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  • 1 hour Genes and your Valentine prospects Rappler
    "The continuation of the species is seldom in our minds when we ask for a phone number."  That was the philosopher Alain de Botton's interpretation of German philosopher Schopenhauer's take on our motivations for loving. It was in Alain de Botton's 2000 book called Consolations of Philosophy which grabbed my attention back ... more
  • 1 hour Peñalosas head 4-KO sweep of PH pugs over foreign foes Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – Like a hunter stalking his prey, Dave Hunter Peñalosa pulled the trigger when the target came within sight. Marcos Cardenas made the mistake of trading shots with Peñalosa, who caught the Mexican with a combination of body shots in the 4th round to clinch the vacant World ... more
  • 2 hours [Two Pronged] From boyfriend to just a friend? Rappler
    Rappler's Life and Style section runs an advice column by couple Jeremy Baer and clinical psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes. Jeremy has a master's degree in law from Oxford University. A banker of 37 years who worked in 3 continents, he has been training with Dr Holmes for the ... ... more
  • 2 hours Sex abuse survivors spell out Catholic Church challenge Rappler
    VATICAN CITY – As the Vatican prepares to host a global child abuse summit on the protection of minors, victims' associations are calling for concrete steps from the Catholic Church to end pedophilia.  While Pope Francis has sought to play down expectations from the summit, here are the main demands from ... more
  • 2 hours World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit Rappler
    VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops' conferences from every continent will convene from Thursday, February 21 ... more
  • 2 hours Nauert ends bid to be next U.S. ambassador to U.N. Rappler
    WASHINGTON, United States – Former Fox News anchor and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday, February 16 that she has withdrawn from consideration to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations. "The past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the ... more
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  • 2 months WATCH: Misa de Gallo – Day 4 Sunstar
    MISSED the fourth day of Misa de Gallo? Here's a replay courtesy of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.This mass was held at 4:30 a.m. at the Santo Niño church in Cebu City. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Misa de Gallo Day 4 Misa de Gallo Day 4 Posted by SunStar Philippines on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 ... more
  • 2 months WATCH: Misa de Gallo – Day 3 Sunstar
    MISSED the third day of Misa de Gallo? Here's a replay courtesy of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.This mass was held at 4:30 a.m. at the Santo Niño church in Cebu City.(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Misa de Gallo - Day 3 Misa de Gallo - Day 3 Posted by SunStar Philippines on Monday, December 17, 2018 ... more
  • 2 months WATCH: Misa de Gallo – Day 2 Sunstar
    MISSED the second day of the Misa de Gallo? Here's a replay courtesy of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.This mass was held at 4:30 a.m. at the Santo Niño church in Cebu City.(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Misa de Gallo - Day 2 Posted by SunStar Philippines on Sunday, December 16, 2018 ... more
  • 3 months Oil price rollback for 8th consecutive week Sunstar
    PRICES of fuel have dropped for the eighth consecutive week, with local oil firms across the country implementing a P2.00 rollback in petroleum products.Phoenix Petroleum Philippines led the rollback on Saturday, December 1, with P2.00 per liter off its gasoline and kerosene products.SeaOil is also adjusting its pump prices per liter with P2.00 off for gasoline, P2.10 off for diesel, and P2.00 off for kerosene on Monday, December 3.PTT Philippines, Pilipinas Shell, and CPI (Caltex) will also reduce their prices starting Tuesday, December 4.PTT Philippines will decrease prices of gasoline by P2.00 per liter and P2.10 per liter for diesel.Pilipinas ... more
  • 3 months Trump sets aside political differences in honoring Bush Sunstar
