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Educator: No to spooky costumes on Halloween

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas is asking parishioners in the province not to dress their children and themselves in outfits that depict demons, witches, vampires, zombies and creatures from local folklore like the tikbalang, aswang and kapre on All Saints’ Day.

The head of a national organization of private schools called on his colleagues Wednesday to correct their pupils’ association of ghosts and ghouls with All Saints’ Day.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

DepEd, Philpost urge students: Write letters


To bring back the lost art of letter-writing in this age of instant messaging and 140-character limits, the Department of Education (DepEd) has teamed up with the Philippine Postal Corp. (Philpost) to sponsor the 2nd National Letter Writing Day on Oct. 9 as part of World Post Day activities.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Relearning the art of letter writing and using ‘snail mail’


To try to bring back the forgotten art of letter writing in the age of email and 140-character limitations of Twitter, the Department of Education is urging high school students to take part in World Post Day activities.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tesda trainees learn Washoku

Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva. Photo from tesda.gov.ph

Three batches of Japanese-cooking trainees recently completed their free lessons in “Washoku” with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Painted drinking glasses found to contain high concentrations of lead


A shot of liquor could give you a dose of toxic lead.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »