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New KBP Eastern Visayas prexy calls for broadcast integrity

ORMOC CITY, Leyte, June 2 (PNA) -– A station manager based in this city is pushing for more integrity among local broadcasters after his installation as new president of Kapisanan…

SM City Bacolod partners with OSCA, DSSD for grant of free movie passes to elderlies

BACOLOD CITY, June 2 (PNA) — The “Free Movie Pass for Senior Citizens” program in this city was launched Tuesday in rites held at the lobby of SM City Bacolod…

June 15 is final deadline given to remaining Dagupan fish pens

DAGUPAN CITY, June 2 (PNA) — Mayor Belen Fernandez affirmed that June 15 is the final deadline given to owners of the few remaining illegal fish pens in all the…

DOST’s STARBOOKS now in 11 Caraga schools

BUTUAN CITY, June 2 (PNA) — Eleven schools in Caraga region have now the globally recognized digital science library developed by the Department of Science and Technology-Science and Technology Information…

CAMPI welcomes EO for new car perks regime

MANILA, June 2 (PNA) — The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) has welcomed Executive Order No. 182 which implements the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program…

PHL insurance industry posts 32.52% net income hike in Q1 ’15

By Joann Santiago MANILA, June 2 (PNA) — The Philippines’ insurance industry posted a 32.52 percent year-on-year expansion in net income in the first quarter of 2015. Insurance Commission (IC)…

Vista Land okays tender offer for USD 450-M notes issued by subsidiary

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, June 2 (PNA) — Listed property developer Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. on Tuesday said its board approved wholly-owned subsidiary VLL International, Inc.’s (VLLI) offer…

PSEi slumps to 7,551

MANILA, June 2 (PNA) — Local share prices fell sharply again in thin trading to the 7,500 level on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve made indications toward an interest rate…

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…