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Donald Trump, the disruptive, anti-establishment president who spent years deriding much of what George H.W. Bush stood for, set aside differences in politics and temperament Saturday to honor the late president.Trump declared a day of national mourning and ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff for 30 days to honor a man of "sound judgment, common sense and unflappable leadership."The president and first lady Melania Trump added that Bush had "inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service."Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, died late Friday, November 30, at age 94.The quarter-century ... more
  • 3 months ‘Tomas’ set to re-enter PAR Sunstar
    TYPHOON "Tomas" (Man-Yi) is expected to re-enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the state weather bureau said on Sunday, November 25.In its 11 a.m. weather advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the typhoon is expected to re-enter the country within 12 to 18 hours.Tomas, which briefly entered the PAR on Saturday, November 24, remains stationary in the easternmost part of the Philippine Sea while slowly moving southwestward.Pagasa located the typhoon east of Aparri in Cagayan province. It has a maximum sustained winds of 145 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts up ... more
  • 3 months ‘Samuel’ now in Iloilo, may exit PAR Thursday or Friday Sunstar
    TROPICAL Depression Samuel made landfall in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, around 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).The tropical depression was still packing maximum winds of 45 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center while moving west southwest at 40 km/h.Pagasa lifted Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) Number 1 over Masbate including Ticao Island, Biliran, Leyte, Samar provinces and Mindanao areas.TCWS Number 1, however, remained hoisted over Romblon, southern Oriental Mindoro, southern Occidental Mindoro, Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo group of islands, northern Cebu, northern Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Antique.Mimaropa, ... more
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  • 11 hours WGEID exec lauds PH for clarifying 625 ‘desaparecidos’ cases MB
    By Philippine News Agency BRUSSELS, Belgium — The chairman of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) on Thursday lauded the Philippine Government for taking the initiative to clarify the 625 “desaparecidos (disappearances)” cases lodged before the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. PH DELEGATION TO WGEID. Members of the Philippine government’s delegation to the meeting with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Joining the group are Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretaries Joel Egco (4th from right) and Lorraine Marie Badoy (7th from right). (Photo courtesy of PCOO OSec ... more
  • 12 hours DOST recognizes student champions in 11th YES Awards MB
    By Philippine News Agency MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) on Thursday recognized more than 700 students from the National Capital Region during the 11th Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. These students won bronze, silver and gold medals from various international math and science competitions last year. There were some 1,469 elementary and high school students who won in international contests in 2018. An awarding ceremony will be set by DOST regional offices for those who are in the provinces. Every year, YES ... more
  • 12 hours Duterte, family, spend weekend in Hong Kong MB
    By Argyll Geducos For the second time in four months, President Duterte has made his way to Hong Kong with his family, the Chief Executive’s former top aide confirmed. President Rodrigo Duterte (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go confirmed that Duterte went to Hong Kong to for a ‘weekend getaway’ with common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña and their teenage daughter Veronica. Go said the President left for Hong Kong Friday evening and will return to the country some time on Sunday. “Totoo po na pumunta ng Hong Kong si Pagulong Duterte na kasama ang ... more
  • 14 hours CebuPac opens application for 6th batch of cadet pilot program MB
    By Philippine News Agency MANILA — Cebu Pacific (CEB) has announced that the application process for its Cadet Pilot Program will open from February 15 to 24. “This is already the sixth batch. We had 58 cadets from the first four batches. We have another 15 from fifth batch set to leave (for training abroad) in April,” CEB spokesperson Charo Lagamon told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Saturday. Launched in October 2017, CEB’s Cadet Pilot Program uses the “study now, pay later” scheme, where aspiring pilots are welcome to apply, and if they pass, CEB would finance their training ... more
