News Features

E-book aims to guide journalists in data reporting

MANILA – With the rising misinformation and disinformation on social media and other platforms, a journalist’s guide to reporting numbers is being made available to help media workers in data gathering.The e-book, “Making it Count: A Journalist’s Guide to Numbers", was... Read More

Nagtipunan, Quirino boasts scenic views, blend of culture

NAGTIPUNAN, Quirino – A 360-degree view of the mountains, including the majestic Sierra Madre, the corn plantation on the hills, the tributaries of Cagayan River, and several waterfalls are the boast of the town of Nagtipunan, but the place is more than just a sight to see as immersing in the... Read More

Authorities see challenges, opportunities vs. sex crimes

Last of 2 parts(Editor's note: Names of the victims are changed or withheld to protect their identities)CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In September 2016, police arrested 36-year-old Vilma and rescued four children.Investigations from joint law enforcement teams in the Philippines and Australia found... Read More

Priest calls for more prayers amid uncertainties

MANILA – A prelate of the Fatima Parish Church in Guadalupe, Makati City on Thursday urged the Catholic faithful to pray more amid uncertainties brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and war between Russia and Ukraine.“We are at the end times!” Fr. Carlos Reyes replied when asked... Read More

Authorities see challenges, opportunities in fight vs. sex crimes

Part 1 of 2(Editor's note: Names of the victims are changed or withheld to protect their identities)CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Just over a decade ago, Selva decided to try her luck in this city to help her parents make ends meet and, at the same time, continue her studies. She was 13-years-old.What... Read More

NIB holds donation drive for elderly

MANILA – During crucial times in life, home brings warmth. Finding the proper care, especially for the elderly,is essential in ensuring that they live in comfort.For somesenior citizens, state-run Golden Reception and Action Center for Elderly and other Special Cases (GRACES), formerly known... Read More

Teachers uphold quality education amid challenges

MANILA – Meager salaries, heavy workloads, teaching style adjustments, and different forms of abuse against learners are but a few of the issues that teachers have to deal with on an almost regular basis, even as they are also weighed down by the global pandemic.But no amount of obstacles... Read More

'Bulalo' keychains boost Baguio inmate's livelihood, artistry

BAGUIO CITY – Spending more than two years in jail brought out the artistry and ingenuity of a person deprived of liberty (PDL) which helped him earn and support his family."Carlo" (not his real name), 39, said he thought of converting the "bulalo"(beef bone marrow soup) bone into a keychain... Read More

Rosary powerful prayer to attain genuine peace: priest

MANILA – In these troubled times when the world is facing man-made and natural catastrophes, a priest said man should "learn to humble himself by opening his heart to God’s forgiveness, and pray daily, especially the Rosary for the world to attain a genuine and lasting peace.”This... Read More

PH emergency broadcasting must be simple, prompt: EBT delegates

MANILA – Representatives of government media outlets and disaster response agencies recognized on Thursday the need for streamlining information flow and simplifying data dissemination to its target audiences for efficient emergency broadcasting before, during, and after disasters and... Read More

Urdaneta City promotes food tourism

URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan – "Tinapa" (smoked) chicken, rabbit meat dishes, and native delicacies, were among the products highlighted to entice the taste buds and boost tourist arrivals here.Urdaneta City, one of the four thriving cities of the province of Pangasinan, has been known as a... Read More

Baguio photojournalist turns 'Spiderman' to give joy

BAGUIO CITY – A photojournalist in the city is dressing up as the fictional superhero "Spiderman" not to catch bad guys but to give joy to the public on Sundays, when the Session Road becomes exclusive to pedestrians for a weekend market.“Diversion ko ito kasi masaya ako na... Read More

Hobbyists rejoice as ornamental fish industry earns gov’t backing

MANILA – Attachment to nature, stress reliever, mood switcher, and income are just some of the benefits of getting into ornamental fishkeeping, according to a new hobbyist.Julius Acebron, 24, has been engrossed in ornamental fishkeeping for five months now.In a recent interview, Acebron said... Read More

What was Marcos Sr. thinking before he declared martial law?

MANILA – "I did not become President to preside over the death of the Philippine Republic."This was how the late former President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. began the first paragraph of Chapter 5 of his 45-year-old book "The Democratic Revolution in the Philippines" (Third Edition) published by... Read More

How martial law paved the way for creation of ecozones in PH

MANILA – Economic zones, which started operations in the 1970s, are great magnets for foreign direct investments (FDIs) which the government aims to attract more as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic. Just almost two months after placing the country under martial law, former... Read More

CDO artist's woodwork features VP Sara

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – As a performing and visual artist for over 20 years, Nicolas Aca has made several artworks for the community that include carved portraits of famous personalities.His most recent wood artwork, a portrait of Vice President Sara Duterte, was recently handed over to the... Read More

Brighter future ahead for Silaki islet’s children

BOLINAO, Pangasinan – Children here are now brandishing their sweetest smiles, delighted they would no longer cross the sea to attend classes as their parents are equally joyous during the inauguration rites of the very first elementary school on the islet of Silaki, a sub-village of Barangay... Read More

Octogenarian, 2 Taguig seniors finish elementary, HS via ALS

MANILA – Three elderly residents of Taguig City achieved their dream of finishing basiceducation through the city's Alternative Learning System (ALS) program.These senior citizens -- 82-year-old Mwusews Anthony Mari Diaz, 73-year-old Luvisminda Fajardo and 63-year-old Erlinda Dejumo, were... Read More

CDO village revives marine inspired festival with less catch

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The coastal community of Barangay Bonbon here once prides itself as a rich source of sardines where the species thrived because of the dense nipa (Nypa fruticans) palms thriving in the area.This is why the barangay (village) council sought to bring back its display of... Read More

Foundation lauds study on narra tree’s medical value

MANILA – The Million Trees Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) has lauded the result of a scientific study conducted by De la Salle Dasmariñas College of Pharmacy finding the medical value of narra as among the world’s top 10 antioxidants that can cure various illnesses.“This landmark... Read More