Browse By

Monthly Archives: October 2016


BUWAN NG PAGBASA – National Reading Month 2016 official theme

Elementary and high schools all over the Philippines will be observing the annual National Reading Month this November. The celebration, which is listed in the Department of Education’s calendar for school year 2016-2017, is typically organized by the schools’ respective English Departments. As noted by The


Philippines’ Kylie Versoza wins Miss International 2016

Kylie Versoza, a 24 year-old model and preschool teacher from the Philippines, was crowned Miss International for 2016. Miss Australia Alexandra Britton won first runner-up while Miss Indonesia Felicia Hwang was second-runner-up. Brianny Chamorro of Nicaragua and Kaityrana Leinbach of the United States also made

UP Pep Squad 2016 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

Powerhouse UP Pep Squad snubs 2016 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

The University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad, a perennial powerhouse in the annual UAAP cheerdance competition, will not take part in the event this year. In a statement, the UP Pep Squad explained that this is due to lingering issues from last year’s contest,


Is November 2 2016 a declared holiday in the Philippines?

As noted in a previous post, October 31 (Monday) and November 1 (Tuesday) have been declared as special non-working holidays as stupulated in former President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 1105 in connection to the observance of All Saints Day or Undas. Now, many are asking

october 20 2016 class suspensions

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 20 2016 due to super typhoon ‘Lawin’

(Updated, 2:00 AM) Classes in dozens of areas across Luzon are suspended for Thursday, October 20, as northern Philippines braces for the onslaught of super typhoon “Lawin” (international name: Haima). In its severe weather bulletin released late Wednesday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical


#WalangPasok – October 31 2016 declared a holiday

Filipinos will have a rare four-day weekend as the month of October comes to an end due to the observance of the All Saints’ Day, which is known locally as Undas. As stipulated in former President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 1105, both October 31 (Monday)

october 17 2016 class suspensions

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 17 2016 due to Typhoon Karen

(UPDATE, 8PM) Local government units in several areas have announced the suspension of classes in their respective constituencies tomorrow, October 17, due to typhoon “Karen” (international name: Sarika). Even though the typhoon is already expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility tomorrow, it will