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PHL hosting of 2015 APEC meetings on-track

By Joann Santiago MANILA, May 6 (PNA) — Preparations for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting, which the Philippines is hosting in Manila from November 18-19, are moving…

DOH boosts campaign vs. HIV by encouraging voluntary HIV testing

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, May 6 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) is strengthening its awareness campaign on HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by encouraging the public to avail…

Lawsuit filed against Pacquiao for failure to reveal his injury

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, May 6 (PNA) – For failing to reveal his right shoulder injury for his fight against undefeated Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao has reportedly been named in…

PHL not building structures in disputed features of West Philippine Sea, says DND

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, May 6 (PNA) — The Department of National Defense (DND) on Wednesday denied reports made by China claiming that the Philippines is building structures on…

House to vote for the approval of BBL

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 6 (PNA) — The House of Representatives will vote for the approval of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) next week, a lawmaker here said…

DA intensifies drought mitigation efforts

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, April 6 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has intensified interventions to mitigate the effects of the El Niño phenomenon in the country even…

President Aquino leaves for Chicago, Canada

MANILA, May 6 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday left for a working visit to Chicago, the United States, and a state visit to Canada from May…

Gov’t, private firms working together to reduce poverty in PHL

MANILA, May 6 (PNA) — The government and private enterprises are working together to create more job opportunities especially in areas with most poor families with the aim of reducing…

Clinton: Undocumented workers in NY pay more taxes than corporations

WASHINGTON, May 6 (PNA/Sputnik) — Workers who are undocumented in the U.S. state in New York pay more in taxes than corporations, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said at a…

Mayweather willing to have rematch with Pacquiao

WASHINGTON, May 6 (PNA/Xinhua) — Floyd Mayweather said he was willing to fight Manny Pacquiao again after the Filipino boxer repairs his torn shoulder muscle, an ESPN report said on…

Enfinity Global earmarks 33% of global projects this year to PHL, worth Php 8 B

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, May 6 (PNA) — Belgian-firm Enfinity Global will build a third of its global projects this year in the Philippines, through solar panels with a…

Universal Robina profit up 4.3% to Php6.49 B

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, May 6 (PNA) — Profits of snack and beverage giant Universal Robina Corp. (URC) surged 4.3 percent in the first half of fiscal year 2015…

PHL stocks fall below 7,900, track Wall Street

MANILA, May 6 (PNA) — The local stock market tumbled anew on low volume after a strong recovery, tracking overnight decline in United States equity markets. The barometer Philippine Stock…

Banking, property businesses lift SM’s Q1 profit by 8.1%

MANILA, May 6 (PNA) — Tycoon Henry Sy-led conglomerate SM Investments Corp. (SM) booked an 8.1-percent increase in profit in the first quarter of 2015 on the back of banking,…

EDC poised to hold first major overseas drilling campaign by October

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, May 6 (PNA) -–Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is set to start drilling a geothermal well in Mariposa, Chile on October 2015, to assess the steam…