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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…

Avoid stray or invalid vote, COMELEC advises voters

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Monday reminded voters to let their votes count and avoid making stray or invalid votes. Alelie Ramirez, the…

The importance of barangay elections

By Janice M. Cave MANILA, (PNA) — Give importance to the barangay elections and choose community leaders wisely. This was the message of the Commission on Elections to some 54…

Authorities report no major disturbance of ’barangay’ polls

By Catherine Teves MANILA, (PNA) -– Interior secretary Mar Roxas anticipated no major disruption of the Oct. 28, 2013 nationwide ‘barangay’ elections. ”The over-all situation is stabilized,” he said. He…

Problems of the past haunt this year’s barangay elections

By Lily O. Ramos MANILA, (PNA) — Monday casting of votes will definitely stop at 3 p.m so counting would start immediately, said head teacher Victoria Fernando of Espana’s Ramon…

Military pursuing rebel kidnappers of 6 Lumads in Agusan Del Sur

MANILA, (PNA)–Units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Eastern Mindanao Command is now pursuing a New People’s Army (NPA) band who abducted six Lumads in Barangay Sabud, Loreto…

Death toll in 7.2 quake in Central Visayas at 201

MANILA, (PNA) –The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), on its 6:00 a.m. update on Friday, announced the death toll for the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Central…

Palace: Go out and vote on Monday

MANILA, (PNA) — Malacanang has urged the public to vote on Oct. 28, Monday, for the barangay polls. “Go out and vote and make sure your officials, the ones you…

Comelec sets special polls in Bohol, Zamboanga city on Nov. 25

MANILA, (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has set the special polls in Bohol and Zamboanga City on November 25. Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the resolution is making…