Stay away from left-leaning groups, NYC chief urges youth

MANILA — The National Youth Commission (NYC) has called on Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) leaders to spread nationalism and resist supporting rebel groups. In an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel on Wednesday, NYC Chairman Ronald Gian Cardema said while the government works on bringing down the 50-year old Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), the …

Transition

FOR the last two weeks, I was caught between the transition of the New Year and in putting in place some things with my daughter who was on her 38th week of pregnancy.  I was also running through a deadline, one for a report and another, for an upcoming project evaluation workshop.   Like most instances …

Of Concealment and Denial

DESPITE the effort to rectify misconceptions and myths, the stigma and discrimination on those infected with HIV and Aids in the community continue to persist which further create a barrier to prevent infection and provide adequate care, treatment, and support. Among those infected, there is difficulty to come out within their immediate family due to …

Private sector workers must get double pay on Jan. 1: DOLE

MANILA (December 31)- Private sector workers reporting for work on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, New Year’s Day, will receive at least double of their salary for the day, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminds employers to observe the proper payment of wages for employees for the …

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Davao Region; no casualties reported

DAVAO CITY (December 29)– A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Davao region at 12:15 today with the epicenter at Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. Other coastal municipalities of the province such Boston, Bangaga, Cateel, Manay, Taragona have been alerted. Ednar Dayanghirang, chief of staff of the provincial governor’s office and incident commander of Davao Oriental told …

President Duterte calls for unity and reconciliation as nation celebrates Christmas

DAVAO CITY (December 25)–  President Rodrigo Duterte calls on for compassion, kindness, unity and reconciliation as the nation celebrates the Christmas season. “The Philippines has long been divided by poisonous nay murderous politics that festered decades of indifference, neglect and corruption. As the New Year ushers in, it is high time that we set aside …

Ateneo kicks out student in viral bullying video

DAVAO CITY (December 23) — Days after the bullying video became viral,  the  Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) today  decided to kick out the junior high school student caught on video bullying another student in the comfort room. In a  statement released on Sunday afternoon, ADMU president Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J. said the penalty forbids the …