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PH publishing industry urged to be globally competitive


With dwindling interest in books and barely a tenth of the population reading for leisure, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) is lining up three days of activities next week it hopes will spark interest in reading and spur the local publishing industry to become globally competitive in light of the upcoming economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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

Public hospitals urged to hire more genetics counselors to treat rare diseases


An academician wants the country’s hospitals to employ genetics counselors for the effective treatment and care of patients with rare diseases.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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 »