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PPO sunsets at Makiling

  Enjoy viewing the sunset while listening to the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Olivier Ochanine, perform on May 3, 5:30 pm at the Tanghalang Maria Makiling of the National Arts Center in Mount Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna. Entitled PPO Sunsets at Makiling, the program for the concert is a mix of Original [...]

No favored group in Luisita partition–DAR

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Wednesday denied charges that one farmer’s group was being favored over others in the distribution of Hacienda Luisita, the vast sugar estate in Central Luzon formerly owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III.   In a statement, DAR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Anthony Parungao said the [...]

Low rating for Batangas port project

The P10-billion Batangas Port Development Project (Phase II) which was funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) was given an unsatisfactory rating by an independent Japanese external evaluator.   IC Net Ltd. external evaluator Ryujiro Sasao, who was commissioned by Jica, said the operating ratio of the container terminal constructed by the project remains [...]

Sachet for mass market as advocacy

To address the public health issue of teeth sensitivity, a global healthcare company has launched a new packaging to make oral care more available to the masses.   GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Philippines introduces the sachet version of Sensodyne Toothpaste, which is a first in the international market.   This is a response to the alarming statistics [...]

‘Begin Again’ closes Tribeca film fest, opens July in PH

The Adam Levine, Kiera Knightley and Mark Ruffalo starrer “Begin Again” has been selected to close the 13th Tribeca Film Festival on April 26.   From writer-director John Carney (Once), the movie originally titled “Can A Song Save Your Life?” is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music [...]

Tacloban hospital, 10 health centers to undergo rehab

The SM Foundation and former Sen. Panfilo Lacson’s Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery on Tuesday signed a  memorandum of agreement for the rehabilitation of  the Tacloban City Hospital in support of public-private efforts to rehabilitate Tacloban, which bore the brunt of Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ last year.   Lacson, Health Undersecretary Teodoro J. [...]

Ex-Justice Nathaniel de Pano; 86

Former Court of Appeals Presiding Justice Nathaniel de Pano succumbed to colon malfunction and related ailments on April 17 after three months of confinement at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City. He was 86.   Wake is ongoing at the Kamuning Methodist Church on Kamuning street in Quezon City where he attended (with his [...]

GSIS reduces paper requirements for claims

Members, pensioners and other claimants of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will now find it easier to comply with documentary requirements in filing for their social insurance benefits after the pension fund reduced the number of forms that have to be accomplished and submitted. Around one to seven documents were weeded out from the [...]

Lotta Sylwander joins as Unicef PH Representative

Ms. Lotta Sylwander has submitted credentials as Unicef Representative to the Philippines to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario.   As Unicef Representative, Sylwander provides strategic leadership in the design and implementation of programs on health, on education, on protection and for the wellbeing of Filipino children, as part of the Government of Philippines-UNICEF Country [...]

SVD to present ‘7 Last Words’ on ABS-CBN

The Society of the Divine Word (Societas Verbi Divini or SVD) Philippine Central Province will present the “Seven Last Words” on Good Friday at the Shrine of Jesus, the Divine Word in Christ the King Mission Seminary compound on E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, New Manila, Quezon City.   The program produced by the Mission Communications [...]

PH to impart ‘Yolanda’ lessons

The Philippines will share its experience and the lessons learned from the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” across the Visayas when it hosts an international conference on disaster response in September.   Ambassador Cecilia Rebong, the Philippines’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, told conveners of the Disaster Response Dialogue (DRD) that the Philippines “is [...]

‘Wash your hands!’ reminds the Safeguard germ alarm

Only 5 percent scrubbed long enough to kill infection-causing germs after using the public toilet. This jarring statistic was revealed in an article by NewsMax Health. The reason this is alarming is because high-touch areas of public restrooms can contain more than 1,000 colony-forming units per milliliter of infection-causing bacteria.   The Centers for Disease [...]

‘Magkabilaan’ anniversary concert set on April 25-26

  The Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Company in partnership with the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe and PETA Theater Center proudly presents “Magkabilaan”—the 20th anniversary concert to pay homage to the late Dr. Paz-Cielo A. Belmonte, founder & artistic director of the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe (PBFDT).   “Magkabilaan” shall celebrate Lahing Kayumanggi’s and Philippine [...]


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