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Legazpi School Fosters Education and Dreams Among Indigenous Peoples

LEGAZPI: In Barangay Bakal, Paracale, Camarines Norte, Melody Portugal, a 60-year-old member of the Manide tribe, stands as a symbol of perseverance and hope. She recently received Christmas gifts including school supplies, essential for her ongoing j...

ASEAN Urges Restoration of Mutual Trust Amid South China Sea Tensions

MANILA: The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed concern over escalating tensions in the South China Sea. A statement released Saturday night by the ASEAN diplomats highlighted the threat these develop...

Philippine Government Provides PHP153 Billion in Subsidies to GOCCs from January to November

MANILA: From January to November, the Philippine government disbursed PHP153 billion in subsidies to various government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs). The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) released data indicating that the Philippine Health Ins...

Four-Year-Old Boy Loses Fingers in ‘Dart Bomb’ Explosion in Central Luzon

MANILA: In a tragic incident, a four-year-old boy from Central Luzon lost all five fingers on his right hand and suffered neck burns after a "dart bomb" exploded, as reported by the Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday. This case was among eight firew...

President Marcos Calls for National Unity and Progress in 2024

MANILA: President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has urged Filipinos to maintain the spirit of solidarity and contribute to national development as the country welcomes the new year. In his New Year's message, President Marcos emphasized the importance of re...

Quezon City Police Chief Enforces Zero Tolerance on Indiscriminate Firing

MANILA: The Director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan, emphasized on Sunday the importance of abstaining from indiscriminate firing during the New Year celebrations. He issued a stern warning to police officers, st...

Philippines Expands Trade Network with Two New Free Trade Agreements in 2023

MANILA: The Philippines has successfully expanded its international trade network by securing two new free trade agreements (FTAs) in 2023. These include the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a bilateral trade pact with South Kore...

DSWD Announces Completion of Small Farm Reservoirs Under Project LAWA

MANILA: Secretary Rex Gatchalian of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced on Sunday the completion of small farm reservoirs (SFRs) in selected pilot provinces under Project LAWA (Local Adaptation to Water Access). These res...

Yuka Saso Aims for All Majors and 2024 Paris Olympics Participation

MANILA: Filipino-born Japanese golfer Yuka Saso reflected on her 2023 season, expressing gratitude for her health and accomplishments. With eight top-10 finishes in 22 LPGA Tour tournaments, Saso ended the year with a strong performance, including a 2...

Cebu Archbishop Delivers Message of Hope and Thanksgiving for New Year

CEBU CITY: On Sunday, the Archbishop of Cebu, Jose Palma, delivered a New Year's message encouraging the Roman Catholic faithful to embrace hope and gratitude as they enter the new year. According to Philippines News Agency, Reflecting on the lessons ...

Catbalogan City Upland Communities Receive 18 Projects for Peace

TACLOBAN CITY: The city government of Catbalogan in Samar has been granted 18 sub-projects funded by the Local Government Support Fund - Support to the Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP). These projects aim to promote peace in areas previously i...

Cebu City Restaurant and Residential Area Ravaged by Fire on New Year’s Eve

CEBU CITY: A significant fire engulfed a restaurant inside a department store in Talisay City on Sunday morning, resulting in damages exceeding PHP8 million. The incident, which began at 9:55 a.m., quickly escalated, prompting a second alarm within 10...

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