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Palace confident PHL gains to be sustained beyond 2016

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — Malacanang has expressed optimism that the country’s reforms and gains achieved under the Aquino administration will be sustained beyond 2016. “At…

Damage to agriculture from Typhoon ‘Luis’ initially placed at P409 M

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday said that based on preliminary field reports, damage wrought by Typhoon “Luis” to agriculture…

New LPA expected to enter PHL on Wednesday — PAGASA

MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday said they are tracking a new low pressure area (LPA) which is projected to…

SC defers issuance of TRO on Torre De Manila construction

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr. MANILA, Sept. 16 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday deferred action on the petition seeking to stop the ongoing construction of the Torre…

Baguio City council urges NCIP to bring ancestral land committee back

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 16 (PNA) -– The Baguio City council approved Resolution 219 s 2014 authored by councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. urging the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to…

Heavy rains could complicate Mayon eruption, if ever – Albay disaster official

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 16 (PNA) — The chief of the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) said Albay might be facing a complex disaster if the restiveness of…

SP mulls creation of local youth development council

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 16 (PNA) -– The city council here has approved on first reading the committee report on a proposed ordinance creating the Local Youth Development Council of Iloilo…

Damage assessment being conducted in Cordillera after ‘Luis’

BAGUIO CITY, September 16 (PNA) –- The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMCs) and Baguio City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (BCDRRMC) are currently conducting Rapid Damage Assessment Needs…

FDI Net Inflows Continue to Rise in June 2014; First Semester Level Reaches US$ 3.6B

MANILA, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Foreign direct investments (FDI) posted net inflows amounting to US$ 588 million in June 2014, a turnaround from the US$ 26 million net outflows registered…

Peso, PSEi falter anew Wednesday

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Sept 10 (PNA) – – Investors’ expectations of a sooner-than-later hike in Federal Reserve’s key rates further weakened the Philippine peso and the local bourse Wednesday….

Iloilo convention center within construction standards: DPWH

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Construction of the Iloilo Convention Center is definitely within standards and not overpriced. This was the reaction of Department of Public Works and Highways…

Bacolod City mayor takes Ice Bucket Challenge for Negrense ALS patient

BACOLOD CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patient from Barangay Yubo, La Carlota City,…

Lucena’s prime cooperative opens new business center

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Sept. 10 (PNA) – Mayor Roderick “Dondon” Alcala led the opening Wednesday of the new Koopnaman Business Center of the Koopnaman Multi-Purpose Cooperative at the corner of…

Iloilo awaits WB’s approval of P262-M road project

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) -– The provincial government here awaits the decision of World Bank (WB) on their proposed rehabilitation of 28-kilometer Imbang Grande-Tagubong-Gemumua Agahon-Agtabo farm-to-market road in Passi…

Mayor Rama to pursue Cebu City College for hinterland barangays

CEBU CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has said his administration will now “aggressively pursue” the establishment of the Cebu City College for students from the…