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Cebu kids learn tableya-making in Gabii sa Kabilin

A girl closely observes as roasted cacao seeds she was grinding transforms into sticky chocolate.

CEBU CITY — To allow children to experience and understand how local resources can be made into something valuable to people and be familiar with the traditional Cebuano food preparation methods and delicacies, the Dolores Aboitiz Children’s Fund (DACF) of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) organized a tableya-making demonstration for kids at the Casa Gorordo Museum during the Gabii Sa ...

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Over 1,000 OFWs from 26 countries did not participate in absentee voting

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MANILA, Philippines  — More than 1,000 Filipino registered voters in 26 countries did not participate in the overseas absentee voting in the May 13 midterm polls. This, as the National Board of Canvassers Wednesday revealed the certificates of canvass from the 26 nations has zero votes. There are 1,122 registered voters in the 26 countries, which are as follow: Colombia, ...

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Tesda finds job for new ‘tech-voc’ graduates

Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva

MANILA, Philippines – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) announced Monday that it has bridging programs that would provide employment to thousands of new graduates in the country. In Metro Manila alone, Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva said some 1,500 out-of-work technical-vocational graduates have already found jobs in a recent job fairs organized by their agency. The Tesda ...

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Filipino seafarer’s rights on MLC urged

Filipino seafarer working abroad were remindedon their basic rights under the Maritime Labor Convention.

MANILA — Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, reminded Filipino seafarers of their rights and privileges that are ensured under the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), 2006 when it takes effect within the year. Legarda, who sponsored and ushered the Senate’s concurrence in the ratification of the Convention, said that the MLC is the seafarers’ bill ...

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Lawmaker eyes permanent positions for BHW

A BHW worker serves clients in the barangay despite their low paying job. (Photo credits: news.mindanao.com)

MANILA — Honoring the service of barangay health workers (BHWs), a lawmaker said that she will work on measures that would make BHW a permanent position in every barangay, ensuring that they will be provided with monthly salary and other benefits. “Our barangay health workers have been our health information disseminators, the nurturers of expectant mothers and sick children, and ...

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Migrante urges Aquino gov’t to send “mercy mission” for the OFWs in death row

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MANILA, Philippines – The Saudi-based Migrante-Middle East (M-ME) on Tuesday renewed their appeal to Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III to send immediately a PH “mercy mission” to aid all Filipinos in the death row, including OFW Joselito Zapanta. The call was made despite the issuance of a royal decree by Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud freezing Tuesday’s execution ...

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Tap OFWs as tourism ambassadors, Villar asks DOT

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MANILA, Philippines — Senatorial candidate and former congresswoman Cynthia Villar (NP-Team PNoy) who’s comment on “room nurse” went viral and earned hatred from the Filipino nurses working abroad, has come back with another idea on all Pinoys working outside the country. This time, she called on the Department of Tourism (DOT) to tap every returning OFWs as tour guides to ...

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Carla Abellana, Mikael Daez to represent GMA7 in Cambodia

Actress Carla Abellana and Mikael Daez to represent GMA Network in Cambodia Broadcasting Service’s 10th Anniversary.

MANILA, Philippines — GMA Network’s top artists Carla Abellana and Mikael Daez have been invited to grace Cambodia Broadcasting Service’s (CTN) 10th Anniversary celebration from March 7 to March 10. Carla and Mikael are set to leave tomorrow for Cambodia as the Kapuso Network’s representatives for a series of events in the country. Carla will co-host a segment in CTN’s ...

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Maid admits abusing infant boy, sentenced 20 years jail term

An Indonesian made was sentenced by a court judge 20 years in jail for abusing an infant boy, two weeks after she was hired.

INDONESIA – An Indonesian maid who pleaded guilty to two counts of abusing a four-month-old baby boy was sentenced 20 years jail term. Judge Mohd Azhar Othman sentenced Yuliana, 23, on Tuesday (February 19) argued that the offence committed by the suspect was “very serious” and brought huge impact, not only to the victim’s family, but on the society throughout ...

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Detained poet Ericson Acosta released temporarily

ERICSON ACOSTA  A cultural worker and former UP Collegian editor, arrived in Manila Friday morning and was taken to the National Kidney Institute for treatment of renal problems.

“In jail, I yearned for sea and sky. My temporary release is indeed a breath of fresh air. But freedom and justice are not achieved by mere yearning, only by struggle.” These are the words uttered by poet Ericson Acosta to his elated supporters, friends, and family for the grant of temporary release from jail. On Thursday, the Gandara Regional ...

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‘Kasambahay’ bill urgent says lawmaker

Senator Loren Legarda sought to increase the minimum wage of household helpers and require all household working arrangements to be duly documented between employers and helpers.

MANILA — In light of an International Labour Organization report detailing the long work hours and low wages of domestic workers in Asia, Senator Loren Legarda today said that the enactment of the Kasambahay Bill is needed now more than ever. “According to the ILO Report entitled Domestic Workers Across the World, a domestic worker in the Philippines works 52 hours ...

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Jacky Chan’s latest movie ‘CZ12’ excite world fans

Offcial Poster of Jacky Chan's newest hit movie "CZ12."

MANILA, Philippines — Hong Kong action megastar Jackie Chan’s newest action blockbuster movie ‘CZ12’ excite his loyal fans as it dominated other equally high-end 2013 movies as the movie managed to keep it spot at the top in China, Malaysia, Singapore and in the world premier cities. In Malaysia, as of January 8, it continue to dominate for the third ...

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Jobs @ Manila Channel (Local and Abroad)

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Manila Channel is pleased to announce that we now include jobs abroad in our classified ad section! Inasmuch as we want to help our readers in their job-hunting endeavors, Manila Channel is posting here an up-to- date work vacancies that include jobs (but not limited) to the field of communication, writing and information technology. The phone numbers, email and postal ...

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JOBS@ Manila Channel: Local and Abroad

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Manila Channel is pleased to announce that we now include  jobs abroad in our post! Inasmuch as we want to help our readers in their job-hunting endeavors, Manila Channel is posting here an up-to- date work vacancies that include jobs (but not limited) to the field of communication, writing and information technology. The phone numbers, email and postal addresses hereto indicated are all valid and ...

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2 trillion Nat’l. budget approved by Senate

The Senate approved the  P2.006-trillion 2013 national budget on Wednesday.(Photo credit: flickr.com)

MANILA–The 2013 national budget was approved on third and final reading on Wednesday. Fourteen senators voted for the passage of the P2.006-trillion national budget and  the lone negative vote was cast by Senator Joker Arroyo according to Senate Records.   Senator Franklin Drilon who is the Senate Finance Committee Chairman and main sponsor of the budget said it will cover ...

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