Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (PATAFA) president Philip Ella Juico announces the holding of the 2015 Philippine National Open-Invitational Athletics Championships at the San Luis Sports Complex in Sta Cruz, Laguna from March 19-22, 2015 that will be participated... [Read more...]
The Philippines flags at the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and camps across the country fly at half-mast effective Tuesday (January 27, 2015) in honor of the bravery and sacrifices made by the 44 Special Action Forces (SAF) members who died in... [Read more...]
Workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) conduct road reblocking and drainage rehabilitation along Elliptical Road on Tuesday (January 27, 2015) across the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme Read More →
St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing Marilen Trongued-Lagniton and NG Corporate Communications Director Raul Rodriguez show how to download St. Luke’s “MedConnect” from mobile phone during the launching of the 1st... [Read more...]
Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II announced the formation of a Board of Inquiry led by Philippine National police (PNP) Officer in Charge, Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, during a press conference on Tuesday (January 27, 2015) at the PNP headquarters... [Read more...]
By Lady Marie dela Torre
MANILA, Jan 27 (PNA) — St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) on Tuesday launched its first mobile application so-called St. Luke’s MedConnect, to give the public easier access to world-class hospital’s health care services.
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Tuesday the government's Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) program is meant for the vulnerable poor sectors not included in the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) data-base of 2009 for lack of permanent address.
By Ferdinand G. Patinio
MANILA, Jan 27 (PNA) — The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) has called on the government to take definitive action on the rising number of accidents and deaths in workplaces caused by grave violations of occupational safety rules.
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 — The UN Security Council on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, which killed at least eight people.
DAMASCUS, Jan. 28 — The Syrian army killed as many as 66 rebels in several Syrian areas on Tuesday, the state news agency SANA reported.
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 28 — A senior official of African Union (AU) said Tuesday the long-awaited tripartite free trade area between three regional blocs is expected to be launched in May in Cairo, Egypt.
Sports & Entertainment
MANILA, Jan. 27 — Jimmy Alapag isn’t exactly suiting up for Vlade Divac, but the recently retired Talk ‘N Text star is now on the FIBA team headed by the Serbian and NBA great.
MELBOURNE, Jan. 27 — Maria Sharapova beat seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in straight sets on Tuesday and progressed into the Australian Open semifinals for the seventh time.
Travel & Tourism
MADRID, Jan. 28 — There is no reason why the number of foreign tourists travelling to Spain should not continue to grow in 2015. That is the message Taleb Rifai, the director general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization gave to Xinhua in an exclusive interview.
VALLETTA, Jan 28 — Malta International Airport (MIA) expects to welcome some 4.4 million passengers this year, a 2 percent growth over last year which was a record year for the only airport in Maltese islands.
MADRID, Jan. 28 — Foreign tourists spent 63.094 billion euros (about 71 billion U.S. dollars) in Spain last year, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday.
Health & Lifestyle
OSAKA, Jan. 27 — A research team of Japan's Osaka University has announced that it has proven that myocardial cells developed from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells could assimilate with heart tissues of rats and function continuously, which marks a big step towards clinical research of treating human heart diseases with iPS cells.
VANCOUVER, Jan. 27 — A woman resident of British Columbia, Canada, was confirmed to have been infected with H7N9 bird flu virus, becoming the first human infection case of the deadly virus in North America, federal health officials said Monday.
GUANGZHOU, Jan. 28 — Two more human cases of H7N9 bird flu were reported in south China's Guangdong Province, local health authorities said Tuesday, adding the province's tally to 23 since the start of this year.
CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan De Oro City, Jan. 27 — A seasoned Army officer assumed his new post as Commander of 401st Infantry “Unity” Brigade, 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, based in New Leyte, Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan Del Sur, the military announced Tuesday.
By Edwin O. Fernandez
CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Jan 27 (PNA) — While awaiting for the release of their slain loved ones, grieving relatives recalled their good attitudes and the good memories while they were still alive and serving the Filipino people.
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Jan. 27 — The city government has denied report that it has been rounding up street children due to the ongoing Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings being held inside the Clark Special Economic Zone.
MADRID, Jan. 28 — The Spanish public deficit stood at 4.62 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of November, the Spanish Ministry of Finance reported on Tuesday.
VILNIUS, Jan 28 — Swedbank, one of the leading commercial banks in Lithuania, on Tuesday revised downwards the country's GDP growth forecast to 2.3 percent in 2015 from the previous 3.3 percent estimated last November.
ANKARA, Jan. 28 — Erdem Basci, governor of the Turkish Central Bank, said Tuesday that inflation could drop to its lowest level in 45 years by end of the year.
CHICAGO, Jan. 28 — Chicago agricultural commodities futures market closed lower Tuesday with all three major commodities falling.
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Jan. 27 — The world's premier research organization focused on rice makes a commitment to keep working toward food and nutrition security for at least the next few generations.
By Robert Maico
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Jan 27 (PNA) — Some of the world's leading experts on rice science convene this week at the Philippine headquarters of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) here to review research efforts toward making rice systems work better for the poor. They are focusing on Asia, where about 90% of rice is grown.
By Danny O. Calleja
LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 27 (PNA) – A mere mention of this prime Bicol city, the capital of Albay province, is just like delivering a postcard bearing the picture of the majestic Mt. Mayon.
CEBU CITY, Jan. 26 — The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) has opened its own coffee shop at its headquarters in Sitio Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City to cater to the needs of its personnel.
VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 — Crossing the Atlantic Ocean by an unmanned sailing boat?