Senator Cynthia Villar (right), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, exchanges views with Ms. Hilal Elver (left), a researcher-professor and co-director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security and Democracy of Orfalea Center for Global... [Read more...]
Senator Teofisto Guingona III (left), chairperson of the Committee on Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, along with Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, ask resource person Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan (2nd from right), Executive Director of the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic... [Read more...]
President Benigno S. Aquino III offers a wreath at the EDSA People Power Monument during the commemorative activities of the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in White Plains Avenue corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015). This... [Read more...]
President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the EDSA People Power Monument during the commemorative activities of the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in White Plains Avenue corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on Wednesday (Feb.... [Read more...]
President Benigno S. Aquino III views the 7-minute unity walk of the men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in White Plains Avenue corner... [Read more...]
By Lily O Ramos
MANILA, Feb. 24 (PNA)– The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Tuesday the claim of the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) that 400 universities and colleges intend to increase their tuition and other school fees for academic year (AY) 2015-2016 is improbable.
By Jelly F. Musico
MANILA, Feb. 24 (PNA) -– Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday clarified that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who allegedly killed the Special Action Force (SAF) men during Mamasapano incident should be subjected to the Philippines courts and not in the international court of justice.
MANILA, Feb. 24 — Two more flights were cancelled Tuesday due to an aircraft situation, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said in an advisory.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 — A Los Angeles county court has issued a tentative ruling that a lawsuit seeking the removal of a "comfort women" statue in the city of Glendale, southern California, threatened to quash freedom of expression.
BOGOTA, Feb. 24 — Colombia's Attorney General Office requested Monday the Constitutional Court to declare a cooperation agreement between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) unconstitutional due to privacy concerns.
COPENHAGEN, Feb. 24 — Baggage handlers of Scandinavian Airlines, or SAS, went on a strike Tuesday at Copenhagen Airport, creating delays for all flights operated by the airline, the airport said in a statement.
Sports & Entertainment
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 24 — A number of National athletes are expected to use the police athletics meet as a platform to qualify for the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, scheduled in June.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 24 — Dart enthusiasts from all over the region will square it out in the forthcoming two-day Open Dart Tournament in this city.
CEBU CITY, Feb. 24 — From a previous high of eight, there are now 17 Cebuanos in the Philippine national taekwondo team, a new milestone for the local Cebu taekwondo community that has worked hard to spread the sport for the past few years.
Travel & Tourism
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Feb. 24 (PNA) — Never failing to impress tourists for its picture-perfect view, Boracay on Tuesday was named as the best beach in Asia by the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor in its 2015 Traveller's Choice Awards.
BEIJING, Feb. 24 — Italian air carrier Alitalia said on Tuesday it will operate non-stop service between Milan and Shanghai from May 1 to Oct. 24.
Health & Lifestyle
MOSCOW, Feb. 24 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with Kansas officials to find any other cases of a virus, which the CDC named “Bourbon” after the county where the man lived, Bloomberg reported.
DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 24 — The city council here has passed an ordinance seeking to organize the city's infectious disease preparedness response task force that will adopt the necessary measures to prevent the entry of viruses that can cause infectious diseases.
DOH coordinating with airport authorities in campaign to enhance filling up of 'health declaration checklist'
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Feb. 24 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday it is coordinating with airport authorities in the country on enhancing and devising a new system in the filling up of the health declaration checklist among arriving Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and other travellers.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 24 — A lawmaker from Cagayan De Oro City has declined nomination to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and instead vowed to focus his last term in Congress to pursue the unfinished program of his office.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 24 — A town mayor on Tuesday ordered a probe into the fire that killed 5 children in a village of Cabanglasan in Bukidnon Sunday evening.
TACLOBAN CITY, Feb. 24 — Department of Social and Development Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman vowed to lobby for a more affordable cost of processing late registration and correction of entry for vital records of poor families.
MANILA, Feb. 24 –- Local share prices rallied Tuesday to new all-time high, its sixth day in a row, as investors placed bets on lower oil prices.
MANILA, Feb. 24 — Alternergy Wind One Corp’s 54-Megawatt (MW) wind farm has successfully connected to Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco’s) transmission line.
TEHRAN, Feb. 24 — Iranian private sector steel companies produced 1.61 million tons of crude steel during March 21, 2014-January 20, 2015.
MOSCOW, Feb. 24 — Just half of food supplies in the United Kingdom will be domestically produced in 25 years' time, a report by the UK National Farmers' Union (NFU) issued Tuesday revealed.
TEHRAN, Feb. 24 — Iran exported foodstuff and agro products worth US$ 4.2 billion during March 21, 2014-Jaunuary 20, 2015.
TEHRAN, Feb. 24 — An Agriculture Jihad Minister deputy said it is predicted that 100 thousand tons of chicken meat will be exported next year, adding that currently over 2 million tons of chicken meat is being produced in the country of which about 65,000 tons is exported to the neighboring countries.
By Danny O. Calleja
CARAMOAN, Camarines Sur, Feb. 22 (PNA) -– Time was when residents of a remote island village here would sail on boats just to buy medicines for their sick from the opposite town in the island province of Catanduanes, about two hours away.
By Lily O Ramos
MANILA, Feb. 20 (PNA) — The Chinese New Year parading the Year of the Sheep or Goat will continue for auspicious 14 days more that is why there will be continuous dragon dance on selected streets and establishments everywhere.
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 20 (PNA) -– Will it help or will only worsen the situation?
These are the opposing questions that are locking Bicol moralists and population authorities in a conflict of opinions over the proposed establishment of facilities that would take care of teenage pregnancy cases in the region.