Ms. Faye P. Velasco (inset photo), Editor-in Chief of the Philippine News Agency (PNA), delivers her inspirational message to participants of the 2013 Gender and Development (GAD) workshop “Women Leaders in Govenance” on Friday (May 17, 2013) at the By The Sea Resort... [Read more...]
Atty. Carmela A. Ablaza (left), Public Attorney III of the Special and Appeal Cases of Public Attorneys Office (PAO), discusses the Magna Carta of Women (R.A 9710) and other concerns during the first day of the 2013 Gender and Development (GAD) workshop “Women Leaders in... [Read more...]
Neophyte Senator Grace Poe with her mother Susan Roces is greeted by Comelec officials during the proclamation of the initial 6 senators on Thursday night (May 16, 2013) at the PICC in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Jess Escaros)LAM/jme Read More →
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. greets number one and neophyte Senator-elect Grace Poe and her mother Susan Roces during Thursday evening’s proclamation of the top six of 12 Senators at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City (PNA photo coverage... [Read more...]
Neophyte senators Grace Poe (right) and Sonny Angara (left) pose with their families during the proclamation of the six out of 12 senators Thursday night (May 16, 2013) at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City (PNA photo coverage by Avito C. Dalan and Jess... [Read more...]
2013 Campaign Trail
CEBU CITY, May 13 — Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Marcelo Garbo Jr. Monday assured his men will secure all winners in the local elections.
DAGUPAN CITY, May 13 — Confident of getting reelected, Gov. Amado Espino Jr. is casting his vote at 7:30 a.m. in his electoral precinct at the Portic Elementary School in Bugallon town.
MANILA, May 12 — All the senatorial candidates of the ruling coalition Team PNoy are ready to join the more than 50 million Filipino voters who will go out on Monday to cast their votes for 12 senators, partylists and local candidates.
MANILA, May 17 — The Supreme Court justices go high tech after the en banc has approved the upgrading and modernizing the SC's technological equipment.
MANILA, May 17 — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Friday divulged former police Senior Supt. Cezar Mancao II is now busy securing a passport.
MANILA, May 17 — With the growing concern of the telecommunication companies in the hacking of their broadband system nationwide, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) arrested recently the hackers operating in Metro Manila.
BAGHDAD, May 17 — At least eight people were killed and 25 others wounded on Friday in a roadside bomb attack at a funeral in Iraq, an Interior Ministry source said.
BEIJING, May 17 — Mexican foreign minister Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena will visit China from May 19 to 20, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei announced Friday at a regular press conference in Beijing.
ISLAMABAD, May 17 — Pakistan interim Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has decided to release 51 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds in a goodwill gesture, the prime minister's office said Friday.
Sports & Entertainment
BACOLOD CITY, May 17 — Athletes from Negros Occidental will leave next week for the 2013 Philippine National Games (PNG) slated at ULTRA, Pasig City.
MANILA, May 17 — Members of the national training pool in the priority sports must take part in the coming Philippine National Games (PNG) or face the consequence of being demoted to the next lower level with the corresponding adjustments in allowance.
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 17 — More than 76% of tickets available for next month's Confederations Cup in Brazil have been sold, world football's governing body FIFA said on Thursday.
Travel & Tourism
COLOMBO, May 17 — A Sri Lankan company is planning to build the largest mall in the post-war country, in an effort to cash in on a booming tourist industry, it said in a statement here on Friday.
MANILA, May 17 — The third international installment of the Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge was recently held in Davao to raise tourism activity and awareness for the environmental protection of the Philippines’ highest peak.
ILOILO CITY, May 17 — The Iloilo city government and the Iloilo City Tourism Council will jointly hold Santacruzan sa Flores de Mayo 2013 with a procession of the sagalas on May 24.
Health & Lifestyle
SEOUL, May 17 — The country's first trauma center is expected to be built by 2015 to treat patients with severe external injuries, the defense ministry said Friday.
SEOUL, May 17 — Cancer is the number one cause of death among South Koreans, the Korean Medical Association's institute said Thursday, citing data by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, May 17 — An elderly man suspected of being bitten by a killer tick died on this southern island on Thursday, the first such case in the country following recent reports of deaths in Japan, local health authorities said.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 17 -– An improvised bomb explosion has rocked the municipality of Salug in the province of Zamboanga del Norte on Thursday dawn, a police official disclosed Friday.
BAGUIO CITY, May 17 — The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) today ordered all the candidates who ran for elective posts during the May 13 mid-term polls in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to submit until next week their respective election expenses.
BATANGAS CITY, May 17 -– The Batangas City Library hosted recently the summer reading learning program workshop for some 80 children aged 5 to 6 years old.
MANILA, May 17 — The country's largest national flag carrier, (Cebu Pacific) said on Friday it will begin direct flights from Manila to Phuket, Thailand, starting August 16, 2013.
MANILA, May 17 — Globe Telecom sustained its revenue growth trajectory in the first three months, the growth driven by strong subscriber acquisitions and key product differentiation as well as continued optimism for the local economy.
MANILA, May 17 — Higher corporate inflows buoyed the peso against the strengthening of the dollar in Asia Friday.
CHICAGO, May 17 — Chicago agricultural commodity futures were traded mixed Thursday, with corn and wheat prices down and soybeans price up on strong export sales.
CAIRO, May 16 — Indonesia is making every effort to step up cooperation with African Union in agriculture sector through an international training workshop on water management in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday.
CHICAGO, May 16 — Chicago agricultural commodity futures were traded lower Wednesday, as a stronger U.S. dollar mainly pressured the trading most of the day.
LEGAZPI CITY, May 17 — The longest watcher of Mayon Volcano, both during its calm and eruptive moods, admitted Thursday that his job sometimes turns frustrating when people die or are injured because of events beyond their control.
MELBOURNE, May 17 — Several hundred priceless antiques from ancient Afghanistan, which are now on exhibit here, provide Australians with a rare opportunity to view the war-torn country in another angle.
WASHINGTON, May 17 — The screws continued to tighten on U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday amid a major scandal that saw powerful tax authorities target conservative groups.