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Landslide displaces whole village in Leyte town

ORMOC CITY, July 25 (PNA) — Mayor Doroteo Palconit of Calubian, Leyte on Friday disclosed that all residents in Barangay Obispo, one kilometer away from the town proper, will be…

Cebu water firm commissions P10.6-M reservoir

CEBU CITY, July 25 (PNA) — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has commissioned its P10.6-million state-of-the-art reservoir in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City. The reservoir can store 1,000 cubic meters…

General Government debt improves to 39.2% of GDP as of end-2013

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — Philippine debt metrics continued to improve as an effect of the Aquino administration’s proactive liability management agenda. As of end-2013, the country’s general government (GG)…

Fitch affirms ratings of 4 PHL banks

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — Debt watcher Fitch Ratings on Friday affirmed the ratings of four Philippine banks on back of their improving core capitalization and loan loss reserves. The…

LRTA Board approves awarding of P65-B LRT Cavite Extension Project to consortium

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — After multiple delays, the Land Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) Board on Friday finally approved the awarding of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1 Cavite Extension…

2.2 bln people are “poor or near-poor”: UN report

UNITED NATIONS, July 25 (Xinhua) — Approximately 2.2 billion people around the world are “poor or near-poor,” a United Nations flagship report said on Thursday, calling for stronger collective global…

PHL pushing through with K to 12 Program

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — Malacanang said on Friday the government is pushing through with the K to 12 Basic Education Program even amid some problems in the country’s educational…

IMF eyes rebound of PHL economy in H2 of 2014

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — A ranking official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the Philippine economy is expected to rebound in the second half of…

Sandiganbayan slaps Enrile with 90-day preventive suspension

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — Detained Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile was slapped with a 90-day preventive suspension by the Sandiganbayan Third Division on Friday,…

Government agencies sign agreement to implement law to protect children in armed conflict

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — Representatives of various government agencies on Friday signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) to carry out Executive Order 138 on protecting the welfare of children…

Gov’t working hard to improve lives of Filipinos, says Palace official

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — The government is working round the clock to implement various programs and projects to benefit many Filipinos, a Palace official said on Friday. Presidential Communications…

Philvolcs discovers dangerous landslide zones in La Union

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 25 (PNA) — The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) will deploy landslide sensors after it discovered Thursday signs of possible dangerous landslide zones in…

PESO facilitates hiring of personnel for soon-to-open shopping mall in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 24 (PNA) -– The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) has scheduled a one-day job screening and interview for various positions for the soon-to-open KCC Mall de Zamboanga…

Tublay town: Pilot for organic agriculture

By Jojo Lamaria LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET, July 24 (PNA) -– The municipality of Tublay is aiming to get high end markets in Metro Manila to encourage more farmers practice organic…

Calinog mayor cites ‘bogus’ IPs behind Jalaur dam opposition

ILOILO CITY, July 24 (PNA) — Calinog Mayor Alex Centena cited some outsiders who claimed themselves as Indigenous Peoples (IPs) to be those opposing the construction of P11.2-billion Jalaur River…