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Only ash and shells of homes left on volcano isle
/ from January 11, 2021
TAAL VOLCANO -- The island is a ghost town, its trees just dead sticks in a gray landscape, its homes and school ash-covered and damaged by continuing earthquakes and the explosive volcanic eruption that occurred one year ago.Fisherman Rogelito Cacao regularly visits his home on the volcanic island south of ...
Paying kindness forward through teaching
/ from December 15, 2020
IF THERE is one thing Jerielle Malonzo knows by heart, it is that there is great value in not being handed everything in life.The one-time Insular Life Gold Eagle Scholar and now University of the Philippines (UP) instructor puts premium not only on hard work but on initiative as well. ...
Customers give Globe high remarks on network improvements
/ from December 08, 2020
GLOBE posts high scores from customers in several categories when it comes to its mobile and data services. This is based on the latest independent survey conducted in November 2020. A total of 1,200 respondents took part in the survey.Majority of Globe subscribers gave positive responses on their ...
Frontliner shares story of her own battle with Covid-19
/ from November 24, 2020
HAD she not been too afraid to work in a hospital, Analyn Guivencan would have been in Israel by now, working as a caregiver and earning more for her family. And yet, years after she turned her back on that opportunity, Analyn finds herself exactly where she did not intend ...
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 ...