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Bicolana teen brings ‘cacao’ to UN Assemby

SAN FERNANDO, CAMARINES SUR, Mar. 20 (PIA) -- The lowly cacao took center stage and stood out as one of the best social ventures for young entrepreneurs in a youth assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Louise Mabolo, an 18-year old Bicolana, presented before an elect panel of judges  the relevance of cacao to the lives of Filipino farmers, earning for her a spot in the five outstanding social vent...Read More

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program: What a relief

By Joy Gabrido, PIA 4-A


A mother and a housewife, 52-year-old Nenette Villena of Bay, Laguna, is always grateful to whoever would lend a hand to augment her family’s daily needs. She said though it is such a great relief that her family benefits from government project like the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program also known as 4Ps.  

“Yung sa pamamagitan ng 4Ps? Ano yung ano (mga natatanggap namin ay) nakadagdag ng pambaon, tapos yung sa mga project nila hindi na ako namumuroblema kasi meron na akong inaasahan. Basta pag dumating talaga nakalaan na sa kanila run (Through 4Ps? The benefits we receive have added to my children's school provisions and eased my worries about the expenses for their school projects because I have a financial su...Read More

Palaro dream comes true

Nothing is ever too late - this is what 17-year-old Alvin Menard M. Sevilla of Batangas State University Armando R. Apacible School of Fisheries (ARASOF) Campus in Nasugbu, Batangas learned, as he will soon fulfill his late father’s dream for him – to be in Palarong Pambansa.


In the recent Southern Tagalog CALABARZON Athletic Association (STCAA) Sports Competition in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Alvin finally held in his hands the gold medal that would bring him to Palarong Pambansa, which was his life-long dream as well as his father’s.


Para sa Tatay ko ito. Pangarap ito ng Tatay ko sa akin,” he tearfully said.


His father, Mr. Arnaldo Sevilla, was a faculty member of the said university a...Read More

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