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1 dead, 5 injured in motorcycle, tricycle collision in Camarines Sur

CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, (PNA) -– A motorcycle driver died when his vehicle collided with a tricycle being driven by a village councilman Sunday night at Barangay…

Amok shot dead after killing 2 men inside vice mayor’s house in Maguindanao

KIDAPAWAN CITY, (PNA) — Police multipliers shot dead late Sunday afternoon a bodyguard of a Maguindanao politician who earlier shot dead two civilians, police and military authorities here said. Capt….

Village chairmen arrest 2 men with guns, shabu

COTABATO CITY, (PNA) — Village officials arrested on Monday dawn two men believed to be engaged in illegal drug trade in Carmen town in North Cotabato, police said. Senior Supt….

Firecrackers can be ‘traumatic ordeal’ for animals, groups say

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, (PNA) — Since many animal species have highly sensitive ears, firecracker explosions have been described by an environmental group on Sunday as “an annual rite…

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…

DOH: Firecracker-related injuries rise to 244

MANILA, (PNA) — The Department of Health on Monday recorded 244 firecracker-related injuries two days before the New Year. Assistant Health Secretary, Dr. Eric Tayag announced via Twitter that out…

Palawan health officials tell residents ‘to keep safe’ on New Year vs dangerous firecrackers

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, (PNA) -–Health officials Friday called on residents of Palawan “to keep safe” during the celebration of New Year after a child was admitted to the Ospital ng…

Mabilog eyes subsidy end to PhilHealth premiums

ILOILO CITY, (PNA) -– Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog here is eyeing to stop the city government subsidy to Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) Corporation premiums in 2014 but instead increase the…

Suspected vaccine-related death reported in east China

WENZHOU, (PNA/Xinhua) — Health authorities in east China’s Yongjia County, Zhejiang Province said on Friday that they are investigating a new Hepatitis B vaccine-related death. In the Yongjia County case,…

DOH to highlight “scare tactics” to discourage public from using firecrackers

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, (PNA) — Many fail to realize the consequences of firecracker-use until after getting bloodied, stitched up or worse, losing a body part. On account of…

Cebu City ‘piso-piso’ fund drive for new P1.5B hospital raises P8.5M

CEBU CITY, Dec. 18 (PNA) — The Cebu City Government’s “Piso Mo, Hospital Ko” fundraising drive for the construction of a modern P1.5-billion Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) has so…

Poor, deserving students get scholarship from ARMM governor

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 18 (PNA) –Believing on the importance of education as requirement for human development, Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) awarded in…

TEPCO decides permanent shutdown of 2 surviving Fukushima reactors

TOKYO, Dec. 18 (PNA/Kyodo) — Tokyo Electric Power Co. decided at its board meeting Wednesday to permanently shut down two reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant that avoided meltdowns in…

Iran, host to second largest refugee population in world

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (PNA/IRNA) — The Islamic Republic of Iran is host to the second largest refugee population in the world, hosting over 890,000 registered Afghan and Iraqi refugees. The…

NASA sets spacewalks to repair faulty ISS cooling system

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday that a series of spacewalks will be necessary to repair a faulty cooling system on the International Space Station….