Author: Raffy Rico

President Rodrigo Duterte holds a vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine,

ASTRAZENECA VACCINES. A ground crew member transports a total of 487,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from a KLM Airlines commercial flight on Thursday (March 4, 2021) night at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.  The first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines was produced in South Korea and donated by more than a dozen countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Norway, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, and Greece through the COVAX Facility. (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon) LIFE-SAVING DOSE. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine, shortly after a...

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Quiapo Church First Friday Mass of the Month

HOLY WATER. A lay minister (in the middle of the aisle) sprinkles holy water on the devotees inside the Quiapo church who went early on the first Friday (March 5, 2021) mass of the month. Quiapo church officials remind the public and devotees to observe physical distancing, wear face masks and face shields during and after the mass. ( By: Ben Briones) COMMUNION. A devotee of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo church receives communion bread from a lay minister (right) during the first Friday (March 5, 2021) mass of the month. The Black Nazarene image is visited by its devotees...

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UPLB to celebrate 112th Foundation Day

  UPLB is set to celebrate its 112th Foundation Day anniversary on March 6. With the theme of “Future-Proof UPLB: Responding to the Challenges of the Times,” UPLB will be commemorating this year’s anniversary with a series of programs and events. First on the anniversary agenda is the launching of the Jose Sotero Laurel III Professorial Chair in Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by UPLB alumnus and UP Regent Francis C. Laurel, the professorial chair is meant to be awarded to outstanding professors who have made significant contributions to the development of agribusiness management and entrepreneurship. The main event...

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ANAO POLICE HAS NEW HOME

Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – PRO3 head PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON with the local officials of Anao, Tarlac spearheaded the inauguration and blessing of the new Police Station of Anao. Anao Mayor Rafael Naral expressed his gratitude to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the improvement of its facilities and the delivery of police services to the community. He further promised to extend more support to the local police. PBGEN DE LEON said in his message, “The construction of this police station has been realized under the Build, Build, Build program of our beloved President...

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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto kinilala bilang ‘anti-corruption champion’ ng US

Kinilala ng US Department of State si Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto bilang isa sa 12 International Anticorruption Champions kaya naman malaki ang pasasalamat ng binatang alkalde sa parangal ng U.S. Department of State. Ayon kay Sotto na sana ay magsilbing daan ang parangal sa lahat ng local government unit (LGU) na sugpuin ang katiwalian at korapsyon sa pamahalaan na kung saan ay kailangan ng pagkakaisa at alisin na ang nakasanayang maling kultura. Base sa inilabas na statement ni US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, pinarangalan ng International Anti-corruption Champion Award ang mga indibidwal na walang sawang sa lumalaban...

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SS adds more transactions to government’s one-stop business services portal

The Social Security System (SSS) has added employer registration and submission of the initial list of employees as among the online transactions available in the National Government-initiated Central Business Portal (CBP) project. CBP, which was launched on January 28 in accordance with Republic Act 11032 or the Ease in Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services Act, aims to promote effective service delivery and transparency in the government by streamlining the registration of a business, renewal of permits, and other related activities through online transactions. “As one of the agencies involved in business registration, we welcome this government...

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3 Pinoy space engineers make history with Maya-2 cubesat launch

The date 21 February 2021 (1:36 AM Philippine Standard Time) is now forever etched in the history of space science in the Philippines with the launch of the country’s second cube satellite, called Maya-2 CubeSat, that was developed by three Filipino student engineers. The Maya-2 CubeSat was launched through the International Space Station (ISS) along with Paraguay’s GuaraniSat-1 CubeSat and Japan’s Tsuru CubeSat for the BIRDS 4 Satellite Project – KyuTech aboard the Northrop Grumman CRS-15 mission. The Maya-2 CubeSat team is composed of BIRDS-4 Project Manager Izrael Zenar C. Bautista who obtained his degree in MS Energy Engineering...

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“Ano ang Social Security System?”

“Serye ng Tulang Dagdag Kaalaman” Ni: JD AGAPITO [# 6] “Ano ang Social Security System?” Paseguruhan ng Kapanatagang Panlipunan Republic Act # 1161 kung tagurian Maaaring Social Security Act 1954 iyan RA #8282 noong 1987 dahil inamyendahan Pamahalaan ang nagpapatakbo mismo Para sa pribado, propesyonal at impormal sektor ito Hiwalay ang mga nagtatrabaho sa gobyerno GSIS o Government Security Insurance System mismo Si Pangulong Manuel Roxas ang nagsabi sa SONA Taong 1948 ay naging bill at sa Congress dinala Pero pumanaw siya bago maging batas talaga Mga sumunod na pangulo ang namahala na dito Binuo ang SSS Commission noong...

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Smoke-free Bill of Yul Servo Lauded

Health advocate groups welcome the filing of the smoke-free environment bill by Manila City representative John Marvin “Yul Servo” Nieto on February 16, 2021. Groups under the Philippine Smoke-Free Movement, a group of more than 70 civil society organizations, on Friday expressed their support for the bill, saying that its provisions will fill the gaps in RA 9211 or the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 which the bill is set to supersede once passed. “This bill will create more smoke free environments in more public places and build on the gains of the Executive Order 26 of President Duterte. Further, if passed in to law, it sustain strict implementation of smoke free policies well beyond the term of this administration,” said Atty. Jacky Sarita, Managing Director of Health Justice Philippines, member of the Philippine Smoke Free Movement. In 2017, the President issued EO 26 which mandates comprehensive smoking ban in public places which was widely enforced by the Philippine National Police and many local government units. The EO replicates an ordinance which was passed by President Duterte when he was still the Mayor of Davao City. Congressman Yul Servo said that as a health advocate and a family man, he believes that expanding smoke-free environment must be pursued not only because of the growing threat of Covid-19 which primarily damages the respiratory system but also for the longer term...

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PCSO LOTTO DRAW Feb 19, 2021,

Feb 19, 2021, Fri. 9 PM DRAW * ULTRALOTTO 6/58 * 52 – 02 – 16 – 07 – 51 – 44 WINNERS SUMMARY jpot= 0 / 49,500,000.00 2nd = 4 / 120,000.00 3rd =243 / 2,000.00 4th =7,230 / 100.00 * MEGALOTTO 6/45 * 29 – 04 – 07 – 21 – 06 – 14 WINNERS SUMMARY jpot= 0 / 19,105,054.80 2nd = 49 / 32,000.00 3rd =2,037 / 1,000.00 4th =27,661 / 30.00 * 4D LOTTO * 4 – 0 – 1 – 8 WINNERS SUMMARY 1st = 22 / 12,980.00 2nd =385 / 800.00 3rd =3,431...

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