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RDO 74 hits tax goal for July

ILOILO CITY, (PNA) — The Revenue District Office 74 of the ×Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has satisfactorily met its tax collection goal for the month of ×July by amassing…

Mass food poisoning downs 130 people in Misamis Oriental

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, (PNA) -– Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano on Tuesday ordered the dispatch of a medical team to assist 130 patients who fell ill due to food…

Cordon police office implements discipline zone

CORDON, ISABELA, (PNA) — The Cordon Police Office in coordination with the local government unit of the said municipality and Land Transportation office (LTO) is implementing a discipline zone particularly…

Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto graces Quezon Day celeb in Lucena

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, (PNA) – Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto delivered today an inspiring and animated speech as the Guest of Honor at the celebration the 136th Birth Anniversary of former…

Bomb blast hurts 5 hurt in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY, (PNA) — Five persons, including an ×Army trooper, were hurt after a suspected homemade bomb placed in a parked open-type Wrangler jeep exploded near the city plaza along…

Citibank Japan to withdraw from retail banking business

TOKYO, (PNA/Kyodo) — Citibank Japan Ltd. is arranging to sell its retail banking business as ×Japan’s loose monetary policy has kept interest rates ultra-low and squeezed the bank’s profit margin,…

Spanish treasury places USD 6B on market

MADRID, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Spanish treasury on Tuesday placed treasury bills to the value of 4.545 billion euros (USD 6.067 billion) on the market, paying lower interest rates than in…

British house prices increase by 10.2% in June

LONDON, (PNA/Xinhua) — British house prices increased by 10.2 percent in the year to June 2014, down from 10.4 percent in the year to May 2014, said the Office for…

U.S. stocks open higher on upbeat data, earnings

NEW YORK, (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday, with the Nasdaq Composite Index advancing further into an over 14-year high, as upbeat data suggested benign inflationary pressure and strong…

FTSE 100 rose 0.56% as geopolitical tensions ease

LONDON, (PNA/Xinhua) — FTSE 100 Index, British benchmark stock market gauge, Tuesday increased by 0.56 percent, or 38.06 points, to 6,779.31, as geopolitical risk decreases. The driving force continued to…

LME base metal prices close mixed Tuesday

LONDON, (PNA/Xinhua) — The base metal prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) closed mixed on Tuesday, with zinc and aluminum closing higher on signs U.S. demand will quicken. Aluminum…

Spain attracts more Belgian home buyers

BRUSSELS, (PNA/Xinhua) — More and more ×Belgians are buying a second home in Spain, the Belgian press reported Tuesday. In the first quarter 2014, 1,057 Spanish properties have already been…

Spanish stock index Ibex 35 rises slightly Tuesday

MADRID, (PNA/Xinhua) — Spain’s benchmark stock market index Ibex 35 rose 0.32 percent on Tuesday to close at 10,387 points. Meanwhile, the Spanish risk premium stood at 142.90 points and…

UN chief slams breach of Gaza ceasefire

UNITED NATIONS, (Inhuman) (PNA/Xinhua) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned in the strongest terms the breach of the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. In a statement issued here by…

Good weather with isolated thunderstorms to continue — PAGASA

MANILA, (PNA) — Except for isolated thunderstorms, most parts of the country will continue to experience good weather due to ridge of high pressure area (HPA) affecting Luzon, the Philippine…