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The Anti-Hazing Law – What you need to know

The Senate is set to review the Anti-Hazing Law upon the urging of Senator Sherwin Gatchalian who has introduced in June 2016 Senate Bill 199 which sought to “prohibit hazing once and for all.” He has urged the Senate to simplify the existing Anti-Hazing Law of 1995, or Republic Act No. 8049, following the death of Horacio Castillo III. Castillo was a first year law student at the University of Santo Tomas who died allegedly […]

INFOGRAPHICS: Mental health in the workplace

World Mental Health Week is observed on the second week of October every year, to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world. The theme for this year’s celebration is: “Mental health in the workplace.” With majority of our adult life being spent in the workplace, we have to make sure that our working environment is good for our mental well-being. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), our experience in the workplace is […]

INFOGRAPHICS: World Mental Health Week

Mental health. This is one of the more pressing issues in the workplace today. Majority of our adult life is spent in our work, with many even going beyond the mandatory eight hours a day of work. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), our experience in the workplace is one of the factors that determine our overall well-being.  That’s why employers and managers are asked to promote mental health in their respective workplaces, and […]

INFOGRAPHICS: Promoting the well-being of Elderly Filipinos

The “Elderly Filipino Week” is observed every first week of October pursuant to  Proclamation No. 470 to promote the well being of the elderly Filipinos. According to latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are more than 3.4 million Filipinos aged 60 years and above (2010 census). As part of this year’s celebration, the senior citizens were given free MRT and LRT rides from October 1 to 7. Aside from this, 17 centenarians were […]

INFOGRAPHICS: Importance of Newborn Screening

A newborn child can be considered as one of life’s most precious gifts. Babies make the parents’ relationship stronger and, at the same time, make the family complete. After the baby is born, it is necessary for him or her to undergo newborn screening. To highlight the importance of this, the Department of Health designated October 1 to 7 as National Newborn Screening Week.  Let’s learn more about this program. What is Newborn Screening? According […]

INFOGRAPHICS: World Teachers’ Day

October 5 – National Teachers’ Day:  Time to appreciate our teachers To give a simple appreciation for all the teachers all over the Philippines, the Department of Education or DepEd celebrates the National Teachers’ Month every year.  National Teachers’ Month is observed from September 5 until October 5. Coincidentally, October 5 is also the National Teachers’ Day and World Teachers’ Day. For 2017, the theme is ‘GURONG PILIPINO: KAAKBAY SA PROGRESO’. This celebration is full […]

September is Blood Diseases Month

QUEZON City, Philippines – The combined impact of blood-related diseases like leukemia, anemia and bleeding disorders is extremely great, representing a significant factor in the total deaths due to cancer. In 2009, former President Gloria Arroyo declared the month of September as Blood Diseases Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 1833 to raise people’s awareness and understanding of blood-related diseases. There are different blood diseases, some are benign or non-cancerous while others can be considered as […]

The Philippine National Budget – Learn the Basics! (Part 2)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — We are talking about trillions of pesos. That enormous amount of money is what is needed to keep the Philippines running. With a vote of 233-9, the House of Representatives on third and final reading approved on Tuesday, September 26, the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018. The House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill includes funding for the Duterte Administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program as well […]

The Philippine National Budget – Learn the Basics

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) —  With a vote of 233-9, the House of Representatives on third and final reading approved on Tuesday, September 26, the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018. The House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill includes funding for the Duterte Administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program as well as the funds to be used for free higher education. It also contained the P40 billion allocation for the government’s free […]

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

KARANGASEM, India (AFP) — Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday. Mount Agung, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August, threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said Monday 48,540 people had fled, although the number was expected to rise […]

CHR 101 – Let’s get to know the Commission on Human Rights

QUEZON City, Philippines – On the evening of September 12, 2017, the House of Representatives approved the reduction of the budget of the Commission on Human Rights or CHR for 2018 from P678 million to just P1,000.  The budget cut was approved with 119 members of the House of Representatives voting for it and 32 voting against it. The vote was done via viva voce or oral voting and standing to indicate a vote. During the […]

September is National Teachers’ Month

QUEZON City, Philippines – Who is your most memorable teacher? Is it the terror who makes the whole class tremble in fear just by entering the classroom? Is it the comedy king or queen who makes students laugh because of their jokes during lectures? Or is it the cool one who treats his or her students as peers? Whatever their teaching styles and techniques, we cannot deny that our teachers play an important role in our […]