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Bill urges TV networks to place subtitles during broadcast

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — Placement of subtitles during television broadcast is one of the features of a bill filed in the House of Representatives seeking to provide Filipinos with…

DA turn-over Php 16-M rice processing complex in Ilocos town

Piddig, Ilocos Norte, July 24 (PNA) –The Department of Agriculture has formally turned over a state-of-the-art rice processing complex to this town’s farmers’ association on Friday with Secretary Proceso Alcala…

DFA exec: West Philippine Sea dispute an election issue

By Judy Flores-Partlow DUMAGUETE CITY, July 23 (PNA) –- Assistant Secretary Charles Jose of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has lobbied to make the West Philippine Sea territorial dispute…

President Aquino commends outgoing Police Chief Espina during change of command rites

MANILA, July 16 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday expressed his gratitude to Police Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina for leading the police during his seven-month stint…

House senior leaders reiterated commitment to pursue peace by supporting constitutional BBL

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Feb. 13 (PNA) — House leaders reiterated on Friday their commitment to pursue peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) provided that justice…

(News Feature)Add’l gov’t reforms, sources of investments needed to cushion volatility on PHL vis-à-vis- ECB stimulus program

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) — Is the recently-announced quantitative easing (QE) program of the European Central Bank (ECB) a positive for the Philippines or otherwise? In an…

DOH to pregnant mothers: Staying at home is best option

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Jan. 12 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) has reiterated its reminder to expectant pregnant women, especially those on their ninth month of pregnancy,…

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…

Admin disciplinary board submits recommendation on erring market employees

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The Personnel Complaints and Administrative Investigation Board had submitted its disciplinary recommendation to city mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog by beating the deadline set on…

Homicide incident involving transgender won’t hamper PHL-US relations

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Oct. 14 (PNA) — Armed Forces chief-of-staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang on Tuesday said the homicide incident involving an American Marine and a Filipino transgender…

Region 1 remains peaceful, conducive to growth and investments

DAGUPAN CITY Aug. 28 (PNA)– Region 1 remains generally peaceful and favorable for economic growth and investments even if motorcycle riding criminals continue to be the major concerns of the…

Gov. Defensor thanks President Aquino for approving P17.3-B ‘Yolanda’ rehab plan

By Annabel J. Petinglay ILOILO CITY, Aug. 26 (PNA) — Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. during his state of the province address (SOPA) delivered before the Iloilo provincial board members,…

Seven killed in SW China landslides

GUIYANG, (PNA/Xinhua) — Seven people have died after rainstorm-triggered landslides hit two townships in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. Downpours lashed Xishui County on Saturday night and Sunday, with more than…

Chinese wedding banquet lands 94 diners in hospital

LANZHOU, (PNA/Xinhua) — A wedding banquet in northwest China’s Gansu Province has sickened 94 people since Saturday in a suspected food poisoning, local authorities said Sunday. Officials with the Pingchuan…

Search-and-rescue operations shift to recovery missions – NDRRMC

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan & Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, (PNA) — National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Eduardo Del Rosario said that search-and-rescue operations for…