Environmental group appeals to New Years’ Eve Revelers: “Please Mind Your Trash and Litter Not”

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 31 -- The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for Zero Waste Philippines, appealed to the public to ring in the New Year without  the habitual littering. “For a change, let us wrap up 2014 and kick off 2015 in a manner that will mirror our personal and communal concern and respons... Read more

DA urges consumers to buy local round fruits

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 31 -- In this season when round fruits gain greater prominence supposedly as bearers of greater prosperity and happiness for the approaching New Year, the Department of Agriculture has renewed its call on consumers to buy locally-grown circular fruits instead of imported ones as a ... Read more

National unity, volunteerism to sustain the country's transformation, says President Aquino

MANILA, Dec. 31 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his optimism in a message for the New Year, saying that by remaining steadfast on the righteous path and by sustaining the country's transformation, the Philippines could achieve a more inclusive future."Sa muling pagharap ng samba... Read more

President Aquino leads 118th Rizal Day rites

MANILA, Dec. 31 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday morning led the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Luneta Park in the City of Manila. This year’s ceremony, which carried the theme "Rizal 2014: Dunong at Pusong Pilipino," marked the 118th anniversary of Ri... Read more

Tagalog news: PCG, inaalam ang sinapit ng mga nawawalang mangingisda sa Palawan

LUNGSOD NG QUEZON, Dis. 31 (PIA) ---Inaalam ngayon ng mga tauhan ng Philippine Coast Guard ang sinapit ng apat na mangingisda na naiulat na nawawala sa Palawan noong parating pa lang ang Bagyong Seniang.Gayumpaman, sa isang panayam sa Radyo ng Bayan, sinabi ni CoastGuard Spokesperson Armand Balilo ... Read more

Tagalog news: Pagasa-DOST: Bagyong Seniang, humina't lumiit habang nasa Sulu Sea

LUNGSOD NG QUEZON, Dis. 31 (PIA)---Humina at nabawasan ang lapad ng Bagyong Seniang habang binabagtas ang Sulu Sea. Sa huling forecast ng Pagasa-DOST, namataan ang bagyo sa layong 290 timog-timog kanluran ng Cuyo, Palawan kaninang alas kuwatro ng hapon. Taglay ng Bagyong Seniang ang lakas ng hangi... Read more

TESDA gives tools, free training to local govt's in Region I

DAGUPAN CITY, December 31 (PIA) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) provided starter tool kits to some 36 local government units in Region I as part of the agency’s community-based Special Training for Employment Program (STEP). TESDA Secretary Joel Villanueva led... Read more

Hiligaynon News: BFP nag-organisar 121 ka Fire Brigade

SIYUDAD SANG ILOILO, Disyembre 31 (PIA6) - - Naka-organisar na ang Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Iloilo City Fire Station sang Fire Brigade sa 121 sa kapin sa 180 ka mga barangay sang sining siyudad ukon kapin sa 67 porsyento nga coverage.Ginabug-usan sang mga opisyal, Civilian Volunteer Organizat... Read more

Illegal firecrackers seized in NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Dec. 31 (PIA) – The Regional Task Force on Illegal Firecrackers (RTFIF) in northern Mindanao seized today assorted illegal firecrackers in a crackdown on firecracker vendors in Cagayan de Oro city. This is in accordance to Republic Act 7183 or An Act Regulating the Sale, Manu... Read more

Tagalog news: Bagyong Seniang bagama't humina na, mapanganib pa rin

LUNGSOD NG QUEZON, Dis. 31 (PIA)---Bagamat bumagal ang pagbaybay ng Bagyong Seniang sa  Palawan, pinapayuhan ng Pagasa-DOST ang mga kababayan doon na ipagpatuloy ang ibayong pag-iingat mula ngayon hanggang bukas.HIgit na pinagiingat yung mga nakatira sa mga mababa at bulubunduking lugar kung saan p... Read more

Tagalog news: Pre-emptive evacuation, isinagawa sa Palawan bago dumating si Seniang

LUNGSOD NG QUEZON, DIS. 31 (PIA)---Umabot sa 478 katao ang inilikas ng mga lokal na pamahalaan sa Palawan bago pa man dumating ang Bagyong Seniang, bilang pre-emptive action ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (Palawan PDRRMC). Sa ulat ng Office of Civil Defense-Mimaropa, karam... Read more

Tagalog news: Mga byaheng nasuspinde dahil kay Seniang balik-operasyon na

LUNGSOD NG QUEZON, Dis. 31 (PIA)---Balik sa dati ang mga pantalang nagsuspinde ng operasyon bilang paghahanda sa pagdaan ng Bagyong Seniang. Sa ulat ng Office of Civil Defense - Mimaropa, balik byahe ang rutang mula Dangay Port (Oriental Mindoro)  papuntang  Caticlan Port (Iloilo) at  Romblon Po... Read more

DSWD clarifies report of expired relief noodles in Negros Occidental

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 31 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) clarified today the issue that there were relief food packs containing expired noodles distributed to Typhoon Seniang survivors in Silay City, Negros Occidental. With instructions from Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman,... Read more

CHED’s Poverty-Alleviation grantees increase

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 31(PIA)—The Commission on Higher Education-6 (CHED) has reported that recipients of the Student-Grants-in-Aid for Poverty-Alleviation Program (SGP-PA) in Western Visayas. From only 246 for School Year 2013-2014 the grantees have increased to 3,538 this school year 2014-2015. CH... Read more

7 missing persons reached Sto. Rosario, Maasin City, tired but alive

By Marcelo M. Pedalino MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Dec. 30 (9:30 PM) (PIA)  --  The seven passengers of a pumpboat that left barangay San Roque, Macrohon, Monday afternoon, supposedly enroute to Limasawa, reported missing were washed ashore at barangay Sto. Rosario, Maasin City  --  more tha... Read more