PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima (3rd from left) led the 84 PNP star rank officers showcasing their firearms proficiency during the PNP Star Rank Officers Shooting Challenge at the PNP Firing Range in Camp Crame. (PNA photo by Lloyd Caliwan)FPV/CLTC/ron Read More →
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon J. Soliman (left) announces the first-ever “PaskuJuan: Salu-Salo sa Pagbabago” festival and bazaar where Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries... [Read more...]
Quality products produced by 4Ps beneficiaries being marketed at ‘Kultura Filipino’ section of SM Malls nationwide
Livelihood & Outreach Programs Assistant Vice President Cristie S. Angeles of SM Foundation, Inc. (center), in a forum Thursday (Nov. 20), said that SM Foundation helps in selling the products or crops of farmers being sold in all SM Supermarkets nationwide, thus enabling... [Read more...]
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon J. Soliman (right) says that in implementing the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), the DSWD has linked itself to private business partners who believe in the capacity of the poor people to rise from poverty... [Read more...]
Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito Estrada (right) interpellates Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator Francis Escudero during the Senate plenary deliberation on the proposed 2015 Budget of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Thursday... [Read more...]
MANILA, Nov. 21 — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has observed loose practices of some banks in terms of proper identification of customers.
MANILA, Nov. 21 — Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa will attend the turn-over ceremony of “The Project for the Provision of Emergency Vehicles to the Typhoon Yolanda Affected Areas in the Philippines” on November 23, 2014.
MANILA, Nov. 21 — Two young women were seriously hurt after still unknown persons detonated an IED (improvised explosive device) in Sinsuat Avenue, Luna Street, Cotabato City Thursday night.
SEOUL, Nov. 21 — Senior diplomats from South Korea and Japan will hold talks next week about Japan's sexual enslavement of South Korean women during World War II, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said Friday.
ROME, Nov. 21 — Italian police on Thursday arrested 23 mafia suspects in the country's southern island of Sicily, one day after a major operation was conducted against one of the crime syndicate's most powerful clans, local media said.
JERUSALEM, Nov. 21 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday slammed a southern Israeli city's mayor who imposed a ban on employing Arab Israeli construction workers in kindergartens due to "security concerns," according to a statement from his office.
Sports & Entertainment
HONG KONG, Nov. 20 — Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu suffered a three-game loss to lesser-ranked Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the second round of US$ 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon here today.
CEBU CITY, Nov. 20 — Cebu City's crazy dream of one day sending a team to the summer Olympics in beach volleyball is starting to bear some fruit, though in a lesser known international competition.
HOUSTON, Nov. 20 — The Los Angeles Lakers came from behind in the final two minutes to beat the Houston Rockets 98-92 Wednesday night at Toyota Center, giving the host team their first losing streak of the season.
Travel & Tourism
CEBU CITY, Nov. 20 — Megaworld Corporation is beefing up the lifestyle component at the P30-billion, 29.3-hectare Mactan Newtown project in Lapu-Lapu City.
WELLINGTON, Nov. 21 — New Zealand's tourism industry is set to get a boost under visa changes that make it easier for Chinese to travel to and work in the country, the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) said Friday.
MANILA, Nov 21 — Two flights to and from Caticlan in Aklan were cancelled Friday morning due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in an advisory.
Health & Lifestyle
LOME, Nov. 21 — The Chinese government on Thursday donated medical supplies worth 5 million yuan (about USD820,000) to assist Togo in its Ebola virus disease prevention and response strategy.
FREETOWN, Nov. 21 — Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday ceremonially broke ground on a China-donated permanent fixed bio-safety level III laboratory aimed to test bacterial and other fungal diseases in the country.
MADRID, Nov. 21 — A Spanish health worker from the Doctors without Borders organization (Medecins San Frontiers: MSF) will be flown back to Spain early Friday morning from Mali as the result of a risk of contagion from the Ebola virus.
COTABATO CITY, Nov. 21 — Two civilians were hurt following a loud explosion that occurred around 6:00 p.m.Thursday along the junction of Sinsuat Avenue and Gen. Luna St. here, police said.
KIDAPAWAN CITY, Nov. 21 — The famous farmers's cooperative in North Cotabato once again proved its worth by winning another award which again placed the North Cotabato the limelight amid violence hounding the province, officials here said Friday.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 21 — The city government has launched a renewed campaign of City Ordinance No. 248 otherwise known as the Revised Traffic Code of this city.
TOKYO, Nov. 21 — Tokyo shares lost ground by ending the morning session Friday due to a pause in the yen's fast falling against the U.S. dollar.
HA NOI, Nov. 21 — The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to maintain its anti-dumping tax on tra fish fillets imported from Viet Nam for at least five more years.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 21 — Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are planning to set up a regional rubber market in the next 18 months that will serve as a platform for better rubber price recovery, as well as an effective hedging function for producers, consumers and market players, local reports said here Friday.
VALLETTA, Nov. 20 — Malta has banned bee imports from Southern Italy to prevent pest threat, the Plant Health Directorate (PHD) under the archipelago's Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change said on Wednesday.
TAIPEI, Nov. 20 — Taiwan's legislative authority passed new amendments to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation after a third reading on Tuesday.
SKOPJE, Nov. 20 — The Macedonian government requested state institutions to initiate a two-day systematic checkup on alleged re-export agricultural products from the European Union (EU) to Russia on Wednesday.
By Ronald O. Reyes
PALO, Leyte, Nov. 10 (PNA)- Gorge Ryan Requiez, 13, says he is not crying anymore, yet apparently his cracked voice betrayed him.
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 8 (PNA) — The village chieftain, who steered his barangay here to victory in last year’s Gawad Kalasag national championship, has moved all villages in Albay province into merging nutrition with the works of Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs).
By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel
MANILA, Nov. 9 (PNA) — Since he was a teenager, 66-year old Tomas Villamin has been planting eggplant crops at his farm in Sariaya, Quezon.