• 10-Year Passport Validity to Take Effect January 2018

    MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10928 which extends the validity of the Philippine passport to 10 years. The Secretary Cayetano disclosed ...

  • Russian Embassy Promotes Coron as Tourist Destination

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev wants to promote the town of Coron to vacationing Russians as a tourism destination. Khovaev, who arrived Tuesday in the municipality for a three-day cultural ...

  • PAL to tighten security measures for US-bound passengers

    MANILA — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Monday started the dry-run of tighter security measures for US-bound passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2. This means passengers can expect additional check-in procedures as part ...

  • Visa-free entry to boost PH-Taiwan tourism ties

    MANILA — Tourist arrivals in Taiwan and the Philippines are expected to double following the former’s decision to grant Filipinos visa-free entry. “We are hoping that the number of tourists between our two countries will double in ...

Senate Bill Seeks Job Security for AFP Reservists

MANILA — A Senate measure was filed seeking to ensure that members of the reserve force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) would be reinstated to their careers by the end of their required military ...

AboitizPower posts 4% hike in nine-month net income to P15.7 billion

DAVAO CITY, November 9, 2017 — Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) reported a 4% increase in its net income to P 15.7 billion for the first nine months of the year due to fresh contribution from the GNPower ...

Allacapan, Cagayan in State of Calamity following ‘Odette’

The Sangguniang Bayan of Allacapan, Cagayan declared the province under a state of calamity after Tropical Storm Odette immersed 27 villages in floodwaters and destroyed 9,680 hectares of rice fields, Friday. In a special session, the ...

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BI to deport Chinese fugitive wanted for economic crimes

MANILA, November 7, 2017 — The Bureau of Immigration is set to deport a 54-year-old Chinese national wanted by authorities in Beijing for economic crimes. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the fugitive as Lin Ayong, who was apprehended in ...
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Duterte confers order of Lapu-Lapu on injured cop

MANILA, November 7, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte awarded Police Officer (PO) 1 Ronald Anicete with the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kampilan Medal during a simple ceremony at Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Monday, November 6. President ...
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Death puts things in perspective

Filipinos recently remembered their loved ones who have gone ahead to eternity through the annual celebration of Todos Los Santos or All Saint’s Day. November 1 has become synonymous with flowers, candles, and cemeteries. But it has also ...
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The face that launched a thousand doors

For most of us, riding an elevator is as easy as one, two, three. But that’s not the case for Diosdado Mampao, whose elevator ride last October 2 was one for the books. “Buhay pa ako! (I’m still ...
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Overseas Filipino Bank to open in January

MANILA, November 6, 2017 — The Department of Finance (DOF) today said the initial operations of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) will proceed as scheduled in January 2018, following the assurance by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) ...
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Star shuts down NLEX to get crack at QF bonus

Minda Nation September 24, 2017
MANILA — Jio Jalalon just crossed the halfcourt line with less than a second left in the third quarter and had to throw ...

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10-Year Passport Validity to Take Effect January 2018

Minda Nation 24 days ago
MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10928 which ...

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Healthy Ampalaya with Egg

MindaNation August 11, 2017
Ingredients 1 medium sized onion (sliced thinly) 4 small tomatoes (sliced thinly) 4 cloves garlic (crushed) 1/2 ampalaya/bitter gourd (sliced thinly) 2 ...