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Remembering the dead is a celebration of life

By Janice M. Cave MANILA, (PNA) — A visit to the tomb of a loved one, whether it is All Saints’ Day or All Soul’s Day, has been a practice…

Killer earthquake unlikely to hit Panay Island in near future – analyst

ILOILO CITY, (PNA) — It could take about 100 years after 1948 before a giant tremor would likely hit Panay Island again. This was disclosed by a Philippine Institute Volcanology…

It’s not just more fun to invest in the Philippines, it is also profitable, says President Aquino

SEOUL, South Korea, (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said it’s not only more fun to invest in the Philippines but it’s also “profitable.” The President made this statement…

How does one differentiate a tamaraw from a carabao?

MANILA, (PNA) — Let’s face it. The extremely rare tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) and the ever-present carabao (Bubalus bubalis) look really similar. To celebrate Tamaraw Month (this October), World Wide Fund…

Fun is not just about the place, it is also about the people, says DOT chief

By Azer Parrocha MANILA, (PNA) — There is a term coined for a new type of tourism that was “more meaningful”, said Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr., referring to the…

Analysis: S. Korea groans with prevalent financial scams

By Yoo Seungki SEOUL, (PNA/Xinhua) — A company worker in South Korea received a text message on his smartphone. The message read that anyone who wants emergency funds can easily…

Commentary: High time to build new maritime silk road

BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — In his speech at the Indonesian parliament on Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to build a China-ASEAN community of common destiny and provided guidance for constructing…

Coffee in different cups anyone?

By Honor Blanco Cabie MANILA, (PNA) – Ricarte takes an average of 42 cups of coffee every day, which stretches from his breakfast table to near midnight before he retires…

Condo living: I can dream, can’t I?

By Aurelio A. Peña DAVAO CITY, (PNA) — With so many condominiums rising like mushrooms after a summer rain here in Davao City, I’m now becoming confused if my original…

Can security guards recognize a bomb?

By Aurelio A. Pena DAVAO CITY, (PNA Features) — It’s getting tougher, it seems, to avoid being bombed in this city which is supposed to be one of the safest…

Military option should remain open on Syria: NATO chief

BRUSSELS, (PNA/Xinhua) — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday the military option should remain open to ensure Syria keep its promise to eliminate chemical weapons. “I think it…

Commentary: Build on current momentum to seek permanent Syria solution

By Xinhua Writer Deng Yushan BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — The UN Security Council on Monday heard an authoritative briefing on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, and now is…

Commentary: Obama’s turn on Syria reflects changing times

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday evening embraced the Russian proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control, opting for a way out of the bind…

I have admiration for mothers everywhere: Kate Winslet

LOS ANGELES, (PNA/PTI) — “Titanic” star Kate Winslet admires mothers and thinks parenthood brings stark changes in a person. The 37-year-old Oscar winner, who already has two kids daughter Mia…

Commentary: Let reason prevail on Syria intervention

By Lu Yu BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — As the U.S. Congress returns from recess Sunday to ponder President Barack Obama’s request for authorization to strike Syria, it is high time to…