Salted fish dry under the heat of the sun in Albay province on Tuesday (September 16, 2014) as Mt. Mayon’s restiveness intensifies with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology hoisting Alert Level 3, expecting an explosion within a few days or weeks. (PNA... [Read more...]
The 147-hectare shipyard of Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. at West Cebu Industrial Park Social Economic Zone in Balamban, Cebu eyes to be the shipbuilding capital of the Philippines and the “mother shipyard” in Southeast Asia. The Tsuneishi Balamban facility... [Read more...]
Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada receives from Dr. James Dy (with red tie) a check for P1.53 million representing payment for two Nissan Almera police mobile cars that the Filipino Chinese community in Binondo donated to the Manila Police. Dy is chairman of the Filipino Chinese... [Read more...]
Gawad Kalinga’s Reggie Ferrer, assistant store manager at bambike ecotours; and Letran student Inaki Miguel pose for the guided tour with handmade bamboo bicycles along the walled city of Intramuros on Tuesday (September 16, 2014). (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme Read More →
Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona (2nd from left) leads the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) which gives financial assistance to indigent patients... [Read more...]
By Catherine J. Teves
MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Government's weather agency forecast for the agricultural sector in Regions III, IV-A and IV rainfall up to 300 mm. — the highest expected downpour among regions nationwide within the 10-day period ending Sept. 20 this year.
MANILA, Sept. 16 — The Philippine Navy (PN) on Tuesday announced it is terminating the search-and-retrieval (SAR) operations for the passengers of M/V Maharlika-2 which went missing when the ship sank Saturday (Sept. 13) during rough weather off Southern Leyte.
MANILA, Sept. 16 — Celebrating its 399th Foundation Day Anniversary on Wednesday, people in the municipality of Los Banos, Laguna are given a special day to commemmorate the said event, according to a declaration by Malacanang.
SYDNEY, Sept. 16 — Australia's top universities have moved up the world rankings in the latest survey released on Tuesday.
LAGOS, Sept. 16 — Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NAMA) on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll from a building collapse in Nigeria's southwest state of Lagos has risen to 57, from Monday's 49.
WELLINGTON, Sept. 16 — New Zealand Customs officers said Tuesday they have seized 700,000 Renminbi (113,644 U.S. dollars) from a man who was attempting to smuggle the cash out of the country to Hong Kong.
Sports & Entertainment
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 16 — China aims to dominate the Asian Games medal table for the ninth consecutive time as it sends a large squad to Incheon for the continent's premier sporting event.
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 16 — Chinese swimming team, led by world record holder Sun Yang, arrived here at the Incheon Airport Tuesday afternoon for the 17th Asian Games, which runs from September 19 to October 4.
JAKARTA, Sept. 16 — The Indonesian badminton team expected to collect at least two gold medals at the Asian Games in Incheon of South Korea from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4, official said here on Tuesday.
Travel & Tourism
TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 16 — Limited operations of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport continue to affect some of the hotels in this city.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Sept. 16 –In line with the celebration of the National Tourism Week starting September 22, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has lined up several activities centering on the theme "Tourism and Community Development".
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 16 -– The province of Misamis Oriental kicked off the week-long Tourism Week on Monday with an optimism to put the province in the roadmap of the country’s flourishing tourism industry.
Health & Lifestyle
MOSCOW, Sept. 16 -– Drinking water supplies in Texas and Pennsylvania suffer from regular natural gas contamination, although it is not a direct consequence of horizontal drilling, or fracking, US researchers say.
DAVAO CITY, Sept. 16 –- The City Health Office (CHO) on Tuesday vowed to cover majority of the targeted areas in the city in the immunization coverage of Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio at the end of the month-long campaign despite some challenges experienced by health staff.
By Minggu Simon Lhasa
BANGKOK, Sept 16 (PNA/Bernama) — The Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) of the Thai Red Cross Society, BioNet-Asia and Liaoning Cheng Da Bioechnology (CDBIO) have announced a collaboration to manufacture the next-generation rabies vaccine in Thailand.
ILOILO CITY, Sept. 16 -– The city council here has approved on first reading the committee report on a proposed ordinance creating the Local Youth Development Council of Iloilo City as presented by the SP committee on youth and sports development chaired by city councilor Nielex Tupas.
TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Sept. 16 — Tagum City Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief P/Supt. Solomon De Castella disclosed the city police now has leads in the killing of Magugpo West barangay captain Niño Cutin.
LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 16 — The chief of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) said Albay might be facing a complex disaster if the restiveness of Mayon volcano would be accompanied by heavy rainfall during this typhoon season.
CHICAGO, Sept. 17 — Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose slightly Tuesday after U.S. producer prices for August turned out flat amid the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.
PARIS, Sept. 17 — The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 lost 19.48 points and stood at 4,409.15 points on Tuesday, with a 0.44 percent decrease.
MADRID, Sept. 17 — Spain's benchmark stock market index Ibex-35 fell 0.39 percent on Tuesday to close at 10,798.70 points.
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 16 (PNA) -– The widespread trading in Bicol of abaca leaf sheaths locally called “bakbak” has been declared by the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) as a bane to the region’s fiber industry.
By Marilyn E. Galang
SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Sept. 16 (PNA) — A state university and an agricultural institution based in this city, along with other agencies, have forged an understanding that will accelerate production of hybrid Mestiso 38 rice seeds.
CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 7 has turned over manufacturing machines to two farmer organizations in Aloguinsan town in southern Cebu to increase production of desiccated coconut and coconut charcoal.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept. 16 — Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has made proposals to the under-discussion amendment on the Law on Special Consumption Tax to increase the consumption tax on cigarettes from 65 percent in 2014, to 75 percent in 2015, and 85 percent in 2018.
By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel
MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Seven technical-vocational graduates who have been chosen as regional winners of Idols ng TESDA 2014 have shared their stories proving that the training they received from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) gives them edge in the workplace.
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Sept. 14 (PNA) — Not many people are aware that responsible parenthood through proper family planning and reproductive health is also taught to the family beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the government.