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DOST CAR joins National S& T Week virtual celebration

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 21 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology is all set to bring the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration in the doorstep of every home with virtual ex.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesNov 21st, 2020

Celebrating the Filipino family

As the country observes the 28th National Family Week (Sept. 21-27, 2020) the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joins the National Committee on the Filipino Family (NCFF) and all partner government agencies and civil society groups in celebration of the family......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

ARMM joins 2016 National Science and Technology Week celebration

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 27 (PIA) --- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) joined the whole nation in the celebration of this year's National Science and Technology Week (NSTW). Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 27th, 2016

DOST spearheads celebration of National Science and Technology Week

TAGUIG CITY, July 25 (PIA) - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) spearheads the celebration of the annual National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) from 25 to 29 July 2016. The NSTW is.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

ARMM joins 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week celebration

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 22 (PIA) --- The Regional Human Rights Commission in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RHRC-ARMM) led the regional celebration of the 38thNational Disability P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2016

Juan Science, One Nation: Filinvest One Oasis salutes National Science & Technology Week 2016

Filinvest Land Inc.’s landmark project in Cagayan de Oro joins in the regional and national celebration of National Science and Technology Week 2016 with the Department of Science and Technology Region 10......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsJul 20th, 2016

BJMP CL observes Correctional Consciousness Week amid pandemic

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Nov. 5 (PIA) -- Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Central Luzon observed its week-long celebration of the National Correctional Consciousness Week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Halloween fans go online to keep tradition alive

Dressing up as a character different from yourself attracts the Halloween fans to keep the party going online.It takes a group of performers five hours to put on that Halloween look for the online stage.Malls have also taken the Halloween celebration online. Filipinos who celebrate Halloween are not going to let the COVID-19 pandemic take away the fun of something different, one of them dressing up costume parties. (UNSPLASH / MANILA BULLETIN) From the horror theme to the various characters in video games and movies, dressing up as someone so different from yourself has definitely charmed people of all ages and professions. But with the health and safety protocols prohibiting large gatherings, Halloween fans are taking the parties to another address — online! And the creativity to spark the party mood is amazing! John Paolo Mandac, a Human Resource professional who refuses to let go of years of dressing up for Halloween, has made a Maleficent costume out of recyclable materials. He said that “growing up gay and closeted” required him to dress up as he was told. But on Halloween, he has a chance to dress up the way he likes without displeasing anyone. John Paolo Mandac (Photo courtesy of John Paolo Mandac / MANILA BULLETN) “In the gay world, we call [Halloween] ‘Gay Christmas’,” Mandac said. He said there’s no skipping Halloween this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, because it’s a holiday that “speaks volumes” to him. What Mandac likes the most about Halloween is being able to dress up. He said he has always liked Halloween since he was a kid but started really preparing to dress up for it in 2015. “Most of my childhood, I remember going to SM Megamall with my mom and sister to Trick-or- Treat. That went on for several years,” he said. “My mom would ask us to think of a character we would like to be that evening. And we had to be creative in making our costumes. It became a yearly bonding experience for us three,” he said. From trick-or-treating in malls, Mandac turned to Halloween parties. This year, he joined several virtual Halloween parties, including one prepared by his office colleagues. Mandac said that although the parties are “less grand” and all virtual, those were still Halloween parties. “No brushing elbows with strangers definitely. No physical interaction, no getting drunk, no appreciating a stranger’s costume. Everything is virtual,” he said, adding that he’ll likely throw in a horror movie marathon on Netflix after the online parties. The show must go on A group of gay performers whose busiest time in a nightclub is Halloween, has prepared their “look” for the new online stage. Since clubs have yet to open, Drag Queens Shewarma, Minty Fresh, Odasha — collectively known as Shemod — have taken their Halloween Drag show online. “Pag Halloween nag re-ready talaga kami or may mga naka resereve na kaming looks (We really prepare for Halloween, our ‘look’ has already been planned),” Odasha told Manila Bulletin. “Halloween is one of the most awaited events of the year in the nightclub,” Odasha said in Pilipino. This year, the challenge of performing for a show online requires more effort to create a look, Minty Fresh said. “Umaabot ng five hours yung preparation, kasi naayos kami, then mag seset up pa ng lighting (It takes us about five hours just to prepare, because we need to put on make-up, and then set up the stage and the lighting),” Minty Fresh said. Friendly Halloween party Meanwhile a group of high school friends have prepared to hold their yearly party online. Lace Azores, 25, a medical intern, said that for the first time in the seven years that they have been holding Halloween parties, this time he has prepared a program. “Every year we would have a Halloween party where we dress up, wear costumes, celebrate, and we also have an award ceremony,” Azores said. (Photo courtesy of Lace Azores / MANILA BULLETIN) But since quarantine restrictions prevent a party, they prepared to meet for an online party. “Usually kasi nag uusap usap lang kami pag mag kakasama kami physically. This time, may program akong prinepare, with games and awards, ‘Best in Costume’ ganyan (Usually, we would just talk to each other and share stories with each other during our physical parties. This time, I prepared a program, with games and awards like Best in Costume,” she said. Although they will not be physically together, Azores said that she and her friends will still have fun. The only thing she will miss though will be the dancing. And how will she dress up this year, we asked. Her reply: “As the coronavirus. Kasi ‘yan ang pinaka nakakatakot na nangyari this year (Because it’s the scariest thing that happened this year).” Annual Halloween fest goes online Meanwhile up north, the biggest Halloween bash in Ilocos Norte has also gone virtual. “Semana Ti Ar-Aria” is a week-long festival in Ilocos Norte which highlights the distinct traditions and superstitions of Ilocanos in remembering their departed loved ones. The festival which started in 2010 was started by former governor and now Senator Imee Marcos. The activities will mostly be online. Among them are the +Halloween TikTok Transformation challenge and a blog-making contest called “Kaba-vloghan,” Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte Information Officer II Rhona Ysabel Daoang said Other events are the “Lilia Cuntapay Short Horror Film Festival,” a film festival in honor of the Ilocana actress dubbed the “Queen of Philippine Horror Movies.” Absent this year will be the Zombie Night Run and the ghost parade. Mall activities go online Shopping malls have also brought the Halloween tradition online. Ayala Malls will host a virtual mall show Oct. 31 featuring characters such as Pinkfong and Baby Shark. The mall also made an online challenge where participants have to dress up in a Halloween costume and record themselves doing the Baby Shark Hand Wash Challenge. (Ayala Malls / MANILA BULLETIN) The challenge winner will get a Prepaid WiFi modem. The challenge promo will run until Oct. 31 and the winner will be announced on the mall’s Facebook page on Nov. 6. Events coordinator Katrina Loreto said most malls went for online promotions instead of staging an event. “Before there were many events, every mall had a Halloween event. Now, it’s mostly online promotions,” Loreto told Manila Bulletin......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Duterte asked to act on slow disbursement of aid for seniors

