of the Ilocos Region have witnessed not only the grandeur of the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) BRP Gabriela Silang when it docked on the waters of San Fernando City, La Union late last year but also learned about its significant role during disasters, the… Read More

Yearender: Escape incidents, congestion down but still hound BJMP

Yearender: Escape incidents, congestion down but still hound BJMP

December 31, 2022, 3:35 pm

MANILA – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) on Saturday reported that jail escape incidents dropped significantly by 30.7 percent compared to 2021. Only nine escape incidents were recorded in 2022 with a 100-percent recovery rate. It also reported an 18-percent drop in its annual… Read More

Yearender: Senate builds on ‘good start’ with passage of 2023 GAA

Yearender: Senate builds on ‘good start’ with passage of 2023 GAA

December 30, 2022, 2:11 pm

MANILA – Among the 1,610 bills and 388 resolutions filed in the Senate since the opening of the 19th Congress on July 25, the 2023 General Appropriations Act (GAA) was the most important legislation passed before it adjourned for the holidays, according to Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri.… Read More

Yearender: AFP ends 2022 with anti-air missile capability

Yearender: AFP ends 2022 with anti-air missile capability

December 30, 2022, 9:00 am

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will end 2022 with a lot more firepower than it began the year as it is now capable of engaging and shooting down hostile aircraft and drones that may intrude over the country's airspace. This was after the Philippine Air Force (PAF) formally… Read More

Yearender: PhilSA ‘resolutely’ expands domestic space ecosystem

Yearender: PhilSA ‘resolutely’ expands domestic space ecosystem

December 26, 2022, 5:32 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) continues its goal of expanding the domestic space ecosystem. Aside from implementing various programs and programs in 2022, the PhilSA has also bared some of its plans for 2023. “PhilSA faced outwards in 2022 with the objective of multiplying the… Read More

Filipino-born Jasmine Lee: Championing diversity in Korea

Filipino-born Jasmine Lee: Championing diversity in Korea

December 25, 2022, 11:03 am

MANILA – Jasmine Bacurnay-Lee, an icon of diversity in South Korea, never dreamt of becoming a politician. But with two children growing up at a time the concept of multiculturalism had yet to fully develop in the country, it was a job she was willing to take on if it was going to make society… Read More

Dreams do come true for kids from conflict areas in NegOr

Dreams do come true for kids from conflict areas in NegOr

December 22, 2022, 1:05 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – For 10-year-old Rogelio (not his real name), watching the stars at night from his home in a hinterland barangay in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental is always a treat, especially when the dark sky is covered with the twinkling dots that could almost light up the entire village and… Read More