ASEAN’s intensified efforts vs. plastic pollution crucial to migratory birds’ survival

By ACB .       As migratory waterbirds are interconnected and interdependent to the network of wetland sites at the EAAF, regional cooperation is critical...

Health groups urge PRRD to certify alcohol, e-cig tax hike urgent

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA -- The Sin Tax Coalition, a group of health advocates, on Monday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposal...

120K in Western Pacific get infected with HIV each year: WHO

PNA MANILA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that an estimated 120,000 people in the Western Pacific region are still being infected with...

31st MathSci Week slated Oct. 14-18

by PNA MANILA – The University of the Philippines Los Baños Mathematical Sciences Society (UPLB MASS) proudly brings you the 31st Mathematical Sciences Week (MathSci Week) themed...

Caring for farm animals through livestock outreach program

DA-Caraga Carabao is a hero. This is how Susan Trazo, a resident of Purok Rosal in the town of Mainit, Surigao del Norte, regard her farm...

Metro mayors cite accomplishments in first 100 days in office

By Joedie Mae D. Boliver & Jerome Carlo R. Paunan QUEZON CITY, Oct. 11 (PIA)--Six neophytes and a returning Metro Manila mayor were among those...

Suicides kill more people than natural calamities

  ANKARA -- Suicides due to mental disorders take more lives every year than terrorism or natural calamities. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, nearly...

Public awareness on Psoriasis increasing: health expert

by Digna Banzon DAVAO CITY -- The stigma associated with psoriasis disease remains but public awareness continues to increase, a health expert said. in an interview during...

PH unveils new ‘fun, interactive’ travel website

by Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA-- The Philippine government, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), launched on Tuesday its newest tourism website featuring an interactive...

Boracay tourists urged to respect PH customs, traditions

by Gail Momblan LOILO CITY -- Officials of the Boracay Inter-Agency Management and Rehabilitation Group (BIAMRG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday encouraged tourists...

Former Rebel: I am Filled with Hope for the Future

By Karen Lou Deloso / Davao Oriental Provincial Information Office DAVAO ORIENTAL – A former rebel who surrendered to the government following Whole-of-Nation Approach community...

Hard work pays off for Negros science quiz bee teen champs

by Mary Judaline Partlow DUMAGUETE CITY – While most teenagers today are glued to their television sets, engrossed in online games or fiddling with their electronic...

Starry Starry Night: Van Gogh’s art comes to life in new exhibit, Van Gogh...

by Marcelo N. Morales Jr. The works of art by renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh are one of the most fascinating paintings that the world...

Bohol’s chocolate brand wins APEC award

By Nariyoung Kim Dalareich Chocolate House, a Filipino chocolate brand from Bohol, has won its third international recognition from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit...

Ex-NPA child warrior recalls life as Sparrow Unit member

by John Rey Saavedra CEBU CITY – After suffering physical abuse from her father, she left home and ended up being recruited into the New People’s...

Advocate organ donation, DOH-Calabarzon tells health workers

By Gladys Pino NASUGBU, Batangas -- The regional office of the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday encouraged its health workers to become organ donors and...

Antibiotics abuse: Saving money at the expense of one’s health

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA -- Many cash-strapped Filipinos tend not to finish their dosage of antibiotics in order to save money. Little did they know...

The history behind Bacolod’s ‘smile’

By Christine Cudis MANILA -- Bacolod is widely known for its "City of Smiles" tag, which came after the success of the first MassKara Festival in...

Daylong hikes highlight Calbayog teacher’s career

by Roel Amazona CALBAYOG CITY -- For young public school teacher David Refuncion, fulfilling his job means long trips, daylong hikes, crossing rivers, teaching multi-grade classes,...

WWII Japanese captain: Friend not foe for Leyte townsfolk

by Sarwell Meniano DULAG, LEYTE-- For most Filipinos, the Japanese soldiers during World War II were enemies but for the locals of Dulag town in...

Local products top list of Duty Free Cebu’s bestsellers

MANILA-- Duty-Free Philippines (DFP), the country’s sole operator of the duty-and tax-free merchandising system, announced that Cebu province’s best local products topped in terms...

October is Holy Rosary Month

By Ben Cal MANILA – October is Holy Rosary Month as declared by the Catholic Church and renewed its call to the faithful to pray the...

6-year-old highest rated chess player in USCF age group

By Nariyoung Kim Scott Matthew Escalera, a six-year-old Filipino-American chess player, is recognized as the highest-ranked player in his age group in the latest United...

CCP welcomes holiday season with spectacular lights and sounds show

By Nariyoung Kim The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) displayed a wonderful lights-and-sounds show titled “Sinag: Festival of Radiance,” featuring the Filipino traditional arts...

Duck meat: A nutritious replacement for pork

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA -- Amid the African Swine Fever scare, many mothers today are looking for a healthy replacement for pork and pork products...

