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Mandatory regular conduct of disaster risk reduction drills in schools sought

MANILA, May 24 (PNA) — A lawmaker has formally proposed a law mandating the regular conduct of disaster risk reduction drills in educational institutions nationwide. “By mandating the regular annual…

DOH reminds the public on what to do before, during and after an earthquake

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, May 24 (PNA) — An earthquake is the violent shaking of the ground due to seismic waves moving on and below the earth’s surface and…

APEC trade ministers to endorse action agenda to globalize MSMEs

By Leslie D. Venzon BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, May 24 (PNA) — Trade ministers from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members Sunday agreed to endorse to their leaders the adoption…

Palace calls for support to K-2 amid militant group’s criticism

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, May 24 (PNA) – Malacanang on Sunday asked various sectors to support K-to-12 program amid claim of a militant group that the Kindergarten and 12…

Ang serious on bank gas and Malampaya bid

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, May 24 (PNA) –- San Miguel Corporation (SMC) President Ramon Ang said the firm is serious on both its Malampaya bank gas and Malampaya pipeline…

ACR open to partners for 105-MW San Ramon Power Inc coal fired power plant

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, May 24 (PNA) – Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR) is open to a partnership on its 105 Megawatt (MW) San Ramon Power Inc. (SRPI) coal…

Citicore Power targets RE power capacity of 322 MW by 2020

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, May 24 (PNA) – Citicore Power, a subsidiary of Citicore Investments Holdings, Inc. (CHI), targets a renewable energy capacity of 322 Megawatts (MWs) by 2020,…

PHP19-M poverty alleviation projects up in N. Cotabato’s remote town

KIDAPAWAN CITY, May 25 (PNA) — More than PHP19 million worth of various infrastructure and electrification were turned over by provincial officials over the weekend in Banisilan, North Cotabato aimed…

DENR-Bicol seeks expansion of protected forest reserve in Catanduanes

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, May 24 (PNA) -– Unknown to many, Catanduanes, the smallest Bicol province sitting on a 182,300-hectare landmass measured as the 12th largest Philippine island,…

Batangas Sea, most diverse spot in the planet: expert says

By Robert Maico MABINI, Batangas, May 24 (PNA) — Dr. Chris Meyer, marine biologist and Smithsonian scientist, together with Dr. Rusty Brainard, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, US National Oceanographic and…

Quirino town bans smoking in public places

DIFFUN, Quirino, May 24 (PNA) — The municipal government of Diffun in Quirino province has enacted an ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places and conveyances here. Diffun Mayor Marlo Guillermo…

Ireland passes historic legislation legalizing Gay marriage

MOSCOW, May 24 (PNA/Sputnik) — The heavily Catholic nation of Ireland has become the first country in the world to recognize same-sex marriage through a popular vote. Ireland is a…

MILF: Private sector vows to pour Php16-B investments in Muslim Mindanao

By Edwin O. Fernandez COTABATO CITY, May 23 (PNA) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Saturday said that the country’s private sectors will invest in Muslim Mindanao badly…

Expert says trade liberalization must consider needs of business community

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, May 23 (PNA) — Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies negotiating for the Free Trade Area in the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) must get the design right for…

Philippines urges APEC to expand trade, investment to reduce poverty

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, May 23 (PNA) — The Philippines has called on other member economies from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to further expand trade and investment which is crucial…