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Ilocos crafts and products get a boost at Partuat ti Kailokuan trade fair

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) from the four provinces of Region 1 look forward to displaying their goods in a one-stop shop…

Bacolod City’s P1.55-B budget for 2015 approved

BACOLOD CITY, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The 2015 annual budget of the City of Bacolod amounting to P1.55 billion was approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod during its special session Monday….

Solar Philippines targets 100 MWs for 2015

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Nov 25 (PNA) — As the Luzon summer reserve deficit comes nearer and nearer, Solar Philippines targets 100 Megawatts (MWs) worth of photovoltaic installations by…

PHL posts trade surplus in September

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Nov 25 (PNA) — The Philippines has posted trade surplus of USD280.97 million in September 2014, a turnaround from last year’s deficit of USD663 million….

Honda PHL eyes 20% sales growth on CRV

MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The local arm of Japanese car maker Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is eyeing to increase the sale of Honda CRV in the Philippine market after…

PTT eyes more transactions with generation and mining sectors by 2015

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Thailand’s state-owned PTT Philippines Corporation Plc. is eyeing more mining and power plant fuel supply transactions by 2015, said PTT Phils…

Palawan declared as ‘Top Island in the World’

MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — A lawmaker has filed a resolution commending the Island of Palawan, which was declared recently as “Top Island In the World” in the 27th Annual…

Lacson reports P8.09-B rehab funds set aside for Tacloban

By Sarwell Q. Meniano TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo M. Lacson said the national government has already poured in P8.09 billion funds…

Telemedicine system is coming to the island province of Marinduque –DOH

By Leilani S. Junio BOAC, Marinduque, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH), through its regional office in MIMAROPA composed of the two provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon…

PHL, USA launch Php 225-M Energy and Development Program

MANILA, Nov. 25, 2014 — Manila and Washington, through the U.S. Embassy in Manila, launched on Tuesday a new program that will help the Philippines bring down the cost of…

Malacanang exec confident of ’15 national budget approval next month

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The 2015 proposed national budget continues to meet hurdles but a Malacanang official is optimistic that it will get lawmakers’ approval and…

President Aquino to meet with coco farmers’ group Wednesday

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Nov 25 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III and members of his cabinet will meet with the members of the Kilusan para sa Ugnayan ng mga…

Imports growth to remain positive in 2014; despite decline in September – NEDA

MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Imports growth is seen to remain positive for 2014 albeit its recorded contraction by 2.6 percent in September, according to the National Economic and Development…

House leaders insists 2015 budget is pork-free

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. on Tuesday vowed to sustain the House of Representatives’ version of the 2015 P2.6006-trillion General Appropriations…

CBCP also concerned over the safety of the people during the Pope’s Visit –Villegas

MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has said that aside from the security of Pope Francis, they are equally concern…