H.E. Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle greets acting Comelec Chairman Christian Robert Lim and other Comelec commissioners during the launching of the PPCRV “One Good Vote,” a campaign against vote buying, on Thursday (April 16, 2015) at the 2nd floor of PPCRV building... [Read more...]
Puerto Galera Mayor Hubert Christopher A. Dolor (left) expresses support to the health advocacy of the Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA, particularly the holding of the Provincial Health Summit dubbed as “Usapang Lokal Para sa Kalusugan” held at Lima Park Hotel... [Read more...]
Department of Health (DOH) Director and Bureau of Local Health System Development head Dr. Eric Tayag (right photo) discusses the importance of strong link between hotels, resorts and leisure parks owners in MIMAROPA to ensure that the medical needs, including hospitalization,... [Read more...]
Department of Health-MIMAROPA (DOH-MIMAROPA) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stresses health in tourism program that will enforce health regulations and safety standards in hotels, resorts and leisure parks in the region during the 2nd leg of the Provincial Health Summit... [Read more...]
PhilMech Director Rex Bingabing together with Capiz Governor Victor A. Tanco hand-in the Certificate of Award for PHP6.4 million agricultural tramline system to Brgy. Captain ColioGanid of Daan Norte, Tapaz, Capiz during the 8th CapizTahan Farmers and Fisherfolk Day celebration... [Read more...]
By Jelly F. Musico
MANILA, April 16 (PNA) – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III on Thursday filed a Senate resolution directing proper committee to investigate, in aid of legislation, the mounting food poisoning incidents, particularly the two people died after drinking milk tea.
By Lily O. Ramos
MANILA, April 16 (PNA)– The Department of Education (DepEd) partnered with Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp. to promote tech-savviness and innovation in classrooms nationwide.
MANILA, April 17 — A lawmaker has filed a bill extending the franchise granted to Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) for another 25 years.
LISBON, April 17 — Pilots at TAP Air Portugal and employees at railway company Comboios de Portugal (CP) on Thursday pushed the government to resolve issues regarding the privatization of state-owned companies.
ADEN, Yemen, April 17 — Scores of well-armed gunmen of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch seized an air defense base and a local airport after clashes with security forces in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout on Thursday evening, a government official told Xinhua.
GENEVA, April 17 — The Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a prominent Ukrainian journalist, Oles Buzina, 45, known for his pro-Russian views.
Sports & Entertainment
By Virgilio L. Orquiola
ILOILO CITY ,Apr.16 (PNA)– Region 7 boxers dominated the boxing events in last Wednesday night's championship match held at the Plaza Mayor of Plazuela de Iloilo located along Benigno Aquino Avenue in Mandurriao district, Iloilo City.
By Annabel J. Petinglay
ILOILO CITY, April 16 (PNA) – Defending champion Western Visayas or Region 6 is still consistently leading in the National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) games secondary level while the Region 7 leads in the tertiary level.
MANILA, April 16 — The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) is spearheading a benefit run on May 10, 2015 at the CCP Grounds, Pasay City. “Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan Para sa Kalikasan” is in line with PDIC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program that advocates the protection of the environment and balanced development of communities. Takbo 2 aims to raise funds to build shelters for the PDIC-Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village in Lawaan, Eastern Samar.
Travel & Tourism
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 16 — Governor Ruth Padilla here said she will set aside part of her own salary for the development of attractions at the Bangan Hill National Park (BHNP) in barangay Magsaysay.
By Robert Maico
SANTA MARIA, Laguna April 16 (PNA) — Santa Maria town is staging its 4th Marilag Festival, a four- day festivities from April 14-17 adopting the theme " Agri-turismo Paunlarin, Santa Maria Pagyamanin." (Developing Agri -Tourism for Santa Maria's Wealth)
VIENNA, April 16 — The number of Asian tourists visiting Austria has increased 140 percent since 2009 to reach 1.6 million visitors in 2014, the Austrian National Tourism Office (OeW) said in a press release on Wednesday.
Health & Lifestyle
WASHINGTON, April 16 — Tumor-only genetic sequencing as currently employed by many doctors may misdirect treatment in a large fraction of cancer patients, U.S. researchers said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, April 16 — Despite "major progress" in the fight against Ebola, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned against complacency and said the goal now is to get to zero cases.
WASHINGTON, April 17 — World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan on Thursday hailed the "dramatic progress" the Ebola-stricken West African countries have made in the fight against the deadly disease, saying she is "looking for ways" to help them move into an early recovery phase.
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, April 17 — The Provincial Quarry Council (PQC) has stopped the importation of alleged toxic slag materials from Taiwan meant to be used by a global sand exporter, Omnico Natural Resources Inc. (ONRI) proposed seaport expansion project.
BAGUIO CITY, April 16 – Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in Abra are so thankful to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that they are more than willing to share their blessings to other families in the province.
By Ferdinand G. Patinio
MANILA, April 16 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is prepared to liquidate the Php 3.2 billion cash advances in 2013 to the Commission on Audit (COA).
HA NOI, April 17 — The central city of Da Nang maintained its status as the most competitive locality in the country, topping the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) for the second consecutive year.
HA NOI, April 17 — Following oil and gas companies, bank stocks rose strongly Thursday afternoon, pushing the VN-Index up another 0.67 percent to close the session at 568.28 points.
By Gideon Belen
LUCENA CITY, Quezon April 16, 2015 (PNA)- The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) here announced today the continuing effort of the provincial government to encourage the production of wood vinegar which offers a lot of benefits to local farmers against plant pests and diseases.
By Allen V. Estabillo
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 16 (PNA) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 has allotted around P7 million for the reforestation of three upland villages in Maguindanao and South Cotabato provinces.
SEMPORNA, April 12 — The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is proposing to build a seaweed processing factory in this district to overcome the manipulation of prices by a factory.
KUALA LUMPUR — The recent hike in taxi fares was probably long overdue, although regular cab users found the timing of its implementation rather inappropriate as it came at a time when they were trying to cope with the escalating cost of living, as well as the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
By Celeste Anna R. Formoso
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, April 11 (PNA) — With their dusky crowns, napes, shadowy eye stripes, bluish-grey mandibles, thin brown legs, and rusty cinnamon-colored heads and necks radiating under the heat of the golden morning sun, nearly two dozen Philippine ducks (Anas luzonica) can be witnessed frolicking and winging their ways over Lake Manguao in the once monarch-ruled town of Taytay in northern Palawan.
By Montesa Grino-Caoyonan
SAGAY CITY, Negros Occidental, Apr. 12 (PNA)– Pen and paper. These two made a change in her life.
Without any property because of poverty, 17-year-old Arlyn Martinez bested other 832 graduating students of Sagay National High School because of her dreams.