• Mayors’ Alliance renews support to peace process

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Cotabato City – The “tri-people” Alliance of Lumads, Iranons and Maguindanaons (ALIM) has renewed allegiance to the government peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front amid perceptions that its acceptance of the proposed Bangsamoro governance had fizzled out. In their recent meeting here, ALIM member-mayors led by now vice Governor Lester Sinsuat also reaffirmed support to the leadership of Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, pledging their twin-allegiance over the Holy Qur’an. The ALIM, founded by Sinsuat when he was mayor of Datu Odin Sinsuat town, was rumored for becoming cold about the peace process and the governor’s leadership due to alleged political differences among its ranks. More »Mayors’ Alliance renews support to peace process

  • 'Moro-landia'

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Perspective is often a delicate ballet of education, experience, and the debate of one universal truth over Kantian truths? Philippine history and its interpretation has its tangled discourse. More »'Moro-landia'

  • 2,000 bags of seedlings given free to farmers

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Butuan City – An initial 2,000 bags of rice seedlings were given free to farmers who were flood victims of typhoon Agaton that devastated 2, 898 hectares of rice lands in the first quarter this year in Butuan City. The free rice seedling assistance from the city government of Butuan and Department of Agriculture benefited 1,500 farmer recipients from the city’s 48 barangays. Initially, the city government released 1,500 bags of rice seedlings while the 500 bags were provided by the DA. More »2,000 bags of seedlings given free to farmers

  • NBI hunts for fugitive Cedric Lee in Cebu

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Cebu City, Cebu – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Central Visayas (NBI-7) has officially joined in the national manhunt for controversial businessman Cedric Lee after receiving information that Lee could be hiding in Cebu. NBI-7 Director Max Salvador said he received directives from the NBI main office in Manila Tuesday night to search for Lee in Cebu. The NBI also furnished its Central Visayas office a copy of the warrant of arrest against Lee. ... More »NBI hunts for fugitive Cedric Lee in Cebu

  • Citihub worker’s dormitory opens third Phase

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    With the success of the opening of Citihub dormitory for workers in 2011 with 62 beds, Arcya Commercial Corp. recently constructed eight more container vans on J. Rizal St. in Barangay Mabini in Mandaluyong City and opened the first four container vans for occupancy last March 4. Citihub Worker’s Dormitory is a CSR project under the umbrella company of Arcya Commercial Corp. The project is headed by the company’s Property Manager Panya Go Boonsirithum. More »Citihub worker’s dormitory opens third Phase

  • Proud pinoys in Hong Kong Disneyland

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    For most showbiz personalities, Holy Week is perfect for a vacation considering it is unlike other holidays where they often still have to work (teka, kasali ako diyan ah?! Nagrereklamo?!). During the break, some of them probably booked a vacation in some island resort, a foreign destination or simply rested at home doing selfies (’pag tunganga lang naman sa bahay, get busy, mag-selfie!). ... More »Proud pinoys in Hong Kong Disneyland

  • Tropicana Garden City completes second tower

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Federal Land subsidiary Horizon Land sustains its growth as construction of Tropicana Garden City’s second tower reaches completion. Tropicana Garden City is the only mixed-use development in Marikina, recognized as the country’s cleanest and most orderly city. More »Tropicana Garden City completes second tower

  • Moratorium urged on PhilHealth fees payment

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Iloilo City, Iloilo – Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) must extend moratorium to its members in Western Visayas region who are survivors of super typhoon Yolanda. This is the subject of a resolution which Rosario Cabrera, Office of Civil Defense (OCD-6) regional director, disclosed the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Western Visayas (RDRRMC-6) is set to convey to PhilHealth. More »Moratorium urged on PhilHealth fees payment

  • For Guinness record: Tuyo laying contest

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Balanga City, Bataan -- This is one for the Guinness Book of World Records -- perhaps. If Pangasinan’s Bangus festival is being put on Guinness record, the same should also be inscribed into the world record after this city, which is producing 14 tons of tuyo (dried fish) yearly, had again laid Monday the longest tuyo contest, along the city’s Plaza Mayor de Balanga. Mayor Joet Garcia and Vice Mayor Noel Valdecanas led the City’s annual longest tuyo laying contest, one of the highlights of this city’s fiesta. The unique dried fish contest lasted for one hour where tuyo producers-participants demonstrated their skills in laying out and drying their products. More »For Guinness record: Tuyo laying contest

