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Resolve problems first before Sicogon development- Tupas

By Edwin L. Terrecampo ILOILO CITY, Aug.30(PNA)- In a brief but no-holds barred media interview, Iloilo 5th District Representative Niel “Jun-Jun” Tupas, Jr. on Friday, made it clear that hehas…

BOC collects P4.7M from auction of over 600,000 kilograms smuggled garlic

MANILA, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Some P4.7 million was generated by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) from the auction of an estimated 676,350 kilograms of smuggled garlic seized in June…

Panglao mayor signs salvage zone order

By Angeline Valencia TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Prodded by political, the municipal administration marked Panglao’s fiesta celebration with the signing of a landmark executive order, enforcing the…

PAL to welcome final Boeing 747 aircraft flight at NAIA-2 on Monday

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to welcome the final arrival flight of its flagship aircraft — the Boeing 747-400 — at…

Lucena police round up, and rescue streetchildren

By Belinda M. Otordoz LUCENA CITY, Quezon Aug 30 (PNA) – A team from Lucena City Police Station led by P/Senior Inspector Elena Eleazar, chief of Women and Children’s Protection…

13,000 teachers gather in Quezon for Annual Teacher’s Convention

By Belinda M. Otordoz LUCENA CITY, Quezon Aug 30 (PNA) – More than 13,000 public schools teachers gathered Thursday and Friday at the Quezon Convention Center in this city for…

Bohol gets youth rehab center

By Angeline Valencia TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Years had passed since the start of the implementation of the Juvenile Justice law in the middle of 2006, but…

Mayor Romualdez expresses gratitude to SM Foundation for newly reconstructed hospital

By Caryl Vivien S. Tomanda TACLOBAN CITY Aug 31 (PNA) – City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez thanked the SM Foundation for renovating and refurbishing the Tacloban City Hospital. Romualdez said…

PAGASA sets P3M fund for Tacloban station rebuilding

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug 31 (PNA) – – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has earmarked P3 million for the rebuilding of its Tacloban station within the airport…

Palace says Supreme Court did not ask funding for e-courts in 2014, 2015

MANILA, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Malacanang clarified on Saturday that the Supreme Court did not make requests to fund its e-courts in 2014 and 2015 so the budget department wasn’t…

PAGASA tracks two LPA

MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Sunday is keeping watch of two low pressure areas (LPAs)– one is inside the Philippine…

Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights now ‘repositioned’ in safe camp –Palace

MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — After almost a two-day standoff with Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels, the Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights are now safe and repositioned in Camp Ziuoani, a Malacanang…

Malacanang welcomes World Bank’s new financial package

MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Malacanang welcomed on Sunday the World Bank’s announcement that it will extend a P22.4- billion financial package intended for rural infrastructure development and assistance for…

Palace: 2M farmers, fishermen seen to secure higher income through WB’s P22B financial package

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Malacanang expects the US$ 508 million (P22.4 billion) loan and financial package from the World Bank (WB) can help over two…

Peso recovers, stocks down

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Aug. 29 (PNA) — The Philippine peso recovered to a US dollar after dipping a day ago while the local bourse ended the week on the…