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Chel Diokno may Mensahe para sa mga Pilipino

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Chel Diokno criticized President  Duterte for his statements saying that the constitution is only a piece of toilet paper.

In a tweet, Diokno said that Duterte is being called the President of the Philippines of because of the 1987 constitution that he mocked in his statement while defending his decision to allow China to fish around West Philippine Sea.
“Di na dapat tawaging Pangulo si Duterte sapagka’t ang pwestong iyan ay galing sa 1987 Constitution na sabi niya’y pampahid lang ng pw*t,” Diokno said. Di na dapat tawaging Pangulo si Duterte sapagka’t ang pwestong iyan ay galing sa 1987 Constitution na sabi niya’y pampahid lang ng pwet. — Chel Diokno (@ChelDiokno) June 29, 2019 Diokno also reminded that the 16-M people who supported the President is enjoying their right to vote because of the current constitution.
“Di rin niya pwedeng sabihin na siya’y binoto ng 16 milyon na Pilipino sapagka’t ang karapatang bumoto ay nanggagaling din sa 1987 Constitution na kanya’y binabasura.” he …

Outgoing Cebu Mayor Nagsalita na Kung Bakit Niya Nilimas ang Gamit sa Kanyang Opisina

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Outgoing Cebu Mayor Tommy Osmeña finally speaks why he removed everything in his office located on the 8th floor of the City’s Executive Building.


According to Osmeña, he started to fix the Mayor’s office using his own money in 2010 after the council which the majority has consisted of politicians who opposed him, rejected his request for a budget amounting of P2 Million.

He also did the same thing in the year 2016 after the council headed during that time by incoming Mayor Edgar Labella rejected his request again without any explanation.


The outgoing Mayor said that he removed all the things he bought in his office so his successor could experience the same problems he encountered before.
“Ako ang naggastos sa mayor’s office. I had to spend for everything… I decided to remove everything so he would know what it feels like,” Osmeña said. He also said that it’s very unusual that a City council is not supporting its Mayor and not giving any funds to fix the office of their leader.
“I k…

Chel Diokno to Filipinos: “Hindi na Dapat Tawaging Pangulo si Duterte”

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Chel Diokno criticized President  Duterte for his statements saying that the constitution is only a piece of toilet paper.


In a tweet, Diokno said that Duterte is being called the President of the Philippines of because of the 1987 constitution that he mocked in his statement while defending his decision to allow China to fish around West Philippine Sea.
“Di na dapat tawaging Pangulo si Duterte sapagka’t ang pwestong iyan ay galing sa 1987 Constitution na sabi niya’y pampahid lang ng pw*t,” Diokno said. Di na dapat tawaging Pangulo si Duterte sapagka’t ang pwestong iyan ay galing sa 1987 Constitution na sabi niya’y pampahid lang ng pwet. — Chel Diokno (@ChelDiokno) June 29, 2019 Diokno also reminded that the 16-M people who supported the President is enjoying their right to vote because of the current constitution.
“Di rin niya pwedeng sabihin na siya’y binoto ng 16 milyon na Pilipino sapagka’t ang karapatang bumoto ay nanggagaling din sa 1987 Constitution na kanya’y binabasura.” he …

Maternity Benefits ng SSS aabot ng P70,000 simula Enero 2020

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Maternity assistance from maternal and child health workers will increase starting January 2020.


According to SSS President and CEO Aurora Ignacio, from the previous P32,000 it will increase to P70,000 - is to be granted as maternity benefit to newborn female SSS members that is employed or self-employed.

Ignacio explained that this was due to the implementation of the new minimum and maximum monthly salary credit based on the implementation of Republic Act No. 11210 or Expanded Maternity Leave Act and SSS Act of 2018.

Meanwhile, SSS is proud that since the implementation of the Expanded Maternity Leave Act has reached 122,000 mothers who have benefited more than P2.67-B from January to April this year.

Source: PNA

PRRD to De Lima: “Itali kita sa Kwitis Papuntang Spratlys”

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte criticized detained Senator Leila De Lima after the lady senator commented again over the President’s decision to allow Chinese fishermen to roam around West Philippine Sea.


