July 24, 2019

Category: People

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 […]

Bicolana Artist Helps Popularize Craft Making Using Seagrass in Camarines Sur

(Editor’s Note: SDN — Science and Digital News features this heart-warming article about creativity, arts, originality, industry, craft making and, most of all, a socially-responsible human being who is at ease with the world, happy with life, and making others at ease and happy in their lives through providing training in crafts making or handicraft making.) […]

President Inks EO 79 on Normalization, Pushes GPH-MILF Peace Process Further

Media Release: MALACAÑANG PALACE, Manila (APRIL 30, 2019) — In another historic move, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Executive Order No. 79 or the Annex on Normalization under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). The President’s approval of EO 79 marks another milestone in the decades-long Bangsamoro peace process and signals the full implementation […]

Microsoft’s Digigirlz Empowers Young Filipinas to Advance STEM Fields

Media Release: OVER 150 Filipina students and educators joined the Microsoft Digigirlz: Assemble event to learn more about careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Strengthening its commitment to promote gender inclusion in the field of technology, Microsoft Philippines held Digigirlz: Assemble, an event that opened young women to opportunities to learn […]

Homo luzonensis ‘Lifts’ Filipino Researchers to Pantheon of Discoverers of New Human Species

(SDN) — PERHAPS it’s the closest thing to real magic. For the discovery by Filipino researchers of a new species of human now named Homo luzonensis evokes overwhelming happiness and pride. How can one not be ecstatic and be proud at the same time, considering that of all the United Nations-recognized 195 countries it’s the […]

Filipino Qur’an Reader Champion in Qatar 2019 Reading Contest

(SDN) — A Filipino has emerged champion among 100 participants in the 3rd Qatar International Qur’an Reading competition staged on April 7 to 12 in Doha, Qatar. In winning the overall championship, Ustadhz Mohammad Nadhir Asgar, Jr. defeated contestants who speak Arabic as their mother language. It’s quite a feat for a Filipino Moro, a […]

Indonesia’s PT Mayora, Kopiko Producer, Set to Invest Php4.2-B for PH Coffee Factory

PT Mayora Indah Tbk, the producer of Kopiko, is expanding its business in the Philippines with an investment of US$80 million. In the current exchange rate of American dollar as of April 1 to Philippine peso ($1 = Php52.53), $80 million is around Php4.2 billion, a huge investment by any standard. Certainly, many Filipinos are […]