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EPI, Orka Energy ink deal for Biliran Geothermal Project

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) -– Icelandic-firm Orka Energy has signed a deal with Emerging Power Inc. (EPI) to transfer its 60-percent stake in Biliran Geothermal Inc. ”On Monday, August 24,…

Bacolod SP gives tribute to city’s vice mayors as part of Ordinance Week

BACOLOD CITY, Aug. 27 (PNA) — The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod paid tribute to vice mayors who served this city from 1951 up to the present as part of…

SC ruling allowing Enrile’s bail not yet final –Sereno

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr. MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. Aranal Sereno said on Thursday that the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) allowing Senator…

2 killed by still unknown gunmen in Lanao del Sur

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — A militiaman and a security guard were shot and killed by still unidentified gunmen in Picong, Lanao del Sur Thursday morning. The incident took place…

PAL hits ‘unfair practice’ of UAE carriers anew

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Thursday expressed apprehension anew over ongoing air talks between the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a…

Aquino government bent on finding solutions to traffic woes, flooding

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — The administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III is determined to solve the lingering problems on traffic and flooding in Metro Manila. President Aquino told…

Harris visit to WESCOM HQ, a ‘meeting of the minds’

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — A “meeting of the minds,” this was what the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) called the visit of US Pacific Command head Admiral Harry…

De Lima hints on her plans in 2016 polls

MANILA, Aug. 27 (PNA) — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima hinted on her plans in the elections in 2016 coinciding with the celebration of her 56th…

Peso down anew vs USD

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Aug. 26 (PNA) — The Philippine peso again depreciated to the greenback Wednesday following the Chinese central bank’s decision to cut its main interest rate and…

ING Bank Manila economist: Improved gov’t spending likely buoyed PHL economy in Q2 ’15

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Aug. 26 (PNA) — An analyst of ING Bank Manila said domestic growth likely improved in the second quarter of the year buoyed by improvement in…

Bourse extends gains

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Aug. 26 (PNA) — Philippine shares ended higher for a second day on Wednesday after their biggest one-day loss in two years, bucking the trend…

Cauayan police urges gun owners to avail of LTOPF caravan

CAUAYAN CITY. Isabela, Aug. 26 (PNA) — The Cauayan City Police Office (CCPO) has called on gun owners in the city and nearby towns to avail of License to Own…

Another escaped Maguindanao detainee recaptured

COTABATO CITY, Aug 26 (PNA) — Another inmate who, along with four others bolted the Maguindanao provincial jail early today, was rearrested Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Jail warden Macapagal Blao…

PRO-6 gets ‘Best Practice’ rating

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 26 (PNA) — The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) earned a ‘Best Practice’ rating in the evaluation conducted recently by the Compliance Evaluation Process Team from Camp…

Natural disasters, miscalculation at seas discussed during Harris-Iriberri meeting

MANILA, Aug. 26 (PNA) — Responding to natural disasters and ensuring that no miscalculations occur in disputed waters were among the topics discussed by visiting US Pacific Command head Admiral…