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QC gov't promotes historical spots through its 'Libreng Sakay'

QC gov't promotes historical spots through its 'Libreng Sakay'

December 7, 2021, 2:13 pm

MANILA – The Quezon City government has literally been hitting at least "two or more birds with one stone" through the "Libreng Sakay" (free ride) program which it launched a year ago on Tuesday. Aside from providing free bus rides to daily commuters along several major routes throughout the… Read More

Cafe, food hub: community of start-up entrepreneurs in Pangasinan

Cafe, food hub: community of start-up entrepreneurs in Pangasinan

December 6, 2021, 4:47 pm

MANGATAREM, Pangasinan – Ag.KAPI.ta (let's have coffee) is an alfresco café and food hub in the middle of a rice field in this town that is gaining popularity not just in Pangasinan but even in neighboring provinces and regions for its ambiance, delicious foods, and humble beginnings with its… Read More

Why political parties proliferate under the 1987 Constitution?

Why political parties proliferate under the 1987 Constitution?

December 3, 2021, 1:54 pm

MANILA – Around this time of a pre-general election year like 2022, Filipino voters, young and old, become very busy debating and arguing over whom they will choose to lead them as president and vice president for the next six years. At the same time, there is usually an exodus of the so-called… Read More

Dabawenyos believe everyone can be a hero in a pandemic

Dabawenyos believe everyone can be a hero in a pandemic

December 1, 2021, 11:34 am

DAVAO CITY - Inspired by revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio’s patriotism and selflessness, some Dabawenyos think that in this time of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, anybody could become heroes in their own way - no matter how big or small the contribution. In an interview… Read More

Renaming busy unloading zone: From Balintawak to Camachile

Renaming busy unloading zone: From Balintawak to Camachile

November 28, 2021, 4:58 pm

MANILA – In the first half of the 1970s, when then newly-built Manila North Diversion Road (MNDR) from Balintawak, Quezon City to Tabang, Guiguinto, Bulacan was opened to passenger buses, travelers bound for Metro Manila from anywhere in Northern and Central Luzon used to be asked by conductors… Read More

Giant Christmas tree fans Manileños' hope for safer 2022

Giant Christmas tree fans Manileños' hope for safer 2022

November 23, 2021, 4:27 pm Updated on November 23, 2021, 9:33 pm

MANILA – The Christmas season has started in the capital city of Manila with the lighting of its 40-foot Christmas tree at the Kartilya ng Katipunan monument, near the City Hall, on Monday night. Six other sites -- Rizal Monument, Intramuros, National Museum, Manila Central Post Office,… Read More

Struggling ma, 2 kids back home in NegOr thru BP2

Struggling ma, 2 kids back home in NegOr thru BP2

November 22, 2021, 6:23 pm Updated on November 22, 2021, 6:29 pm

MANILA – The Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) Program couldn’t have come at a better time when Criselyn Tolomia thought all is lost for her and her two children. The 47-year-old Tolomia resigned as an office staff in Makati after giving birth to her youngest child, now aged two. Her plan… Read More

‘Belenismo’ continues tradition of bringing hope, inspiration

‘Belenismo’ continues tradition of bringing hope, inspiration

November 15, 2021, 2:14 pm

MANILA – More than a traditional symbol of Christmas, celebrations with the "belen" (Nativity scene) carry stories of faith, hope, and resilience. In Tarlac province, the holiday season will not be complete without the yearly “Belenismo”, which brings out the creativity of municipalities,… Read More

BP2 program convinces OFW to stay home for good

BP2 program convinces OFW to stay home for good

November 12, 2021, 2:03 pm

MANILA – A former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) has abandoned her plans to leave the country anew and will restart life in the province, thanks to the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program (BP2) program. On Friday, Leonida Sevillano, with her two children and three siblings, left Manila for… Read More

