Thursday, January 28, 2021

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

NTC Regrets Failing To Notify House On Cease Order Vs. ABS-CBN

NTC Regrets Failing To Notify House On Cease Order Vs. ABS-CBN

Spotlight

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Officials of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Thursday expressed regret for their failure to notify the House leadership of its decision to issue a cease and desist order (CDO) against media giant ABS-CBN following the expiration of its franchise on May 4.

In a letter addressed to Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and House committee on legislative franchises chair Franz Alvarez, the NTC officials said the issuance of a cease and desist order against ABS-CBN was based on their “collective assessment” of existing laws that there were “insurmountable obstacles” to grant the network a provisional authority (PA).

They said that the issuance of a provisional authority would have amounted to an “encroachment” of Congress’ exclusive power to grant, deny, extend, revoke, or modify broadcast franchises.

“We understand that the licensing power of the NTC may only arise from the necessary delegation of power from Congress through a law. The NTC would thus abide by any law passed by Congress which may extend all telecommunication and broadcasting legislative franchises that expired during the public health emergency if there be any,” the officials said.

The letter was in response to the show cause order issued by the House Committee on Legislative Franchises against NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba, Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios, Deputy Commissioner Delilah Deles, and Legal Branch head Ella Blanca Lopez.

The order directs NTC officials to explain why they should not be cited in contempt for ordering ABS-CBN to halt its operations despite its earlier commitment to grant the network a provisional authority to operate beyond the franchise expiry.

“The NTC could have thus exercised more openness and prudence under the circumstances and, at the very least, alerted Congress of NTC’s inability based on legal grounds to issue the PA as well as its subsequent decision to issue a CDO when the franchise of ABS-CBN expired,” the NTC officials said.

“We are deeply saddened as well for the inconvenience we may have caused Congress. Again, we express our contriteness and sincere apologies for the ensuing confusion this has caused, not the least because we are in the midst of a crisis,” they added. (PNA)

Gatchalian Seeks Senate Review Of ‘Mother Tongue’ Policy To Improve Quality Of Education

Sen. Win Gatchalian seeks to review the effectiveness of the use of 'mother tongue' in the Philippines basic education system since the implementation in 2012.

Cold Chain Facility In Taytay Ready To Store 28M Vaccines

The municipality of Taytay, Rizal is ready to facilitate the cold chain storage for the AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.

Valenzuela Opens Hemodialysis Center For Covid-19 Patients

Ayos! May bago nang hemodialysis center sa Valenzuela city na angkop sa mga pasyenteng positibo sa Covid-19.

SM Obtains Third Gold Award In Asia Sustainability Reporting

SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) becomes the sustainability reporting Gold Awardee in Indonesia for the third consecutive time!

Duterte Willing To Bet Presidency To Prove Galvez’s Integrity

President Duterte handang isugal ang kaniyang pagka-presidente mapatunayan lang na walang graft si Secretary Galvez.

Hontiveros To DA: Help Expand Chicken Supply Amid Rising Pork Costs

May panawagan si Sen. Risa Hontiveros sa Department of Agriculture para maibsan ang pagtaas ng presyo ng mga karne sa merkado.

Borongan City Eyes 90K Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Borongan Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda said the city plans to purchase the AstraZeneca vaccine, hoping to be included in the second batch of procurement.

DepEd To Consider NegOr As Pilot Area For Face-To-Face Classes

The Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones considers Negros Oriental to hold face-to-face classes in the near future because it is "...very active in education." said she.

New UK-PH Partnership To Increase Access Of Filipino Students To Quality Higher Education

Good News! UK and PH partnership to make universities in the Philippines more globally competitive.

PH To Receive Covax Vaccines For 20% Of Populace: DOH

"Rest assured...No delays." said The Department of Health (DOH) that country will continue to receive vaccine allocation for 20 percent of the population from Covax.

Spotlight

Synergeia Rolls Out Assessment Tests To Gauge Learning During Pandemic

With these new assessment tests, we'll finally know if distance education is indeed effective amid a pandemic.

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Lifestyle

The Life-Long Impact Of Brain Development In A Child’s First 5 Years

Interesting! Let's know how the first five years of a child's brain determines his success in the future.

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

Hendrick’s has something for you this coming Valentine's Day!

POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

Customers can now interact with PONDS chatbot in Shopee as they launch their 'Smarter Skincare Just For You!'

Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

New year new taste. Yellow Cab's New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is now available. The price starts at P249!

Entertainment

8 Family K-Dramas You Can Enjoy Over Lunas New Year

K-Drama is life! Time to add these K-Dramas to your list!

Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

More Stories

Salceda Files Bill To Modernize Gov’t Services

Albay Representative Joey Salceda files a bill seeking to streamline inefficient government processes to modernize the delivery of citizen services.

Palace Tackles Proposed Price Cap On Pork, Other Food Products

Mas magmamahal pa kaya ang presyo ng baboy?

DA To Mass-Produce New Test Kits For ASF In February

Good news! Rapid test kits for African swine fever will soon be available!

Duterte Wants Kids Aged 10-14 To Stay Inside Homes

Dapat nga bang hindi muna lumabas ng bahay ang mga batang ang edad ay sa pagitan ng 10-14?

LGUs Urged To Step Up Covid-19 Vaccine Info Campaign

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges Local government units (LGUs) to exert more efforts informing the public about the government's Covid-19 vaccination program.

Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group adds 84 new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

Motoring

MRT-3 Now Equipped With Touchless Temperature Scanners

“Automatic” and “touchless” temperature scanners are installed for passengers of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) as part of the rail service’s measures against the Covid-19.

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Over 421K OFWs Served Via ‘Hatid Tulong’

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) transports stranded OFWs in Metro Manila back to their provinces by the ‘Hatid Tulong’ government program.