Tourism dept. plans to redevelop Intramuros

Tourism dept. plans to redevelop Intramuros

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) is finalizing a proposal to revive the walled city of Intramuros as a monument to the Hispanic period of Philippine history, director for public affairs and advocacy, Czarina Zara Loyola, has said. The plan, spearheaded by tourism Assistant Secretary Gwen Javier and Undersecretary Alma Jimenez, […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Philippine News ·
Land-based manpower exporters appeal to DFA to fast-track passport processing

Land-based manpower exporters appeal to DFA to fast-track passport processing

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – The association of land-based manpower exporters appealed on Monday to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to fast-track the release of passports, especially to aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The Federation of Manpower Exporters (FEDAMANEX), an umbrella organization of recruiters deploying manpower mostly to the Middle East, said passport delays […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News ·
Melai pregnant with second child

Melai pregnant with second child

After trying her very best to save her marriage, comedienne Melai Cantiveros announced that she is pregnant with her second child. The actress-host confirmed that she’s having a baby again with her husband Jason Francisco. “May bago kaming blessing mag-asawa ni Jason at magiging ate na si Mela. Ten weeks na akong pregnant,” Cantiveros said. […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Lifestyle ·
Duterte gives cash aid to Negrense policeman wounded in action

Duterte gives cash aid to Negrense policeman wounded in action

By Nanette L. Guadalquiver BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 3 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday visited a policeman of the Negros Occidental Provincial Public Maneuver Company (NOPPMC) who was wounded during a shootout last week in Murcia, Negros Occidental, and gave him financial assistance. Police Officer 1 Robert John Arzaga, who is confined at Dr. […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
VA earmarks $3.4-M in funding to help the homeless – Funds will enhance services for special needs homeless Veterans

VA earmarks $3.4-M in funding to help the homeless – Funds will enhance services for special needs homeless Veterans

  WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $3.4 million in grant funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 16 community agencies that provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with special needs. The GPD Program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: News ·
Affidavit says NBI exec delivered money to De Lima more than twice

Affidavit says NBI exec delivered money to De Lima more than twice

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Director Rafael Ragos has executed a supplemental affidavit stating that he delivered money more than twice to then Justice Secretary, now Senator Leila De Lima and her driver Ronnie Dayan, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said Wednesday. Ragos earlier testified in Congress that there […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
KMF scholars, Gerphil Flores to hold a classical concert on Oct. 15 at CCP

KMF scholars, Gerphil Flores to hold a classical concert on Oct. 15 at CCP

MANILA, Oct 5 (PNA) — The Klassikal Music Foundation (KMF) scholars, together with “Asia’s Golden Girl” Gerphil Flores, will hold a classical concert on Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Called “Songs from a Silver World: The Encore Performance”, it will be a repeat show […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Lifestyle, News ·
Zubiri to Trillanes: Explain ‘shaming’ charge or face ethics body

Zubiri to Trillanes: Explain ‘shaming’ charge or face ethics body

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV should explain and apologize or face an ethics complaint for accusing the Senate committee on justice and human rights of allegedly orchestrating the hearing last Monday supposedly “to shame” some of its members, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said on Wednesday. Zubiri said Trillanes’ accusation made during […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Elmo Magalona set to release debut album

Elmo Magalona set to release debut album

MANILA, October 5 (Mabuhay) — Actor-singer Elmo Magalona is set to release his debut album under Universal Records. The star of “Born for You” said it was always his dream to record his own album. “Having a solo album has been a dream of mine ever since I started performing five years ago. But I […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Erap allows only Manileno vendors to sell in selected streets of Divisoria

Erap allows only Manileno vendors to sell in selected streets of Divisoria

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – Manila Mayor Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Monday said he has allowed only vendors who are bonafide residents of Manila, to operate in certain side streets of Divisoria to balance the right of the motorists and commuters to traffic-free roads and the vendors’ need to make a living. Known to […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple tops Best Global Brands report

