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The P500 monthly allowance or financial educational assistance to all junior and senior high school students in Parañaque City is ongoing and it will be long-term project, the allowance will be given to qualified students provided they attend their classes 80 percent of the time. Teachers will be monitoring the students’ attendance.Pulmano admitted they are “encountering some flaws” because the program started only this year but promised that majority of the students will receive their monthly allowance, even if they will not receive their ATM cards until December. 

Bolivia's new leader, religious conservative Jeanine Añez Chavez, faces daunting challenges

Morales resigned after 13 years in office following weeks of protests and pressure over disputed presidential election result. Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Anez has declared herself interim president after Evo Morales resigned from office before fleeing to Mexico.  Añez, 52, is a religious conservative from the northeastern region of Beni, traditionally a stronghold of the opposition. An attorney and a former media executive, she began her political career in 2006 as a member of the constituent assembly. She was elected to the Senate in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

Peace and unity in diversity all over the world is the top issue tackled at the World Philosophical Forum held for the first time in the Philippines on Sunday Sept. 15, 2019, at the Century Park Hotel in Malate, Manila. 

"The thing about tourism is that the reality of a place is quite different from the mythology of it."
--Martin Parr

By Alex P. Vidal


POLITICS and all other depressing news should now take a backseat for a positive event.

The Superstore cast is mourning the death of Linda Porter.

The actress, who starred as Myrtle on the NBC workplace comedy, died at age 86 on Wednesday after a battle with cancer, according to multiple reports. Porter was perhaps best known for her role on Superstore, but she also appeared as Fran Westin on Gilmore Girls, as "Lady Slot-Addict" on the cult hit series Twin Peaks, and had an extensive resume as a character actress that included dozens of TV shows and movies like Twins, Duplex and The House.

The Officers and Directors of Cleangreen Energy Corporation (CEC) meet (courtesy meeting) with Governor ALBERT GARCIA on September 3, 2019 at the Shangri-la Hotel in Makati City. During the meeting, officers of CEC briefed Gov. Garcia on the socio and economic benefits of the project to the town of Orani and the entire Bataan province. They also thanked Governor Garcia for his full support for the nearly completed renewable power plant in Bataan.