Health News

CHCC acquires state-of-the-art medical equipment

By Lori Lyn Lirio COMMONWEALTH Healthcare Corp. Chief Executive Officer Esther Muña has recently announced the procurement of a US$1.8 million worth state-of-the-art medical equipment for the CHCC run medical facilities. According to Muña, the medical equipment were earlier presented to Saipan Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Representatives Janet Maratita, Vinnie Sablan and Larry Deleon […]

Diaspora News

PWC among 25 overseas Filipinos, groups to receive Presidential Awards

By Abner Galino A FILIPINO-American litigation lawyer C. Joe Sayas Jr. and the Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California is among the 25 outstanding overseas Filipinos and foreign-based Filipino organizations to be conferred presidential awards by President Rodrigo Duterte in ceremonies to be held on Dec. 5 at the Malacañang Palace in Manila. Sayas, a […]

Environment News

“Baybayin ng karagatan at yamang dagat sa Silangang Asya pangangalagaan ng Pilipinas” — DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu

Ni Santiago Celario   TINATANGGAP ng Pilipinas ang hamon na pangalagaan ang mga baybayin ng karagatan at yamang dagat sa mga karagatan ng Silangang Asya. Ito ang sinabi ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu sa kanyang pagtanggap sa mga lumahok sa East Asian Seas Congress (EASC) na ginaganap ngayon sa Iloilo […]


Longevity pay para sa mga guro sa QC, aprubado na ng konseho

Ni Santiago Celario INAPRUBAHAN na sa ikalawang pagbasa ng Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Lungsod Quezon ang pagdaragdag nang PhP300 sa kasalukuyang Php100 na “longevity pay” na tinatanggap ng mga guro sa mga pampublikong paaralan ng lungsod tuwing limang taon ng kanilang tuloy-tuloy na serbisyo. Ayon sa may-akda ng ordinansa na si Kunsehal Victor “Jun” V. Ferrer […]

Health News

Saipan launched Project M fitness class vs non-communicable diseases

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Physical Activity Council, established under the Non Communicable Disease of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp and Division of Public Health, has launched Project M – a community-based project committed to eliminate the risk of non-communicable diseases through exercise. The council’s chairwoman Samantha Birmingham-Babauta said Project M activities has started on three […]


Establishment of cultural center in Saipan pushed

By Lori Lyn Lirio SAYING it is long overdue, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter expressed support to the establishment of a cultural center. Indigenous Affairs Office Resident Executive Roman Tudela Jr. has taken initiative on ‘resurrecting’ the plan to put up a cultural center by asking […]


QC urges congress to pass bill exempting tax on socialized housing programs

THE Quezon City Council passed a resolution urging congress to pass a law exempting the Community Mortgage Program (CMP) and socialized housing projects from paying of estate taxes. City Resolution SP 7622-2018 recently introduced by Councilor Marivic Co-Pilar states the grant of estate tax exemptions to the properties will give relief especially to heirs that […]

Environment Health News

South Korea vowed to take back its toxic waste — EcoWaste Coalition

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, commended the South Korean government for giving assurances that it will take back the tons of garbage that was shipped from Pyeongtaek City. In a press release dated Nov. 21, the South Korean government said “…it would take measures to have the wastes in question be […]

Business News

PAL set to operate in Hokkaido next month

By Benjamin Lim Vergara HOKKAIDO government officials led by Vice Governor Hitoshi Kubota on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Philippine Airlines President and COO Jaime J. Bautista at the PAL Corporate headquarters in Pasay City. The Hokkaido government is in the midst of organizing tourism promotional campaigns to drive travelers to this Japanese region. […]

Health News

WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

REDUCTIONS in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable […]

Events News


By Benjamin Lim Vergara AIR travelers can’t help but stare at the unique, avant-garde Christmas tree at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with a bright, fun and funky colors. The Christmas tree was lit up on Monday evening by Philippine Airlines (PAL) President and COO Jaime J. Bautista and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) […]


QC urges SC to designate a special court to handle local law offenses

TO deliver speedy disposition of local cases and help declog municipal and regional trial courts, the Quezon City Council passed a resolution urging the Supreme Court to designate a special court in all cities and municipalities to handle cases of violation of local ordinances. City Resolution 7601-2018, introduced by Councilors Gian Carlo G. Sotto and […]

Diaspora News

Fil-Ams mobilize opposition to “looming Philippine dictatorship”

By Abner Galino MALAYA, a U.S.-based alliance against the killings in the Philippines, on Friday night held a forum in downtown Los Angeles to galvanize Filipinos and non-Filipinos to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte. The forum, “Voices From The Frontlines: Stories from the Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines and the Struggle for Justice,” was hosted […]


Andanar awarded outstanding public servant

By Rodolfo Andal PRESIDENTIAL Communications Secretary Martin Andanar was awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Public Servant’ during the 2nd Diamond Golden Awards last Saturday at Marco Polo Hotel in Pasig City. Aside from Sec. Andanar, other public servants including Senator Cynthia Villar, Quezon City second district congressman Alfred Vargas and Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary […]