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House Tourism Committee endorses bill pushing Manaoag as pilgrimage site

By Leonardo V. Micua DAGUPAN CITY, Oct. 22 (PNA)—The bill filed by Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Gina de Venecia in the House of Representatives seeking to make the Basilica of…

Puerto Princesa, DOLE launch Payao Fish Project

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Oct. 22 (PNA) -– The city government here and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) have launched the livelihood program “Payao…

Sarangani to send another batch of work scholars to Japan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Oct. 22 (PNA) — The provincial government of Sarangani is sending another batch of scholars from various parts of the province to Japan next year for an…

Legazpi wins 2 national championship awards for good governance

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 22 (PNA) -– Its exceptional performances in local governance once again put the city government here in the limelight for winning two national…

SM Cares housing project to build 400 homes in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 22 (PNA) — The SM Foundation will build 400 houses in this city’s New Kawayan village for poor families displaced by super typhoon Yolanda last year. Loft-able…

DepEd leads SPED Centers, deaf orgs on Deaf Awareness Week observance in November

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — In light of the forthcoming national observance of Deaf Awareness Week in November, the Department of Education (DepEd) leads and encourages Special Education (SPED) Centers…

House passes on second reading 6-month extension for Martial Law victims to file reparation claims

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed on second reading a Joint Resolution to extend by six months the period for…

Philippines maintaining dialogue with China regarding West Philippine Sea, says President Aquino

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — The Philippine government is trying to maintain an open line of communication with China despite tensions on the issue of the West Philippine Sea, President…

Adjustments in banks’ capitalization requirements positive for PHL financial system — bank executive

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) decision to adjust banks’ minimum capital requirements based on its classification and the number of branches…

Phoenix Petroleum raises P2-B in debt paper sale

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (PNX), the first independent oil company to list shares in the stock exchange, has sold Php2 billion worth of short-term commercial…

Coal-powered plant in Subic, possible solution to power shortage next year, says President Aquino

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said Wednesday the government is looking into the possibility of acquiring the much-needed power load from a stalled coal-powered plant…

Stocks break 7,100-mark on US rally

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — Local share prices zoomed past 7,100 on Wednesday following the United States equities’ rally. The barometer Philippine stock exchange index (PSEi) increased 86.19 points or…

Scientists develop new technique of orbiter defense from space debris

DUBLIN, Oct. 21 (PNA/TASS) — A new computer model that will help the scientists to increase orbiter defense from clashing with space junk has been developed in Ireland. The researchers…

Preparation for longest Dagupan fiesta in full swing

DAGUPAN CITY, Oct. 22 (PNA) — Preparations for the longest Dagupan City Fiesta ever is now in full swing following the creation by Mayor Belen Fernandez of a fiesta executive…

PhilRice to adopt drone technology for data research

By Magtanggol C. Villar SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Oct. 21 (PNA)–The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) will conduct training program on drone technology which is seen to help…