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Australian physicists build reversible laser tractor beam

CANBERRA, Oct. 20 (PNA/Xinhua) — Laser physicists in Australia have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the…

CA stops refund of Smart’s excess SMS rate

MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — The Court of Appeals (CA) has stopped the implementation of an order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) directing the Smart Communications Incorporated (Smart) to…

House panel moves passage of emergency powers to December

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — The House Committee on Energy said on Monday they have moved the timeline of the passage of President Benigno S. Aquino…

TESDA allots Php32M for ‘tech-voc’ courses in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 20 (PNA) -– About 5,000 students and out-of-school youths in this trading hub would benefit from the Php32 million intended for technical-vocational (tech-voc) courses offered…

Php5-M cash-for-work program proposed

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Oct. 20 (PNA) — A total of Php5-million worth cash-for-work (CFW) program from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is expected to benefit Ilocanos…

Regional work safety summit set Oct. 23 in Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 20 (PNA) — The Safety Organization of Negros Occidental, (SONO) and the Western Visayas Occupational Safety and Health Network (WVOSHnet), in coordination with the Department of Labor…

HARI’s vehicle sales surge 34% in September

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — Vehicle sales of Hyundai’s local arm, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), surged by 34 percent in September 2014 compared to the…

Business matching proposals thrive in BIMP-EAGA

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 20 (PNA) — As realization of the ASEAN Economic Community nears by 2015, proposals for business partnerships within and among the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA)…

President Aquino: No need to revoke VFA

MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said Monday there is no need to abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) just because of the “sin of one…

Health officials cite importance of keeping one’s immune system strong in fighting the Ebola virus disease

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — Department of Health (DOH) officials have cited the importance of keeping a person’s immune system strong in fighting off the threat…

Phoenix Semiconductor to embark on expansion after IPO

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — South Korean-owned Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Corp., which is set to debut on the stock exchange in December, will embark on aggressive…

Maybank eyes strong domestic growth drivers to help PHL outperform ASEAN-5 League in ’14 & ‘15

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — The Philippines is projected to post the highest growth among ASEAN-5 economies this year and the next as domestic demands remain strong…

MB approves enhanced regulations on credit risk management

MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — The Monetary Board (MB) has approved major amendments to the regulations governing credit-risk taking activities of banks and quasi-banks (B/NBQBs) following a comprehensive policy review…

‘It’s More Fun in PHL’ slogan has come a long way since its launch in 2012

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — There’s no denying that the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” has been the most successful one…

PhlPost reintroduces letter-writing to celebrate World Post Day

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna Oct19 (PNA) – To commemorate World Post Day, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in partnership with the Department of Education, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino and SM Supermalls…