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Ebola outbreak ‘complicated': WHO

FREETOWN, (PNA/Xinhua) — The UN Ebola Response Coordinator, who is leading a UN delegation to West Africa said Monday that the Ebola outbreak in the West African region is “complicated…

UN chief slams breach of Gaza ceasefire

UNITED NATIONS, (Inhuman) (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned in the strongest terms the breach of the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. In a statement issued here by…

Comelec set to deliberate on the automated election system to be utilized in the 2016 polls on Wednesday

MANILA, Aug. 19 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to convene and deliberate on the Automated Election System (AES) to be utilized in the 2016 elections after…

(Update) LPA exits PAR; southwest monsoon brings rains over western section of Luzon

MANILA, (PNA) — Except in the western section of Luzon, the country is expected to experience gradual weather improvement as the low pressure area (LPA) off the Ilocos region has…

Hamas accepts UN-proposed ceasefire in Gaza for 72 hours

GAZA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Islamic Hamas movement and other Palestinian factions accepted early on Friday a UN-proposed ceasefire for 72 hours with Israel, said a senior Hamas official. Izzat al-Resheq, member…

UN, U.S. announce 3-day Gaza truce

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Thursday that a 72-hour ceasefire will begin in the Gaza Strip at 8…

Probe team finds more bodies at MH17 crash site — Abbott

SYDNEY, (PNA/Xinhua) — A small team of Dutch and Australian police had located more bodies at the MH17 crash site, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Friday. The team had…

Palace calls for an ‘orderly’ school opening on Monday

MANILA, (PNA) — With only one day left until classes resume, Malacanang on Sunday called on the public to work together and observe the ‘bayanihan’ spirit in assuring an orderly…

Teen pregnancy rate remains high due to lack of contraception

HA NOI, (PNA/VNS) -— More than a third of young Vietnamese still lack access to the contraception they need, as a result, the rates of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions…

Miss Universe contest to take place in Moscow for first time

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — The Miss Universe beauty contest officially opened Tuesday in Moscow. The Russian capital for the first time hosts the show, in which contenders from 86 countries will…

Filipino way of observing All Saints Day and All Souls Day – Feature

By Ruben B. Cal MANILA, (PNA) -– All Saints Day is observed on Nov. 1 followed by All Souls Day on Nov. 2 but Filipinos start honoring the dead “Araw…

Transcript of President Benigno S. Aquino III statement on PDAF, DAP (Oct. 30) in English

By LLilybeth G. Izon MANILA, (PNA) — My beloved countrymen, good evening. Over the past few months, a few topics have come to be the focus of public discourse. With…

Bring your own food and drinks on All Saint’s Day to avoid illness -– DOH

MANILA, (PNA) — Individuals who will spend the whole day in the cemetery on All Saints Day are advised against eating unsanitary street food or suffer the possible consequence of…

Keep exercising vigilance as counting of votes in the barangay polls begins, Malacañang appeals

MANILA, (PNA) — Elections for the barangay officials are over. But Malacañang wants the general public to maintain its vigilance as the votes are being tallied to ensure the success…

Palace: Gov’t agencies making necessary preparations for ‘Undas 2013′

MANILA, (PNA) — Government agencies especially those concerned with transportation and traffic management are now making the necessary preparations days before thousands of citizens troop to their hometowns for the…