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...]
MANILA, April 22 — The Aquino administration is ready to hear alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Napoles’ testimony even if it means implicating allies of President Benigno S. Aquino III .
MANILA, April 22 — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Tuesday said that one of the accused in the Ferdinand "Vhong" Navarro case has left the country.
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — A Malacanang official on Tuesday said that the government continues to tackle climate change after President Benigno S. Aquino III approved last month two resolutions addressing the issue.
TACLOBAN CITY, April 22 — The 2nd Leyte Engineering District (2nd LED) has already started implementation of 23 out of 38 active projects for 2014 with funds amounting to P448.3 million.
By Bill Ventura
TUGUEGARAO, April 22 (PNA) — The Cagayan police are readying the filing of robbery and murder charges against 30 suspected New People’s Army rebels involved the killing of Gonzaga town mayor Carlito Pentecostes on Monday.
BACOLOD CITY, April 22 -– The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) advised business establishments here to hire only licensed security guards to avoid problems that will be detrimental to their operations.
VIENNA, April 24 — Public transport employees in the Austrian capital of Vienna went on strike on Wednesday, demanding increased security following a spate of attacks on their staff.
JOHANNESBURG, April 24 — The inauguration of South Africa's president-elect will take place on May 24 following the May 7 elections, the authorities announced on Wednesday.
JERUSALEM, April 24 — The Israel Air Force has struck a terror cell in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon that was poised to fire rockets into southern Israel, local media reported.
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
By Ben Moises Ebreo
BAYOMBONG, NUEVA VIZCAYA, April 23 (PNA) — Indonesian cyclist Patria Basra topped the third leg of the Le Tour De Filipinas international cycling competition, which culminated at the provincial capitol grounds here at noon Wednesday.
TORONTO, April 23 — Toronto Raptors collected a playoff franchise-record 52 rebounds in the team's 100-95 victory over Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday evening in game 2 of the NBA playoff series.
MANILA, April 23 — Two teams of young, aspiring football players from Basilan will compete in the 3rd Football for Peace Festival on April 26 at Bonifacio Naval Station Football Ground, Naval Station Jose Francisco, Taguig City.
Health & Lifestyle
BAGUIO CITY, April 23 -– The Regional Bantay ASIN Task Force (RBATF) was reorganized to lead in the National Salt Iodization Program (NSIP) promotion and campaign to the local government units, private sectors, other stakeholders and the general public to enhance the awareness on the importance of iodized salt as a source of iodine and ensure the sustainable implementation of the Act for Salt Iodization Nationwide (ASIN).
TACLOBAN CITY, April 23 — The mayors of the province of Leyte and all other mayors in the country will soon avail of enhanced health services with the signing of an agreement between the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and the Chinese General Hospital.
By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel
MANILA, April 23 (PNA) — SM Foundation, Inc., the corporate social responsibilty arm of the SM Group of Companies, has partnered with the Department of Health (DOH), Tacloban City government, and the Office of Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) in the renovation of Tacloban City Hospital with its signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA).
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.