Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Supt MGen Oscar Lopez is flanked by PMA Academic Group head Col Joseph Villanueva, and PMA Commandant of Cadets Col Rozzano Briguez as they pose with the PMA Top 10 graduates of 2014 led by Cadet 1C Jheorge Llona; Cadet 1C Liza Dango —... [Read more...]
Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, presides the hearing Tuesday (March 11) on the continuation of rice smuggling issue, along with Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada. Also in photo (center) Eugene G. Pioquinto of Star Craft... [Read more...]
President Benigno Aquino III presented a scale model of the 800th Jollibee Store during the Jollibee’s Twin Milestone Celebration
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) chairman and chief executive officer Tony Tan Caktiong, JFC chief operating officer Ernesto Tanmantiong, Jollibee Philippines president Joseph Tanbuntiong and Corporate Real Estate vice president William Tan Untiong presented to President Benigno... [Read more...]
President Aquino looks at a Jollibee Global Map highlighting the 100th Store in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) chairman and chief executive officer Tony Tan Caktiong, JFC chief operating officer Ernesto Tanmantiong, Jollibee Philippines president Joseph Tanbuntiong and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia franchisee partner Faisal Al-Turki present to President Benigno... [Read more...]
Senator Sergio Osmena (right photo), along with Senators Antonio Trillanes, Francis Escudero and Teofisto “TG” Guingona, during the public hearing on Tuesday (March 11) of the Senate committee on public services, to ascertain, among other things, whether the current... [Read more...]
MANILA, March 12 — Troopers from the 15th Division Reconnaissance Company and 55th Infantry Battalion captured the main camp of the New People’s Army (NPA) under Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee (WMRPC) in Bonifacio town, Misamis Occidental following a series of operations that started Monday and ended Tuesday afternoon.
MANILA, March 12 — The Eastern Mindanao Command on Wednesday honored the seven soldiers of the 39th Infantry Battalion who were killed while defending Matanao town, Davao Del Sur from rebel attacks last Monday.
MANILA, March 12 — The 1002nd Infantry Brigade announced that 13 ex-rebels has received P845,000 worth of livelihood assistance from the government.
DAVAO CITY, March 11 — A young breed of real estate brokers are expected to dominate in the number of takers and passers of real estate examinations when the first batch of the four-year Real Estate Management Degree will graduate two years from now.
MARCOS, Ilocos Norte, March 11—The Philippine National Police confirmed on Tuesday an alleged assassination plot against mayor Arsenio Agustin of this town.
BACOLOD CITY, March 11 – The Philippine Army in Negros Occidental is taking extra precautions as the New People’s Army (NPA) marks its 45th anniversary on March 29.
BEIRUT, March 12 — UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly on Tuesday reassured Lebanon of the international community's commitment to supporting the country and preserving its stability.
WASHINGTON, March 12 — The White House pledged Tuesday to continue assisting Japan in scrapping the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was crippled following a mega earthquake and tsunami three years ago.
BRUSSELS, March 12 — The foreign ministers of 28 NATO member states are clarifying the agenda of their forthcoming meeting in Brussels to be held on April 1-2, NATO’s press services reported on Tuesday.
BALANGA CITY, Bataan, March 12 — From sunrise to sunset, one can enjoy the sea breeze and beautiful surroundings along the wetland park at the seaside village of Tortugas here in many ways.
ILOILO CITY, March 11 — Fernan C. Francisco and his family were inside their house at Bgy. Loong, Concepcion, Iloilo in the morning of November 8 last year listening over the radio updates on super typhoon Yolanda. While waiting for the estimated time that the super typhoon Yolanda would make a landfall and noting its unusual strength, he decided to move his family to his uncle’s house farther away from the shore. There, they sought shelter from the overwhelming strength of Yolanda.
BEIJING, March 11 — Braving the silence that hung in the air, Yao Yao finally decided to speak.
LIBUNGAN, North Cotabato, March 11 — Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is keeping his promise to help improve the productivity of farmers in North Cotabato, local officials said.
PASUQUIN, Ilocos Norte. March. 11 — The Association of garlic and onion farmers in this town wants to claim their crown as the biggest producer of Ilocos "white gold," asking the Department of Agriculture (DA) through Undersecretary Proceso Alcala to grant their request.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 11 – The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) announced that the fisheries production of Zamboanga Peninsula marked an improvement of 1.77 percent in 2013 representing an increase of 341,579 metric tons (MT) from that in 2012.
BEIJING, March 12 — The Chinese currency Renminbi, or the yuan, went down 16 basis points to 6.1343 against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.
HONG KONG, March 12 — Hong Kong stocks moved down 250.58 points, or 1.13 percent, to open at 22,019.03 on Wednesday. (PNA/Xinhua)
HONG KONG, March 12 — The gold price in Hong Kong went up 90 HK dollars to open at 12,490 HK dollars per tael on Wednesday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.
Sports & Entertainment
KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — The operation of the RapidKL bus and rail services in the city will be extended for three days beginning March 13 in conjunction with the International Future Music Festival Asia 2014.
MANILA, March 11 — Since the measure granting Filipino citizenship to a former US basketball player has not yet been presented to President Benigno S. Aquino III, Malacanang said Tuesday that it is "premature" to say whether the President will sign it.
WASHINGTON, March 11 — The New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Houston Rockets guard James Harden were named NBA Players of the Week on Monday.
Health & Lifestyle
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, March 11 (PNA) — Health advocates suggested on Tuesday what they consider as ways to attract health professionals to serve in remote areas and solve the "inequitable distribution" of doctors to majority of poor Filipinos in remote areas.
HOHHOT, March 11 — A program to prevent avoidable blindness was launched by Standard Chartered Bank (China) and the Fred Hollows Foundation in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Monday, sources with Standard Chartered Bank (China) said Tuesday.
MANILA, March 11 — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday advised travelers to take anti-malarial drug before setting foot on places with malaria cases, apply insect repellent, to wear long-sleeved shirt, long pants or stay in-door at night to avoiding getting malaria.
Travel & Tourism
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, March 12 — The city will host a two-day Bayanihan Festival which aims to help the survivors of the recent calamities that hit southern Philippines.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, March 12 — “The magical flying experience continues.”
ILOILO City, March 11 — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has noted the integral part of the country's tourism industry towards the looming integration of South-East Asian Nations (Asean).