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PopCom exec asks LGUs to appoint BSPOs

PALO, Leyte, (PNA) — The Commission on Population (PopCom) has called on local chief executives (LCEs) to appoint barangay service point officers (BSPO) in every village that would undertake family…

Fun run to support children with special needs in Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — Organizers of last July’s successful PARM-MOVE Run Pilipinas 2013 in this city will bring the event to the municipality of Abuyog in Leyte in September 31….

4 arrested for drugs in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, (PNA) — An electrical engineer and two others were arrested by the police in Alaminos City while doing a ‘pot’ session at 11:00 p.m. of Aug. 30 in…

Zambo power firm to recover overbilled discount on Power Reduction Act

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) announced the more or less 90,000 residential consumers will have to pay additional P 0.0494 per kilowatt-hour (KWH) in electric…

COMELEC orders recount for vice mayoralty in Puerto Princesa

By Ruth T. Rodriguez PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, (PNA) -– The electoral protest filed by defeated vice mayoralty race candidate Mark Hagedorn, son of 3rd Palawan District House Rep. Douglas Hagedorn,…

DOST opens 2013 invention contest, exhibits in Region 3

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug.30 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through its Technology Application and Promotion Institute, opened Thursday its two-day 2013 Regional Invention Contest…

Davao City softball team remains unbeaten in 2013 Batang Pinoy Mindanao leg

The Davao City Durians proved it right as they remain unbeaten in the second day of eliminations in softball after edging out General Santos, 3-2, and emptying the hits of…

Dep-Ed honors Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Ariellas Arida’s parents

By Camille Diola The Department of Education (DepEd) honored public school teachers Arlesito and Estella Arida whose crowning glory is their daughter, Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida. DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro…

Cebu among best in the world to retire

By AJ de la Torre Cebu has been hailed one of the best places in the world to retire. An article appeared in “Yahoo! Finance” specified Cebu as one of…

Inferno: The Devil and Dan Brown

By Luis H. Francia Lately, there has been a lot of talk of Hell. One of Dan Brown’s fictional characters in his latest novel, Inferno, Sienna, describes Manila as being…

Boracay as world’s best? ‘Hardly,’ says LA Times travel editor Calls WV’s tourist destination a big disappointment

By Florence F. Hibionada/PNS CALIFORNIA, USA – More fun in the Philippines? Maybe. Or to borrow the word of a Los Angeles (LA) Times Travel Editor, “hardly.” The reason? Boracay,…

Cardinal Santos Medical Center opens Hand Center equipped with robotic rehab technology

At the forefront of providing advanced medical technology, the Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) recently opened its Hand Center to cater to patients in need of comprehensive care for all…

FBI fugitive Ilonggo priest surrenders to NBI

By Florence F. Hibionada/PNS Ilonggo Catholic priest, Reverend Father Lowe Dongor who is subject of manhunt by United States (US) authorities have surrendered. Officially tagged as US “Federal Bureau of…

29 Outstanding Overseas Filipinos and Foreign Organizations Chosen for the 2012

29 Outstanding Overseas Filipinos and Foreign Organizations Chosen for the 2012 Presidential Awards In time for the celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos, President Benigno S. Aquino III will…

CFO Conducts Manila Consultative Meeting for December Confab on Migration Trends

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), in cooperation with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and with the support from the European Union’s (EU) Initiative “Migration European Union…