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Bacolod solon seeks creation of Negros Island Tourism Office

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) — Rep. Evelio Leonardia here has filed House Bill 4702 which seeks to create a Negros Island Tourism Office to coordinate the tourism offices of…

400 Korean students expected in Bacolod after signing of agreement

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) — About 400 Korean students are expected to come here after the City of Bacolod signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Jeonju National…

Archdiocese of Palo targets building mini-museum housing all items used by Pope Francis

MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) — The Archdiocese of Palo is planning to build a mini-museum that will house several items used by Pope Francis during his visit to Leyte this…

Red tide alert remains over Masbate waters; shellfish ban on—BFAR

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) – Harvesting, selling, buying and eating of shellfish species from the coastal waters of Milagros town in Masbate is still forbidden….

Sen. Villar lauds IRRI’s new plant research facility

By Robert Maico LOS BAÑOS, Laguna Jan 28 (PNA) — Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on food and agriculture, lauded the construction of the new International Rice…

DOST testing center clients to double to 170 by year-end

By Juzel OL. Danganan MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST’s) Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL) is poised to double the number of…

DTI urges speedy passage of Competition Law

MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory L. Domingo urged members of the House of Representatives for the speedy passage of the Competition Law….

More than P70B worth of investments now in Iloilo City, says mayor

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) — Some P70 billion worth of investments of the P105-billion commitment from big investors during last year’s Iloilo Business Summit have already come in, according…

Metrobank, UA&P eye recovery of PHL economy in Q4 ‘14

MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) — Higher electricity sales and double-digit average exports growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 made economists of Metrobank and the University of Asia & the…

Peso ends sideways vs. USD ahead of FOMC decision, PHL GDP report

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) — Foreign capital continues to flock to the Philippines to fuel the local currency and the local bourse. This resulted to the peso…

Megawide-led consortium amends loan deal with banks for Cebu airport project with ADB participation

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — The joint venture of Megawide Construction Corp. and India-based GMR Infrastructure has amended the omnibus loan and security agreement (OLSA) with…

Chief justice, lawmakers rally behind peace process

MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — The Supreme Court chief justice and several lawmakers reiterated their support to the Bangsamoro peace process in the wake of an armed encounter in Mamasapano,…

Exports, consumer spending seen boosting PHL economy in 2015

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — The Philippine economy is expected to strengthen its growth this year on the back of robust consumption and exports data. “We…

PHL gov’t, MILF to ink protocol on decommissioning of MILF arms, forces

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) — The protocol on the decommissioning of arms and forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is set to be signed in…

FVR grieves over 44 fallen SAF troopers

By Ben Cal MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Wednesday grieved over the needless killing of 44 young police commandos during an 11-hour gun battle…