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Giving their best

By NEIL RAMOS     Mikee Quintos, Kelvin Miranda, Thea Tolentino and Paul Salas all vowed to do their best having been tapped to star in GMA News TV’s first big offering for the year, “The Lost Recipe.” The innovative fantasy-romance series is to start airing today, Jan. 18, and its stars are one in […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoJan 16th, 2021

Patently absurd

No vaccines, no MGCQ (Modified General Community Quarantine), President Duterte said, giving priority to public health over reopening the economy amid uptick of cases. He is right in quashing a recommendation to place the entire country, including regions with high COVID-19 cases like Metro Manila, under the least restrictive of four quarantine levels......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News16 hr. 21 min. ago

Why they can’t

Today’s article is about why embassies of foreign governments can’t provide COVID-19 vaccination to their citizens in spite of the fact that many of them represent first or second world countries which are actually already giving COVID vaccines to their citizens at home......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Bye-bye, balloons

In the last several years, we’ve heard so much about the dangers of plastic waste, and I occasionally write about it. But at this point, I have to acknowledge that giving up plastics is incredibly hard. It’s a major change that just cannot happen overnight, especially not in the Philippines where plastic shampoo sachets and […] The post Bye-bye, balloons appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Separated from her mother, 1-month-old baby of political prisoner dies

Born last January with several health complications and a cleft-palate, Carlen was immediately separated from her mother after delivery through a caesarean section. Espinosa was taken back to jail in Guihulngan City three days after giving birth in a local hospital and was denied the chance to take care of her baby. The post Separated from her mother, 1-month-old baby of political prisoner dies appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

GT Foundation kicks off 2021‘Bags of Blessing’

As part of its Chinese New Year celebrations, GT Foundation Inc. and Metrobank Foundation Inc. virtually kicked off the “Bags of Blessing” gift-giving tradition last Feb. 11......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Faithful urged: Devote time for prayer, fasting

Former Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged the Catholic faithful to devote their time during the Lenten season to praying, fasting and alms giving amid these trying times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

A word of encouragement can make the difference between giving up and pressing on.

A word of encouragement can make the difference between giving up and pressing on......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Parking Perks for Early Shoppers at AyalaMalls Central Bloc

There are many benefits to starting the day early like avoiding the morning rush and getting more things done. Plus, an early start allows one to enjoy a delicious breakfast with a good cup of coffee before work and errands. As a treat for early shoppers, Ayala Malls Central Bloc is giving the first 100 […] The post Parking Perks for Early Shoppers at AyalaMalls Central Bloc appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Robredo: Money shouldn t be main consideration in keeping, scrapping VFA

"It sounds just like extortion. It's criminal, asking for payment first before giving something up," she said in Filipino. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2021

Call for genuine representation

The party list system is established to provide equitable opportunity and representation in government for marginalized and underrepresented sectors. Ideally, this system works to “benefit those who have less in life” by giving them “genuine hope and genuine power,” as Justice Panganiban has put it, to participate in democratic processes. However, over the years, the system has gradually failed to uphold its objective of true and proportional representation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

House move lets LGUs buy vax

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has filed a bill to expedite the purchase and administration of COVID-19 vaccines by giving local government units (LGUs) the authority to directly purchase the life-saving shots from manufacturers without having to go through public bidding......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

House passes mandatory immunization, MSME aid bills

The House of Representatives recently passed two measures seeking to expand the mandatory immunization program and giving additional assistance for micro, small and medium enterprises affected by the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

Pacquiao says he has started training for next fight

Without giving specifics of his next fight, Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday announced he has began training, eager to resume his career that has so far been halted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

Cebu chamber named COVID-19 hero for Asia Pacific region

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An international award-giving body gave recognition to the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) for its efforts in addressing the crisis brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The CCCI was named as awardee in the COVID-19 Hero Chamber Award category at the 2020 APAC Chamber of Commerce […] The post Cebu chamber named COVID-19 hero for Asia Pacific region appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

Philippines posts alarming growth in teenage pregnancies

Almost seven girls aged 14 and younger are giving birth in the country every day, according to the latest findings released by the Commission on Population over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

Butuan not giving up on ‘first Philippines mass’ claim

As the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Christianization of the Philippines nears, local officials in Agusan del Norte are reminding the world that a once nondescript town in their region and not Limasawa in Southern Leyte was the site of the first mass in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

Housekeeper wins a Ford EcoSport thru vivo 'SealedWithAWish

Leading global technology company vivo successfully played Santa over the holidays, granting wishes and giving away exclusive prizes to more than a thousand lucky vivo customers through its #SealedWithAWish Campaign......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Britain has opened a visa scheme for millions of Hong Kong people

A new visa scheme giving millions of Hong Kongers a path to British citizenship will go into effect this Sunday, when former colonial power opens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Escaping to a world of entertainment

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is giving its subscribers better streaming experience by upgrading the Smart Signature SIM-Only Plans, which are now exclusively bundled with a Netflix Mobile Plan subscription......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Siargao reptiles thrive as tourism pauses

BUTUAN CITY—Humanity’s reset due to the coronavirus pandemic turned out to be a great time for reptiles to thrive on Siargao Island, a tourism haven in Mindanao and known for its beaches and world-class surfing spots. Due to the lockdowns and quarantine restrictions, disturbances to the natural habitat from human activities were radically reduced, giving […] The post Siargao reptiles thrive as tourism pauses appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021