With barely two weeks to go before Christmas, town officials are now finalizing preparations to scale up their annual ‘Maytinis” Festival on Christmas Eve as a prelude to the midnight mass. Kawit Tourism Officer Angelo Jarin Aguinaldo said that they expect a throng of 20,000 Yuletide revelers and holiday-goers...
Some 13,004 public elementary school children in 11 Bataan towns have completed the third dose of Dengvaxia from April to June 2017, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Bataan said. Dr. Rosanna Buccahan, PHO chief, said 14,615 children in Grade 5 aged nine years and above were given the first...
Aboitiz Power Corporation (APC) said Monday its wholly owned subsidiary Aseagas Corporation is pushing through with the shutdown of its 8.8-megawatt biomass power plant in Lian, Batangas to further assess the plant’s technical problems and determine the best thing to do with the facility. The Lian plant was forced to...
After undergoing restoration, the 90-year-old Sunken Garden nestled at the Quezon provincial compound in Lucena City is now open to the public. Quezon Governor David Suarez directed the restoration of the near century-old park to bring back its historical value as the major place of bonding among families, loved ones...
Authorities rescued a female pilot whale found beached in Currimao, Ilocos Norte. At about 6:00 a.m., coastal residents in Salugan village tried to get near the stranded marine mammal but due to strong winds, it was drifted to the sandy shores of Barangay Victoria, in front of the Sitio Remedios...
As part of an intensified security protocol, classes were cancelled in parts of Laoag where delegates of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are expected to pass by along the Laoag International Airport road to Gabu and Paoay. Thru an Executive Order signed by Ilocos Norte Governor Ma....
The Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA is optimistic that the province of Palawan can attain its target of being malaria-free by 2020, said Regional Director Dr. Eduardo Janairo. Janairo, who is in this city for the National Malaria Awareness Day-9th Malaria Congress, said Wednesday morning the province might already be malaria-free...
The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office for Bicol has turned over and distributed a total of PHP38.9 million worth of equipment and postharvest machineries to qualified farmers associations and multi-purpose cooperatives in Pili, Camarines Sur. Emily Bordado, DA regional information officer, in a phone interview Thursday, said the distribution...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against online purchase of medicines and other health products. Annette Tan, FDA-Mindanao West Cluster head, issued the warning as counterfeit drugs have continued to proliferate in the market. Tan advised the public to buy medicines only in pharmacies since they are...
Laguna -- Quezon province has been conferred the Department of Tourism (DOT) Calabarzon region’s “Tourist Destination of the Year” award during Monday’s Calabarzon Tourism Summit 2017 at the Bellevue Manila in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The DOT Calabarzon summit themed “Working Towards Sustainable Tourism and Building Partnerships Through Appreciation and Recognition”...