President Benigno Aquino III (11th from left) delivers his opening statement during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue with 20 APEC Economic Leaders from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong-China, Indonesia, Japan, South... [Read more...]
The Rizal Monument in Manila’s Rizal Park lights up in France’s national colors of blue, white and red in a display of support for France and unity with the rest of the world following recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The Rizal Monument stands as a visual icon of... [Read more...]
President Aquino poses with APEC Business Advisory Council members during the ABAC Dialogue with APEC Economic Leaders
President Benigno Aquino III (4th from left) poses with APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) members during the ABAC Dialogue with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders on Wednesday (Nov. 18, 2015) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)... [Read more...]
Hundreds of anti-riot police and military men in full battle gear are deployed along Roxas Blvd. in Baclaran, Parañaque City to provide security and to counter possible rallyists during the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Manila on... [Read more...]
Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) President Louie Sarmiento (right) welcomes delegates and participants in the mining exhibit of the 62nd Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference held at the CAP Convention Center in Camp John Hay on Wednesday... [Read more...]
MANILA, Nov. 18 — The Philippines, through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and australia sealed a partnership agreement to strengthen and broaden cooperation and mutual assistance in technical vocational education and training (TVET) in their respective countries.
MANILA, Nov 18 — Several countries, including the Philippines, have projected the colors blue, white, and red of the flag of France to show solidarity with France after terror attacks in that European country last weekend.
MANILA, Nov. 18 — An election lawyer has said that the disqualification cases filed against Senator Grace Poe involving her citizenship should be dismissed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in light of the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) declaring the lawmaker as a natural-born Filipino citizen.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 — Raytheon reported that DARPA has received the prototype of a new underwater submarine detection system to be mounted on unmanned trimaran hulls.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 — Judicial Watch revealed that US Department of State officials raised concerns that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was exposing classified information on Iran when they reviewed excerpts from her memoir "Hard Choices".
MADRID, Nov. 19 — Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on a TV interview Wednesday that thinking democracy can be exported as soluble coffee is a mistake.
Sports & Entertainment
By Sam D. Bautista
BAGUIO CITY, No. 18 (PNA) — Hosts Baguio Country Club (BCC) and Camp John Hay (CJH) Golf Courses are set to host more than 1,200 players for the 66th Fil-Am Golf Invitational Tournament on Wednesday, November 18.
By Lily O Ramos
MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA)– Have you ever wondered why many of our celebrities remain young and seemingly unaffected by the passage of time?
MOSCOW, Nov. 19 — Russia will continue to impose harsh punishments on its athletes for doping use and is capable of solving such issues on its own, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.
Travel & Tourism
SAN JOSE, Antique, Nov. 18 — The Department of Tourism Region 6 (DOT-6) has expressed its appreciation and commended the Central Philippine University (CPU) for investing in marketing of the school and Iloilo City as venue and site of Educational Tourism particularly English as Second Language (ESL).
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Nov. 18 — Cebu Pacific Air thru its wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo, Inc. has expressed intention to operate flights from Manila to this city and vice versa in 2017, using turbo propeller aircraft.
LIMA, Nov. 19 — The Incan site of Machu Picchu has been nominated for the Overseas Attraction prize in the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards, Peru's Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, said Wednesday.
Health & Lifestyle
By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata
MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) — Recognizing that children are most susceptible to diseases, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH) recently reiterated its call for parents to boost their kids’ immunity.
ILOILO CITY, Nov. 18 — The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas confirmed the presence of 14 persons living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the municipality of Pototan, Iloilo.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 18 -– The Department of Health’s (DOH) Family Health Cluster is holding the First Summit on Basic Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (BEmONC) facilities in this southern port city.
IRRI LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Nov. 19 — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) announced today that the results of the first round of multi-location trials of Golden Rice showed that beta carotene was produced at consistently high levels in the grain, and that grain quality was comparable to the conventional variety.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 19 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released an initial Php6.3 million for the development of an evacuation center in Tantangan town in South Cotabato.
LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 19 — Albay once again turns ‘green” the whole month of December this year with the celebration of its Karangahan Green Christmas Festival which bans the use of plastics and firecrackers.
MOSCOW, Nov. 19 — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine could lose up to USD600 million in export revenue after Russia scales up trade barriers with the country once the European Union's free trade zone with Ukraine comes into effect.
Synergy between China, EU development plans provide huge opportunities for financial cooperation says European Commissioner
BRUSSELS, Nov. 19 — The agreements to connect China-proposed "Belt and Road" initiative and the Juncker Plan, an investment plan for the European Union (EU), provide huge opportunities for EU-china financial cooperation, European Commissioner Jonathan Hill said in a recent interview.
LISBON, Nov. 19 — portugal on Wednesday issued 1.5 billion euros (USD1.6 billion) in short-term bonds, more than the total amount of its plan, according to the Portuguese Treasury and Debt Management Agency (IGCP).
BACOLOD CITY, Nov. 18 — The best practices in organic agriculture as well as the unique culture of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental will be showcased at the 10th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival (NIOFF) on November 25 to 29, this city.
HONG KONG, Nov. 18 — Hong Kong has banned import of poultry meat and products from a province in Vietnam due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza.
NEW DELHI, Nov. 18 — After onions and pulses, tomato prices have now hit the roof with the rates rising by 50 percent in just about a month to Rs 62 a kg here, even as the government said a moderation was likely soon with new crops.
(News Feature) How DSWDs SLP helps typhoon 'Yolanda' survivors in E. Visayas stand up againby Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Nov. 16 — Two years after super typhoon "Yolanda" devastated Eastern Visayas and several other areas of Central Philippines, survivors of the catastrophe continue to demonstrate resiliency and have become agents of development in their communities.
TOKYO, Nov. 13 — Takeshi Kitano, an internationally known Japanese director and actor, recently revisited his life around 40 years ago when he was an apprentice comedian at a strip theater called Asakusa France-za in Tokyo's downtown district.
LONDON, Nov. 12 — More than a century ago wireless telegraphy was the forerunner of today's e-mail as a means of global communication.