In a interview, the President said that if De Lima really wanted to defend the country from China, he would make way for the lady Senator to travel there as quickly as possible by tying her critic to a rocket.
“Kung ano-anong pinag-isip… nandoon sa presohan si De Lima. Kung ano na lang ang sinasabi, attack, ganon. Ikaw, itali kita ng kwitis na malaki, ikaw ang pa… pasiritin ko doon sa Spratlys,” Duterte said. “I will order in Bulacan the greatest… the biggest kwitis that we can ever make. Itali kita, sindihan ko. Mauna ka na doon,” he added.
On Friday, De Lima criticized Duterte for his recent statements, saying that he cannot escape the bad acts he committed forever.
“Sa halip na ilabas ang tapang niya para ipagtanggol ang mga Pilipinong mangingisda at ang dignidad ng ating ba…

Senator Win Gatchalian orders DepEd to review the K-12 program

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Senator Win Gatchalian insisted on the Department of Education or DepEd to review the K-12 program in the second year of implementation.


According to Gatchalian, it is important to adjust the K-12 curriculum program to ensure that graduates will find employment soon enough.

Gatchalian urged DepEd to work on the survey results conducted by Jobstreet Philippines in April that only 24-percent of Philippine employers are open to the K-12 Completion Program.

As chairman of the Senate Sub-Committee on Education Reform, Gatchalian also plans to conduct a hearing on the education system in the country.

Gatchalian's second hearing target is to know the reason why the number of graduates of the K-12 program is getting a job.

OFWs Can Loan from OWWA

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My husband is working for five years in Saudi Arabia. I would like to start a business with a small investment. My husband's income is not enough for our growing family. I would like to know if there is a loan that can be availed in OWWA and how much is available and requirements?
-Mrs. Edel Mayrina, Muntinlupa City
There is a P2 billion worth of OWWA OFW Reintegration program for those who want to build a business.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and Land Bank of the Philippines lenders qualified OWWA members.

It aims to help OFWs and their families.

OFWs may be able to avail of loan:
Viable project that will generate a net monthly income of at least Php10,000

Loan amount: 
₱300,000 to ₱2,000,000  with interest rate of 7.5% annually.

Payments: 
Monthly/Quarterly/Annually depending on the project cash flow.

Where to apply: 
You may apply at any OWWA Regional Welfare Office (ORW)

Eligibility requiremen…

LTO Fines and Penalties in the Philippines

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I. LTO Violations fee relative to Licensing



1. Driving without license in the Philippines

LTO Fine: Php 3,000

2. LTO penalty for not wearing seatbelt in the Philippines

LTO Fine:

First violation: Php 1,000
Second violation: Php 2,000
Third violation: Php 5,000

The seat belt law Philippines is applied for both drivers and the passengers. Important to note that, having 6-year-old children on the front seat without a seat belt, drivers also have to pay for the ticket.

3. Driving under the impact of alcohol/dangerous drugs

LTO Fine: Php 5,000

Added to the LTO violation fee, motorists who drive after drinking alcohol or using drugs may get a twelve-month driver’s license suspension (implemented for non-professional driver’s license) in the first time.

For people who are holding a professional license shall be canceled the license constantly for the first offense.

4. Careless driving

First conviction: Php 2,000
Second conviction: Php 3,000
Subsequent conviction: Php 10,000

All drivers should keep …

DOLE may Alok na Puhunan mula ₱20K - ₱1M sa mga nais Magsimula ng Negosyo

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Owning a business can be a profitable venture. But not all entrepreneur can start a business due to lack of startup capital. Good thing is that the Department of Labor and Employment is offering.


For those who are interested, our government has a new program for our kababayans who want to start a business but lack of capital.

Through the Integrated Livelihood Program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the government can help the qualified individuals or groups of people in the business they want to start.

In the said program, the government can offer up to ₱20,000 to an individual.

For a group that consist of 26-50 members, up to ₱500,000 can be offered by the government, and ₱1,000,000 to a group that consist of 50 members.

More than 80,000 beneficiaries already received an assistance through this livelihood government program.

DOLE also created a website to help people in selling their products.

