Senator Aquilino Pimentel III (left) and Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Subcommittee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, question Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Vice Chairman and General Manager Jose Angel Honrado (right) about... [Read more...]
Visiting Princess Anne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland arrives at the Reception Hall of Malacañang for a courtesy call on Tuesday (March 17, 2015). Her visit is in connection with her charity and various humanitarian works. She has been President... [Read more...]
President Aquino visits the wounded soldiers confined at the Army General Hospital in Fort Bonifacio
President Benigno S. Aquino III visits the wounded soldiers confined at the Army General Hospital in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Monday afternoon (March 16, 2015). President Aquino personally thanked the injured troopers for their gallantry and bravery during their separate... [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 Revised Penal Code amendments at the Senate Bldg. in Pasay City on Tuesday (March 17, 2015). Also in photo are (from right) Undersecretary... [Read more...]
President Benigno S. Aquino III visits the wounded soldiers confined at the V. Luna Hospital in Quezon City on Monday afternoon (March 16, 2015). President Aquino personally thanked the injured troopers for their gallantry and bravery during their separate encounters with members... [Read more...]
By Mabelle M. Manalo
MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — The House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability finally ended Tuesday its inquiry on the alleged irregularities at the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
By Perfecto T. Raymundo
MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday ordered 14 more members of the Ampatuan clan to explain their participation in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.
MANILA, March 17 — The government is determined to regain public trust by continuously pushing for reform programs that aim to better the people’s lives, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Tuesday.
Berlin, March 17 — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier stressed 'the unique chance' for an agreement on Iran's nuclear program following a two-hour special meeting in Brussels on the state of Iran nuclear negotiations.
NANJING, March 17 — The Nanjing Massacre museum received a donation of 120 pieces of World War II memorabilia, including pictures of Japan's the surrender ceremony and silk-made combat maps used by U.S. troops.
OSAKA, March 17 — The operators of two nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture decided Tuesday to scrap three old reactors, the industry's first response to a 2013 government regulation against reactors running for over 40 years amid public safety concerns in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
Sports & Entertainment
MANILA, March 17 — The Jilin Provincial Art Troupe, a multi-arts group from northeastern China, recently performed before enthusiastic audiences at the Batangas City Convention Center as part of the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Philippines – China Diplomatic Relations.
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, March 17 — The sign on the gate is clear and simple: “Ready For Occupancy.”
By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo
LEGAZPI CITY, March 17 (PNA) — The Vulcans or Team Albay won two gold medals and one silver medal on the first day of the Palarong Bicol 2015 in Pili, Camarines Sur, on Monday.
Travel & Tourism
By Rhaydz B. Barcia
LEGAZPI CITY, March 17 (PNA) — Rising from the devastation wrought by super typhoon "Reming" in 2006, Albay province has completely regained its economic and tourism glory, Maria "Nini" Ravanilla, Department of Tourism Bicol regional director, said Tuesday.
HANOI, March 17 — Hanoi needs to develop its own brand of tourism, focusing on craft villages, eco-tourism and cultural tourism, said Nguyen Cong Hoan, the deputy director of Hanoi Redtours.
SUVA, March 17 — From March 14, 2015, nationals of china and Fiji can enter each others country without a visa, as agreed by both governments. The latest move, combined with other steps such as the launching of Fiji's first travel guidebook in Chinese, are expected to further attract Chinese tourists to the South Pacific island country, many say in Fiji.
Health & Lifestyle
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 17 — A non-profit medical organization, Interplast Germany, recently conducted a medical mission that offered free-of-charge surgical operation to 63 patients at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) in Bolingit, San Carlos City.
Health advocates call for stricter enforcement of the law banning the sales of cigarettes near schoolsBe Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, March 17 — Health advocates from the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines (FCAP) called on Tuesday for stricter enforcement of the law prohibiting the selling of cigarettes near universities and other school campuses to minors.
KORONADAL CITY, March 17 — The provincial health office in South Cotabato has reported about 696 cases of animal bites during the first two months of 2015.
By Noel Y. Punzalan and Edwin O. Fernandez
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato, March 17 (PNA) — Relatives of a public school teacher who was allegedly beheaded by the group of arrested Moro bandit leader Mohammad Ali Tambako rejoiced upon learning he has been arrested.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 17 — Two persons were injured in a fire that gobbled up eight stores in El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental Tuesday afternoon, a report reaching here said.
TACLOBAN CITY, March 17 — The appointment of Department of Health Secretary Janette Loreto Garin by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III last week is a living proof of competence of officials from Leyte, said Vice Governor Carlo P. Loreto.
By Luzel L. Danganan
MANILA, March 17 (PNA) – The first unit of the Mariveles Coal Power Plant, which has an installed capacity of 325.8 megawatts (MW), has tripped and brought power interruption to some of the Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco’s) franchise area on Tuesday.
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) on Tuesday declared support for the internet.org objective thru its Free Facebook promo, which has introduced mobile browsing to many of its customers in the country.
By Azer N. Parrocha
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 17 — Over-production of onion, aggravated by lack of cold-storage facilities, was tagged as the main reason the price of this agricultural commodity plunged to its lowest level, to the big letdown of thousands of farmers and their families in Pangasinan.
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, March 17 (PNA) -– The regional office for Bicol here of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has embraced the production of quality fresh milk as another advocacy towards raising the earning power of farmers in Albay.
CITY OF ILAGAN, March 17 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Region 2 is conducting a four-day Agri Pinoy Mega in Cagayan Valley starting today, March 17 to 20, 2015.
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, March 16 (PNA)–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Monday it considered its initiatives in putting up “women-child friendly spaces” for women and children in evacuation centers as one of its “best practices” in reducing risks during disasters.
By Leilani S. Junio
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, March 15 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) regional office for MIMAROPA has issued preventive tips in addressing common skin problems and other diseases during the coming summer season.
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, March 14 (PNA) -– The Bicol Peninsula is surrounded by waters gifted with an exotic marine wildlife made up of various species —from the charming sea turtles, the exciting whale sharks, dancing dolphins and magnificent manta rays to the extremely rare megamouth shark — that are all considered endangered species,