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Children worst affected by conflict, El Niño in Mindanao

“We get our water from the deep well, but because of the drought we have a hard time getting clean [water] to drink,” says Rehana Sandigan, a 10-year-old from Barangay Tuka, Mamasapano. “Sometimes we pour water into the well and pump it hard; hoping some water comes out,” she says. As if being affected by […]

Search for the Next Pinoy K-pop Star Starts

Applications for the biggest annual talent search competition for Filipino K-pop performers and cover groups begin as Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) opens the auditions for the 2016 Pinoy K-pop Star. The contest is the Philippine finals for the KBS K-pop World Festival Contest to be held in Changwon, South Korea. It will […]

MakatiMed gets PRC nod

MAKATI Medical Center (MakatiMed) has received Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) accreditation as a continuing professional development (CPD) provider for empowering nurses through excellent education. MakatiMed said the PRC accreditation was granted to its Nursing and Patient Care Services Division, the first such accreditation for the division. The accreditation, awarded by the CPD Council of Nursing […]

Ballots, VCMs signed, sealed and delivered

They’re in place. Total logistics provider 2GO Express yesterday said it has deployed all vote-counting machines (VCMs), official ballots and nonaccountable forms within schedule based on agreed timelines with Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials nationwide. Delivering by air, land and sea, 2GO Express said thousands of drivers and delivery personnel worked round-the-clock to ensure that […]

Socio-civic groups team up to empower OFW children

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the Villar SIPAG Foundation, and Singapore-based financial technology startup BeamAndGo joined hands recently to stage LearnAndGo: My Ticket to an Empowered Life. The seminar focused on the needs and challenges of one of the most vulnerable groups in society – Overseas Filipino Workers and their children. Senator […]

IATA awards IGOM Certification to PAL and PAL Express

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the trade association of world airlines – has presented the certificate of implementation of IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) to Philippine Airlines and PAL Express. IATA Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security (APCS) Asia Pacific Regional Manager Richard Tan and IATA – Philippines Country Manager Atty. Roberto C.O. Lim […]

M&M’s Red, Yellow, Green also kick off their own 2016 campaigns

Even “candydates” are gripped by the election fever as M&M’s Red, Yellow and Green launch their own campaigns this 2016. The charming characters wooed the crowd with their sweet words and—of course—mouth-watering chocolate at a miting de avance in Makati Coliseum on April 22 for the Vote M&M’s 2016 campaign. In the running for M&M’s Character […]

Snickers launches ‘Don’t Drive Hungry’ initiative for drivers

Snickers launches an initiative with free temporary ‘Don’t Drive Hungry’ plates and car stickers for drivers at the Capital Commons Carpark last Saturday as a reminder not to let hunger get in their way of driving. Metro Manila was named as “having the worst traffic on Earth,” which was revealed by a study released by a […]

Pringles releases limited edition party speakers

Pringles launched its first music campaign in the Philippines with its limited edition party speakers. Bringing life to parties around the world, Pringles offers a unique portable device that is easily attached to the top of any Pringles can. Designed to embody the Pringles philosophy, “You don’t just eat ‘em, you party with ‘em,” shoppers […]

McDonald’s releases new ad, improved chicken

McDonald’s Philippines released their new television commercial of the new and improved taste of Chicken McDo. In the video, two Pinays — both named Joy — shared that aside from their names, their love for Chicken McDo is what they have in common. Filipinos will now get to enjoy Chicken McDo even more as it […]

2nd ECHO Summit set on April 28

The Experts’ Convergence for Health Outcomes or ECHO Summit will be held on April 28, 2016, 2-6:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom of the Manila Marriott Hotel. This second inception of the ECHO Summit promises to match or even surpass last year’s outstanding scientific program. Intended to elucidate diverse but connected fields of practice, four international experts will be discussing relevant topics […]

Talk on another reality slated

“SCIENTISTS have demonstrated that both the brain and the body change constantly, according to how we use them. They tell us, for instance, that when we fall in love or become parents, massive brain reorganization takes place. Millions of old neural networks fall away, as millions of new ones form.” Thus British author and journalist […]

Cutting chemicals from food up at meet

About two decades ago, Philippine prawn exports to Japan were at a peak when they suddenly nose-dived after Japanese importers discovered the presence beyond acceptable limits of an antibiotic, chloramphenicol. The multibillion-peso prawn industry, which contributed substantially to the national economy, and which took decades to develop, was suddenly crippled. Today, the industry has overcome […]