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Isabela prepares for 2015 Bambanti festival

ILAGAN CITY, Isabela, Oct 31 (PNA) — The provincial officials of Isabela led by Governor Faustino G. Dy III has now started to prepare for the 2015 Bambanti Festival which…

Microsoft band unveiled months ahead of the apple watch release

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (PNA/RIA Novosti) — Microsoft’s first attempt to break into the smartwatch market will launch today, a full 6 months ahead of the Apple Watch, with the release…

Global expatriates urged to invest in PHL

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) — Filipino global expatriates are being encouraged to invest now in the Philippines due to its steady economic growth. “It is now…

Airport terminal fee integration into tickets postponed anew — MIAA

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct 31 (PNA) — The integration of the terminal fee into the cost of airline tickets was postponed anew after a temporary restraining order (TRO)…

PHL stocks breach 7,200 mark

MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) –- Local share prices sustained their winning streak for a third day on Friday following the United States’ equities rally. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index…

Over 1,000 business firms in Bacolod undergo permits’ inspection

BACOLOD CITY, Oct 31 (PNA) — The Bacolod City Permits and Licensing Division and other concerned departments and offices here inspected a total of 1,309 business establishments to determine if…

Quality power supply to sustain ease of doing business in PHL

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) — As the Philippines surged 53 notches in the Ease of Doing Business report of the World Bank (WB) and International Finance…

Military agreements with US, highly beneficial to PHL

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) — Ranking defense officials announced Friday that the Philippines is militarily benefiting a lot from the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and Enhanced…

President Aquino reduces real property taxes of independent power producers tied up with gov’t corporations

MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday issued an executive order reducing and condoning the real property taxes being paid by independent power producers (IPPs)…

DOT chief confident Iloilo Convention Center Project withstands scrutiny

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) — Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. was confident the controversial Php700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) will withstand scrutiny after…

Government has funds to build new settlements for victims of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’, says official

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The government has the funds and is ready to build new settlements for victims of Typhoon “Yolanda” but the challenge is finding the right location…

CAR boasts of 87% greening program accomplishment

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The National Greening Program (NGP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) boasts of more than 10 million tree…

DTI-Cotabato trains teachers, students on bag production using water hyacinth

COTABATO CITY, Oct 30 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry here announced the successful training on production of bags from dried water hyacinth stalks in a program aimed…

Lucena soon to become an industrial city — mayor

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The city of Lucena is now heading towards becoming an industrial city, Mayor Roderick Alcala described Thursday afternoon at a seminar of the…

New BSP regulation on risk management a plus for PHL banks – Moody’s

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday dubbed as credit positive the latest regulation of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) putting a cap…