Philippines News Agency (PNA) Acting Executive Editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater... [Read more...]
PNA acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University
Philippines News Agency (PNA) acting executive editor Luis A. Morente delivers his inspirational message to the students of Bicol University during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise and Memorandum of Undertaking (MOU) signing on Friday (June 17, 2016) at the BU Amphitheater,... [Read more...]
(L-R) One of the graduates as she proudly displays her certificate of completion during the PNA Internship Graduation Exercise attended by Philippines News Agency (PNA) Legazpi Bureau Chief Floreno G. Solmirano, Bicol University College of Arts and Letters Dean Dr. Maria Sarte,... [Read more...]
Outgoing PhilMech Executive Director Rex L. Bingabing (left) and Director Rodolfo P. Estigoy (right), Chief Research Science Specialist of Philippine Center for PostHarvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), answers questions during press briefing on Friday (June 17, 2016)... [Read more...]
President Aquino answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corps during his thanksgiving lunch
President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions from members of Malacanang Press Corpse (MPC) during his thanksgiving lunch Friday, June 17, 2016 at Presidents Restaurant in Binondo Manila. The President express his gratitude to MPC for the 6 year working relations with them.... [Read more...]
By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan
MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Cognizant of the need for disaster preparedness, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is getting ready for the simultaneous 2nd Metro Manila Shake Drill on June 22.
By Filane Mikee Cervantes
MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — Outgoing Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Friday allayed fears of soaring dropout rates due to Senior High School (SHS), saying that the number will be reduced from 50 percent to 10 percent.
MANILA, June 17 — Two weeks before leaving office, President Benigno S. Aquino III said he hopes the country would be better prepared to address the challenges posed by the International Arbitral Tribunal’s decision on the case filed by the Philippines against China.
BEIJING, June 17 — Dongfeng Honda will recall more than one million vehicles due to defective airbags, China's quality watchdog said on Friday.
TOKYO, June 17 — US’ plan to deploy a missile defense system in Japan will upset the balance of powers in the region and will negatively affect the existing security system, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said on Friday.
TOKYO, June 17 — Consultations on the issue of peace treaty between Russia and Japan will be held in Tokyo on June 22, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a news conference here on Friday.
Sports & Entertainment
BAGUIO CITY, June 17 -– The City Sports Development and Promotions Committee (CSDPC) is finalizing plans and programs to uplift sports consciousness in Baguio City using the PHP60-million appropriation intended to complete the rehabilitation of the Baguio Athletic Bowl at Burnham Park.
DAVAO CITY, June 17 -– Undefeated Filipino lightweight Harmonito “Hammer” dela Torre of General Santos City is now back training with his Cuban coach Osmiri “Moro” Fernandez in Miami, USA.
DAVAO CITY, June 17 — Senator-elect Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will grace the much-awaited World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Global Championship slated on July 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Travel & Tourism
SYDNEY, June 17 — Chinese tourists are expected to spend more than 4.1 billion Australian dollars (3.02 billion U.S. dollars) in Australian retail outlets during 2016, according to a report received on Friday.
Shanghai Disney resort celebrates historic grand opening as the first Disney resort in Mainland China
SHANGHAI, June 16 — Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth worldwide, celebrated its historic Grand Opening Thursday, culminating one of Disney's most ambitious projects ever.
Health & Lifestyle
MANILA, June 17 — The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) has lauded the issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10524 entitled “An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for Persons with Disability, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7277, As Amended, Otherwise Known as the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability,” which is set to be signed by the respective stakeholders Friday, June 17, 2016.
CHANGSHA, June 16 — Preschooler Shi Bing in central China, wants to grow up faster so he can go to elementary school where he will get a free school lunch instead of going home for the same cold steamed buns and pickles every day.
By Saul E. Pa-a
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna June 16 (PNA) — Calamba City staged on Thursday its 3rd “Buhayani 2016 Short Film Festival” competition that drew scores of millennial and budding film makers through their video masterpieces inspired by Rizal’s life and works at the SM City Calamba Cinema 1 here.
COTABATO CITY, June 17 — Recognizing the vital role of media in the Mindanao peace process, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) will hold a forum to further improve media coverage, officials here said Friday.
JORDAN, Guimaras, June 17 — The Provincial Government of Guimaras led by Governor Samuel Gumarin filed Friday morning a case against Iloilo City Government with regard to the P135-million Guimaras Iloilo Ferry Terminal complex located at Rotary Park, Barangay Concepcion, Iloilo City.
ILOILO CITY, June 17 — Poverty incidence in Western Visayas has declined as a result of interventions implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the administration of President Benigno C. Aquino III.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — Russia’s oil major Lukoil still plans to apply for development of the Arctic offshore deposits, President Vagit Alekperov said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2016) on Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — Russia’s oil major Lukoil plans to offset the costs on Iraqi fields in August, President Vagit Alekperov told TASS Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 17 — The speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2016) will give answers to expectations on structural reforms in Russia’s economy, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
By Cielito M. Reganit
MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) bared on Friday seven technologies for different agricultural commodities and two technologies specifically for soybeans that it has developed in the past three to four years that are now ready for mass adoption by farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs.
By Gideon Belen
REAL, Quezon, June 17 (PNA) -– Around 35 farmers-beekeepers in Barangay Cawayan in this town could now earn more from honey bee production and honey culture through the acquisition of starter bee hive and tool kits provided by Quezon’s Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) this month.
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, June 16 — The province of Pangasinan, one of the top rice-producing provinces in the country, has been “very lucky” for sustaining only minimal damages due to the El Niño phenomenon, a provincial agricultural executive said.
By Cielito M. Reganit
MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Anyone who has already been at “Milka Krem” — the dairy products outlet of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in the Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija — can ascertain that it has become a haven for an array of delightful, truly refreshing, and healthy products that it sells to the public.
By Leilanie G. Adriano
SAN FERNANDO, La Union, May 5 (PNA) — The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office I (DSWD-FO1) have helped a solo parent for six years — Marissa Madanay from Pao Norte, City of San Fernando, La Union.
By Butch Galicia
TORONTO, Undated (PNA Features) — Isang turista ang nagsapalarang dumalaw sa kaibigan sa kabundukan ng Timog Pilipinas. Siya ay lumapit sa isang umpukan at nagtanong: “Is this the town of San Isidro?”