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Tobacco harm reduction advocates call for science-based regulations

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Tobacco harm reduction (THR) advocates participating in the 2020 Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) called on governments and regulators to come up with science-based, innovation-driven regulations to help reduce tobacco-related sickness and ...

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No budget for 'smart campuses' 

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has no budget to create "smart campuses" next year, even as the education sector continues to shift to a distance learning system due to the global pandemic, according to a report by ABS-CBN. While...

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Duterte asks Congress to pass 2021 budget 

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President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress to pass the P4.5-trillion budget for 2021 before the end of the year amid squabbles among members of the House of Representatives over budget allocations for infrastructure, according to a report by Philippine...


Tobacco harm reduction webinar to be held on Sept. 26

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Consumer groups in the Asia-Pacific are holding a webinar on September 26, 2020 to encourage countries in the region to acknowledge tobacco harm reduction (THR) as a human right and discuss the merits of smoke-free nicotine products as much safer alternatives to cigarettes. The Voices4Vape webinar ...

Manila launches Restaurant Week 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 16, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso led the launching of Manila Restaurant Week on Tuesday at the Manila Hotel. The food festival will be held from September 20 to 27. Domagoso said the project’s objective is not only to showcase the capital city’s diverse food sel...

Sept. 13 is Grandparents’ Day 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 12, 2020 loyalty account_circleSinagtala

Filipino families will mark Grandparents’ Day this Sunday, but how can we celebrate amid the pandemic? In a “24 Oras” report, sociologist Jimuel Naval said many extended Filipino families lived together because of close ties. “So meron kasi tayong tinatawag na close family ...

Gov't announces 10,000 job openings 

chrome_reader_modeSeptember 09, 2020 loyalty account_circleMylene Santos

The government agreed to hire more than 10,000 workers as 700 agencies opened their doors to individuals seeking employment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) said the opening for thousands of jobseekers is part of its virtual career fair with an online employment compan...

PCA observes 34th National Coconut Week 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 26, 2020 loyalty account_circleMalaya

The National Museum of the Philippines joins the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in celebrating the National Coconut Month and the 34th National Coconut Week. National Coconut Week from Aug. 24 to 30 was declared by Proclamation No. 142 signed by President Corazon C. Aquino on Aug. 19, 1987 in r...

Google to hold two-day webinar in PH

chrome_reader_modeAugust 18, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Google Philippines will be holding a two-day webinar to share tips and tools on distance learning strategies for educators and parents.  The sessions will be streamed live on August 20 (for teachers) and August 21 (for parents), both at 2:00PM through the Google Philippines YouTube channel and...

Book fair to proceed online 

chrome_reader_modeAugust 15, 2020 loyalty account_circleSarah Lim

The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), one of the biggest and longest running fairs in the country, is going online on November 24-30 as large gatherings are still prohibited amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat. “You spoke, we listened. This year, the Manila International Book Fair...

San Juan to celebrate Wattah Wattah without splash

chrome_reader_modeJune 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleSinagtala

While San Juan City has prohibited the traditional “basaan” or the dousing of water during this year’s Wattah Wattah Festival, Mayor Francis Zamora said the local government will push through with the annual celebration on June 24 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Zamora issued ...

June 24 a holiday in Manila 

chrome_reader_modeJune 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

Malacañang declared June 24 a special non-working day in the city of Manila to celebrate the Philippine capital's 449th founding anniversary. The holiday declaration was signed on June 19 by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, a copy of which was released by the Palace on Monday. &q...

2019 Bar passers to take oath online 

chrome_reader_modeJune 10, 2020 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

The 2,103 2019 Bar exam passers are taking their oath on June 25 through an online video conference. The Supreme Court Public Information Office said the tribunal, in en banc, approved on Tuesday a resolution “allowing the conduct of the 2019 Bar examination passers on June 25, 2020 via onlin...

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