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Study finds graphene potentially useful in fuel cell technology

LONDON, Nov. 27 (PNA/Xinhua) — Graphene, impermeable to gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, suggesting it could be a promising candidate for use in hydrogen…

20 school building projects in DPWH 2nd Leyte Engineering District now underway

TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 27 (PNA) -– Twenty school building projects under the DepEd School Building Program are now underway and being implemented by the 2nd Leyte Engineering District (2nd LED)…

Bulakenyos to witness lighting of giant ‘Singkaban’ Christmas tree

By Emil G. Gamos MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Nov. 27 (PNA) –Bulakenyos will witness the lighting of the huge Singkaban Christmas tree on Friday in front of the provincial capitol here,…

Iraqi envoy visits ARMM, gives away holy books

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 27 (PNA) — Iraqi envoy Ahmed Al Kamaly today visited the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), met with regional officials and donated dozens of Qur’an to…

PHL Q3 GDP slows to 5.3%; 2014 growth seen at 6%

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — The Philippine government is optimistic it will achieve at least 6-percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year after the country’s…

Cebu power firm to pass to consumers cost of P78-M underground cabling

CEBU CITY, Nov. 27 (PNA) — The Visayan Electric Company (Veco) said it would pass on to consumers the cost of implementing the first phase of its underground distribution system…

Max’s Group sets price for follow-on offering at Php17.75 per share

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — Listed Max’s Group, Inc., the country’s largest casual dining restaurant chain, has set its offer to domestic investors of 197,183,100 common…

SM Prime raises Php18-B via equity placement

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — Property conglomerate SM Prime Holdings Inc. (SM Prime) has raised Php 18 billion from a placement of treasury shares, proceeds of…

IMO chief says seafaring profession must be made more attractive

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — To beef up the number of seafarer officers in international merchant marine service, International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary general Koji Sekimizu…

US researchers report successful trial of Ebola vaccine

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (PNA/TASS) — An experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus disease has passed first trials in the United States, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy…

Palace has to transmit EDCA to Senate if SC decides it is treaty – Drilon

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday said Malacanang will have to submit the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) for Senate ratification…

PHL economy expands 5.3% in Q3

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — The Philippine economy accelerated by 5.3 percent in the third quarter of 2014 from seven percent during the same period last…

Senate version of 2015 national budget can stand at SC – Escudero

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) – Senate finance committee chairman Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero on Thursday expressed optimism that the Senate version of the proposed Php2.606 trillion…

Mayor Estrada suspends classes, gov’t work in Manila for Pope’s visit

By Jade D. Miguel MANILA, Nov 27 (PNA) — Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada announced Thursday the suspension of classes and government work in Manila throughout the duration of Pope…

Palace, coconut farmers forge stronger relations in tackling coco levy issue

MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — Wednesday’s meeting between President Benigno S. Aquino III and coconut farmers has forged stronger relations between the government and players in the coconut industry, Presidential…