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St. Scho-Tacloban grad ranks 1st on this year’s med-tech licensure exam

A graduate from St. Scholastica’s College-Tacloban has bested the almost 3,000 examinees who took this year’s Medical Technologist Licensure Examination held last month. With a 91.40 percent rating, Fred Lawrence Delantar Samante gained the top spot from the 1,919 who passed the examination. Samante was followed by Angelo Pansoy Huliganga from the Far Eastern University-Nicanor […] The post St. Scho-Tacloban grad ranks 1st on this year’s med-tech licensure exam appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnFeb 9th, 2021

Top risk

Eurasia Group just released our annual Top Risks this week, and just like last year, the United States ranks at the top of the list. Unlike last year though, our concerns for the US extend far beyond the next calendar year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

LG honored for best in tech, design for 8th straight year

Being a trailblazer in technological innovation is a difficult task to accomplish. Consistently doing so for almost a decade is a feat. The Consumer Technology Association is recognizing LG Electronics for groundbreaking innovations in technology and design with a number of 2021 CES Innovation Awards. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 9th, 2021

Tech we can live with

It has been almost a year since my world has changed into what we now refer to as the “new normal,” and one of the biggest changes has come from how we have learned to deal with technology......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Sinangote rules Espa& ntilde;a Chess Club tourney

National Master Julius Sinangote of Tacloban City had every reason to keep his head high at the start of the year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2021

One Plus Smartwatch and One Plus Nord SE Launch Dates Confirmed

Smartwatches are quite the trend right now, and more and more tech giants are coming up with newer models integrated with advanced technology. One Plus has recently declared that it will be unveiling its smartwatch sometime early next year and has also hinted at the possibilities of a Nord SE on or around the same ... Read more The post One Plus Smartwatch and One Plus Nord SE Launch Dates Confirmed appeared first on Mindanao Times......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaotimesRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Essential Smart Tech To Enhance The Modern Bahay Kubo

The year 2020 has encouraged many Filipinos to get closer to nature, and many young urbanites are going back to their provinces or seeking out farmland to live a simpler life. As the desire to live a more organic, Liziqi-esque lifestyle has grown, many have also started to think about building new living spaces to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Duterte: Metro Manila, 6 other areas stay under GCQ in December

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has extended anew the implementation of general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila for the entire month of December. Apart from Metro Manila, areas also under GCQ until the end of the year are Batangas, Iloilo City, Tacloban City, Lanao del Sur, Iligan, Davao City. The rest of the […] The post Duterte: Metro Manila, 6 other areas stay under GCQ in December appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Reelected POC chief eyes unity, Tokyo gold

Cycling chief Abraham Tolentino yesterday gained a fresh four-year mandate as Philippine Olympic Committee president, and vowed to work hard to unify their ranks and rally behind the national team to win the elusive first Olympic gold medal for the country in Tokyo next year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

VP Leni’s daughter, Tricia, now a licensed doctor

Vice-President Leni Robredo’s daughter, Tricia Robredo, passed the Physician Licensure Examination for November 2020. In a Facebook post early Thursday morning, Robredo expressed her excitement as Tricia’s name was among the 3,538 Board passers out of the 4,704 who took the licensure exam in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Ilolo, […] The post VP Leni’s daughter, Tricia, now a licensed doctor appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

Northern Samar sends first batch of relief goods to ‘Rolly’ victims in Bicol

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) – The provincial government of Northern Samar has delivered the first batch of relief augmentation to areas badly-hit by super typhoon Rolly in the Bicol Region. The trucks used in transporting the first batch of relief augmentation from the province of Northern Samar to areas hit by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) in the Bicol Region. The provincial social welfare and development office (PSWDO) on Saturday (Nov. 7, 2020) said the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes each received 500 sacks of rice, 200 boxes of assorted canned goods, 200 boxes of bottled water, and 100 boxes each of cereal drink and powdered milk. (Photo courtesy of Northern Samar PSWDO/ PNA/ MANILA BULLETIN) In a phone interview on Saturday, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Head Jenny Darish, said they have sent eight truckloads of essential goods to the provinces of Albay and Catanduanes on November 6. Each province received 500 sacks of rice, 200 boxes of assorted canned goods, 200 boxes of bottled water, and 100 boxes each of cereal drink and powdered milk. “Northern Samar is also regularly hit by typhoons during this season so it is easy for us to empathize with the plight of the people in Bicol. The Bayanihan spirit lives,” Darish said. The provincial government thanked all various groups and private individuals who extended cash and in-kind donations, including the Philippine Coast Guard, Boyax Cargo, construction companies, Solid M, and JUPA, for the logistics support. “The overwhelming support and fast response from the people of Northern Samar shows us what we can achieve if we work together. We were recently battered by ‘Tisoy’ and ‘Ambo’, so the experience of our Bicolano brothers and sisters is not just a news we read online but a reality we regularly face,” Governor Edwin Ongchuan said in a press statement. The PSWDO is still accepting cash or in-kind donations. Drop-off points will be at the PSWDO office in Dalakit village in Catarman town or the different municipal social welfare and development offices in the province. “Rolly” was the strongest typhoon in the country this year, making four landfalls, and leaving at least 22 people dead while damage to agriculture and infrastructure has reached over PHP14 billion. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Lady Gaga, car horns trumpet Biden’s grand campaign finale

