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Malacanang designates interim caretaker for Department of Agrarian Reform

President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong as Officer-In-Charge of the Department of Agrarian Reform. She will occupy the vacated post of Rafael Mariano whose nomination was rejected by the powerful joint congressional Commission on Appointments last September 6. Bistoyong is a career executive service professional in the government […]

Senator Grace Poe and the missing foot padding solved?

What if government officials, whether elected or appointed, and their staff, would attempt to lie on petty, simple, minute and negligible details and things? Can we also deduce there is prevailing possibility that they could lie more than that? This is the essence of our video. On April 26, 2017 […]

How I make very hot and spicy vinegar

It is time to replenish my hot and spicy vinegar. And here I will show the simple process in making one rather than going to the grocery store for the same product. There is nothing to cook. In fact it is very simple. I will be using raw garlic, onion, […]

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog’s house is not quite a palace

The residence of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog of Iloilo city on Thursday afternoon was the subject of initial inspection from a team of the National Bureau of Investigation.. Witness to the arrival of the inspection team include Ariel Castañeda, the head of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) of the […]

Duterte’s Mocha Uson is under fire from local Twitter users again

President Rodrigo Duterte’s blogger-supporter and now amply rewarded as Assistant Secretary in the office of Presidential Communication Operations Office has courted, again, the ire of netizens, specifically Twitter users. This time, tweets criss cross the internet calling for the ouster or removal of the former sexy dancer from her Malacanang […]

Maybe, our guy is up to something worth waiting

Maybe our guy is up to something worth the wait. Is he going to do something sinister? Why was he putting on hand gloves. Not one but two layers. The last was a latex glove. Have to watch the next video coming up soon to finally see what he was […]

Archaeologists May Have Found Peter’s Home Town Bethsaida

Whoa, Bethsaida! Archaeologists May Have Found Peter’s Home Town. That’s exactly what happened recently on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. There, archaeologists from Israel and from the United States found a “multi-layered site” that included “an advanced Roman-style bathhouse.” Whoa, Bethsaida! Archaeologists May Have Found Peter’s Home […]

The Backstory of “How Not To Kill A Bird” Video

The Story Behind “How Not To Kill A Bird” video. This was a footage taken from our “vault” and rediscovered we could share that some people somehow can relate. Hope you do, too. In one of our visit to a cousin and her family, we chanced upon this cute little […]

BDO Unibank registers P13B net income in first half of 2017

In its disclosure with the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Monday, the Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. (BDO) registered a P13.3-billion net income in the first half of 2017, much higher than the PHP11.7 billion in the same period in 2016. The leading unibank of the country traced the improvement of […]

Peso seen to breach the 54 level to a US dollar in 2018

This should confirm the long suspected plunge of the peso vis-à-vis the US dollar. Now the peso is seen to weaken further beyond the range of 48-50 until the end of year 2017. If it does, which is srongly possible, President Rodrigo Duterte’s economc managers are missing something. Yet, it […]

BSP to demonetize coins: Is it time yet to break open the piggy bank?

Soon, piggy bank savers will have to unload before the coins become worthless. It is because the Philippines’ Bangko Sentral (BSP) is set to release new generation coins with security features before the end of this year. Coins that will have a makeover include the one centavo, fifty centavos, one […]

Kaspersky Lab to launch worldwide free anti-virus software

Russian IT security company Kaspersky Lab announced it is launching worldwide a free antivirus Kaspersky Free version. This information was released Tuesday last week by Yevgeny Valentinovich Kaspersky, also known outside Russia and the west as Eugene Kaspersky, the company’s CEO. “I’ve some fantastic, earth-shattering-saving news. We’re announcing the global […]

Bicol’s man in Washington Ninio Fetalvo, is he on the way out, too?

We speculate on the fate of Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, Bicol’s man in Washington, USA. Will he stay longer, like maybe beyond August of 2017? Fetalvo earlier worked as Florida Communication Director for the Republican National Committee under Sean Spicer before joining him in the White House as Assistant Press Secretary. […]

Watch: The Second State of the Nation Address of President Duterte

Watch. Live, the Second State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte. Thru the facilities of RTVM, we are sharing here the full live coverage of the proceedings and speech of Philippine President Duterte. The 50-minute speech or so will emanate from the Batasan Pambansa (the current House of […]

Heaven teardrops: Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers?

