A panoramic view of Legazpi, a Bicol city that is cool as ever, to the pleasure of thousands of tourists, visitors and summer vacationists flocking the place.(PNA photo by Danny Calleja/Legaspi Bureau)CTB/gsc Read More →
Locals, tourists and visitors make the coastal waters of Albay Gulf along Legazpi Boulevard a rendezvous for bathing and swimming, especially that its waters have been ranked SB Class by the DENR which assures that it is fit for recreational activities such as swimming, bathing... [Read more...]
Dr. Benjamin Lane (wearing eyeglasses), representative of World Health Organization (WHO) Philippine Country Office; and Rena Dona (3rd from left at back), Assistant Representative UNFPA Philippines, witness the ribbon cutting and launching of “A Promise Renewed for Kalusugan... [Read more...]
Health Assistant Secretary Paulyn Ubial (holding microphone) answers questions from media during the Forum launching on “A Promise Renewed for Kalusugan Pangkalahatan”, held Wednesday (April 23) at the Emerald Room B&C, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas, Quezon City.... [Read more...]
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV answers question from the media during a press conference with regards to alleged “pork barrel” scam suspect Janet Lim-Napoles’ sworn statement to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday (April 23) at the Senate Bldg. in Pasay... [Read more...]
Eight catholic bishops to attend canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in Rome on April 27
By Ferdinand G. Patinio
MANILA, April 23 (PNA) — Eight Catholic prelates including Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo will personally witness the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII at the Vatican on Sunday, April 27.
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, April 23 (PNA) — No one, not even allies of President Benigno S. Aquino III will be spared if proven involved in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, Malacanang reiterated on Wednesday.
MANILA, April 23 — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday said that she cannot say if Janet Lim Napoles is telling the truth pending evaluation of her testimony.
BYOMBONG, NUEVA VIZCAYA, April 23 — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation(PHIC) in partnership with the provincial government and municipal local government units here recently launched the ‘Alaga Ka Para sa Maayos na Buhay’ program designed to provide quality health services to poor families.
DAVAO CITY, April 23 — The left arm of the statue of Jesus Christ which was reported missing after last Sunday’s traditional “Sugat” or “Salubong”, is now back at the San Pedro Cathedral.
ILOILO CITY, April 23 -– The city council here has enacted Regulation Ordinance 2014-194 last April 8, 2014 by imposing stiffer penalties on jeepney barkers.
BAGHDAD, April 24 — At least 15 people, including a candidate for the upcoming parliamentary election, were killed and more than 30 others wounded in two violent attacks in Iraq on Wednesday, police said.
KIEV, April 24 — Ukraine's Foreign Ministry claimed that the "presence of army units in the east of the country is solely aimed at the protection of citizens."
KIEV, April 24 — Ukraine's extremist organization Right Sector has moved its headquarters from Kiev to Dnepropetrovsk, said its leader Dmitry Yarosh who is running for president.
ILOILO City, April 24 — Summer has come and it is time to have some fun and bathe in the glorious rays of the sun, play outside and let off some steam or simply just relax and get away from those worldly stress. Bored and cannot think of anything to do besides cooling off? Well here is a list of things that might interest you to go outside and indulge in the delights of summer.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 23 – For Happia, 38, a Badjao woman who is among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) during the armed conflict between government troops and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)-Misuari faction in this city, learning to write her six-letter name for the first time is a dream come true.
By Alessandra Cardone
ROME, April 23 (PNA/Xinhua) — Moving pictures, small successful stories and, as protagonists, simple citizens whose environmental commitment allowed a whole community to "make the difference."
DAVAO CITY, April 23 — Dole Philippines Inc. (Dolefil), one of the leading food industries in the country will acquire more lands to double its existing 17,000-hectare plantation for the next five years.
MAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur, April 23 –- The Sangguniang Bayan of Magsaysay in this province is set to pass an ordinance institutionalizing and promoting organic agriculture as the town’s farming practice.
BACOLOD CITY, April 23 -– Negros Occidental Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan was chosen as the Outstanding Agricultural Engineer for Agricultural and Rural Development by the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers.
CHICAGO, April 24 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose Wednesday on a weaker dollar.
BRATISLAVA, April 24 — Slovakia succeeded in squeezing its public finance deficit in 2013 to below 3 percent of the country's GDP – all the way to 2.77 percent, Finance minister Peter Kazimir said Wednesday.
DUBAI, April 24 — The stock exchange in Dubai and Abu Dhabi edged up to multi-year highs on Wednesday despite overall weak Asian and European markets as United Arab Emirates (UAE) banks reported sold profit growth for the first quarter.
Sports & Entertainment
BACOLOD CITY, April 23 — The Ceres- La Salle Football Club, the Philippines’ representative to the AFC President’s Cup, bared its 30-man pool for the Group B qualifiers slated on May 6 to 10 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Bacolod City.
TEHRAN, April 23 — Iran's Sepahan lost to Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia 1-0, failing to survive the group stage of the AFC Champions League, local media reported on Wednesday.
By Saul E. Pa-a
CABUYAO CITY, Laguna, April 23 (PNA) –- With 10 days to go before the grand opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2014 hosted by the province, Laguna Governor Jeorge ER Ejercito Estregan assured that “it’s all systems go” the sporting events highlighted by sports stars and athletic icons for the game’s opening on May 4.
Health & Lifestyle
BEIJING, April 24 — Luxury brands, international celebrities and sexy models may have hogged spotlights at the ongoing Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, but environmentally friendly cars arguably became the hottest stars at the show.
RIYADH, April 24 — Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reported 11 new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ( MERS) coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 272.
VALLETTA, April 24 — In the past 20 years in Malta, 17.6 percent of patients diagnosed with melanoma were being found with the disease too late, local newspaper Independent reported on Wednesday.
Travel & Tourism
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, April 23 (PNA) – This city is on its peak of preparations for the hosting of the 26th Joint Meeting of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (CAP) and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia (CSA) to be held on May 18-20, this year.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 23 — The provincial government of Sarangani is beefing up the security and safety of resort facilities within its famed white sand beaches in Glan town in connection with the foreseen influx of visitors or tourists to the area this summer.
HARBIN, April 23 — China's memorial for a Korean patriot who killed a top Japanese official over a century ago has received more than 50,000 visitors since opening in January, said managers.