June 16, 2019

Category: CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sen. Joel Villanueva Looking into Abused OFW Pido’s Situation in Malaysia

(SDN) — May 25 (Saturday) marks the 16th day of Penny Fritz G. Pido, 39, at the Borneo Medical Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. For 12 days she was alone in her hospital room, no companion, only relying on the kindness of medical practitioners attending to her, like nurses. And some Filipinos who visited her […]

Justice for Penny Fritz Pido, OFW: Beaten in Malaysia, Can’t Walk

​(SDN) — S.O.S.! HELP! TULONG PO! Penny Fritz Gutierrez Pido, 39, is an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), one of the more than two million Filipinos who are away from home, away from their loved ones. Eking out a living, toiling to provide their family a better life. The Philippine government has dubbed OFWs “modern day […]

Hello, Gov’t, Where You? Over 100,000 Marawi Siege ‘Bakwits’ Calling

​ (SDN) — TWO years on and, mostly like still counting, over 100,000 Marawi siege “bakwits” (internally displaced persons) still can’t return to their “homes.” In the first place, they have no homes to return to, though they want so earnestly to rebuild their places of abode. Recall that on May 23, 2017, the siege […]

PNRI Denies Saying Non-Fermented Acetic Acid Are Cancerous; 15 ‘Suka’ Brands Under Probe for Mislabeling

(SDN) — THE 15 vinegar brands found by the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) to be “fake” are “not exactly unsafe.” CNN Philippines made a report on its website regarding the issue about the 15 brands, quoting government officials from the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its Philippine Nuclear Research […]

Php1-M in Cash, Products Await Pioneer Epoxy’s 4th Nat’l ‘Bangkarera Winners

(SDN) — ​AND the race is on! PIONEER Epoxy is offering over Php1-million prizes in cash and products to the winners of this year’s 4th National ‘Bangkarera’ Competition. It’s officially called the Pioneer Epoxy National “Bangkarera” (PENB), with the 2018 edition held in Iloilo City on April 13-14. The 2019 competition will be held in […]

DICT’s Tech4ED Finalist in IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards 2019

Media Release: MANILA — IDC Government Insights Asia/Pacific has announced that Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) Tech4ED Program has been chosen as one of the finalists in the annual IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2019 under the category of Education. Tech4ED formerly meant Technology for Education, which was started by the defunct […]

ePLDT Warns Tourism Industry as Cybercriminals Target Visitor Information

Media Release: THE local travel industry has grown more competitive in securing bookings with the continuous rise in the number of tourist arrivals in the country. Last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) posted a record-breaking 7.1 million international tourist arrivals, surpassing the 6.6 million arrivals in 2017 by 7.68 percent despite the six-month closure […]

Ramadan 2019 Fast Starts May 6; 24,800 Dwellings for Marawi IDPs

(SDN) — RELIGIOUS leaders in the Philippines have determined that the first day of 2019 Ramadan fast is on Monday, May 6. The determination for Muslim Filipinos of the advent of the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar called Hejirah came after the non-appearance of the “hilal” (crescent moon) on Saturday, May 4. Like […]

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.) […]