BPI President and CEO Cezar Consing (from right) leads the awarding ceremony of “The Science Awards 2014″, held Thursday (March 6) at The Mind Museum Special Hall Exihition, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The best Project Award was given to Mr. Alexander John Cruz... [Read more...]
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman signs the Certificate of Acceptance for the nine container vans of assorted relief goods Thursday (March 6, 2014) donated by the Government of Thailand through Ambassador Extraordinary and... [Read more...]
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III (left), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presides at the public hearing on the proposed decriminalization of libel jointly with the committees on Public Information and Mass Media, and Constitutional Amendments, Revision... [Read more...]
Mayor Jovito D. Reyes (in dark polo) of Pangil, Laguna receives the mock check of P200,000 from Commission on Population (POPCOM) Executive Director Juan Antonio A. Perez III and DILG Undersecretary Austere A. Panadero. The Municipality of Pangil, Laguna bagged the 2nd prize... [Read more...]
Senator Cynthia Villar comforts the injured overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Janice Pengson, 29, sitting in a wheelchair and accompanied by her mother Merlyn Pengson,(left). Janice Pengson was an undocumented domestic helper in Beirut and was repatriated after sustaining injuries... [Read more...]
MANILA, March 6 — Bureau of Immigration (BI) Spokesperson Maria Angelica San Pedro has said she is set to apologize to Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima for confirming to the media that state witness Ruby Tuason has left the country.
MANILA, March 6 — The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has set on April 2, 2014 the arraignment of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato C. Corona on the tax evasion case filed against him.
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, March 6 (PNA) — Malacanang assured on Thursday that the campaign against corruption in government agencies is continuing in accordance with the Aquino administration's good governance policy.
SANTIAGO CITY, March 7 — City police and drug enforcement agency nabbed four men in a raid at a pot session on Thursday in Malvar village in this city.
KIDAPAWAN CITY, March 7 — Soldiers belonging to the 57th Infantry Battalion of the Army recovered a number of firearms, subversive documents, and some cash in a raid in an alleged rebels’ hideout in President Roxas, North Cotabato, around 3:45 p.m., Thursday, military official said.
BUTUAN CITY, March 7 — Police operative nabbed three wanted persons in three separate places as Police Regional Office 13 intensifies its campaign against lawless elements.
HARARE, March 7 — EU on Thursday extended 29 million U.S. dollars to help rural Zimbabwe's small holder farmers to boost food security and transform their farming activities into viable business ventures.
WASHINGTON, March 7 — U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed a diplomatic resolution once again on Thursday to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine in his phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
MOSCOW, March 7 — Street cleaners found a baby African crocodile at a construction site in St. Petersburg, local media reported Thursday.
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, March 4 (PNA) –- The infusion of new technologies into Bicol’s freshwater fisheries resources is setting significant improvements in the "tilapia" industry of the region.
The VNHS turnaround: A principal’s quest for quality education in the countryside(Last of a 3-part article)
By Cielito M. Reganit
VICTORIA, Tarlac, March 1 (PNA Feature) — Having been a principal for nine years now, Magat said that school buildings and facilities do not just turn up even if the national government is doing its share to providing them.
EUGENE, Oregon, March 4 — Smog, garbage hills around cities, water pollution, and degradation of soil …What's wrong with our human society?
ILOILO CITY, March 6 – Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) chief, Dr. Ildefonso Toledo said that some 5,200 bags of certified seeds are being readied for distribution to Ilonggo farmers even before the first cropping in May or June this year.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, March 6 — Worried over their adverse impact on the environment and the local agriculture sector, the Provincial Agricultural and Fishery Council (PAFC) of South Cotabato province is pushing for the regulation by the provincial government of the introduction and expansion of industrial and plantation crops in the area.
ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, March 6 — Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala lauded the town of San Mateo for its aggressive mongo production as secondary agriculture product of the town.
HA NOI, March 7 — Shares were seen finishing higher on both the national stock exchanges with improved liquidity boosted by speculative stocks Thursday.
MILAN, Italy, March 7 — Dagong Europe, the European branch of China-based rating agency Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd., said in a report Thursday China is expected to retain its position among largest foreign direct investors in the world.
BEIJING, March 7 — The Chinese currency Renminbi, or yuan, strengthened 48 basis points to 6.1201 against the U.S. dollar on Friday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.
Sports & Entertainment
DAGUPAN CITY, Mar. 6 –Thirty three athletes from Dagupan will form part of the Region 1 team that will see action in the Palarong Pambansa slated in Laguna from May 3 to 10, 2014.
MOSCOW, March 6 -– Sochi Olympic figure skating gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova has been relegated to a reserve for Russia in this month's world championships, according to the International Skating Union.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — The setting up of the Paralympic Sports Excellence Centre will provide a platform for athletes involved in Paralympic sports at all levels, including grassroots.
Health & Lifestyle
WASHINGTON, March 7 — E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, are actually associated with higher odds of cigarette smoking among U.S. teens, U.S. researchers said Thursday.
DHAKA, March 7 — Experts at a roundtable on Thursday observed that coordination among Bangladesh, India and Myanmar is essential to maintain the success Bangladesh has achieved in control and treatment of malaria.
GUANGZHOU, March 7 — Two more cases of H7N9 bird flu virus infection in humans have been reported in two cities in south China's Guangdong Province, local health authorities said on Thursday.
Travel & Tourism
BANGKOK, March 6 — Hokkaido, Japan's second largest island, has invited Thai business operators and journalists to study its successful measures in restoring the local tourism sector, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
WELLINGTON, March 6 — New electronic navigational charts for small southwest Pacific island states are expected to help boost development by strengthening maritime safety, the New Zealand government announced Thursday.
NINH BINH, March 7 — It's the peak season for religious tourism as the country's pilgrim festivals start at the end of Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival that will last until the end of third lunar month.