November 18, 2019

Category: People

APAC Dives into State of Prison Health

​Media Release: MANILA (ICRC) – With the Asia and Pacific region having over four million prisoners — the highest in the world according to the latest World Prison Population List[1] — tackling the need for quality healthcare among detainees is as complex as it is critical. “Prisoners deserve the same standards of healthcare as are […]

NPC Holds Gov’t DPO Workshop Nov. 13-14

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is experiencing a surge in the registration of data protection officers (DPOs) from the government. By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News MORE public sector data protection officers (DPOs) are registering with the National Privacy Commission (NPC). It is good start […]

Happening Now: DOST X RSTW, FIESTA, RICE, & RSRDH

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affair VALENCIA, Bukidnon (SDN) — FOUR events are happening starting today here in Mindanao, all of them in relation with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Not in particular order, are the DOST X Regional Science and Technology Week […]

Special Olympics PHL, Athletes Thank UAE for ‘Wonderful Experience’

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affair (SDN) — BEMADALLED athletes of the Special Olympics Philippines, Inc. (SOPI) have expressed their gratitude and thanks to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The SOPI joined the athletes in lauding the Emirati government and its citizens for taking good care […]

NAST Says 2 Filipino Physicians Chosen for YPL Program

Media Release: TWO Filipinos have made the cut for this year’s InterAcademy Partnership’s (IAP) Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Program. The National Academy of Science and Technology of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST) announced this over the week. They are Dr. Jaifred Christian Lopez and Dr. Raymond Francis Sarmiento, who won the opportunity to join […]

Ayala Coop’s ‘Be Juan’ Program Addresses Kids’ Hunger

Media Release: As part of its initiatives to promote health and wellness, the Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Ayala Coop) is launching “Be Juan Para sa Kalusugan,” which seeks to provide nutritious fortified rice meals for hundreds of children in Pampanga and Bataan. The Ayala Coop, in partnership with Ayala Foundation, kicked off the project as a […]

Gov’t Panel Pays Historic Visit to Ex-Enemy MILF’s Camp Rajamuda

Media Release:​ CAMP RAJAMUDA, Pikit, North Cotabato (July 25, 2019) – Government of the Philippines (GPH) Implementing Panel members arrived at this Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camp Tuesday, 19 years after the Estrada Administration’s all-out-war against the MILF. it marks the first time the GPH panel has set foot on the camp, which was […]

No Sighting of Shawwal Crescent Moon; Eid’l Fitr Prayers on June 5 — Darul Ifta

Media Release: Here’s an announcement from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) about conclusion of 2019 Ramadan fasting: June 4, 2019 NCMF 1440 Eid’lFitr Advisory: No sighting of Hilal or New Moon “The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), as the Government agency tasked in providing accurate information in relation to the affairs of […]

NPC Reminds Political Parties, Bets to Uphold Voters’ Data Rights

(SDN) — IS it true that some political parties and candidates in the May 13, 2019 national election are exposing voters’ personal information? The National Privacy Commission (NPC) headed by Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro is “currently looking into” some reports about this. “Political parties and candidates, in their capacity as personal information controllers, should at […]

UAE Kicks Off Ramadhan 2019 Charity Work for PH Muslims

​(SDN) — PRACTICING charity is an esteemed tradition, especially during Islam’s Ramadhan season. Ramadhan is the ninth in the Muslims’ Hejirah lunar calendar, the period for the 30 days of fasting during which adult Muslims are obliged to perform. The fast in Islam spans around 12 hours, from dawn to dusk, or from sunrise to […]