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PHL yet to consider retaliation on tobacco case vs. Thailand

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The Philippines has yet to consider asking the World Trade Organization (WTO) for retaliation against Thailand on tobacco case. In a…

BOC seven-month revenue collection grows 18%

MANILA, September 1 (PNA) — Revenue collection of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the first seven months of 2014 grew by 18 percent or Php203.86 billion year-on-year. In a…

SM Prime ups retail bond issuance to PHP 20- B

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Strong demand for SM Prime Holdings’ (SM Prime) initial retail bond offering made the company hike to PHP 20 billion from PHP 15 billion its…

Pangasinan capitol goes ‘paperless’ in salary system

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The provincial government of Pangasinan has gone paperless with its automated teller machine (ATM)-supported payroll system. This was after Governor Amado Espino Jr. led…

DepEd to build library hub in Dagupan to develop students’ reading habits

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — A Department of Education reading hub is up for construction here starting the first quarter of 2015 in a bid to bring back to…

Davao Region has now five Bahay Pagasa for CICL

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — With the completion of the newest Bahay Pagasa in Poblacion, New Corella in Davao Del Norte, the region has now a total of five…

Baguio celebrates 105th Charter Anniversary

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Baguio City celebrated its 105th Charter Day anniversary Monday with a theme, “Shared responsibilities, duties and resources for a vibrant Baguio”. The Baguio Day…

Bicol is pilot area for foreign-funded rabies-elimination project

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — At least four provinces of the Bicol region have been chosen as pilot areas for a rabies-elimination project funded by the Australian government with…

Five Bohol quake survivors to meet and eat with Pope Francis when he visits the country next year

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Five survivors of the 7.2- magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol in October 2013 will be able to meet and interact with…

Comelec set to issue decision on the AES to use in the 2016 polls

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to issue a decision regarding the Automated Election System (AES) it will use in the May 2016 national…

Valenzuela City inaugurates one of the country’s most high-tech, advanced math and science schools

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Considered as one of the country’s most high-tech and advanced math and science schools, the Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science was inaugurated on…

Resolve problems first before Sicogon development- Tupas

By Edwin L. Terrecampo ILOILO CITY, Aug.30(PNA)- In a brief but no-holds barred media interview, Iloilo 5th District Representative Niel “Jun-Jun” Tupas, Jr. on Friday, made it clear that hehas…

BOC collects P4.7M from auction of over 600,000 kilograms smuggled garlic

MANILA, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Some P4.7 million was generated by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) from the auction of an estimated 676,350 kilograms of smuggled garlic seized in June…

Panglao mayor signs salvage zone order

By Angeline Valencia TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Prodded by political, the municipal administration marked Panglao’s fiesta celebration with the signing of a landmark executive order, enforcing the…

PAL to welcome final Boeing 747 aircraft flight at NAIA-2 on Monday

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to welcome the final arrival flight of its flagship aircraft — the Boeing 747-400 — at…