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FDI Net Inflows Continue to Rise in June 2014; First Semester Level Reaches US$ 3.6B

MANILA, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Foreign direct investments (FDI) posted net inflows amounting to US$ 588 million in June 2014, a turnaround from the US$ 26 million net outflows registered…

Peso, PSEi falter anew Wednesday

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Sept 10 (PNA) – – Investors’ expectations of a sooner-than-later hike in Federal Reserve’s key rates further weakened the Philippine peso and the local bourse Wednesday….

Iloilo convention center within construction standards: DPWH

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Construction of the Iloilo Convention Center is definitely within standards and not overpriced. This was the reaction of Department of Public Works and Highways…

Bacolod City mayor takes Ice Bucket Challenge for Negrense ALS patient

BACOLOD CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patient from Barangay Yubo, La Carlota City,…

Lucena’s prime cooperative opens new business center

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Sept. 10 (PNA) – Mayor Roderick “Dondon” Alcala led the opening Wednesday of the new Koopnaman Business Center of the Koopnaman Multi-Purpose Cooperative at the corner of…

Iloilo awaits WB’s approval of P262-M road project

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) -– The provincial government here awaits the decision of World Bank (WB) on their proposed rehabilitation of 28-kilometer Imbang Grande-Tagubong-Gemumua Agahon-Agtabo farm-to-market road in Passi…

Mayor Rama to pursue Cebu City College for hinterland barangays

CEBU CITY, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has said his administration will now “aggressively pursue” the establishment of the Cebu City College for students from the…

PHL lower unemployment rate reflects signs of labor market dynamism — Palace

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Malacanang on Wednesday said the improvement in the country’s unemployment rate in July 2014 reflects continued signs of dynamism in the…

DepEd recognizes private schools for IP learners

MANILA, Sept. 10 (PNA) — As part of its commitment to increase access to education and to promote Indigenous Peoples’ education (IPed), the Department of Education (DepEd) has officially recognized…

DTI expects port congestion to continue until 2015

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Sept. 10 (PNA) — Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory Domingo on Wednesday said the port congestion will continue until January next year…

Filipino UNDOF chief-of-staff now in PHL

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Sept. 10 (PNA) — The Armed Forces announced that the ranking Filipino officer of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), who resigned from his…

TESDA, DepEd coordinate to train TLE teachers in handling 23 tech-voc courses

MANILA, Sept. 10 (PNA) — In line with the K to 12 curriculum, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Education (DepEd) have been working…

DepEd recognizes private schools for indigenous peoples

MANILA, Sept. 9 (PNA) — As part of its commitment to increase access to education and to promote Indigenous Peoples’ education (IPed), the Department of Education (DepEd) has officially recognized…

Experts raise need for more environment, poverty-focused policies

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Sept 9 (PNA) — Development challenges continue to rise worldwide and the Philippines is not immune to this. For one, calamities are caused by nature but…

PSEi, peso post correction

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Sept 9 (PNA) — Investors’ anticipation for a non-event when Philippine monetary officials decide on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) key rates Thursday this week…