Heaven cries, Duterte’s second SONA will have rainshowers? As supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte flock around the venue of his second SONA, rainshowers is predicted to prevail in Metro Manila this Monday. The southwest monsoon also affects the western section of Luzon and the Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA disclosed. […]

NPO officials face raps over anomalous P74M printing deal

Three current and previous officers of the National Printing Office are in hot water. This after the National Bureau of Investigation has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to file graft charges over alleged anomalous P74-million printing deal with four private companies. The NBI said NPO Director Sherwin Prose Castaneda, […]

Global warming is major cause behind extreme weather – WMO

The extreme weather conditions prevailing worldwide, including the long-lasting heat waves and scorching temperatures across the northern hemisphere, remains the main culprit according to a latest study of the World Meteorological Organization released in Geneva. Using the climate assessment models of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the WMO predicted […]

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Legazpi city not hosting APEC’s ISOM meet due to typhoon

MANILA, Dec. 3 (PNA) — Blame it on Typhoon Ruby. The city of Legazpi was scrapped as choice venue for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Informal Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) from December 8-9, 2014, as reported here. Instead, organizers opted to hold the event in Manila considering the risk poised […]

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Twitter Introduces Filipino Translation of Tweets

It is more of affirmation than surprise that more Filipinos are on board the social microblogging network of Twitter. The Pinoy penchant for technology and innovation in communication, among others, is a common knowledge. Here’s a new development. Twitter announced on 1st of August that its translation center is now available for Filipino and Malay languages.

Rita Azur, Scion of a Sibobo Clan of Calabanga

Visiting the seaside village of Sibobo brings back some memories of the distant past on this writer. But while our main purpose was only to revisit and take some photos of the place, there was one unintended surprise waiting for us. It was also an unannouced visit to one good and grandlady of the barangay.

Call to change members of gov’t peace panel fall on deaf ears

MANILA, March 13 — There will be no change in the composition of the government peace negotiating panel even with the urging of a senator to replace the peace adviser Teresita Deles and chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer for talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. In a privilege speech on […]

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Move over Marty McFly, a hoverboard for $20K is coming

Some dreamers can’t get enough of Marty McFly’s hoverboard. The dream to build one continues. Now, there is one prototype the world has finally come closer to inventing a somewhat flying “board” capable of lifting a person above any type of ground and transporting them over “distances.” Arca Space’s hoverboard […]

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Not Butanding, but Dolphins frolic in Albay waters now

Not Butanding, but Dolphins frolic in Albay waters now. A pod of dolphins has been appearing and frolicking before the public off the coastlines of the city of Legazpi and the adjoining town of Sto. Domingo since last week. With these new exciting development, the mayors of Legazpi and Sto. […]

President denies Yasay is quitting as DFA head, for now

President denies Yasay is quitting as DFA head, for now MANILA – It has to be the chief executive himself who has to put off the fire on the persistent rumor. President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday denied the rumor that Perfecto Yasay is on his way out as Department […]

Robot solves Rubik’s cube puzzle in 1.196 seconds

When was the last time one solved the Rubik’s cube faster than ever recorded? Here, American Lucas Etter holds the North American Record Average for solving the tricky 3D cube puzzle fast and surprised! Then posted online saying that “Really awesome solve! Done at River Hill Fall 2015 in Clarksville, […]

Video: Pope Francis 5th day of Apostolic Visit in Mexico

On the fifth day of Pope Francis in Mexico, he is slated to appear in three public events. The first will be a holy mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians. Scheduled for Feb 16, 2016, Mexican time. The second live event will cover the visit […]

Bicol private schools gets nod to hike tuition fees

LEGAZPI CITY — The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has approved the requests of 12 out of 22 private colleges and universities in the Bicol Region for increases in tuition fees and other school fees this coming school year while it rejected those of eight others for lack of requirements […]

Bicolano police cadet tops PNPA graduating class of 2014

VIRAC, Catanduanes, March 20 – The topnotcher of this year’s graduating class of the Philippine National Police Academy is Police Cadet Glenn Tabo Santelices, 25, from the town of San Andres of Catanduanes province. Before entering the academy, Santelices attended Claret seminary in Quezon City and finished Philosophy as cum […]