‘Videoke’ highlights Pinoy Yuletide bonding

MANILA — For most Filipinos, Yuletide specialty foods like “lechon” (roasted pig), “halayang ube” (purple yam), leche flan, “puto” (rice cake” and “pansit” of various flavors, and the extremely delightful and sweet “sapin-sapin” would be incomplete and rendered tasteless without “videoke” singing during the coming Christmas and New Year’s Day reunions. In fact, “videoke” singing and … Read More

Top 3 killer diseases in PH

MANILA — All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – the season to think not only of the dead but also of dying. Based on a popular myth, death and sickness came out into the world through a box. At present, sickness as a cause of death is a grim reality everyone will face in their … Read More

Why elections in Benguet have always been peaceful

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Although Benguet has been noted as a peaceful province during elections, unlike some of its neighbors in the Cordillera, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here still held a voters’ education on Tuesday that touched on voters’ rights and gender issues, as well as made candidates vying for various electoral posts in the … Read More

How QC became biggest LGU in Metro Manila

MANILA — If you are from the provinces but now live anywhere in Metro Manila, you may have been wondering why Quezon City has larger land area compared with other local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region or NCR. Here’s why Quezon City has a territorial jurisdiction of 171.71 square kilometers or 17,171 hectares, … Read More

Technology paves new way towards correct Filipino

MANILA – Is it ‘imahe’ or ‘imahen?’ ‘Dyaryo’ or ‘diyaryo?’ Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) is developing a software that aims to help address misspelling of words in Filipino, the country’s national language. Targeted for launching in 2018, KWF’s first spellchecker software will operate much like Microsoft Word’s own by alerting people about wrong spelling … Read More

Wind turbines sweeping Aklan

  NABAS, Aklan –Change is coming in the once sleepy town of Nabas in this province through the imposing presence of 18 giant wind turbines which are not only breathtaking to look at but also serve as breath of fresh air in the country’s hunt for “green” energy. But more than just its scenic beauty, … Read More