No money, no problem: A guide for aspiring entrepreneurs

By Ma. Cristina Arayata MANILA -- Putting up a business requires capital. This often hinders aspiring entrepreneurs from starting their own businesses. However, even if one is...

Creative World: Mattel launches its new gender-fluid dolls

by: Marcelo N. Morales Jr.   Best known as the manufacturer of widely successful toys such as Barbie and Hot Wheels, Mattel, Inc. is launching their...

Search on for oldest World War II veteran in Region 8

by Roel Amazona PALO, Leyte – About 17 World War II veterans from six provinces in Eastern Visayas have responded to the regional search for the...

Palawan listed as one of CNN’s “World’s Most Beautiful Islands”

by: Marcelo N. Morales Jr.   Alongside Milos, Greece; Jura, Scotland and many more, Palawan is listed by CNN as one of the most beautiful islands...

Statement of DOH on diphtheria

DOH MANILA, Sept. 27 -- The Department of Health (DOH) urges parents to ensure that their children receive the complete dose of all recommended vaccines...

Jay Patrick Nieles and Christian Luke Badua wins 2019 BPI DoST Science Awards

By Nariyoung Kim Jay Patrick Nieles from the University of Santos Tomas (UST) and Christian Luke Badua of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila...

Are we prepared for the ‘Bigger One’?

By Rene V. Carbayas ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sep 20 (PIA) – Disaster strikes almost every day in the Philippines brought about either by road accidents, street...

Recognition of Leyte World War II guerrillas sought

by Sarwell Meniano TACLOBAN CITY -- With just three weeks before the 75th Leyte Gulf Landings celebration on Oct. 20, a local historian is lobbying for...

The Nickelodeon SlimeFest is coming to the Philippines!

By Dannah Jireh Paloyo Who wants to be able to enjoy a family-friendly event that includes live entertainment, music, and their favorite TV stars and...

Kagbana: a tale of a former rebel-infested village

by Sarwell Meniano BURAUEN, Leyte -- Gone are the days when New People’s Army (NPA) moved freely in upland Kagbana village to ask for food, recruit...

Gov’t to fund over 44K science scholars in 2020

MANILA -- Government will be funding the studies of 44,475 science scholars next year -- including 1,927 in Ph.D. and 4,264 in Masters’ programs...

PH opens 1st int’l dive expo in Manila

by Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA -- The country's first international dive expo was launched Friday in a bid to further position the Philippines as a...

Time First

By Gabriela Liana S. Barela Time is the most important thing in running. It must not be increasing but decreasing. Increasing time means heavier routines...

Alay Lakad’s Walk for a Cause scheduled on Sept 22

by ALFI MANILA, Sept. 18 -- The Alay-Lakad Foundation, Inc. (ALFI), will celebrate 47th anniversary on Sunday, with its annual “Walk for A Cause” event....

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: Cartoon Network launches #Empowerpuff, showcasing girl power

by Marcelo Morales As kids, we all spent our fair share of binging on Sunday morning cartoons - Dexter's Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog and...

Teacher Hannah: Epitome of a true hero

By DepEd Hannah Concepcion, a Doctor of Education, is a Special Education (SPED) teacher and coordinator at Olongapo National High School for 17 years.  Following her...

A glimpse of Roxas City’s would-be heritage zone

By Alex Lumaque Structures that stood the test of time are a “must not miss” attractions while in Roxas City. Strategically located within the city’s public...

Marcos Fiesta Wall highlights Ilocano identity

By Ma. Joreina Therese A. Blanco and Dinz Lovely Dauz Are you looking for an Instagram-worthy background for your photos? How about a path walk with...

Novaliches was once a part of Bulacan province

by Severino Samonte MANILA -- As the people of Bulacan mark their annual "Singkaban Festival" (formerly Linggo ng Bulakan) themed "Sining at Kalinangang Bulakenyo, Dangal ng...

PH’s Masungi Georeserve wins UNWTO award

by Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA -- The Masungi Georeserve in Rizal province has won international recognition for its sustainable tourism practices at the annual World...

Young beauty raises fund for charity in PH

by Christine Cudis MANILA -- A Filipina beauty queen, who grew up abroad, finds her peace in doing charity works in her parents’ home country. It was...

13 Martyrs of Cavite

DFA #OnthisDay in 1896, 13 Filipinos were executed by Spanish authorities at Plaza de Armas in Cavite City. They are commonly known as the 13...

DOST urges reg’l institutions to apply for funding

by Ma. Cristina Arayata MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is encouraging more regional higher education institutions (HEIs) to apply for funding to develop...

DOT trains Mandarin-speaking tour guides

by Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA-- The Department of Tourism (DOT) is training Filipino tour guides to further cater to the growing number of Chinese...

Our Filipino Identity

By Christian Jireh Enriquez   The Philippine language is one of the symbols of our identity as Filipinos. It is important because it mirrors the citizens...
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