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Dreams do come true for kids from conflict areas in NegOr

Dreams do come true for kids from conflict areas in NegOr

December 22, 2022, 1:05 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – For 10-year-old Rogelio (not his real name), watching the stars at night from his home in a hinterland barangay in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental is always a treat, especially when the dark sky is covered with the twinkling dots that could almost light up the entire village and… Read More

Pangasinenses use alternative noisemakers for New Year revelry

Pangasinenses use alternative noisemakers for New Year revelry

December 20, 2022, 7:00 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Like other Filipinos, Pangasinenses have been used to welcoming the New Year with noises with the belief that loud sounds cast away bad luck for the coming year and many other superstitious and practical ways. The "torotot" (trumpet) as well as kitchen utensils made of… Read More

Young couple opens picture-perfect, pandemic startup

Young couple opens picture-perfect, pandemic startup

December 9, 2022, 8:00 pm

MANILA – Starting up light and unique in a pandemic setup was a big plus for a young entrepreneur-couple in Quezon City, especially now that the economy is warmly opening up. For Mark and Kirsten Pangilinan, both 23 years old, a self-portrait studio is a strategic and trendy business, where they… Read More

Christmas village to boost Pangasinan town's tourism, economy

Christmas village to boost Pangasinan town's tourism, economy

November 29, 2022, 8:23 pm

CALASIAO, Pangasinan – The municipal government here has turned the town plaza into a Dubai Miracle Garden-inspired Christmas village which is expected to boost tourist arrivals and generate income, as well as promote anew "puto" (native rice cake) delicacy. Filled with a thousand colorful… Read More

Gaslighting is Merriam-Webster word of the year

Gaslighting is Merriam-Webster word of the year

November 28, 2022, 8:39 pm

MANILA – “Gaslighting”, a term looked up frequently everyday, was chosen word of the year by Merriam-Webster. The top definition is the psychological manipulation of a person, usually over an extended period of time, that “causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts,… Read More

Priscilla Salud: The daughter also rises

Priscilla Salud: The daughter also rises

November 22, 2022, 5:14 pm

MANILA – Remember former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner and World Boxing Council (WBC) founding secretary-general Rodrigo “Rudy” Salud? Salud, who passed away on March 7, 2011 at the age of 72, was widely known for his servant leadership style as well as his… Read More

Father recounts chess prodigy's struggles toward victory

Father recounts chess prodigy's struggles toward victory

November 16, 2022, 8:44 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Three days after the victory of Bince Rafael Operiano, the nine-year-old boy from Oas town, Albay province who emerged champion in the recently concluded 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship in Bangkok, Thailand, is now back to his schooling and other regular chores in his… Read More

LGU, agencies convergence sustains livelihood of Pangasinan group

LGU, agencies convergence sustains livelihood of Pangasinan group

November 16, 2022, 8:18 pm

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan – Members of Bani Delicious Ice Cream, a group of ice cream vendors here, have thanked local and national government agencies that helped them survive the effects of the pandemic. Fernando Verseles, president of the association, in an interview on Wednesday, said they… Read More

Café in Quirino province eternalizes a mother’s memory

Café in Quirino province eternalizes a mother’s memory

November 12, 2022, 11:44 am

MADDELA, Quirino – Leonora’s Cakes and Pastries located in this town serves unique and flavorful offerings, along with a palpable warmth and care in its service that had customers coming back for more. But more than just a coffee shop with good food and excellent service, Leonora’s serves… Read More

Single moms agree 'deadbeat' parents must be punished

Single moms agree 'deadbeat' parents must be punished

November 10, 2022, 7:54 pm

MANILA – Being part of a broken family is difficult for a child, more so for a mother who is left alone to raise, support, and care for him. In the Philippines, there are at least 14 to 15 million solo parents recorded, according to a study by the Department of Health and the University of the… Read More

Pangasinan school garden alleviates malnourishment among learners

Pangasinan school garden alleviates malnourishment among learners

November 9, 2022, 7:57 pm

CALASIAO, Pangasinan — A garden at San Miguel Elementary School serves not only its students but also the community as it helps address malnourishment among learners since it was established at the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. In a phone interview, school principal Michael… Read More

SoKor-PH over 70: Turning decades-old ties to opportunities

SoKor-PH over 70: Turning decades-old ties to opportunities

November 8, 2022, 9:53 am

SEOUL, South Korea – From being brothers fighting for peace and democracy during the Korean War, relations between the Philippines and South Korea have come a long way. After over 70 years, the two are determined to elevate these historic ties into a "strategic" partnership -- one that creates… Read More

Cordillerans slowly accepting cremation, modern burial practices

Cordillerans slowly accepting cremation, modern burial practices

November 1, 2022, 10:24 am

BAGUIO CITY – For the indigenous peoples (IP) of the Cordillera Administrative Region, only animals and not human corpses are burned during wakes. But with the call of the times, residents are gradually being open to cremation and other modern burial practices. "Some have adopted it, especially… Read More

Where to find Jesuits cemetery in Metro Manila

Where to find Jesuits cemetery in Metro Manila

October 30, 2022, 6:38 pm

MANILA – Opposite Kilometer Post No. 23 along Quirino Highway in Barangay Pasong Putik Proper in Novaliches, Quezon City, there is a privately-owned, two-lane road shaded by tall narra and other trees on both sides. The narrow road leads to the 90-year-old Society of Jesus-owned Sacred Heart… Read More

Only vaccinated visitors allowed at Manila North Cemetery

Only vaccinated visitors allowed at Manila North Cemetery

October 29, 2022, 5:44 pm

MANILA – More than two years since the Covid-19 outbreak, the Manila North Cemetery in Sta. Cruz District will be more lax in accepting visitors, except those aged 12 years and below and the unvaccinated. Before the weekend, the Philippine News Agency chanced upon early birds at the 54-hectare… Read More

Teacher's ‘I love you’s’ set safe, warm learning space for kids

Teacher's ‘I love you’s’ set safe, warm learning space for kids

October 28, 2022, 9:05 pm

MANILA – A teacher in Taguig City has found an interesting and rather endearing way to set her class in the right mood every morning. Instead of the usual roll call, teacher Eujan Ruflyn Alice Gazzingan-Abracia, 30, from the Kapt. Eddie T. Reyes Integrated School, checks the class attendance by… Read More

Elderly farmers hailed for contributing to food security

Elderly farmers hailed for contributing to food security

October 25, 2022, 7:05 pm

MANILA – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has recognized the contribution of elderly Filipino farmers who continue to bring food to Filipino families despite their advanced age. In Quezon province, 50 elderly agrarian reform beneficiaries were honored and given food packs, according to a… Read More

'Muyong' practice helps sustain Ifugao's wood carving industry

'Muyong' practice helps sustain Ifugao's wood carving industry

October 25, 2022, 4:23 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The wood carving heritage of the Ifugao people is seen to stay alive as locals preserve the indigenous forest preservation system dubbed as "muyong". "Memorandum Circular 2-96 gave the people of Ifugao the right to manage their forest, exempting them from the nationwide… Read More

E-book aims to guide journalists in data reporting

E-book aims to guide journalists in data reporting

October 19, 2022, 8:19 pm

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 written by… Read More

Nagtipunan, Quirino boasts scenic views, blend of culture

Nagtipunan, Quirino boasts scenic views, blend of culture

October 19, 2022, 4:47 pm

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… Read More