  • Bill makes speed limiters mandatory in buses, trucks

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- Speed limiters should be installed in every public bus and cargo truck in the country to prevent road accidents resulting in injuries or death. Rep. Eric Olivarez (NP, Parañaque City) filed House Bill 3924 to make it mandatory for all public utility buses and multi-wheeler cargo trucks to install electronic speed limiter for public safety. Olivarez said traffic accidents resulting in multiple deaths are usually caused by speeding huge vehicles. He noted that a significant portion of traffic accidents recorded this year was caused by violations of the speed limit. More »Bill makes speed limiters mandatory in buses, trucks

  • France's new Prime Minister

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Since he was named Prime Minister by President Francois Hollande this April, France’s centrist Interior Minister, Manuel Valls, popularity has shot up to 62%. The public has already had their chance to take his measure, first when he served as Minister of the Environment, then as Minister of the Interior, and also as Hollande’s communication director during the president’s campaign. Active and personable, Valls has been compared by political analysts to Britain’s popular Tony Blair, for his pro-business agenda and dashing personal style. Although he has had no background in economic policy, he will soon need to present a new national budget to the European Commission, which has France under special surveillance since it missed its deficit target in 2013. More »France's new Prime Minister

  • Manhunt on for 4 rob suspects

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Cabagan, Isabela – The provincial police command has ordered the manhunt against the four suspects who killed two guards of a resort after a robbery holdup at barangay  Cansan here. S/Supt. Sotero De  Guzman Ramos Jr. has ordered Edwin Caluba, chief of police of Cabagan, to arrest  the  suspects after he viewed the CCTV inside Round Rock Resort at Cansan. Caluba  identified the guards as Joselito Javal, of Lingaling, Tumaiuini and Baltazar Morillo, private guard, of Cubag, Cabagan. ... More »Manhunt on for 4 rob suspects

  • 3 Filipino cardinals won’t make it to canonization rites

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- Except for Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, all the other three living Filipino cardinals won’t be able to attend the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII in Rome on April 27. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is staying behind because he will preside over a mass at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City in celebration of the canonization to sainthood of the two pontiffs. Tagle’s predecessor retired Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, on the other hand, won’t be able to attend the gathering due to a previous engagement. ... More »3 Filipino cardinals won’t make it to canonization rites

  • Balamban shipyard launches new 82,000-tonnage bulk carrier

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Balamban, Cebu – A week following the launching of its 58,000 deadweight metric to ship, Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu) Inc. (THICI), again launched another ship, this time a much bigger vessel, that is, an 82,000-tonnage bulk carrier. The SC-209 or M/V Emerald Star is the 185th ship launched by THICI since it first opened shop in Cebu i9n 1994. Leading the ceremony Tuesday was Gov. Hilario Davide III who told reporters it was his first time to attend a ship launching as a governor. According to THICI President Hitoshi Kono, the ship was ordered by a Japanese national who plans to use it to carry coal, nickel and other mining products. More »Balamban shipyard launches new 82,000-tonnage bulk carrier

  • QC authorities warned on possible sale of ‘botcha’

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- Considering that animals can also succumb to heat stroke just like humans during the summer months, the Quezon City (QC) government was asked yesterday to ensure that only meat fit for human consumption are sold to consumers. Four city councilors – Allan Benedict Reyes, Jesus Manuel Suntay, Jaime Borres and Victor Ferrer Jr. – jointly asked the city’s market personnel to strictly monitor the delivery of meat products in local wet markets. More »QC authorities warned on possible sale of ‘botcha’

  • 75 to trek Caraga’s highest mountain

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Butuan City – At least 75 mountaineers are set to trek the highest mountain in Northeastern Mindanao next month. Despite objections from an environmentalist group, the local government unit gave the nod to the mountain climbers to proceed by saying “these mountain climbers are responsible enough on how to protect and preserve the environment.” “We will not deprive them because the mountain is for everybody,” said Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. adding “there are trails to be followed, including resting place and other personal needs that will not create damage and disrupt living things within the area”. Meanwhile, according to various sources here, the 2,012-meter Mount Hilong-Hilong that straddles the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur is one of the best-liked destinations of mountaineers. These mountaineers with intermediate and expert skills will climb up the peak via Malvar Trail that will take five days. More »75 to trek Caraga’s highest mountain

  • What television has done to us

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    When television was invented, idealists around the world rejoiced in the visionary notion that here was a medium that could help erase global illiteracy through instant and omnipresent communication. But, as with everything else and with nary a fight, television succumbed to commercialization. No wonder television is widely derided as a wasteland. A wag once said television is called a medium because there's nothing rare about it and it's never well-done. More »What television has done to us

