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U.S. Mars rover Opportunity sets off-world driving record — NASA

WASHINGTON, July 29 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. space agency NASA said Monday that its Opportunity rover, working on Mars since January 2004, passed 25 miles (40 kilometers) of total driving Sunday,…

Comelec notes low number of registrants in the first two months of voter’s registration nationwide

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reported a low number of registrants in the first two months of the 17-month long voter’s registration nationwide. Comelec…

Jungle trail to Underground River opens again in Puerto Princesa

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 29 (PNA) -– The park management of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) and the city government here opened again the…

BSP cites importance of capitalizing the central bank

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — A ranking Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official countered allegations that the poor will not benefit from a well-capitalized central bank. BSP…

President Aquino pushes for reasonable, just, acceptable Bangsamoro Law

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) -– President Benigno Simeon Aquino III affirmed that he will aggressively push for the enactment of the Bangsamoro Basic Law that will formalize and implement the…

President Aquino to submit proposed P2.6 T National Budget for 2015 to Congress on Wednesday

MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III is getting ready to submit the proposed P2.6 trillion National Budget to Congress on Wednesday, a Malacañang official said Tuesday….

Archbishop confirms Pope Francis visit to PHL on Jan. 15-19 next year

By Ferdinand G. Patino MANILA, July 29 (PNA) — Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015 which also marks the 20th anniversary of the World…

NTA to plant 1 M tree seedlings in synchronized tree planting on July 30

LAOAG City, Ilocos Norte, July 28 (PNA) –To highlight its 27th founding anniversary celebration, the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) will lead synchronized tree-planting activities in various areas in Regions I,…

Go Negosyo Act to boost development of MSMEs

MANILA, July 28 (PNA) — The approval of Republic Act 10644: An Act Promoting Job Generation and Inclusive Growth through the Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises or the…

Greenergy Holdings Inc signs incorporation documents of Lite Speed Technologies Inc

MANILA, July 28 (PNA) – Greenergy Holdings Incorporated (GHI), along with IT Group Inc. and Fab People Inc, has signed the incorporation documents of Lite Speed Technologies Inc, a proposed…

Meralco’s net income up by 2% to Php9.6-B

MANILA, July 28 (PNA) — The Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco’s) net income was up by 2 percent from Php 9.4 billion to Php9.6 billion, according to the company’s financial results…

NOAH’s-Dream Lidar Project vital to save lives of Filipino people

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, July 28 (PNA) — The Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards’s (NOAH’s) Dream Lidar project will pinpoint flood prone areas, saving many lives in turn, said…

Ilonggo leaders cite Aquino administration for regaining public trust

By Annabel J. Petinglay ILOILO CITY, July 28 (PNA) –- Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog both cited the administration of President Benigno Aquino…

President Aquino cites BSP recapitalization, investment grades as major economic achievements

MANILA, July 28 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III cited the completion of the P50-billion recapitalization of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), as well as investment grades received…

President Aquino receives standing ovation after delivering his 5th SONA

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, July 28 (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino III received spontaneous standing ovation after he delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) during Monday’s…