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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…

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…

BFP declares entire Mandaue City a ‘no firecracker zone’

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Dec. 15 (PNA) — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Mandaue City has declared the entire city a “no firecracker zone” ushering in a more quiet…

Cotabato City mayor to police: Stop illegal drugs to ensure peaceful holidays

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 14 (PNA) — The local government here wants a peaceful and joyous Christmas and New Year’s celebration. To attain this, Mayor Japal Guiani Jr. directed the Cotabato…

Measle cases in Cordillera rise by 119%

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) Cordillera recorded 160 cases of measles from January 1 to December 6 2014 with one fatality which translates to…

MILF prepares its political party ahead of 2016 elections in Bangsamoro gov’t

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 12 (PNA) — After declaring it now recognizes Philippine electoral process, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is in the thick or preparations for its political party…

123 couples seal union in Calamba City mass wedding

By Robert Maico CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Dec. 12 (PNA) –- It was not too late for native Calambeňo groom, 72-year-old Dominador P. Alonzo Sr. and his 54-year-old bride Mirabel P….

Boracay welcomes add’l direct flights for the holidays

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The Island of Boracay is getting more accessible as Cebu Pacific launched seat sale on its thrice weekly direct services from Hong Kong to…