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Maguindanao placed under state of calamity due to massive evacuation

COTABATO CITY, March 3 (PNA) — The Maguindanao provincial board has approved a resolution declaring the entire province under state of calamity, two board members said Tuesday. At the same…

Poe to consider Smart’s side on Senate’s request for SMS of Mamasapano players

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 3 (PNA) – Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday said she will consider if the Smart Communications will request for audience from her regarding the…

Marcos willing to hold BBL hearings even during recess of Congress

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 3 (PNA) — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos vowed to conduct public hearings on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) even if Congress “is…

APEC meetings on financial inclusion target the poor, says finance official

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, March 3 (PNA) — Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) delegates and stakeholders who gathered here Tuesday to discuss financial inclusion want to target the poor to encourage them…

Energy makes ‘proactive’ preparations to deal with possible power crisis

MANILA, March 3 (PNA) — Having made “proactive” preparations, the Department of Energy (DOE) is confident that it would be able to deal with the impending power shortage, even without…

Output of APEC-Tagaytay meetings to be part of Cebu Action Plan in September, says DFA spokesman

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, March 3 (PNA) — The output of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings here will form part of the Cebu Action Plan that will be launched…

Authority of constitutional bodies should be retained under proposed BBL – Drilon

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 3 (PNA) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said the authority of the constitutional bodies should be retained under the proposed Bangsamoro Basic…

3 moderate quakes jolt Davao Oriental, Surigao del Norte on Tuesday

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, March 3 (PNA) — Mild earthquakes shook the provinces of Davao Oriental and Surigao del Norte on Tuesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute…

Peanuts may reduce risk of heart disease death: study

WASHINGTON, March 3 (PNA/Xinhua) — Eating peanuts may lower your risk of dying from a heart attack, U.S. and Chinese researchers said Monday. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai…

Business group supports CENECO move to extend delivery date of local power producer

BACOLOD CITY, March 3 (PNA) — The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) expressed support to the move of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) giving extension to the…

DTI Calabarzon sets new record as tops in business name registration

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, March 3 (PNA) –- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) office in Calabarzon reported to have the highest number in new business name registrations, overtaking the…

Floriculture still a growing industry in Davao

By Digna D. Banzon DAVAO CITY, March 3 (PNA) — Davao City’s flowering and ornamental plants are not only a passion for Dabawenyos but also livelihood provider to garden makers…

Bayantel rehab will benefit consumers, telco industry — Globe

MANILA, March 3 (PNA) — Rehabilitation of a public utility is a matter of high state concern, two bigtime telecommunications companies stressed in a joint comment submitted to the Court…

PSE index extends gains

MANILA, March 3 (PNA) –- The local stock market extended its winning streak to a second day on Tuesday ahead of the release of the February inflation rate. The benchmark…

Ayala Land unit sees sustained growth in 2014 at 20%

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, March 3 (PNA) — Listed property giant Ayala Land Inc. affiliate Alveo Land expects to maintain its high growth trajectory of at least 20 percent…