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    The first quarter of the year is almost coming to an end. We’re back to our daylight savings time which means we’re now an hour ahead since they say SPRING FORWARD. We just all hope that we don’t get that dump of snow that we had last February. Although we know that our [...]

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Teachers to Pacquiao: Don’t look at us if Pinoys lack patriotism

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If a student turns out to be a less patriotic member of society, who do you hold responsible for it?
Don’t look at the teacher, says a group of mentors.
Rather than blame the country’s educational system for the supposed lack of patriotism among Filipinos, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) is asking government officials to examine themselves [...]


Big Boost for Tourism

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Tourism is one sector that is getting much-needed attention lately from the government and the private sector. This is a good thing for what has been regarded as low-hanging fruit insofar as expanding the economy and generating jobs are concerned.
Tourists spent about $6 billion while in the Philippines in 2016. That might sound huge, but [...]


Air Force sends 1st Filipina pilot for training in the U.S.

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2nd Lieutenant Catherine Mae Emeterio Gonzales, one of the Philippine Military Academy’s top 10 graduates in 2017, has been inspired by the air force’s victory during the 2013 Zamboanga siege.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – 2nd Lieutenant Catherine Mae Emeterio Gonzales, who was among the Top 10 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy in 2017, is the [...]


Shell gives light and hope to indigent families

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100 families from Norzagaray, Bulacan receive solar-powered lights from Shell and Liter of Light
MANILA, Philippines – Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) has teamed up with Liter of Light to deliver solar-powered house lights to indigent communities in Norzagaray, Bulacan.
The effort benefitted about 100 families residing within the Angat Dam as they received solar-powered lights made [...]


Filipinos remain optimistic about quality of life, economy — SWS

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MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos are positive that their quality of life and the Philippine economy will get better this year, the latest Social Weathers Station survey showed.
Nearly five of 10 Filipinos (49 percent) expect their personal quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, with only three percent saying it will get [...]


Number of children injected with Dengvaxia is actually more than 800,000 – DOH

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has revealed that over 800,000 children aged nine and above were given Dengvaxia vaccine when the government’s anti-dengue immunization program was launched in March 2016.
Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo believes the number will still increase while they are consolidating the reports coming from regional health offices.
“We are regularly [...]


Filipina medical physicist is new Miss Earth 2017

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MANILA, Philippines — Filipina earth warrior Karen Ibasco was hailed as this year’s Miss Earth after outshining 84 other candidates.
Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin of Ecuador passed on the crown to the 26-year-old beauty from Manila during the coronation night held at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday night.
Ibasco showed that she is a combination of [...]


Proposed national ID system passes the lower house of Congress

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MANILA, Philippines — The proposed law seeking to implement a national identification or ID system in the country has passed the third and final reading in the Lower House of Congress.
Proponents of the bill said it will make public transactions with government agencies more efficient.
It is a relief for employees like Gil Colobong. He has six [...]


PhilHealth seeks to increase premium contributions to P3,600

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MANILA, Philippines — Senators have begun discussion on Wednesday regarding the Universal Health Care Bill, one of the priority bills of the Duterte administration.
The legislation primarily aims to expand the coverage of the benefits offered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
The bill also covers the increasing of budget for the benefit package of PhilHealth, [...]


Philippines’ Duterte orders free state college education

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law making education at all state universities free, a palace official said Friday, despite warnings from his economic advisors that the Philippines cannot afford it.
Duterte, who is known for his populist leanings, believes the long-term benefits of the measure outweigh the short-term budgetary challenges, said deputy presidential executive secretary [...]


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