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North Cotabato bike race shows top tourists’ attractions

ALAMADA, North Cotabato, July 27 (PNA) – As the province of North Cotabato prepares for its centennial celebration on September 1, a Mindanao-wide bike contest was held Saturday that also…

ARMM launches multimillion-peso road project in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, July 27 (PNA) – Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) launched on Friday a multimillion-peso highway rehabilitation project in Datu Odin Sinsuat, this province….

DENR 7 restores 24 has. of mangroves, 14 has. of beach forest in Yolanda-hit areas

By Eddie O. Barrita CEBU CITY, July 27 (PNA) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has established and restored some 24 hectares of mangrove plantations and…

PHL end-April ’14 prepayment reaches USD 86.2M

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 27 (PNA) — The Philippine government has taken advantage of the still low interest rate environment in the first four months of 2014 by prepaying…

DOST facility to propel local electronics industry

MANILA, July 27 (PNA) –A state-of-the-art Electronics Product Development Center (EPDC) will soon be established in the country to power up the local electronics industry and propel it to global…

President Aquino set to certify Bangsamoro Basic Law as urgent bill

MANILA, July 27 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to certify the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent bill, a Palace official said on Sunday. “Ipinahayag ni…

Increased initiatives in tourism credited for steady growth in tourist arrivals

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, July 27 (PNA) — The Philippines’ revived international tourism campaign “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” among other initiatives by the Department of Tourism (DOT)…

Belmonte stresses need to re-focus on economic gains and opportunities for continued development

MANILA, July 27 (PNA) — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Sunday that Congress is ready to welcome President Benigno Aquino III for his State-of-the Nation Address (SONA) before the joint…

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…