News and Information Bureau (NIB) Director Danilo S. Jamora delivers his message during the “2nd Bandana Galing sa Puso Festival 2014, a breast cancer awareness and wellness campaign sponsored by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in cooperation with... [Read more...]
Undersecretary Cathryne Jonne T. Licudine Dalen, of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) delivers the message of PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. during the “2nd Bandana Galing sa Puso Festival 2014,” a breast cancer awareness campaign in cooperation... [Read more...]
President Benigno S. Aquino III (3rd from right) and Cabinet members meet with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders in Malacanang on Thursday (October 30, 2014) to get an update on the Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP). The plan is an initiative of the Moro Islamic Liberation... [Read more...]
Department of Health-MIMAROPA (DOH-MIMAROPA) Regional Director Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo (with microphone) launches the misting and disinfection operations in all ports and vessels in the region. Dr. Janairo explains that the misting and disinfection operations aims to reduce and... [Read more...]
Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo (left), MD, MPH, Regional Director of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (DOH-MIMAROPA), in collaboration with Calapan Mayor Arnan Panaligan and other local government units, sign a pledge of commitment to improve health and tourism in these areas.... [Read more...]
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The Philippine Cancer Society Inc. (PCSI), in cooperation with the News and Information Bureau (NIB) under the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), led on Thursday the conduct of the "Bandana Galing Puso Festival 2014" at the Social Hall of Malacanang's Mabini Executive Building in Manila.
MANILA, Oct. 30 — Malacañang confirmed on Thursday that Health Secretary Enrique Ona took a leave of absence due to health reason.
MANILA, Oct. 30 — Malacanang on Thursday declared a half-day work in government offices starting 12:00 noon of October 31 to give government employees ample time to prepare for the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on November 1 and 2.
MOSCOW, Oct. 30 — A US military expert believes North Korea has the ability to miniaturize nuclear warheads for its medium-range missiles, however Pyongyang does not appear to have technical capacity to conduct tests, Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday.
KIEV, Oct. 31 — At least nine people have been killed and 16 wounded during battles in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours, the bloodiest single day in the restive areas since a "regime of silence" was enforced, official reports showed Thursday.
MOSCOW, Oct. 30 — Jeb Bush criticized Hillary Clinton yesterday night at a GOP rally in Colorado in regard to her earlier remark that business enterprises do not create new jobs.
Sports & Entertainment
PHNOM PENH, Oct. 30 — Cambodia will host on Dec. 7 the 19th international half marathon at the complex of Angkor Wat temple, a World Heritage Site in northwestern Siem Reap province, sports officials said Thursday.
TORONTO, Oct. 30 — Toronto Raptors All-Star DeMar DeRozan recorded 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds and 6 steals in the team's 109-102 victory over Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
By James Jia
TORONTO, Oct. 30 (PNA/Xinhua) — Toronto Raptors defeated Atlanta Hawks 109-102 on Wednesday night to begin the franchise's 20th season in the NBA.
Travel & Tourism
CEBU CITY, Oct. 30 — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) will start collecting the increased passenger service charge (PSC), more commonly known as the terminal fee, on November 1.
LISBON, Oct. 30 — Cabin crew staff at Portuguese flagship airline TAP Portugal have called a four-day strike starting on 30th October, the cabin crew union Sindicato Nacional do Pessoal de Voo da Aviacao Civil (SNPVAC) said in a statement.
KIGALI, Oct. 28 — Passport holders of 12 countries across the world will no longer need a visa to travel to Rwanda for short visits from next month, Rwanda's Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration said Monday.
Health & Lifestyle
By Cris Diaz
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 30 (PNA) — Local health officials have agreed to hold an “Ebola” summit in this seaport capital of 800,000 people in Northern Mindanao, a city official said Thursday.
HOUSTON, Oct. 30 — A female nurse who just returned to the U.S. State of Texas after caring for Ebola patients in West Africa will voluntarily self-quarantine herself at home for the next three weeks, Governor Rick Perry said Wednesday.
ORMOC CITY, Oct. 30 — The Local AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) Council (LAC) in this city will raise awareness to combat the spread of sexually transmitted disease (STD) in various villages affecting teenagers.
LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Oct. 30 — The city of Lucena is now heading towards becoming an industrial city, Mayor Roderick Alcala described Thursday afternoon at a seminar of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Queen Margarette Hotel here.
COTABATO CITY, Oct 30 — The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the draft Bangsamoro BAsic Law (BBL) will hold a dialogue with career service employees of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regarding the status of their employment once the new political entity officially replaces the current ARMM.
KALIBO, Aklan, Oct. 30 — Vice Governor Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo on Thursday urged local Gender and Development (GAD) advocates in the province to reach out to the local communities.
NEW YORK, Oct. 31 — U.S. stocks opened mixed Thursday after data showed the U.S. economy grew stronger than expected in the third quarter.
MANILA, Oct. 30 — Shares of SSI Group, the largest specialty retail company in the country, have received robust demand from domestic investors ahead of its initial public offering (IPO) next month.
By Joann Santiago
MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday dubbed as credit positive the latest regulation of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) putting a cap on the value of real estate collateral.
By Reynalyn Bruses
CARIGARA, Leyte, Oct. 30 (PNA) – Pilmico Foods, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures recently distributed egg machine kits to farmers of Carigara, Leyte and Ormoc City in line with its advocacy campaign “Mahalin Pagkaing Atin.”
By Cielito M. Reganit
MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) AgriPinoy Tobacco Farmers Food Processing and Trading Center in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur is set to formally start its poultry dressing facility in time for the center’s first anniversary celebrations on Oct. 31.
MAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur, Oct. 30 — In efforts to make this municipality the organic capital of the country, Mayor Arthur Davin told his constituents to go organic in their farming practice.
By Lilia M. Micua
VILLASIS, Pangasinan, Oct. 29 (PNA) — The old tradition of All Souls' Day is still alive in this Ilocano town on the edge of the Agno River even after it joined the journey to modernization across the years just like many other previously obscure Philippine towns.
4Ps Exemplary Children 2014 share fun and learning experience in National Children’s Congress (Feature)
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Oct. 26 (PNA) — Children-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) who participated in the National Children’s Congress 2014 held in Quezon City from Oct. 22-25 of this year said they really had an enjoyable and good learning experience.
By Bedah Mengo
NAIROBI, Oct. 28 (PNA/Xinhua) — Every day, Paul Wafula, a Kenyan journalist, is always on the lookout for things happening in Kenya in search of story ideas.