Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Monthly Archives: October 2020

NASHVILLE — When rising music star Layne Price heads home to Nashville for New Year’s Eve to break her writer’s block, she discovers that sometimes you find inspiration and love, with a little mystical intervention — where you least expect it, in the charming, holiday RomCom, I Hate New Year’s. Available for streaming December 4, I Hate New Year’s will be available on demand everywhere, as well as on the Tello Network. Filmed in Nashville, I Hate New Year’s stars actres...

By Don Orozco Members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo from all over the world are all thankful to the strong leadership of Brother Eduardo V Manalo. It is also worthy to note that even government officials from different parts of the world including the United States and Canada as well as in Europe have noted the strong presence of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in their own respective countries. In fact, some of them even went to meet with him at the Central office to offer their thanks ...

Lia Ocampo, 51, a flight attendant from Florida and formerly with the US Embassy in Manila used to work in Human Resources of the State Department, Trade and Development Agency, Public Affairs and Department of Veterans Affairs. Small wonder that, in a span of six years, she put together the book, What We Know for Sure, featuring 26 stories of former embassy employees and their hard work to come to America. Despite the current restrictions on immigrants,...

Atom Araullo explores schooling amid the pandemic in The Atom Araullo Specials: “Batch 2020” on GMA Pinoy TV on November 1. With at least 20 million students enrolled for school year 2020-2021, this will be one of the most unique, challenging, and historic school openings in our lifetime. Despite the Department of Education (DepEd) officially opening the school year last October 5, one question still remains: how ready are we for blended education? The Atom Araul...

By Corina Oliquino MANILA -- Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) Commissioner Greco Belgica said they will identify congressmen allegedly involved in corruption in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), make a completed list and submit a report only to President Rodrigo Duterte. In a report by The Philippine Star, Belgica said they could not release the information to Congress or the public.  “Our report will be submitted to the President and ...

By Macon Araneta The Philippines is devoting a whole new research center to the study of emerging viruses, including those found in wildlife animals, that could possibly infect people and threaten public health in the future, Cebu Rep. Eduardo Gullas said. The new Virology Science and Technology Institute (VSTI) is getting an initial funding of PHP283 million in the 2021 national budget, according to Gullas, House Appropriations committee member. ...

By Macon Araneta Sen. Win Gatchalian cited the urgency to raise the age of sexual consent as a measure against  young girls being forced into child marriages as a consequence of COVID-19. The Philippines has the twelfth highest number of child brides in the world based on the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF ). A child marriage is a marriage of a boy or a girl before 18, though it affects more girls, one in 25 boys marry before 18, accordi...

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor With one of the country’s two domestic refineries ceasing operations, prices of petroleum products can be expected to rise in the coming years, according to the Fitch Group’s research arm. Worst, the Philippines’s other refinery may also cease operations, or at least suspend its expansion plans for the foreseeable future. This grim scenario was presented to local media by Fitch Solutions Country Risk &a...

By Daniel Llanto The testimony by key Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) officers at the court hearing of detained opposition Sen. Leila de Lima that they were not aware of De Lima’s involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the national penitentiary prompted the Senate minority bloc to renew their call for her immediate release, saying the supposedly concocted case against De Lima was “unraveling.” In a joint statement...

2938410237840