If you are interested in such a program, you may go to DOLE's Regiona…

PRRD may Banta sa mga may Balak Mag-impeach sa Kanya

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said that he would not hesitate to fight back if someone wanted him to be out of Malacañang.

The President said that he would detain critics that would attempt to charge an impeachment case against him over his alleged failure to protect the sovereignty of the Philippines from China.

“I-impeach ako? Kulungin ko silang lahat. Subukan niyo. Try to take it, do it, and I will do it,” Duterte said in an interview. The President also argued with SC Associate Justice Antonio Carpio who said that the constitution commands the President to protect the country’s marine wealth, territorial sea and Exclusive Economic Zone against any foreign invasion.


According to the President, he is protecting the lives of his countrymen, mentioning that China would not allow itself to be shamed by following the Philippine Constitution.
“That is a provision for the thoughtless and the senseless. The protection of our economic rights about the economic zone resolves this? I am prote…

Paano Maiwasan ang P300 Buwanang Kaltas sa Iyong BDO Kabayan Savings Account

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Banco De Oro reminds their BDO Kabayan Savings Account holders that in order to avoid the P300 pesos monthly deduction, account holders must continue the BDO Zero maintaining balance featured.


To do that the account holder must have to remit at least once a year.

The bank advice no activity in your account for 12 months will automatically change it to regular savings account type in which the account owner must maintain P10,000 maintaining balance.

When your BDO Kabayan Savings Account has no activity for one year or no remittance for a year then the balance of your account is below the minimum P10,000 maintaining balance then that’s the time the bank will do the monthly deduction.
Upang mapanatili ang zero maintaining balance feature ng iyong BDO Kabayan Savings at hindi magkaroon ng kaltas na P300 kada buwan, nais namin kayong paalalahanan ng mga sumusunod:  - Mag-remit ng isang (1) beses sa loob ng isang (1) taon
- Kung walang remittance sa loob ng isang (1) taon, magiging Regular …

Pamasahe sa MRT, LRT, at PNR Libre Na Simula July 1!

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Students will now get free rides on train lines, free terminal fees.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr), said they will offer free rides on Metro Rail Transit 3, Light Rail Transit 2 at Philippine National Railway Monday to Friday (except holidays ) starting July 1, 2019


Under the “Student Free Ride Program,” free rides apply on the following train schedules starting July 1:
MRT-3: from 5 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.PNR: from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.LRT-2: from 4:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.  “Sabi ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, maging bahagi tayo sa edukasyon ng ating mga kabataan, sapagkat education is the foundation of growth of any nation. Ineengganyo natin ang mga estudyanteng magkaroon ng kultura ng punctuality, kapalit niyan ang libreng pamasahe at terminal fee,”  DOTr Secretary Tugade said. Elementary, High School, College and students taking vocational courses can avail of the free rides, excluding graduate students, the…

3rd Telco Mislatel Aarangkada na

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Metro Manila and other mega cities nationwide residents could presently have the choice to avail of the mobile services of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel).



Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr.  said the third telecommunications player is one step aloof from providing its mobile services to the general public.
"They will start in Metro Manila, Cebu, 'yung mga heavily-populated cities. Siguro by September or October of this year, meron na silang mga subscribers from Metro Manila," Secretary Eliseo Rio said. Before securing the permit, Secretary Rio said the third telco Mislatel has begun installing cell sites and other infrastructure for nationwide coverage.

Mislatel committed to cover 37% of subscribers on its first year and will increase to 84% in its fifth year.

The third major telco also pledged to build a thousand cell sites in a year. Mislatel has vow to spend nearly ₱260 billion for a wide…

60,000 Caregivers Kailangan sa Japan na may P95,000+ Sahod Kada Buwan

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Due to the increasing number of the elderly population in Japan, the Japanese government and other Japanese companies is expected to hire approximately 60,000 Filipino caregivers according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration  (POEA) in the coming years.


Experience is not needed and no employment and placement fee will be collected.

However, applicants must be a holder of National Certificate II given by TESDA.

The applicant must also know how to speak Japanese.

Interested applicants can either enroll in a language class to learn the Japanese language or study on their own.

