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Monday, February 20, 2017
PRIOR to the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit the province of Surigao del Norte, Education, Secretary Leonor M. Briones has met with officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to reconstitute the joint Technical Working Group (TWG) on the Basic Education Facilities. This is to target the prompt...
PREMIER academic institution De La Salle Philippines (DLSP) has recently partnered with Converge ICT to provide the best learning environment for their students with better Internet connection. With their alliance, the world-class information and communications technology (ICT) products and services company now serves as the main provider for DLSP sites...

Resistance begins at home

A casserole can be a potent weapon. It is one that Shanna Castillo has been using with precision since she started a neighborhood Facebook group, Love Trumps Hate Sunset Park Brooklyn, the week after Donald J. Trump was elected president. Every month members invite undocumented immigrants from the neighborhood into...
DEAR PR Matters, Thank you for the series of columns on PR/marketing/social-media trends this year. These have been very enlightening and have been very helpful and inspiring for me. You see, I am currently working on my thesis with some other groupmates, and we would like to focus on public relations...
SULUAN ISLAND, Eastern Samar—This easternmost island in the country may have been the first victim of a climate-induced disaster, but it recently made a strong statement to protect Mother Earth by adapting a low-carbon lifestyle. Since Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) first made landfall on this island over three...
Manila Water Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala led the lighting ceremony for the company’s pilot waste-to-energy (WTE) project recently at the South Septage Treatment Plant (SpTP) in Taguig City. He was joined by Manila Water President and CEO Gerardo Ablaza Jr., and members of the Senior Leadership Team and Mancom. The...
Last week President Duterte ordered the creation of a tripartite committee to study the current log-ban policy and called an intensified campaign against illegal logging. The committee that will study the total log-ban policy is composed of the departments of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Agriculture (DA), and of the...
THE government has built a tree-seed center (TSC) in Minglanilla, within the 123-hectare Cebu Experimental Forest (CEF), to boost the germplasm for superior quality trees to ensure the sustainable supply of quality planting materials until 2028. The TSC within the CEF is the first in the Visayas. A similar TSC...
Story & photo by Stephanie Tumampos The very core of a community is the family. With love and respect, it is inside a family that an individual grows up and learns the values in life and carry it through the rest of one’s life. Everything starts in this small unit. Fr....
On January 27 President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that placed a stay on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. Entrance of refugees from Syria, however, will be banned for the next 120 days. Two days prior to that, he committed the United States to building a wall on its...
By Mark Ivan Roblas   | Special to the BusinessMirror It would have been another school day but he was in for a surprise. Fifteen years ago, in the idyllic city of Tuguegarao in the Cagayan Valley, geology graduate-student John Warner Carag did not expect that his eyes would be opened...
They left the comforts of the city to live in the wilderness in solitude for religious reasons. These early Christian ascetics who roamed the desert of Egypt and Syria at the end of the second century were hermits. Honored by the church, they were called the desert fathers. They lived...
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) has joined the Los Baños Climate Change Council (LBCCC) to support its mission to improve the agriculture, aquatic and natural resources (AANR) sector, particularly in addressing the challenges of...
Story & Photos by Gretchen Filart Dublin Everybody can be rich in Batangas”, said Batangas Gov.-elect Hermilando Mandanas during the Batangas Development Summit (BDS) on January 27. Spearheaded by First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities, this year’s BDS was held at the Lima Park Hotel and gathered 500 luminaries from the...
The Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) is looking to Dr. Eiji Mizushima of the University of Tsukuba, an eminent Japanese museum expert, to provide technical advice in its efforts to establish a Southeast Asian AgriMuseum in Los Baños, Laguna. “The first...

‘Almacen’ memories

Story & photos by Issa Quirante IN the quiet side of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig is a not-so-tucked “Filipino restaurant of Spanish descent” that not only serves delicious heirloom recipes, but also offers diners a taste of hacienda living in the 1900s. Arroz Ecija, a specialty restaurant at the...
The British government, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are providing over £10 million (approximately P620 million) in grants and collaborative projects in the third year of the Newton Agham Programme. The science grants aim to help...

Surface interval in Cebu

By Bernard L. Supetran THE island-province of Cebu is sanctuary to a diverse marine life that it has become one of the world’s diving havens. With a 600-kilometers coastline in the mainland and its islands, almost every beachfront is a veritable dive spot teeming with schools of sardines, whale...
Story & photos by Jacqueline Salvador-Marvida THERE’S another reason to be joyful in the southern district of the Metro, as Parmigiano Ristorante Pizzeria opens its doors, which is on the Lifestyle Extension of Molito Commercial Complex, where “every day is a family day.” Parmigiano, the fast-rising Italian restaurant, offers a wide variety...
British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad recently revealed that the United Kingdom is convincing local legislators, educators and university owners to allow foreigners to teach or engage in joint ventures here in the country. During a gathering of Chevening scholars at his residence in Forbes Park last week, Ahmad...