“Here we are, hoisting the Bangsamoro flag next to the Philippine flag for the first time ever,” BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim said. The flag-raising rites held great significance for many who had seen the two flags raised by opposing forces in fighting that dominated so much of Mindanao for years before the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in 2019.
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Empty Olympic Venues Looms As Organizers, Gov't Meet
JAPAN (AFP) – Tokyo Olympics organizers and Japanese officials meet late Monday to decide whether fans will be allowed at the pandemic-postponed Games, just weeks before they open.
US OPEN GOLF: Fairy Tale End After Setbacks
Rahm puts behind COVID-19 to rule US Open by 1 stroke
The Benefits Of Government Safety Seal Certification
The government’s Safety Seal Certification program, which certifies an establishment for its compliance with the minimum public health standards (MPHS), is one of the government’s public-private sector’s collaborative efforts to reopen the economy and ensure its growth path safely.
Angelina Jolie Visits Burkina Faso Refugee Camp
OUAGADOUGOU (AFP) - Oscar-winning actor Angelina Jolie on Sunday visited a refugee camp in Burkina Faso sheltering thousands of Malians who have fled jihadist violence in the region.
Duterte Declares Face Shields Mandatory Again
Hours after the announcement that it would no longer be required outdoors, President Duterte gave in to local health experts and declared the wearing of face shields, both indoors and outdoors, is mandatory again.
BUCKS OUST NETS
Antetokounmpo outduels Durant, Milwaukee in conference finals
Greater mobility for seniors after long lockdown
After more than a year of lockdown, fully vaccinated senior citizens are now allowed to go out in General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Quarantine (MGCQ) areas, subject to presentation of a duly issued COVID-19 vaccination card and strict observance of prescribed health and safety protocols.
US marks end of slavery on new ‘Juneteenth' national holiday
CELEBRATING FREEDOM – Local resident Janice Lloyd points to a quote that reads ‘We out’ on her T-shirt as she watches a parade to celebrate Juneteenth on June 19, 2021 in Annapolis, Maryland.
Fever clinic in Olympic Village
MEMBERS of the media wait to take part in a tour of the Olympic Village which will be used during the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
A father of 4 earns college degree at 36
FATHER'S DAY FEATURE
‘Aid beneficiaries included dead persons, minors, OFWs'
An administration congressman yesterday criticized the implementation of the latest cash aid or ayuda for low-income families in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces that were affected by the recent lockdown.
Always a Queen
We catch up with 1973 Miss Universe Margie Moran-Floirendo to know what she’s been up to in the last 13 years
EXTREMIST IDEOLOGIES SPELL DISASTER TO A NATION'S FUTURE
It will be near impossible without some ideology to navigate society in its socio-cultural, economic and political directions as it meanders historically on its way forward. Devoid of such dynamics from within, only a static status quo will prevail rendering a people or a nation to stagnate without ideals, hopes and aspirations.
IATF OKs ‘hog lanes' to control ASF spread
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has given assurance of unhampered transporting of hog shipments from the Visayas and Mindanao to avert possible shortages of pork and poultry due to the adverse impact of African swine fever (ASF) in Metro Manila and greater Luzon.
The other viral outbreak
Different vaccines against COVID-19 are finally coming out, promising an end to this once-in-a-century global scourge. There is another viral pestilence, however, that continues to call for urgent containment.
BIFF bandits attack Maguindanao town
MAGUINDANAO – Around 50 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked Datu Piang town shortly before midnight on Thursday.
The Ministry of Friendship
I’ve never had a priest friend before,” a college student once told me. I cherish working with college students because I was once like them.
A FERN AND LYCOPHYTE EXPERT DISCOVERED AN ENDEMIC PITCHER PLANT
FERNS (Polypodiopsida or Polypodiophyta) are non-flowering vascular plants that have true roots, stems, and complex leaves. Another difference that it has from flowering plants is that it doesn’t reproduce through seeds but rather through spores.
ROSEMARY LOW considers the Philippine hanging parrot and its numerous subspecies – some of which ought to be considered full species and deserve urgent protection
Partners Left The Corporate World To Pursue A Successful Agricultural Social Enterprise
FARM-TO-FOLK is a social enterprise that aims to educate and empower local farmers. Adrienne Tan, and her partner, Carl Lee, the people behind Farm-to-Folk, believe that the Philippines has a really good potential for agricultural growth, and they want farmers to know that.