Nursing graduate, licensed or not can also apply.

Companies offer approximately ¥200,000 or PHP95,776 salary per month.

A pre-recruitment briefing will be conducted by PJEPA/Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services for the applicants. Listed below is the schedule and location of the briefing:

June 20, 2019 – POEA, Cebu City
June 20, 2019 – POEA, Davao City
June 21, 2019 – POEA, Cebu City

Low Pressure Area sa Aparri, Cagayan Bagyong "Dodong" na

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At 2:00 PM today, the Low Pressure Area east of Aparri, Cagayan has developed into Tropical Depression according to the last report of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, Tuesday afternoon.



From a low pressure area, it was declared as "tropical depression" of Pagasa at around two o'clock.

PAGASA named the Tropical Depression  "Dodong"

The weather disturbance is not expected to make landfall and has no direct impact on any part of the country.

The Southwest Monsoon will bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas tonight and tomorrow.

On Thursday, monsoon rains may prevail over Metro Manila, Western Visayas and the western sections of Central Luzon, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA.

Residents in these areas, especially those living in areas identified to be at high risk of flooding and landslides, are advised to continue monitoring for updates, take precautionary measures and coord…

Paano Kasuhan ang mga Hindi Nagbabayad ng Utang

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Paano maningil ng utang na di na kailangan pang gumastos sa abogado?

Maaari nang maningil ng utang na di na kailangan pang gumastos sa abogado. Ito ay sa pamamagitan ng pagfile ng small claims case sa Municipal Trial Court.


Ang utang na pwedeng singilin sa pamamagitan nito ay di dapat lumagpas sa 400,000 pesos.

Kabilang sa mga utang na pwedeng maging basehan sa pagfile ng small claims cases ay:

Di pagbabayad ng upa;Di pagbabayad sa hiniram na pera;Di pagbabayad ng mga bagay na binili; Di pagbabayad matapos magsangla; atDi pagbabayad sa serbisyong kinuha.
Layunin ng small claims cases na mabigyan ng simple, di magastos at agarang solusyon ang mga problema tungkol sa paniningil ng utang

Ito ang proseso:

Kapag di umubra sa barangay, humingi ng CFA.Dalhin ang CFA, pumunta sa MTC-Small Claims CourtBibigyan kayo ng isnag form sa Small Claims Court at ito ay iyong punan at ilakip ang lahat ng ebidensiya ng pagkakautang kasama ang CFAMagbayad ng filing fees/docket feesIsubmit ang form kasama ang…

Nutri-bun at Klim Milk Para sa mga Mag-aaral ibabalik ni Mayor Isko Moreno

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Manila incoming Mayor Francisco "Isko" Moreno Domagoso plans to revive the "nutri-bun" and "Klim milk" in all public elementary schools in Manila City.


According to Mayor-Elect, the health of the young students is one of his top priority so he wants to bring back the implementation of the Nutribun program for Kinder's up to Grade 6 in public elementary schools to address child malnutrition and alleviate food poverty.

Nutribun is a kind of bread that contains vitamins and minerals for proper nutrition of students.


In an interview with him, Mayor Isko Moreno said that many students in Manila went to school with empty stomachs due to poverty.

The mayor also said he is aware of the feelings of children entering the school with empty stomachs because he also experienced it.
“Marami sa mga mag-aaral natin na pumapasok sa paaralan na walang laman ang tiyan at gutom, dala na rin siguro ng hirap ng buhay." Moreno said. "Alam ko po ang pakiramdam na i…

Inday Sara Talks About KAPA Issue

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Mayor Sara Duterte denied the claims of KAPA Community Ministry International founder Pastor Joel Apolinario that she approved the religious group to continue their operations.


In her speech, Inday Sara discussed that KAPA members might have a hard time to get their money because its members are using the term “donate” while in reality, they’re investing money to the ministry.

“Ang sabi ni Pastor Apolinario, Hindi niya na maibabalik ang pera dahil pumirma raw ang mga miyembro nito bilang isang donasyon  o love gift.” Mayor Sara said. According to Inday Sara, Pastor Joel Apolinario is having an advantage in the issue because he believes that no members of KAPA would file charges against him.

