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Senate passes bill replacing 45-year old Pharmacy Law

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 2 (PNA) – Voting 16-0, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill replacing a 45-year-old law Republic Act No….

Palace sees passage of BBL under Aquino administration

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 2 (PNA) – Despite delay brought about by the Mamasapano incident, Malacanang remains confident to see the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law…

Biazon urges House to do part in peace process, pass BBL that will work

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, March 2 (PNA) — A lawmaker at the House of Representatives urged his colleagues on Monday to do their part in the peace process and…

Congress vows to pass constitutional BBL

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, March 2 (PNA) — Both Houses of Congress sealed an agreement on Monday to revise and amend the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to ensure…

SM Group to expand food retail operations in South

By Eddie O. Barrita CEBU CITY, March 2 (PNA) — The SM Group wants to expand its food retail operations in the country’s south, including Cebu as it seeks to…

Filinvest to start building six-tower Php4-B high-end Lapu-Lapu residential project in Q2

By Eddie O. Barrita CEBU CITY, March 2 (PNA) — Real estate giant Filinvest Development Corp. (FDC) said it would start building its six-tower high-end residential project in Lapu-Lapu City…

Globe partners with Huawei to be the first telco to adopt the SingleSON solution

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, March 2 (PNA) — Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) announced on Monday that it has formalized its newest collaboration with a leading global information and…

STEAG Unit 2 completes maintenance shutdown

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, March 2 (PNA) — German-firm STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) has completed its maintenance shutdown on its second unit at 6:08 a.m., Monday, fully stabilizing…

Foreign investments in IPAs reached Php187-B in 2014

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, March 2 (PNA) — The Philippine government’s seven investment promotion agencies (IPAs) had drawn a total of Php186.94 billion worth of foreign investments for the…

Cotabato City LGU installs more CCTV cams

COTABATO CITY, March 2 (PNA) — To improve its crime prevention campaign, the Cotabato City government on Monday started installing another set of close circuit television cameras in the city’s…

Albay solon inspires Bicol youth towards becoming future country leaders

By Danny O. Calleja LIGAO CITY, March 2 (PNA) -– Rep. Fernando Gonzalez of Albay’s third congressional district has inspired Bicol youth towards becoming future country leaders. “Leaders are prime…

Albay to establish barangay forests

By Mike de la Rama LEGAZPI CITY, March 2 (PNA) – The Provincial Government of Albay will start this month the establishment of barangay forests province- wide in support to…

Iloilo City to share gains in resilience against disasters project in Japan

ILOILO CITY, March 2 (PNA) — Iloilo City will share its gains from community-based adaptation and resilience against disasters (CBARAD) project during the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster…

Oil price drop dampens Shell’s profits for 2014

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Feb. 27 (PNA) — Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (PSPC’s) President Ed Chua sees the company’s net loss for 2014 will likely be bigger than the…

Palace more than solid in its resolve to push BBL — Valte

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Feb. 27 (PNA) — Malacanang remains solid in its resolve to keep pushing the peace process in Mindanao through the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)…