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President Aquino maintains the Philippines has freedom of aviation over West Philippine Sea

MANILA, May 25 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has maintained that the country has freedom of aviation over the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea, despite last…

President Aquino ready to discuss Bangsamoro Draft Law with senators

MANILA, May 25 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his readiness to discuss the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with the senators. “Kung gusto nila akong kausapin tungkol…

Japan grants Php500-M for Mindanao community development project

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, May 25 (PNA) — The Philippines will receive a grant of 1.117 billion Japanese yen or about Php500 million from the Japanese government to finance…

APEC ministers agree on Free Trade Area study completion next year

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, May 25 (PNA) — Trade officials meeting for the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) agreed to complete the study on the Free Trade Area in the…

PHL among world’s fastest growing economy

MANILA, May 25 (PNA) — The Philippines is among the top five countries in the world with fastest economic growth both in medium and long term, according to United States-based…

Lack of leads drive PHL stocks down for 3rd day

MANILA, May 25 (PNA) — Share prices at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) fell for a third day in the absence of new leads ahead of the release of the…

SSS Flexi-fund incentives up by 75% in 2014

DAVAO CITY, May 25 (PNA) — A total of 37,612 qualified Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with active accounts under the Social Security System’s (SSS) Flexi-fund Program received 75 percent higher…

Local Government Unit of Basco Batanes consults DTI for improvement of BPLS

TUGUEGARAO CITY, May 25 (PNA) — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Batanes Provincial Caretaker, Marietta B. Salviejo, and Basco, Batanes Municipal Mayor Demetrius Paul C. Narag, discussed strategies and…

DTI promotes Batanes Cultural Showcase at Ayala Museum

By Simeon C. Dilan TUGUEGARAO CITY, May 25 (PNA) — Victoria Abad Kerblat, an Ivatan artist, based in Manila invited the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Batanes to support…

DepEd mulls recovery of Ormoc property to build senior high school campus

By Felix N. Codilla ORMOC CITY, Leyte, May 25 (PNA) – With the implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) program, the Department of Education (DepEd) is seriously contemplating on…

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…