News Features

QC hospital employs ‘fusion’ system for more accurate assessment

MANILA – Quezon City residents needing medical consultations will now be better assessed and evaluated safely inside a hospital through the out-patient department (OPD) Fusion.Dr. Richard Cabotage, chief of the Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital along Batasan Road, said in an interview... Read More

Nova coop joins Duterte admin’s PUV modernization program

MANILA – As the Novaliches Development Cooperative Inc. (Novadeci) marked its 45th anniversary last September, it added another milestone in its business operations by joining the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte.It has... Read More

Before PNA, there was Philippine News Service

MANILA – The private news outfit Philippine News Service (PNS) was the country's first news agency, organized on Oct. 1, 1950, but it had to cease operations after martial law was declared."The Handbook of Journalism" by former Manila Times executive editor Jose Luna Castro said PNS was... Read More

TESDA to reskill AirAsia employees; public may learn aviation

MANILA–With travel restrictions implemented in many areas locally and abroad, airline crew are among the most affected. Employees of AirAsia Philippines, however, will have a chance to upskill themselves through the help of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).... Read More

Lockdown inspires kids to develop idea for AR-enabled app

MANILA–Five kids aged 12 years to 13 years have developed an idea for an application (app) that they hope would encourage others to be physically active while staying at home during the pandemic and have a feel that they do activities with their peers. They called the app Kids Routine App for... Read More

Finding opportunities, persevering amid pandemic

MANILA–Many businesses, big or small, have been striving to get through as the world deals with the pandemic. When the going gets tough, how can they keep going?Actor turned entrepreneur Marvin Agustin shared how he found opportunities amid the struggles."Nothing is too small to start," he... Read More

Sept. memories: First national polls under the 1935 Constitution

MANILA – On September 16, 1935, or exactly 86 years ago, the Filipino voters went to the polls to elect the first set of officials of the Philippine Commonwealth government as provided for in the 1935 Constitution signed by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 23, 1935.That... Read More

Why 'cedula' seems to be still in PH after 125 years

MANILA – While most of the present generation of Filipinos may be aware that the "cedula" or residence certificate was among the causes of the 1896 revolution against Spanish rule in the Philippines, some people could be wondering why such a certificate remains in use in the country... Read More

DOST allots over P4.7-M for smart poultry growing

MANILA– The Department of Science and Technology has allocated over PHP4.7 million to support a project that would use the internet of things (IoT) in monitoring poultry environment, an official said Friday. "It is essential to monitor environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity,... Read More

Remembering Tandang Sora's heroism during 1896 Revolution

MANILA – On this day and month in 1896, the 84-year-old revolutionary heroine "Tandang Sora," or Melchora Aquino in real life, was jailed by the Spanish government at the old Bilibid prisons in Manila for refusing to disclose the hiding place or places of "Katipunero" leader Andres Bonifacio... Read More

Relocation of 'First Cry' monument from Balintawak to UP recalled

MANILA – As the nation marks on Monday the 125th anniversary of the "Cry of Pugad Lawin," formerly called the "Cry of Balintawak”, it is also worth recalling how the “First Cry” monument was relocated from its original site in Balintawak to the University of the Philippines... Read More

Dreams come true for 4Ps children beneficiaries

CEBU CITY – Thanks to the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), coupled with sheer determination to be in school, five young beneficiaries of the conditional cash grant program are on their way to realizing their dreams.Key Princes Santiago, John Nick Calambro, Leendon... Read More

Filipina recalls plight in Kabul

MANILA – When news got out that Taliban fighters had entered capital Kabul, the last government stronghold in Afghanistan, it dawned on Filipina worker Grace Gallora that she had to leave the country.It was August 14 when their office received an intelligence report that the Taliban had seized... Read More

Young Maguindanao farmer empowers youth via agriculture

MANILA – There is more to it than meets the eye.This is how 27-year-old farmer, June Rey Peñafiel from Maguindanao province, sees the future of farming in the Philippines while using the SL Agritech’s hybrid rice varieties as a better way to increase harvest and earn more.At a... Read More

Magnitude 8 tremor, tsunami in Mindanao 45 years ago recalled

MANILA – The powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti and killed over 1,400 people on Sunday immediately sent vivid recollection of the devastating magnitude 8 tremor, followed by an equally destructive tsunami that hit Mindanao on Aug. 17, 1976, killing some 8,000 people and over... Read More

Breastfeeding a challenge for Covid-infected mothers

MANILA – The Quezon City government called on lactating mothers to donate breast milk as the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic takes its toll on families.On Sunday, the city government said it donated three liters of pasteurized breast milk through the QC Human Milk Bank (QCHMB)to... Read More

Oldest living Filipino Korean War vet marks 99th birthday

MANILA – Retired Maj. Max Young, the oldest living Filipino Korean War veteran, celebrated his 99th birthday last July 30, thanking God after he recovered from severe pneumonia, not once, but four times early this year.Young is concurrently the president of the Philippine Expeditionary Force... Read More

LGUs continue to innovate vaccination system

MANILA – The national Covid-19 vaccination program’s road to 24,479,750 doses administered after 23 weeks was mostly through the efforts of local government units (LGUs).Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. particularly lauded the creative ways of LGUs to entice their constituents... Read More

Celebrities help promote national vax program

MANILA – Celebrities and social media influencers are encouraging their followers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).During the celebration of 10 million fully vaccinated Filipinos at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City on Thursday, actors Baron Geisler and Ella Cruz... Read More

PTRI to develop software for apparel prototyping

MANILA–By 2024, asking a tailor or fashion designer to create clothes may not need the person to be physically present at the shop. Through a software to be developed by the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), one can even entrust the fitting to an avatar. The project of developing... Read More