DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman (left) defends the Php108,660,365 proposed budget of the Department for 2015 thru power point presentation during the budget deliberation on Wednesday (Aug. 27) at the House of Representatives committee on appropriations in Batasan... [Read more...]
UST’s Abdul Karim No. 20 keeps the ball away from the umbrella defense put up against UP’s Deigo Dario No. 5, Angelo Vito No. 15, and Moriah Gingerich No. 12, during the UAAP 77th Season elimination round 2 game, which the UST prevailed over UP maroon 77-65 on Wednesday... [Read more...]
Senator Cynthia Villar, Chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture & Food, presides the Senate inquiry on the reported dumping of Turkish flour into the country affecting the prices of bread, noodles and other food products on Wednesday (August 27, 2014) at the Senate Building... [Read more...]
3rd Infantry Division Commander Major General Aurelio Baladad of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) pays a courtesy call Wednesday (August 27, 2014) on Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. before his reassignment as head of the Eastern Mindanao Command on September 5. (PNA... [Read more...]
The surviving kins of the victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” receive P10,000 aid from Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. on Wednesday (August 27, 2014). The assistance comes from the national government through the Office of Civil Defense. (PNA photo by Jezza A.... [Read more...]
MANILA, Aug. 27 — The Palace believes there is no basis for the impeachment complaints filed against President Benigno S. Aquino III, whose reform agenda still has the support of the people, an official said Wednesday.
MANILA, Aug. 27 — Malacañang on Wednesday apologized for the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila brought about by heavy rains, drainage system improvements, and road repairs.
By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan
MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Wednesday justified the proposed Php104.5 billion budget of the agency for next year.
LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 27 — Eight persons were saved when the passenger boat they were riding in sank in the seas off Mandaon, Masbate, at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.
BAGUIO CITY, August 27 -– The conduct of a feasibility study will push through to be used as a reference in future development plans at Burnham Park in Baguio City but the development of Melvin Jones Football Field as a parking lot will be put on hold.
DAVAO CITY, Aug. 27 -– Davao City Councilor Rachel Zozobrado said Wednesday sisterhood agreements remain an essential program for cities that want to strengthen their economic and cultural ties with other cities whether in the Philippines or outside of the country.
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 28 — The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed continued grave concern over terrorist groups operating in the Sahel region of Africa, highlighting various regional and international initiatives to combat these groups.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 — A U.S. F-15C Eagle fighter jet crashed on Wednesday morning near Deerfield, Virginia, during a routine mission, the Pentagon confirmed.
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 28 — The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution on Libya, calling for an immediate ceasefire while expanding sanctions to include those involved in violence there.
(Feature) NCHP launches 'Mga Rebolusyonaryong Dekalogo' and 'Andres Bonifacio Exhibit' at Museo ng Katipunan Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine
By Lily O. Ramos
MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — It was a trip down history lane on Wednesday’s launching of the book "Mga Rebolusyonaryong Dekalogo" and the "Pagtunghay sa Eksibit ng Dekalogo ni Andres Bonifacio" by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NCHP) at the Museo ng Katipunan Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine in San Juan City.
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) can also result to total life transformation of its poor beneficiaries.
By Freddie G. Lazaro
CANDON CITY, Aug. 25 (PNA) — In order to boost the well-being of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries, the local government of Laoac in Pangasinan provided the livelihood needs of some of the cash transfer beneficiaries from the ranks of the poorest of the poor in the town.
By Kris M. Crismundo
MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — With the approval of the World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council on the request of the Philippines to extend the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice, the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Wednesday assured proper administration on the importation quota of the food staple.
JAKARTA, Aug. 27 — The Trade Ministry has recorded exports worth US$ 1.5 million of fishery products between Indonesian company PT Bumi Menara Intenusa and German Rud Kanzow, according to a senior official.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 27 — A research study will be conducted, aiming to find efficient rice production mechanization in Central Luzon.
JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 28 — South Africa's manufacturing sector shed 59,000 jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to data released on Wednesday.
FRANKFURT, Aug. 28 — The benchmark DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Wednesday lost 0.19 percent and closed at 9,569.71 points.
MADRID, Aug. 28 — Foreign tourists spent 34.497 billion euros (45.536 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months of this year, official figures indicated on Wednesday.
Sports & Entertainment
MADRID, Aug. 27 — The United States squad for the forthcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup arrived in Spain on Tuesday with the message that they aim to upset their hosts and win the gold medal, although they will take things one game at a time.
MELAKA, Aug 27 — About 3,000 participants from 25 countries are expected to take part in the Melaka Century Ride 2014 on Oct 26, at the Bayou Lagoon Park Resort in Jalan Wakaf Utama, here.
MANILA, Aug. 27 — Perpetual Help stymied Letran College's running game by slowing it down in the stretch as it eked out a 67-64 victory on Wednesday that moved it up to solo third spot in the 90th NCAA basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.
Health & Lifestyle
HONG KONG, Aug. 27 — The Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) announced Wednesday that it will defer blood donation by those who have lived in or visited countries with Ebola virus outbreak.
GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said the Democratic Republic of Congo?s (DRC) Ministry of Health notified WHO of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurred in its northern Equateur province.
LUSAKA, Aug. 28 — The Zambian government has signed a statutory instrument that compels health workers to notify authorities of any Ebola suspects, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Travel & Tourism
TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 27 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) will meet officials from the local hospitality industry next week to tackle preparations for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and Visit Philippines Year 2015.
ABU DHABI, Aug. 27 — With visitors from India emerging as the largest number of Abu Dhabi's international hotel guests over the past year, the emirate's tourism industry is embarking on a five-city road-show aimed at keeping the destination foremost in the country's outbound influencers' mind-set, reports Emirates News Agency (WAM).
KALIBO, Aklan, Aug. 27 — The sea port in Barangay Pook, Kalibo, Aklan is now nearing completion.