NRC, City of Manila, BPI Foundation, ICTSI Foundation join hands for the Adopt-A-City campaign

The National Resilient Council (NRC) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the City Government of Manila, BPI Foundation, and the ICTSI Foundation as part of NRC’s Adopt-A-City campaign last December 18, via Zoom. Launched in 2019, the Adopt-A-City Program is a city-specific partnership model responding to the Philippines’ commitments under the Sendai Framework for…

New SFEX road opens to motorists until January 15

The new and expanded section of the 8.2-km Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) will be opened temporarily until January 15 to serve motorists coming in and out of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone during the holiday season. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar along with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman…

PLDT, Smart champion mental health in the time of COVID-19

To help Filipinos overcome the challenges of the pandemic, the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) championed mental health initiatives to support and help promote the need for mental wellness. “In PLDT and Smart, we cultivate a culture of empathy that enables our employees to find comfort, especially…

UFC Gives Back to Quezon City Medical Frontliners

For Cheenie Marie Canapi, an administrative aide at the Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital, every work day is a struggle to keep safe. As one of a vast number of medical frontliners that are at serious risk for contracting a deadly virus, Cheenie constantly seeks to protect herself—and her family—from COVID-19 infection. For Cheenie, the…

DOT celebrates PH’s victory as dive sites and Intramuros win big at the 2020 World Travel Awards

The Philippines’ dive sites and Intramuros once again bagged accolades at the 27th World Travel Awards. The award-giving body recognized the Philippines as the World’s Leading Dive Destination and Intramuros as the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction in 2020. “We are incredibly grateful for the recognitions given to the Philippines’ magnificent dive sites and the beautifully-restored…