  • 14 hours ‘No need to campaign, my mistahs will vote for me’: Bato MB
    By Philippine News Agency BAGUIO CITY — Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is confident he will get the votes of his mistahs(batchmates) at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). “I don’t need to campaign among my fellow PMAers becuase they will surely vote for me. No matter how strong are their discouragements, the PMAers are not partisan but I know that deep in their hearts, they will be voting for me,” dela Rosa told reporters at the sidelines of the annual PMA Alumni Homecoming on Saturday. The PMA earlier said it will strictly enforce a “no campaigning” ... more
  • 14 hours Surrender unlicensed arms: NCRPO urges public MB
    By Philippine News Agency BAGUIO CITY — National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) head, Director Guillermo Eleazar on Saturday called on owners of firearms that either unlicensed or whose licenses have yet to be renewed to voluntarily surrender these to the police. “For safekeeping (unlicensed firearms) and we will help them to renew their license and we urged them if they have guns has expired or unlicensed, they just have to coordinate with the nearest station and we will go to their place to recoverfor temporary safekeeping. Wala pong kaso, hindi natin sila kakasuhan o aarestuhin ng may hawak ng baril (There ... more
  • 15 hours Close to 7,000 measles cases, including 115 deaths, recorded as of Feb. 13 – DOH MB
    By Analou De Vera The Department of Health (DOH) said that it already recorded close to 7,000 measles cases nation­wide, including 115 deaths. Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN) Based on the latest data re­leased by the DOH-Epidemiology Bureau, there are 6,921 confirmed measles cases recorded as of Feb­ruary 13. The National Capital Region (NCR) has the highest number of cases with 1,752, including 32 deaths. Following closely is Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) with 1,653 cases and 36 deaths; Central Luzon with 982 cases, including 12 deaths; Northern Mindanao with 388 cases, ... more
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  • 4 weeks The first Asian to play Alexander Hamilton on Broadway…is Pinoy! WhenInManila
    The hit Broadway Musical Hamilton is a story of diversity. It celebrates the idea that America is a nation built on the back of immigrants. To practice what it preaches, the Hamilton characters have always been cast to reflect this history of mixed cultures and races. So while there have been Hispanic and African-American Alexander Hamilton’s, there’s never been an Asian American one. Until now. Marc dela Cruz, a Japanese-Filipino actor, made his debut as the first Asian Hamilton last weekend. He first joined the cast back in December, becoming the third Filipino-American on the Broadway cast along with Karla Puno ... more
  • 4 weeks Ely Buendia and The Itchyworms Reunite for Their First Greatest Hits Concert WhenInManila
    OPM rock legends Ely Buendia and The Itchyworms music played a big part in our childhood. Looking back, they collaborated on songs like “Pariwara” in 2016 and “Lutang” in 2017. As part of Newport Performing Arts Theater’s 10th year anniversary, these two iconic rock personas will have a concert there on February 9, 2019 at 8PM. Jugs Jugueta shares that Ely Buendia was their greatest influence to write more songs and to form their own band. Ely Buendia first worked with The Itchyworms while recording the song ”Alalahanin”. That’s where they created a bond as they shared the ... more
  • 4 weeks Pacquiao vs. Broner: People’s Reactions When Broner Said “Everyone out there know I beat him” WhenInManila
    A Sunday afternoon in San Juan, La Union is typically busy; but I was surprised to see the streets and the shore of the surf town empty. I found out that today, Manny Pacquiao fought Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. My friends and I watched the fight’s live stream at Surfer’s Point Deck where I was amused not only by how great Pacquiao’s performance was, but also by people’s reactions every time he hit Broner. I couldn’t help but capture their reactions, especially when Pacquiao defended his secondary welterweight title by unanimous ... more
  • 4 weeks Yakult straws are now being sold for up to Php 60,000 online! WhenInManila
