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PWDs, senior citizens vulnerable to calamities

People with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens are more likely to die during calamities as they account for more than double the death rates during emergencies. This was bared by Carmen Zubiaga, executive director for the National Council for Disability Affairs during a recent Earthquake Resiliency for PWDs and Senior Citizens Conference at the SMX […]

UNICEF launches childnutrition advocacy with Senate, House

Culminating Nutrition Month,UNICEF Philippines hosted a legislative advocacy forum at the Senate, highlighting important interventions for child and maternal health and nutrition. Themed ‘Ensuringthe Right Start to Life through Optimal Maternal and Child Nutrition: Buildinga Stronger Nation’, the advocacy focuses on the significance of the first thousand days of the life of a child: from […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens July 31

As a season offering to all schools, parents and children, Kids Acts Philippines proudly presents “ Beauty and the Beast” with script and lyrics by Luigi Nacario and music by Eugene Belbis which is adapted from the original book by Jeanne-Marie LePrince De Beaumont. “Beauty and the Beast” is a tale of friendship and true […]

Filipinas Opilas; 92

Filipinas Agullana-Opilas, widow of the late retired Col. Vicente Zamora Opilas, died on July 24 at Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City. She was 92. She is survived by children Evelyn, Renato, Lorna Opilas-Manodon, Rodolfo, Maureen Opilas-de Lara, Yvonne, Rommel Redentor and Raoul; in-laws Elizabeth Cadaoas-Opilas, Robert Manodon, Perla Orden-Opilas and Zenaida Dancel-Opilas; grandchildren John […]

Lt. Gen. R. A. Padiernos, ex-Southcom chief, dies

GEN. Romeo A. Padiernos, former Southern Command chief, died on July 26. He was 73. Padiernos was a member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1965. His career in the Armed Forces of the Philippines took off in Mindanao, where in 1973 he was part of government forces that fought the Moro National Liberation Front […]

F. T. Vertudes; 100

FRANCISCO T. Vertudes died on July 17 at the age of 100. He leaves behind his wife Felicitas, children Johnny and Evelyn, Ernesto Sr. and Ofelia, Virgilio and Fe, Carlito and Estela, Aida and Pons, Praxedes and Joey, and Butch and Juliet, and grandson Jun. His remains lie in Nagtupacan, Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur. Interment […]

Orange Blush Salon holds ‘Orange Day’

It’s a special day every Wednesday at the Orange Blush Salon in Cabanatuan City, as they treat their clients with special promotions and discounts on all of their salon services. Orange Blush salon owner Joby Linsangan-Moreno says that on Wednesdays, they treat their already important clients “a little more special” by giving discounts on their […]

Asiana Airlines adds new European destination

Multi-awarded Korean carrier Asiana Airlines (OZ) has announced a new route service to Rome. This brings the airline to a total of five exciting European destinations from its hub in Incheon International Airport. Asiana now flies to Rome every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays using a B777-200 aircraft for 300 passengers. The airline has been regularly […]

‘Magtanggol Liberacion!’ at CCP

The Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild presents a musical comedy entitled “Magtanggol Liberacion!” on July 17 (8 pm – invitational), July 18 and 19, 2015 (3 pm and 8 pm) at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute. Previously staged as “Pinatay Si Mayor!” last March in De La Salle […]

‘The Riddle of the Sphinx’ sets July 11, 18, 25 shows

Artist Playground and Talent Factory proudly presents its 1st season opener “The Riddle of the Sphinx”, which will run on July 11, 18 and 25 ( 3 pm, 5 pm and 7 pm) at 1701 The Little Room Upstairs located at Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Timog Ave., Q.C. Written by Eugenio Deriada in […]

Fo Guang Shan PH restages ‘Siddharta: The Musical’ on July 17

Fo Guang Shan Philippines in cooperation with the Buddha’s Light International Association will restage “Siddhartha: The Musical” at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 17, at 2 pm and 8 pm. Directed by Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson and with musical direction by Jude Gitamondoc, “Siddhartha: The Musical” tells the story […]

The new, original ‘Ampalaya the Musical’ happens on July 15 at the CCP

Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental has long been known as the Cultural Center of Southern Philippines, and for the first time ever, the Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee, the city’s unofficial cultural arm, brings to Manila audiences ‘Ampalaya the Musical’–an original new musical that will delight and educate, with a performance on 15 July 2015 […]

Picar Development recognizes world-class Filipino talent

For almost a decade now, Picar Development envisions a future rife with innovative possibilities. With a vision of greater things, it recognizes the world-class talent of its Filipino partners by sharing the desire to promote local ingenuity and workmanship. This is evident in its iconic real estate projects that bear the hallmarks of globally-competitive architectural […]