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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…

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…