Aris pushes bidding of gensets for D2 islets

By: JUNE S. BLANCO NOW that the elections are over, Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado of Bohol’s 2nd District vows to roll up his sleeves and resume work interrupted by the election ban. Aumentado said prior to the campaign period, the bid documents for generators for power plants in seven islets in his district were already […].....»»

Category: newsSource: boholnewsdaily boholnewsdailyJun 4th, 2019

Diokno, other BSP officials sued for graft

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno is facing a graft complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for a P1.75-billion contract to a private company without public bidding for the national ID system implementation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News8 hr. 51 min. ago

Biden pushes unity two days before taking over crisis-laden White House

Just 48 hours before becoming president, Joe Biden pressed Monday for unity, while President Donald Trump remained secluded in the White House at the center of a capital inundated with troops and security barriers......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

CDC chief pushes innovations to improve Freeport& rsquo;s business climate

CLARK FREEPORT—Clark Development Corp. president and chief executive Manuel Gaerlan outlined Monday innovations to support economic recovery and improve the investment climate in the Freeport zone......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Ma, what’s on my plate?

THE WEEKEND READER: This submitted essay proposes an alternative way of living this new year, with a mind set to be more international and conscious of what we do—beginning with what we eat By Khennan John Suarez The year 2020 has been… unhealthy. But if there’s one thing we were given a chance for, it’s to take a harder look at our lifestyles in retrospect. For some, myself included, this means becoming more conscious of the food that goes into my body. The advancement in nutritionism over the past 20 years has changed the way we look at our plates. Once colorful meals that consisted of “go, grow, and glow” staples are now replaced with single, nutrient-packed breakfast bars coupled with energy drinks endorsed by the influencer-of-the-week. One would think that all these diet bars, and pills, would’ve transformed people healthier, with lifestyle diseases kept at bay. Sadly, this remains a dream today as it was 10 years ago. (Manila Bulletin/Unsplash) Data from WHO, CDC, and UN reveal that some of the top killer diseases in our country are attributed to lifestyle. And while life expectancy has increased over the past decade, so have cases of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and stroke. This fact raises more questions in nutrition. Despite crazy fads that promise longevity, what are we doing wrong? It makes sense to start a closer examination of what goes into our bodies. In An Eater’s Manifesto—highly recommended!—by Sam Pollan, there is a mantra that could be an ultimate guide to eating better. Eat food. And by this, he means eat whole food. For a beat, let’s forget about these canned goods, boxed cereals, processed fruit juices, and everything with ingredients we can’t even pronounce. Let’s forget about the most recent trend in nutrition and trace back to what our bodies (and our ancestors’ bodies) instinctively know as good food—whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables, sizeable portions of animal meats, milk, nuts, and all other products that are organic. Food products that are as close to their most natural forms as possible. Let’s assemble our plates in a way that pushes highly processed and artificial products away from it, whenever we can. For as hard as science has been working to understand nutrition better, and until we eventually come up with a “fountain-of-youth” pill, there remain cellular processes that we are yet to discover. For the meantime, it makes more sense to stick with natural basics. (Manila Bulletin/Unsplash) It’s also quite notable to know that while nutritionists still argue about which diet is best for us, they can all agree that plants do not kill us. Becoming more in tune with our nutrition is also an opportunity to start building relations to our farmers, and ask how produce is grown. Is the ground healthy? Are they showered with chemicals? Are the animals that supplied our food well-fed? This even raises ethical questions as to how they were raised and slaughtered. This strengthens the relationships we have with people that grow our food, our connection to our community, and the relationship we have with the earth around us. After all, nutrition is just a portion of more complex symbiotic relationship bigger than all of us. With the dawn of a new year, it pays that we become more intentional and more conscious of what we do. And today, we can start by asking, “Ma, what’s on my plate?” About the author: Khennan John is a 20-something health enthusiast with a knack for writing. The Weekend Reader is a Sunday submission segment of Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Arts + Culture. Those who wish to submit their essays for the Weekend Reader may do so via email: As subject of the email, write WEEKEND READER followed by the title of your essay. The opinions and views expressed in The Weekend Reader are of the respective authors and not of the Manila Bulletin......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