PITTSBURGH  (AFP) – Honking horns, huge American flags, and pop superstar Lady Gaga: on the eve of the presidential election, Joe Biden brought an air of spectacle to workers’ stronghold Pittsburgh as he capped a campaign largely curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. US singer Lady Gaga performs prior to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaking during a Drive-In Rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 2, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) “The power’s in your hands, Pennsylvania!” the Democratic White House nominee thundered late Monday to several hundred supporters gathered for a drive-in rally in what has become the pivotal state in Biden’s battle against President Donald Trump. “It’s time to stand up and take back our democracy,” the 77-year-old added, prompting a crescendo of car horns outside the stadium that is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team. In the biting November cold, Biden took up the clarion call of a campaign that he launched 18 months ago: “This is a battle for the soul of America,” he said. “We have to win this.” Lady Gaga, clad in a white sweatshirt with “Joe” printed on the front, listened and applauded from her stage. Minutes earlier she had peeled off her gloves and sat down at a white piano to give a short but inspired musical warmup to the Biden headliner. “Gloves off because it’s a fight — a fight for what you believe in,” she said before launching into her hit “Shallow.” The 34-year-old Grammy winner called on the audience to vote for Biden because “we needed somebody that was going to bring us all together for this moment, for this very important moment.” “No matter who wins tomorrow, we’re going to have to do this together. Tomorrow’s got to be peaceful,” she added somberly, in an allusion to the tensions that have swelled in the United States ahead of the poll. The singer, who once lived in Pennsylvania, has been in this position before. In 2016, she helped close out the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton, who lost in a shocker to Trump. ‘End of Trump era?’ Dancing in the parking lot was Jamie Scafuri, a 26-year-old hairdresser, who came with friends invited by someone who works for the campaign. “We’re hoping that it’s the end of the Trump era,” Scafuri told AFP. “We’re hopeful. That’s why we’re here.” These drive-in rallies have become a staple of the Democrat’s mostly low-key campaign, which has scrupulously adhered to social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines to guard against the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 230,000 Americans. But despite efforts to put on a show at least partly resembling concert-infused mega-rallies that have traditionally marked the end of a campaign, the cars parked at distance, sparse spectators and few journalists allowed to enter makes it clear: the pandemic has upset the face of American politics in 2020. “Stay close to your cars!” urged an announcer as fans rushed forward for the arrival of Lady Gaga, in scenes far removed from the massive Trump rallies that often bring thousands of supporters packed together, very often without wearing masks. But here, Biden’s supporters understand the constraints. “I feel safe being here around our car with masks on, but it’s a great opportunity to celebrate life for sure,” Scafuri said. Biden is “a pro-science, pro-healthcare candidate, so it makes sense that he would want to protect his constituents,” added Scafuri’s friend Katie Soulen, 32, who owns the salon where they work. Trump ‘don’t care’ about us Biden is coming full circle with his campaign. The former vice president launched his White House candidacy — his third, following disastrous bids in 1988 and 2008 — in April 2019 in this blue-collar city. Even then, in the cradle of the American steel industry now remaking itself as a tech hub, Biden predicted that a victory against the Republican president would “happen here,” in Pennsylvania. Biden has a slight lead in the pivotal state, which Trump won by less than a percentage point in 2016. But the polls have tightened in recent days, and after the brash billionaire’s shock victory four years ago, some Democrats are nervous. But Bob Wilson, born and raised “right where we stand” in Pittsburgh, is confident that Trump will be defeated. “No, we’re gonna crush him… We’re gonna beat him in every state,” the 68-year-old retired truck driver, now a union official, said as he waited for Biden in the large parking lot at Heinz Field, named after the giant food processing company founded here in the 19th century. Trump is “not qualified” and “don’t care about nobody but himself,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Turnitin acquires ExamSoft, a leading assessment platform

Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, announced today it has acquired ExamSoft, a software-based assessment platform, from Spectrum Equity. ExamSoft empowers educational institutions and certification and licensure programs to protect exam integrity, streamline assessment processes, and improve learning outcomes......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Dev’t program for Filipino teachers in Cambodia launched

To help more than 1,000 Filipinos working as teachers in Cambodia, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh have launched a development program to enhance their competencies and ensure high salaries. CHED Chairman J. Prospero de Vera III and Chargé d’Affaires Myca Magnolia signed last Friday a Memorandum of Cooperation to introduce the “Developing Global Filipino Teachers” program which aims to equip, capacitate, and enhance competencies of the 1,152 Filipino teachers in Cambodia. According to De Vera, the embassy alerted the commission last year on the plight of these Filipinos working as teachers in Cambodia as the majority of them are not licensed to teach due to lack of proper credentials. The CHED partnered with some universities, including St. Paul University, Cebu Normal University, and the Philippine Normal University, which are centers of excellence in teacher education, for the realization of professionalization of some of the OFWs who are not licensed professional teachers. “We cannot emphasize the importance of higher education in playing a critical role in the development of our citizens here and abroad. This memorandum of cooperation produces better collaboration and easier grasp of the problem at hand,” De Vera said. “The solution is now within our reach, thanks to the Developing Global Filipino Teachers program,” he added. Under the memorandum, those who are qualified for the program include professionals who are not graduates of the teacher education program who intend to take the Philippine Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET); in-service teachers who want to enhance their competencies and their impact in the classroom and beyond to understand global issues; graduates of education program but have not passed the Philippine LET; and those Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). “This program is one of the manifestations of the Filipino ‘bayanihan’ spirit driving the Philippine higher education during this COVID-19 crisis. We grappled with the pandemic individually but we will conquer it together as one,” the CHED chief added......»»

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

Sex offenders get convicted

Tacloban City—Government prosecutors have secured 103 convictions for the offenders of the online sexual exploitation of children at the beginning of the fourth quarter this year, according to the non-governmental organization International Justice Mission......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Honda set to unveil all-new City model in Philippine market

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is set to release the All-New Honda City targeting total sales of more or less 1,800 units combining the current and the All New City model for the remaining months of the year. HCPI Vice President Louie Soriano said they expect to sell more or less 1,800 units for both old and new City models for the remaining 3 months. From January to October this year, HCPI Honda City’s sales reached over 2,000 units. Among the models in its segment, the Honda City is currently at third place. Since the start of 2020, the Honda City is HCPI’s second best-selling model in its lineup. First is Honda Brio and third is Honda BR-V. “Our target market for the All-New City are the Sporty and Premium Seeker who are career driven, business minded, and those who are looking for a stylish and sporty sedan,” said Soriano. Interested customers may already inquire and reserve the All-New Honda City any of the 34 Honda Car Dealerships nationwide starting today, October 15, 2020. The all-new model will be available in the local market on October 22, 2020, as part of its month-long celebration of its 30th anniversary. This 5th generation of Honda City – the revamped best-selling sedan in HCPI’s model lineup now comes with new variant names and includes a new color. The All-New Honda City will soon be available with the following colors: Ignite Red Metallic (new color; 1.5 RS CVT, 1.5 V CVT, and 1.5 S CVT); Modern Steel Metallic; Platinum White Pearl (new color; 1.5 RS CVT and 1.5 V CVT only); Crystal Black Pearl; Lunar Silver Metallic (1.5 V CVT and 1.5 S CVT only); and, Taffeta White (1.5 S CVT and 1.5 S MT only). The company also announced that from October 15 to December 31, 2020, all current Honda owners who will refer an All-New City buyer will receive P5,000 worth of e-gift certificates upon every successful referral. Interested referrers may visit www.hondaphil.com/promos/referral-program for more information. The current generation of the Honda City, launched in May 2017, revolves around the grand concept of “Advanced Energetic Smart Star”. It exhibits a high-tech and sporty design, class-leading fuel efficiency and comfort, and above class safety that provide customers with the smartest ownership experience......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

UP student tops 2020 licensure exam for doctors

A graduate of the University of the Philippines-Manila has topped the 2020 Physician Licensure Examination held in March and September, a report of the Professional Regulation Commission said before the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

PRC moves 2020 licensure exams to 2021

Various licensure examinations scheduled this year will be moved next year due to the extended community quarantines in the country brought by the coronavirus pandemic, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced. Examinations scheduled in October to December 2020 will be postponed next year due to health and travel restrictions, the agency said. The agency is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Palace: Gierran has until December to fix PhilHealth

