SAN JOSE, Antique, Sept. 28 — To equip its municipal social welfare and development officers as well as the day care workers, Antique province will conduct an Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) workshop in San Jose on Sept. 29-30.
NEW DELHI, Sept. 27 — The countdown has begun for the launch of India's first home-made astronomical observatory that will be launched Monday, a space official said Sunday.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 — Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, unveiled here on Sunday a commemorative stamp sheet dedicated to the handicapped population in China.
MOSCOW, Sept. 27 — Russian scientists are currently studying lunar ice, hoping to get hydrogen rocket fuel, water and oxygen from the moon, Igor Mitrofanov from the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) told Radio Sputnik.
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Sept. 28 — The provincial board will strengthen its opposition to the further cutting down of trees on both sides of the Manila North Road (MNR) from Urdaneta City to Pozorrubio town despite the admission from an official of the Department of Public Highways (DPWH) that the 589 trees that were left in that stretch are really bound to be felled.
BEIJING, Sept. 27 — The government on Sunday initiated a level-IV emergency response, and despatched teams to cope with the serious drought in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday voiced his country's full commitment to dealing with climate change and taking great efforts to minimize risks of possible environmental hazards.
BEIJING, Sept. 27 — China's march toward low-carbon economy will be fraught with challenges, yet, it presents more opportunities than risks, according to HSBC.
MANILA, Sept. 28 — The Divine Word College of Calapan and the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro are now accepting nominations and applications for the Gawad MAHALTA 2015: Dangal ng Oriental Mindoro.
By Catherine J. Teves
MANILA, Sept. 28 (PNA) — The country will likely see improving weather by the beginning of next month.
NEW DELHI, Sept. 28 — The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched the country's first dedicated satellite for astronomical research, Astrosat, into orbit, the agency said.
BEIJING, Sept. 28 — The Central Meteorological Station (CMS) forecast on Monday heavy rain and gale from 8:00 a.m. of Sept. 28 to 8:00 a.m. of Sept. 29 at central and eastern parts of Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, and Taiwan.
MANILA, Sept. 27 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has announced that it is joining the government's national greening program with its Bamboo Reforestation Program (BRP).
WELLINGTON, Sept. 28 — Birds might have a "general intelligence" to reason and solve problems similar to humans, according to a New Zealand research out Monday.
By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes
MANILA, Sept. 28 (PNA) — Top universities and major Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industries have formalized their common intent to formulate key policy reforms to develop the country’s manpower competencies for the IT-BPM sector through the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Monday.
YANGON, Sept. 28 — Myanmar Ministry of Forestry and Environmental Conservation is seeking UNESCO's recognition for Khakaborazi National Park and its adjacent forests in the country' s northern Kachin state as the world heritage, sources with Forestry Department said Monday.
NEW DELHI, Sept. 28 — India Monday launched its first astronomical observatory Astrosat from the spaceport of Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
By Ernie B. Esconde
MORONG, Bataan, Sept. 27 (PNA) — The Department of Energy (DOE) has considered the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) in Napot Point here as still safe but leaves to the people whether to rehabilitate it or not.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday highlighted that 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the first and last use of a nuclear weapon in war, as he renewed his call for complete global nuclear disarmament.
JAKARTA, Sept. 28 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was awarded 'The Star of Soekarno' by the Soekarno Education Foundation (YPS) for his contribution in championing human rights.