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DOE orders distribution utilities to add provision penalty for gencos that fail to supply capacity

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, July 7 (PNA) — The Department of Energy (DOE) has ordered distribution utilities (DUs) to add a provision penalty on power supply agreements (PSAs) for…

PSEi extends slump

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, July 7 (PNA) — Share prices at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) extended their losing streak on Tuesday, as investors awaited further developments days after…

Risk-off sentiment results to sideways close of Php vs USD

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 7 (PNA) — The sideways close of the Philippine peso to a greenback registered anew Tuesday as investors continue to move to safer haven in…

Cebu City to award sale of 45.2 hectares of SRP lots before month’s end

CEBU CITY, July 7 (PNA) — The Cebu City government’s committee on awards is targeting to award the sale of 45.2 hectares of lots at the South Road Properties (SRP)…

ARMM to showcase halal initiatives in Davao festival

COTABATO CITY, July 7 (PNA) — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will showcase its halal-related policies during the 1st Mindanao Halal Festival to be held at the Abreeza…

Koronadal poll chief appeals to voters to validate biometric records

KORONADAL CITY, July 7 (PNA) — With three months before the deadline for biometric registration, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Koroandal City has appealed anew to voters to validate…

Bulusan Volcano resting; Bicol unaffected by ‘Egay’

By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo LEGAZPI CITY, July 7 (PNA) — The Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon has been resting in the past few days as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and…

Calbayog joins National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar, July 7 (PNA) -– The city government here asked residents not to be complacent at any time because disaster happens at the least expected time with great…

Eastern Visayas steps up disaster consciousness drive

TACLOBAN CITY, July 7 (PNA) –- The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) has stepped up its drive to raise public awareness on disaster preparedness. Office of the Civil…

Business firms’ compliance with fire brigade requirement pushed

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 7 (PNA) -– A City Councilor here is pushing the implementation of the fire brigade requirements for business firms with 50 workers. City Councilor Edna…

Clearing of Zambo City sports complex of IDPs set July 16

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 7 (PNA) -– The city government has set a final date to clear the Mayor Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Dr. Elmeir…

DSWD updates 4Ps database in Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 7 (PNA) -– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Northern Mindanao maintains an updated database in the region, an official said Tuesday….

Confirmatory tests on Filipina companion of foreigner positive with MERSCoV yield negative; 7 other companions still without symptoms –DOH

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, July 7 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday the results of the tests conducted on a Filipina companion of the foreign…

19th Philippine Contingent to Haiti formally deployed Tuesday

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, July 7 (PNA) — The Air Force formally deployed the 19th Philippine Contingent to Haiti (19th PCH) Tuesday morning. The 135-strong all Philippine Air Force…

Strict airport screening vs MERS-affected passengers needed– Valenzuela solon

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, July 7 (PNA) — Valenzuela City Rep. Win Gatchalian on Tuesday warned against a possible rise in the number of cases of Middle East Respiratory…