Philippines News Agency (PNA) Acting Executive Editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater... [Read more...]
PNA acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University
Philippines News Agency (PNA) acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater,... [Read more...]
(L-R) One of the graduates as she proudly displays her certificate of completion during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise attended by Philippines News Agency (PNA) Legazpi Bureau Chief Floreno G. Solmirano, Bicol University College of Arts and Letters Dean Dr. Maria Sarte,... [Read more...]
Outgoing PhilMech Executive Director Rex L. Bingabing (left) and Director Rodolfo P. Estigoy (right), Chief Research Science Specialist of Philippine Center for PostHarvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), answers questions during press briefing on Friday (June 17, 2016)... [Read more...]
President Aquino answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corps during his thanksgiving lunch
President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corpse (MPC) during his thanksgiving lunch Friday, June 17, 2016 at Presidents Restaurant in Binondo Manila. The President express his gratitude to MPC for the 6 year working relations with them.... [Read more...]
MANILA, June 17 — A privacy expert and former national statistician filed an administrative complaint on Friday against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista in connection with the so-called "Comeleak" of voters' data.
MANILA, June 17 — Two weeks before leaving office, President Benigno S. Aquino III said he hopes the country would be better prepared to address the challenges posed by the International Arbitral Tribunal’s decision on the case filed by the Philippines against China.
By Ferdinand G. Patinio
MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Robert Lim is set to resign as head of the poll body's Campaign Finance Office (CFO) next week.
UNITED NATIONS, June 16 — The United Nations on Thursday concluded a three-day meeting on the disabled persons with determination to never leave them behind in the global drive for sustainable development.
GENEVA, June 17 — A 91 year-old South Korean survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery during World War II on Friday condemned the controversial "comfort women" agreement reached by Japan and South Korea last year.
BEIJING, June 17 — Dongfeng Honda will recall more than one million vehicles due to defective airbags, China's quality watchdog said on Friday.
Sports & Entertainment
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 16 — Brazilian swimmer Etiene Medeiros faces the prospect of missing this year's Olympic Games after failing a doping test, local authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
BAGUIO CITY, June 17 -– The City Sports Development and Promotions Committee (CSDPC) is finalizing plans and programs to uplift sports consciousness in Baguio City using the PHP60-million appropriation intended to complete the rehabilitation of the Baguio Athletic Bowl at Burnham Park.
DAVAO CITY, June 17 -– Undefeated Filipino lightweight Harmonito “Hammer” dela Torre of General Santos City is now back training with his Cuban coach Osmiri “Moro” Fernandez in Miami, USA.
Travel & Tourism
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, June 14 (PNA) — A travel group is looking at easing overcrowding in the Philippines’ top destinations by developing luxury travel and tourism to prevent damages that could pose risks to the quality of tourism as well as the environment.
SYDNEY, June 17 — Chinese tourists are expected to spend more than 4.1 billion Australian dollars (3.02 billion U.S. dollars) in Australian retail outlets during 2016, according to a report received on Friday.
Health & Lifestyle
MANILA, June 17 — The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) has lauded the issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10524 entitled “An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for Persons with Disability, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7277, As Amended, Otherwise Known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability,” which is set to be signed by the respective stakeholders Friday, June 17, 2016.
By Saul E. Pa-a
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna June 16 (PNA) — Calamba City staged on Thursday its 3rd “Buhayani 2016 Short Film Festival” competition that drew scores of millennial and budding film makers through their video masterpieces inspired by Rizal’s life and works at the SM City Calamba Cinema 1 here.
ILOILO CITY, June 17 -– The Department of Health (DOH) here is calling for stepped up cleanup drive as dengue cases continue to increase in Western Visayas with 3,653 cases and eight deaths as of the 23rd morbidity week.
By Jorge Hallare
LEGAZPI CITY, June 17 (PNA) — Members of the Paracale Municipal Police Station (PMPS) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) of Daet town caught three men in the act of illegally mining in Sitio Bulaay, Barangay Palanas, Paracale, Camarines Norte, at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
KORONADAL CITY, June 17 –- Police and military authorities here have been placed on heightened alert for possible retaliatory attacks from communist rebels after a clash with government forces Friday morning that left two rebels killed.
PLARIDEL, Bulacan, June 17 — Transparency, which is the key word of incoming Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza in managing the peace process, is fast gaining the support of stakeholders and peace advocates.
MANILA, June 17 — The local stock barometer regained the 7,600-level on Friday as investors took their cue from Wall Street’s rally after the United States Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov does not rule out further sale of Russian Helicopters shares, bringing the share of private investors up to 49 percent.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — Russia will launch grain interventions in August-September, which will be selective, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2016) on Friday.
BACOLOD CITY, June 17 — Multiplier farms as well as individual and association raisers in Negros Occidental have been allotted almost P1.3 million worth of animals by the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) this June.
By Cielito M. Reganit
MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) bared on Friday seven technologies for different agricultural commodities and two technologies specifically for soybeans that it has developed in the past three to four years that are now ready for mass adoption by farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs.
By Gideon Belen
REAL, Quezon, June 17 (PNA) -– Around 35 farmers-beekeepers in Barangay Cawayan in this town could now earn more from honey bee production and honey culture through the acquisition of starter bee hive and tool kits provided by Quezon’s Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) this month.
By Cielito M. Reganit
MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Anyone who has already been at “Milka Krem” — the dairy products outlet of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in the Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija — can ascertain that it has become a haven for an array of delightful, truly refreshing, and healthy products that it sells to the public.
By Leilanie G. Adriano
SAN FERNANDO, La Union, May 5 (PNA) — The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office I (DSWD-FO1) have helped a solo parent for six years — Marissa Madanay from Pao Norte, City of San Fernando, La Union.
By Butch Galicia
TORONTO, Undated (PNA Features) — Isang turista ang nagsapalarang dumalaw sa kaibigan sa kabundukan ng Timog Pilipinas. Siya ay lumapit sa isang umpukan at nagtanong: “Is this the town of San Isidro?”