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Bulacan solar power plant starts operations 

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The 50-megawatts (MW) solar power plant of PowerSource First Bulacan Solar, Inc. (PFBSI) has officially started commercial operations and now provides clean and renewable power to the Luzon grid. Now called BulacanSol, the newly completed plant secu...

Manila starts administration of Pfizer vaccines

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The city government of Manila will start the deployment of the newly-arrived Pfizer coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines for the A1 group (medical frontliners) starting Thursday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In a Fac...

PNP arrests sellers of Covid-19 test kits 

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Three individuals were arrested for the illegal sale of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) rapid test kits in Parañaque City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said in a report by Philippine News Agency. PNP chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar,...

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TIP’s pollution-powered battery lights up the way for a cleaner lake

chrome_reader_modeMay 10, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

When we use light to signify hope, the fisherfolks in Laguna Lake knew this only too well since a novel source of light has fueled their aspirations for a better catch and a brighter future.   Researchers from the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) developed a battery that literal...

Local mango leaves found effective source of anti-aging

chrome_reader_modeMay 10, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Extracts of the local mango leaves have shown great potential as cosmetic ingredient with good antioxidant, anti-aging, and whitening properties, based on the study conducted by a team of researchers lead by Arsenia B. Sapin of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Uni...

Manila named among most expensive Southeast Asian cities 

chrome_reader_modeApril 22, 2021 loyalty account_circleGab dela Cruz

The world knows that the Philippines is a developing nation that’s home to beautiful, scenic islands. Many tourists go for its white-sand beaches with clear blue waters. However, do people really know what the quality of life is like in the country’s busiest cities? What is it really lik...

Earth Hour observed at 8:30 p.m. on March 27

chrome_reader_modeMarch 27, 2021 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will highlight the urgent need to address nature loss and climate change during the observance of Earth Hour tonight. Earth Hour, one of the largest global grassroots movements for the environment, will virtually bring together millions of people,...

Telecommuting becomes work standard

chrome_reader_modeMarch 23, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

As the Philippines awaits a cure for Covid-19, telecommuting, once an unfamiliar work arrangement has now become a standard practice — with safety measures set in place by the government in many organizations in the country as is also the case globally. Remote working has thus become the new n...

Pope Francis encourages Filipinos to spread faith 

chrome_reader_modeMarch 15, 2021 loyalty account_circleMariel Guevarra

Pope Francis urged Filipinos around the world to continue to share the Catholic faith, saying it is "part of your genes" and a "blessed infectiousness" that must be preserved, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In his homily during the Mass for 500 years of Christi...

Waze now shows 5G spots 

chrome_reader_modeMarch 12, 2021 loyalty account_circleAmihan Reyes

The Waze app now shows 5G spots on its interactive map, according to a report by GMA News. According to Smart Communications, Smart 5G pins can now be seen on the navigation app.  “Smart 5G pins will conveniently show up on the Waze app so subscribers may know if they are on a Smart 5G-...

Manila mall launches 'bike and bite'

chrome_reader_modeMarch 07, 2021 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

Cyclists can now eat their favorite meals while their bikes are conveniently parked under a new dine-in experience introduced by a Manila mall, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. The Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo, Manila launched the “Bike and Bite” on March 4 that offers a new...

BGC to clear Fifth Avenue of cars on weekends

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 25, 2021 loyalty account_circleMarc Lacson

The stretch of Fifth Avenue in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig will be car-free on weekends starting February 27, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. In a Facebook post on Feb. 24, Bonifacio High Street (BHS) said Fifth Avenue will be closed to vehicles every Saturday and Sunday fr...

DOT wants age restrictions lifted for Intramuros visits

chrome_reader_modeFebruary 24, 2021 loyalty account_circleHannah Santos

The Department of Tourism will push for the lifting of age restrictions for people who wish to visit Intramuros, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. In an interview with DZMM on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she will seek the approval of the Inter-Agency T...

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