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Ildefonso foundation recruiting Pangasinan youth to be hoop stars

Ildefonso foundation recruiting Pangasinan youth to be hoop stars

May 15, 2023, 8:05 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Samahang Danny Ildefonso Foundation Inc. (SDIFI) is scouting a new breed of Pangasinense basketball players who will be trained to become future superstars in the court just like its founder. Ildefonso, a homegrown Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend who is… Read More

Former 4Ps recipient in Occidental Mindoro now a civil engineer

Former 4Ps recipient in Occidental Mindoro now a civil engineer

May 2, 2023, 5:26 pm

MANILA – A resident of Occidental Mindoro joined the successful beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) after passing the 2023 Civil Engineer Licensure Examinations (CELE). Shemiah M. Pineda, 23, of San Jose,… Read More

40K pieces of rice cakes consumed in 1st Kanen Festival

40K pieces of rice cakes consumed in 1st Kanen Festival

April 30, 2023, 3:11 pm

URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan – Amid the summer heat, thousands gathered to witness the first Kanen Festival of this town and partook in some 40,000 pieces of delicious and colorful native rice cakes in boodle fight style. The native rice cake makers in the town prepared slices of latik, bibingka,… Read More

Holy Week message: humility, selfless love

Holy Week message: humility, selfless love

April 6, 2023, 6:55 pm

MANILA – With the celebration of Holy Week, various traditions practiced in the country resurfaced, especially now with the easing of most Covid-19 restrictions. However, it seems that many are forgetting the real message of the occasion, the ‘mandatum’ or command left by Jesus Christ… Read More

Reflecting at Padre Pio Mountain of Healing

Reflecting at Padre Pio Mountain of Healing

April 6, 2023, 3:11 pm

MANILA – Aside from doing sacrifices and penitence, many faithful seek to have some quiet time to reflect and commune with God through prayers during the Holy Week. However, most of the time, the hustle and bustle in Metro Manila is a distraction in achieving this simple goal at this holy time… Read More

CKD patient loses battle but continues to inspire

CKD patient loses battle but continues to inspire

April 4, 2023, 1:44 pm

MANILA – When life coach Ma. Desiree Cruz-Ballesteros was first diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), she was devastated beyond words. Her children, family, friends, and newfound faith in God, made possible by a fellow patient, gave her the strength to stand up again and live life fully… Read More

Pasig village residents now ‘BIDA’ advocates

Pasig village residents now ‘BIDA’ advocates

April 1, 2023, 5:06 pm

MANILA – Aiming to promote peace and order in the community, Barangay San Antonio (BSA) in Pasig City has heeded the call of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for barangay leaders to encourage residents to be advocates of the Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan (BIDA)… Read More

'Faith tourism' in Pangasinan seen to peak anew this Holy Week

'Faith tourism' in Pangasinan seen to peak anew this Holy Week

March 31, 2023, 8:20 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – Local officials on Friday said "faith tourism" is once again expected to boom this Holy Week in Pangasinan, home not only of famous white sand beaches and scenic mountain views, but also century-old churches and pilgrimage sites, including one on top of an island… Read More

Building smart cities through 5G technologies, PPPs

Building smart cities through 5G technologies, PPPs

March 30, 2023, 3:46 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has highlighted the need for smart cities to leverage 5G technologies to improve public services, health, safety and sustainability due to its effect on the public’s mobility. From improving city management through e-governance,… Read More

Pangasinan town celebrates music, tradition in Orchestra Festival

Pangasinan town celebrates music, tradition in Orchestra Festival

March 24, 2023, 6:31 pm

BASISTA, Pangasinan – Timeless music from the province's finest orchestras will fill the air during the two-day Orchestra Festival in this municipality from March 24 to 25. Bordered by big localities like San Carlos City, Urbiztondo, Bayambang, and Malasiqui towns, this town is known as the… Read More

