Suzuki executives from (left) Marco Gabriel Borromeo, General Manager, Suzuki Auto Sucat ; Jose Daniel Borromeo President, Suzuki Auto Sucat; Hiroshi Suzuki,President Suzuki Philippines and Shuzo Hoshikura, General Manager for Automobile Suzuki Philippines offer a toast during... [Read more...]
Suzuki executives (right photo) Marco Gabriel Borromeo General Manager, Suzuki Auto Sucat; Jose Daniel Borromeo President, Suzuki Auto Sucat; Hiroshi Suzuki,President Suzuki Philippines and Shuzo Hoshikura, General Manager for Automobile Suzuki Philippines formally lead the ribbon-... [Read more...]
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. (at rostrum) delivers his speech during the launching of the “Bayanihan: Kalusugan Tungo sa Kaunlaran Program” on Tuesday (June 30, 2015) at the College of the Holy Spirit in San Sebastian... [Read more...]
Dr. Isa Cojuangco Suntay (at rostrum), chairperson of the Tarlac Heritage Foundation, delivers her introductory remarks during the launching of the “Bayanihan: Kalusugan Tungo sa Kaunlaran Program” on Tuesday (June 30, 2015) at the College of the Holy Spirit in San... [Read more...]
Thirty-two brides and their grooms say “I Do” in a mass wedding ceremony held at the Rizal Provincial Capitol’s Ynares Center Complex in Antipolo City on Tuesday (June 30, 2015). The ceremony was led by Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro Ynares III. (PNA photo by... [Read more...]
By Ferdinand G. Patinio
MANILA, June 30 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has opened its doors again to Smartmatic – Total Information Management (TIM) Corp. after it granted the protest filed by the latter in connection with the bidding of the 23,000 Optical Mark Reader (OMR) to be used in the May 2016 polls.
MANILA, June 30 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday inducted into office Health Secretary Janette Garin, nine undersecretaries, and 24 other ranking government officials in a ceremony held at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace.
MANILA, June 30 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the celebration of the 68th founding anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) in Clark Air Base in Pampanga on Wednesday, an event that will also showcase the Air Force’s new assets.
WASHINGTON, July 1 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, local media reported, quoting senior U.S. officials.
UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR) and its partners reported that the number of displaced people within Libya has grown from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 now due to escalating fighting this year in different parts of the North African country, a UN spokesman told reporters here Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The international community should be shamed by the continued suffering of the Syrian people, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement issued here Tuesday, the third anniversary of an agreement aimed at finding a political solution to end the conflict in the Middle East country.
Sports & Entertainment
WASHINGTON, June 30 — The city of Boston is expected to earn over USD 210 million if it wins the bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the city’s Olympics bid committee said in a new “Bid 2.0” plan.
PARIS, June 23 (Xinhua) — Paris became the fourth city having confirmed to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games after an official announcement here on Tuesday.
By Jelly F. Musico
MANILA, June 23 (PNA) – GlobalPort took advantage of the absence of Alaska’s import in the second half to escape a 117-108 overtime win on Tuesday night and took the last and fourth twice-to-beat advantage in the PBA Governor’s Cup quarterfinals.
Travel & Tourism
WELLINGTON, June 30 — The New Zealand government on Tuesday announced a package worth 26 million NZ dollars (17.73 million U.S. dollars) to help the recovery of Vanuatu's tourism industry after Cyclone Pam.
HANOI, June 30 — International arrivals to Vietnam declined for the 13th consecutive month in June, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
MACAO, June 24 — Macao's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) issued data Tuesday indicating that visitor arrivals in May edging up from the previous month to 2,548,562, increasing slightly by 0.9 percent year-on-year, and the same-day visitors, which account for 54.4 percent of the passenger volume, totaled 1,386,839, up by 2.6 percent.
Health & Lifestyle
FRANCISCO, July 1 — California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Tuesday to impose mandatory vaccination for school-age children in the U.S. west coast state.
PHNOM PENH, June 30 — Some 82 Cambodian garment workers at two different factories fainted on Tuesday morning, and a labor official cited poor health for the cause of their fainting.
BEIJING, June 30 — China has made headway in relieving malnutrition during the 2002-2012 period, according to a population-wide health survey released by the country's health authorities on Tuesday.
DAGUPAN CITY, June 30 –Let's give our rivers a breathing spill so that they will have a chance to recover.
DAVAO CITY, June 30 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao Region is fully recognizing the role of social entrepreneurs in nation building.
COTABATO CITY, June 30 — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has insisted the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Sulu Sultanate and Indigenous Peoples were consulted on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before it was finalized and submitted to Malacanang.
WASHINGTON, July 1 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that Greece failed to repay its 1.6 billion euro debt (USD 1.78 billion) to the global financial regulator as the deadline expired on June 30 at 6 p.m. Washington time (22:00 GMT).
CHICAGO, July 1 — Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat, corn and soybeans futures all traded higher Tuesday as their estimated stocks by the U.S. government department turned out to be lower than expected, and the planted area of corn, wheat is smaller in comparison with that of last year.
WASHINGTON, July 1 — U.S. economy likely expanded at an annual rate of about 2.5 percent in the second quarter, with support from rebounding consumer demand, said Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
By Erwin P. Nicavera
BACOLOD CITY, June 30 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) launched its “Be Riceponsible” champions search in Negros Occidental.
MANILA, June 30 — The National Food Authority (NFA) has directed all its inspectors nationwide to conduct daily inspection in rice stores as it began investigations on the sale of alleged fake rice in Davao City.
GUIYANG, June 30 — Before 2013, more than half of the population of Shanping Village in Guizhou were migrant workers but, thanks to a boom in rural tourism, villagers are returning in droves.
By Job Kasten Saliente
LILOAN, Southern Leyte, June 30 (PNA) – This century-old town is still poised as home to people who love simple, serene, peaceful and laid-back life despite major developments over the past decades.
ABUJA, June 24 — For Omokola Kolajo, a resident in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the memory of losing a dear friend in the latest suicide bomb attack would linger for a long time.
By Lily O. Ramos
MANILA, June 23 (PNA) — If women are now at par with men when it comes to welding which has enabled countless of them to earn unusually big salary on local and international jobs, here comes another field for the fairer sex to capture.