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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,…

DOF confident PHL can attain ’14, ’15 growth targets

MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) — The Department of Finance (DOF) on Wednesday said the 2015 growth target of seven to eight percent is achievable. A Standard Chartered Bank report considers…

8 MDG targets highly achievable by 2015, NEDA says

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Aug 20 (PNA) — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported Wednesday that the country has eight targets in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)…

ARMM holds assessment on material and child health care

COTABATO CITY, Aug. 20 (PNA) – To ensure the region meets two of the Millennium Development Goals, the Department of Health in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM) have…

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…

40 nurses train in medical transcription at NOLITC

BACOLOD CITY, Aug. 20 (PNA) – The provincial government-run Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) recently trained 40 nurses in its Medical Transcription course. The group is part…

Palace urges Filipino youth to draw inspiration from heroism of former Senator Ninoy Aquino

By Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) — “I will never be able to forgive myself if I will have to live with the knowledge that I could have…

Davao Oriental already in rehabilitation stage after Typhoon ‘Pablo’, says Governor

MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) — Davao Oriental is making headway in rebuilding communities devastated by Typhoon “Pablo” in December 2012, Governor Corazon Malanyaon said on Wednesday. “We are now in…

First Olympic table tennis medals for USA and Brazil at Youth Olympics

NANJING, China, (PNA/Xinhua) — Before Wednesday’s bronze medal matches at the Nanjing Youth Olympics, no athlete from the Americas had won a table tennis medal at an Olympic Games, but…

Arnis workshop, tournament for Davao kids set Aug. 23

DAVAO CITY, (PNA) — The Kadayawan sa Dabaw Arnis Workshop and Tournament is set this Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Abreeza Mall activity area….

Cote d’Ivoire bans int’l sports competitions over Ebola

ABIDJAN, (PNA/Xinhua) — Cote d’Ivoire’s sports authorities on Tuesday decided to suspend the organization of any international competitions in the country until further notice, an official source said. A statement…

Ebola virus forces African judokas to skip 2014 Judo World Championship in Russia

CHELYABINSK, (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — African judokas decided against competing in the 2014 Judo World Championship in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk later this month citing Ebola virus disease outbreak in West…