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Sec. Roxas urges Visayas mayors to join him in his mission to carry on ‘Tuwid na Daan’

By Annabel J. Petinglay ILOILO CITY, Sept. 3 (PNA) -– Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas has urged Visayas mayors to show their support to…

Aquino admin’s cumulative int’l tourist arrivals surpassed previous admin’s, says DOT chief

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Thursday the Aquino administration has surpassed the previous administration in terms of cumulative international…

APEC’s trade liberalization agenda seen to benefit Filipino consumers

By Leslie D. Venzon CEBU CITY, Sept. 3 (PNA) — Filipino consumers can benefit from cheaper goods and services resulting from the implementation of trade-liberalizing and business-facilitating measures by the…

PPP Center chief eyes more infra projects in PHL through Cebu Action Plan

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao is optimistic that more projects will materialize in the Philippines with the help of…

House to start 5-day week marathon session starting next week

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — The House of Representatives will conduct a five-day week marathon session starting this coming Monday amid truancy problem to generate 10…

Ayala sells stakes in 81-MW wind farm to Mitsubishi unit

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — Ayala Corp. said Thursday it sold some of its stake in North Luzon Renewable Energy Corp., the owner and operator of…

Belmonte reveals shortlist of Senate-HRep priorities

MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — A Senate-House of Representatives leaders’ meeting held on Thursday has identified a short list of priorities for the next five weeks, bannered by the proposed…

Government studying options in anticipation of El Niño

MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — A Palace official assured the public on Thursday that the government is studying options on how to deal with the effects of the El Niño…

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Liberia

GENEVA, Sept. 3 (PNA/Xinhua) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population. The WHO said in a statement that…

Cebu sees more foreign investment from APEC hosting, says Gov. Davide

CEBU CITY, Sept. 3 (PNA) — Cebu’s provincial government is planning to create more economic zones and is drawing up strategies to enhance port facilities, as it gears up for…

DTI pushes trade pacts with Asia-Pacific nations to address dwindling tuna catches

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Sept. 3 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for more cooperation with other Asia-Pacific states in a bid to address the declining…

House energy committee forms TWG to look into impact of Bio-fuel Act

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — The House committee on Energy on Thursday created a technical working group (TWG) to look into the performance and impact of…

Globe posts Php 15.8-B postpaid revenues

MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — Globe Telecom remains the dominant player in the country’s mobile postpaid segment after posting postpaid revenues of Php15.8 billion during the first half of the…

BOC chief says gov’t is losing PhP3 to PhP5-B yearly to balikbayan box

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) – Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Alberto Lina told the Senate inquiry on Thursday that the government is losing at least PhP3…

PSEi ends higher on Wall Street gains

MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — Local share prices snapped out a two-day slump, closing near the 7,100-level on Thursday, tracking Wall Street’s lead. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi)…