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Obama urges China to stop reclamation in disputed S. China Sea waters

By Kakumi Kobayashi WASHINGTON, June 2 (PNA/Kyodo) — U.S. President Barack Obama urged China on Monday to stop its massive reclamation projects in disputed areas in the South China Sea,…

Meeting between President Aquino and Prime Minister Abe of Japan to center on South China Sea issues

TOKYO, Japan, June 2 (PNA) — The meeting between President Benigno S. Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will center on concerns about the South China Sea and…

Japan to employ more English-speaking Filipino teachers, says envoy

TOKYO, Japan, June 2 (PNA) — Japan will soon hire more English-speaking teachers and other professionals from the Philippines, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez has said. “We are starting…

Business meetings predominate President Aquino’s four-day trip to Japan

TOKYO, Japan, June 2 (PNA) — A series of meetings with top executives of various Japanese conglomerates and trade organizations makes up the majority of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s…

Ata Manobo kids fail to enroll following DepEd’s closure of IP school in Davao Norte town

DAVAO CITY, June 2 (PNA) — Over a thousand Ata Manobo kids in remote Talaingod area in Davao del Norte failed to enroll for the school year following the closure…

PHL to continue pursuing economic reforms to speed up spending, boost economic growth –NEDA

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, June 2 (PNA) — The Philippine government will continue to aggressively pursue economic reforms especially in public financial management to speed up spending and stimulate…

Comelec approves Php 14.6-B budget for AES bidding

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, June 2 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has approved Php 14.6 billion budget for the conduct of parallel bidding on automated election system…

ASEAN set to become Asia’s next low-cost Manufacturing Powerhouse

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 (PNA/Bernama) — ASEAN is poised to become Asia’s next low-cost manufacturing powerhouse as wages in China’s Pearl River Delta (PRD) factory belt continue to creep up,…

CARS program to contribute 1.7% in domestic expansion -Valte

By Joann Santiago MANILA, June 2 (PNA) — The government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program is seen to contribute about 1.7 percent of domestic output, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail…

SMC, Ayala-Metro Pacific keen on Php170-B PPP Manila-Legazpi south line railway project

LEGAZPI CITY, June 2 (PNA) — The Php 170-billion South Line Railway project under a Public-Private-Partnership scheme is open for investors, Albay Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda said Tuesday. Salceda said…

President Aquino arrives in Japan for state visit

TOKYO, Japan, June 2 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived at the Haneda International Airport here at about 3:19 p.m. Tuesday for a four-day state visit. The President…

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…