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Pantawid Pamilya produces more than 20,000 high school graduates in Central Visayas

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 27 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII will hold a Pantawid Pamilya Regional High School Graduation on April 28, Tuesday,…

Chinese Coast Guard bombards Filipino fishing boat with water cannon, points gun on skipper at Scarborough Shoal

By Ernie B. Esconde MARIVELES, Bataan, April 27 (PNA) — A fishing boat skipper from this town told Sunday their ordeal allegedly in the hands of the Chinese at the…

ASEAN undecided over common time zone

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 (PNA/Xinhua) — Malaysia has actively proposed a common time zone for the Associations of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) as a symbol of integration, but some members are…

Hope not lost on Mary Jane Veloso case — DFA

By Michaela del Callar MANILA, April 27 (PNA) — Saying hope is not lost on the case of Filipino death convict Mary Jane Veloso, the Philippine government on Monday said…

Palace vows to continue pursuing labor-management initiatives, protection for workers

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, April 27 (PNA) — As the country celebrates Labor Day on May 1, the Aquino administration on Monday vowed sustained initiatives that foster constructive labor-management…

Nepal quake death toll climbs to 3,351

KATHMANDU, April 27 (PNA/Xinhua) — Death toll in Nepal climbs to 3,351 after Saturday’s strong quake, and 6,833 people were injured, said the country’s Home Affairs Ministry on Monday. Sindhupalchowk,…

North Cotabato town declares state of calamity due to drought

MAKILAA, North Cotabato, April 27 (PNA) — As the damages due to drought in different villages here hit more than Php100 million, the municipal government, through the town council, placed…

Phivolcs chief cites need to heed lesson from Nepal quake

By Catherine J. Teves MANILA, April 27 (PNA) — The country’s volcanology chief sees need for continuous inspection of residential buildings nationwide, particularly the low- and medium-rise ones, to help…

WV showcases new tourism circuits for VPY 2015

ILOILO CITY, April 27 (PNA) — Western Visayas introduces new tourism circuits this Visit Philippines Year 2015 to cater to different types of tourists, both domestic and international. The much…

US-based enterprise security opens in PHL

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, April 27 (PNA) — United States-based enterprise security firm, Palo Alto Networks, opens in the Philippines in line with its expansion of operations in Asia…

PHL stocks continue rally for 3rd day

MANILA, April 27 (PNA) –- Local share prices sustained their win streak for the third straight day Monday, as investors positioned for first-quarter corporate earnings and with gains overnight on…

Meralco 2015 Q1 income up 8%

MANILA, April 27 (PNA) — The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has gained Php 4.4 billion for the first quarter of 2015, an increase of eight percent compared to the same…

Electoral Board convenor on manual voting in 2016: more resources, manpower needed

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 27 (PNA) — Msgr. Julius Perpetuo Heruela, convenor of the Diocesan Electoral Board (DEB) of the Diocese of Dumaguete, has expressed concern over the need for huge…

Silliman University Research and Environment News Service launching set

By Judaline F. Partlow DUMAGUETE CITY, April 27 (PNA) — The Silliman University Research and Environment News Service (SU REnews) will officially launch Thursday in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental with…

Mayon Volcano Natural Park in World Heritage Sites list for nomination

By April M. Meir LEGAZPI CITY, April 27 (PNA) — The Mayon Volcano Natural Park (MVNP) in Albay has been included in the World Heritage Sites List of the United…