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Rising together: Italy touts deep links with PH in commemorative book

Rising together: Italy touts deep links with PH in commemorative book

October 14, 2023, 8:19 am

MANILA – The relationship between Italy and the Philippines is expected to further flourish in the years to come, banking on their deep people-to-people connection that spans decades if not centuries, Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Marco Clemente said. The two states are committed to… Read More

4Ps is chance to have better life, says beneficiary 

4Ps is chance to have better life, says beneficiary 

October 12, 2023, 11:00 pm

BAGUIO CITY – At a young age, Cris Reshon Guiral, now 30 years old, has experienced poverty, which he described as eating rice paired with just salt, and going to school without supplies and allowance.  He said having rice with oil and soy sauce is already a treat for their family, who hailed… Read More

Teaching children to preserve Cordillera's weaving industry

Teaching children to preserve Cordillera's weaving industry

October 11, 2023, 8:55 pm

BAGUIO CITY – A weaver from the municipality of Lubuagan in Kalinga province has expressed confidence that their cultural practice of “laga” (weaving), which dates back over a century, will survive and will be preserved amid modern influences. “I was 12 years old when I learned to weave.… Read More

A Filipino's heart for kids of fallen Ukrainian heroes

A Filipino's heart for kids of fallen Ukrainian heroes

October 10, 2023, 9:38 am

MANILA – Filipinos have a unique ability to emphasize the significance of helping others, viewing it as not only a cultural trait but also a fundamental aspect of religious beliefs. This is what Brice Espino believes in and displays every time he reaches out to nations to support children who… Read More

Pangasinan ventures into global market promotion via Manila FAME

Pangasinan ventures into global market promotion via Manila FAME

October 6, 2023, 2:59 pm

 MANILA – Pangasinan’s provincial government has ventured into another way of promoting what it can offer to the global market by introducing 10 world-class enterprises through the premier trade show Manila FAME. On  Wednesday, 10 of the province’s “cream of the crop” small and medium… Read More

Beyond chalk and talk: The inspiring story of Albay’s model teacher

Beyond chalk and talk: The inspiring story of Albay’s model teacher

October 5, 2023, 6:52 pm

DARAGA, Albay – Elgie Radaza believes in second chances. Hailed as “Philippines’ Woman of Dedication and Most Innovative Alternative Learning System Teacher of the Year” in the 2023 Dangal ng Lahi Awards, Radaza is an advocate of the transformative power of education to make a difference… Read More

 Magdalena Gamayo: Weaving through the years

Magdalena Gamayo: Weaving through the years

October 2, 2023, 8:30 pm

LAOAG CITY – At 99, Magdalena Gamayo, the grandmother of handwoven cloth Abel Iloko, continues to weave the finest inabel textiles with a very high thread count and intricate designs that sometimes can take up to five colors. Every day, her local community in the farming village of Lumbaan,… Read More

Etched in Stone: The Artistry of Albay’s Lava Rock Sculptor

Etched in Stone: The Artistry of Albay’s Lava Rock Sculptor

October 2, 2023, 6:12 pm

DARAGA Albay – How do you breathe life into a stone? For lava rock artist Vicente "Enteng Bato" Ajero, all it takes is a hammer, a nail, and a healthy dose of imagination to transform nondescript and ordinary volcanic stones into stunning works of art that prove that one can find beauty in… Read More

Never too late to reform juvenile offenders in Abra's 'Bahay Pag-asa'

Never too late to reform juvenile offenders in Abra's 'Bahay Pag-asa'

September 29, 2023, 6:19 pm

BANGUED, Abra – In its almost 10 years of operation, Abra’s “Bahay Pag-asa” continues to help children in conflict with the law (CICL) reform and have a second chance to make their lives better.Bahay Pag-asa head Jeanietess Brillantes described the center’s role in the society as a… Read More