Alaminos sets P40-M revenue target; Hundred Islands fest returns

Alaminos sets P40-M revenue target; Hundred Islands fest returns

March 23, 2023, 8:11 pm

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan – After a long hiatus due the pandemic, the Hundred Islands Festival is back with its colorful grand parades, night parties, trade fair and food strips, among other exciting activities. The month-long festival will feature a street dance competition, Light Parade,… Read More

'Life of party' Pangasinan vlogger turns antics into viral videos

'Life of party' Pangasinan vlogger turns antics into viral videos

March 23, 2023, 6:44 pm

CALASIAO, Pangasinan – What started as funny antics with her friends captured on video during birthday parties eventually became the bread and butter for a 24-year-old lady from this town. Apol Claveria, popularly known in social media among Pangasinenses as Ponsyana, which means a woman who is… Read More

Ilocos RDC OKs creation of salt research, dev't centers

Ilocos RDC OKs creation of salt research, dev't centers

March 22, 2023, 6:50 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Ilocos Regional Development Council (RDC) 1 approved on Wednesday the proposed establishment of the sea salt (asin) research and development centers in the region as part of measures to revive the salt industry in the country. Engineer Rex Basuel, program leader of the… Read More

Beyond putting out fires, BFP steps up to help communities

Beyond putting out fires, BFP steps up to help communities

March 14, 2023, 7:59 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – As the nation observes National Fire Prevention Month, the Bureau of Fire and Protection in the Northern Mindanao Region (BFP-10) seeks to burnish its public image as a modern firefighter with "upgraded capabilities and no longer a mere entity that solely extinguishes… Read More

Former PNAers: Where are they now?

Former PNAers: Where are they now?

March 14, 2023, 4:29 pm Updated on March 17, 2023, 9:56 am

MANILA – In connection with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Philippine News Agency this month, I was requested by its newly-appointed executive editor, Demetrio "Jun" B. Pisco, to write an article about the former PNA staff members, specifically on the subject "where are they… Read More

DSWD care facilities: Enabling PWDs towards self-sufficiency

DSWD care facilities: Enabling PWDs towards self-sufficiency

March 14, 2023, 2:57 pm

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to live up to its mandate to protect and promote the welfare of all Filipinos, including persons with disabilities (PWDs) by empowering them to become more productive members of society. Among the DSWD facilities that… Read More

Women of calling: Mangyan learners, worthy of dedication

Women of calling: Mangyan learners, worthy of dedication

March 13, 2023, 8:34 pm

MANILA – Many have excelled to thrive in greater career milestones but for some, genuine empowerment comes in setting aside recognition and promotion to uplift the marginalized sector. This disposition is not only a gesture but also a matter of lifestyle for two teachers who have decided to… Read More

Ternate residents hail PNP for leading mangrove planting

Ternate residents hail PNP for leading mangrove planting

March 13, 2023, 1:25 pm

By Prof. Julio O. Castillo Jr. MANILA – Local folks in Ternate cannot help but commend the recent effort by Police Brig. Gen. Romaldo G. Bayting and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group to come up with an activity that is timely and relevant to today’s environmental challenge… Read More

Couple starts drive to save animals in ‘problematic’ zoo

Couple starts drive to save animals in ‘problematic’ zoo

March 3, 2023, 9:51 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – A young couple who started an initiative early this year to save “malnourished” zoo animals in Amlan, Negros Oriental has sought support locally and internationally amid a growing “controversy” over the welfare of these creatures. Corrine Alexa Utzurrum Saligue, 36, and… Read More

Arts, culture, tourism converge for Pangasinan's Galila Arts Fest

Arts, culture, tourism converge for Pangasinan's Galila Arts Fest

March 3, 2023, 7:02 pm

DAGUPAN CITY – Galila (Come on!) Arts Festival promises an exciting, interactive, educational, and unique experience not only for the artists but also for the residents and visitors who will join the 10-day arts festival that will happen in selected areas in the fourth district of Pangasinan.… Read More