However, she said that they might be a chance for some members to get their money if they’re going to act early.

“Kung interesado kayong mag file ng complaint, punta kayo ng NBI, i-file mo na gusto mo ng maibalik ang pera mo,” Inday Sara said.
Weeks ago, the government ordered to shut down KAPA aft…

KAPA Founder Joel Apolinario Nais Patakbuhing Pangulo ng Pilipinas sa 2022

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After the government shut down KAPA ministry, its members took part in rallies in various parts of the country to ask the government to allow their group to continue operations again.


Some members of KAPA members believe that KAPA is the answer to the poverty in the Philippines.

There are also some KAPA members who support President Rodrigo Duterte who expressed disappointment on the President's move.

Now there are some members of the organization pushing KAPA founder Pastor Joel Apolinario to run for president in 2022.

Here are the social media posts of some KAPA members who are pushing Pastor Apolinario to run in the 2022 Presidential Elections.



BDO How to Avoid P300 Monthly Deduction from your BDO Kabayan Savings Account

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Banco De Oro reminds their BDO Kabayan Savings Account holders that in order to avoid the P300 pesos monthly deduction, account holders must continue the BDO Zero maintaining balance featured.


To do that the account holder must have to remit at least once a year.

The bank advice no activity in your account for 12 months will automatically change it to regular savings account type in which the account owner must maintain P10,000 maintaining balance.

When your BDO Kabayan Savings Account has no activity for one year or no remittance for a year then the balance of your account is below the minimum P10,000 maintaining balance then that’s the time the bank will do the monthly deduction.

Upang mapanatili ang zero maintaining balance feature ng iyong BDO Kabayan Savings at hindi magkaroon ng kaltas na P300 kada buwan, nais namin kayong paalalahanan ng mga sumusunod:  - Mag-remit ng isang (1) beses sa loob ng isang (1) taon
- Kung walang remittance sa loob ng isang (1) taon, magiging Regular S…

Sino ang Sinusuportahan Niyo sa Kanilang Dalawa

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Ben Tulfo hits DSWD chief Bautista’s conditions for accepting bro's apology


Radio broadcaster Ben Tulfo slammed Social Welfare (DWSD) Secretary Rolando Bautista after the Cabinet official set conditions before accepting the apology of Erwin Tulfo.


The DWSD secretary conditions to prove Erwin’s “sincerity,” include issuing a public apology on major broadsheets, social media platforms and radio stations.

Bautista also wants Tulfo to donate P300,000 each to at least 19 select institutions.

“Putres na ‘brotherhood’! ang KAKAPAL! Ayon sa kumag na OIC, mag-sorry daw sa lahat ng media outlet,” Ben tweeted.
“’BUTAW’ na P300k kinakailangan para mahugasan ang kasalanan. Tsong, daig mo pa si Padre Damaso at mga kolokoy na kauri mo! Nagpapatawa ka ba?!” he added. Putres na “brotherhood”! ang KAKAPAL! Ayon sa kumag na OIC, mag-sorry daw sa lahat ng media outlet. “BUTAW” na P300k kinakailangan para mahugasan ang kasalanan. Tsong, daig mo pa si Padre Damaso at mga kolokoy na kauri mo! Nagpapataw…

90 Year Old Actor Eddie Garcia Reportedly in Critical Condition

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90-year-old veteran actor Eddie Garcia is reportedly in a coma after an incident during a taping for  teleserye "Rosang Agimat" in Katuparan, Tondo Manila on Saturday morning.


According to a source the actor allegedly fell down and was in coma because of the intense heat this morning during the taping of Rosang Agimat who served as his comeback project in GMA 7.

He's been seen for a long time in The Ang Probinsiyano of ABS-CBN before he returned to GMA 7.

The actor is currently being transferred to a larger hospital in Quezon City (St. Lukes).




Netizens reaction:

GNOMES of Justice said "The Directors/ Producers of the serye should have considered his age. Ang init ngayon tapos dyan ang location ng taping. Being a professional, hindi yan magrereklamo si Mr. Eddie Garcia. I hope he recovers"
Drolan Legasvi said "sobrang init tapos hinayaan ng director tsktsk"
AgentB | FUMY 27 said: "Oh my gas! Just saw him last week sa pmpc star awards and he was so …

Erwin Tulfo Susunod na Communication Secretary ng Malacañang?

