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Malacanang welcomes report ranking PHL among ‘happiest nations’

MANILA, April 25 (PNA) — Malacanang has said it is elated by a report ranking the Philippines among the top 100 happiest nations in the world, which could boost the…

NEDA to oversee the rehab of typhoon ‘Yolanda’-devastated areas, says Palace

MANILA, April 25 (PNA) — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will carry out the rehabilitation works in the areas devastated by typhoon “Yolanda,” a job previously handled by…

PHL supports global movement of moderates to combat extremism

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 (PNA) — The Philippines is supporting Malaysia’s initiative on the global movement of moderates to counter extremism in the region, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Jose Eduardo…

Senior House leaders vow to approve on 3rd and final reading the proposed Archipelagic Sea Lanes statute

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, April 25 (PNA) — Senior leaders of the House of Representatives have vowed to approve on third and final reading the proposed law providing the…

PHL to maximize GSP+ as EU lifts yellow card on fish products

By Kris M. Crismundo BAGUIO CITY, April 25 (PNA) — The Philippines can further maximize the benefit of the Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) granted by the European Union…

Palaweños could expect full blast infrastructure development

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, April 25 (PNA) — Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez said Friday that Palaweños can expect full blast infrastructure development, specifically in the concreting of 5,570 kilometers of lateral-livelihood…

Peace groups call for BBL passage through caravan, clean-up drive

COTABATO CITY, April 25 (PNA) — Thousands of civilians, peace advocates and Moro people on Saturday called on Congress to pass the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). The call was…

Samar gov’t earmarks PHP10M for tourism promotion

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, April 25 (PNA) — The Samar provincial government has set aside PHP10 million for the promotion and development of the local tourism industry. Samar Governor Sharee Ann…

Economic managers eye “A” level investment grade for PHL

By Joann Santiago MANILA, April 24 (PNA) — Philippines’ economic managers are now eyeing an “A” category investment grade for the country in the medium term after Standard & Poor’s…

S&P keeps PHL’s ‘BBB’ rating, eyes sustained growth growth for the economy

By Joann Santiago MANILA, April 24 (PNA) – Standard&Poor’s (S&P) on Friday maintained its investment grade rating of ‘BBB’ with “stable” outlook for the Philippines after noting that strong fundamentals…

BFAR advises fishermen not to go near Bajo de Masinloc

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, April 24 (PNA) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has advised Filipino fishermen not to approach near the disputed Bajo de Masinloc,…

President Aquino accepts invitation to visit Canada in May

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, April 24 (PNA) – Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte announced on Friday that President Benigno Aquino III has accepted the invitation of Canadian Governor General…

PHL vows governance, policy reforms to lure private sector participation in infra projects

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, April 24 (PNA) — The government has vowed to continuously improve public sector governance and institute policy reforms to improve the business climate in the…

Lacson to run for President in May 2016

By Jojo B. Lamaria BAGUIO CITY, April 24 (PNA) – Former Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson, today, April 24, announced that he is seeking to be elected in the highest elective…

Tourism revival brings opportunities to storm-weary communities

By Ronald O. Reyes TACLOBAN CITY, April 24 (PNA)– Lorna Rocabo, 43, sits inside her glass-panelled office comfortably, interrupted only between answering phone calls and signing some papers delivered to…