    Remember how when we were kids, our Yakult (or Chamito!) bottles would come with that small, thin straw to poke through the foil? Well apparently, they were only recently phased out in Singapore as an environmental move. Because of this, people started selling the straws as “vintage collectibles” on Carousell. The few lucky people who happened to still have some straws on-hand saw their opportunity and took it. They marketed the straws as ‘sentimental items’ or soon-to-be rare collectibles. One seller was even bold enough to price the straws at S$1,750 which converts to roughly around ₱67,000. The seller writes: In ... more
  • 4 weeks The Philippine National ID Cards will soon be in use and this is how you can get one WhenInManila
    Everyone knows the joke about how to get one government-issued ID in the Philippines, you’ll need one other ID to support your application, which in turn also requires an ID. It becomes a cycle of applications to get the complete set of necessary IDs. Thankfully, that problem seems to be one nearly solved with the rolling out of Philippine National ID cards. But what are the ID cards in the first place? Well, they’re essentially a single identification card. They will function as IDs for all aspects like SSS, BIR, PhilHealth, etc. These ID cards have actually been ... more
  • 4 weeks LOOK: This app helps you find the nearest bathroom with a bidet! WhenInManila
    I think we all already know that Filipinos love bidets. We consider it as one of the essential features in any bathroom and actively go out of our way to use bathrooms with bidets. Before, that search for a bidet would take a lot of effort but this amazing age of technology is finally giving the people what they want — an app that locates bidets for you. San Bidet, a free mobile application, stores the location of public bathrooms that have bidets and helps you find them in a style similar to Waze or Google Maps. The app opens up ... more
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  • 4 weeks Minor Changes In Ballot Design, Voter Receipt: Comelec PageOne
    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is introducing slight modifications in the design of the ballots and voter receipts to be used in the May 13 national and local elections. Leo Lim, Comelec information officer, said Thursday among the minor changes to be adopted is the placement of positions and candidates in the ballots. “Candidates for senators and local positions will be at the front face of the ballots while the party-list groups will be at the back,” Lim said in a press conference. In previous elections, the names of those running as senators & party-list representatives were in front of ... more
  • 4 weeks Gov’t Takeover Of Hanjin ‘Just A Proposal’: Malacañang PageOne
    Malacañang on Thursday said government takeover of debt-ridden Korean company Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) is just a proposal. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this comment after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana reportedly claimed that the President “is very receptive” to an idea for the government to take over the shipbuilding facilities in Subic Bay. “When I asked Secretary Lorenzana, ang parang sinabi lang ni Presidente, “Tingnan natin”… madaling sabihin (the only reaction of the President is “Let’s see”, so it’s easy to say that) it’s just a proposal,” Panelo said. “Proposal pa lang ni Secretary Lorenzana iyon, (It’s ... more
  • 4 weeks QC Cracks Whip Vs. Mercury-Laden Cosmetics PageOne
    To ensure the strict compliance of businesses on the ban on whitening products that contain mercury, the Quezon City government has passed an ordinance prohibiting the manufacture, distribution and sale of these cosmetics in the city. Authored by Councilor Elizabeth Delarmente, Ordinance No. 2767 mandates that all manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers, including street “tiangge” (market) and online vendors, in the city are obliged to cease engagements in business activities involving the production and trade of mercury-laden products. Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte noted that the ordinance will strengthen the enforcement of the national regulation on the ban on ... more
  • 4 weeks PH Opens Consulate General In Frankfurt PageOne
    The Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt opened its doors to the general public last January 15 to render consular services to Filipinos in the southern part of Germany. The Consulate General covers seven states in southern Germany under its consular jurisdiction, which is home to approximately 15,000 Filipinos and Filipino-Germans. “The reopening of the Consulate General forms part of the Philippine government’s efforts to make public services more accessible to Filipinos everywhere. It is also a recognition of Frankfurt’s importance as a banking, commerce, and air travel entrepôt,” Consul General to Frankfurt Evelyn D. Austria-Garcia said in a news release ... more