SouthCot pushes for moratorium on fish cage operations in Lake Sebu after fish kill

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Jan) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the implementation of a stricter moratorium on the operations of fish cages in the critical Lake Sebu to allow it to recuperate and prevent the occurrence of massive fish kills. Dr. Raul Teves, head of the Office of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Sangguniang Panlungsod pushes for P63-M COVID-19 vaccine fund

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) - The Sangguniang Panlunsod of this city has recommended to the Local Finance Committee an amount of Php63 million to purchase coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) v.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

MAP pushes safe reopening of economy, passage of CREATE

The Management Association of the Philippines is pushing for the safe reopening of the economy and immediate approval into law of the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act to help businesses affected by the pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

One for the road: A look at an iconic chill spot in Cebu City that’s bidding farewell

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— There have been posts circulating online about the closing of one of the best chill spots in Cebu City, the Michael’s Buak Store along the Trans Central Highway (TCH) in Barangay Malubog, here. But one stood out and this is the post of Paul Gregor at the Activ Shot Facebook page. […] The post One for the road: A look at an iconic chill spot in Cebu City that’s bidding farewell appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Century Properties pushes expansion, diversification

Century Properties Group of the Antonio family will diversify its portfolio for further expansion and continue re-aligning strategies to meet changing consumer needs and be of better service to its customers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

Solon pushes bill to strengthen Boy Scouts as autonomous NGO

A legislator has pushed for the passage of a bill that recognizes the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) as an independent, voluntary, autonomous non-governmental organization (NGO)......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

Silver linings

There’s a popular way of bidding goodbye to the year just past: good riddance......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

PSC s Ramirez cleared of graft charges

The case stemmed from the accusation that Ramirez allegedly tapped Exelgard Security and Research Services without approval from the government sports-funding agency board and public bidding......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Mayor Sara pushes on procuring vaccine for Davao residents

Mayor Sara Duterte has initiated her own talks with companies working on the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to procure vaccines for Davao City, a move that raised questions on its safety......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

Velasco pushes coco levy fund

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco expects the House of Representatives to pass on third and final reading a bill creating the coconut levy trust fund before its holiday break this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

BCCP pushes for easing of travel restrictions

The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines is pushing for the further easing of travel restrictions, as well as the immediate passage of the amendments to the Retail Trade Liberalization Act, to attract more foreign investments to help revive the economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2020

Go pushes for vaccine safety, efficacy

Ensuring access to safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 is, for Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, a crucial step towards restoring normalcy and eventual recovery. A national vaccine road map has been laid out by the government, he said in The Philippines will not revert to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) during Christmas until January next year […] The post Go pushes for vaccine safety, efficacy appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Lufthansa unit pushes ahead with $40 million hangar expansion

Lufthansa Technik Philippines is pushing through with its $40-million hangar expansion in Pasay amid cash challenges due to the COVID-19’s impact on the aviation sector......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Kuya Bong Go pushes anew the creation of DDR

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said that planning ahead and more responsiveness will better prepare the country from the adverse impacts of calamities and disasters as he reiterated his call to pass the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR). “Dapat maging laging handa tayo. Our disaster-related measures and mechanisms must be more responsive to the changing […] The post Kuya Bong Go pushes anew the creation of DDR appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Bolts eye next step next tourney

After their breakthrough semifinal run in the bubble, Meralco Bolts coach Norman Black looks to power up the squad as it pushes harder in the next battle for the PBA’s crown jewel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Profit taking pushes PSEi out of 7,100

Local shares retreated again on Wednesday, slipping out of the 7,100 area on continued profit taking. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) lost 1.51 percent or 107.16 points to end at 7,001.51 while the broader All Shares dipped by 1.05 percent or 44.27 points to close at 4,184.28. Philstocks Financial Inc. research associate Claire […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020