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PCSO gets ISO 9001:2015 certification

PCSO gets ISO 9001:2015 certification

MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines--Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan on Monday said that the agency has been awarded with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification that is focused on leadership, risk-based...

RAPPLER’S RESSA IS A COLOSSAL CON MAN

RAPPLER’S RESSA IS A COLOSSAL CON MAN

By Rigoberto D. Tiglao OR con woman, con person. Whatever. Rappler CEO and Editor in chief Maria Aycardo Ressa has successfully fooled Western media that she is a Filipino journalist with little means who is fighting her country’s authoritarian President bent on...

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PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS 2019

January 1, 2019, Tuesday – New Year’s Day
April 9, 2019, Tuesday – Araw ng Kagitingan
April 18, 2019 – Maundy Thursday
April 19, 2019 – Good Friday
May 1, 2019, Wednesday – Labor Day
June 12, 2019, Wednesday – Independence Day
August 26, 2019, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day
November 30, 2019, Saturday – Bonifacio Day
December 25, 2019, Wednesday – Christmas Day
December 30, 2019, Monday – Rizal Day

Philippine Special (Non-Working) Days 2019
February 5, 2019, Tuesday – Chinese New Year
February 25, 2019, Monday – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
April 20, 2019 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2019, Wednesday – Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1, 2019, Friday– All Saints’ Day
December 8, 2019, Sunday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 31, 2019, Tuesday – Last Day of the Year

Additional Special (Non-Working) Holidays 2019
November 2, 2019, Saturday
December 24, 2019, Tuesday

Proclamations to declare national holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha follow after approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined.

***The Philippine Holidays 2019 was released through the Proclamation No. 555 (Declaring the Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Days for the Year 2019). It was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

BUSINESS

PCSO gets ISO 9001:2015 certification

PCSO gets ISO 9001:2015 certification

MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines--Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan on Monday said that the agency has been awarded with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification that is focused on leadership, risk-based...

FEATURES

STUDY ON ‘BANGAW’ TO AID PH FORENSICS

STUDY ON ‘BANGAW’ TO AID PH FORENSICS

By Allyster A. Endozo, DOST–STII In a landmark feat, experts from the University of the Philippines Diliman have established baseline data on the country’s blow fly population. With key information on their distribution, identity, and growth rates, local forensic...

DORM FOR AETA STUDENTS OPENS IN CAPAS

DORM FOR AETA STUDENTS OPENS IN CAPAS

By Cherie Joyce V. Flores CAPAS, Tarlac -- Municipal government of Capas opened a dormitory for Aeta students. Located in Sitio Bilad of barangay O'Donnell, the facility has two rooms wherein each can accommodate approximately 40 students. “It will be utilized by our...

CULTURE AND ARTS

ETAG FESTIVAL SHOWCASES SAGADA’S DISTINCT CULTURE

ETAG FESTIVAL SHOWCASES SAGADA’S DISTINCT CULTURE

SAGADA, Mountain Province — This scenic town will highlight its rich culture and tradition in the 8th Etag Festival set from January 31 to February 3, 2019. Etag Festival coordinator Denver Sibayan said this year’s festivities will highlight the culture and traditions...

NEW ART HUB OPENS IN SAGADA THRU NCCA, CNA

NEW ART HUB OPENS IN SAGADA THRU NCCA, CNA

SAGADA, Mountain Province, Dec. 27(PIA) -- A new art hub in this scenic town has opened through the National Commission on Culture and the Arts(NCCA) with the Cordillera News Agency (CNA) and the Dao-as family . Traditional rituals were performed by elders to launch...

OPINION

RAPPLER’S RESSA IS A COLOSSAL CON MAN

RAPPLER’S RESSA IS A COLOSSAL CON MAN

By Rigoberto D. Tiglao OR con woman, con person. Whatever. Rappler CEO and Editor in chief Maria Aycardo Ressa has successfully fooled Western media that she is a Filipino journalist with little means who is fighting her country’s authoritarian President bent on...

FIVE FACTS ABOUT EDSA WE DIDN’T KNOW AT THE TIME

FIVE FACTS ABOUT EDSA WE DIDN’T KNOW AT THE TIME

By Rigoberto D. Tiglao MOST likely it is another case of the adage that history is written by the victors. But there are facts — now indisputable — that we didn’t know, or were hidden from public knowledge, during the February 1986 People Power Revolt and even three...

FIVE FACTS ABOUT EDSA WE DIDN’T KNOW AT THE TIME

THE TRUTH ABOUT RESSA AND HER VILIFICATION OF DUTERTE

By Rigoberto D. Tiglao IF not for Maria Ressa and Rappler’s vilification campaign against President Duterte and the Philippines, and her success in getting foreign media entities to portray her as a heroine of press freedom, her journalism career would have crashed...

SPORTS

POLICE BLOTTER

118 ARRESTED, 91 FIREARMS SIEZED IN VIOLATION OF COMELEC GUN BAN LAW IN REGION 1

GUN FOR HIRE ARRESTED IN ILOCOS SUR

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO — Police authorities in Ilocos Sur have arrested a gun for hire suspect in a drug buy-bust operation conducted over the week. Police Chief Superintendent Romulo E. Sapitula, Regional Director, identified the suspect as Marvin Y. Macugay, 30...

CORDI COPS UNDERGO MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

CORDI COPS UNDERGO MOTORCYCLE TRAINING

  CAMP BADO DANGWA, Benguet — 50 police officers of Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) started training their Motorcycle Riding Course (MCRC) at Camp Major Bado Dangwa. The MCRC is a specialized training for police and other law enforce agencies that is...

AMBULANCE DRIVER IN ABRA SHOT DEAD

CAMP BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet — An ambulance driver was shot dead after a drinking spree over the week. Chief Supt. Rolando Nana, Cordillera region police chief identified the victim as as Larry Tanura Baldemor aka “Aning”, 45, ambulance driver in the...

PAINTER FACES RAPS FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS AND GUN BAN

PAINTER FACES RAPS FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS AND GUN BAN

  CAMP MAJOR BADO DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet — A house painter is now in hot water after he is charged of the sale of illegal drugs and for violation of the Commission on Election’s gun ban. Chief Supt. Rolando Z, Nana, Cordillera police regional director...

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