Senate President Pro Tempore and Finance Subcommittee Chairman Ralph Recto confers with Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez (right photo) while being interpellated by Senator Pia Cayetano during the plenary deliberations on the 2015 DOT Budget on Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2014)... [Read more...]
Senator Gregorio Honasan II (right) interpellates Senate Finance Committee Chairman Francis Escudero (left photo) and Subcommittee Chairman and Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto during the plenary deliberations on the proposed 2015 Budget of the National Food Authority... [Read more...]
International Year of Family Farming Knowledge and Learning Market-Policy Engagement Press Conference
Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette R. Puyat (3rd from left) delivers her message during a press conference on the last day of the International Year of Family Farming Knowledge and Learning Market-Policy Engagement on Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2014) at the Bureau of... [Read more...]
Senator Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV (extreme right), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory Domingo (center) and DTI Undersecretary for Consumer Protection Group Victorio Mario Dimagiba witness the destruction of an estimated Php1.4-million worth of uncertified... [Read more...]
Senator Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo inspect some of the substandard and uncertified Christmas lights seized by DTI personnel in Metro Manila for having no Import Commodity Certificate (ICC) markings and not... [Read more...]
MANILA, Nov. 25 — The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is now looking at measures which could help alleviate the difficulties of Filipino cadets in getting adequate shipboard training.
MANILA, Nov. 25 — Malacanang welcomed the lifting of the blacklist order against some Hong Kong journalists and maintained that the order was issued in good faith.
By Ferdinand G. Patinio
MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said that summary deportation order has been issued earlier against the nine Chinese poachers, which were convicted by a Palawan court on Monday.
TRIPOLI, Nov. 26 — Warplanes of Libyan army carried out on Tuesday another air strike on Tripoli's Mitiga airport in less than 24 hours, according to a security source.
KIEV, Nov. 26 — Intense fighting between government troops and independence-seeking insurgents in eastern Ukraine killed seven people over the past 24 hours, authorities said Tuesday.
MOSCOW, Nov. 26 — Foreign visitors to Russia will have to leave their fingerprints when applying for visa, according to the decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
Sports & Entertainment
PHNOM PENH, Nov. 25 — Sambo, the internationally famous elephant known for years as one of capital Phnom Penh's most famous attractions, will retire to northeastern Cambodia's Mondulkiri province this week, an owner and officials said Tuesday.
MANILA, Nov. 25 — The Philippine Azkals made it into the semifinals of the ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup after blanking perennial conqueror Indonesia, 4-0, on Tuesday night in Vietnam.
HANOI, Nov. 25 — As many as 300 cyclists are taking part in a bike racing tournament across Vietnam during Dec. 2-16, said organizer on Tuesday.
Travel & Tourism
VIENNA, Nov. 26 — The Austrian tourism industry is optimistic about the upcoming winter season due to positive indicators in October and November, a spokesperson from the Federal Economic Chambers told journalists Tuesday.
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Various provincial tourism officers from CALABARZON will gather during a whole-day forum on Friday to discuss the latest trends in tourism and at the same time launch Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY2015) in the region.
MANILA, Nov. 25 — A lawmaker has filed a resolution commending the Island of Palawan, which was declared recently as “Top Island In the World” in the 27th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
Health & Lifestyle
ROME, Nov 26 — An Italian doctor, who was flown home on Tuesday after testing positive for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, was being treated with an experimental medicine here, local media reported.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday issued two final rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines as part of the country's efforts to fight obesity.
LISBON, Nov. 26 — An unauthorized cheese factory in the northern Portuguese town of Baiao, 370 km north of Lisbon, is the source of an outbreak of brucellosis in the area, which has so far led to 13 confirmed infections, according to local press reports on Tuesday.
By Sarwell Q. Meniano
TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) released on Monday the P315.54 million for initial implementation of emergency shelter assistance (ESA) in this city.
MATANAO, Davao del Sur, Nov. 25 — The Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation (GKCDF) in partnership with the provincial government of Davao del Sur has recently launched a housing project in an effort to provide homes for the homeless urban poor and informal settlers here.
TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 25 — For construction worker Allan Baylon, 39, it’s time for his family to rebuild their old home now that he has received a P30,000 emergency shelter assistance (ESA) from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
PARIS, Nov. 26 — Growth in France would rise gradually in 2015 and 2016, but it will remain too weak to digest a large slice of unemployed people among its 66 million population, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW, Nov. 26 — Negotiations on a free trade zone agreement between the Customs Union and Vietnam are at the final stage, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
PARIS, Nov. 26 — The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 gained an advance of 0.32 percent to close at 4,382. 31 points on Tuesday, up 13.87 points.
HELSINKI, Nov. 26 — Finland is considering drastic measures to stop the entry of the African swine fever pest into Finland in order to safeguard continued exports of pork.
CHICAGO, Nov. 26 — Chicago agricultural commodities rose across the board Tuesday by large margins.
BACOLOD CITY, Nov. 25 — Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said that small organic farmers in the province benefited the most from the five-day 9th Negros Island Organic Farming Festival held in Bacolod on November 19 to 23.
By Danny O. Calleja (Feature)
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