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REPLAY AND TRANSCRIPT: State of the Nation Address 2020
/ from July 27, 2020
MISSED the fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Rodrigo Duterte? Here's a replay courtesy of RTVM.READ: Summary of Duterte's Sona 2020Here's the transcript.[Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City | July 27, 2020]Kindly...Senate President Vicente Sotto III and the ...
Donated bikes help ease difficulties through pandemic
/ from July 23, 2020
MANILA -- A year after he passed away at age 17, Benjamin Canlas is still making the world a better place - one bike at a time.The teenager is the inspiration for an unusual giveaway of mountain bikes, presented to Filipinos who are struggling to hold on to jobs in ...
Virus sidelines iconic Philippine jeeps, drivers
/ from June 24, 2020
MANILA -- The Philippines’ iconic passenger jeepney was one of the first casualties of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, with the government imposing a tight lockdown that sidelined Manila’s “king of the road” and its thousands of poor drivers.The restrictions imposed three months ago barred most public transport, forcing the gaudily ...
Tiis Pilipit - Mangyan tribesmen, tamaraw threatened by hunger, disease
/ from May 21, 2020
MINDORO -- The old chief exhaled and the hut was enveloped in blue smoke. “I remember,” whispered Fausto Novelozo, chief of the Taw’buid tribe. “That a sickness drove us from the mountains. Measles we got from siganon or lowland visitors. Half our village of 200 died.”We’re in the village of ...
Legal, media experts on fighting false information in the time of Covid-19
/ from May 14, 2020
AS THE Covid-19 pandemic infects millions around the world, the World Health Organization's (WHO) digital business solutions manager, Andrew Pattinson, called out the only one other thing that is spreading faster than the virus itself: an infodemic of false information.Thomson Reuters Manila and One Young World recently co-presented a virtual ...
Renovate to Educate rolls out hydroponic farming in schools
/ from May 13, 2020
THE enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) left many public spaces such as schools unattended. This opens opportunities to revive discussions on local community initiatives and one of the key programs admired by rED is the Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (GPP) initiative of the Department of Agriculture (DA).Gulayan sa Paaralan is a ...
Financial planner shares tips to Covid-19-proof your finances
/ from April 21, 2020
AS THE enhanced community quarantine is scheduled to end on April 30th, it is expected that there will be a limited return to normal activities. It means some people will be going back to work and public transportation will also be allowed -- also in a limited manner. That said, ...
Signs you’ve been on lockdown too long
/ from April 5, 2020
1. You talk to your plants, and they don’t reply. So you text them later.2. You get angry at your pet for barking loudly, and your pet is a cat.3. You complain that your husband’s snoring keeps you awake, and he’s been dead for 15 years.4. You’ve discovered 300 new ...
A virtual tour of local churches this Holy Week on Street View
/ from April 4, 2020
THIS Holy Week, people can virtually visit historical churches from the safety of their own homes through Google Maps. It has a useful feature called Street View that provides a 360-degree view of destinations so users can explore churches as if they are there.To use, simply open Google Maps on ...
BDO shares tips to protect your bank account this love month
/ from February 11, 2020
WHAT'S worse than getting your heart broken? Getting your bank account broken into!Some individuals will spend time and effort in tugging at your heartstrings until you reveal your personal information. Then, they will use this to break into your bank account and steal your money.They know all too well how ...