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PAL adjusts London schedule for connecting passengers’ advantage

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, June 1 (PNA) — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced on Monday that it has adjusted the operating times of its four-times-weekly service between Manila…

Senate approves bill creating information technology department

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, June 1 (PNA) – With 12-0 vote, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill creating a separate department that would…

Gov’t sets nationwide fire safety compliance assessment after Kentex fire

By Joann Santiago MANILA, June 1 (PNA) – – The government is set to assess some 300,000 establishments in the National Capital Region (NCR) to check their compliance to safety…

Tacloban school opening successful – city education official

TACLOBAN CITY, June 1 (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) Tacloban City Division is thankful to the positive response of students in this city who attended the first day…

NEDA: Creation of Bangsamoro to spur business, investments in Mindanao regions

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, June 1 (PNA) — The creation of new Bangsamoro autonomous political entity is expected to spur the influx of more business and investments in Mindanao…

Bargain-hunting lifts PHL stocks

MANILA, June 1 (PNA) — Continuing bargain-hunting following last week’s losses further lifted the local stock market on Monday. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) surged 89.91 points or…

DILG Iloilo continues campaign against illegal gambling

ILOILO CITY, June 1 (PNA) -– The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Iloilo continue to campaign against illegal gambling. According to Teodora Sumagaysay, DILG Iloilo provincial director, a…

Clamor to save aging Angat dam snowballs

By Emil G. Gamos MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, June 1 (PNA)–Teachers and students have joined the bandwagon in the growing clamor to save the aging Angat dam which some engineers now…

BSP eyes 1.6-2.4% inflation for May ’15

By Joann Santiago MANILA, May 27 (PNA) — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) continues to see within-target inflation for the Philippines with the May 2015 range projected between 1.6-2.4…

Palace: ‘We have always stood by our own on West Philippine Sea,’ dispute

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, May 27 (PNA) – Malacanang on Wednesday said the Philippines always stands by its own with regard to the country’s position in the West Philippine…

House passes economic Cha-cha on second reading

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, May 27 (PNA) — The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed on second reading the controversial economic Cha-cha under Resolution of Both Houses 1 authored…

Saudi employers can not force Filipino workers to surrender passports — DFA

By Michaela del Callar MANILA, May 27 (PNA) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saudi Arabia employers can not force Filipino workers to surrender their passports, warning that…

PSEi falls to 4-month low on Wall St. slump, revised Q4 GDP

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, May 27 (PNA) — Local share prices fell to their lowest in four months, tracking the downturn in the United States market, ahead of the…

PHL gov’t continues bid to achieve growth targets – Purisima

By Joann Santiago MANILA, May 27 (PNA) — Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said moves to sustain the continued expansion of the Philippines’ economy continues after a slowdown in 2014. “We’re…

Philippines wants tensions to ease in China-U.S. row over West Philippine Sea

MANILA, May 27 (PNA) — The Philippines wants tensions to ease between China and the United States after an American spy plane recently flew over disputed areas in the West…