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    Dear Readers, Finally we can it seems that spring is almost in the air.  Weather wise it’s not that cold anymore and it looks like Mr. Winter is going to say goodbye. Soon you have to start cleaning up the yard and the flower beds.  And the trees in the backyard will start to have leaves [...]

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These are the Two Filipinas Included in the World’s Billionaires List

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For the first time, two women from the Philippines were included in US magazine Forbes’ rankings of the world’s billionaires. Filipino tycoons on the annual lists have always been predominantly male.
The two women that were on the latest rankings are Teresita Sy-Coson and Elizabeth Sy, daughters of SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr. They both made the [...]


Donations pour in for Grade 2 student who uses makeshift pen

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MANILA, Philippines – Netizens have extended their help to the Grade 2 student from Samar who used a makeshift pen for schoolwork.
Teacher Maricor Baculanta had shared on Facebook photos of her 8-year-old student Jan Kim Enario after she noticed that he used an improvised pen in class.
As of Thursday, March 7, the post has drawn [...]


Violence against women an ‘epidemic’ in PH – expert

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Sylvia Claudio, dean of the University of the Philippines’ College of Social Work and Community Development, says one way to address violence against women is to start tackling the issue at home.
MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippines Dean of the College of Social Work and Community Development Sylvia Claudio urged the public and the [...]


Solons: Declare Manila Bay reclamation-free zone

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The Makabayan bloc of the House of Representatives wants to declare Manila Bay as reclamation-free zone.
The group of progressive lawmakers filed House Bill 9067 that seeks to prohibit all forms of reclamation activities that will affect a part of or the entire Manila Bay area.
Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao, who led the filing of [...]


Hacking a Pinoy Christmas abroad

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We lived in Singapore for a few years when I was a child. My dad had been offered a job that allowed him to bring us with him. Most Filipinos are not as lucky, and must leave their spouses and children behind for jobs that pay them more than they could ever earn in the [...]


Return of Balangiga bells an important milestone to PH-US relations – Palace

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By United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim
On Tuesday morning, a US Air Force plane bearing three historic bells from San Lorenzo de Martir Church in Balangiga will land at Villamor Air Base. These bells were taken 117 years ago; later Tuesday it will be my honor to return them. Their safe return is [...]


Quality education assured with SC ruling on K to 12

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The Department of Education (DepEd) expressed confidence that the decision of the Supreme Court affirming the constitutionality of the K to 12 program will lead to the fullfilment of the basic education objectives and social development goals.
The high court unanimously declared the K to 12 basic education program as constitutional, dismissing the petition filed by [...]


Senate OKs bill penalizing catcalling, other forms of street-based harassment

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A bill that seeks to protect women from catcalling and other forms of street-based harassment was passed on third and final reading by the Senate Monday.
The measure, Senate Bill No. 1326, the “Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act of 2017,’’ seeks to penalize catcalling, wolf-whistling, cursing, leering, groping, persistent requests for name and contact details [...]


Suspend VAT for one year to address inflation – Imee

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LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte – Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is proposing a one-year suspension of the value-added tax (VAT) on basic food commodities, fuel, and electricity in a bid to solve the rising inflation.
“The temporary lifting of the VAT on basic commodities will provide urgent, much-needed relief to Filipinos, as inflation hit the hardest [...]


DOTr, LTFRB launch modern buses in metro

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) yesterday launched brand new modern public utility buses that will soon be deployed in Metro Manila in line with the government’s continuous public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program.
DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport Mark De Leon and LTFRB Chairman Atty. Martin [...]


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