Youth recreates past with KKK

FOR one afternoon, around 2,000 students from the University of San Carlos (USC) recreated the past by dressing as Katipuneros, Filipino priests, Spanish mestizas and merchants, and Japanese soldiers. Dotting the streets with their attractive mix of bright and somber costumes, these students walked and rode tartanillas (horse-drawn carriage) and buses from one heritage site [...]

Plastic Ordinance takes effect November

BACOLOD City will soon follow suit with other cities in the implementation of City Ordinance No. 562 or the Plastic Regulation Ordinance which is set to be implemented on November 23, 2012. Bacolod Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang said the technical working group have met twice already for the preparation of the actual implementation of the ordinance.

Aquino to spend P8.9M for ASEM 9

THE government has allotted P8.9 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s participation to the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 9), which will be held in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) from November 5 to 6.

President Aquino and his lean delegation left Sunday afternoon for Vientiane to attend the ASEM 9, his first since assuming the presidency in 2010. Read more

Kasbah opening party

IF YOU have been to our very own Boracay island, touted to be one of the world’s best islands especially for partying, you have surely been to Kasbah, that exotic restaurant that serves Moroccan cuisine, and the island’s place to party and smoke sisha. And Manila welcomed Kasbah as it opened its doors to the [...]

Gov’t hopes for positive review on fight vs human trafficking

MALACANANG expressed hope on Saturday that the Philippines could get positive review results as the United Nations Special Rapporteur arrives in Manila Monday to assess the country’s fight against human trafficking.

“We’re hoping that the development will be positive and that the review will be positive because we’ve had several positive actions when it comes to our fight against human trafficking,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan. Read more

Dumaguete City’s Buglasan Festival 2012

MORE often than not, it is the company that makes a trip truly more fun. But when exploring a place that is endowed with natural grace, even four hours of sea travel by oneself would not make the experience less rewarding.

This is the realization from a four-day escapade to Negros Oriental. Traveling alone can still be beneficial in that it provides opportunities to make new friends and develop a personal sense of appreciation and open-mindedness.

Staying in Dumaguete city made adjusting seem simple as the place is known to be the home of gentle people. It was also where activities in line with the famed Buglasan Festival 2012 were centered around from Oct. 12 to 21.  [Read more]

Wilderness plan needs P42M

AT LEAST P42 million is needed for the implementation of a general management plan for the Bantayan Island Wilderness Area (BIWA), according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR 7). “The BIWA GMP is intended for long-term implementation, subject to periodic review and evaluation to maintain its relevance to the changing times,” said

Aquino expands investment areas reserved for Filipinos

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has signed Executive Order (EO) 98 to expand the investment areas and economic activities reserved to Philippine nationals under the 9th Regular Foreign Investment Negative list.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said Friday that EO 98, signed by the President on October 29, replaces EO 858, which has been in effect since February 2010. Read more

Lenovo strengthens smartphone line-up

OPEN Communications, the exclusive distributor of Lenovo Mobile Phones in the country, announced a launch of new Android smartphones that would fortify its bid to build Lenovo and gain double digit market share in the smartphone market. Recently, industry studies released by GFK pointed to the Philippines as posting the highest growth in smartphones in ...