Manila Symphony Jr. Orchestra wins 1st place in Vienna fest

MANILA — The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO) bested over 30 youth orchestras from 14 different countries to claim the top spot in Austria’s most prestigious youth music festival. The young orchestra won first place at the 12th Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. The …

Remote Mandaya Community Overwhelmed with Aid from President, SAP Go

CARAGA, DAVAO ORIENTAL (July 9) – Carrying heavily-loaded packs containing rice and other goods, the men, women, and children from Sitio Butay, the farthest sitio of Barangay Pichon in Caraga town, wore contagious smiles as they uttered words of thanks for the goods and food packs they received Saturday morning. About 200 families received food …

Discovering Sulu village: ‘Pearl of the Sulu Sea’

Cotabato City  –- The recently concluded  Pakaradjaan 2018 in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) showcased the culture and best practices among people from  region’s five provinces. ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman,  said the  mounting of the ARMM villages is not just for fun, but more significantly, to let other people understand the …

Duterte hails resiliency, unity and hope among Tacloban people

DAVAO CITY (June 30)— President Rodrigo  Duterte hailed the people of Tacloban for rising up and staying united amid challenges of the past. Duterte who joined the  Taclobanons in celebrating the Sangyaw Festival of Lights Friday, June 29, 2018,  said  the peoples resiliency, unity, and hope in the face of adversity symbolise their strength as they …

Kidapawan City wins Guinness world records on Largest Samba Dance

KIDAPAWAN CITY (June 29) – For the second time in three years, Kidapawan City has broken Guinness Book of World Records and put the city in the world tourism map. Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista  said the  simultaneous dance of 15,230 participants surpassed the record set by Thailand’s 500-man simultaneous dance that Guinness recognized. Evangelista …

PNP guards in hot water over Bong Revilla ‘selfie’

MANILA — An investigation will be undertaken on the possible liability of guards at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center after jailed former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. was able to post “selfie” pics on his social media accounts. PNP spokesperson, Senior Supt. Benigno Durana Jr., said the PNP Headquarters Support Service is currently …

PNP-12 launches ‘Pulis Natin’ service caravan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY–Hundreds of residents availed of various services from the Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 during the regional launching of the “Pulis Natin” caravan at a shopping mall here on Wednesday afternoon. Residents lined up at the various service desks opened by the PRO-12 and its support units at the KCC Veranza Mall’s atrium for …

Sarangani inmates get hygiene kit from Senator Pacquiao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (June 22) —Around 600 inmates of the Sarangani provincial jail received hygiene kit and other personal supplies during a surprise visit at the facility by Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao and other provincial officials on Wednesday afternoon. Pacquiao, accompanied by Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, took a break from training for his upcoming fight …

Avanceña, Go inaugurate multi-million projects in Nueva Ecija town

GEN. MAMERTO NATIVIDAD, Nueva Ecija – President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, and Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go on Monday assured rural folks that the government will continue to roll out programs and projects to uplift the lives of Filipinos. Speaking before thousands of residents here, Avanceña said there is …