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Palace emphasizes necessity of implementing K to 12 program

MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — The Palace on Monday reiterated the necessity of implementing the K to 12 basic education program in enhancing the competitiveness of the Filipino workforce in…

PHL posts USD244-M BoP deficit in March ’15, end-March still at surplus of USD877-M

By Joann Santiago MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — Payments by the national government of its liabilities resulted to a USD 244 million balance of payment (BoP) deficit for the Philippines…

3 oil companies to increase pump prices of gas at P1.45/ltr, diesel P1/ltr Tuesday

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Apr 20 (PNA) –- Three oil companies will increase pump prices of gas at Php 1.45 per liter and diesel at Php 1 per liter….

Palace content with OIC’s support on PHL’s peace process

By Joann Santiago MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — A Malacanang executive on Monday said the govenrment recognizes the support given by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the on-going…

Draft BBL will violate PNP charter

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chairman of the House Ad Hoc committee on Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), on Monday…

Islamic organization chief calls on President Aquino

MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani of Saudi Arabia, paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III…

Government targets filling up 87,000 position in 2015

MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Monday disclosed a total of Php30.8 billion is allotted to fund 86,994 unfilled positions in government, contrary…

No tsunami alert from 6.6-magnitude quake in Japan- Philvocs

MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Monday said that there is no tsunami threat in the country after a magnitude-6.6 quake struck…

Ongoing Chinese reclamation works to trigger tensions

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — Tensions among claimant countries will likely flare up with continued Chinese reclamation works in the disputed islands of the West Philippine…

Japanese firm to build ten 40-meter vessels for Philippine Coast Guard –DOTC

MANILA, April 19 (PNA) — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has awarded a project to enhance the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) ability to protect the country’s seas, particularly…

Three PLDT VPs to separate from service next month

MANILA, April 20 (PNA) – The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) on Monday announced that three of its vice presidents will be stepping down next month. In a disclosure…

PEZA remits Php973-M to NG

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has remitted a total of Php972.6 million to the national government at end-2014. This is…

BSP allows UITFs with unit-paying feature

By Leilanie G. Adriano LAOAG CITY, April 20 (PNA) — In line with the thrust of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to institute reforms for the benefit of the…

Philex Petroleum considering 20 pence per share buy-back transaction

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, April 20 (PNA) — Philex Petroleum Corporation, the mother-company of Forum Energy Plc., is considering a buy-back transaction, which will allow their shareholders to earn…

Ilocos seaport identified for cruise tourism development

By Leilanie G. Adriano LAOAG CITY, April 20 (PNA) — Owing to a growing interest in cruise tourism in various strategic locations in the country, the international seaport of Currimao…