Salted fish dry under the heat of the sun in Albay province on Tuesday (September 16, 2014) as Mt. Mayon’s restiveness intensifies with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology hoisting Alert Level 3, expecting an explosion within a few days or weeks. (PNA... [Read more...]
The 147-hectare shipyard of Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. at West Cebu Industrial Park Social Economic Zone in Balamban, Cebu eyes to be the shipbuilding capital of the Philippines and the “mother shipyard” in Southeast Asia. The Tsuneishi Balamban facility... [Read more...]
Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada receives from Dr. James Dy (with red tie) a check for P1.53 million representing payment for two Nissan Almera police mobile cars that the Filipino Chinese community in Binondo donated to the Manila Police. Dy is chairman of the Filipino Chinese... [Read more...]
Gawad Kalinga’s Reggie Ferrer, assistant store manager at bambike ecotours; and Letran student Inaki Miguel pose for the guided tour with handmade bamboo bicycles along the walled city of Intramuros on Tuesday (September 16, 2014). (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme Read More →
Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona (2nd from left) leads the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) which gives financial assistance to indigent patients... [Read more...]
By Azer N. Parrocha
MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — An aircraft of Philippine Airlines (PAL) made a rough landing Tuesday noon at the Hong Kong International Airport after experiencing turbulence brought about by typhoon “Luis” (international name: Kalmaegi).
MANILA, Sept. 16 — The Quezon City government is urging all television stations within the city to flash hourly on television shows the Philippine Standard Time to address time differences that cause delay of scheduled business transactions.
By Catherine J. Teves
MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Government's weather agency forecast for the agricultural sector in Regions III, IV-A and IV rainfall up to 300 mm. — the highest expected downpour among regions nationwide within the 10-day period ending Sept. 20 this year.
SYDNEY, Sept. 16 — Australia's top universities have moved up the world rankings in the latest survey released on Tuesday.
LAGOS, Sept. 16 — Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NAMA) on Tuesday confirmed that the death toll from a building collapse in Nigeria's southwest state of Lagos has risen to 57, from Monday's 49.
WELLINGTON, Sept. 16 — New Zealand Customs officers said Tuesday they have seized 700,000 Renminbi (113,644 U.S. dollars) from a man who was attempting to smuggle the cash out of the country to Hong Kong.
Sports & Entertainment
MANILA, Sept. 16 — The Philippine girls youth volleyball team is aiming for a modest goal when it competes in the Asian Youth Girls U-17 Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand for the first time in a long while.
By Cyrus M. Garde
BACOLOD CITY, Sept 16 (PNA) — Seven players were added to the lineup of Ceres-La Salle Football Club in a ceremonial signing of contract held at the 21 Restaurant here Tuesday.
PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Sept. 16 – The General Santos City athletic delegation landed as the champion as they ruled the recently-concluded four-day Batang Pinoy-Mindanao Leg held in this city.
Travel & Tourism
ILOILO CITY, Sept. 16 — The renowned tourist island of Boracay in Aklan is reportedly losing around P165 million from booking cancellations by more or less 7,000 Chinese nationals almost three days after China issued a travel ban advisory to the Philippines following the abduction of a Chinese teenager who worked in a family-run store in Zamboanga.
DAVAO CITY, Sept. 16 — Efforts of Davao Oriental officials to acquire a niche in the tourism industry are gaining ground.
TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 16 — Limited operations of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport continue to affect some of the hotels in this city.
Health & Lifestyle
MOSCOW, Sept. 16 -– Drinking water supplies in Texas and Pennsylvania suffer from regular natural gas contamination, although it is not a direct consequence of horizontal drilling, or fracking, US researchers say.
DAVAO CITY, Sept. 16 –- The City Health Office (CHO) on Tuesday vowed to cover majority of the targeted areas in the city in the immunization coverage of Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio at the end of the month-long campaign despite some challenges experienced by health staff.
By Minggu Simon Lhasa
BANGKOK, Sept 16 (PNA/Bernama) — The Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) of the Thai Red Cross Society, BioNet-Asia and Liaoning Cheng Da Bioechnology (CDBIO) have announced a collaboration to manufacture the next-generation rabies vaccine in Thailand.
By Zorayda S. Tecson
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Some P218.59 million worth of crops and infrastructure in Central Luzon were damaged due to the onslaught of typhoon "Luis".
CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 — Some P106.7 million cash aid has been given to 9,698 beneficiaries in six towns in northern Cebu whose houses were totally destroyed by super typhoon Yolanda, a Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 official said.
CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 — Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) director Senior Supt. Noli Romana to intensify their inspection of possible places where minors and commercial sex workers stay at night.
NANNING, Sept. 16 — China looks forward to an upgraded China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) and vows efforts to improve its quality and performance, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said on Tuesday.
KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept. 16 — Singapore says it is willing to explore investment opportunities in Peninsular Malaysia's east coast states.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 16 –- The City Council here has started the public hearings on the city’s proposed Revenue Code of 2015, City Councilor Prexy Elipe said on Tuesday.
CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 7 has turned over manufacturing machines to two farmer organizations in Aloguinsan town in southern Cebu to increase production of desiccated coconut and coconut charcoal.
By Nanette L. Guadalquiver
BACOLOD CITY, Sept 16 (PNA) – Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the provincial government continuously promotes the improvement of the local cattle industry.
By Edwin O. Fernandez
COTABATO CITY, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Members of the Moro National Liberation Front will launch on Thursday a self-sustained 500-hectare Cavendish banana farm in the MNLF’s main enclave in Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao.
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Sept. 14 (PNA) — Not many people are aware that responsible parenthood through proper family planning and reproductive health is also taught to the family beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the government.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept. 16 — Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has made proposals to the under-discussion amendment on the Law on Special Consumption Tax to increase the consumption tax on cigarettes from 65 percent in 2014, to 75 percent in 2015, and 85 percent in 2018.
By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel
MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Seven technical-vocational graduates who have been chosen as regional winners of Idols ng TESDA 2014 have shared their stories proving that the training they received from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) gives them edge in the workplace.