50 years of camaraderie, cooperation of nations

FOR the past 50 years, the International Bazaar (IB)—an annual endeavor of ambassadors’ spouses and the diplomatic corps along with the Department of Foreign Affairs—has been holding this one-day trade fair. 

It is participated in by countries with embassies and consular offices in the Philippines, the proceeds of which go to the needy, the elderly and victims of calamities.

And this year, the bazaar would be held for the first time in a hotel venue—the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel by the Manila Bay. 

There 100 booths are dedicated to foreign embassy participants and their business partners and an…

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  Climate change will be globe’s biggest challenge

AS THE Conference of Partners (COP) meets in Morocco on November 22, climate change is expected to dominate the discussions amid concerns of the next decade for the world, especially for Asian youth.

This was the prognosis of Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, basing from insights of a global survey among young people in Asia.

To be unveiled at COP22, is  the ‘Masdar Global Gen Z Sustainability Survey’ wich is the first global survey of the attitudes of young people aged 18-25 – the demographic cohort known as ‘Generation Z’ – towards climate change, sustainable development and renewable…

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Stories of Youth Making A Difference

BARANGAY Tacayan in Tapaz, Capiz is a geographically isolated and disadvantaged area (GIDA) with indigenous people. The community faces staggering logistical challenges when it comes to the delivery of health services. It takes five hours to reach the barangay, requiring a trek across three mountains and a river. Children take this route to go to school. Mothers go through this route to give birth. Fathers pass this way every day to go to work or to buy supplies from town. 

It is this path that Team Sinag chose. 

Team Sinag is composed of University of the Philippines Manila…

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Duterte Magic Makes Quezon Leaders Unite

“The possibility to be with all other political parties’ leaders happened today in this assembly. This was realized because the interests of different politicians became subordinate to the interests of our beloved province and the interests of our country and people are beyond and above politics.”- Gov. David “Jayjay” Suarez, Quezon Province

Thus was the essence of the message of Governor Suarez during the PDP Laban and NUP Quezon Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing coinciding with Federalism and Basic Membership Seminar (BMES)-Oath-Taking recently in Lucena City. In attendance were the districts, city, municipal, chapters, and sectoral leaders of PDP,…

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Legarda wants PhilHealth coverage for all

SENATOR Loren Legarda is pushing for PhilHealth coverage of all Filipinos by next year as she augmented the budget of the Department of Health (DOH) to achieve said target. 

The chairman of Senate Committee on Finance made the proposal after learning that there are still about eight million Filipinos not covered by PhilHealth. 

Legarda, principal author of the Mandatory Universal Healthcare Coverage Act, said that public health deserves to be on top of the priorities of government. 

“It is our duty, in serving the public, to extend basic healthcare protection to all our citizens” she said.…

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