President Duterte has been urged to step in on the supposed slow disbursement of financial assistance to senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Citizen partylist Rep. Rodolfo “Ompong” Ordanes brought to the attention of the Chief Executive the “continuous troubles” hounding the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s implementation and disbursement of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) , Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT), and Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens. “To date, we continually receive reports from thousands of our senior citizens all around the Philippines on how the DSWD fails to timely disburse the monetary aid that our government promised to them,” he said in his letter to Duterte dated Oct. 21. He laments that some of the senior citizens have perished before receiving a single centavo from the monetary aid due them. “This slow implementation and disbursement of the DSWD of critical monetary aid for our senior citizens clearly runs contrary to the directive of Your Excellency for the government to do whatever it takes to protect the welfare of our almost 10 million vulnerable senior citizens,” he said. “Thus, we humbly seek the assistance of Your Excellency in requesting that the DSWD fast-track the implementation and disbursement of the monetary aid for our senior citizens,” Ordanes said. During the House of Representatives’ plenary deliberations on the proposed P171-billion budget of the DSWD for 2021 last Oct. 13, it was relayed that some 1.404 million senior citizens have benefited from the national government’s SAP. In a virtual press briefing last week, over 2.9 million indigent senior citizens have received their social pension worth about P8.7 billion. The number is almost 83 percent of the 3.5 million indigent elderly targeted to receive the government stipend. During his 58th birth anniversary last Oct. 15, DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista led the distribution of social pension worth P2.178 million to around 726 indigent senior citizens in Dinalupihan, Bataan. Republic Act No. 9994 or the “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010” provides that seniors qualified to receive social pension are those who are frail, sickly, or with disability; without any pension from other government agencies; and without a permanent source of income or source of financial assistance and compensation to support their basic needs. However, the DSWD said those senior citizens who are not included in the list, but are eligible, can still appeal to the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA), their local governments, and the nearest Field Office, which has jurisdiction over their areas, for assessment......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

NCDA leads the National ADHD Week Celebration

MANILA, Oct. 9 - The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) leads this year's National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) celebration on October 16-22 pursuant to Proclamation N.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Family first

Today begins the celebration of National Family Week. This year’s occasion is heightened by the pandemic that has gripped the nation in the past several months......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

No holiday as Ilocos Norte marks Marcos day

LAOAG CITY (PNA) – The annual celebration of the birthday of former president Ferdinand Marcos on September 11 came almost unnoticed for some Ilocos Norte residents, except for netizens who participated in the mostly virtual activities prepared this year due to the national health crisis. The post No holiday as Ilocos Norte marks Marcos day appeared first on Manila Bulletin......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

DOH-10 joins 120th civil service anniversary

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 8 (PIA) -- As the month-long celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service enters its second week, the Department of Health (DOH) - 10 joins the ce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

DOH-10 joins 120th civil service anniversary

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 8 (PIA) -- As the month-long celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service enters its second week, the Department of Health (DOH) - 10 joins the ce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

