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Guimaras shines in EXCELL 2018

THE island-province of Guimaras again proved its excellence in local governance after garnering major honors in the Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards 2018. Among all the provincial qualifiers this 2018, Guimaras was hailed first runner-up in administrative and environmental governance. The same accolade was given to the province for excellence in economic governance. Excell […] The post Guimaras shines in EXCELL 2018 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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WATCH: DOT says tourism arrival improves despite Boracay closure

Despite six-month temporary closure of world-famous island Boracay, the Department of Tourism on Thursday said that tourism arrival in the country increased by 7.43 percent from January to October this year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Rare plant species named in honor of Philippine wildlife expert

  KORONADAL CITY --- A new plant species that grows on only two mountains in Mindanao has been named after wildlife advocate Theresa Mundita Lim.   To date, Medinilla theresae, which is endemic to areas of a specific soil type, is found only on Mt. Redondo, Dinagat Island, and on Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental.   The terrestrial, erect and cauliflorous shrub can grow to 1.5 meters high.   A team of renowned taxonomists, professors and researchers from the University of the Philippines were credited for the species' discovery. It includes Edwino Fernando, Perry Ong, Peter Quakenbush and Edgardo Lillo.   "I am truly honored and grat...Keep on reading: Rare plant species named in honor of Philippine wildlife expert.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 14th, 2018Related News

3 Abu Sayyaf militants, soldier killed in Sulu clashes | The Manila Times Online

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Three Abu Sayyaf militants and a soldier were killed in fierce clashes before dawn Thursday on Minis Island off Sulus Patikul town in southern Philippines, officials said.READ The pos.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Guimaras info office is WV’s best

THE Public Information and Relations Office of the island-province of Guimaras won big during the 2018 Information Officers’ Year-End Conference and Awards. For the first time, it earned the top spot as Best Performing Information Office for consistent, relentless and exemplary programs and services in information, education and communication rendered to the public. Jaypee Kein […] The post Guimaras info office is WV’s best appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Guimaras info office is WV’s best

THE Public Information and Relations Office of the island-province of Guimaras won big during the 2018 Information Officers’ Year-End Conference and Awards. For the first time, it earned the top spot as Best Performing Information Office for consistent, relentless and exemplary programs and services in information, education and communication rendered to the public. Jaypee Kein […] The post Guimaras info office is WV’s best appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

More questions about the new martial law extension

Those opposing the extension of martial law in the island of Mindanao continue to question the necessity of another year-long extension of martial rule in the region, claiming their concerns have not been properly addressed. Existence of rebellion, uprising Some opposition lawmakers at the joint congressional session on Wednesday, December 12 questioned why President Rodrigo […] The post More questions about the new martial law extension appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 13th, 2018Related News

CHR: Security forces can address ‘lawlessness’ in Mindanao without martial law

The Commission on Human Rights on Thursday stressed that the government can quell any security threats in Mindanao without prolonging the implementation of martial law in the entire island......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

3 Abu Sayyaf militants, soldier killed in Sulu clashes

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three Abu Sayyaf militants and a soldier were killed in fierce clashes before dawn Thursday on Minis Island off Sulu’s Patikul town in southern Philippines, officials said….READ The post 3 Abu Sayyaf militants, soldier killed in Sulu clashes appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

3 Sayyafs, soldier killed in Sulu clashes 

SULU – Three Abu Sayyaf militants and a soldier were killed in fierce clashes before dawn Thursday on Minis Island […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

THE VOTE: Martial law has brought positive effects in the whole island

As the end of the implementation of martial law in Mindanao approaches; and with another request made by the Commander-in-Chief for its continuation, we are again tasked to determine whether there is sufficient ground to extend the effectivity of Proclamation No. 216......»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Enforcement of UNCLOS tribunal award by world naval powers

Before World War II, China’s southernmost defense perimeter was Hainan Island. Before the war, China did not have a single soldier or sailor stationed in any island in the South China Sea other than in Hainan Island......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Groups fear more rights abuses in Mindanao

Human rights groups on Wednesday slammed the decision of Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year, saying this would only bring havoc and terror to residents of the island.   In a statement, the rights group Karapatan dismissed the claim of government policymakers that continued enforcement of martial law was meant to maintain peace in the South.   "The Duterte regime has been recycling excuses and repeating lies that martial law is about security and peace, while it cannot be hidden that it only brings about havoc and terror among the people," said Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan.   'Unconscionable'   Former...Keep on reading: Groups fear more rights abuses in Mindanao.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

Martial law cannot be the new norm in Mindanao – Drilon, Escudero

MANILA, Philippines – Martial law cannot be the new norm in Mindanao. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Francis Escudero said this on Wednesday, December 12, as they questioned and opposed another one-year extension of martial law in the island. Other senators who voted against ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

No actual rebellion, no data to back martial law extension – lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines – Two opposition lawmakers said the government has failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove a third extension of martial law in Mindanao is needed to quell rebellion and develop the southern island. During the joint Congress session on Wednesday, December 12, Senate Minority Leader Franklin ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

250 bikers support Padyak Kaligtasan 2018

MORE than 250 bikers from Western Visayas and neighboring provinces supported the Padyak ng Kaligtasan: An Adventure Trail Ride kicks off in Guimaras, Dec. 9, 2018. The cyclists hit the rough road and uphill challenge as they explored the potential trails of the island province while sharing safety practices with each other. The Sunday trail […] The post 250 bikers support Padyak Kaligtasan 2018 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

P34-M Projects, Cash Incentives Delivered to Bantayan Island

Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale led the turnover and groundbreaking ceremonies of various projects, as well as the distribution of cash incentives to barangay workers in Bantayan Island on Friday, Nov. 30. The total worth of projects and cash incentives distributed to 1,814 barangay workers for the three […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Why One Philippine Island Cant Get Enough of Martial Law

TAIPEI - Martial law seldom excites people who live under it. Ukrainians were nervous when an order took effect last month, against a growing threat from Russia, to let the military mobilize citize.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Why One Philippine Island Cant Get Enough of Martial Law

TAIPEI - Martial law seldom excites people who live under it. Ukrainians were nervous when an order took effect last month, against a growing threat from Russia, to let the military mobilize citize.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Lea Salonga gets first Grammy nod with Broadway musical album

By CNN Philippines Staff – For the first time, Lea Salonga gets a Grammy nomination. The theater actress enthusiastically broke the news on Instagram that the entire musical cast of Once On This Island who were involved in the recording of its album version was nominated for the Best Musical Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News