Board Member Jeneda Salcedo-Orendain (right), president of Iloilo Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB), signs up for the surprise but voluntary drug testing with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office 6 Director Paul Ledesma and Iloilo Provincial Police Office Director... [Read more...]
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres D. Bautista (right) discusses “Vote Right!!! Itama ang Pagboto!” in the forum held as past of the Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI) 2015 Midyear Media Convention on Friday (August 28, 2015) at the... [Read more...]
Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI) President Luis T. Arriola (2nd from left) presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal during the PAPI 2015 Midyear Media Convention on Friday (August 28, 2015) at the Asian Institute of Management... [Read more...]
Noted Election lawyer Romulo B. Macalintal (right) delivers his message on the topic “Vote Right!!! Itama ang Pagboto!” during the Publishers Association of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI) 2015 Midyear Media Convention on Friday (August 28, 2015) at the Asian Institute... [Read more...]
Luis T. Arriola, PAPI President (center) presents Certificate of Appreciation to Commission on Elections Chairman Andres D. Bautista as Guest of Honor and Speaker at the PAPI 2015 Midyear Media Convention and TOCP Awards on Friday (Aug. 28, 2015) held at Asian Institute of Management(AIM... [Read more...]
By Perfecto T. Raymundo
MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) — The acting director of the National Printing Office (NPO) and the chairman and four members of NPO's Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) were ordered dismissed from the service after the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) found them guilty of grave misconduct in connection with the anomalous procurement of printing services worth Php1.9 million.
MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has found probable cause to charge a commissioner of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) for unlawfully soliciting Php100,000 from a counsel handling cases pending before the NLRC Fourth Division.
MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Friday it will be partnering with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) in the launching of the Youth Development Session (YDS) on Aug. 31.
MAIMANA, Afghanistan, Aug. 28 — Taliban militants have killed 25 civilians in the northern Faryab province with Maimana as its capital 425 km northwest of Kabul over the past two days, a local official said Friday.
HOUSTON, Aug. 28 — Setting a new milestone in social media connectivity, one billion people from around the world logged on to Facebook in a single day, the highest ever, according to company founder Mark Zuckerberg.
MOSCOW, Aug. 28 — “The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with our allies and partners,” according to the statement.
Sports & Entertainment
CHONGLI, Hebei Province, Aug. 28 — International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach arrived in Chongli County of Zhangjiakou on Friday to inspect 2022 Winter Olympics venues.
CEBU CITY, Aug. 28 — Mexican fighter Juan Alejo will try to do what his compatriots failed to do — defeat Donnie Nietes, the best light-flyweight in the world and the longest-reigning Filipino boxing champion.
BEIJING, Aug. 28 — china claimed its first gold medal at the world athletics championships as Liu Hong and Lyu Xiuzhi finished 1-2 on Friday.
Travel & Tourism
MELBOURNE, Aug. 28 — Australia has noted a a record-high revenue from its tourism industry due to the rise in the number of Chinese tourists flocking to the country.
WELLINGTON, Aug. 28 — New Zealand's South Island is expecting a major tourism boost after China Southern Airlines announced Friday it will start a new year-round service between Christchurch and Guangzhou from December.
SOFIA, Aug. 28 — In July 2015, the number of trips Bulgarians took abroad grew by 16.5 percent year-on-year, while arrivals from abroad were 9.0 percent fewer, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said Thursday.
Health & Lifestyle
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 28 — Lauding India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a senior UN official has said the country's "landmark achievement" will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.
WELLINGTON, Aug. 28 — Wider use of vitamin D-fortified foods could help fight a range of bowel diseases, including cancer, as people around the world avoid the harmful rays of the sun, according to a New Zealand research out Friday.
LONDON, Aug. 28 — Japan ranked first in "healthy life expectancy" followed by Singapore in the 2013 study of 188 countries released Thursday by the British medical journal Lancet.
ILOILO CITY, August 28 -–The Junior Chamber International Philippines Iloilo Ilang-ilang, Inc. (JCI), together with the Lapaz National High School (LPNHS), educate aeta community in Barangay (village) Lanit, Jaro, Iloilo City.
ILOILO CITY, Aug 28 — The Regional Development Council in Western Visayas is set to hold its third quarter meeting on Sept. 4 at Casa Real of the Iloilo provincial government to elect its chairman coming from the public sector who will only serve as such for the remaining term of office of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. of the Province of Negros Occidental.
MALASIQUI, Pangasinan, Aug. 28 — At least 63 members of the Malasiqui police station (MPS) underwent enhanced shooting proficiency training on Friday till Saturday to boost their capabilities in neutralizing criminals.
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) — Before presenting to the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for approval, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is first set to test its proposed traffic management plan for the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) Masinag Extension project on Saturday.
By Juzel L. Danganan
MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) – Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management President and Chief Executive Lourdes Alzona said Friday that Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino has agreed to restructure the city government's power bills incurred since 2013.
BERLIN, Aug. 28 — The growth of negotiated wages in Germany significantly outpaced the increase in consumer prices in the second quarter of 2015, boosting Germans' purchasing power which supported economic expansion, official data showed Friday.
RAJAH BUAYAN, Maguindanao, Aug 28 — Public school students are expected to become agriculture-productive citizens with the turn-over Thursday of one unit hand tractor from Department of Agricultlure and Fisher in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata
MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — Monsanto, a multinational agricultural company, has developed DEKALBLINK, a module-based platform that would provide services to Filipino farmers through voice messages and short messages (SMS).
ILOILO CITY, Aug. 27 — Accurate information is necessary to be able to cushion the impact of the El Niño phenomenon.
(News Feature) UK’s Globe Theatre brings ‘Hamlet’ to Manila as it marks 125th show in two-year world tour
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) — The long wait of Filipino playgoers to see a Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre production ended on Sunday (Aug. 23) as the London theater company staged Globe to Globe: Hamlet at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Little Theater in Pasay City.
(Feature) DSWD seeks support of academe, other sectors to ensure success of 'Oplan Balik Bahay, Sagip Buhay' program
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Monday it is continuously seeking the support of both public and private institutions and other sectors to ensure the success of the "Oplan Balik Bahay, Sagip Buhay (OBBSB)" program as a way to address the long-pressing problem of street dwellers in the National Capital Region (NCR).
By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata
MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) –- We see him in our Php500 bill. We are all aware that he’s the father of the current president of the Republic of the Philippines, and husband of the late Cory Aquino.