  • 4 weeks DND Chief Reiterates Strong Gov’t Support For BOL PageOne
    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday reiterated the government’s strong support for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which will pave the way for the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “We in the national government, most especially in your Department of National Defense (DND), fully support the BOL and the BARMM. For all we know, only unity and love of country can propel us to greater heights as one nation,” Lorenzana said in his speech at the “BOL Meeting de Avance” at the Mindanao State University (MSU) campus municipality of Jolo, Sulu, which was forwarded to ... more
  • 4 weeks AirAsia Exec Sees Bright 2019 For Aviation Industry PageOne
    AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Dexter Comendador sees a bright future ahead for the Philippine aviation industry this year. In an exclusive interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Comendador said government agencies are collaborating to help the industry grow and improve, with tourism and infrastructure projects either ongoing or in the pipeline. “This is the first time I’ve seen the DOTr (Department of Transportation), the DOT (Department of Tourism) and the aviation industry collaborate and develop tourism infrastructure,” he said. During their convergence meeting in December last year, which aimed to set criteria for the airports to be prioritized, ... more
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  • 15 hours 7 Times BTS’s English Was So Bad That It Made RM Cringe Koreaboo
    RM is the only accomplished English speaker in BTS. Although members such as Jungkook have made great strides in their English recently, this wasn’t always the case. These are 7 times that BTS’s English was so bad it made RM visibly cringe. 1. “What is infires?” RM tried his best to explain to Suga that it was “inspires” not “insfires”. Your browser does not support video. 2. Suga: “He’s like JayZ” Suga was once again the culprit as he repeatedly exclaimed “He’s like JayZ” after Jin‘s poor attempt at freestyle rapping. RM looked done with the whole situation. Your browser does not support video. 3. V: “I’m god” In ... more
  • 17 hours Mamamoo Solar Opened Her New YouTube Channel In The Cutest Way Possible Koreaboo
    Solar of Mamamoo is the next in a long list of idols who have opened up their own YouTube channels for more personal content. The channel is called “Solarsido” and her introduction video is the cutest thing ever. Solar managed to convince everyone to draw a circle with two fingers while exclaiming “Solarsido”. She dragged all of Mamamoo into her scheme. She convinced Moonbyul and Hwasa to do it… Your browser does not support video. She had her swarms of fans doing it… Your browser does not support video. Even Wheein enthusiastically recited “Solarsido” before collapsing into a fit of laughter. Your browser does not support video. Solar ... more
  • 18 hours Netizens Discuss The Exclusive Pros And Cons Of Being A Fan Of These 9 Groups Koreaboo
    In a recent discussion, fans of various groups revealed the pros and cons that only apply to their bias groups. Some of the replies were humorous and others genuine. These are some of the highlights. 1. BIGBANG “Pro and Con: Every time Seungri is in the news, it’s a coin toss whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing” This is a very true statement as Seungri is currently embroiled in a controversy regarding organised crime at his nightclub, the Burning Sun. He’s also been in the news for a lot of positive endeavours however, such as his charity work. ... more
  • 20 hours Mattel Confirms The Outfits Of Their BTS Dolls And It Has ARMY Already Emptying Their Wallets Koreaboo
    BTS are on a quest to dominate the toy market with the announcements of their Mattel dolls and more recently, the Funko Pop toys based on their promotions for “Idol”. The announcement of BTS’s Funko Pop line isn’t the only thing we learned at the New York Toy Fair. The outfits for the BTS Mattel dolls have also been confirmed in a special showcase. The mannequins confirm that the dolls will be wearing the outfits from BTS’s “Idol” promotions, just like the Funko Pop figures. This confirmation has ARMY even more excited to buy these new collectable toys.
