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2-B older persons in world by 2050 — Ban

TEHRAN, Sept. 30 (PNA/IRNA) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Older Persons, announced that the number of older persons is expected to more…

DTI to release Php3.4-M worth of equipment to boost Zambo Sur town’s bamboo industry

PAGADIAN CITY, Sept. 30 (PNA) -– The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is releasing on Wednesday Php3.4 million worth of equipment and machines to boost the Bamboo Industry in…

3 villages in Negros Occidental town declared ‘peace communities’

BACOLOD CITY, Sept. 30 (PNA) -– Residents of three villages in Murcia, Negros Occidental declared their areas as “peace communities” as the observance of the National Peace Consciousness Month drew…

Pangasinan cops propose ordinances to thwart crimes by motorcycle-riding perpetrators

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Sept. 30 (PNA) — The Pangasinan police recommended the adoption of some legislative measures by the Provincial Board in a bid to address the problem posed by motorcycle-riding…

CIDG to include info dissemination in campaign vs illegal activities

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 30 (PNA) — A top regional official of a Philippine National Police operational support unit said on Monday that it will couple education and information campaign along…

NEDA chief: Gov’t needs Php2.06 trillion to fund 952 infra projects

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Sept. 30 (PNA) — The Philippine government’s 952 infrastructure projects for the second half of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s term requires an investment of…

Peso recovers vs USD, PSEi further rise

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Sept. 30 (PNA) — Investors’ decision to take profit enabled the Philippine peso to recover despite breaching the Php45-level to a dollar mid-trade and the local…

BIR targets to issue BCC by November/December ‘14

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Sept. 30 (PNA) — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) targets to release by November or December this year the Broker Clearance Certificate (BCC) in line…

Lawmakers say Congress moving towards passing priority measures to set better conditions for inclusive growth

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Sept. 30 (PNA) — Two lawmakers on Tuesday assured that members of the two Chambers of Congress are working hand in hand to pass priority…

DPWH to pave all national roads by 2016

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Sept. 30 (PNA) — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson said that there will be more surprises for Filipinos in the…

DOTC still pushing Sangley as general aviation hub

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Sept. 30 (PNA) — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Tuesday maintained it is still pushing efforts to turn Sangley Point in Cavite…

PAL opens regular flights to New York beginning March 2015

MANILA, Sept. 30 (PNA) — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Tuesday announced that beginning March next year, regular flights to New York will be open in a four-times-a-week-service. This…

Tetangco cites 3 I’s needed to sustain PHL’s growth momentum

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Sept 30 (PNA) — Positive developments in the Philippines continue to face challenges both domestic and external but continued implementation of the government’s reform agenda is…

Legazpi city to hit 700,000 tourist arrivals mark this year

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 19 (PNA) – After surpassing the half-million tourist arrivals mark last year, the local government here expects to achieve more improvements in its…

Gov’t anti-poverty funds pour in CamNorte like wet season rains

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 20 (PNA) -– Government funds for anti-poverty projects come to Camarines Norte like wet season rains that really pour. Latest to come was…