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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…

Climate body eyes expanding K-12 enhancement piloting’s coverage

By Catherine J. Teves MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — Government is open to accommodating schools that’ll volunteer to join its 2015 pilot implementation of climate change-and disaster risk reduction-related enhancements…

Palawan provincial board discusses registration of indigenous marriages

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Nov. 24 (PNA) — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) or provincial board has asked the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the municipal registrars…

Bacolod joins campaign on anti-trafficking and violence against women, kids

BACOLOD CITY, Nov. 24 (PNA) — Women and gender and development advocates in this city are supporting the 18-day campaign to end violence against women and children from November 25…

Pangasinan town to put up common terminal

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan Nov. 24 (PNA)– A common terminal is set to be constructed here to help ease the traffic congestion in the municipality. Mayor Armando Domantay Sr. said the common…

More public schools to rise in Region-12 after Australian Php33.05-M grant

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 24 (PNA) -– More public school buildings are seen to rise in four provinces and five cities in Region 12 after the Australian government through the Department…

10th National Biotechnology Week launched

By Jade D. Miguel MANILA, Nov 24 (PNA) — Aiming to promote public awareness and understanding on the importance of biotechnology in nation-building, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on…

Research must not be hindered, UPLB Agri dean says

By Jade D. Miguel MANILA, Nov 24 (PNA) — With the current legal case of genetically modified organism (GMO) eggplant crop at the Supreme Court (SC) with regard to the…

PSBank ranked by Asian Banker as Strongest Savings Bank in the country

MANILA, Nov 24 (PNA) — Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank), the savings bank arm of the Metrobank Group, was ranked fifth strongest bank in the Philippines by The Asian Banker in…

Foreign flows, earnings seen to continue driving the PHL stock market

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — The Philippine stock market will continue to offer long-term potential even as it consolidates, with foreign flows and third-quarter corporate earnings…

PHL stocks continue to recover

MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — Local share prices staged a good recovery on Monday after China reduced interest rates over the weekend. The barometer Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) increased…

Energy chief reiterates new terms for Malampaya

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Nov 24 (PNA) — Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla has repeated that terms with Shell Philippines Exploration BV (SPEX) as an operator of Service Contract…

BOC revenue growth streak continues for 10th straight month

MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) posted an increase of 22.6 percent in its collection of over Php34 billion for the month of October as compared…

Senate approves Php2.126-B for PCOO, attached agencies

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) – The Senate on Monday approved in the plenary a total of Php2.126 billion budget for the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)…

President Aquino cites competitiveness of RE

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Nov 23 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday stressed that investing into renewable energy (RE) will not only help prevent a power crisis in…