DETERMINATION. Schoolchildren ride on a makeshift raft going to Casili Elementary School in Montalban, Rizal to attend the opening of classes on Monday. The Philippines’ Education department estimates around 25 million students to report to class this school year 2016-2017.PHOTO BY ERIK DE CASTRO, REUTERS

Higher growth

MANILA - President-elect Rodrigo Duterte can lead the economy to a higher growth path if he succeeds in overhauling the country’s creaking infrastructure and notoriously slow bureaucracy, an analyst said Wednesday.Full story...

Family of slain Abu Sayyaf hostage backs Canada’s no-ransom policy

TORONTO - The family of a Canadian hostage who was executed by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in the Philippines on Tuesday said they supported the Canadian government’s policy of not paying ransom in kidnapping cases.Full story...

Warriors still confident of winning second straight title

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his face. This was misery to watch for the Warriors and their fired-up fans, who made for the exits early during Monday’s 112-97 NBA Finals loss to the Cavaliers that sent the series back to Cleveland for a Game 6 on Thursday night. Full story...

  Will washing and waxing damage my car’s paint job?

Hi, Top Gear. I’m hoping you could enlighten us. We are newbies in the world of cars, and we just bought our first car. I would like to ask if waxing and washing the car can damage the paint. Since it’s the rainy season, I don’t usually wash it.
Others say washing cars very often can damage the paint. Now we are confused on whom to follow since we can only trust you guys, and you are the only experts that we know. Please help us. Thanks in advance!
Regards, JC
 

 

World Book Day – NanieGuanlao and his free library in Manila

In the Makati district of Manila in the Phili‚Äčppines, there’s a large sign outside the front of an otherwise unassuming house stating “free reading to the public”. Over the last fifteen years, Ernando ‘Nanie’ Guanlao has transformed his home into a library, open to anyone and everyone.

Starting with only 100 books, the 63 year-old former accountant has spent the last years collecting books for the library. He now piles up more than 1,000 books every year.

“My home, my library. It’s free, for everybody. You’re welcome to drop in, to talk to me, to see me, enjoy my place”, Nanie says, “books are my mission, they are here simply to make people happy.”

WorldRemit

The WorldRemit app helps people support initiatives like this back home by letting them send money straight from their smartphone, instead of having to travel to a money transfer agent. Those receiving money– often in developing countries - can collect the funds as mobile money, bank transfer, for cash pickup or as a mobile airtime top-up.

WorldRemit’s service is available to senders in 50 countries. It offers transfers to more than 125 destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. WorldRemit customers send 400,000 transfers every month.

 

Imelda Schweighart crowned Miss Earth Philippines 2016

Twenty-one year old Imelda Schweighart from Palawan was crowned Miss Earth Philippines 2016 on June 11 in a Filipino-themed pageant at the UP Theater in Quezon City. During the final question and answer portion, Imelda called on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to ban genetically modified food in the country.    Full story...

Charice: ‘My soul is a man’

On Tonight with Boy Abunda, Charice Pempengco said whether he is a lesbian woman or a man. Charice said, “dito po sa atin ang words lang na naiintindihan nila ay bakla or tomboy. The rest are confusing. When I came out years ako, I said opo, tomboy ako, pero para po sa akin when I said that feeling ko po kasi yun lang yung easiest way na mae-explain ko ang sarili ko sa tao."   Full story...
 
 
PRESIDENT AQUINO WELCOMES CANADA'S PRIME MINISTER HARPER
MANILA (Nov. 10, 2012) –President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with arrival honors in Malacañang. Full story...
INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PHL DEFENCE AND SECURITY SECTOR
MANILA (Nov. 10, 2012) -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Canada and the Philippines that will create new opportunities for Canadian businesses in the defence and security sector. Full story...
  
 
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Give K-12 a chance

EDITORIAL

After several years of debates, the Kindergarten-to-12th grade scheme is being fully implemented starting this school year. The first day of classes today is expected to be marked by protests from teachers displaced by the additional two years of basic education as well as some parents complaining about the extra expenses. Full Article...

												

Pride in the Philippines

MP KEVIN LAMOUREUX -STRAIGHT UP

Recognizing Philippine independence and the celebration of Filipino heritage takes place every June and it goes well beyond the borders of the Philippines itself. People from all over Canada and, in fact, around the world acknowledge the importance of June 12 to the Philippines. 

Mga payong siguradong

magdadala ng gantimpala

PASTOR JUNIE JOSUE - AGENT 777 | RUTH JOSUE

May paraan ng pagkukwento ang Panginoong Hesus ng siya ay nagturo noong siya ay nasa lupa pa. Ito ay mga kwento na kung tawagin ay parables o talinhaga. Mga kwento na  naghahalimbawa ng ispirtwal at moral na mensahe mula sa Diyos. May ilang talinhagang matatagpuan sa Lukas 14:7-14 patungkol sa pagpapakumbaba at pagiimbita sa handaan sa mga taong hindi kadalasang naiimbitahan. - “Siya ay nagsabi ng talinghaga sa mga inanyayahan nang mapuna niyang pinipili nila ang mga pangunahing dako. Sinabi niya sa kanila: Kapag inanyayahan kaninuman sa isang kasalan, huwag kang umupo sa pangunahing dako sapagkat baka may inanyayahan pa siyang higit na marangal kaysa sa iyo. Siya na nag-anyaya sa iyo at sa kaniya ay lalapit sa iyo. Sasabihin niya sa iyo: Paupuin mo ang taong ito sa kinauupuan mo. Pagkatapos, ikaw ay mapapahiyang kukuha ng kahuli-hulihang dako. Ngunit kapag ikaw ay inanyayahan, sa pagpunta mo ay maupo ka sa kahuli-hulihang dako. Ito ay upang sa paglapit ng nag-anyaya sa iyo, sasabihin niya: Kaibigan, pumunta ka sa higit na mataas. Pagkatapos, ang karangalan ay mapapasaiyo sa harap ng mga kasama mong nakadulog sa hapag. Ito ay sapagkat ang bawat isang nagtataas ng kaniyang sarili ay ibababa at siya na nagpapakumbaba ay itataas.  Full Article...

Fathers worth following

PASTOR FRED SEBASTIAN -

 LIVING HOPE

The Bible lists several dads who were the kind of fathers whose examples are worth following.   I have chosen three fantastic fathers in the Bible who got the attention of heaven. On one hand what they did was spectacular. On the other hand they only did what is expected of every dad.   Full Article...

 
 

Protect your children and your finances

TESS AVISO-NEWTON
TESS NEWTON FINANCIAL SERVICES
YOU’RE saving and planning for your children’s future and you want what’s best for them. But what would happen if one of your children developed a serious illness?
Thankfully, medical advancements mean better treatments and outcomes for serious illnesses. That said, health-care costs continue to rise and we can expect that we’ll have to pay more of those costs.  Recovery from an illness can be stressful and expensive.
 

 
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