“We are no closer to peace and unity; we are living in a world where lies are welcome as truths and where deception is dressed as alternative facts.”
These are some of the statements Vice President Leni Robredo uttered during her talk at this year’s Global Peace Convention held at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay, Manila last March 1, 2017.
The Global Peace Convention is an annual four day-event where peacebuilding practitioners, youth leaders, and business experts gather with people from different countries and walks of life to share their knowledge and develop collaborative strategies in education, health care, environmental sustainability, community-driven development, and conflict resolution.
As a Panahon TV intern, I was fortunate enough to attend the convention. It was a good feeling to walk into session halls and see teenagers like me passionately wanting to be part of change. Every speaker I listened to inspired me to take a stand and help disseminate information through technology. As the media-savvy generation, we, the youth should set the example in the proper usage of Social Media.
“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear,” according to President Snow from the Hunger Games. This is why one of the projects of the Office of the Vice President is called Angat (Uplift in English) because through the simple hope and cooperation, it aims to uplift lives of Filipinos towards empowerment.
In today’s society wherein we cannot totally eradicate hate and immorality, we have at choice to whether fight or not. Yes, I am part of the youth, but we can’t do it alone. Who is the other one who should share their part? The answer lies in the first three letters of “youth.”
— By PanahonTV Intern Seff Genova
Today, the whole archipelago will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the prevailing Easterlies.
The said weather system currently affects the eastern section of Luzon and Visayas.
Easterlies are winds coming from the east, passing through the Pacific Ocean, bringing warm and humid weather to the country.
Everyone is advised to take precautionary measures against the expected rise in temperatures.
Be aware of the common diseases this hot and dry season. Read http://www.panahon.tv/blog/2015/03/staying-cool-this-hot-season/
SALUTE TO THE VETERANS
In honor of the Filipino war veterans who served the country and today’s Filipino soldiers, we observe the Philippine Veterans Week and the 73rd Araw ng Kagitingan with the theme: Ipunla ang Kagitingan sa Kabataan, Ihanda ang Beterano ng Kinabukasan.
This celebration is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 466, declaring April 5 to 11 as Philippine Veterans Week, and Executive Order 203 designating April 9 as Araw ng Kagitingan.
The annual Tribute to All Filipino Heroes is slated today, April 7, at the historic Corregidor Island.
The said event honors all Filipino heroes, patriots, martyrs and defenders, as well as veterans of various military campaigns, who fought and died for the country in times of war and peace.
With Commander Guillermo L. Parayno Jr, Director of Philippine Veterans Bank, as Guest of Honor and Speaker, the Flipino Heroes Memorial will be attended by veterans and other guests from Manila, Bataan amd Cavite.
Meanwhile, Veterans will be given free rides at the LRT and MRT this week, April 5 to 11 from 5 am to 9 pm.