Benjie Magalong is proclaimed the new Mayor of Baguio City

  Benjie Magalong won the May 2019 Mayoralty position in Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines.   Who is Benjie Magalong? Benjie Magalong is considered a Baguio Boy although his roots originated from the province of Pangasinan. Throughout his career, both in the Police and the Military, he worked silently, yet produces positive … Read more

On This Day, May 11

On this day in 1818, Filipino merchant and sharecropper Francisco Mercado was born in BiƱan, Laguna. Educated in Latin and philosophy at the Colegio de San Jose in Manila, Mercado settled in Calamba in 1830 to be a sharecropper in the newly opened Dominican estate there. In 1848, he married Teodora Alonso Realonda, daughter of … Read more

On This Day, May 12

On this day, May 12, in 1964 the Philippines established diplomatic ties with the European Economic Community (EEC). The European Economic Community was a regional organization which aimed to bring about economic integration among its member states. It was created by the Treaty of Rome of 1957. Upon the formation of the European Union in … Read more

What documents are free of charge under the First Time Job Seekers Act?

First Time Job Seekers Act (Republic Act 11261) exempts first-time job seekers from paying for documents they need to submit to potential employers. Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the recent signing of the First-time Jobseekers Assistance Act (RA 11261) which waives government fees and charges on documents needed by first-time jobseekers for their employment. Under the … Read more