Lawmaker urges LGUs to apply for underused climate fund

Rizal Representative Fidel Nograles on Saturday called on local governments to apply for funding for their projects as a P1-billion fund for climate change projects remains under-utilized. “The fund remains underused even as our communities are perennially laid to waste because of calamities that have become more intense,” Nograles said...
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Saturday Snippets…25th September 2021…Bird…

My first thoughts were Birds Custard, Bird’s Eye Chillies, Nelly Furtado…I’m Like a Bird…The Byrds and not a feather insight…. Come with me and see what else I have found…as the saying goes ” A Bird in the Hand is worth two in the Bush…Its current form first appears in John Ray’s Hand-book of Proverbs (1670):

Kamakshi Rai on her debut indie music video ‘Thodi Si Dua’

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Singer Kamakshi Rai has released her first independent music video ‘Thodi Si Dua’ with Merchant Records, owned by music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman. The song features Kamakshi along with Tallz. In an exclusive conversation with IANS, Kamakshi shared her experience of working with Salim-Sulaiman’s Merchant Records.

Indian nun wins right to kill destructive wild boars

A Catholic nun in India’s Kerala state has been hailed by farmers after she obtained a court order to allow her to kill wild boars that destroy crops. Sister Jophy Joseph, a member of the indigenous Congregation of the Mother of Carmel, obtained permission from Kerala High Court on Sept. 18.

Activist, poet Kamla Bhasin no more

There will be a lot of obituaries written about Kamla Bhasin's contribution to the feminist movement and her articulate and firebrand speeches that she made on numerous occasions in the capital and the world over. However, the writer feels that in a world of absolute opinions bereft of logic, Bhasin was the unifying voice of sanity and clarity.

#LabanLeni2022 Trends as Supporters Urge Robredo to Run for President

Vice President Leni Robredo’s supporters are urging her to take the plunge and run for president, sending #LabanLeni2022 trending on Twitter Philippines on Thursday. As of 12 p.m., the hashtag has been tweeted over 37,000, with people explaining why Robredo should seek the highest government post. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, who was in unity talks with the Vice President, declared his intention to run for president last Wednesday.

Duterte admin made 600 kilometers road, constructed 15 hospitals in Palawan

Governor Jose Alvarez said Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration enabled the province to have 600 kilometers of new roads and 15 municipal and district hospitals to cater to the people’s health and medical needs. Governor Alvarez said in a Network Briefing News of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)...

Sherlyn Chopra takes a dig at Shilpa Shetty by calling her Didi on Twitter

Raj Kundra has been granted his bail and is now cooling his heels at his bungalow in Juhu and has been prohibited from leaving the country and also asked to report to the nearest police station once a week till the case is over but femme fatale that she is , actress Sherlyn Chopra is not at all hesitating to take dig or two at the beleaguered man or his pretty wife Shilpa Shetty on social media. The latest is that Sherlyn Chopra has taken to her Twitter handle and asked Shilpa Shetty to make a difference to the real world and that too in shudh Hindi wich she has mastered over the last few years.

Papon recreates tracks from golden era on MTV's 'Unacademy Unwind'

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Folk-fusion singer Papon, who achieved a lot of fame for his track 'Moh Moh Ke Dhaage', 'Kaun Mera and Kyon', is going to sing on old school jazz music played by his own band in 'Unacademy Unwind with MTV'. As he always believes in experiments so...