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Alveo Land sees Php3.7-B in sales from new Laguna residential project

MANILA, May 26 (PNA) — Listed property giant Ayala Land Inc. affiliate Alveo Land expects to generate Php3.7 billion in sales with the launch of the 40-hectare fifth residential subdivision…

Japan gov’t panel eyes further relaxing visa requirements

TOKYO, May 26 (PNA/Xinhua) — A panel advising the Japanese government on economic policy is expected to discuss a proposal Tuesday to further ease visa requirements to draw more tourists…

Puerto Princesa solon mulls passing of ordinance to outlaw LGBT abuse

By Ruth T. Rodriguez PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, May 26 (PNA) — The Committee on Ordinances and Legal Matters of the Sangguniang Panlungsod here has approved the ordinance that would outlaw…

Iloilo City to host APEC meeting in July

ILOILO CITY, May 26 (PNA) — The city mayor here has been informed of Iloilo City’s hosting of the Infrastructure Development and Financing and Strengthening Capital Market meeting, one of…

Cotabato City reports completion of Php70-M development projects

By Noel Y. Punzalan COTABATO CITY, May 26 (PNA) — More than Php70 million worth of infrastructure projects in Cotabato City have been finished as per latest report from the…

JICA, Japanese NGO construct multi-purpose building for Legazpi resettlers

By Emmanuel P. Solis LEGAZPI CITY, May 26 (PNA) — The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Furusato Minami-Shinshu Green Foundation Inc. (FMGF) formally turned over to Legazpi City…

Northern Samar mayor seeks more dev’t projects after road completion

By Roel T. Amazona SILVINO LOBOS, Northern Samar, May 26 (PNA) – The mayor of this town strongly suggested for the implementation of more development initiatives to curb insurgency. Mayor…

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…