Labayog Appointed As Ilocos Norte Legal Counsel

Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP or Provincial Board) have concurred on Monday the appointment of Atty. Erme Labayog as the provincial legal officer of Ilocos Norte effective July 1, 2019. Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc appointed Labayog as the legal counsel of the province, a position he held as co-terminus with former Governor and now Senator Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos. Lawyer and board member Donald Nicolas, who sponsored the resolution of concurrence, said Labayog “possesses all the necessary qualifications and non qualifications” to represent the provincial government in its legal affairs. Aside from being appointed as the acting provincial…

Spotlight

It’s On Pointé for Ballet Manila’s 24th Performance Season

Ballet Manila, the most solidly trained classical ballet company in the Philippines, will once again stage a series of breathtaking shows filled with…

Ateneo De Manila University Wins At The Go Green In The City 2019 Philippine Country Finals

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, held the Philippine Country Finals of Go Green in the City…

Luzon News

Pangasinan Hospital Makes Final Cut Of Int’l Architecture Fest

Given its disaster-resilient facilities, a hospital in the province of Pangasinan was named as one of the finalists for this year’s World Architecture Festival in…

Bamboo Planting Project To Start In Pampanga Town

A project that can maximize the economic and ecological potential of bamboo as an industry and source of livelihood for residents will soon be implemented.…

Ilocos Norte To Invest More On Rainwater Harvesting Facilities

For climate change and adaptation, the local government units in the province plan to build more rainwater harvesting facilities. Edwin Cariño of the Sustainable Development…

Sports News

Kevin Durant Officially Joins Nets

NBA All-Star forward Kevin Durant has officially joined the Brooklyn Nets on a four-year, USD141-million deal after three seasons with the Golden State…

Ancajas Wants To Become Undisputed World Champion

Filipino boxing champion Jerwin Ancajas, who once dreamed of winning a title even at a regional level, is now aiming to become the…

Local News

SC Gives IBP More Time To Resolve Row On Authority In WPS Suit

The Supreme Court (SC) said on Tuesday it has given the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) until Friday this…

Bishop Urges Clergy, Public To Move Vs. Dengue

A Catholic prelate on Tuesday urged members of the clergy and the public to work together against dengue by ensuring…

BI Fields 67 More Immigration Officers At NAIA

An additional 67 immigration officers were deployed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) this week to further improve the…

World News

Over 820M People Hungry In 2018: UN Report

World hunger is on the rise in absolute number and…

Code-Breaker Turing To Appear On New UK Banknote

World War II code-breaker Alan Turing has been chosen to…

Tech

beep™ Reloading Now Available Via BPI Online And BPI Mobile App

You can now reload beep™ cards straight from your BPI account as AF Payments Inc. announced that a reloading option is now available…

Fortinet Delivers Industry’s First Secure SD-Branch Solution

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), today announced its Secure SD-Branch solution, the industry’s most comprehensive branch offering to secure the WAN and access edge and…

Ericsson Mobility Report: 5G Uptake Even Faster Than Expected

Rapid early momentum and enthusiasm for 5G has led Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to forecast an extra 400 million enhanced mobile broadband subscriptions globally…

Motoring

Oil Prices To Go Up Again On July 16

Seaoil on Monday announced a hike on the prices of its oil products effective 6 a.m. on July 16, 2019. In an advisory, the oil…

MMDA Creates Metropolitan Public Safety Office (MPSO)

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has created a new interim office that will oversee and strengthen the Agency’s disaster and emergency preparedness and response…

Caltex Donates “Piso Kada Litro” To Boost STEM Learning In Region 2 Public High Schools

If your road trip brings you to Cagayan Valley, then give a lending hand to education by fueling up in any of the 23 Caltex…

Entertainment

Keeping The Family Together In ABS-CBN Teleseryes

After a tiring day at school or a hassle commute from work, we always look forward to coming home and…

MYX Welcomes New Vjs Anton, Aya, Dani, Edward, And Ylona

Philippines’ number one music channel, MYX, formally welcomes its five new VJs—Edward Barber, Ylona Garcia, and the winners of the…

Thousands Of Students Receive Brand New School Bags From ABS-CBN

Thousands of schoolchildren in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao started the new school year with high hopes and a new motivation…

Travel

Chasing Summer: A Visit To Croatia

The rainy season may have started in the Philippines but in other parts of the world, summer is just beginning.…

La Sagrada Familia: More Than A Century In The Making

As one of Barcelona's most iconic destinations, La Sagrada Familia welcomes roughly 4 million visitors each year. Tourists often find…

How To Apply For A Korean Visa

Filipino tourists in Korea have steadily increased in recent years. In only two years, applicants for Korean Visa have nearly…

Drink & Dine

Be Wary Of Your Milk Tea

Tracing its roots in Taiwan, Bubble teas have been taking the center stage in the global arena. Not only does…

Papa Diddi’s Celebrates Ice Cream Day With Scoop All You Can

Here’s a fun scoop (pun intended): National Ice Cream Day is coming up! To celebrate the occasion, Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted…

Choose To Feel Extra Good On Weekdays At Pancake House

Looking for a way to perk up your weekday? Pancake House helps you get through your everyday routines with a…

The Talk

10 Types Of Commuters You Most Likely Have Encountered

It is no secret that commuting here in the Philippines is no easy feat. Taking into consideration the hot, humid…

Celebrities Take On The #10YearsChallenge

The "how hard did aging hit you?" or the 10 years challenge includes two pictures of a person placed side…

Top 10 Hong Kong Street Food To Try

If there is one thing that connects all people from across the globe that would most likely be food. I…

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Why You Should Start Listening To Podcasts

As defined by Merriam-Webster, a podcast is a program made available in digital format. You may ask, how is it…

Applying Mascara, Male Bloggers Challenge Russia Gender Norms

Gevorg brushes mascara onto his already long, dark lashes before dabbing highlighter above his cheekbones and checking the results in…