Aquino leads Araw Ng Kagitingan in Bataan

Aquino leads Araw Ng Kagitingan in Bataan

Bataan, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III acknowledged the contributions of World War II veterans in preserving the country’s sovereignty and defending the nation during the commemoration of the 73rd Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) at the Mt. Samat Shrine. “Sa araw pong ito, muli tayong nagtitipon upang bigyang-pugay ang kolektibong kagitingan ng mga nakipaglaban sa panahon ng digmaan. Kasabay ng paggunita sa kanilang kabayanihan, naninindigan tayo, kasama ang ating mga naging kakampi at…

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Philippines donates books to Malaysia

Philippines donates books to Malaysia

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Malaysia and the Filipino Businessmen and Professional Caucus (FBPC) donated a set of books to the Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNPM or Malaysian National Library) to promote cultural and people-to-people ties between the two countries. Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Eduardo Malaya and FBPC chairperson Edna Encarnacion turned over copies of the award-winning novels Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters, Sionil Jose’s Viajero, and Miguel…

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National government releases fund to continue North Triangle Relocation Project

National government releases fund to continue North Triangle Relocation Project

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released 286.7 million pesos to the National Housing Authority (NHA) to aid the North Triangle Relocation Project as part of the government’s aim to create safer communities for less-fortunate Filipinos. The North Triangle Relocation Project aims to relocate the informal settler families (ISFs) living in the North Triangle in Quezon City to pave way for the development of the area into a new central…

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DepEd releases school calendar for 2015 to 2016

DepEd releases school calendar for 2015 to 2016

Manila, Philippines – Department of Education (DepEd) has released the school calendar of public elementary and high schools for academic year 2015 to 2016. According to the department order of Education Secretary Armin Luistro, the coming school year will have 201 school days with the opening of classes set on June 1, 2015 and will end on April 1, 2016. “Private schools may deviate from this school calendar. However, they may not start classes earlier…

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Aquino declares 2015 as “Visit the Philippines Year”

Aquino declares 2015 as “Visit the Philippines Year”

Manila, Philippines – Through the Presidential Proclamation No. 991, all government agencies are mandated to collaborate in hosting events to attract tourists and foreign visitors. “Tourism can be used to mobilize resources for enhancing infrastructure and product development, generate employment, and stimulate investments,” Aquino said. It also calls on the private sector involved in the travel business to support Visit the Philippines Year 2015 by developing tour packages; public and private schools to lead projects…

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World War II veteran soldiers will be given a tribute

World War II veteran soldiers will be given a tribute

Tarlac, Philippines – World War II veteran soldiers who were Prisoners of War at Camp O’Donnell during Japanese occupation will be given a tribute in the Paggunita sa Capas as part of the week-long celebration of the 2015 Philippine Veterans Week on April 10, according to a Philippine Veterans Affairs Office press release. The Paggunita sa Capas will be led by Sen. Bam Aquino together with the members of the Technical Working Committee (TWC) headed…

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Couple both in their 50’s graduated high school

Couple both in their 50’s graduated high school

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines – A husband and wife who are married to each other for many years graduated high school in their 50’s, ABS-CBN News reported. Adam Lavictoria, 51 years old and a tricycle driver, and his wife, Rebecca, 55 years old, recently graduated from Bugo National High School (BNHS) in Cagayan de Oro City. The couple are  among the 11 graduates from the BNHS Open High School Program for out-of-school youth and over-age…

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Malacañang urges public to pay proper taxes

Malacañang urges public to pay proper taxes

Manila, Philippines – Malacañang urged the public to pay proper taxes for the continuous development and implementation of infrastructure projects. Lacierda highlights the importance of paying tax by citing some infrastructure projects across the country, such as the bridge in Isabela which will be inaugurated by the President on Tuesday, the road repair done in EDSA during the Holy Week, and some highways under development. “Taxes are indeed the lifeblood of the nation and so…

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TESDA supports technical-vocational education scholarship of marginalized youth in three provinces of Central Luzon

TESDA supports technical-vocational education scholarship of marginalized youth in three provinces of Central Luzon

Pampanga, Philippines – According to a press release, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) allotted 159.76 million pesos for technical-vocational education scholarship of around 21,400 marginalized youth in three provinces of Central Luzon. “Millions of young Filipinos lack access to education and blocked from their dreams.  This project aims to make them feel that the government is doing something for them,” TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said in a short statement. The said provinces…

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PNP officer from Olongapo tops a regional speechwriting contest

PNP officer from Olongapo tops a regional speechwriting contest

Pampanga, Philippines – A cop from Olongapo City tops the first Regional Speechwriting contest of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Luzon. PO1 Rodel Orteza outshined the other 26 police-contestants with his winning piece that centered on the question “As a citizen, what will be my contribution to the PNP?” Ortega took home 7,000 pesos and a plaque of recognition. “The competition aims to come up with pool of speechwriters who will form part…

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