  • 24 hours 12 Idols Who Overcame Extreme Hardships In Order To Debut Koreaboo
    Not all K-Pop idols come from an affluent background. For some of the most successful idols in the industry, it was their eagerness to escape poverty and hardship that helped push them to where they are today. Let’s take a look at a few idols who had to overcome hardships to get to where they are today.   1. IU When IU was a child, her parents were so deep in debt that they couldn’t afford to take care of both her and her younger brother. Because of this, IU was raised by her grandmother. She was also scammed ... more
  • 1 day These 16 ‘Before’ Photos Of Idols’ Teeth Will Leave Your Jaw Hanging Koreaboo
    In the present day, most idols have pearly white smiles, with teeth like chiclets. But some photos from the past reveal that idols’ teeth weren’t always as perfect as they are today! Even though their teeth may have been less straight back then, their smiles were still just as beautiful and heartwarming. Of course, some idols have also embraced their unique teeth and opted not to alter themselves, and fans love them for it too.   1. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)   2. Onew (SHINee)   3. Daesung (BIGBANG)   4. Daeryong (DLXL, formerly TASTY) ... more
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  • 12 hours P244M cocaine only ‘passing through’ PH Manilatimes
    The Philippines was only a transhipment point for the 70 blocks of cocaine found on the shores of Siargao and Dinagat islands, the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief said on Saturday afternoon. PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde told reporters in this year’s Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni homecoming that the 70 blocks or 37 bricks of cocaine weighing 48.825 kilograms and worth P244,125,000 were not for anyone in the Philippines. “[The blocks of cocaine] will just pass through in the Philippines, then these will be shipped to other countries. Remember, cocaine is not popular here. Although it is being used ... more
  • 12 hours Marawi demolition starts despite warning vs bombs Manilatimes
    MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: Despite warning from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that some 49 unexploded ordnances (UXOs) were not yet retrieved from the ground zero or the Marawi siege’s most affected area (MAA), the National Housing Authority (NHA) has started demolishing structures inside the MAA. The demolition that started on Thursday was part of an inter-agency in charge of rehabilitating the city. UXOs are explosive weapons that did not explode when they were employed but still pose risks of detonation even decades after they were used or discarded. This was the main reason given by the ... more
  • 12 hours Borrowers told to pay loan obligations despite closure of lender bank in Lanao Manilatimes
    MALABANG, Lanao del Sur: Borrowers of the shuttered Bagong Bangko Rural ng Malabang (Lanao del Sur) Inc. are advised to pay their loan obligations notwithstanding the closure of the bank, the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) said in an advisory circulated in this town on Friday. The PDIC advised borrowers to transact only with authorized PDIC representatives and to always secure copies of official receipts issued by the corporation. In a statement, it said the borrowers had three options to pay: 1. Direct payment at any branch of the Philippine National Bank (PNB). Payment should be for the account name, ... more
  • 12 hours Bacolod fire leaves P58-M damage Manilatimes
    BACOLOD CITY: A huge fire nearly razed the Manapla Public Market here on Friday morning, causing an estimated P58 million worth of damage to goods and property. Manapla Mayor Lourdes Escalante said the fire destroyed 65 market blocks. The municipal government will extend financial assistance to the block owners, according to Escalante. The municipal government would give P20,000 each to 19 big market blocks, P10,000 each to 35 medium blocks and P3,000 each to 11 small blocks, the mayor said. Escalante said the affected vendors would be temporarily allowed to set up market stalls at the public plaza. According ... more
  • 12 hours Bong Go, Hugpong allies visit Mariveles Manilatimes
    Former special assistant to the President and aspiring senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go joined his allies from the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party in their campaign sortie in Mariveles, Bataan, recently. Go announced in a meeting with supporters that a Malasakit Center would soon be opened in Bataan. “It is a one-stop shop, a continuing program of the President to make it easier for indigent patients to avail themselves of financial assistance for their medical needs. With the Malasakit Center, they need not go to several agencies for help and spend on transportation,” he said. Rising soon Another Malasakit Center ... more
  • 12 hours Peace covenant for honest polls signed in Bataan Manilatimes
    BALANGA City, Bataan: Municipal, provincial and congressional candidates on Saturday signed a peace covenant at the Saint Joseph Cathedral here for honest and peaceful mid-term elections in Bataan. The Bataan police, the Army’s 48th Infantry Battalion, the Commission on Elections and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting sponsored the covenant. Candidates in each of Bataan’s 11 towns and a city signed Integrity Pledge Boards where they pledged to abide by tenets of the Constitution, election laws, rules and regulations and respect the saae. Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga advised the electorate not to vote for candidates ... more
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