  • De Lima wasting time on Napoles – lawyers

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- Justice Secretary Leila de Lima may be wasting her time and effort in talking to suspected P10-billion pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles even if the businesswoman promised to implicate lawmakers, past and present, as having actively participated in the scam. Weighing in on the recent announcement of De Lima that Napoles is ready to tell everything that she knows about the biggest scam in Philippine history, criminal law experts Atty. Raymund Fortun and Atty. Modesto Ticman Jr. both agreed that the businesswoman cannot become a state witness. More »De Lima wasting time on Napoles – lawyers

  • 3,000 Yolanda survivors gain entrepreneurial opportunities

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Palo, Leyte – Some 3,000 high school students from various parts of Leyte who survived super typhoon Yolanda last November 8, 2013 and completed their high school education can very well become entrepreneurs after completing income-generating courses provided by the Leyte provincial government. Multiple Income Creating Project (MIC-P) Manager Dr. Aurora Aquino-Villarente said these 3,000 students were scholars of the Leyte province under Governor Leopoldo Dominic L. Petilla’s program of providing vocational courses to students during their four-year high school studies. Villarente said the high school students graduated from the Palo National High School in Palo, Leyte and Merida National High School in Merida, Leyte as well as in 22 centers of the Division of Leyte of the Department of Education (DepEd). More »3,000 Yolanda survivors gain entrepreneurial opportunities

  • Marcos claim on Paoay property junked

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Manila, Philippines --- The Sandiganbayan has junked the Marcos family claim over a 50-hectare property in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. In a 33-page decision, the Sandiganbayan First Division said the resort property in Barangay Suba was not legally owned by the late former President Ferdinand Marcos. The decision was penned by Associate Justice Rafael Lagos and concurred in by Associate Justices Rodolfo Ponferrada and Efren de la Cruz. Declaring the 1978 lease agreement between the late dictator and the former Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) as null and void, the Sandiganbayan ruling said that Marcos did not legally own the property in question because the area covered by the contract was an “inalienable public domain” being a national park. More »Marcos claim on Paoay property junked

  • The appearance to the disciples in Jerusalem

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    While they were still speaking about this, [Jesus] stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then He said to them, “Why are you troubled? More »The appearance to the disciples in Jerusalem

  • UP prof. wins 2014 Science Award

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    A professor of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) won Tuesday the grand prize for the 2014 Environmental Science Award of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). NAST Philippines, one of 20 attached agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is the country's premier recognition body on science and technology (S&T). The winner is Dr. Damasa B. Magcale-Macandog, UPLB Institute of Biological Sciences, who received for her feat P50,000 and a certificate of recognition from DOST-NAST; More »UP prof. wins 2014 Science Award

  • Labor Day job openings available in Butuan

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Butuan City – The Regional Office 13 of the Department of Labor and Employment announced on Wednesday job openings during Labor Day in Butuan City next May 1. The DOLE 13 also said many private firms including overseas job placement agencies already pledged to participate in the mega jobs fair. On the other hand, the DOLE’s attached agencies such as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, National Labor Relations Commission, Occupational Safety and Health, Employees' Compensation Commission, National Reintegration Center for OFW’s, and Professional Regulation Commission will be there as well. More »Labor Day job openings available in Butuan

  • Equity analyst joins SM Prime

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    Alex Pomento is leaving Macquarie Group Ltd. as the head of Philippine equity research to join SM Prime Holdings Inc., the nation’s biggest property developer. “It’s time to face new challenges in another sector,” Pomento, 50, said in a phone interview yesterday. He said he will join SM Prime in June, declining to give more details. Pomento has worked as an equities analyst for the past two decades apart from a period from 2006 to 2007 when he was with SM Investments Corp., parent of SM Prime. More »Equity analyst joins SM Prime

  • ‘Don’t just get a job; start a career’ — expert

    Manila Bulletin - 5 hours ago

    EC Business Solutions & Career Center President Ernie Cecilia tackled yesterday at the Manila Bulletin (MB) Classifieds Job Fair 2014’s second leg, which took place at Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City, 10 valuable things to remember in career hunting. With his talk focusing on the “10 Maverick Commandments of Job Hunting,” Cecilia stressed that one must be persistent in applying for a job and once hired, one must make the most of it. “If you do not have a job, make job hunting your job,” said Cecilia, who serves in the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in the Philippines as chairman of the Industrial Relations Committee. “Do not apply for a job that you do not understand,” he said, noting that one must not just settle for so-so companies.  “Choose a company you can be proud of.” Having seen at least a thousand resumés in 40 years, Cecilia, who has held top posts in country’s biggest companies such as San Miguel Corporation, told his audience to “write a resumé that sells like a great product commercial.” “Submitting a résumé to a company can be likened to having a step closer to getting hired,” he said. More »‘Don’t just get a job; start a career’ — expert

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