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Kidapawan to allot bigger funds for young scholars

By Noel Y. Punzalan and Edwin O. fernandez KIDAPAWAN CITY, Dec. 17 (PNA) — Convinced that education helps alleviate poverty, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said on Wednesday the local…

Police highlights Christmas for children

BUTUAN CITY, Dec 17 (PNA) — Police here in the region is highlighting Christmas for children – especially needy children. Aside from hanging Christmas lanterns on Wednesday evening to emphasize…

Prov’l Governor throws full support to People’s Initiative for scrapping of pork funds

By Mary Judaline F. Partlow DUMAGUETE CITY, Dec. 17 (PNA) – Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo Wednesday announced his 100 percent support to a People’s Initiative calling for the abolition…

MDG Christmas caravan to distribute Noche Buena packages to poor families in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Dec. 17 (PNA) — A Christmas caravan packed with Noche Buena packages will be going around the province’s poorest villages to distribute gift items in time…

DOH-CHD6 gears up for APEC

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 17 (PNA) — The Department of Health-Center for Health Development 6 (DOH-CHD 6) is preparing for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) meetings to be held in…

Bacolod City reiterates opposition to death penalty in ‘Cities for Life’ rites

BACOLOD CITY, Dec. 17 (PNA) — The Cities for Life second anniversary was marked by the City of Bacolod led by Mayor Monico Puentevella to reiterate the city’s strong opposition…

Free ongoing product design upscale and artistry development workshops at DCP

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA)– In time for the holidays and in preparation for 10-member Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) block’s competitive open market in 2015, the Design Center of the…

Senate okays Php22.467-B supplemental budget

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) – With 13-0 vote, the Senate on Wednesday night approved on second and third readings the Php22.467-billion supplemental budget for fiscal year…

PHL dismayed over US rejection of custody request for US Marine

By Michaela P. Del Callar MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — The Philippine government was dismayed by the United States’ refusal to hand over to Filipino authorities a US marine accused…

NHA, DOH settle PCMC land row

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) – The Senate committee on health has terminated its inquiry into the land being occupied by the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC)…

Technology professionals’ group supports calls to declare Smartmatic as ineligible to participate in bidding

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — A group of technology professionals is also pushing for the Commission on Elections-Bids and Awards Committee (Comelec-BAC) to declare as ineligible…

Napocor opens Rainforest Park in Angat Watershed

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — The National Power Corporation (Napocor), the government agency tasked to manage 11 watershed systems in the country including Angat Watershed inaugurated on Wednesday the Angat…

Gov’t to deploy 800 medical staff during Pope Francis visit in Leyte

PALO, Leyte, Dec. 15 (PNA) -– The government will deploy 800 medical staff to respond to emergency health needs of pilgrims and onlookers during Pope Francis visit in Leyte on…

Construction of Calamba Sports Convention and Center to start early 2015

By Zen Trinidad and Robert Maico CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Dec. 15 (PNA) — The Calamba Sports and Convention Center nears its construction as minor revisions of the agreement between the…

Anti-pork barrel signature campaign to highlight start of Simbang Gabi in Negros Oriental, Siquijor parishes

DUMAGUETE CITY, Dec. 15 (PNA) – The traditional nine-day novena masses or Simbang Gabi, which begins on Dec. 16, will be highlighted by massive signature campaigns at the different parishes…