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Province ‘entitled to discount in electric, water bills’–SP

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Aug. 2 (PNA) — As partner in the joint venture, the provincial government finds it proper to be extended due discount from both the Bohol Light Company,…

Aglipay Church celebrates 113th proclamation anniversary, bishop calls for unity

By Ernie B. Esconde SAMAL, Bataan, Aug. 2 (PNA) — The Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), commonly known as Aglipay Church, on Saturday held in advance its 113th proclamation anniversary in…

Suspected pusher in Nueva Ecija yields marijuana bricks; charged

By Marilyn E. Galang RIZAL, Nueva Ecija, Aug. 2 (PNA) — A suspected illegal drug peddler who was listed no. 2 in this town’s most wanted persons was arrested Friday…

DENR 7 seeks coordination with PHP10.6B BRT project head on affected trees

CEBU CITY, Aug. 2 (PNA) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has asked the project manager of the PHP10.6-billion Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Cebu…

5 Cebu grads top psychometrician exam

CEBU CITY, Aug. 2 (PNA) — Five psychology graduates from different universities in Cebu topped the July 2015 Psychometrician Licensure Examination. Mary Donnavel Libron from the University of the Philippines-Cebu…

UK provides PHL Php711M R&D fund

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 2 (PNA) — Britons are fond of rice as Filipinos, that is why the United Kingdom (UK) has provided the Philippines Php711 million…

NIA getting closer to full irrigation coverage of Catanduanes rice farms

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 2 (PNA) — Over 85 percent, representing 3,215 hectares of rice farms in Catanduanes, is already covered by government-provided irrigation facilities, leaving only…

Albay solon pushes need to maintain, improve carabao genetic line in Bicol

By Danny O. Calleja LIGAO CITY, Aug. 2 (PNA) — After a recent visit to the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in Nueva Ecija, Albay 3rd District Rep. Fernando Gonzalez decided…

DND Undersecretary Batac resigns for health, personal reasons

MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) — Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary for Civil, Veterans and Retirees Affairs Eduardo Batac has resigned for health and personal reasons. This was disclosed on…

CCP announces 2015 Andrea O Veneracion International Choral Festival winners

By Lily O Ramos MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA)– After a few days of delay, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) announced Sunday the winners of the 2nd Andrea O….

Macalintal urges Roxas to withdraw election protest he filed against Binay in 2010

MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) — An election lawyer urged Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Mar Roxas to withdraw his election protest against the victory of Vice President Jejomar…

DOH to lead launching of nationwide school-based immunization program in Camarines Sur on Monday

By Leilani S. Junio NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur, 2 (PNA) — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette L. Garin will lead the launching on Monday of the nationwide school-based immunization…

Palace assures the United Nations it is determined to complete rehabilitation works in typhoon ‘Yolanda’-affected areas

MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) — Malacañang assured the United Nations (UN) on Sunday that the government is determined to complete the rehabilitation works in the areas affected by super typhoon…

ITCZ to bring rains over the Visayas, Mindanao until Wednesday –PAGASA

MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) — Expect cloudy skies with rains over most parts of the Visayas and Mindanao in the next three days due to the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ),…

3 moderate quakes jolt Davao del Norte

MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) — Three mild earthquakes shook the province of Davao del Norte on Sunday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its…