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Palace exec says President Aquino not convening NSC vis-à-vis issues w/ China

MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — A Malacanang official on Tuesday said President Benigno S. Aquino III is not convening the National Security Council (NSC) despite the developments in the West…

Comelec working overtime in coming up with contingency measures for 2016 national, local elections

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is now working double-time in coming up with contingency measures after the Supreme Court (SC) scrapped…

Paje: No letup in climate change mitigation and adaptation

MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje assured the nation on Tuesday that the government has been working systematically to reduce the impact of climate change, which…

President Aquino signs law amending Sandiganbayan’s function, structure

By Joann Santiago MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — Cases lodged at the Sandiganbayan are now expected to be acted on faster after President Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic…

SC nullifies extended warranty contract for PCOS refurbishment

By Perfecto T. Raymundo BAGUIO CITY, April 21 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday declared null and void the controversial extended warranty contract between the Commission on Elections…

PEMC seeking legal options on blocked Php234.9-M fine for TMO

CATICLAN, April 21 (PNA) — Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) operator, Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) is seeking legal options on the blocked Php234.9 million fine for Therma Mobile Inc’s…

PTT opens 10th service station in Cebu

MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — PTT Philippines has opened a new service station in Cebu, bringing to 10 the number of Thai oil firm’s stations in the province. A fourth…

Measure lowering income tax rate moved to December– Quimbo

MANILA, Apr. 21 (PNA) — Markina City Rep. Miro Quimbo on Tuesday said that the target approval date of the measure lowering individual income tax rate has been moved to…

PHL stocks fall for 3rd day

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — Local share prices extended their losing streak for a third day on Tuesday amid lack of leads. The barometer Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined…

Century Properties developing Php20-B integrated resort project in Palawan

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — Century Properties Group Inc. is pouring in Php20 billion in investments in the next 10 years to transform a 56-hectare beachfront…

PHL urged to focus on improving business climate to attract FDIs

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — The Philippines is urged to further improve its business climate in order to attract more foreign direct investments (FDIs) particularly in…

Ayala Land to invest Php16-B for mixed-use dev’t in Global City

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — Property giant Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) is investing Php16 billion over the next six years for a mixed-use development in Bonifacio…

DPWH opens better access road in Bukidnon’s largest flower sanctuary

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — Aside from providing easy transportation of people and goods in the provincial capital of Bukidnon, the completion of P150 million access…

Bataan gears up for APEC senior finance officials meeting in June

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, April 21 (PNA) — Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings set to be held in the picturesque Las Casas…

Labor Day Job Fair pre-registration at SM City Calamba

By Sol Luzano CALAMBA CITY, Laguna April 21 (PNA) — The Department Of Labor and Employment (DOLE) CALABARZON Public Employment Services Office (PESO)- Calamba and SM City will jointly hold…