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Loren Legarda is global champion for resilience at COP 21

Loren Legarda is global champion for resilience at COP 21

PARIS, France – The veteran campaigner and advocate, Senator Loren Legarda, has been recognized at the Paris UN Climate Conference, COP21, as a Global Champion for Resilience. \The appointment was announced by Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, yesterday at the Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting. […]

Us Recognizes PH Progress in Addressing Workers’ Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Trade Representative (USTR) published on 25 November 2015 the formal closure of the review case under the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) regarding workers’ rights in the Philippines. The move recognizes the progress made by the Philippine Government in addressing workers’ rights issues primarily through reforms of labor […]

Ballet Philippines Sizzles in Xiamen

Ballet Philippines Sizzles in Xiamen

In line with its cultural diplomacy efforts to project the Philippines in Fujian province, the Philippine Consulate General in Xiamen organized a gala performance of Ballet Philippines on October 29 at the Jinrong Theater Xiamen Little Egret Art Center. Before an excited audience of 600 guests, Ballet Philippines (BP) dazzled with their wide range and […]

Madaya Culture and Traditions

Madaya Culture and Traditions

DAVAO ORIENTAL: Replete with songs and dances showcasing the Madaya culture and traditions, the 17th Kalindugan Festival has brought the Mandayas of Sitio Sangab in Caraga a sense of pride and identity over their deep rooted cultural heritage, making it one of the most venerable and well-known festivals in the Province./PIO-DO

CIDG files charges against arrested Briton for pornography, cybercrime in Pagadian City

Pagadian City, Philippines – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has filed criminal cases on Wednesday against a British national they arrested for pornographic activities in this city. Chief Insp. Arnold Ventura, CIDG provincial chief, identified the accused as Peter William Cannel, a resident of Rosario subdivision in Barangay Dao, this city. Ventura said […]

Search for Ilocos Norte’s lost towns sparks renewed interest

Laoag City, Philippines – The recent discovery of the oldest baptismal record in Ilocos Norte has sparked renewed interest to locate the lost towns of the province. Five years ago, Fr. Ericson Josue, a native of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte disclosed his discovery of the lost towns Bangbang, Adang and Vera in the northern towns of […]

Pacquiao brod resigns as GenSan village chair

General Santos City, – Boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s younger brother, Rogelio “Roel” Pacquiao, evaded a possible legal question in his bid for the province’s congressional seat in the 2016 elections. The younger Pacquiao has decided to resign as chair of Barangay Apopong here in a bid to address questions on his […]

Lando evacuees return home

Quezo City – As October 29, only 106 evacuation centers managed by local government units (LGUs) in Regions I, III, and CAR remain open, temporarily housing 5,805 families or 25,443 persons affected by Typhoon Lando. At the height of Lando, close to 900 evacuation centers were opened to accommodate affected families. DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman […]

Comelec’s ‘No Bio-No Boto’ leaves over 17,000 voters in Nueva Vizcaya

Bayombong, N.V. – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here has left 17,163 voters in its exhaustive conduct of biometrics registration out of the 251,806 total voters in the province in preparation for next year’s national and local polls. Hilda Padilla, assistant Comelec chief here, said the remaining 17,163 voters who failed to make it to […]

North Cotabato bans GMO rice varieties

Kidapawan City – Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) in North Cotabato approved Wednesday the banning of all Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) varieties of rice in marketplaces of the province. The ban came after the passage of SP Ordinance No. 2015-14-005, which directs the promotion and implementation of organic agriculture in the province on efforts […]