Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Fortunato de la Pena discussed the state of the country’s food security in a forum on Wednesday (July 30) at the Ascott Hotel in Makati City. (PNA photo by Marvie A. Lloren) lgi/mal Read More →
IRRI Deputy Director General, Communication and Partnerships Bruce J. Tolentino underlines the importance of durable regional agreements, especially among ASEAN member nations, on rice production and supply to ensure food security. Thailand and Vietnam, both members of ASEAN,... [Read more...]
The NU Bulldogs rolled to a 62-25 win over Adamson Falcons on Wednesday (July 30, 2014) in the UAAP Season 77 held Wednesday (July 30) at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Left photo shows NU Bulldogs #17 Jeth Rosario and #19 Alfred Aroga. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.) lgi/jme Read More →
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad (third from right) submits the proposed national expenditure program for 2015 to House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. (third from left) in ceremonies held Wednesday (July 30, 2014)) at the House of Representatives. With them are (from left) House... [Read more...]
Senators Loren Legarda and Pia Cayetano greet birthday celebrant fellow Senator Cynthia Villar during Wednesday’s (July 30) session at the Senate. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan) lgi/acd Read More →
MANILA, July 31 — Tropical depression "Inday" has intensified into a tropical storm and has slowed down slightly as it continues to move in a north-northwest direction, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Thursday.
MANILA, July 30 — Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez on Wednesday said the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has postponed indefinitely the 45-day repair of the Sucat Interchange Bridge which was supposed to start on Saturday (Aug. 2) due to possible traffic gridlock.
By Jade D. Miguel
MANILA, July 30 (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) has instructed schools undergoing rehabilitation to implement contingency plans, according to DepEd Secretary Bro Armin Luistro on Thursday.
DUMAGUETE CITY, July 30 -– It doesn’t matter whose hero he is, for another place in the Philippines honors him to be their local hero. But for many in Negros Oriental, the revolutionary leader Leon Kilat is also their champion.
CALASIAO, Pangasinan, July 30 -— The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) conducted a flood evacuation drill cum information and education campaign in three sitios of flood-prone Barangay Talibaew here on Wednesday.
BAGUIO CITY, July 30 -– All public and private schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, inns and high rise buildings in the city of Baguio are being urged to conduct regular earthquake drills to augment disaster management literacy, preparedness and protection through the city council Resolution 180.
VILNIUS, July 31 — Ministers of agriculture of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Veterinary General of Poland agreed to join forces in fighting contagion of the African swine fewer (ASF) here on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, July 31 — The Delta 4 carrier rocket with two spy satellites that will be used by the U.S. Air Force for surveillance over foreign spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral at 19:28 p.m., U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday (23:28 UTC).
WASHINGTON, July 31 — The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a USD 16.3 billion package aimed to improve health care service and fix the scandal-hit Veterans Affairs Department of U.S. Federal Government
By Danny O. Calleja
CASTILLA, Sorsogon, July 30 (PNA) -– Hundreds of villagers in Barangay Mayon of this impoverished town gathered shortly after dusk Tuesday at the village square where a 32-inch television screen was mounted over head.
WASHINGTON, July 30 — The US State Department has approved the deal of 5000 Hellfire air-land missiles AGM-114 that the Pentagon will give to Iraq, the Wall Street Journal reported. The total contract amount will be US$ 700 million.
By Salah Takieddine
Shebaa, Lebanon, July 30 (PNA/Xinhua) — While millions of Muslims around the world celebrate their annual holiday Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Syrian refugees in Lebanon continue to hope to see end of the conflict that has been raging in their home country for more than three years.
MOSCOW, July 30 — Russia will ban Polish vegetable and fruit imports from August 1 over the breach of food safety standards, the country’s agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI, July 30 — Saudi authorities have decided to impose temporary ban on import of pepper from India with effect from May 30, Parliament was informed Wednesday.
CEBU CITY, July 30 — The Cebu City agriculture department has proposed a budget of P73 million for next year, Cebu City agriculturist Joey Baclayon said.
CHICAGO, July 31 — Chicago agricultural commodities closed mixed Wednesday with corn and wheat rising, and soybeans falling.
NEW YORK, July 31 — U.S. stocks closed mixed after fluctuating narrowly Wednesday, as investors mulled the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy decision and a strong rebound of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter.
CHICAGO, July 31 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as investors speculated that strong U.S. GDP data gave the U.S. Federal Reserve backing to tighten its monetary policy earlier than expected.
Sports & Entertainment
MOSCOW, July 30 -– Fabio Capello announced Wednesday that he will continue to coach Russia’s national football team, but said he would resign should his trust be lost.
DAVAO CITY, July 30 — The 69th Indonesian Independence Day Table Tennis Tournament is slated on August 9 and 10 at the Abreeza Mall of Davao and Spin Davao.
MOSCOW, July 30 — Fabio Capello is not going to leave his post of manager of Russia’s national football team despite it failed to leave the group at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The Italian coach said this at a news conference at ITAR-TASS.
Health & Lifestyle
VIENNA, July 31 — Austrian dermatologists at the Rudolfstiftung Hospital in Vienna have developed a therapy for the rare skin disease livedoid vasculitis through the use of high doses of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) via infusion.
WASHINGTON, July 31 — Drug-resistant malaria is now widespread in Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control malaria, a new study warned Wednesday.
Travel & Tourism
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, July 30 (PNA) — About 90 minutes away from the busy city of Manila lies a jewel in the southwestern part of Luzon regarded as the best go-to for health-conscious or for those who would want to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
BACOLOD CITY, July 30 -– The City of Bacolod will hold its first-ever Korean event dubbed the “Gangnam Festival” on August 15 at the Bacolod Government Center also known as the People’s House.
WUHAN, July 30 — A direct air route linking the central Chinese hub city of Wuhan with Moscow was launched by China Southern Airlines on Wednesday.