Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino (right) and Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman discuss Friday how to transform the bayside Roxas Blvd. zero for street family and street children. (PNA photo)hbc/gsc Read More →
President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his message during the 2013 Care for Philippines (K4 Philippines) Prayer Assembly Global Discipleship Congress (GDC) at the Christ Commission Fellowship (CCF) Auditorium in Frontera Verde Drive, Ortigas Avenue corner C-5, Pasig City on... [Read more...]
Regional Director Eliasem Castillo (seated left) and Dr. Roberto Acosta (seated right) of East-West Seed Company, Inc. sign the P2.072-million partnership agreement that would transform agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (AARBOs) in Eastern Visayas engaged in vegetable... [Read more...]
SM Ladies Fashion,Parisian Shoes and Michael Cinco’s collection were showcased in the first day of the Philippine Fashion Week held at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.(PNA photos by Carmina L.Santillan and Gericka De Dios-OJT)FPV/gsc Read More →
K4 Philippines Intercessors Movement founder-president Bishop Jonel Milan and Christ Commission Fellowship (CCF) founder-president Dr. Peter Tan-Chi lead the congregation to pray-over President Benigno S. Aquino III during the 2013 Care for Philippines (K4 Philippines) Prayer... [Read more...]
President Aquino reiterates commitment to protect 10M Filipinos working and residing in other countries
MANILA, May 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III reiterated on Friday his administration's commitment to protect the 10 million Filipinos residing or working in other countries.
MANILA, May 24 — An initial number of 200,000 call center employees will soon benefit from free health services in the Department of Health’s (DOH) health caravan dubbed “iCARE: Healthy Workplace Office Caravan”.
MANILA, May 24 — Catholic bishops supported the call for the formation of a truth commission that would investigate the reported glitches in the just concluded May 13 mid-term polls.
CEBU CITY, May 24 — Cebu City Vice Mayor Joy Augustus Young said the P100 million allocation for building schools in the city was not used as immediately as it should be.
CEBU CITY, May 24 — The Department of Education (DepEd) 7 is set to hire a total 5,653 teachers for Central Visayas this year, an official said.
DUMAGUETE CITY, May 25 — Two young laborers died of suffocation in an underground excavation site in northern Negros Oriental in what police investigators are looking at as a potential 'treasure hunting' activity.
MOSCOW, May 24 — Afghanistan will be in the focus of the next international conference on security the Russian defence ministry plans to hold in Moscow in 2014, a source in the defence ministry told Itar-Tass on Friday.
MOSCOW, May 24 -– Vkontakte, Russia’s biggest social networking site, was put on a state registry of blacklisted websites by mistake earlier Friday, a spokesman for Russia's telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor said.
BAKU, May 24 — Azerbaijan will join neither NATO nor the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), but is prepared to cooperate with both, a presidential aide said on Friday.
KABUL, May 23 — "I have been running this book store since the 1960s and kept it open for book lovers even during Taliban's brutal reign," Hajji Shah Mohammad, owner of the bookstore, told Xinhua in a recent interview.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 22 — In some ordinary days, the secluded resorts fronting Sarangani Bay in Gumasa, Glan town are yet among the best options in Southern Mindanao to laze away from a hectic city life.
KATHMANDU, May 21 — Bhavuk Sharma Bajagain, 30, a medical doctor by profession, is often busy with his patients in the emergency ward of Kathmandu Model Hospital, one of the more reputable hospitals here.
TARLAC CITY, May 24 — The Dept. of Agrarian Reform is encouraging more than 6,000 farmers at the Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac to organize themselves into farming blocks.
LEGAZPI CITY, May 24 -– The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) are joining hands for the revitalization of Bicol’s coconut industry.
VIGAN CITY, May 24 — Garlic is one of the best alternatives to virginia tobacco in the Ilocos if the government will establish its secured market price, according to a local agro-technologist here.
NEW DELHI, May 24 — Russia’s JSC Navigation Information Systems (NIS GLONASS) has signed an cooperation agreement in the sphere of navigation with India’s TechMahindra.
SANAA, May 24 — Yemen's main oil pipeline which carries crude from the Marib province to export terminal on the Red Sea was blown up Friday, the defense ministry said in a statement.
TAIPEI, May 24 — Taiwan on Friday cut its 2013 GDP growth forecast to 2.4 percent from initially estimated 3.59 percent as faltering global recovery weighs on the island's economy.
Sports & Entertainment
BACOLOD CITY, May 24 – It is a tall order for Iloilo Football Association to barge into the semifinals in Group A on Saturday’s battle of the 2013 PFF Suzuki U23 National Cup at the Gov. Mariano Perdices Memorial Stadium football field in Dumaguete City.
MOSCOW, May 24 -– Maria Sharapova will start the defense of her French Open title against world No. 42 Hsieh Su-Wei of Taipei, with a possible semifinal against Victoria Azarenka, Friday's draw revealed.
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, May 24 -– To be able to produce new competent players in different kinds of sports, the City Sports Office (CSO) here regularly conducts regular sports clinic.
Health & Lifestyle
UNITED NATIONS, May 24 — The prevalence of obstetric fistula — a preventable and treatable condition linked to women's reproduction — among women and girls in developing countries is a denial of their human rights, a senior UN official said on Thursday, urging global action to make childbirth safer.
MOSCOW, May 24 -– A prominent Russian lawmaker called on Friday for public condemnation of a recent handout of condoms by AIDS activists at an monument in honor of soldiers who died in World War Two.
EDINBURGH, May 24 — The public tends to pay more attention to heart disease and cancer while neurological diseases are less focused on, outgoing Association of British Neurologists president Martin Rossor said at the body's annual meeting that ended on Friday in Glasgow.
Travel & Tourism
PIODURAN, Albay May 24 — At least 11 jeepney passengers were injured in a road accident in Barangay Caratagan, this town, Thursday, initial reports reaching Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said Friday morning.
YANGON, May 24 — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Yangon Friday evening to pay a three-day official goodwill visit to the Southeast Asian nation.
SOFIA, May 24 — An airplane skidded off the runway at Varna airport in Bulgaria on Friday, injuring two people.