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Meralco subsidiary bags MRT-3 power systems contract

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, July 3 (PNA) –The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) awarded to MRAIL, Inc., a subsidiary of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), the contract for another…

BPI Capital eyes private sector-issued infrastructure bond by end-’15

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — A BPI Capital executive is optimistic that an infrastructure bond will be initially issued in the Philippines by end-2015. BPI Capital Officer-in-Charge…

Bidding for NAIA bus services now open –LTFRB

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — The bidding for the bus airport services for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is now open, the Land Transportation Franchising…

DOE okays reassignment of Cosco’s participating interest on six projects to Alcorn

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, July 3 (PNA) – The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the reassignment of participating interest of Cosco Capital Inc. on six exploration projects to…

PDRRMC/OCD culminates two-day table top exercises for APEC 2015 readiness

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 3 (PNA) -– The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Negros Oriental completed Friday a two-day simulation…

Cebu City sets groundbreaking for PHP1.6B new hospital on July 4

By Eddie O. Barrita CEBU CITY, July 3 (PNA) — The Cebu City government has set the groundbreaking for the new building of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) on…

‘Oplan Disiplina sa Dalan’ formed to boost road safety, traffic discipline in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY, July 3 (PNA) -– The multi-sectoral “Oplan Disiplina sa Dalan” has been formed in this city to boost road safety, traffic discipline among Bacolodnons. Stakeholders spearheaded by Kasadya…

LGU-Dumaguete City receives Certification of Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance award

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 3 (PNA) — The city government of Dumaguete headed by Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria has received a 2014 Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance by the Council for the…

Inclement weather spawned by ‘Egay’ destroys 126 houses in Basilan

By Teofilo Garcia Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 3 (PNA) -– One hundred twenty-six houses were destroyed while a fisherman was reported missing as a result of inclement weather condition since…

President Aquino issues EO 185 modifying tariff rates on environmental goods

MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has issued Executive Order 185, modifying tariff rates on certain imported products, particularly environmental goods, as part of the country’s…

Catholic church officials offer prayers and assistance to the victims of Ormoc sea mishap

MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — Catholic Church officials are offering prayers for the 45 people who perished in a sea mishap off Ormoc City on Thursday. At the same time,…

Petrasanta pleads CA to stop enforcement of Ombudman’s dismissal order against him

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — Chief Supt. Raul Petrasanta, one of the frontrunners for the next Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, on Friday asked the Court…

Update: TS ‘Egay’ maintains strength and speed while heading closer to extreme N. Luzon

MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — Tropical storm “Egay” has maintained its strength and speed while moving closer to extreme Northern Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services…

Continuous fuel supply during disaster, assured by oil firms

MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — Shortage in fuel supply will not be a problem in case a disaster strikes as the oil companies committed to ensure fuel is available during…

President Aquino orders intensified search, rescue efforts in Ormoc sea mishap

MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has instructed government agencies to intensify the search and rescue operations after a sea vessel capsized near Ormoc City in…