Duterte opens PH’s ‘most scenic’ airport in Bicol – Manila News

Bicol International Airport (Photo courtesy of Secretary Art Tugade’s Facebook page)

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday afternoon inaugurated commercial domestic operations at the Bicol International Airport (BIA) after 11 years of delay.
The PHP5 billion international airport facility in Daraga, Albay, will start receiving commercial domestic flights on Thursday and will be ready for international flights a month…

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Why parents tried to ban this children’s book about a Chinese immigrant family

Kelly Yang is the author of Front Desk. (Photo and book jacket images courtesy of Scholastic)

Right in the midst of Banned Books Week, which concluded on Saturday, a children’s novel about a Chinese-immigrant experience entered the center of controversy in a small New York school district.
Front Desk, the award-winning middle-grade debut novel of Kelly Yang, published by Scholastic,…

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