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Petron, Total to rollback LPG prices on August 1

MANILA, (PNA) — Petron Corporation and Total will rollback its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices by Php2.25 and Php2.00, respectively, effective August 1. Petron Corporation’s Gasul and Fiesta Gas prices…

Hamas accepts UN-proposed ceasefire in Gaza for 72 hours

GAZA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Islamic Hamas movement and other Palestinian factions accepted early on Friday a UN-proposed ceasefire for 72 hours with Israel, said a senior Hamas official. Izzat al-Resheq, member…

Rainy weekend in most parts of PHL — PAGASA

MANILA, (PNA) — Southwest monsoon which continues to be the dominant weather system will bring rains in most parts of the country until weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical…

UN, U.S. announce 3-day Gaza truce

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Thursday that a 72-hour ceasefire will begin in the Gaza Strip at 8…

AsiaNet: National Food Institute promotes Thai Cuisine and ingredients as part of ‘Kitchen of the World’ campaign; 2nd Thailand Culinary World Challenge, Aug1-3 Central Chidlom BKK Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand, (PNA/InfoQuest-AsiaNet) — The National Food Institute (NFI) under the Ministry of Industry is to hold the 2nd Thailand Culinary World Challenge 2014. The winner will receive the H.R.H….

Probe team finds more bodies at MH17 crash site — Abbott

SYDNEY, (PNA/Xinhua) — A small team of Dutch and Australian police had located more bodies at the MH17 crash site, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Friday. The team had…

Death toll rises to 41, over 100 still missing in landslide in India

MUMBAI, (PNA/Xinhua) — At least 41 people were killed and over 100 remained missing in Wednesday’s landslide which crashed on a village near Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra,…

U.S. Mars rover Opportunity sets off-world driving record — NASA

WASHINGTON, July 29 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. space agency NASA said Monday that its Opportunity rover, working on Mars since January 2004, passed 25 miles (40 kilometers) of total driving Sunday,…

Comelec notes low number of registrants in the first two months of voter’s registration nationwide

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reported a low number of registrants in the first two months of the 17-month long voter’s registration nationwide. Comelec…

Jungle trail to Underground River opens again in Puerto Princesa

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 29 (PNA) -– The park management of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) and the city government here opened again the…

BSP cites importance of capitalizing the central bank

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — A ranking Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official countered allegations that the poor will not benefit from a well-capitalized central bank. BSP…

President Aquino pushes for reasonable, just, acceptable Bangsamoro Law

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) -– President Benigno Simeon Aquino III affirmed that he will aggressively push for the enactment of the Bangsamoro Basic Law that will formalize and implement the…

President Aquino to submit proposed P2.6 T National Budget for 2015 to Congress on Wednesday

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III is getting ready to submit the proposed P2.6 trillion National Budget to Congress on Wednesday, a Malacañang official said Tuesday….

Archbishop confirms Pope Francis visit to PHL on Jan. 15-19 next year

By Ferdinand G. Patino MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015 which also marks the 20th anniversary of the World…

NTA to plant 1 M tree seedlings in synchronized tree planting on July 30

LAOAG City, Ilocos Norte, July 28 (PNA) –To highlight its 27th founding anniversary celebration, the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) will lead synchronized tree-planting activities in various areas in Regions I,…