Aquino leads 116th Rizal Day rites

MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III led the nation in commemorating the 116th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal in ceremonies held at the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park, Manila on Sunday.

This year’s observance of Rizal Day coincided with the 100th year marking the transfer of Rizal’s mortal remains, which were kept in his sister Narcisa’s house in Binondo, Manila to the National Hero’s monument in Luneta. Read more

Palace: With RH law, PH can move on

MANILA — Malacañang confirmed Saturday that President Benigno Aquino III had signed into law Republic Act (RA) 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012.

In a statement, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the President signed the new reproductive health law last Dec. 21. Read more

Sinulog Fun Run, Run for Pablo hit Cebu, Lapu streets today

BEST IN COSTUME. Melina “Twinkle” Ignacio (center), a teacher at the Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School, wins the Best in Costume award in the Cebu City Government-sponsored Sinulog Run. She received P5,000 for the flower-themed costume. Twinkle, who runs ultra marathons, dons a different costume everytime she joins races. (Contributed Photo)

THE third Sinulog Fun Run grew this year with 800 participating runners that will assemble at the Cebu City Sports Center.

The increase in the expected number of runners was due to the support of City Hall employees that will join the run. Read the rest of this entry