Alaminos takes measures for sustainable tourism

Alaminos takes measures for sustainable tourism

September 27, 2023, 6:27 pm

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan – The home of the famous Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) in the province of Pangasinan has started implementing measures involving both the local government and the communities to ensure sustainable tourism in the city. In an interview on Wednesday, city tourism… Read More

Banaan museum relives rich history, culture of Pangasinan

Banaan museum relives rich history, culture of Pangasinan

September 24, 2023, 6:21 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Residents and visitors now have a place to discover the rich history and culture of the province through the Banaan Pangasinan Provincial Museum. The Banaan (meeting or getting together) museum opened to the public only on Sept. 11. “I am happy that finally, we already… Read More

Putting the spotlight on Bicolano artists

Putting the spotlight on Bicolano artists

September 21, 2023, 9:01 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – In an age where artificial intelligence is ushering in a new era of artistic expression driven by algorithms and data, four local artists are out to prove that art is still an entirely human pursuit—bringing the arts and culture conversation to the foreground by redefining what… Read More

2 artists share fervor amid rise in support for creative industry

2 artists share fervor amid rise in support for creative industry

September 14, 2023, 5:16 pm

MANILA – As the country celebrates Philippine Creative Industries Month (PCIM), two local artists shared delight and fervor over the growing support for their profession, both from the government and private sectors. Roland Rosacay and Chito Mendoza, also known as "J. Servando," had just been… Read More

There is hope in palay farming

There is hope in palay farming

September 12, 2023, 4:00 pm

MANILA – Many young boys and girls– some of them still pursuing high school or tech-voc (technical-vocational) courses – have been religiously attending training courses under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) in private farm schools accredited by the Technical Education and… Read More

School sitting atop Pangasinan islet thrives amid challenges

School sitting atop Pangasinan islet thrives amid challenges

September 8, 2023, 7:59 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The first and so far the only elementary school sitting atop a small island in Bolinao town in Pangasinan province continues to thrive amid challenges, a year since its founding on Sept. 9, 2022. Situated in the heart-shaped islet of Silaki in Barangay Binabalian, the… Read More

Terrorism to tourism: Davao Sur town's caves attract tourists

Terrorism to tourism: Davao Sur town's caves attract tourists

September 7, 2023, 9:53 pm

DAVAO CITY – Some people think that it would be impossible for a former lair of the New People’s Army (NPA) to become an emerging tourism destination. However, the local government unit (LGU) of Matanao, Davao del Sur, is out to prove skeptics wrong.Early this week, Matanao officials hosted… Read More

Transcending integrity, dedication to uphold PH border protection

Transcending integrity, dedication to uphold PH border protection

September 6, 2023, 8:15 pm

MANILA – Providing swift and safe travel experience for travelers remains one of the main thrusts of the Bureau of Immigration (BI). But with the rising complexity of human trafficking schemes, the BI needs to fortify its measures to ensure border safety. A female immigration officer attested… Read More

What's behind the PNA logo?

What's behind the PNA logo?

August 28, 2023, 8:36 pm

MANILA – What does the "tambuli" or horn-like shape in the logo or graphic representation of the identification or business name of the government-run Philippine News Agency (PNA) signify? That question was relayed to me through the telephone one recent afternoon by a staff member of the PNA,… Read More

Celebrating characters of modern heroes in streets, screens

Celebrating characters of modern heroes in streets, screens

August 28, 2023, 7:25 pm

MANILA – The digital age has contributed to easing various lifestyles just by clicking devices for services and learning, all the more with the changes brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. This luxury of convenience for some, however, is not attained just by tapping… Read More

Filipinos always willing to fight for freedom

Filipinos always willing to fight for freedom

August 28, 2023, 3:54 pm

MANILA – Despite overwhelming odds, Filipinos have proven exceptionally fighters in defending the nation's freedom be it on the land, air or sea. One such patriot worth commemorating Monday as the country's observes National Heroes Day is the late Commodore Ramon Abacan Alcaraz, the namesake of… Read More