A recent study shows, that the concentration of microplastics found in rabittfish in the Tañon Strait is above average. The Fish were purchased from fishermen in Dumaguete and Bais as well as in Ayungon and Manjuyod.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has upgraded their system with a new feature. The ePayment for passport applicants is another step to make the procedure faster and more secure.
Finally, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Commission of Election (COMELEC) will push through with this year’s Barangay Election 2018 and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Election 2018. After being postponed for almost two years now, it is time for new leaders to lead the community. Read more.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed the new Tax Law of the Philippines on December 19. 2017. The Tax reform is commonly referred to as TRAIN-Law. (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion).
The Batang Pinoy 2017 Visayan Leg Games will be held in Dumaguete City from November 10, 2017 up to November 16, 2017. Click here to see schedule.
PhilHealth is changing their regulations regarding the Health insurance for foreigners in the Philippines. Read here the most important changes.
All registered foreigners must file their annual report 2017 in the first 60 days. The Dumaguete BOI is the place to go for foreigners in Negros Oriental.
While Dumaguete and Negros Oriental seems to be out of the path of Typhoon Nona (international Melor), many of us have relatives and friends in the areas where Nona might hit. The map below is a track-map, which updates itself each five or six hours
President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015 which declares the regular Philippine Holidays 2016 as well as the special non-working days.
Regular Philippine Holidays 2016
January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day
March 24 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
March 25 (Friday) – Good Friday
April 9 (Saturday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 (Sunday) – Labor Day
June 12 (Sunday) – Independence Day
August 29 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
November 30 (Wednesday) – Bonifacio Day
December 25 (Sunday) – Christmas Day
December 30 (Friday) – Rizal Day
Special non-working Holidays in the Philippines 2016
February 8 (Monday) – Chinese New Year
February 25 (Thursday) – 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
March 26 (Saturday) -Black Saturday
August 21 (Sunday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1 (Tuesday) – All Saints Day
Declared additional special non-working holidays 2016
January 02 (Saturday) – 2nd Day of the New Year
October 31 (Monday) –
December 24 (Saturday) – Noche Buena , Christmas Eve
December 31 (Saturday) – New Year’s Eve
Like each year the regional governments of the municipalities and cities will request and declare some additional holidays 2016. Those days are usually the Charter Days and special Fiesta Days.
Furthermore the Muslim holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be public holidays. The exact days will be announced as soon as the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has informed the Office of the President about the actual dates.
The special declared non-working holidays are mainly declared to boost domestic tourism. If one plans to travel during the long weekends, better book your ticket way ahead of time. Many might recall the disaster at the Airports and the “shit-storm” against some domestic airline on all social networks.
Just as a side note: October 30 is not a holiday to celebrate Halloween. It is mend to a extra holiday to enable domestic traveler to spend more time with their loved ones, as All Saints Day falls on a Tuesday in 2016.
National Writers Workshop 2015 at Silliman University is the 54th of its kind and the oldest creative writing program in whole Asia. The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is the only three-week long writers workshop in the country, devoted to helping writers hone their craft in the genres of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and one-act drama.
Silliman University is now accepting applications for the 54th National Writers Workshop to be held 11—29 May 2015 at the Silliman University Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village.
The Silliman University Writers Village
The Mary Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village is a gift by Atty. Enrique Sobrepeña Jr. and is named in honor to his wife. The donation for the creation of the Writers Village, located in Camp Lookout, in Bongbong, Valencia, was facilitated by former University President Dr. Quintin S. Doromal. Today, the site is the primary venue for the Silliman University National Writers Workshop, founded by Drs. Edilberto and Edith Tiempo in 1961.
The Writers Village, a project initiated by Silliman University President Dr. Ben S. Malayang III, is part of a long tradition of gifts to the University from the Sobrepeñas, avid patrons who have also helped keep the workshop alive as keen supporters through the years. The Writers Village is now home to writers of all persuasions. Its establishment helps promote the arts and culture at Silliman University and in the Dumaguete and Negros Oriental community.
Entry requirements for the Silliman National Writers Workshop 2014
Each fiction, creative nonfiction, or drama manuscript should not be more than 20 pages, double spaced. We encourage you to stay well below the 20 pages.
Manuscripts should be submitted in five (5) hard copies. They should be computerized in MS Word, double-spaced, on 8.5 x 11 inches bond paper, with approximately one-inch margin on all sides. Please indicate the category (FICTION, CREATIVE NONFICTION, POETRY, or ONE-ACT DRAMA) immediately under the title. The page number must be typed consecutively (e.g., 1 of 30, 2 of 30, and so on) at the center of the bottom margin of each page. The font should be Book Antiqua or Palatino, and the font size should be 12.
The applicant’s real name and address must appear only in the official application form and the certification of originality of works, and must not appear on the manuscripts.
Get further info on the website of Silliman University
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