Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (left) awards to Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani Jr. (middle) a PHP9.9-million project grant for the concreting of Poblacion 1 farm-to-market road in support of the Food Staples Sufficiency Program of the government. Cotabato City is among... [Read more...]
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)Director General Joel Villanueva (middle) and Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) president Herman Z. Basbano (left) sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) regarding the dissemination of information on TESDA... [Read more...]
Secretary Joel Villanueva, Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development(TESDA), delivers his message during the signing of agreement with various partners on Monday (August 03, 2015) at the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City. TESDA signed a memorandum... [Read more...]
NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur, Aug. 3 (PNA) — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette L. Garin leads the vaccination of Grade 1 and Grade 7 pupils at the Camarines Sur National High School in Naga City on Monday (Aug. 3, 2015) to mark the launching of the nationwide school-based... [Read more...]
Preschool learners of Barangay Bagong Nayon in Antipolo City hold their monthly exercise and fitness program at the Barangay Nayon covered court to help the young children develop healthy and positive lifestyles. (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)SCS/jor Read More →
NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur, Aug. 3 — The Department of Health (DOH) turned over two mobile dental vans with two dentists and two dental chairs to the city government of Naga and the provincial government of Camarines Sur on Monday.
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Aug. 3 (PNA) — A transport official on Monday hit back on Vice President Jejomar Binay after the latter criticized the Aquino administration’s solutions to the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) problems in what he described as his own version of a SONA (State of the Nation Address).
MANILA, Aug. 3 — With the retirement of Philippine Navy (PN) flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Jesus C. Millan just a week away, the Armed Forces on Monday announced that the selection process for the latter's replacement is now on.
LHASA, Aug. 3 — A Chinese insurance company paid on Sunday for houses in Tibet damaged or destroyed by April's earthquake in neighboring Nepal, the biggest insurance claim in the region's history.
PARIS, Aug. 3 — Investigators from France and Malaysia are meeting here Monday to study the origin of plane debris found Wednesday on the La Reunion Island beach, which may belong to the Boeing 777 plane of the missing MH370 flight, French media said Monday.
TEHRAN, Aug. 3 — Iran and Saudi Arabia have potentials to normalize bilateral relations and to interact constructively over the regional issues, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was quoted as saying by Alalam Arabic language satellite channel on Monday.
Sports & Entertainment
KAZAN, Aug. 3 — American swimmer Katie Ledecky established a new world record for the women's 1500 meters freestyle at the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, on Monday.
TURNBERRY, Scotland, Aug. 3 — Japan's Mika Miyazato faded down the stretch and shot a 1-over 73 to tie for seventh in the final round of the Women's British Open on Sunday.
Travel & Tourism
MAASIN CITY, Southern, Leyte, Aug. 3 –- The local government in this province is asking the national government to fast track the release of funds for the full development of Maasin Airport, a project that will help unlock local tourism potential.
CEBU CITY, Aug. 3 — The Mactan Cebu International airport (MCIA), the country’s busiest airport outside Manila, is poised to have a second runway by 2020, an official said.
JAKARTA, Aug. 3 — Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia reduced by 4.27 percent to 815,100 in June on a yearly basis, the national statistics bureau said on Monday.
Health & Lifestyle
LONDON, Aug. 3 — A vaccination program was announced Monday to protect thousands of teenagers heading to British universities this fall against a deadly disease known as "freshers" flu.
ILOILO CITY, August 3 — The Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the province of Iloilo has dropped to 44 per 100,000 live births, according to Department of Health (DOH)-6 Regional Director Marlyn Convocar.
TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 3 — The Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) has announced several activities for the hospital’s 100th founding anniversary celebration next year.
ALAMINOS CITY, Aug. 3 — The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Alaminos City conducted a five-day Sectoral Studies Preparation Workshop at the Alaminos City Training Hall last July 27 to 31.
By Robert Maico
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Aug. 3 (PNA) — Seven persons were hurt after a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tank exploded at 12:51 p.m. Monday in Barangay 2 here.
CEBU CITY, Aug. 3 — Cebuanos will mark the 446th founding anniversary of the province of Cebu with a series of activities and a non-working holiday on Aug. 6, Thursday.
PARIS, Aug. 3 — Car sales in France rose 2.3 percent in July from the same period a year earlier, the French car sales federation CCFA said Monday.
By Leslie D. Venzon
MANILA, Aug. 3 (PNA) — Leading online stock brokerage COL Financial has downgraded its yearend target for the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) to 7,950 from earlier target of 8,300, as it sees the market’s weakness as only temporary amid the country’s fundamental story.
MOSCOW, Aug. 3 — The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will study an opportunity to sign a free trade zone agreement with South Korea and Iran, according to the data of the EAEU obtained by TASS.
KIGALI, Aug. 3 — china has for years played an important role in promoting agriculture sector in Rwanda, ranging from farmer training,crop growing, water and soil conservation, a senior agricultural official said.
JAKARTA, Aug. 3 — The ongoing drought affecting various parts of Indonesia will not cause shortage of rice this year as the government has taken anticipatory steps to reduce its impacts on rice fields.
MOSCOW, Aug. 2 — India’s agricultural research council ICAR aims to sequence the wheat genome by 2018, local media reported Sunday.
TOKYO, July 29 — Amid growing controversies over the Shinzo Abe administration's move toward allowing Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defense, an 88-year-old man wants people to know the story of his younger brother — the only Japanese man killed in a war since 1945.
TOKYO, July 29 — A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization (NPO) has launched a digital archive of public documents on the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, so people can examine whether administrative bodies have appropriately pursued policies in the wake of the disaster.
By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata
MANILA, Aug 3 (PNA) — Responding in times of disasters entails a lot of preparation. However, there are unavailable circumstances that might hinder faster and smoother response.