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MyPhone maker creates new holding firm

MANILA, Aug 22 (PNA) — The manufacturer of local mobile phone brand MyPhone, Solid Group, Inc., will incorporate a new holding firm that will invest for the future businesses of…

Cebu Capitol’s net worth rises to P27.9B in May

CEBU CITY, Aug. 22 (PNA) — The Cebu Provincial Government’s net worth increased to P27.924 billion as of May 31, or about P1 billion compared to the P26.919 billion in…

Gov’t plans tax revenue program until ‘17

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — Economic managers have planned tax revenue targets of government’s tax collecting agencies up to 2017. The two major revenue agencies are the Bureau of Internal…

ARMM vows to protect environment, favors responsible mining

By Noel Y. Punzalan COTABATO CITY, Aug. 22 (PNA) – Various stakeholders in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) agreed on Friday to cooperate in enforcing mining laws in…

Pangasinan beauty is the country’s bet for Miss Global Tourism

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug. 22 (PNA) — Twenty-year-old beauty queen Michelle Alegre of Bautista town, who was adjudged 2nd runner-up in the Queen of the Philippines pageant held last Aug. 1,…

2 island villages in Southern Leyte eye rabies-free declaration

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 22 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) here has endorsed two island villages of Hinunangan, Southern Leyte to be declared as rabies-free. The Regional Epidemiology Surveillance…

NBI raids printing press in Manila

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday raided a printing press in Recto, Manila for illegal reproduction of books. Raided by the NBI-Intellectual Property…

Truck ban stays in Metro Manila — MMDA

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) – While it is supporting initiatives to address the current decongestion of the Port of Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority…

Organizers plan to build a pope mobile for Pope Francis’s visit to PHL

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — Organizers of the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January 2015 are thinking of assembling a pope mobile for the Holy Father,…

ITCZ to bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao

MANILA, Aug. 21 (PNA) — Parts of Mindanao and Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains on Thursday due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting these areas,…

Third government-chartered plane flies to Tunisia to bring home over 400 Filipinos from Libya

MANILA, Aug. 21 (PNA) — The third government-chartered plane left Manila for Tunis, Tunisia Wednesday to bring home over 400 Filipino nationals who were evacuated from Libya. Philippine Airlines flight…

3 employees of Sta. Barbara town dismissed over irregular bidding process

ILOILO City, Aug. 21 (PNA) – Three department heads of the municipal government of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo were found guilty of grave misconduct by the Office of the Ombudsman due…

DepEd 7 orders cutting of trees in campuses posing as hazards to studes, teachers

CEBU CITY, Aug. 21 (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) 7 has issued a directive requiring schools to remove hazardous trees within their campuses. DepEd 7 Director Carmelita Dulangon…

Mandaue City eyes 300% hike in taxes

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Aug. 21 (PNA) — The Mandaue City Government is set to increase tax rates to as high as 300 percent, but to be implemented on a staggered…

Smart Communications’ data exchange up by 121% in 1H

MANILA, Aug. 21 (PNA) — Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) saw a 121 percent surge to over 15,000 terabytes (or 15 million gigabyte) of data exchanged through its network for the…