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National Cancer Consciousness Week

Known as the silent killer, cancer is one of the leading causes of death not only in the Philippines but in the whole world as well. But we can do something to fight and prevent this dreaded disease. Prevention and early detection are our best weapons against cancer. Spread the word! The third week of January is National Cancer Consciousness Week

WWF-Philippines Names New President and CEO

Top environmental solutions-provider World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) recently named Jose Angelito Palma as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2015. Palma brings with him a wealth of experience, plus strong leadership and expertise in the environment and conservation sectors. Palma brings with him a wealth of experience, plus strong leadership and expertise in the environment and conservation sectors. Palma handled the sea turtle conservation project of the Philippine Department […]

Ilocos Norte’s wind farm developer bags safety award

LAOAG CITY, January 8 (PIA) – The Safety and Health Association of the Philippine Energy Sector conferred the 2014 Shapes Safety Awards to the North Luzon Renewable Energy Corp. (NLREC), the developer and operator of the newly-opened 81-MW wind farm in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. NLREC Chief Operating Officer Miguel de Jesus said the award recognizes energy companies and safety and health professionals for their exceptional performance in the workplace health and safety. The award is […]

Public cooperation needed to effectively combat HIV, says Palace

MANILA, Jan. 8 –The government’s campaign against the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues but the public must cooperate for it to succeed, a Palace official said on Wednesday. “Tuloy-tuloy ang ating campaign against HIV. We have always stated there are measures undertaken to ensure the prevention of HIV,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during the daily press briefing in Malacañang. “Unfortunately, those who engage in certain activities, some of them don’t seem […]

Daimler’s self-driving concept car turns into mobile living room

The race for being the first car maker to offer true autonomous driving just hit the fast lane as Mercedes-Benz unveiled its futuristic F 015 concept at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Daimler Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche, introduced the fuel-cell powered luxury car at the automaker’s keynote address on Monday evening (January 05). The car’s arrival on stage drew applause from the standing room only crowd as the doors of the […]

Las Vegas is gadget central for annual CES tech convention

The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show kicked off on Tuesday (January 06), turning the city of Las Vegas into the tech capitol of the world, at least for the next four days. There are a number of early trends and among those is the continued consumer fascination with bigger, lighter, thinner, and certainly more dramatic TV’s. South Korean electronics giant Samsung has been ahead of the curve and once again looks to be a leader […]

With New Fiberglass Bancas, Fishers No Longer Fear the Sea

“My father has always been a Pescador, our term for fishermen,” says Cocoy Garcia, a 38-year old fisher, as we strolled around his stilt village in Culion, Northern Palawan. “I was nine when he first took me out. We caught baskets of squid that first night, lured in by the glow of our petromax lamp.” Together, Cocoy and his father fished for decades. The old Pescador taught his son the age-old skills of the sea […]