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Welcome to Sun.Star Blogs and Specials, a section where you can find updates on current events and hottest issues of the day. This section contains several micro-sites that were designed to cover certain topics and issues, such as corruption in the government, developments in the Aquino administration, updates on Cebu’s grandest festival – the Sinulog, schedule of fights and the life of Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, and even a section for Filipinos abroad, among others. Each of these micro-sites is interactive and has videos, photos, maps and graphics. Browse through the sites featured in this section, and know more about what’s inside Sun.Star.
News, Events From The Blog
- Good Earth
April 22nd, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

PEASANTS and small farmers in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental affected by the continuing onslaught of the prolonged drought brought by the El Niño phenomenon will gather on Friday, April 22, to seek immediate assistance to relieve hunger. As the world observes Earth Day on Friday, the drought victims are pleading for food.

- Philippine Festivals
April 20th, 2016Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

THE International Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IPI) joined the float parade of the Panagbenga Festival 2016 in Baguio City last February.

Here are some photos showing the IPI float.

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- admin
March 30th, 2016admin 0 Comments

FILIPINO-British performer Matthew Parry-Jones has returned to Cebu, Philippines, to feed poor kids as part of his foundation’s (Jeremiah’s Foundation International) outreach program.

The 15-year-old Matthew, together with his Cebuana mother, Evelyn, Living Light Christian Fellowship pastor Ben Neri, and volunteers held a feeding program for the kids at Pediacare section of the Cebu City Medical Center on March 26.

On March 29, Matthew went to the Basak Elementary School in Mandaue City to give school supplies to kids. (MORE)

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January 19th, 2016 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have successfully grown a flower to a full bloom for the first time outside our Earth. Scott Kelly of the US space agency NASA tweeted this weekend that a zinnia has flowered in the microgravity environment of the orbiting laboratory, along with an accompanying photo of an

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November 11th, 2015 0 Comments

GREEN Alert-Negros (GAN) is questioning the issuance of a new Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) to the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). In a letter signed by Randy James Rojo, the group’s coordinator, addressed to Environment Secretary Ramon Paje dated November 6, GAN said it is “questioning the

- admin
November 10th, 2015admin 0 Comments

By Elias O. Baquero

THE government must set up social media departments that can communicate directly with Filipinos abroad, said an advocate for overseas Filipino workers (OFW).

Speaking during yesterday’s 888 News Forum at Marco Polo Plaza, Susan Ople said that during the war in Libya, OFWs there had their own cyber communities where they communicated with each other to discuss evacuation plans.

However, they failed to communicate with the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli because it had no social media connections, she said. (MORE)

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November 1st, 2015 0 Comments

A PUBLIC forum dubbed as “Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor” was held at the Fr. Albert Gansewinkel Hall-University of San Carlos main campus last Oct. 21. Organized by Pagtambayayong Foundation Inc. under its MISEREOR advocacy, the forum, with 105 participants, was intended for the launching of a one million signature campaign from

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October 28th, 2015 0 Comments

VARIOUS environment groups are calling for the national government to amend the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PEISS) and include climate-mitigation standards, to help farms and plantations become resilient to climate change. The environmental impact statement system established under the Presidential Decree No. 1586 aims to protect the environment despite the increasing demand of natural

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October 26th, 2015 0 Comments

THE Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) 7 urged local governments to set aside a budget to buy masks that will protect their constituents from haze. It said yesterday that the level of small dust particles in Cebu’s air has gone beyond safe limits. As Cebu continues to experience the smaze—a term the weather bureau coined, combining

- admin
August 27th, 2015admin 0 Comments

TWENTY seven Filipinos have been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarships by the UK Government for the coming academic year.

The scholars were recently honoured at a reception hosted by Ambassador Asif Ahmad at his residence on 25 August.

The event was attended by the families of the scholars, members of the Chevening alumni network in the Philippines and scholarship co-sponsors, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, Megaworld Foundation and Shell Philippines Inc.

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“I’m delighted to see so many Chevening Scholarships awarded in the Philippines this year. This is our biggest number ever so these future leaders are making history. Working with our partners, we are very fortunate to have been able to increase the number of scholarships this year, reflecting our strong commitment to a dynamic UK-Philippine relationship. And we plan to see this number increase next year. The application window for that is now open so I urge all potential future leaders with a dynamic vision for the future to seriously consider Chevening. Competition for scholarships remains intense, so my warm congratulations to our 27 successful scholars. I’m sure your time in the UK will help you develop your vision and plans and allow them to be put into effect when you return to the Philippines,” Ambassador Asif Ahmad said.

Ambassador Ahmad also thanked BPI, GlaxoSmithKline, Megaworld and Shell for their support which has helped send the biggest batch of Filipino scholars to the UK.

The Chevening Scholars are: Ysmael Mangorsi, Maila Beniera, Maria Carmen Fernandez, Tasneem AbdulRauf, Asnin Pendatun, Maria Lourdes Gregorio, Edy Lynn Santiago, Julius Lotilla, Paul Zambrano, Ianela Carla Ortiz, Benedict Nisperos, Carizza Castelo, Anya Palileo, Micaela Papa, Asryman Rafanan, Raymond Astillas, Robert Siy, Aison Garcia, Rhio Fuentes-Nuylan, Margarita Villanueva, Miguel Dorotan, Carmela Fonbuena, Emilio Marañon III, Baby Ruth Villarama, Marc Cebreros, Irene Valones and Ivan Ledesma.

They will pursue Masters Degrees at different educational institutions in the UK in the fields of: finance and economics, law & human rights, trade, art & film, health and sciences, governance and peace & conflict studies.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded by the British Government to those who have a vision and drive to become future leaders in their chosen fields and countries. The scholarships were named after the Chevening House, the British Foreign Secretary’s official country residence.

Applications to Chevening Scholarships are ongoing. You may click here for more information. (PR)

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