Cinemas back but netizens still wary

Cinemas back but netizens still wary

November 10, 2021, 7:39 pm

MANILA – Movie buffs can now enjoy watching their favorite films on the big screen as cinemas in Metro Manila reopen on Wednesday. Not all netizens, however, are that excited to visit movie houses especially that the threat of dreaded coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is still very much present… Read More

Woman beats advanced cancer, cites Virgin Mary intercession

Woman beats advanced cancer, cites Virgin Mary intercession

November 9, 2021, 3:05 pm

MANILA – A woman diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer barely a month after the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, claimed to have been healed of the deadly disease through the intercession of Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health), the other name of the Blessed Virgin Mary.… Read More

First QC election on Nov. 10, 1959 recalled

First QC election on Nov. 10, 1959 recalled

November 7, 2021, 12:52 pm

MANILA – As the Commission on Elections (Comelec) prepares for the May 9, 2022 national and local polls, the young voters of Quezon City may be interested to know that the first local election in the country’s erstwhile capital held 62 years ago or on Nov. 10, 1959 caught nationwide attention… Read More

Love pets? Knowledge is key in protecting self, dogs from rabies

Love pets? Knowledge is key in protecting self, dogs from rabies

November 3, 2021, 5:05 pm

MANILA – We can’t help but love our pets. They provide us companionship and comfort, which can benefit us in many ways especially now that we’re spending more time at home. But while pets are undoubtedly therapeutic, unfortunately, they also have the potential to pose a threat to our health.… Read More

Ghosts are real: Firsthand account

Ghosts are real: Firsthand account

November 1, 2021, 6:50 pm

MANILA – Ghosts are real. I say this because I saw the ghost of my late grandfather myself when I was a 2-year-old toddler. His ghost popped out from a huge wooden post inside our house in Tagbilaran City in Bohol one evening during the nine-day prayer for the eternal repose of his soul. His… Read More

Better Christmas with more Covid-19 vax, but don't relax

Better Christmas with more Covid-19 vax, but don't relax

November 1, 2021, 2:42 pm

MANILA – As more supplies of the life-saving coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) jabs continue to pour into the country, there is a glimpse of light at the end of a dark tunnel as population protection is now almost a reality, thanks to intensified vaccination drives. While many countries have… Read More

Siblings return with mom to Dinagat Islands via BP2

Siblings return with mom to Dinagat Islands via BP2

October 28, 2021, 6:19 pm

MANILA – At a young age, the Diano siblings are swallowing a bitter pill as they left their father behind in Parañaque City to join their mother in returning to the province of Dinagat Islands. Driven by the desire to escape the hardships of city life, the Diano family, sans the man of the… Read More

Needed: Official home for PH vice president

Needed: Official home for PH vice president

October 28, 2021, 1:54 pm

MANILA – As the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is busy preparing for next year's national and local elections, there is a lingering question with apparent national significance, but has never been asked. This is the question, which concerns the next vice president and all future ones: "Why… Read More

What motivates Hidilyn Diaz to win

What motivates Hidilyn Diaz to win

October 27, 2021, 7:54 pm

MANILA – Hidilyn Diaz was not born with a silver spoon but struggled, persevered, and made a mark in Philippine history as an Olympic gold medalist. It wasn't an overnight success. While Diaz may have several motivations, giving back to her family has been the main pushbutton for her to hit… Read More

PCAARRD urges public to rediscover indigenous veggies

PCAARRD urges public to rediscover indigenous veggies

October 25, 2021, 7:41 pm

MANILA – With the goal of increasing the utilization of indigenous vegetables, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) has announced the recently completed project that documented over a hundred indigenous vegetables from 20… Read More

13 of 146 PH cities named after saints, religious personages

13 of 146 PH cities named after saints, religious personages

October 25, 2021, 1:56 pm

MANILA – Are you aware that at least 13 of the country's present 146 cities created since 1901 bear names of saints or religious personalities with the appellations "san," "santa" or "santo"? Yes, these are the cities of San Juan in National Capital Region; San Jose in Nueva Ecija; San Fernando… Read More