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Petilla cited during Quezon Day

Former energy secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla has been awarded a plaque of appreciation as guest of honor and keynote speaker during the conferment of the Medalya ng Karangalan – the highest recognition given by the Quezon provincial government to outstanding achievers in the province. The award was given during the celebration of Manuel L. Quezon […]

Cecille Pelayo; 60

M. Cecilia “Cecille” Perez Poblete Pelayo died on Aug. 21 after an illness. She was 60. She is survived by her husband Nonnie; children JoAnne and Ricky Robledo, and Leo and Agnes Pelayo; and grandchildren Patricia and Dennis Pelayo, and Veronica, Ethan and Hannah Robledo. Her remains lie at St. Peter’s Memorial Chapels, Quezon Avenue, […]

Leocadia Castelo-Palanca; 101

Leocadia Castelo-Palanca of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, died on Aug. 17 in Sydney, Australia. She was 101. She is survived by children Elenita Grande, Natalie Palanca, and Teresita and Danilo de Leon. She was preceded in death by daughter Trinidad Abesa and son-in-law Oscar Grande. Her remains will arrive from Australia today. The wake will […]

Uygongco Foundation launches fund drive

Iloilo-based Uygongco Foundation, Inc. (UFI) is launching a major fund drive to help finance the construction and upkeep of adopted public schools in Western Visayas. Launching of the public donation drive and benefit lunch is on August 16, 2015, at the Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iloilo City. Dubbed “Got Stuff? Schools Benefit Lunch”, the initiative seeks […]

PAL to operate Cebu–Los Angeles non-stop flights beginning March 2016

Philippine Airlines announced the launching of non-stop flights between Cebu and Los Angeles beginning March 15, 2016 as part of the expansion of the flag carrier’s route operations to the United States. The start of the new service will commence on a milestone date – PAL’s 75th founding anniversary. The thrice weekly service will utilize the 254-seater […]

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 […]

New App Beep successful launch

Singer Faith Cuneta is hitting some high notes by now dabbling into event organizing. She recently helped launched the first online event organizer mobile application called Beep which primarily helps events people set any of their events, whether personal, business or commercial. The launch was held at the House Manila in Remington Hotel, Resorts World […]

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 […]

All roads lead to Casino Filipino this August

Sitti proves time and again that she is truly the country’s one and only bossa nova queen. She has successfully reintroduced bossa nova as a new kind of music to a modern era of listening public. She has a new album under MCA. A crowd favorite, Sitti will captivate the audience once more with her […]

‘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 […]