Onie Elacion, 58; with her 3-year-old nephew, Michelle Cabas; of Balangiga, Eastern Samar join other provincemates in sending messages to their relatives and friends making use of the strong communication signal at an elevated area along the seashore of Marabut, Western Samar... [Read more...]
Residents in Guiuan, Eastern Samar flock to a newly opened bakery on Friday (Nov. 29, 2013) while another commercial establishment fronting the municipal hall will soon open as the town recovers from the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last November 8. (PNA photos by Ben... [Read more...]
Lt. Col. Abraham Bayan, AFPRESCOM (2nd from left) 1st Technical Services Administration Battalion commander, and Gen. Joel Cabiles of AFP lead distribution of relief goods in Barangay Paco, Quinapondan, Samar Thursday, November 28. The relief goods consist of clothing, blankets... [Read more...]
Movie Director Jacco Groen (2nd from left) stresses a point during the premier screening of “Lilet Never Happened” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Film Dream Theater in celebration of the Human Rights Day this December. The Delegation of the European... [Read more...]
MANILA, Nov. 28 (PNA) — Mr. Dustin Ngo (left) of KFC Philippines and Ms. Baicon Macaraya (right) of World Food Programme (WFP) Philippines hold a “Bucket of Love” during a press conference at a KFC branch in Makati City on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. The UN’s... [Read more...]
MANILA, Nov. 29 — The death toll from super typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) rose to almost 5,600 while the cost of damage also went up to P27.839 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Friday.
GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Nov. 29 — Guiuan Sangguniang Bayan secretary Rectito Melquiades is pleased to report that no sickness of any kind was reported in the evacuation camps operated by the municipality.
GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Nov 29 — The municipality of Guiuan in Eastern Samar is prioritizing the provision of alternative livelihood to displaced residents as it reels off from the devastation caused by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
By Allen Estabillo
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 29 (PNA) — Boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao will visit Tacloban City and several parts of Eastern Visayas this weekend to conduct a relief mission for survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda.”
ILOILO CITY, Nov. 29 — Six personnel of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 6 recently underwent intensive training on enhanced Philjobnet (PJN) system in Cebu City.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 29 — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chapters here and nearby South Cotabato province are sending additional relief goods within the next few days for survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” in parts of the Visayas region.
SEOUL, Nov. 29 — South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) started their first sub-panel talks in more than two months about travel, communication and customs of the Kaesong industrial complex as scheduled, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Friday.
BEIJING, Nov. 29 — A court in Beijing on Friday upheld the verdict in the case of a wheelchair-bound man who was sentenced to six years in prison for setting off explosives at the Beijing Capital International Airport in July.
WELLINGTON, Nov. 29 — New Zealand Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman on Friday claimed success in talks with his Chinese counterpart General Chang Wanquan on building links between the two countries' armed forces.
KATHMANDU, Nov. 28 — The delay in the completion of the multi-million dollar Melamchi Drinking Water Project has irked residents of the Nepali capital and scored the project authorities for incompetence.
By Aurelio A. Pena
DAVAO CITY, Nov 25 (PNA) — Preparing for the next emergency, whether it’s going to be another super typhoon, magnitude 7 earthquake, tsunami, falling meteor, etc, should be the Emergency Plan of cities and towns everywhere in the country today.
Power. In most disasters or calamities, power is gone. Power lines are down, taking many weeks for it to recover.
By Perla G. Lena
TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 23 (PNA) — Typhoon victims here who are determined to pick up pieces of whatever was left of them after the massive destruction brought about by super typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) two weeks ago are inspiring and giving the “massive relief operations more momentum.”
PhilMech to showcase rice processing project at national conference for grain retailers, wholesalers
MANILA, Nov 28 — The Philippine Center for Post-Harvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) will be presenting its Rice Processing Complex (RPC) project to help farmers reduce their post-harvest losses during the National Grain Retailers/Wholesalers conference at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Friday, Nov. 29.
By Sammy F. Martin
MANILA, Nov. 28 (PNA) — A neophyte lawmaker is calling for a congressional inquiry into the experimental farm of a genetically modified rice variety called “Golden Rice” in Pili, Camarines Sur to determine if such agricultural product is fit for human consumption.
TUBA, Benguet, Nov. 28 —A retired public school principal who has ventured in high value crop farming said many farmers here are now growing “yakun” and “rambutan” as these not only fetch good prices in the market, they also contribute to environmental protection.
LONDON, Nov. 29 — Though the British economy is on the track of recovery, the country's fiscal austerity still has a long way to go, said Capital Economics, a London-based economic research company, on Thursday.
MANILA, Nov. 29 — The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) will start servicing the deposit insurance claims of depositors of the closed Rural Bank of Alaminos (Laguna) Inc. on Dec. 4, 2013.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 29 — The Brazilian government Thursday raised 165 million reais (US$ 71 million) in revenue by auctioning a series of natural gas exploration blocks around the country, the National Petroleum Agency announced.
Sports & Entertainment
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 — CBS Studios International, the global distribution arm of U.S. mass media corporation CBS, has acquired international adaptation and distribution rights to the Russian sitcom “Kukhnya” (“Kitchen”), an entertainment news website has reported.
DAVAO CITY, Nov. 28 — The Extreme City Tour will hold a one-day kayak competition with a clinic on Dec. 8 at the Gulf View Beach Resort in Datu Bago here.
MANILA, Nov. 27 –Amid plans of host Singapore to scrap several sports favorable to the Philippines in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Ritchie Garcia urged the SEAG-member countries to come up with a new formula such as mandatory inclusion of Olympic sports in every SEA Games.
Health & Lifestyle
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Nov 28 (PNA) — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) with support from two medical institutions continues to assist residents in areas affected by typhoon “Yolanda” through a joint medical mission.
GENEVA, Nov. 28 — The World Health Organization on Thursday released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under-five worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition.
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Nov 28 (PNA) — The Department of Health-National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) on Thursday sent teams to check on safety and potability of water in evacuation centers in Tacloban City.
Travel & Tourism
By Romuel A. Nacar
CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte, Nov. 28, (PNA) — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Alan LM. Purisima is set to arrive here Friday as he leads the relief caravan for policemen affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” that walloped Eastern Visayas on November 8.
By Jun Ariolo N. Aguirre
BORACAY Island, Nov. 28 (PNA)– Foreign nationals fill the gap of tourists coming to this resort island as the country is hands full helping the victims of typhoon 'Yolanda.'
MOSCOW, Nov. 29 — Over 150,000 Russian and foreign tourists will visit Moscow for the New Year holidays, Sergei Shpilko, the chairman of the Committee of Tourism and Hotel Industry Moscow, told a news conference on Thursday.