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New mall to rise in Dagupan this year

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — A Manila-based company is investing some P200 million in a new mall to rise in Dagupan City soon, according to Mayor Belen Fernandez. She…

Cebu’s tourism, SMEs sectors gain from APEC hosting –DOT

By Leslie D. Venzon CEBU CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Cebu province’s hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings this year is bringing economic and job benefits to…

Ilocos Norte gov’t urges residents to build animal shelters to boost disaster-resilient communities

LAOAG CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The provincial government reiterated its call for residents to build shelters for animals as part of disaster mitigation efforts. Provincial Veterinarian Loida Valenzuela said…

Cebu Capitol seeks PHP4-B infra projects from national government in 2015

CEBU CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The Cebu provincial government is seeking a total of PHP4 billion in infrastructure projects from the National Government for this year. The Office of…

Senior citizen drowns in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — A senior citizen drowned at about 2:10 p.m. on Monday at Bonuan Tondaligan Beach in Dagupan City, the police reported Tuesday. The victim was…

Negros Oriental cops do extra duty hours due to APEC 2015 summit

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — With over 400 policemen from Negros Oriental being deployed to Cebu as part of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2015 (APEC 2015) summit, the…

Winners of the WV Film grants program named

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 29(PNA) – The Department of Tourism 6 has named the four winners of the Western Visayas Film Grants Program of the department and CineKasimanwa. The four filmmaker-winners…

East, West zones customers face water agony

By Catherine J. Teves MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Some areas in the East and West zones covering Metro Manila and nearby locations will have water for only 12 hours…

Senate joins Metrobank in honoring country’s top teachers, men in uniform

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The Senate on Tuesday adopted three resolutions honoring the country’s top educators, military personnel, and police officers recognized by the Metrobank…

Small enterprises are profiting from Cebu’s hosting of APEC, says Trade official

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Cebu province’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are already benefiting from its hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, a trade…

ICRC cites PHL for strengthening protection for victims of armed conflict through legislation

By Ben Cal MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The Philippines has achieved much progress in implementing international humanitarian law (IHL), the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said…

Importance of global value chain services in generating jobs highlighted in APEC meeting

CEBU CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) must take a deeper look at the role of services in global value chains (GVCs) due…

8990 Holdings funds housing data body

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Leading mass housing company 8990 Holdings, Inc. has earmarked Php1 million for the creation of a research center that aims to…

Biz group doing last-minute push for foreign investment liberalization in Congress

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Aug 31 (PNA) — With less than a year for the 16th Congress to pass and amend laws, the Joint Foreign Chamber of the Philippines…

Petron cuts LPG prices by Php 25 per 11-kg cylinder

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Petron Corp. will cut liquefied petroleum gas prices by Php 25 for its 11-kilogram cylinder on Tuesday. In an advisory Monday,…