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DOLE-12 opens hotline for concerns on workplace safety

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 3 (PNA) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has opened a special hotline for concerns of local workers regarding occupational safety…

APEC organizers inspect Cebu hotels hosting 3,500 delegates

CEBU CITY, June 3 (PNA) — A team from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) national organizing council Wednesday inspected the hotels in Cebu that will accommodate the 3,500 delegates to…

Albay town residents seek DENR probe on missing land portions

By Manilyn Ugalde LEGAZPI CITY, June 3 (PNA) -– A physician-couple who filed a graft complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against a councilor, a municipal assessor and an…

DSWD, city gov’t break ground for core shelter program for dumpsite folks

DAGUPAN CITY, June 3 (PNA) -— At least 30 families living within the premises of the Dagupan dumpsite were assured of their own houses following a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday…

US returns USD 1.4-M ‘ill-gotten’ gains of former PHL top military official

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, June 3 (PNA) — US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg on Wednesday formally handed to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales a check worth USD1,384,940.28 which represents the “ill-gotten”…

British SMEs keen on exploring opportunities in PHL

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, June 3 (PNA) — The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC), the largest business network in United Kingdom, wants British small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to…

DOE launches RE permit monitoring website or EVOSS

MANILA, May 3 (PNA) – The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a Renewable Energy (RE) permit monitoring website or Energy Vehicle One Shared System (EVOSS) Wednesday, that will help…

Robinsons Land embarks on doubling profits by 2019

MANILA, June 3 (PNA) — Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) is expanding aggressively its mall, hotel, residential and office portfolio with the goal of doubling its profit over the next…

Supposedly extinct amphibians rediscovered in Palawan

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, June 3 (PNA) — The National Geographic’s (NatGeo) “Weird & Wild” website segment featured Tuesday “two species of amphibians thought lost to…

Obama signs USA Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, June 3 (PNA/PTI) — U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law landmark USA Freedom Act, forcing intelligence agencies to set up a system that will leave the telephone…

Japan’s monarch welcomes President Aquino in ceremonial rites

TOKYO, Japan, June 3 (PNA) — Japan’s Emperor Akihito on Wednesday morning received President Benigno S. Aquino III during a welcome ceremony held at the Imperial Palace. President Aquino arrived…

US set to deploy advanced weapons to Asia-Pacific to Counter China

MOSCOW, June 3 (PNA/Sputnik) — The United States plans to relocate advanced military hardware, including its newest stealth missile destroyer, to the Asia-Pacific region amid growing tensions between Washington and…

President Aquino says regional stability necessary to attain continued growth in Asia Pacific

TOKYO, Japan, June 3 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said Wednesday he believes regional stability must be maintained to attain continued economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region. In…

Preparing for the “Big One”: Red Cross readies field hospitals, volunteers

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, June 3 (PNA)– The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), with its strong experience in handling disasters and emergencies, is now preparing its logistics and personnel to…

Philippines cautious about joining Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

TOKYO, Japan, June 3 (PNA) — The Philippines is cautiously studying whether or not to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) amid the country’s huge need for more infrastructure,…