Opening of Consulate office in Calgary, saves Pinoys hundreds of dollars

EDMONTON, Canada – For quite a good number of years, Filipinos in Western Canada have to fly to Vancouver to have their passports renewed. That would mean air fare, hotel and food expense and everybody knows that if you’ll be in Vancouver, it won’t be cheap. Three years ago, Migrante Alberta, Alpha Phi Omega Alumni …

Erstwhile ARMM Information Chief is now Head of Office of Bangsamoro Youth Affairs

Youth advocate, journalist, and erstwhile executive director of the ARMM Bureau of Public Information, Amir Mawallil is the new head of the Office of Bangsamoro Youth Affairs. Mawallil steps into the shoes of Salic Sharief, Jr. after the former’s appointment was signed by Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman on January 12, 2016. Hataman based his choice …

Health dept to pilot diet supplementation among poor pregnant women under ‘First 1,000 Days’ advocacy

MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) starting next month will pilot a project that will provide dietary supplements to the poorest pregnant women in two selected areas in the country, as part of its “First 1,000 Days” advocacy. The department, in partnership with Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), will …

Miss U bets help NGO pack 3,600 meals for pregnant, lactating women

MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA) — While some Miss Universe are enjoying the cool breeze and warmth of Cordillerans in Baguio City Wednesday, others are in Manila to support a non-government organization to help deliver around 3,600 meals to women in need. At least 56 candidates gathered at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City to help …

PM Abe names and adopts rescued Philippine Eagle “Sakura”

DAVAO CITY — Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named and adopted the rescued Philippine Eagle “Sakura” (cherry blossoms) today, January 13, 2017. “Sakura”, estimated to be around two years old, according to Philippine Eagle Foundation Executive Director Dennis Salvador was rescued from Talaingod in Davao del Norte last December, 2016. To symbolize the adoption, …

Police officers told: No selfies with Miss U

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– No “selfies” as “Security is a priority” says Police XI regional director Manuel Gaerlan as he prohibits Police officers detailed to the Miss Universe Pageant contestants. Gaerlan instructed his personnel to ensure the safety and protection of the contestants as around 4,000 police personnel will be deployed in Davao City to provide …

Ombudsman dismisses 9 PDAF and Malampaya scam cohorts 

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from the service of nine executives from the National Council for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a Chief for Political Affairs for their involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Malampaya scams. Found guilty of Grave Misconduct and Conduct Prejudicial …