United City FC rounds out roster with National Team keeper Anthony Pinthus

United City Football Club caps its full roster announcement, ahead of the FIFA transfer window deadline this week, with the signing of 22-year old Fil-Swiss goalkeeper — Anthony Pinthus from the Azkals Development Team, who also served as a goalkeeper for the Philippine Under-23 National Men's Football Team, during the 30th South East Asian Games campaign. Prior to his ADT stint, Pinthus was also affiliated with clubs such as FC Kosova, FC Wohlen, and GC Zurich U21.  According to UCFC co-founder Eric Gottschalk, “True to our mission of developing young players, we have signed Antony Pinthus, on loan from ADT.  This was also agreed on by both clubs and supported by Philippines National Head Coach Scott Cooper, to expose Pinthus to the AFC Cup competition. “  “He is the most promising goalkeeper of the Philippines after Neil and Roland and we are happy that he decided to join us for this season, as we believe that UCFC is the right platform to expose him to top Asian football, while learning from our veterans such as Stephan Schroeck and Bienve Maranon.” Gottschalk continues, “The signing of Pinthus marks the completion of the roster ahead of the transfer window deadline this week.  As for the position of Head Coach, we have prepared a shortlist of a number of highly qualified individuals and we will make an announcement  in due time.” Pinthus joins the roster, along with Stephan Shrock, OJ Porteria, Sean Patrick Kane, Ron Bayan, Jun Badelic, Angelo Marasigan, Robert Mendy, Arnie Pasinabo, Tristan Robles, Dennis Villanueva, Joshua Dutosme, Takashi Odawara, Hikaru Minegishi, Bienvenido Maranon, Mike Ott, Manuel Ott, Pocholo Bugas, Jordan Jarvis, Jorrel Aristorenas, and Jose Miguel Clarino......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

PSC conducts webinars for para-athletes, coaches

The Philippine Sports Commission hosted a week-long webinar for national para-athletes and coaches, in celebration of the National Council on Disability Affairs’ 42nd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

PTTC-GMEA launches Self-Help E-Learning Modules

QUEZON CITY, July 26 (PIA) - In celebration of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Week 2020, the Philippine Trade Training Center - Global MSME Academy (PTTC-GMEA) launched 137.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

Even courtside reporter Tricia Robredo lived NU s no regrets mentality in UAAP 77

National University had to take the rougher road to reach the mountaintop in UAAP 77. First, the Bulldogs had to come out on top of Roi Sumang's University of the East for the fourth-seed. Next, they had to come through against top-seeded and twice-to-beat Ateneo de Manila University with Kiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal showing the way. Finally, they had to claim the crown at the expense of Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia-led Far Eastern University in three games, having lost the Finals opener. In the end, though, at long last, Jhocson Street was to be the venue of a championship celebration anew. National U won it all because it played every game like it was its last - and, well, many of those matchups could, indeed, have been its last. That's exactly why in each and every game in that Cinderella run, they made sure to leave their all on the floor. "Ang battle cry namin nun was 'no regrets' kasi talagang ang dami naming knockout nun so nilagay namin sa board yun," head coach Eric Altamirano said in last week's The Prospects Pod. He then continued, "We put it there, 'no regrets.' Ano man ang abutin namin, okay lang as long as binigay namin lahat. Every game, that's what we reminded each other." Apparently, that mentality wasn't for coaches and players alone. In fact, long before that Cinderella run, one person in the Bulldogs' camp was already having no regrets. "Before the season, when ABS-CBN called me for my second and last, I was tentative pa kung babalik pa talaga ako kasi I was already in med school," courtside reporter Tricia Robredo shared in her surprise appearance in the same episode. "Pero yun nga, like sabi ni Coach E, mare-regret ko yun kung hindi ako bumalik." Robredo was coming off her rookie year as CSR, but was already done with her premed course by then. Meaning, med school proper was already awaiting her. Years later, though, the 26-year-old now studying for the board exams has no regrets about her decision. "Lalo na nga nag-champion pa sila. Sobrang saya nila, very light ang atmosphere that season. Not only light, pero kahit hindi sila kina-count na isa sa mananalo, sobrang tatapang nila," she shared. She then continued, "Kaya towards the end of the season, alam mong may chance kasi go lang sila. Sobrang inspiring to be in their presence kaya masaya naman akong naging part ako nun kunwari kahit 'di naman ako naglaro." And for the UAAP 77 champions, they would not have wanted another CSR to be standing alongside them as they made history. As Coach E put it, "Well, sa akin, personally talaga, when you talk about NU Season 77, hindi mawawala si Trish." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

Shop for a Cause: MRSGI Launches First-ever Virtual Community Bazaar

Shop for a cause from the comfort of your own home at the first Virtual Metro Community Bazaar beginning July 6 until July 31, 2020. In celebration of National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Month, the virtual bazaar is spearheaded by Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) in partnership with Vicsal Foundation Inc. (VFI). VFI is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020

Celebrating COVID frontliners

Atypical, this week's celebration of the country's 122nd National Independence Day, with eight straightforward and manageable celebrations, as the Philippines continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Brogdon joins protests vs racial prejudice

Malcolm Brogdon, the Indiana Pacers’ 6’5” combo guard, won’t rejoin his squad until a week before his team’s scheduled game at the resumption of the 2019-2019 National Basketball Association......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020