June 16, 2019


Lucio K. Tan, Jr. Starts Green Canopy Project in Cagayan Valley

(SDN) — EVERY summer every year Cagayan Valley in Northern Luzon, experiences sizzling hot temperatures. In fact, Tuguegarao City, the capital, had the Philippines’ hottest temperature ever recorded at 42.2 degrees Centigrade on May 11, 1969, according to Quora.com. And ever since that day, maybe even before, the people of the province have been hard […]

Rapidly Aging Asia Needs More Domestic Workers; What About Their Rights?

Media Release: ​Op-Ed: Domestic Workers’ Day A rapidly aging Asia means a rapidly growing need for domestic workers. But what about their rights? Mr. NILIM BARUAH, International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Regional Migration Specialist for Asia and the Pacific, reviews progress on migrant domestic workers’ rights in Asia. ASIA is on track to become one of […]

NCMF-North Luzon visits Moros detained at Baguio City Jail

(SDN) — IT has been a tradition, actually a mandate, of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) to provide assistance for Moros in detention. The mandate is enshrined in Republic Act No. 9997, the NCMF Charter. Jail visitation was first implemented by the defunct Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA), the commission’s forerunner. For, arguably, […]

To Make Manila Bay Clean, Safe, PHL Needs US$1-B Yearly — Brinkman

(SDN) — MANAGING the highly-challenged Manila Bay in a holistic way would require at least an estimated US$1 billion a year. A June 6, 2019, exchange rate — $1 to 51.79 Philippine pesos (Php) — showed that would amount to around Php52 billion every 12 months. Maybe not too much to ask in exchange for the […]

Celebrating Eid’l Fitr 2019 in Jordan; Home Still Where Heart Is

“Asked what are the things they longed for most in the Philippines, many replied that it is not their favorite food at all since some of these foods are available here in Jordan. What they really missed are the personal and special bonding they have with their families – their kids, wives, siblings and parents.” By […]

ICRC Hails Filipinos’ ‘Remarkable Resilience’ in Face of Disasters, Conflicts

Media Release: Statement of International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer following his visit to the Philippines: ICRC President Peter Maurer comforts Marawi siege victims in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, during his visit this week. (Photo: ICRC) “The remarkable resilience of the Filipino people became clear to me when I first […]

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 […]

​OPAPP Spearheads Third Year of Duyog Ramadan; Sense of Normalcy Back

Media Release: MARAWI CITY, June 2 – Three years after the siege, this battle-scarred community and its people are showing signs of recovery. The city’s commercial district has started to come to life, as new business establishments open and draw in customers. Residents, armed with hammers and saws, repair their bullet-riddled homes. A look of […]

NCMF Starts Distributing Saudi Dates As Ramadan Nears End

(SDN) — SAUDI Arabia’s dates have arrived and is now in the process of distribution through the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF). Earlier on May 21 the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a deed of donation with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) to effect the donation of 60 […]

Suspect Uses Vase, Wood in Beating Penny Pido; AMMPO Appeals to PHL Gov’t

(SDN) — Head with over 50 stitches, broken hand, broken wrist, and a broken left knee. Is she ever going to walk again? How can these human parts not be broken after being hit, apparently, repeatedly, by a 6-foot woman using a vase and a long rounded wood in beating up Penny Fritz Gutierrez Pido, […]