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says he has complete confidence that veteran broadcaster Erwin Tulfo can take over the helm at the PCOO.


Andanar said he has heard rumors of him possible replacing senator elect Francis Tolentino as Presidential adviser for political affairs.

But Andanar said they will remain just that rumors until President Duterte actually appoints Tolentino's successor.

As to who will take over the helm at the PCOO if Andanar leaves that post Andanar said he has complete confidence in veteran broadcaster Erwin Tulfo.


Secretary Martin Andanar thinks his “kumpare”, Erwin Tulfo, is qualified to take over his office as head the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)

“I see the capacity of Erwin to run an office like the Presidential Communications Operations Office. I think he’s qualified to be the next Press Secretary if you ask me,” Andanar said in a press conference.
“He has been in the media for ages. He started in the print and…

Tsina Sinimulan nang Alisin ang mga Barko sa West Philippine Sea bilang Paggalang kay PRRD

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China pulled out at least 100 fishing boats from the West Philippine Sea on Tuesday, thanks to negotiations between the Philippine government and China.


Philippine Special Envoy to China Ramon Tulfo said that the withdrawal is a result of the negotiations which began after his appointment by President Duterte nearly 7 months ago.

“I was informed by an emissary who was here that the 100 ships have been withdrawn, and these are only initial,” Ramon Tulfo said.
Ramon Tulfo also said that the success of negotiations is due in no small part to the respect held for President Duterte by Chinese officials.

However, despite its submission, Tulfo said China reiterated that it will maintain its presence in the disputed maritime territory while promoting peace.

“They won’t be aggressive for as long as our president is there because Chinese officials told me that they love our president. They just want to make their presence felt,” Tulfo said.
According to Tulfo, China also vowed to move to the Ph…

Pagkatapos ng klase, magkapatid nagtatahi ng sapatos para may pambaon sa eskuwela

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Netizens were impressed by these two sibling students who were photographed sewing shoes on the sidewalk of Valencia Street in Puerto Princesa City after school.


They are Manuelita Borbon, 13-year-old, Grade 8, and Micko Borbon, 12, Grade 7 in Palawan National School.

“Minsan pag may project ‘di na kami nagsasabi kila mama, kami na lang po bumibili,” said Manuelita.
Their parents Emmanuel and Mary Ann are also sewing shoes to earn money for their four children.

Mary Ann admitted that they were suffering from a hard life. Earnings from shoe repairs are not consistent the mother said.




“Mangungutang ka sa iba para mayroon silang pamasahe, pagkain. Syempre sa maghapon kasi pag halimbawa may nagpatahi sa amin, ‘di nila tinubos. Sa maghapon minsan P300 bubudgetin mo yun, kasi ilan sila. Mayroon pa akong estudyante diyan,” Mary Ann said
“Gusto nila makapagtapos. Tapos, gusto ko sila magkaroon ng hanapbuhay na hindi lang ba yung, hindi nila maranasan yung ano namin (kahirapan),” Mary Ann adde…

5 Brand ng Suka na May ‘Synthetic Acetic Acid’ Inilabas na ng FDA

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released 5 vinegar brands found to contain synthetic acetic acid.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced that five out of the 39 commonly used vinegar brands it tested contained synthetic acetic acid and must not be sold to the public.

Here are the vinegar manufacturers found on synthetic acetic acid:
Surebuy Cane Vinegar (with best before date of March 26, 2021Tentay Pinoy Style Vinegar (with best before date of March 18, 2021Tentay Premium Vinegar (with batch number TV Sep0718 AC)Tentay Vinegar Sukang Tunay Asim (which expires on June 6, 2020)Chef’s Flavor Vinegar (with batch number 8870401)





According to Health Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo, such vinegar should not be sold to the public.

The FDA, however, clarified that the brands of vinegar found with synthetic acid were only deemed as substandard but does not pose a safety issue or any health risk to consumers.