Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman receives the PHP 432,679.22 check donation of the Association of Asian Election Authorities for typhoon “Yolanda” survivors from Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto... [Read more...]
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Isidro Ungab (left) confers with Abakada Partylist Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz during the hearing on the proposed 2015 budget of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2014) at the House of Representatives... [Read more...]
Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya (2nd from right photo) presents the proposed DOTC Budget for 2015 during the hearing by the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2014) at the House of Representatives in Batasan Hills,... [Read more...]
Senate hearing on HB Bill granting PHL citizenship to Peter Leslie Wallace and Math wizard Farrell Eldrian Wu
Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, chairman of the Senate Committee on Human Rights, along with Senator Maria Lourdes Binay (in center photo), presides at the hearing on House Bill No. 4110 seeking to grant Philippine citizenship to Peter Leslie Wallace (1st in... [Read more...]
The House Committee on Justice chaired by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., voting 54-4, junked with finality on Tuesday (Sept. 2, 2014) the three impeachment complaints filed against President Benigno S. Aquino III for insufficiency in substance. (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)SCS/gsc Read More →
MANILA, Sept. 2 — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has arrested two suspects involved in a series of “ipit-taxi” robbery incidents in Metro Manila, CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong said on Tuesday.
By Leslie D. Venzon
MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — The government will implement new measures to help further ease congestion in the Port of Manila amid the expected increase in cargo shipments as the ‘ber’ months start, including charging higher penalty for overstaying cargoes.
MANILA, Sept. 2 -– As the Senate received the Sandiganbayan’s final decision on suspension order against Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, acting Senate minority leader Vicento Sotto III moved that the matter be discussed first by the Senate as a whole.
DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 2 — Mayor Belen T. Fernandez led the launching on Tuesday of the "Ligtas sa Tigdas" campaign here aiming to immunize some 24,000 children in 31 barangays for a period of one month.
DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 2 – The city government of Dumaguete will launch a two-day Anti-Drug Summit in October through the Dumaguete City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (DCADAC) in cooperation with the Rotary Club South.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 2 -– A top health official has advised parents with children five years old and below to have their children immunized with anti-measles and anti-polio vaccines.
KABUL, Sept. 2 — Three police have been killed and four others including a civilian sustained injuries as suicide attack and bomb blast rocked the northern Baghlan and the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Tuesday.
GENEVA, Sept. 2 — The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday said it is stepping up assistance to people impacted by Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and increasing logistical support to the whole humanitarian community fighting the spread of the virus.
RAMALLAH, Sept. 2 — A senior Palestinian diplomat announced on Tuesday that a United Nations inquiry committee will arrive in the Gaza Strip in October to probe 50 days of Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip.
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — Getting sick or being hospitalized for certain illnesses usually "hurts the pockets" of most Filipino families, especially the poor or the vulnerable sectors of society.
By Xinhua writers Ji Ye, Chen Weihua
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 2 (PNA/Xinhua) — During a carnival in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia two years ago, a large Chinese dragon boat carrying a Chinese palace and terracota warriors received a standing ovation.
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — More than 11 million children who are 18 years old and below are now benefiting from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) being implemented nationwide by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
BANGKOK, Sept. 2 — Thailand's ruling military junta has agreed to an agreement that will allow Philippines to buy up to one million tonnes of white rice from the country annually for the 2014-2016 period.
By Cielito M. Reganit
MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — Low-cost and innovative machinery and technologies designed to make farming more efficient and productive are now available to Filipino farmers through the Department of Agriculture’s farm mechanization program.
MANILA, Sept 2 — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently signed an agreement with two agricultural institutions to train 1,240 agrarian reform beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita on modern farming and entrepreneurship with the end in view of helping them sustain their on-farm and off-farm activities.
MANILA, Sept. 2 — Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla on Tuesday said the shutdown of Agus-Pulangui Plant, the sole hydropower plant in Mindanao, is set with the the opening of the Aboitiz Power Plant and a new plant in Saranggani next year.
JAKARTA, Sept. 2 — A close aide to Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo said on Tuesday that he and his running mate Jusuf Kalla would create social security net first before deciding to increase the price of subsidized fuel to ease the state budget burden.
By Joann Santiago
MANILA, Sept 2 (PNA) — While some advance countries are trying to address ballooning budget deficit the Philippines, on the other hand, is facing some hurdles on meeting its programmed budget gap.
Sports & Entertainment
By Lily O. Ramos
MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) —- Like the Filipinos, Europeans consider the family as the foundation of society — a solace to turn to when everything seems wrong, a source of love, sympathy, understanding, emotional, spiritual and physical healing or strength in times of need.
DAVAO CITY, Sept. 2 -– After four years, the multi-titled Mulatto Davao finally captured one of the country’s prestigious national Frisbee competition – the 8th Ultimate Shindig held recently in Dumaguete City.
YANGON, Sept. 2 — Myanmar will participate in the India-Myanmar-Thailand car rally in November, official media reported Tuesday.
Health & Lifestyle
CEBU CITY, Sept. 2 — The Cebu City Health Office Monday kicked off the vaccination campaign against measles and polio at Barangay Tinago Sports Complex, this city.
DARAGA, Albay, Sept. 2 — A “Code White” alert has been hoisted over dengue-plagued Catanduanes areas.
By Emmanuel P. Solis
LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 2 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) Bicol regional office has started a month-long measles-rubella and oral polio vaccine mass immunization (MR-OPV-MI) 2014 for all children to prevent the spread of polio cases in the region, DOH Regional Director Gloria Balboa said in a press conference held at her office.
Travel & Tourism
By Eddie O. Fernandez
CEBU CITY, Sept. 2 (PNA) — The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has passed a resolution seeking the regulation of tourist spots or any form of business operations related to, or with prime dependence on endangered sharks and rays among local government units (LGUs) in the province.
BACOLOD CITY, Sept 2 — The City of Silay City in Negros Occidental has scheduled various activities to celebrate Tourism Month this September.
ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 2 — The Ethiopian Airlines on Monday commenced its new flights to Madrid, Spain, which has become the 10th European destination of the airliner.