Emerging top tourist destination of Masbate

December 20, 2011 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Emerging top tourist destination of Masbate 

SOMBRERO Island, Masbate (PNA) — This quaint, hat-shaped (thus the name) islet at the middle of Burias Pass that belongs to the political jurisdiction of the town of San Pascual, Masbate is emerging as a top tourist destination. (PNA photo by Connie B. Destura)
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PDEA Director General Jose Gutierrez at ‘Talking Points'” program

December 20, 2011 11:51 pm· Comments Off on PDEA Director General Jose Gutierrez at ‘Talking Points'” program 

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Jose Gutierrez (left) stresses a point as he discusses the programs and activities of the agency, like operation private eye, during the “Talking Points” program aired live through the Radyo ng Bayan and People’s Television 4 (PTV4) at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Bldg. in Quezon City on Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2011. At right is “Talking Points” program host Allan Allanigue. (PNA photo by Johnny D. Guevarra)
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Newly-renovated waiting shed at Manila’s Liwasang Bonifacio

December 20, 2011 11:49 pm· Comments Off on Newly-renovated waiting shed at Manila’s Liwasang Bonifacio 

Photos show a newly-renovated waiting shed with clean and sanitary comfort rooms for men and women in front of the Metropolitan Theater at Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila. It is a project of the city government under Mayor Alfredo S. Lim. (PNA photos by Gil S. Calinga)
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President Aquino presides at the Cabinet Meeting in Malacanang

December 20, 2011 11:45 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino presides at the Cabinet Meeting in Malacanang 

President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room in Malacañang on Monday (Dec. 19, 2011). (Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau/ PNA)
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President Aquino, Cabinet Secretaries pray before the Cabinet Meeting

December 20, 2011 11:42 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino, Cabinet Secretaries pray before the Cabinet Meeting 

President Benigno S. Aquino III is joined by his Cabinet secretaries in praying before the Cabinet Meeting at Malacanang’s Aguinaldo State Dining Room on Monday (Dec. 19, 2011). (Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PNA)
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President Aquino swears in ARMM-OIC Governor Mujiv Hataman and Vice Governor Bainon Karon

December 20, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino swears in ARMM-OIC Governor Mujiv Hataman and Vice Governor Bainon Karon 

President Benigno S. Aquino III swears in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Governor Mujiv Hataman and Vice Governor Bainon Karon in a ceremony at the President’s Hall in Malacañang on Monday (Dec. 19, 2011). The priority of the former Anak Mindanao Party-list lawmaker in assuming office is the peace and security issues in the ARMM provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Basilan. (Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PNA)
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Australia pledges humanitarian aid for Mindanao, other disaster-hit areas in Asia-Pacific

December 20, 2011 11:20 am· Comments Off on Australia pledges humanitarian aid for Mindanao, other disaster-hit areas in Asia-Pacific 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 20 –- Australia has allocated some A$ 10.5 million for humanitarian assistance to victims of recent calamities that affected the Asia-Pacific region, including the devastating floods in several parts of Mindanao over the weekend that already left over 900 people dead.

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Baguio police starts seizing illegal firecrackers

December 20, 2011 11:20 am· Comments Off on Baguio police starts seizing illegal firecrackers 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 20 — The operatives of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) has started to seize a number of illegal firecrackers as a measure to prevent any injury during the forthcoming revelries for Christmas Day and New Year.

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Int’l expert lauds Iloilo City efforts to rehabilitate Iloilo River

December 20, 2011 11:19 am· Comments Off on Int’l expert lauds Iloilo City efforts to rehabilitate Iloilo River 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 20 –- Subijoy Dutta, one of the founding directors of the Rivers of the World Foundation and an expert connected with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), lauded the efforts of the city government here in its attempt to rehabilitate the Iloilo River.

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South Cotabato, GenSan, Sarangani governments send help to ‘Sendong’ victims

December 20, 2011 11:18 am· Comments Off on South Cotabato, GenSan, Sarangani governments send help to ‘Sendong’ victims 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 20 – The provincial government of South Cotabato is sending some P1.5 million worth of relief goods to the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro to assist the ongoing relief operations for victims of typhoon Sendong.

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