QC lawmaker pushes passage of adolescent pregnancy prevention bill

Faith Argosino 06/04/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City 1st district Rep. Juan Carlos “Arjo” Atayde is pushing for the passage of a measure seeking to prevent adolescent pregnancy in the country, which has the highest teenage birth rates among member-states…

U.S. announces P20M in grants for PH’s out-of-school youth

PR 06/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced new grants worth over P20 million ($370,000) for Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) working on innovative programs to improve the lives…

Villaba Wings rule 1st Mayor Bebot Veloso Under-21 Intertown Basketball Tourney

Glendale G. Rosal 05/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Municipality of San Isidro, Leyte eyes more basketball tournaments in the coming months following the successful inaugural Mayor Bebot Veloso Under-21 Intertown Basketball Tournament which wrapped up on Sunday evening, April 30, 2023.…

Tagbilaran mayor wants buntings used in May 1 fiesta donated to make tote bags

Doris C. Bongcac 04/23/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap wants all buntings, that would be used in the celebration of city’s annual feast on May 1, to be donated to the city’s Upcycling and Livelihood Center for…

Borres, 15, of Cebu bags silver medal in weightlifting youth competition in Albania

03/26/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu has found a new weightlifting star in Eron Borres after earning a silver medal in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships in Durres, Albania on Saturday, March 25, 2023. It…

200 Filipino youth leaders join U.S. summit to strengthen programs for out-of-school youth

PR 03/02/2023

Manila, Philippines — More than 200 youth champions from 15 cities in the Philippines participated in the first-ever National Youth Development Alliance (YDA) Summit hosted by the United States government on February 22 and 23, in Davao…

U.S. Peace Corps volunteers return to the Philippines including Cebu

02/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines —On January 30, nearly 40 American volunteers arrived in the Philippines to resume the U.S. Peace Corps’ work in the sectors of education, youth development, and coastal resource management for the benefit of communities across…

Devotees from Bohol pray for good health, strength to spread faith of Sto. Niño

Wenilyn Sabalo 01/14/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sisters Cris Anne, 17, and Angel Rose Pogoso, 16, were among the thousands of devotees of Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu, who took the time to wake up early and attend the early…

Billion youth risk hearing loss from headphones, venues: study

Agence France Presse 11/16/2022

Paris, France — Around one billion young people worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss from listening to headphones or attending loud music venues, a large review of the available research estimated on Wednesday. The World Health…

Let youth create wealth

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 10/18/2022

I used to tell my students not to aspire to get a job after finishing their studies, but to aspire to create jobs. That is, aspire not to be employees but to be employers, as entrepreneurs. Could…

Minglanilla cops strengthen link to youth as way to address town’s drug problem

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 09/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Even if there are only a few cases where minors are involved in illegal drugs, Minglanilla police continue to address this problem by strengthening their ties with the youth in the town. Police Major…

100 Lagtang Grade 6 students receive food packs during 28th National Crime Prevention Week

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 100 students of Lagtang Elementary School enjoyed free food packs and lectures on crime prevention on Friday, September 2, 2022, in Talisay City. Police Lieutenant Colonel Maria Aurora Rayos, information officer…

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