PHL beats India’s world record for 1-hour single-site registration of most number of organ donors

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on PHL beats India’s world record for 1-hour single-site registration of most number of organ donors 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 28 (PNA) — The Philippines broke the Guinness Book of World Records set by India on having the biggest number of organ donation pledges gathered in a single site for just one hour Friday morning.

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Solon seeks the creation of social development and welfare center for the families of OFWs

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on Solon seeks the creation of social development and welfare center for the families of OFWs 

MANILA, Feb. 28 — A party-list lawmaker responded on Friday to the call of families of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to create a social development and welfare center for them by crafting a law that will make them busy during prolonged separation.

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Archbishop Quevedo desires to work for peace in Mindanao

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on Archbishop Quevedo desires to work for peace in Mindanao 

MANILA, Feb. 28 — Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, who is being called “Cardinal Peace” desires to work for peace in Mindanao but does not want to be in the forefront.

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Update: 17,816 registered as ‘Lifeline’ organ donors in 6 registration sites in PHL in 8 hours

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on Update: 17,816 registered as ‘Lifeline’ organ donors in 6 registration sites in PHL in 8 hours 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 28 (PNA) — A total of 17,816 Filipinos registered as organ donors in six registration sites around the country in a span of eight hours that began from 8 a.m. Friday under the "I'm A Lifeline" organ donation campaign.

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2 PN officers to participate in RIMPAC

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on 2 PN officers to participate in RIMPAC 

MANILA, Feb. 28 — Two Philippine Navy (PN) officers are set to participate in this year's RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise).

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GM Honrado lauds honest taxi driver who returned AUD 1,000 left by OFW

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on GM Honrado lauds honest taxi driver who returned AUD 1,000 left by OFW 

MANILA, Feb. 28 — Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado on Friday lauded the honest taxi driver who recovered and returned the AUD 1,000 left by a returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in his cab Wednesday night.

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PHL joins world in celebrating Rare Disease Day

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on PHL joins world in celebrating Rare Disease Day 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 28 (PNA) — Over 200 Filipinos, mostly children, are afflicted with over 20 rare disorders, according to a study by the University of the Philippines National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH).

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Expect cloudy skies with passing light rains — PAGASA

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on Expect cloudy skies with passing light rains — PAGASA 

MANILA, Mar. 1 — Most parts of the country including Metro Manila will continue to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light rains because of the effects of the cold northeast monsoon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Saturday.

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Aquino arrives back home after successful 2-day state visit in Malaysia

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on Aquino arrives back home after successful 2-day state visit in Malaysia 

MANILA, Mar. 1 — President Benigno S. Aquino III and company arrived back home before Saturday dawn after a two-day state visit in Malaysia upon the invitation of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

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Magnitude-3.2 quake jolts Davao Oriental

March 1, 2014 10:12 am· Comments Off on Magnitude-3.2 quake jolts Davao Oriental 

MANILA, Mar. 1 — A magnitude-3.2 earthquake jolted the province of Davao Oriental on Saturday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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