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PSE index hits 3-week low after Greek referendum outcome

MANILA, July 6 (PNA) — Local equities on Monday closed to its lowest in three weeks along with other Asian markets, after Greek voters rejected a bailout package proposed by…

DOE targets launch of two CNG refuelling stations next year

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, July 6 (PNA) — Undersecretary Donato Marcos said the Department of Energy (DOE) is targeting to launch two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling stations next…

Ayala, MPIC in talks with possible partners for PPP Legazpi rail project; San Miguel keen to bid for project

MANILA, July 6 (PNA) — Ayala Corp. (AC) and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) on Monday confirmed that they are in talks with potential partners for the Php177-billion Philippine National…

Oil firms cut pump prices by at least 65 centavos per liter

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, July 6 (PNA) — Oil firms cut pump prices of petroleum products by 65 centavos per liter on Tuesday. Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (PSPC), PTT…

(Feature) Tale of a ‘Listahanan’ journey in Comval village

By Carmela C. Duron MABINI, Compostela Valley, July 6 (PNA) — “It is never easy being both a father and a mother to your children,” Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary Alex Juanico…

“Egay” spares Isabela and Cagayan

By Simeon C. Dilan TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, July 6 (PNA) — Local officials and farmers of this province and Isabela are very thankful for the ‘blessings’ of light rains that…

Cebu City gov’t to train cops as responders in calamities

CEBU CITY, July 6 (PNA) — The Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) will give city police personnel training on disaster response. The move to train police…

La Union declares a state of calamity due to typhoon ‘Egay’

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 6 (PNA)–The province of La Union declared a state of calamity Monday after flood waters, spawned by almost two days of heavy rains brought about by…

675 passengers remain stranded in ports, says Coast Guard

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, July 6 (PNA) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Monday said that as of 12 nn, a total of 675 passengers have been stranded…

Cagayan Valley’s new PNP chief vows priority campaign on illegal drugs

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 6 (PNA) — Police Chief Supt. Ranier Quibin Idio, newly-appointed regional director of the Philippine National Police(PNP) in Cagayan Valley, has vowed to put in his…

City gov’t allocates PhP15-M to build crime lab, renovate police station in Zambo

By R.G. Antonet A. Go ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 6 (PNA) – The local government has allocated PhP15 million for the construction of a crime laboratory and renovation of Police Station…

(Update as of 6 p.m.) TS ‘Egay’ maintains strength as it continues to move northward slowly

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, July 6 (PNA) –Tropical storm “Egay” maintains strength and continues to move northward slowly, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)…

President Aquino okays Php3.002-Trillion proposed ’16 budget

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 6 (PNA) — The Education, Public Works and Highways and the National Defense departments continue to have the biggest allocation in the proposed Php3.002 trillion…

OCD reports floods and landslides in some Luzon areas; no casualties

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) — Due to continuous heavy rains brought about by tropical storm “Egay,” some areas in Luzon remain flooded while some roads are blocked by landslides although…

SC asked to void Aguinaldo Doctrine

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, July 6 (PNA) — A taxpayer from Quezon City asked the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday to nullify the controversial Aguinaldo Doctrine. Under the Aguinaldo…