Articles in the category Communities (311)

At a Senate hearing last year, the Department of Education (DepEd) reported that enrollment from kindergarten to senior high school for school year 2020-2021 was estimated at 23 million or 83 percent of the 27.7 million enrolled previously. When Senator Nancy Binay asked DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan if this meant there would be millions more out-of-school youth, the answer was, “Yes, Madam Senator.”
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Published on 19/04/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Education, Health
Tags: children, COVID-19
The joy of the Gospel has been an integral part of the Filipino identity since the arrival of Christianity in the Southeast Asian country five centuries ago, Pope Francis said.

Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines March 15, the pope told members of Rome’s Filipino community that evangelical zeal is a “part of your genes, a blessed ‘infectiousness’ that I urge you to preserve.”
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Published on 15/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, Religion
Tags: Filipino, love
This Dutch lay missionary and labor rights advocate has made the Philippines his home for 30 years and is pained and shocked at being ordered to leave by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

The most difficult part of leaving, says Otto Rudolf de Vries, is separation from his close friends, especially the workers and residents of poor communities “who have become very close to my heart.”
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Published on 14/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Legal, Religion
Tags: Church, missionary, Philippines, Rights, visa, Workers
Suddenly, over recent weeks, Southeast Asia has seen the collapse or perversion of participatory democracy in virtually every country but Indonesia as leaders have suspended legislatures, arrested common citizens and opposition lawmakers, gone after student leaders and shot and killed growing numbers of activists and protesters. There seem almost no exceptions.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, News and Events, Politics
Tags: ASEAN, country, government, Rights, Western
According to Phivolcs, at least 1,722 “imperceptible,” or not easily noticed earthquakes, have occurred beneath the Pinatubo edifice since Jan. 20. Some of the earthquakes from Jan. 20 to Jan. 26 ranged between magnitude 1 and 2.5 at depths of 15 to 28 kilometers, it said.

But state volcanologists said these seismic activities were not signs of an imminent eruption.
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Published on 11/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Environment, History
Tags: Pampanga, Pinatubo, Volcano
Thirteen cities were given recognition for sharing their best practices in climate mitigation and developing adaptation plans anchored in their crucial role in building a sustainable and climate-safe future. WWF-Philippines awarded Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Dipolog City, La Carlota City, Malolos City, Parañaque City, Pasig City, Quezon City, San Carlos City, and Tagum City.
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Published on 09/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Environment
Tags: climate, WWF
The Department of Tourism wants to work with the Philippine General Hospital to cut costs of COVID-19 swab testing for local tourists, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Wednesday. The secretary said that although the hospital already provides RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) tests at a cheap rate of ₱1,800, she hopes to get a 50% discount for tourists since they are required to undergo testing before their trips.
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Published on 03/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Health, Travel
Tags: COVID-19, Tourism
The initial 50 hectares has expanded to 220 hectares (544 acres), thanks to both ongoing planting efforts and natural reforestation. The Kalibo mangrove is considered a major tourist attraction; in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mangrove forest registered 38,455 foreign and local tourists, and the Kalibo Save the Mangrove Association (KASAMA), founded by the planters, has received several national awards.
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Grade school and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home on Monday (Oct 5). Nearly 25 million students enrolled this year, mostly in 47,000 public schools nationwide that would have to be replicated in homes and enlist the help of parents and guardians as co-teachers.
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Published on 06/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Education, Technology
Tags: COVID-19, Education, School, students
Crime incidence has dropped by 47 percent nationwide during the period of the community quarantine, the Interior secretary said. According to a report by the Philippine National Police (PNP), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that the number of crime incidence was cut by almost half from September 2019 to present.
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Published on 22/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Legal, News and Events
Tags: COVID-19