Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) President and Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) Chairman Cesar Cruz (left) answers questions in an ambush interview after the 26th Philippine Travel Mart press conference held at the Makati Diamond Residences, Makati City on Tuesday... [Read more...]
Travel junkies set to visit this yearís Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) now have a digital way of window-shopping with quick response (QR) code system incorporated in tour packages being offered. Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) and PTM Chairman Cesar Cruz (right) said... [Read more...]
Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) president Dr. Gilberto Llanto (left) exchanges views with Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Public Information Officer Atty. Mary Ann Salada during the 13th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM)... [Read more...]
Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) president Dr. Gilberto Llanto (at rostrum) delivers his welcome remarks during the 13th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) with the theme “Tamang Regulasyon para sa Patuloy na Pag-ahon” press conference held... [Read more...]
Senator Grace Poe (2nd from left), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, listens to Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac (extreme right) during the public hearing on the need to tighten the fight against drugs... [Read more...]
By Catherine J. Teves
MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Some areas in the East and West zones covering Metro Manila and nearby locations will have water for only 12 hours or less in a day beginning this month, affecting nearly 356,000 customers, while other places will experience reduced water pressure.
By Jelly F. Muisco
MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) Senator Cynthia Villar on Tuesday denied reports that the Nacionalista Party has jumped ship after talks with Partidong Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and its possible presidential bet Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
By Jelly F. Musico
MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) A battery of lawyers of Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday asked the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) to dismiss a petition questioning the senator's citizenship, saying it is insufficient in form and substance.
MOSCOW, Sept. 1 — India will benefit from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) despite any political disputes, said Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Zaheer Janjua.
NEW DELHI, Sept. 1 — At least one person perished and two others injured in a low-intensity blast in the western Indian state of Maharashtra Tuesday, a senior police official said.
MOSCOW, Sept. 1 — According to the report, Obama will highlight the need to purchase a new heavy icebreaker by 2020 and propose to start planning the purchase of additional vessels.
Sports & Entertainment
By Lily O Ramos
MANILA. Sept 1 (PNA)– After the historic womens battle for the best women billiards players in the world last year comes the chance for the men to do theirs in the world pool with all media world looking at them for three competitive days.
TOKYO, Sept. 1 — The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games decided on Tuesday to drop the logo design that was allegedly copied from the emblem of a Belgian theater, the public broadcaster NHK said.
CEBU CITY, Sept. 1 — Heavy-hitter Kenny Demecillo and his coach, Christopher Ping-Ping Tepora, eye a knockout victory over Daryl Basadre in the rematch on September 26 in the main event of Brawl at the Mall at the Gaisano Mall Atrium in Gen. Santos City.
Travel & Tourism
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Since the launch of the Ugong Rock eco-tourism project in Palawan in 2008, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) has been carrying out efforts to lift poverty through eco-tourism.
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Sept 1 (PNA) — Travel junkies set to visit this years Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) now have a digital way of window-shopping with quick response (QR) code systems being incorporated in tour packages being offered.
JAKARTA, Sept. 1 — Indonesia recorded 777,200 foreign holidaymakers in July, an increase of 4.76 percent from a year earlier, the national statistics bureau said on Tuesday.
Health & Lifestyle
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Sept. 1 — The National Nutrition Council Region (NNC)2, through the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET), concluded its Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) for year 2015 with its visit in municipalities of Aparri and Lal-lo recently. This years MELLPI started in Batanes.
NAIROBI, Sept. 1 — The number of acutely and severely malnourished children in Somalia is likely to increase to 343,400 and 63,400 respectively through the end of the year, a UN-backed food security assessment says.
COTABATO CITY, Sept. 1 — The Rural Health Unit of Makilala in North Cotabato on Tuesday spearheaded a motorcade, a short program and symposium to celebrate the National Lung Month, aimed at attaining its goal of "zero TB" in Makilala.
DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 1 — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has completed its investigation on a case that has caught the attention of CHR Manila when it was earlier reported to purportedly be a case of extra judicial killing (EJK) but was later ruled out when it was proven that there was no shooting at all.
ILOILO CITY, Aug. 29 – The Department of Tourism 6 has named the four winners of the Western Visayas Film Grants Program of the department and CineKasimanwa.
DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 1 — With over 400 policemen from Negros Oriental being deployed to Cebu as part of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2015 (APEC 2015) summit, the remaining police force in Negros Oriental is doing extra duty hours, according to officer-in-charge provincial director Sr. Supt. Dionardo Carlos.
JAKARTA, Sept. 1 — ASEAN will attract more foreign investment with its robust economic growth, primarily driven by its competitive young workforce and soon-to-be-discovered potential, once the common ASEAN Community is formed on Dec 31, 2015, affirmed Suh Jung-in, Ambassador of South Korea to the region.
MOSCOW, Sept. 1 — According to Russian deputy prime minister, Russia will not increase oil production due to the current oil prices as the volume of investments in difficult-to-access reserves and some new projects is naturally declining.
BEIJING, Sept. 1 — China has established a fund of USD 10 billion to support the country's industrial cooperation with Latin America, the central bank announced on Tuesday.
By Leilanie G. Adriano
LAOAG CITY, Sept 1 (PNA) –Farmers living in highly-vulnerable areas, with washed-out dikes, silted rivers and farmlands are strongly advised to rethink first, before sowing the remaining seeds of hope and probably, sustain its growth until the next harvest.
PHNOM PENH, Aug. 31 — The continuing dry spell has greatly affected vast portions of rice fields in the country.
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) - This key Bicol metropolis is hell-bent on preserving the vitality of its agricultural areas through sustainable agriculture even as it is vigorously campaigning for its conversion into highly urbanized city (HUC).
BRATISLAVA, Aug. 31 — Nice weather, vintage aeroplanes and American Blackhawks helicopters attract dozens of thousands visitors on Slovak International Air Fest SIAF 2015 on Sliac in central slovakia.
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 30 (PNA) Hundreds of revelers in colorful ethnic costumes on Saturday occupied three kilometers of the citys main thoroughfare as they performed indigenous dances and played tribal music in a parade cheered by thousands of locals, tourists and visitors.
(News Feature) UKs Globe Theatre brings Hamlet to Manila as it marks 125th show in two-year world tour
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Aug. 24 (PNA) — The long wait of Filipino playgoers to see a Shakespeares Globe Theatre production ended on Sunday (Aug. 23) as the London theater company staged Globe to Globe: Hamlet at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Little Theater in Pasay City.