February 15, 2016 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Japanese judo coach to have key role for Brazil at Olympics
TOKYO, Feb. 11 — A Japanese judo instructor working for Brazil's national team is bringing cultural and technical experience to her pupils as they ramp up their training program with just six months to go before the opening of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
February 15, 2016 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Young people give educational support to disaster-hit kids
ISHINOMAKI, Japan, Feb. 11 — Satoshi Okuno thought he had finally found the answer to his question — what he should do for society — when he saw children studying in a corner of a gymnasium being used as a shelter after a strong earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's northeastern region in March 2011.
February 3, 2016 12:08 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Death doesn't end Syrian refugees' misery in Lebanon
BEIRUT, Jan. 31 — Syrians who fled their war-torn country to Lebanon since 2011 are living in very harsh conditions.
February 3, 2016 12:08 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Japan looks to music therapy as population grays
TOKYO, Jan. 31 — As Japan's population grays and diseases of aging increase, some hospitals and municipalities are introducing "music therapy" as a way to help patients living with dementia.
January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on Ecological peculiarity makes Jovellar town spectacular
By Danny O. Calleja
JOVELLAR, Albay, Jan. 28 (PNA) — Deep through the woods down the outskirts of this poor, sleepy Bicol town are peculiar natural settings that make the place incredibly spectacular.
January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on Two student-writers bag top KWF award
By Catherine J. Teves
MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) – Government's language authority Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) honored the winners of its nationwide Gawad Julian Cruz Balmaseda competition for the best thesis and dissertation in Filipino, the country's national language.
January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on (NEWS FEATURE) Why not build a wind farm outside Ilocos Norte?
By Juzel L. Danganan
MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) — Ilocos Norte, a historic city, is not only known for its old churches, but also for its many wind farms — as it hosts three projects with a total power generation of 249 megawatts (MWs).
January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on Feature: Snow storm adds to misery of Syrian refugees in north Lebanon
By Salah Takieddine
BEIRUT, Jan. 28 (PNA/Xinhua) — Leila Khamiss, a 50-year-old displaced Syrian woman, said that Syrian refugees living in tents in northern Lebanon have not received help or aid despite a current severe snow storm that has dumped mounds of snow across the mountainous areas there since Saturday.
January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on (Feature) Ayala Museum showcases Heart Evangelista's 'Oceans Apart' paintings on Jan. 30-Feb. 10
By Lily O. Ramos
MANILA, Jan. 26 (PNA) — One of entertainment and showbiz's most beautiful actresses, Heart Evangelista, is holding an exhibition of her paintings "Oceans Apart" at the Artists' Space at Ayala Museum in Makati City — free to the public — from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10.
(Feature) WomanHealth Philippines to candidates in the coming polls: Include health system in your platforms
January 29, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on (Feature) WomanHealth Philippines to candidates in the coming polls: Include health system in your platforms
By Leilani S. Junio
MANILA, Jan. 25 (PNA) — An advocate group for women's reproductive rights in the country is urging presidential aspirants and other candidates for elective positions in the coming May 9 elections to include "a good health system" in their platform of governance as basis for the people to select them wisely.