Raquel P. Gomez

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Special Features writer at Philippine Daily Inquirer. She is tasked to write anything under the sun, but certain topics appeal to her personally, like technology, gardening, cooking, food, movies, TV series, heritage and historical areas, and travel. You may email her at rgomez@inquirer.com.ph

World Bamboo Day promotes the benefits of the plant considered as the ‘green gold’

September 18 is World Bamboo Day. Modeled after Earth Day, World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to increase awareness of bamboo and efforts for its sustainable utilization globally. As the Philippines joins the rest...

Online store ‘Virtual Tindahang Rizalenyo’ is a showcase of products from Rizal province

Food delicacies, home decor, houseware, and home furniture made in Rizal Province can now be purchased via an online store put up by a food and agricultural organization and IT and logistic companies in Rizal, with help from the Department of Trade...

Four-day DOT’s virtual KAIN NA! Food and Trade Festival 2020 starts

The Department of Tourism (DOT) officially opened the four-day virtual event KAIN NA! Food and Trade Festival 2020 on Tuesday.  Since it is now happening in the virtual space, the event will now be able to reach a wider...

Baguio student makes it to top 30 semifinalists at global science contest

Jeff Winxin Collado, a senior high school student at Saint Louis University in Baguio City, made it to the top 30 semifinalists at the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global science video contest for students to inspire creative thinking about science.

Bulacan celebrates 122nd anniversary of the Malolos Congress

The province of Bulacan today commemorates the 122nd anniversary of the Malolos Congress, a historic gathering of elected delegates from all over the archipelago, which framed the first Philippine Constitution at the Barasoain Church. Chaired by Pedro Paterno as...

10,000 BPO jobs available for displaced tourism workers

The Department of Tourism (DOT) partnered with Concentrix Philippines to provide business process outsourcing jobs to displaced tourism workers nationwide. DOT and Concentrix launched the virtual regional job fair titled “Mabuhay! Partnership: Overcoming Adversities Through New Opportunities” where about...

Marshals required in beach destinations once they open for tourism—DOT guidelines

Photo from Boracay Island FB page With the Department of Tourism (DOT) promoting “bubble tourism” or tourism travel allowed among cities and provinces placed under more relaxed quarantine measures, domestic tourism in the country is slowly reopening.  Island and beach...

PAL makes it to top 10 list of safest carriers

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is among the top 10 airlines recognized for having the highest safety credentials for travel during COVID-19. More than 150 airlines were audited on its COVID-19 safety credentials by Safe Travel Barometer, an independent...

Tips to avoid online purchase of health-damaging products

Environmental and consumer protection group EcoWaste Coalition has released a 12-point list of tips to assist online shoppers in avoiding products that can pose hazards to human health. The practical tips espouse safety consciousness among shoppers who are expected...

PH joins premier trade show Maison&Objet and More Digital Fair

MOM Digital Fair will see these artisanal and one-of-a-kind pieces fit for enhancing your abode as we settle into “bubble living.” The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), will...