August 23, 2019

Category: TRAVEL

Eid Mubarak! PHL Muslims Mark Eid’l Adha with Early Morning Prayers

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News EID MUBARAK! Scores of Moros, the native Muslims in the Philippines, performed on Sunday, August 11, the early morning Eid’l Adha prayers. They performed the prayers in mosques and open fields like in other countries, Eid’l Adha, or […]

Microsoft Helps PAL’s Digital Transformation, Empowers Workforce

​Media Release: Microsoft Kaizala helps increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs by streamlining Philippine Airlines cabin crew operations ==============================================================  IN an effort to increase employee productivity and customer satisfaction while reducing costs, Microsoft introduces Microsoft Kaizala to the business operations of the flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) by streamlining communication channels. Microsoft Kaizala is a […]

Synopsys Says ​£183-M GDPR Fine on British Airways ‘A Cautionary Tale’

(SDN) — ​THERE is a lesson that can be learned from the situation the British Airways (BA) is in right now. The situation being referred to is the hefty fine/penalty the BA is facing, to the tune of ​£183 million being imposed by the United Kingdom’s (UK) Information Commissioner Office (ICO). It is an implementation of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

No Hitches for DOST’s Php120-M Filipino-Made Train on PNR Tracks

(SDN) — NO hitches, major or otherwise. That’s referring to the 60 minutes inaugural run of the  Php120-million Hybrid Electric Train (HET) which made its official public debut at the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Alabang Station in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, to the Biñan Station in Laguna. At last, the HET has found a home! […]

NCMF Reminds ‘Sheikhs’, Pilgrims: Saudi Closes Hajj E-Portal on April 20

RAMADAN fasting is less than a month away, and the Hajj 2019 is not far off. In relation with this, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) on Tuesday, April 9, issued a reminder to Filipino pilgrims and their guides called “sheikhs” about the strict implementation of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umra […]

Sheikh Zayed’s legacy lives on; UAE declares 2019 Year of Tolerance

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2019 as Year of Tolerance. His declaration is aimed at highlighting UAE’s approach in bridging communications between peoples of different cultures thriving in a respectful environment which rejects extremism and emphasizes acceptance of others. It’s in honor of and a […]