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Importance of global value chain services in generating jobs highlighted in APEC meeting

CEBU CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) must take a deeper look at the role of services in global value chains (GVCs) due…

8990 Holdings funds housing data body

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Leading mass housing company 8990 Holdings, Inc. has earmarked Php1 million for the creation of a research center that aims to…

Biz group doing last-minute push for foreign investment liberalization in Congress

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Aug 31 (PNA) — With less than a year for the 16th Congress to pass and amend laws, the Joint Foreign Chamber of the Philippines…

Petron cuts LPG prices by Php 25 per 11-kg cylinder

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Petron Corp. will cut liquefied petroleum gas prices by Php 25 for its 11-kilogram cylinder on Tuesday. In an advisory Monday,…

PHL hosting 46th APEC energy efficiency and conservation official meeting

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — The Philippines on Monday started hosting the three-day 46th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Experts and Officials’ meeting…

Negros Occidental EDT pushes for establishment of various industry dev’t programs

BACOLOD CITY, August 31 (PNA) — The Economic Development Team (EDT) of the province has proposed to establish different development programs for identified industries to address various concerns. EDT member…

Negros Occidental governor urges all sectors to prepare for longest El Niño

By Teresa D. Ellera BACOLOD CITY, August 31 (PNA) — All sectors in Negros Occidental have been alerted to prepare for the possible effects of what is considered as the…

DPWH seeks reclassification of Liloan-San Ricardo road in Southern Leyte

SAN RICARDO, Southern Leyte, Aug. 31 (PNA) -– The Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) is seeking the conversion of Liloan–San Ricardo Road into…

3 arrested anew in Pangasinan drug buy-bust

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug. 31 (PNA)–Joint police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives arrested a suspected drug pusher during a raid in his home in Barangay Linoc, Sta. Barbara town. The…

Bahrain’s Royal Charity builds vocational training center in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) –- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) broke the ground on Sunday for its new training center in this city, funded by the Royal Charity Organization…

Cebu City needs PHP5M to improve septage plant

CEBU CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) — The Cebu City Septage Management Board (CCSMB) wants a budget of PHP5 million to improve the Septage Treatment Plant (STP) at the city’s North…

INC ends protest in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) — The supposed two-day mass action of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ended 12 hours after it started at 9:00 p.m. Sunday. Thousands arrived in…

Mayor leads Mandaue execs, workers in building hall in socialized housing site

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes led city officials and employees in helping build over the weekend a multi-purpose building for residents of a…

Death toll in Tacurong City mishap rises to 9

TACURONG CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Police here said the death toll in Sunday’s highway mishap involving a passenger multi-cab and hauler truck rose to 9 after another passenger, a…

Bill to repeal PD 1620, which violates rights of IRRI workers

MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Rep. Fernando L. Hicap (Party-list, Anakpawis) has filed a bill repealing Presidential Decree 1620, which he said violates the rights and freedom of workers at…