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PSEi ends week up, peso sideways

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended the week with gains and the peso was almost unchanged amid the wait-and-see stance of investors vis-à-vis the…

BSP bans issuance of pre-approved credit cards

MANILA, Aug 22 (PNA) — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has put a lid on the issuance of pre-approved credit cards. In a Circular, the central bank defines pre-approved…

77 Region 1 cops trained to go after motorcycle-riding criminals

CAMP OSCAR FLORENDO, La Union, Aug. 22 (PNA) — The days of criminals riding in tandem on motorcycle in the Ilocos Region are now numbered. This, after a total of…

Leyte town coco industry slowly recovers from typhoon damage

DAGAMI Leyte, Aug. 23 (PNA) — The coconut industry of this town is still on the road to recovery after super typhoon Yolanda damaged the its major source of living,…

Foundation offers college scholarship to Yolanda survivors

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 23 (PNA) — The Alfonso Yuchengco Foundation is offering college scholarship in areas affected by super typhoon Yolanda, according to this city’s vice-mayor Jerry Yaokasin. Yaokasin’s office…

LPA to leave PAR Saturday or Sunday

MANILA, Aug. 23 (PNA) — The low pressure area (LPA) hovering over Luzon is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday or Sunday, according to Philippine…

Solon wants exemption for individual taxpayers raised to Php100,000

MANILA, Aug. 23 (PNA) — A neophyte lawmaker is seeking to increase the personal exemption for individual taxpayers to Php100,000 from the present Php50,000 so that the government can reduce…

MyPhone maker creates new holding firm

MANILA, Aug 22 (PNA) — The manufacturer of local mobile phone brand MyPhone, Solid Group, Inc., will incorporate a new holding firm that will invest for the future businesses of…

Cebu Capitol’s net worth rises to P27.9B in May

CEBU CITY, Aug. 22 (PNA) — The Cebu Provincial Government’s net worth increased to P27.924 billion as of May 31, or about P1 billion compared to the P26.919 billion in…

Gov’t plans tax revenue program until ‘17

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — Economic managers have planned tax revenue targets of government’s tax collecting agencies up to 2017. The two major revenue agencies are the Bureau of Internal…

ARMM vows to protect environment, favors responsible mining

By Noel Y. Punzalan COTABATO CITY, Aug. 22 (PNA) – Various stakeholders in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) agreed on Friday to cooperate in enforcing mining laws in…

Pangasinan beauty is the country’s bet for Miss Global Tourism

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug. 22 (PNA) — Twenty-year-old beauty queen Michelle Alegre of Bautista town, who was adjudged 2nd runner-up in the Queen of the Philippines pageant held last Aug. 1,…

2 island villages in Southern Leyte eye rabies-free declaration

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 22 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) here has endorsed two island villages of Hinunangan, Southern Leyte to be declared as rabies-free. The Regional Epidemiology Surveillance…

NBI raids printing press in Manila

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday raided a printing press in Recto, Manila for illegal reproduction of books. Raided by the NBI-Intellectual Property…

Truck ban stays in Metro Manila — MMDA

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) – While it is supporting initiatives to address the current decongestion of the Port of Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority…