Selies Galvez
  • All set for the Barangay & SK Polls? 8 Steps to Cast Your Vote The May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls is less than a week away. Do you already know what to do on the said day? Advertisement Advertisement To help guide voters, here is a simple step by step guide for the voting process provided by the Commission on Elections: 1.) At the polling place, look […] 2 min read
  • Keeping our traditions alive for Lent Filipino Catholics follow different traditions during Holy Week to commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Two of the most popular traditions are the “pabasa” (chanting of the Lord’s passion)and “Visita Iglesia” (church visit). The pabasa, which usually starts on Holy Monday, is the ritual reading of the “pasyon”, an epic poem in […] 3 min read
  • Your guide to the International Eucharistic Congress 2016 After Pope Francis visited the Philippines in January 2015 to spread the visit of the faith, the country was chosen once again to be the host of yet another global faith event. The attention of the world will be on the Philippines again particularly in Cebu, where the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) will be […] 3 min read
  • Viva Señor! Your Guide to the Feast of the Black Nazarene Every January 9, millions of devotees participate in the annual procession of the Black Nazarene to celebrate its feast day. Some overzealous devotees even scamper just to get near and touch the centuries-old image. Although the devotion to the Black Nazarene is popular to Filipino Catholics, there may be some things about this “miraculous” image […] 2 min read
  • Waste Not on Christmas Day — EcoWaste This Christmas Season, the reminder of a waste and pollution watchdog to the publc is be merry but not messy. The EcoWaste Coalition said this is by repurposing, reusing and recycling the usual Christmas discards instead of simply tossing them to the bins, sidewalks or street corners. “Let us honor the child Jesus by spreading […] 3 min read
  • Cardinal Tagle visits Lumads If you passed by Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila, you probably saw their makeshift tents. They are the Lumads in Mindanao, who traveled all the way to Manila to call on the government to act against the killings of indigenous peoples and stop the militarization of their communities. On November 11, the group was visited by […] 2 min read
  • 5 Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Tanim Bala Overseas Filipino workers have recently become the targets of the alleged tanim-bala (bullet- planting) scam in the country’s airports. Advertisement Advertisement This is why the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) gave the following tips on how the public, especially arriving OFWs can avoid being a victim of such modus or scheme. Labor and Employment […] 2 min read
  • Malls to serve as polling centers in 2016 polls? Around two million voters are expected to benefit from the plan of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to hold mall-based voting in the May 2016 polls. After tapping malls as partners for voter registration, they are also now being eyed as polling precincts in the upcoming elections. With only seven months away before the national and […] 3 min read
  • Overseas votes to become game changer in 2016 polls The 1.3 million mark of registered overseas voters has been surpassed. And the Department of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) believes this number can be a game changer in the May 2016 elections. “Since overseas Filipinos are considered to be their family’s breadwinners, it is not a stretch to surmise that each overseas Filipino […] 2 min read
  • DoLE to assist workers affected by El Nino Workers to be affected by the El Niño dry spell need not worry as the Philippine government is allocating more than P600 million for their emergency employment. Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz gave the assurance particularly to workers in the agriculture sector since the farming industry in the country is the most threatened by the El Niño. “DoLE’s […] 4 min read
  • Star studded filing of CoCs at Comelec It was like attending a movie premier, except that the stars present were there not to promote a movie, but to support a political candidate. Fans started screaming when the “megastar” Sharon Cuneta arrived with her husband Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office on Intramuros, Manila, where the latter filed […] 2 min read
  • Mobile Voting for Overseas Absentee Voters Good news to overseas absentee voters. For the first time, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is adopting mobile voting in the May 2016 polls. This means the vote counting machines (VCMs) will be brought to areas with a huge a number of Filipino voters to make voting more convenient. And since Filipino seafarers often find […] 2 min read