Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) maintenance team (top & lower photo) from Borongan, Samar join hands to clean-up the debris in Barangay Sto Nino, Quinapondan, Samar after the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda last November 8, 2013. (PNA photos by Ben Briones)CTB/bvb Read More →
Despite the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda last November 8, 2013, local tourists continue coming to take photos at the bronze statues of General Douglas McArthur and his allied forces located at Red Beach in Candahug, Palo Leyte. The Bronze statues are 1.5 times larger than... [Read more...]
President Aquino graces the 80th Founding Anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
President Benigno S. Aquino III graces the 80th Founding Anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at the Ichikawa Hall, Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSCH) in North Avenue corner Science Road, Diliman, Quezon City on Monday (December 09, 2013). With... [Read more...]
President Aquino delivers his speech during the 80th Founding Anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the 80th Founding Anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at the Ichikawa Hall, Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSCH) in North Avenue corner Science Road, Diliman, Quezon City on Monday (December... [Read more...]
Taguig City Mayor Laarni “Lani” Cayetano (center) poses for posterity with the city’s top taxpayers Monday (December 9, 2013) held at Enderun Colleges Tent, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. The City government of Taguig awarded the top 20 business... [Read more...]
MANILA, Dec. 10 — Independent oil player PTT Philippines Corp. increased the price of its diesel effective 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.
MANILA, Dec. 10 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday said that most parts of the country are likely to experience cloudy and rainy weather due to three weather systems now affecting the country.
MANILA, Dec. 10 — A magnitude-3.7 earthquake jolted the province of Surigao del Sur on Tuesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Dec. 10 — Governor Lilia Pineda announced Monday the release of P40,000 Christmas bonus of capitol employees to be charged against the savings of the provincial government.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Dec. 10 — The city government launched Monday “Oplan Iwas Paputok,” an awareness campaign in preparation for the New Year’s celebration.
TAYUG, Pangasinan, Dec. 10 — Unidentified armed men riding in tandem on a motorcycle strafed the house of a deputy provincial prosecutor in Barangay 'B' at 4:00 am. on Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 10 — The South African civil aviation system on Monday announced that they are ready to serve Mandela mourning activities.
MOSCOW, Dec. 10 — Russia is in talks about providing safe transport of chemical weapons out of Syria, a deputy foreign minister said Monday.
TEHRAN, Dec. 9 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2013 while paying tribute to Nelson Mandela said his lifelong commitment to human dignity, equality, justice and compassion will forever remain an inspiration.
By Johnny C. Nunez
LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 9 (PNA) — Albay Gov. Joey Salceda has urged his well off constituents to resort to ‘edible landscaping’ and help reduce imports, improve the environment and promote food security.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 –In the past three and half years, Laszlo Montgomery has uploaded 127 episodes of his Chinese History Podcast, each of which took him 18 to 20 hours to do research, write, record and edit.
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.
SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Dec. 9 — Two more regional centers of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) have successfully passed the certification audit conducted under the International Standard on Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008).
FORT MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, Dec. 9 –The country’s biggest fighting army is currently engaged in an activity outside of its job description but certainly one that would surely develop job opportunities and bring in bright economic prospects.
SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Dec. 9 — Scientists, breeders and geneticists have initiated a move to organize a federation of buffalo-producing countries as a major step in accelerating efforts aimed at facilitating the exchange of best buffalo genetics worldwide.
LISBON, Dec. 10 — Portugal's GDP grew 0.2 percent in the July-September period compared with the previous quarter, a sign that the country is pulling out of the recession, according to Portugal's National Statistics Institute (INE).
BEIJING, Dec. 10 — Chinese stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opening 0.07 percent higher at 2,239.86.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 — Extending unemployment benefits for millions of unemployed Americans would help create jobs and boost the overall economy, U.S. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said Monday.
Sports & Entertainment
LONDON, Dec. 9 — Over 100 fans were banned by Scottish champions Celtic on Monday for crowd trouble during the team's win at Motherwell last week.
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna Dec.9 — A month after the super-typhoon “Yolanda” wrought havoc in Tacloban City and a devastating earthquake hit Bohol, the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) – Calamba City campus staged a “fund run” dubbed “TACBOH” on Sunday in this city.
LONDON, Dec. 10 — The British Independent Film Awards honored 'Metro Manila' directed by Sean Ellis as the best film of the year, local media reports said on Monday.
Health & Lifestyle
By Danny O. Calleja
DARAGA, Albay, Dec. 9 (PNA) — A higher salary rate awaits the 900 registered nurses who will be hired in Bicol for placement next year in the region’s depressed areas under the new Nurse Deployment Project (NDP) of the Department of Health (DOH).
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 — Nicotine replacement gums and patches or popular drugs prescribed to help people quit smoking such as Chantix may not harm the heart in users, according to a study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 — Vitamin D may help fight multiple sclerosis (MS) by preventing damage-causing immune cells from entering the brain, U.S. researchers said Monday.
Travel & Tourism
SAGADA, Mountain Province Dec. 9 — More tourists arrived here last week compared to the number of visitors who came in August to December this year which makes the local police office here claim that tourists' confidence to this “hinterland resort” has been regained.
BACOLOD CITY, Dec 9 – An event dubbed the “First Christmas Musical” set Dec. 16-23 in various venues in this city will showcase the musical talents of Bacolod and Negros Occidental.
By Keisuke Iwata
TOKYO, Dec. 9 (PNA/Kyodo) — In an effort to better compete with South Korea in drawing tourists from Southeast Asia, Japan has been stepping up exports of pop culture content to the region and easing visa requirements for people there.