Apple, Google and Coca-Cola have been deemed the top three most valuable brands in the latest edition of the Best Global Brands report. Prepared by global brand agency Interbrand, the 17th edition of the report looks at financial performance, influence and brand strength to compile the ranking. For the fourth year in a row, Apple […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
AFP capable of defending PHL territory

AFP capable of defending PHL territory

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured is capable of defending the country’s territory even without foreign help. This was stressed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla in an interview Monday. “The AFP has its own capabilities and based on the threats that we face, it is sufficient […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: News, Philippine News ·
Medical convention in Davao to tackle effects of gadgets, social media to adolescents

Medical convention in Davao to tackle effects of gadgets, social media to adolescents

DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – Adolescents, dubbed as members of the so-called “Generation Z”, have their own “mysteries” in lives, mostly brought about and influenced by the advancement of technology, particularly computers, the Internet and the social media. This will be the focus of the upcoming developmental and adolescent medicine convention, which organizers call “Unravelling the […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Philippine News ·
Actor Mark Anthony nabbed in Angeles City for drug possession

Actor Mark Anthony nabbed in Angeles City for drug possession

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Oct. 3 (PNA) – Actor Mark Anthony Fernandez was arrested by police Monday night for possession of approximately one kilo of marijuana during a checkpoint along Barangay Virgen delos Remedios, in this city. According to police, Fernandez, on board a yellow Ford Mustang, was flagged down by an anti-criminality checkpoint along MacArthur […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, News, Philippine News ·
Heart Evangelista describes Duterte as ‘funny, soft-spoken’

Heart Evangelista describes Duterte as ‘funny, soft-spoken’

Heart Evangelista shared President Rodrigo Duterte was funny, nice and soft-spoken during their first meeting. The Kapuso actress revealed she tagged along with husband, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero recently to meet the President. She said the meeting went well and she didn’t expect Duterte to be very proper. “He’s very sweet, soft-spoken. He’s very nice, […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: News ·
House Speaker on Duterte’s first 100 days: It feels like a year

House Speaker on Duterte’s first 100 days: It feels like a year

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) – Although the current administration is yet to reach its first 100-day milestone, House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez feels as if a year has already passed with so many developments under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte. ”Personally, parang first one year na nung administration […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: News ·
World premiere of Lexus UX Concept

World premiere of Lexus UX Concept

PARIS (September 29, 2016) – Showcasing Lexus’ vision for a compact SUV of the future, the UX Concept will make its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Designed by ED2, Lexus’ design center in the South of France, the UX Concept represents a new step in the company’s design journey and a redefinition […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2016 batch of Cornell University’s LEADNY received a comprehensive briefing on the Philippines on 28 September 2016 at the Philippine Embassy. During the briefing, the twenty-two (22) LEADNY 2016 Fellows were apprised of current conditions and trends in Philippine agriculture, labor market, and trade and commerce. Snapshots of Philippine culture and politics […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment ·
Toyota continues sales leadership of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles as first auto brand to cross 5M milestone

Toyota continues sales leadership of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles as first auto brand to cross 5M milestone

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., (Sept. 28, 2016) – Five million. Five times a million. Five thousand thousand. 5 x 106.  Any way you slice it, the number now represents the total Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles Toyota has sold in the U.S. And five million is also more CPO vehicles than any other automaker has sold since certified […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Money & Business, Motoring ·
Fil-Am WWII vet granddaughter tops PHL medical board exam

Fil-Am WWII vet granddaughter tops PHL medical board exam

Gregorio Albano, a native of Sta. Cruz, Zambales has every reason to be very proud. His granddaughter, Dr. Jeri Charlotte Co Albano, topped (No. 1) the recent medical board exams in the Philippines. Charlotte is the daughter of Dr. German Albano, a urologist at the UST Medical Center and Dr. Cheryl Co Albano, a rehab […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, News, Philippine News ·