President Rodrigo Duterte gave Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) chief Dante Gierran an ultimatum to get rid of corruption in the agency until the end of the year, Malacañang said Thursday. In his televised briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Chief Executive wants Gierran to cleanse the ranks of the state insurer until December […] The post Palace: Gierran has until December to fix PhilHealth appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

WATCH: Ilocos Norte fresh grad’s amazing room renovation

Sonder Evennys Agustin talks about his room’s Japanese-inspired extreme makeover and the importance of bringing art into our lives Spending his days and nights indoors due to the health crisis is not the experience 22-year-old Sonder Evennys Agustin thought he was going to have after graduating from civil engineering. As the days went on and he tried to find things to fill up his days, he realized he had been staring at a blank canvas this whole time. Over a month, within the four walls that had become his world, Sonder transformed his room into a tranquil Japanese-inspired space. “The main reason [I transformed my room] is gusto kong maging productive ngayong lockdown (The main reason I transformed my room is that I wanted to be productive during the lockdown),” says the Ilocos Norte native in an interview with Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. “Kaya po naisipan ko pong gumawa nga mga furniture and then naisipan ko na din pong irenovate ang room ko (I thought of making furniture and renovating my room).” A WAVE OF INSPIRATION Sonder imitates The Great Wave off Kanagawa in the face of his walls Big in Japan On YouTube, Sonder shares the process in creating his Japanese style furniture, including a chic kohiteburu, or coffee table, as well as a floating table. The eye-catching masterpiece of the room, however, is his mural recreating The Great Wave off Kanagawa created by Katsushika Hokusai in the late Edo period of Japan. It truly ties the whole room together and elevates it to a whole other level. Hokusai’s woodblock print, created almost two centuries ago, is one of the most recognizable and influential art pieces in the world. Original prints are on display top museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the British Museum in London. Artist in residence Of course, any plans to travel to those museum-filled cities to see the original are grounded as of the moment. But Sonder’s beautiful recreation shows that we don’t need to travel to experience and appreciate art in our daily lives. “As a local artist, important po para sa aking na to bring art into a room,” Sonder adds. “Kasi, isa ito sa mga nagbibigay buhay sa isang lugar. Kumbaga po is sila nagbibigay lasa sa isang pagkain (Because it is a live-giving space. It is like giving flavor to food).” “And dahil love ko po ang art, dapat lang na ilagay ko po sa kwarto ko po para ipaalala sa akin na ang Diyos ay may binigay sa akin na talent na dapat ko lang pong ipagmalaki (And because I love art, I just have to put it in my room to remind me that God has given me a talent that I should be proud of).” THE GREAT ROOM Sonder’s renovated bedroom Sonder says that his artistic talents and sensibilities come from both sides of the family. As a child, he competed in various drawing and painting competitions. He even placed first in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) National Festival of Talents (NFOT) in 2014 when it was hosted in Olongapo City. While his extreme makeover room edition took 30 days to put together, Sonder wants to make it clear that it took a while to save up for the big renovation. Even while studying, he accepted commissions for paintings, drawings, and murals. But it was all worth it. “Kung gusto mo talagang maka-achieve ng kahit ano, huwag kang mawalan ng determinasyon na matapos ang goal mo (If there is something you want to achieve, do not lose your determination to finish your goals),” Sonder adds. “Wala pong mahirap sa taong may determinasyon sa buhay. Maging positibo lang sa buhay. Yung mga negatibo dapat naiwaksi (There is nothing difficult for a person with determination in their life. Just stay positive in life and disregard the negatives).” .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Drug test for bus driver in Makati City road mishap

The driver of the bus that rammed 11 motorcycles, a car, and another bus in Makati City underwent a drug test today (September 4), Makati Police chief Colonel Oscar “Jack” Jacildo said.  “[W]e already requested for a medical exam and drug test to the driver as he has manifested abnormal behavior,” he said. When 29-year-old driver Marlon Nacaytona was apprehended, Jacildo said he was even smiling and seemed acting oddly. “It was as if he did not do anything wrong. He was even smiling when my men accosted him,” Jacildo said. Jacildo suspects that Nacaytona is either intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs when he rammed the vehicles. According to Jacildo, the suspect already hit the car and did not stop and continued to ram the vehicles waiting for the stop light to go green along Osmeña Highway around 9 a.m. Friday. This is why, he said, he is not buying the alibi of Nacaytona who claimed that the bus’ brakes failed. One of the injured individuals is a Coast Guard officer whose motorcycle got totally wrecked, the police chief said. “Responders said they rescued him under the bus as he got sandwiched. His vehicle was totally wrecked,” Jacildo said. On February 12, 2020, a jeepney driver who ran over students in Makati tested positive for drug use. He also claimed that his brakes also failed. One student died while seven others got injured......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020