Duterte asked to create a Benham Rise authority

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

To avoid confusion and future disputes with China and other nations, President Duterte is being asked to create an authority that would govern and oversee any possible exploration and research operations in the Benham Rise, whose name is also being changed to Philippine Rise.

 

Benham Rise is a very rich and marine- biodiverse resource off Aurora and Isabela, which had been awarded by the UN to the Philippines after scientific research established its proximity to the Philippine exclusive economic zone. But China is claiming this (aside from Scarborough Shoal) for its own.…

Read more: Duterte asked to create a Benham Rise authority

“Butanding” the film is on a rough sailing

 

 By Boy Villasanta

 

What is the producer’s right to mangle the artistic creation of a filmmaker under her employ?

            This is the question being asked when US-based Fil-Am singer Lou Duque Baron decided to re-edit “Butanding,” an original work of veteran director Ed Palmos on the life, influences on humans and biodiversity of “butanding,” a whale shark found in large numbers like a school exclusively in Donsol, Sorsogon. Although the film had been premiered one night in the Philippines two years ago, it has to see a larger screen audience here and abroad.

            The advocacy feature…

Read more: “Butanding” the film is on a rough sailing

More than just donating, SMFI enhances learning experience through better amenities

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Whenever the SM Group, through the SM Foundation Inc., donates a brand-new or a newly-repaired and refurbished school building, it goes beyond giving the edifice but provides amenities that would enhance the learning experience of students.

 

Last Wednesday, the SM Prime and Star Appliances, through the SMFI, donated a two-storey, four classrooms, brand-new school building to the Mayamot Elementary School in Antipolo that came with 200 armchairs, four each of which are left-handed armchairs per classroom, two wall fans per classroom, a toilet and wash closet inside the rooms, teachers’ desks,…

Read more: More than just donating, SMFI enhances learning experience through better amenities

Aga Muhlach reminisces about Maryo J.

 

By Boy Villasanta

 

Prizewinning actor Aga Muhlach shared his gratitude to Maryo J. de los Reyes when he paid his last respects to the departed filmmaker at the Loyola Memorial Chapels in Commonwealth Wednesday evening. He was sad when he heard the news of Maryo’s passing.

 

“It was Direk Maryo who gave me the break as a newcomer,” said Aga.

 

It was in “Bagets,” the first version, that he was introduced as Aga Muhlach (he was screen named Ariel Muhlach, his real name in his first two films with aunt Amalia Fuentes) together with William Martinez,…

Read more: Aga Muhlach reminisces about Maryo J.

Subic-Clark Railway Project gets greenlight

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)- Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) recently approved the Subic-Clark Railway Project, which will provide rail freight connection between Subic Bay and Clark Freeport Zone. Its cost has risen from P355.58 billion to P356.96 billion, or by P1.357 billion.

 

This joint project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) is one of the Duterte Administration’s 75 flagship projects.

 

Expected to deliver high economic returns, the 71.13-kilometer rail connection aims to support current industrial activities and the potential demand for freight services along…

Read more: Subic-Clark Railway Project gets greenlight

Like us in Facebook

facebook like box joomla

Features

Latest News

DBM signs MOA with PLM on procurement course

    By Rose de la Cruz   Last February 19, the Department of Budget and Management, through the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB), signed... Read More...
A hollow block business that rose from a personal need

  By Rose de la Cruz   The hollow block business of Franklin Carmelo in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan began out of a personal need to fence his other... Read More...
Comelec control urged for narco-infested LGUs

  By Francisco Benjamin Garcia   Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy, chairman of the committee on public information at the lower house has urged that... Read More...
IMAGE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM

WHILE the modernization of public utility vehicles has always been in the wish list of past administrations, thought of as a solution to the... Read More...
IMAGE Honest Hubby and Other Laughs

Honest Hubby?THERE was this old lady who was caught shoplifting. On court day her husband accompanied her as she faced the judge. "Why did you... Read More...
IMAGE All about women and wives and other laughs

All about women and wives I married Miss Right. I just didn’t know her first name was Always. ***** Marriage is a three-ring circus: engagement... Read More...
IMAGE TAMANG DESISYON

TULUYAN nang tinuldukan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ang anumang pagtatangka ng ibang mga grupo at sektor na buhaying muli ang usapang... Read More...
IMAGE GINHAWA PARA SA MGA MAMAMAYAN

Guhit ni Ed Rompal INIULAT ni Senador Sonny Angara na nagkasundo na ang congressional bicameral conference committee sa limang probisyon na... Read More...

Our Guests

Today303
Yesterday995
This week6809
This month20631
Total873267

Visitor Info

  • Your IP: 54.227.104.53

Who Is Online

40
Online

Sunday, 25 February 2018
© 2016 OpinYon News Magazine Online. All Rights Reserved.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.