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ITCZ to bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao

MANILA, Aug. 21 (PNA) — Parts of Mindanao and Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains on Thursday due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting these areas,…

Third government-chartered plane flies to Tunisia to bring home over 400 Filipinos from Libya

MANILA, Aug. 21 (PNA) — The third government-chartered plane left Manila for Tunis, Tunisia Wednesday to bring home over 400 Filipino nationals who were evacuated from Libya. Philippine Airlines flight…

3 employees of Sta. Barbara town dismissed over irregular bidding process

ILOILO City, Aug. 21 (PNA) – Three department heads of the municipal government of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo were found guilty of grave misconduct by the Office of the Ombudsman due…

DepEd 7 orders cutting of trees in campuses posing as hazards to studes, teachers

CEBU CITY, Aug. 21 (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) 7 has issued a directive requiring schools to remove hazardous trees within their campuses. DepEd 7 Director Carmelita Dulangon…

Mandaue City eyes 300% hike in taxes

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Aug. 21 (PNA) — The Mandaue City Government is set to increase tax rates to as high as 300 percent, but to be implemented on a staggered…

Smart Communications’ data exchange up by 121% in 1H

MANILA, Aug. 21 (PNA) — Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) saw a 121 percent surge to over 15,000 terabytes (or 15 million gigabyte) of data exchanged through its network for the…

Firm sets aside PHP 1.5-B for three resort projects in Cebu, Palawan

CEBU CITY, Aug. 21 (PNA) — The Cebu-based Unchuan Development Corporation, the operator of Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa, will pour PHP 1.5 billion investments on three big-ticket projects…

PLDT collaborates with HK-based PCCW Global for new int’l fiber optic cable system

MANILA, Aug. 21 (PNA) — The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) on Thursday announced its partnership with Hong Kong-based PCCW Global to embark on a new international fiber optic…

Leyte vice-gov underscores need to declare November 8 as special non-working holiday

By Lizbeth Ann A. Abella TACLOBAN CITY, Aug 21 (PNA) — Leyte vice-governor Carlo P. Loreto echoed the call for the declaration of November 8 as a special non- working…

Chikungunya infection in Iloilo town not yet confirmed -IPHO

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 21 (PNA) – The Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has downplayed a report that about 200 people in a remote village in the municipality of Igbaras in…

AGI eyes becoming PHL’s biggest hotel developer by 2020

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Aug 20 (PNA) — Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI), a publicly-listed firm led by Andrew Tan, eyes to be the country’s largest hotel developer by…

Peso moves sideways, PSEi posts gains

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) — A rebound in US’ housing sector along with anticipations on what would be revealed by the minutes of the Federal Open Market…

Globe Telecom’s customer base nearing 45-M

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) — Globe Telecom Inc.’s customer base has reached close to 45 million at the end of the first half of the year,…

DOST sets Aug. 22 deadline of applications for undergraduate scholarships

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 20 (PNA) — Graduating high school students who would like to avail of scholarships for priority science and technology (S&T) courses have until…

Task force foils human trafficking attempt in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 20 (PNA) — The multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) have foiled a human trafficking attempt when they intercepted 24 would-be victims in this city. The…