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One Network Bank to become subsidiary of BDO

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — Listed Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. (BDO) will acquire up to 100 percent of the outstanding shares of One Network Bank (ONB), making the rural…

Rice Science Mobile Museum showcases rice culture, PhilRice’s latest technologies

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — There is a mobile museum touring the country (by requests) where traditions, arts and technology surrounding the rice farming actually meet. This is the Rice…

Filipino nurses increase passing rate in JPEPA nursing exam to 8.8%

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said Japan’s National Examination for its Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) nursing candidates continues to be one of the most…

Palace: National Peace Council is independent

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — Malacañang on Tuesday guaranteed the independence of the National Peace Council formed by President Benigno S. Aquino III to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law…

Prospective Lenten mountaineers need access clearance

By Catherine J. Teves MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — The environment department’s Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is reminding people to ensure securing, from protected area (PA) offices concerned, approval for…

PSE index hits 23rd record close for 2015

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, March 31 (PNA) –- Local share prices closed at new record highs for fourth straight day above 7,900 on Tuesday, tracking gains in Wall Street…

Ebola death toll worldwide exceeds 10,000 — WHO

MOSCOW, March 31 (PNA/Sputnik) — The total number of people killed worldwide by the Ebola virus has reached 10,365, according to the latest statistical report published by the World Health…

Xurpas buys stake in Singaporean games developer for US$ 1.4-M

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — Listed consumer technology firm Xurpas Inc. has acquired a 31.52-percent stake in MatchMe Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based mobile and web tournament games platform, for US$…

Kalibo Mini Museum opens

KALIBO, Aklan, March 31 (PNA)– The National Museum, together with the Department of Tourism, officially opened the Mini Museum at Barangay Tigayon here Monday. Geovanni Bautista, museum researcher of the…

13 outstanding women honored in Capiz

ILOILO CITY, March 31 (PNA) — Thirteen women were honored in a simple ceremony Tuesday as Outstanding Women of Capiz in time for the observation of Women’s Month this year….

Pangasinan gov’t to release P2.6-M fund for livelihood projects of village folks

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 31 (PNA) — Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. awarded checks amounting to P2.65 million to 17 associations and five micro-small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the different…

Industrial park to rise in Lucena soon

LUCENA CITY, Quezon March 31 (PNA) — Mayor Roderick “Dondon” Alcala proudly reported during the Barangay (Village) Assembly at Village 4 in this city on Sunday , the realization of…

Subic Bay all set for summer vacation; safety of tourists guaranteed

By Ruben A. Veloria SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, March 31 (PNA) — An influx of vacationers is expected here this summer and tourists trooping to Subic Bay area are guaranteed of…

Netherlands-based firm to open ethanol plant in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 31 (PNA) -– A company based in the Netherlands is set to pour in a P13.5-billion investment in this city, an official announced Tuesday. Second district Rep….

MILF members will not be integrated into the National Police, Armed Forces, says government peace panel chair

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — Chairperson of the government peace panel, Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, on Monday clarified that members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will not be integrated…