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Poe confident over Lower House’ passage of FOI bill

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, July 10 (PNA) – Senator Grace Poe on Thursday expressed optimism that the House of Representatives will pass the Freedom of Information Bill under the…

Meralco July ’14 generation, transmission charges up

MANILA, July 10 (PNA) — The Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco’s) generation and transmission charges will increase the July 2014 bills of 200-kilowatt hour (kWh) households by about Php6. In a…

Trans-Asia lands three hydropower service contracts in Luzon

MANILA, July 10 (PNA) — Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corporation (TA) has landed three hydropower service contracts with a total supply capability of 320 Megawatts (MWs) located in Luzon….

IOM innovates communication with storm-ravaged communities

TACLOBAN CITY, July 10 (PNA) — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will roll out innovations in communicating with storm-hit communities in a bid to promote citizen engagement in monitoring…

Bataan coffee growers coop latest recipient of DOLE-DOST livelihood program

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 10 (PNA) — A coffee growers cooperative in Bataan is the latest beneficiary of the convergence livelihood program of the Department of Labor and…

Albay holds training on meat processing

LEGAZPI CITY, July 10 (PNA) — To provide livelihood to Albay residents, the Provincial Government of Albay, through the Provincial Veterinary Services (PVS), held a two-day training program on meat…

Nueva Vizcaya town to receive P15M from DA, DAR

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 10 (PNA) — The local government unit of Kayapa is expected to receive a P15-million funding assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of…

Argentina to face Germany in World Cup final

SAO PAULO, July 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — After a flat 120-minute of play, Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in penalty shootout, thanks to impressive saves from keeper Sergio Romero, in the…

PHL industry production surpasses 10% growth forecast

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, July 10 (PNA) — Industry production in May 2014 has increased by 13.8 percent, surpassing the 10 percent growth forecast of Moody’s Analytics. In Monthly…

PHL FDIs reach USD 597M in April ’14, end-April net inflow at USD 2.4B

By Joanne Santiago MANILA, July 10 (PNA) — Significant jump in investments in private company-issued debt instruments helped boost foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the Philippines in April 2014. Data…

PHL exports grow by 6.9% in May ’14

MANILA, July 10 (PNA) — Philippine exports grew by 6.9 percent in May 2014 and overall outlook for the rest of the year continues to be upbeat, according to the…

Palace assures no cover-up in inquiry into DAP-funded projects

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, July 10 (PNA) — Malacanang has assured that there will be no cover-up in its ongoing inquiry into projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program…

PHL launching tourism infrastructure programs

MANILA, July 10 (PNA) — The government is introducing infrastructure programs to boost the country’s tourism sector. “Tourism is a low-hanging fruit. It’s a one way where we can provide…

PAMB mulls reopening of Mt. Hamiguitan to visitors

DAVAO CITY, July 9 (PNA) — The reopening of Mt. Hamiguitan is a work in progress as the Davao Oriental province with the three involved municipalities try to pool resources…

Cebu City mayor eyes waste-to-energy project at city’s landfill

CEBU CITY, July 9 (PNA) — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said he is planning a waste-to-energy project at the city’s 15-hectare Inayawan sanitary landfill, which he ordered closed in…