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Pangasinan reaps 3rd rice achievers’ award

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan March 4 (PNA)–It’s final. The province of Pangasinan has romped off with the coveted National Rice Achievers’ Award title for the third straight year covering two cropping seasons…

President Aquino underscores importance of rebuilding SAF

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 4 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday underscored the need to rebuild the capability of the Special Action Force (SAF) as an…

Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership Dialogue aims to reconcile public-private sector differences

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, March 4 (PNA) — The 2015 Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership (APIP) Dialogue, which opened at the Taal Vista Hotel here Wednesday, aims to reduce the differences between the…

President Aquino meets with Special Action Force officials

MANILA, March 4 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday morning had a meeting with officials of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF). The meeting…

Drilon says constitutional bodies can still function even without leaders

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 4 (PNA) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the constitutional bodies such as the Commission on Audit (CoA) and Commission on Election…

First PHL subway, vehicle inspection system projects endorsed for President’s approval

TAGAYTAY CITY, March 4 (PNA) — The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center will endorse two infrastructure projects, including the Php 370-billion Mass Transit System Loop (MTSL), for approval by the National…

House Appropriations Committee approves budgetary requirements of FOI bill

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, March 4 (PNA) — The controversial Freedom of Information (FOI) bill will be tossed to the plenary after the House committee on Appropriations approved on…

DA to showcase PHL’s top agri products, dishes in international gastronomy congress

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, March 4 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is presently in the thick of preparations for Spain’s most important gastronomy congress—the Madrid Fusión—to be…

SM profit jumps to Php28.4-B in 2014

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, March 4 (PNA) — Philippine conglomerate SM Investments Corp. (SM) booked a 3.65-percent increase in profit in 2014 on the back mainly of its banking…

Iloilo BPO firms employ 10,500; need 5,000 more

ILOILO CITY, March 4 (PNA) — The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in this city presently employs some 10,540 workers and still looking for 5,000 qualified individuals. Joeven C. Tansi,…

Home builder plans to build 2nd MRB project in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, March 4 (PNA) — One of the country’s biggest home builders is exploring the possibility of putting up its second medium rise building (MRB) project in downtown Davao…

Bacolod mayor upbeat on local economic growth as more investments come in

BACOLOD CITY, March 4 (PNA) — Mayor Monico Puentevella here is upbeat on the city’s economic growth with the entry of more investments recently. “The city is doing well economically,”…

Robinson Malls to house DTI, SB Corp business centers in Sta Rosa, Cainta and Dasmariñas

By Robert Maico CALAMBA City, Laguna March 4 (PNA) — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Calabarzon informed Philippine News Agency (PNA) that business centers of the Department of Trade…

Palawan-AirAsia Zest ink deal to launch ‘World’s Best Island’ campaign

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, March 4 (PNA) — Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia Zest (Philippines) and the Palawan government represented by Governor Jose Alvarez and the Palawan…

Boracay tourism continues to grow despite coliform scare

BORACAY Island, Aklan, March 4 (PNA) — Both foreign and local tourists still continue to flock to this resort island despite the existence of the high coliform level recently reported…