Namfrel expresses voters' disenfranchisement over election glitches

May 10, 2016 by · Comments Off on Namfrel expresses voters' disenfranchisement over election glitches 

By Filane Mikee Cervantes

MANILA, May 9 (PNA) — The National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) on Monday expressed its concern over cases of disenfranchisement resulting from the vote counting machine (VCM) malfunctions that happened.

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Comelec sitting as NBoC officially convenes Monday

May 10, 2016 by · Comments Off on Comelec sitting as NBoC officially convenes Monday 

By Ferdinand G. Patino

MANILA, May 9 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBoC) has officially convened on Monday.

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Comelec targets to proclaim 12 winning senators in a week

May 10, 2016 by · Comments Off on Comelec targets to proclaim 12 winning senators in a week 

By Ferdinand G. Patino

MANILA, May 9 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBoC) is looking to proclaim the winning 12 senators one week after the conduct of the May 9 polls.

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Peso inches up on strong fixing of Chinese currency

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Peso inches up on strong fixing of Chinese currency 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Feb. 15 (PNA) — The Philippine peso ended Monday sideways against the dollars on strong fixing on the Chinese currency.

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RCBC nets Php5.1 billion in 2015

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on RCBC nets Php5.1 billion in 2015 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Feb. 15 (PNA) — Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) booked a 15.2-percent rise in profit in 2015 on back of better results of its core businesses.

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(Feature)Bytes for bites: Big data in agriculture

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Feature)Bytes for bites: Big data in agriculture 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) — When we’re scanning the grocery aisles or cooking our meals, we don’t often think about how our food is painstakingly grown. It’s not that simple. In fact, farmers make around 40-50 crucial decisions each growing season. Will typhoons strike? Will it be a long, dry season? How do I protect my crops from diseases and insects? All these big farming decisions involve huge risks that allow them to harvest heartier and tastier food.

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(Feature) WomanHealth Philippines to candidates in the coming polls: Include health system in your platforms

January 29, 2016 by · 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.

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President Aquino stresses role of CCT program in achieving freedom from poverty, ignorance

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on President Aquino stresses role of CCT program in achieving freedom from poverty, ignorance 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III underscored on Thursday the important role of the Cash Conditional Transfer (CCT) program in freeing the Filipino people not only from hunger and poverty but in allowing parents to dream of better futures for their children.

”The power of the CCT program is that it frees our people not only from hunger and poverty today. Along with our other reforms to empower the education sector, the CCT is freeing our children from ignorance; it is freeing parents to dream of better futures for their kids,” the President said in his speech during the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Freedom Speech and Dinner at the Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila.

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Villar seeks inclusion of farm tourism sports in school field trips

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Villar seeks inclusion of farm tourism sports in school field trips 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 11 (PNA) – Senator Cynthia Villar said on Monday school field trips should include farm tourism destinations in order to promote the career in agriculture as a worthwhile endeavor among the youth.

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Aquino admin still focused on addressing Filipinos' concerns –Palace

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Aquino admin still focused on addressing Filipinos' concerns –Palace 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Jan. 11 (PNA) — The Aquino administration continues to address important concerns of the Filipino people, particularly on poverty and corruption.

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