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BAP Bancnet, Megalink to consolidate this coming week

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Jan 25 (PNA) – – Retail payment system in the Philippines is seen to further strengthen with the scheduled formal consolidation of Bancnet and Megalink this…

Battery maker Eveready holds e-balde seminar in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 25 (PNA)–Battery maker Eveready introduced its e-balde (e-pail) technology to instill disaster preparedness among residents of Dagupan during a five-hour seminar held at the Dagupan People’s Astrodome…

Drilon: ‘Iloilo is back on track’

ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES (PNA) — Senate President Franklin Drilon graced the most-awaited Dinagyang Festival with his presence in the Freedom Grandstand and delivered an opening speech alongside City Mayor Jed…

200 attend Bicol youth confab on poverty alleviation

By Emmanuel P. Solis LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 25 (PNA) — At least 200 members of various youth organizations coming from different schools and universities in the Bicol Region attended the…

President Aquino visits Zambo blast site, bombing victims

By Teofilo P. Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 25 (PNA) — President Benigno Simeon Aquino, III visited Sunday this city to get first hand information on the prevailing peace and…

Shimano opens Php1.32-B bicycle plant in PHL

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Jan 25 (PNA) — Shimano Inc., a Japanese manufacturer of bicycle and rowing equipment, has opened a 3.5 billion yen or around Php1.32 billion facility…

LTFRB approves provisional jeep fare rollback in regions 1, 2 and 6

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Jan 25 (PNA) — Good news for commuters from Regions 1, 2 and 6: The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Sunday announced…

6 domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Jan 25 (PNA) — Bad weather prompted the cancellation of six domestic flights on Sunday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in an advisory….

JTF-NCR personnel to be feted for well-done job in securing visiting Pope Francis

MANILA, Jan. 25 (PNA) — For playing a key role in protecting Pope Francis and ensuring that his five-day papal visit was free of untoward incidents, the Armed Forces of…

Heightened checkpoint, security operations being implemented in Zamboanga City

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Jan. 25 (PNA) — To prevent a repeat of the bombing incident that left two persons dead and 52 others wounded at a parking lot…

Palace condemns Zamboanga City explosion

MANILA, Jan. 25 (PNA) — The Palace on Sunday condemned the act of violence that killed two people and injuried more than 50 others in an explosion in Zamboanga City….

SC junks petition on judiciary’s independence, fiscal autonomy

MANILA, Jan. 22 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday dismissed the petition seeking the independence and fiscal autonomy of the judiciary. The petition for mandamus, entitled “Save the…

Catholic bishops reiterate stand on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

MANILA, Jan. 22 (PNA) — Catholic bishops have reiterated the stand of the Catholic Church on the need to consult and let the people participate in the discussion concerning the…

Japan admits absence of negotiation channels with IS hostage takers

TOKYO, Jan. 22 (PNA/Sputnik) — The Islamic State (IS) militants threatening to kill two Japanese hostages if they do not receive a US$ 200 million ransom by Friday have not…

Germany will release scandalous film on screens despite protest from North Korea

BERLIN, Jan. 22 (PNA/TASS) — A scandalous film — The Interview, about an attempt on the life of the North Korean leader, will be released on screens on the territory…