Educator creates opportunities, promotes cultural relationships

THIS week, EnvoysandExpats has British Council’s Pilar Aramayo-Prudencio. The country manager describes the institution’s decades-long presence as one of the leading cultural-relations organizations in the Philippines. Here, Aramayo-Prudencio outlines the multifaceted disciplines and opportunities that the British Council offers supportive of the country’s efforts to “internationalize its higher education system;…

Historic Rizal Memorial Sports Complex to play major role in SEAG

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) guaranteed the historic Rizal Memorial Sports Complex’s (RMSC) involvement as a vital mini-hub of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. All in all, PSC facilities other than those in the RMSC would host seven of the 56 sports on the Philippine SEA Games program. The PSC…

Cayetano: I’m ready to face inquiry

Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano assured that he will participate in any investigation should anyone file a formal complaint after the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Allegations of corruption and organizational blunders have hounded Cayetano, and the House Speaker sounded ballistic on Thursday when he…

Soldiers doing everything possible to rescue kidnapped Indonesian fishermen–Sobejana

Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana has assured that the military is doing everything to rescue the three Indonesian crewmen of a Malaysian fishing boat snatched by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sabah last month. The assurance was made by Sobejana following a courtesy…

Athletes’ Village in New Clark City reflects Pinoy hospitality

Guaranteeing the unique Filipino hospitality, the nutrition and dietary needs of athletes competing in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games are being well taken care of in the New Clark City Athletes’ Village. This was underscored by Bruce Lim, the SEA Games executive chef. “We’re fully halal here. We’re taking…

Ending cigarette addiction with ENDS

Over the recent weeks, news regarding electronic cigarette and vaping associated lung illnesses (EVALI) have hogged the limelight, effectively eclipsing solid scientific data on the harm reduction potential of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). No less than the Department of Health have indicated that electronic cigarettes are evil, a public…

DOH expresses alarm as 26 samples test positive for poliovirus

THE Department of Health (DOH) expressed alarm on Wednesday following the confirmation by the National Polio Laboratory (NPL) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and the Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases that a total of 26, out of 142 environmental samples (ES) collected, tested positive for poliovirus…

New Euro speculative fiction out

THE European Union National Institutes for Culture (Eunic) Philippines and Anvil Publishing will officially launch Haka: European Speculative Fiction in Filipino today (November 28, 2019), 2 p.m., at Instituto Cervantes in Plaza San Luis Complex, Intramuros, City of Manila. The book, an anthology of 16 speculative fiction pieces from seasoned…