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TBs’ NPL ratio remains manageable

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — The gross non-performing loans (NPLs) of thrift banks stood at 4.54 percent of the banks’ total loan portfolio (TLP) of Php 600.98 billion at end-March…

Agencies commit to hasten RE project applications in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, July 29 (PNA) — Key regional government agencies involved in the permitting process of renewable energy (RE) projects have expressed commitment to accelerate processing and updating of RE…

DTI: PHL to benefit from new WTO IT deal

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — The Philippines will be benefitting from the new trade deal in information technology (IT) sector of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Department of Trade…

PSEi trades flat on lack of fresh leads

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — Philippine equities finished almost unchanged Wednesday after two days of losses in the absence of fresh leads. The barometer index gained…

Vista Land says work ongoing for phase one of Vista City project’s Ecohub

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. on Wednesday it has made progress in implementing the first phase of its Php50-billion Vista City project’s Ecohub situated in…

PhilJets expands services, aircrafts

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — Local aerospace industry player Philjets Group has expanded its services after acquiring an Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) license and adding a new aircraft — a…

Young trader sees entry of Ayala Group in Legazpi mall business as both boon, bane

LEGAZPI CITY, July 29 (PNA) — A young businessman here welcomes the construction of a Php1.6-billion commercial complex at the heart of the city with mixed feelings of optimism and…

Disaster preparedness now a way of life in Albay

By Johnny C. Nunez LEGAZPI CITY, July 29 (PNA) — Disaster preparedness is now part of daily life routine among Albayanos, “just like taking a bath.” It is now part…

Buenavista PNP assures anti-drug campaign to continue

BUENAVISTA, Guimaras, July 29 (PNA) — The anti-illegal drug assessment report released by the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) nearly a month ago detailing the accomplishments of the six provinces…

Dagupan mayor thanks LCP for her Batch Valedictorian award

DAGUPAN CITY, July 28 (PNA)– Mayor Belen Fernandez thanked the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) of which she is the press relation officer, for honoring her with a…

CDO, DTI agrees to push labeling facilities, food packaging projects

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 29 (PNA) – The city government and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have agreed to push the implementation of food packaging and labeling…

Residents in West Philippine Sea’s Kalayaan town face food shortage

By Archie T. Barone PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 29 (PNA) — Over a hundred residents of Kalayaan town in the disputed West Philippines Sea (WPS) are facing food shortage, according…

CSC orients Legazpi City regular employees on PRIME-HRM

By Emmanuel P. Solis LEGAZPI CITY, July 29 (PNA) — Regular employees of this city participated in an orientation seminar on the Prime to Institutionalize Mentocracy and Excellence in Human…

Iloilo, Boracay boatmen seek exemption from upgrading their vessel

BORACAY Island, July 29 (PNA)– Boat organizations from Iloilo and Boracay have sought exemption from the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) policy to convert their wooden boats to fiber glass. Godofredo…

Afghanistan learns from PH experience in peace talks

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — The Philippines will provide technical assistance to Afghanistan in its own peace talks with its local Islamic rebel group Taliban by sharing lessons of its…