PLDT, Smart Donate Tower To Philippine Air Force

PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) have donated a decommissioned Sun facility in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF). Under its C4iStar Project, the PAF is strengthening its telecommunications capabilities by interconnecting its offices and bases nationwide and upgrading its internet…

AFP, DSWD Ink Pact On Peace, Countering Communist Threat

By Priam Nepomuceno The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that seeks to enhance the cooperation of the two agencies, especially in peace-building programs and ending the threat posed by the conflict with the communists. Military public affairs office…

Meralco Rates Down For Third Consecutive Month

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced a Php 0.11 per kilowatthour (kWh) reduction in power rates this month. This downward adjustment amounts to around Php 21 in total savings for a typical household consuming 200 kWh per month and represents a total rate decrease of P0.57 per kWh since May 2019. Meralco Public Information Office…

Meralco Rates Down For Two Consecutive Months

Meralco recently announced that power rates decreased by Php 0.19 per kilowatthour (kWh) this month, equating to Php 39 in total bill savings for a typical household consuming 200 kWh per month. The second straight month of electricity rate decrease represents a total downward adjustment of around P0.47 per kWh since May 2019. Meralco Public…

Tourism Promotions Board Launches Sustainable Community-Based Tourism Recognition

The Philippines Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), launched recently the first Sustainable Community-Based Tourism Recognition (SCBTR) as part of its “Sustainable Tourism” campaign. In keeping with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, and the National Tourism Act of…

4th Regional Travel Fair Pushes For Domestic Tourism

Spearheaded by the revitalized Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the 4th Regional Travel Fair in Clark, Pampanga recently concluded with a wide range of activities such as business-to-business sessions, a two-day business-to-consumer exhibit, forums and pre-event tours to further increase nationwide domestic tourist arrivals while promoting…

How ABS-CBN’s Tulong Center Helped An OFW Family

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was recently in danger made it home safely to her husband and children thanks to the quick action of the ABS-CBN Tulong Center, the “ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya sa DZMM” radio program, and government agencies. Lilian Abenoja, who worked as a helper in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, alerted her husband Renato…

PSG Station Hospital Begins With Funding From Melco Resorts (Philippines) Foundation

The construction of the 5,000-sq.m Presidential Security Group (PSG) Station Hospital in Malacanang Park has begun, following the groundbreaking ceremony held in early April. Funded by Melco Resorts (Philippines) Foundation (MRP Foundation), the hospital construction is part of MRP Foundation’s long-term and sustainable corporate social responsibility (CSR) undertakings to support various environmental and health programs,…