August 24, 2019


World Halal Assembly 2019 delegates endorse OIC-SMIIC unified global standards for PH

INNOVATION and sustainability. The World Halal Assembly Philippines (WHAP) 2019 held on February 26-27 chose a theme revolving around the above two words. It was the brainchild of a M’ranaw woman leader, Dr. Zenaida P. Hadji Raof Laidan, the head as regional director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) XII. Many local and […]

BTA Minister Mohagher Iqbal graces BCCP thanksgiving ‘kanduli’ at Maharlika Village

MOHAGHER Iqbal, chairman of the Implementing Panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), now also minister of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) visited on Thursday (February 28) Barangay Maharlika Village, Taguig City. The occasion he attended pertained to the oathtaking of the officers of the Bangsamoro Coordinating Council of the Philippines (BCCP) and thanksgiving […]

Breaking News: Russian envoy, Rabitah exec, other foreign dignitaries join launch of Halal Lab Building

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato (SDN) — The top diplomat of the Russian Federation along with other foreign dignitaries from Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey, etc., participated and witnessed the inauguration here of the building of the Philippine National Halal Laboratory and Science Center (PNHLSC). Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor H. Khovaev arrived in the […]

BPI wins 2 Silver Anvils for OFW program, 2017 Annual Report

TWO Silver Anvil trophies for the Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI). The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) bestowed to BPI the awards during the 54th Anvil Award recently this month. PRSP recognized BPI for its Overseas Filipino Financial Wellness Program (OFFWP) and its 2017 Annual Report. In an email to SDN – […]

DOST XII strengthens promotion of PH halal industry with 2 major events

THE SOCCSKSARGEN regional office of the  Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has two major halal-focused events coming up. DOST XII Regional Director Dr. Hadja Sittie Shayma Zenaida P. Hadji Raof Laidan relayed this to SDN — Science and Digital News through an email. These are the inauguration on February 25 of the Philippine National […]

Epson mindful of environment, works with 2 youth groups

EPSON has partnered with two youth-led organizations to help raise awareness on environmental issues as part of its 2018 to 2019 environmental initiatives, in line with its vision to contribute to the development of a sustainable Philippines. In its partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources–Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), its youth arm GREENducation […]

ILO: majority of world’s 3.3-B workers suffer from poor working conditions

GENEVA (ILO News) – Poor quality employment is the main issue for global labor markets, with millions of people forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to a new report from the International Labor Organization (ILO). New data gathered for the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019  (WESO) show that a majority of the […]

NCMF says Hajj 2019 for Filipinos lower by Php30,214 compared to 2018

(SDN) — TOTAL fees and airfare for Hajj 2019 is lower by Php30,214 compared to 2018. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) achieved this by  contracting a third airline — Oman Air — in addition to Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) and Philippine Airlines (PAL). NCMF Secretary/CEO Saidamen Balt Pangarungan announced this today, February 14, […]

Is the World Ready to Face a Nuclear War? No. So let’s BAN the Bomb

eventy-four years after nuclear weapons obliterated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the risk that nuclear weapons will again be used is…

UBM Brings Back Water & Renewable Energy Expositions on March 20-22, 2019

They are the 5th Water Philippines Expo and the 2nd Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE EE) Philippines Exhibition. UBM Exhibitions expects…