Day: March 6, 2020

Despite virus scare, Baguio resuming Panagbenga

EV ESPIRITU BAGUIO CITY—The staging of street dancing and float parades of the Baguio Flower Festival, or Panagbenga and a regional schools sports meet and the return of a rice wine celebration called “Ipikit” best describe this city’s resolve to fight fears over the coronavirus (COVID-19). Downtown shops have begun restoring flower-themed décor, which they […]

SWS gives Duterte ‘excellent’ rating

Majority of Filipinos were satisfied with the Duterte administration’s performance in the fourth quarter of 2019, results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The survey, held from Dec. 13 to 16 last year, found that 81 percent of Filipinos were satisfied with the administration while 7 percent were dissatisfied and 12 percent undecided, […]

Soil going bad for Benguet vegetable farms

LIVELIHOOD Almost all towns in Benguet province have been growing vegetables, which are in huge demand. But the decades-old industry has taken its toll on the soil. —EV ESPIRITU LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET—Half a century of toiling the land to feed millions has taken its toll on Benguet’s vibrant vegetable producing industry. Many farmlands have fallen […]

Agency rules for LGBTQ+ as insurance beneficiaries

Any person who secures an insurance policy on his or her own life may designate anyone as beneficiary whether he is male, female, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or + (LGBTQ+). This was the legal opinion of Insurance Commissioner Dennis Funa, who reminded insurance firms that their unwritten policy of refusing to register nonrelatives as […]

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