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BOI reports surge in inquiries for retirement homes investors in Cebu, PHL

CEBU CITY, July 21 (PNA) — The Board of Investments (BOI) has reported a surge of inquiries from investors wanting to set up integrated retirement facilities in Cebu and in…

BOC revenues grow 17.5% in June 2014

By Ferdinand G. Patino MANILA, July 21 (PNA) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has collected P27.33 billion for the month of June 2014, up by 17.5% compared to the…

Shell, Petron, Chevron and PTT Philippines to rollback gas prices by 30-35 centavos per liter

MANILA, July 21 (PNA) — Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC), Petron Corporation, Chevron Philippines Incorporated (CPI) and PTT Philippines will implement a rollback on their gasoline prices by 30 to…

PHL banking system now more ready for regional integration — BSP

By Joann Santiago MANILA, July 21 (PNA) — The Philippines’ banking system along with several other industries are now better positioned to face that ASEAN integration, which will commence in…

Philippine MSMEs will thrive in 2015 ASEAN integration — DOST

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, July 21 (PNA) — Philippine micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will thrive in the 2015 integration of the Association of South East Asian Nations…

SC dispenses justice through transparency, accountability in gov’t

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr. MANILA, July 21 (PNA) — Guided by its mission — “To Superintend the Administration of Justice” — the Supreme Court (SC) has dispensed justice through…

US, Australian leaders call for unimpeded probe into Malaysian plane crash

WASHINGTON, July 21 (PNA/Bernama) — There must be a “prompt, full, unimpeded and transparent” international investigation into the crash of doomed Malaysia airliner, US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime…

North Cebu town picked as pilot area for ICT solution for disasters

CEBU CITY, July 21 (PNA) — The northern Cebu town of San Remegio, some 108 kilometers from Cebu City, was chosen as the pilot area for an innovative information and…

Over 1.7-M children in day care centers nationwide benefit from DSWD’s Supplementary Feeding Program –Soliman

MANILA, July 21 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Monday that more than 1.7 million children in over 45,000 day care centers throughout the…

‘Whitewater River’ rafting operators in CDO eye new rates

By Mark Francisco CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 20 (PNA) — The Oro Association of Rafters (OAR) eye new rates in “Whitewater River rafting” fees from the current P 700…

Ormoc’s tourist attraction offers kayaking

ORMOC CITY, July 20 (PNA) — Lake Danao Natural Park (LDNP), Ormoc’s top tourist drawer, offers a new attraction to visitors –- kayaking. For the past few months, tourists have…

AFAB exceeds full-year 2013 investment approvals in 1H 2014

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, July (PNA) — The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) has exceeded its investments approval in full-year of 2013 in span of six…

14.7-M poorest households to get PhilHealth coverage

MANILA, July 20 (PNA) — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P35.3 billion as subsidy for the health insurance coverage of indigent families enrolled in the National…

President Aquino signs five new laws

MANILA, July 20 (PNA) — Malacanang announced on Sunday that President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law five bills aimed at economic growth, consumer protection, and enhancing the…

Mindanao Peace Process, Aquino’s greatest achievements in Mindanao his 3 predecessors failed to achieve

By Noel Y. Punzalan and Edwin O. Fernandez COTABATO CITY, July 20 (PNA) – The Mindanao peace process is among the greatest accomplishments of the Aquino administration in southern Philippines…