Senate briefing on the campaign for food security

February 26, 2015 7:27 am· Comments Off on Senate briefing on the campaign for food security 

150225182234Senator Cynthia Villar (right), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, exchanges views with Ms. Hilal Elver (left), a researcher-professor and co-director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security and Democracy of Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, at the Senate in Pasay City on Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015). Ms. Elver was briefed by implementing agencies such as the Departments of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform, Health, Social Welfare and Development and the Environment as well as the National Food Authority and the National Anti-Poverty Commission on their agencies’ respective efforts in contributing to the campaign for food security and the realization of the right to food. Also in right photo is Senator Aquilino Pimentel II. (PNA photos by Avito C. Dalan)
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Public hearing on Mamasapano Truth Commission

February 26, 2015 7:26 am· Comments Off on Public hearing on Mamasapano Truth Commission 

150225173903Senator Teofisto Guingona III (left), chairperson of the Committee on Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, along with Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, ask resource person Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan (2nd from right), Executive Director of the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia, on the proposal to create the Mamasapano Truth Commission during the public hearing on Wednesday (February 25, 2015) at the Senate in Pasay City. Also in photo (from right) are Father Albert Alejo of the Society of Jesus Social Apostolate; Atty. Merlin Magallona former dean/professor at University of the Philippines; Atty. Mazzer Mahoramsalic, former Commissioner Convener Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy; Atty. Raul Villanueva, Dean of Xavier University College of Law; and Dr.Edmund Tayao, Professor at the Political Science Department of University of Santo Tomas. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)LAM/acd

President Aquino offers a wreath at the EDSA People Power Monument

February 26, 2015 7:25 am· Comments Off on President Aquino offers a wreath at the EDSA People Power Monument 

150225175251President Benigno S. Aquino III offers a wreath at the EDSA People Power Monument during the commemorative activities of the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in White Plains Avenue corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015). This year’s theme is “Ituloy ang Pagbabago.” The 1986 peaceful and bloodless uprising ousted the dictatorial regime of President Ferdinand Marcos and catapulted Mrs. Corazon C. Aquino to the Presidency. (Photo by Exequiel Supera/ Malacañang Photo Bureau/PCOO/PNA)
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President Aquino leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the EDSA People Power Monument

February 26, 2015 7:24 am· Comments Off on President Aquino leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the EDSA People Power Monument 

150225174743President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the EDSA People Power Monument during the commemorative activities of the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in White Plains Avenue corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015). This year’s theme is “Ituloy ang Pagbabago.” The 1986 peaceful and bloodless uprising ousted the dictatorial regime of President Ferdinand Marcos and catapulted Mrs. Corazon C. Aquino to the Presidency. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PNA)
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President Aquino views the 7-minute unity walk of the AFP-PNP men and women

February 26, 2015 7:23 am· Comments Off on President Aquino views the 7-minute unity walk of the AFP-PNP men and women 

150225174236President Benigno S. Aquino III views the 7-minute unity walk of the men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in White Plains Avenue corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015). This year’s theme is “Ituloy ang Pagbabago.” The 1986 peaceful and bloodless uprising ousted the dictatorial regime of President Ferdinand Marcos and catapulted Mrs. Corazon C. Aquino to the Presidency. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/ MalacaÒang Photo Bureau/PNA)
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President Aquino attends Holy Mass during 29th anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution

February 26, 2015 7:22 am· Comments Off on President Aquino attends Holy Mass during 29th anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution 

150225173519President Benigno S. Aquino III attends the Holy Mass officiated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the 29th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution at the Shrine of Mary Queen of Peace, Our Lady of Edsa Main Chapel along EDSA in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday (February 25, 2015). This year’s theme is “Ituloy ang Pagbabago.” The 1986 peaceful and bloodless uprising ousted the dictatorship and catapulted to power the President’s mother, the late President Corazon C. Aquino. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PNA)LAM/jme

Comelec bidding for May 2016 elections

February 26, 2015 7:20 am· Comments Off on Comelec bidding for May 2016 elections 

150225172228Atty. Helen Aguila Flores (right), chairperson of the Commission on Election (Comelec) Bids and Awards committee, presides the opening of the financial bids submitted by eligible bidders during the second stage of bidding for the lease of Election management System (EMS); Optical Mark Reader (OMR); and precinct-based Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) technology to be used in the May 9, 2016 elections on Wednesday (February 25, 2015) at the Bureau of Treasury Hall, Palacio del Governador in Intramuros, Manila. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)LAM/acd

Tet tourism rakes in higher earnings

February 25, 2015 6:03 am· Comments Off on Tet tourism rakes in higher earnings 

HCM CITY, Feb. 24 — Tens of thousands of local and international visitors headed to Vietnamese destinations during Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday on February 19 this year.

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China's 'Chunyun' return travel hectic amid snow, rain, fog

February 25, 2015 6:03 am· Comments Off on China's 'Chunyun' return travel hectic amid snow, rain, fog 

BEIJING, Feb. 24 — Snow, icy rain and fog caused delays of flights and highway closures in many parts of china on Tuesday, the last day of the week-long Lunar New Year Festival, when millions of travelers are on road back to schools or work.

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Cambodia expects 5M foreign tourists in 2015

February 25, 2015 6:03 am· Comments Off on Cambodia expects 5M foreign tourists in 2015 

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 24 — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the country is projected to receive about 5 million international visitors this year, up by 11 percent from 4.5 million last year.

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