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MILF members will not be integrated into the National Police, Armed Forces, says government peace panel chair

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — Chairperson of the government peace panel, Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, on Monday clarified that members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will not be integrated…

President Aquino’s Lenten message: ‘Be truthful not only in words but in works’

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) – As followers of Jesus Christ, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday the Filipino people should be truthful not only with their words but…

Palace defends National Peace Summit

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 30 (PNA) – Malacanang on Monday defended the National Peace Summit, saying its purpose is to scrutinize and explain the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)…

PHL denies Sabah trade-off with Malaysia

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — The Philippine government on Monday belied reports that it has proposed to drop its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support on its arbitration…

New world-class airport to rise in Panglao Island, Bohol by 2017; construction starts this summer

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, March 30 (PNA) –A new world-class airport will rise in Panglao Island in Bohol by 2017, Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio…

Drought damages Php129.4-M worth of crops, fishery products in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 30 (PNA) – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has ordered the Office of the City Agriculture to expedite measures to help the farmers affected by the long dry…

Window dressing, strong macroeconomic fundamentals drive PSEi to 22nd record close

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — The local stock market surged to a new record for a third day in a row on Monday, climbing near 7,900 for the first time,…

ACR sees Php 6.1-B revenues in 2015

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — Alson’s Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR) expects its revenues to increase to Php 6.1 billion this year with the commercial operations of…

Hot money inflows to the PHL remain strong –BSP

By Joann Santiago MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — Foreign investors continue to place their funds in the Philippines, reinforcing economic managers’ confidence that the country remains attractive to offshore investors….

DOJ finds probable cause to indict Napoles couple for PhP61.18-M tax evasion

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) said it has found probable cause to indict businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles and her husband, Jaime Napoles, before the Court…

Group eyes PHL as premium travel destination

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — S8 Exhibition Inc., a business group of some of the biggest travel agencies in the Philippines, eyes the country to be…

2 Iloilo-Bacolod fast crafts suspend trip on Good Friday

ILOILO CITY, March 30 (PNA) -– Two fast crafts plying the Iloilo City to Bacolod City route have already notified the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) that they will suspend their…

More tourists expected in Boracay following opening of Kalibo airport’s new wing –DOTC

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said on Monday it is expecting more tourists to flock to Boracay in Aklan…

TF Asis starts demolition of river establishments by April 30

ILOILO CITY, March 30 (PNA) – At least three business establishments by the riverbanks of the Iloilo River were given a demolition reprieve by more than a month after city…

Leyte gov’t pushes economic development programs in villages

TACLOBAN CITY, March 30 (PNA) -– The Leyte provincial government is pushing for economic development initiatives in poorest villages to curb worsening poverty in Eastern Visayas. Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico…