JRMSU recognizes Occupational English Test of Cambridge and Australia’s Boxhill Institute

DAPITAN CITY – The Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMSU) has recognized Occupational English Test (OET), the first government institution that officially accepted the global English language proficiency test for healthcare professionals undertaken by Cambridge English Assessment and Australia’s Boxhill Institute. OET is one of the two internationally acknowledged English tests, the other is International …

Cotabato Governor Catamco challenges TESDA’s 818 graduates to properly use acquired skills

M’LANG, Cotabato – Governor Nancy A. Catamco challenged graduates of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to use the skills they just acquired to fulfil their dreams in life.  At least 318 finished TESDA courses and received their certificates in a mass graduation ceremony held at the M’lang Municipal Gymnasium last April 13. “Despite …

Town installs more streetlights in villages

SANTO TOMAS, Davao del Norte —To provide sustainable lighting solution for people in remote areas, Mayor Ernesto Evangelista has ordered the installation of more streetlights in various barangays as one of the priority programs of this administration.  The latest were the two streetlights installed in Unit 0 and Unit 3 in Purok 20, Marscon, Barangay …

DOLE inaugurates new incubation center for Samal Island

DAVAO CITY — Another historic milestone has been achieved by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office XI with the local government of Samal, as a blessing ceremony was held for its new DOLE XI Incubation Center and IGaCoS Satellite Office located at Purok 3-B, Sitio Pasig, Brgy. Peñaplata, Samal District. Held on …

Maranaos in Lanao Sur’s Ditsaan Ramain receive food donation from rich Muslim countries

MARAWI CITY — AS RAMADAN or the holy month of fasting and prayer among Muslims will start in the evening on April 13, humanitarian group Islamic Relief Worldwide Philippines (IRWP) distributed food to at least 500 Maranaos on April 11 in Ditsaan Ramain town, Lanao del Sur province. Wearing their facemasks and bringing their identification …

PRRD sends condolences to Britain’s royal family

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday extended his condolences to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II following the passing of her husband, Prince Philip. “On behalf of the Filipino people, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his deep condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, …

Filipina nurses in UAE receive OWWA’s Marilag Awards

DUBAI, UAE – Some Filipina nurses in the UAE who worked as frontliners at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have been chosen as recipients of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Marilag Awards 2021, in recognition of their significant contributions to the community at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The top awardees were …

The Season of LENT: time to pause, ponder and pray

Our Christian teachings have taught us about the 40-day fasting and prayer time known as Lent. Early Christians, according to some theology mentors, fasted from food for theological purposes, as do the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Refraining from eating is related to an increased emphasis on prayer and the tradition of helping …