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TIEZA commits Php60 M for Bohol park

MANILA, Aug 1 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT), through its attached agency, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA,) has committed Php60-million for the development of a…

Business community wants next admin to continue, accelerate President Aquino’s reforms

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) — As the country gets busy with the elections and transition of leadership next year, the business community wants the next administration…

Sandugo Trade Expo rakes in P21M

By Angeline Valencia TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Aug. 2 (PNA) — The recently-concluded Sandugo Trade Expo generated P21 million in sales for over 100 exhibitors, surpassing last year’s record of P20…

PHL implements measures to lift rankings in 4 global reports — NCC

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Aug 2 (PNA) — The Philippines is implementing measures to lift its rankings in four global indices where it lags, National Competitiveness Council (NCC) Co-Chair…

Villar Group spending Php30-B to expand mall, retailing businesses

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) — The Villar Group is spending around Php30.5 billion to expand its shopping malls and retailing segments in the next three years,…

Citicore Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings 60-MW Calatagan project on-track, Central Luzon delayed – Leviste

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, August 2 (PNA) — Citicore Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings said that its 60 Megawatt (MW) Calatagan-project is on-track, while it’s near 100-MW Central Luzon…

Bicol’s 2014 economic performance sluggish

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 2 (PNA) — Bicol’s regional economy poorly performed last year due to problems arising from natural calamities, high power rates, poor infrastructures, poor investment climate, and under-spending…

Gaming firm LRWC sets 2015 capex at Php400-M

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Aug. 2 (PNA) — Listed gaming firm Leisure and Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) is earmarking Php300 million to Php400 million for capital expenditures this year,…

US fugitive nabbed in Panglao, Bohol

By Angeline Valencia TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Aug. 2 (PNA) — A fugitive in the United States facing a sexual assault case had been arrested at around 11:30 Saturday morning (August…

DPWH to resume construction of stalled Leyte flood control project

By Maqrydel S. Flores PALO, Leyte, Aug. 2 (PNA) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) committed to complete Bangon River flood control project after it was stalled…

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…