Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Burning Issues: SONA


Militants burn the effigy of President Benigno Aquino III during the SONA rally along Commonwealth Avenue Quezon City.


Demonstrators representing different sectors of the society are in full force along Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City to make their sentiments known ahead of President Benigno Aquino III’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa.



Monday, July 06, 2015

A boy and his cats

A boy protects a cat who has just given birth from the strong waves that pummel the Baywalk area. Tropical storm Egay (International name Linfa) wreaked havoc in San Fernando La Union.





Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dogs on Duty


The Philippine Coastguard (PCG) presents the dogs that will be trained on search and rescue (SAR) operatives thursday at the PCG headquarters. PCG will train 20 dogs for SAR and narcotics and explosive detection for six months in Romblom. The new batch of detection dogs and handlers will be dployed in high risks areas in the country.



Friday, June 19, 2015

Spot the Photo Bomber

Work may have stopped at the infamous Torre de Manila, but still casts an inappropriate background to what was otherwise a solemn wreathlaying ceremony in honor of national here Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birthday presided by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Proclaim our pride, display our flag


At the 10th Congress and FVR saw to it that proper reverence and respect for the national flag and other cherished symbols of Philippine sovereignty were enshrined in our laws.

THE DECLARATION OF POLICY IN R.A. 8491 IS CLEAR AND EXPLICIT: “REVERENCE AND RESPECT SHALL AT ALL TIMES BE ACCORDED THE FLAG, THE ANTHEM, AND OTHER NATIONAL SYMBOLS WHICH EMBODY THE NATIONAL IDEALS AND TRADITIONS AND EXPRESS THE PRINCIPLES OF SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL SOLIDARITY. THE HERALDIC ITEMS AND DEVICES SEEK TO MANIFEST THE NATIONAL VIRTUES AND INCULCATE IN THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF OUR PEOPLE JUST PRIDE IN THEIR NATIVE LAND, FITTING RESPECT AND AFFECTION FOR THE NATIONAL FLAG AND ANTHEM, AND PROPER USE OF THE NATIONAL MOTTO, COAT-OF-ARMS, AND OTHER HERALDIC ITEMS AND DEVICES.”


 AMONG OTHER KEY PROVISIONS, SAID LAW MANDATED THAT THE PERIOD FROM 28 MAY TO 12 JUNE EACH YEAR IS DECLARED AS “FLAG DAYS”, WHEREIN ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES, BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, AND PRIVATE HOMES ARE ENJOINED TO DISPLAY THE FLAG.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Crowned and wacky


Miss Earth Philippines winners turn wacky for the cameras after being crowned at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, May 31, 2015. From left: Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism Jona Sweet, Miss Philippines Water Catherine Joy Marin, Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Gabrena Ong, Miss Philippines Air Chanel Olive Thomas, and Miss Philippines Fire Carla Valderrama.




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Scavengers want to join 2016 polls



A scavenger sifts through piles of trash hopingto recover recyclable materials, May 27, 2015, which can be sold in junk shops. The Samahan ng Magbabasura INc., a group of scavengers, is among the 243 party-list organizations eyeing a seat on congress 

 

 A group of scavengers is among the party-list organizations looking to participate in the May 2016 polls.


The Samahang Magbabasura Inc.is one of the 243 party-list groups that filed their petition for registration and Manifestations of Intent to Participate in the next elections based on the initial list released by the Commission on Elections.