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2 provinces, 2 cities, 22 towns named after Philippine former presidents

2 provinces, 2 cities, 22 towns named after Philippine former presidents

Manila: Two of the 145 cities in the Philippines, 22 towns out of a total of 1,489 and two of the country’s 81 provinces have been named in honor of seven former presidents. The presidents are Emilio F. Aguinaldo (1898-1901), Manuel L. Quezon (1935-1944), Jose P. Laurel (1943-1945), Manuel A. Roxas (1946-1948), Elpidio R. Quirino […]

In Leyte, Philippines, bikes used to boost school attendance

In Leyte, Philippines, bikes used to boost school attendance

  Tacloban City: Needy students from three high schools in the Philippines have been offered bikes to motivate them to cover the distance from their remote homes to classes. The 115 bikes were donated in Leyte, the archipelago’s seventh largest island, under a project that aims to address school dropout, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) […]

Seoul, Manila to hold third round of FTA talks this week

Seoul, Manila to hold third round of FTA talks this week

  Seoul: South Korea and the Philippines will hold a third round of free trade talks this week with the aim of striking a trade deal before November, Seoul’s trade ministry said Sunday. The two sides already held FTA talks in June and July, according to the ministry. The upcoming talks will be held from […]

Life jackets a must for sea passengers in monsoon-hit Philippines

Life jackets a must for sea passengers in monsoon-hit Philippines

  Manila: All passengers of ships with open deckhouses plying sea routes in the Philippines are required to wear life jackets at all times, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has said. “All sea passengers of ships with open deckhouse shall be required to wear lifejackets from the time of departure and during the entire voyage, […]

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of South and North Korea are expected to meet at an international peace conference in the Philippines this week amid a growing diplomatic row between Seoul and Tokyo over wartime forced labor and economic retaliation, conference organizers said Tuesday. The government of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea’s most populous province that surrounds Seoul, and the […]

Philippines murder stirs safety concerns

Philippines murder stirs safety concerns

The recent death of a Korean travel writer in the Philippines has reignited concerns over the safety of Koreans in the Southeast Asian country, for long-term stays or short-term trips. While the number of Koreans living, doing business and traveling in the country is growing, data shows the Philippines is one of the more dangerous […]

Philippines Style Kindergartens

Philippines Style Kindergartens

There are about 11.5 million Filipino children aged 0-4 years. This number represents 10.7% of the total Philippine population. It means there are both a great challenge and opportunity for the Philippine educational system, as that age range represents the pre-school stage.   The pre-school stage is very important, as various studies have pointed out; […]

Education in the Philippines: Reaching one’s dreams

Education in the Philippines: Reaching one’s dreams

The Philippine educational system is patterned after the American school system.  This is no surprise since it was the Americans who established the public  school system during the American colonial times here between 1896 to 1946.     Three levels describe our educational system – the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. There  are public and […]

Challenging Duterte: Maria Ressa and the Philippine Media

Challenging Duterte: Maria Ressa and the Philippine Media

With her sharp mind, unflinching attitude and acerbic humor, journalist and businesswoman Maria Ressa has built a news brand in the Philippines that is at the center of a struggle for the future of free expression in that country. Not one to back down from a fight, Ressa is just the sort of person to […]

Duterte optimism of 2019

Duterte optimism of 2019

  Pres. Rodrigo Duterte expressed that 2019 will be a better year for the Philippines, as he encouraged Filipinos to “learn from the past” so that the nation can move forward confidently. He made this message as the Office released his official statement to media last Jan. 1, 2019. Duterte called on all Filipinos to […]

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