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KANGDING, Sichuan, Nov. 26 — A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Kangding County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday, with three people slightly injured, local authorities said early Wednesday.

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ABUJA, Nov. 26 — A Nigeria-born cyclist on Tuesday said he was set to embark on a 1,000 km journey from Ghana to Nigeria to raise funds for the victims of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and the fight against the pestilence.

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MANILA, Nov. 24 — The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Quezon City government forged another partnership for the 2014 Walk to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on Tuesday at Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) in Quezon City.

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BACOLOD CITY, Nov. 25 — The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)

IS PUSHING THE ISSUANCE OF A RAMSAR CERTIFICATION FOR THE WETLANDS FROM BAGO CITY TO THE TOWN OF ILOG IN SOUTHERN NEGROS OCCIDENTAL.

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By Ahlette C. Reyes

CATBALOGAN CITY, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The provincial government of Samar officially welcomed the Yuletide season through a lighting ceremony, which takes the public into a tour themed “Christmas Around the World”.

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MELBOURNE, Nov. 25 — An underwater robot has shown there may be more Antarctic sea ice than previously thought after it returned the first high-resolution maps of the Antarctic depths, local media reported Tuesday.

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LONDON, Nov. 24 — The world’s most sophisticated computer malware, called Regin, which targets telecom companies in Russia and Saudi Arabia has been discovered, a report by the Financial Times says, citing a leading computer security company Symantec.

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MANILA, Nov. 25 — The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham), organizer of the annual International ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Awards, has announced new categories for the 2015 edition of the awards ceremony on Tuesday.

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MANILA, Nov. 25 The city government of Makati on Tuesday said that the Department of Environmental Services (DES) of Makati, through its Solid Waste Management Division, has cut down the volume of garbage collected by over 47 percent for the first three quarters of the year compared to the same period last year.

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MANILA, Nov. 25 — Ayala Museum in Makati City will present a concert entitled “Christmas Solstice” on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. for the benefit of children afflicted with cancer.

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By Glena P. Sologastoa

ILOILO City, Nov. 25 (PNA) -– Taxi operators and drivers operating here were educated about the benefits of using renewable energy especially in terms of mitigating air pollution.

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DTI holds seminar for gov’t officers

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 25 – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has conducted an orientation on trade regulations for government procurement officers which gave emphasis on quality and safety of products.

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 — Severe air pollution in Beijing and other Chinese cities might be directly related to gaseous pollutants rather than particles emitted from urban transportation and regional industry, researchers from China and the United States said Monday.

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BERLIN, Nov. 24 — US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been awarded the Stuttgart Peace Prize 2014, established by citizens’ initiative Die AnStifter, the group said Sunday on its website.

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DAVAO CITY, Nov. 25 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region XI will celebrate “PaskuJuan: Salu-Salo sa Pagbabago”, a nationwide holiday festival and bazaar at NCCC Mall Activity Center, Matina on Nov. 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.

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MOSCOW, Nov. 25 — The surface of glaciers in Central Asia could decrease up to 80 percent in the second half of the 21st century because of global warming, a World Bank report stated Monday.

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MANILA, Nov. 24 — The Philippine Center for Gifted Education (PCGE) on Monday launched the Mga Bagong Rizal: Pag-asa ng Bayan 2015 Search.

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Davao Norte kicks off Pasko Fiesta

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Nov. 25 -– The Davao del Norte provincial government launched on Monday the 2nd Pasko Fiesta sa Kapitolyo at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex (DDNSC) in partnership with the Tourism Council in this province.

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KALIBO, Aklan, Nov. 24 — The province of Aklan continually tops the National Greening Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Government further bolstered its bid on building up the Philippines' resilience to climate change and natural hazards nationwide, seeking to achieve better protection of life, limb and property.

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