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Filipino scientists appeal for lifting of ban on Bt eggplant field tests

By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel MANILA, Nov 26 (PNA) — Filipino scientists have called on the government to immediately lift the ban on field tests on genetically modified organism (GMO)…

Despite protests, Lacson focused on rehab works

TACLOBAN CITY, Nov.26 (PNA) — Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson is still focused on helping Tacloban despite protest over claims of slow government response. “It is the…

South Cotabato sets expansion of SEA-K program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 26 (PNA) — The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to expand next year the implementation of flagship livelihood program Self-Employment Assistance Kaunlaran (SEA-K) in…

Dumaguete prelate asks the faithful: Be mindful of plight of the poor

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 26 (PNA) –- The Most Reverend Julito B. Cortes, prelate of the Diocese of Dumaguete, has reiterated the stand of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines…

CDC earmarks P23M for infra rehab projects

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Nov. 26 (PNA) — The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has earmarked more than P23 million for the ongoing rehabilitation projects inside this Freeport. The CDC has sent…

Meralco signs PSA with EDC’s Bacman Geothermal Inc. for 50 MWs

MANILA, Nov. 26 (PNA) — The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has signed a Power Supply Agreement (PSA) for 50 Megawatts (MW) with Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC’s) Bacman Geothermal Inc (BGI)….

EDC unit seals power supply deal with MERALCO

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Nov. 26 (PNA) — Listed Energy Development Corp.’s (EDC) subsidiary concluded on Wednesday the execution of an agreement for the supply of electricity to the…

Phoenix Petroleum to sell Php1.5-B commercial papers

MANILA, Nov. 26 (PNA) — Publicly-listed independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. (PPPI) will issue short term commercial paper (STCP) of up to Php1.5 billion, proceeds from the offering…

Philippines’ competitiveness at par with other ASEAN countries, says DTI chief

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 26 (PNA) — Philippine made products and services are competitive and at par with those of other Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to Secretary…

House keen on tapping solar energy for power

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Nov. 26 (PNA) — House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Wednesday said they are seriously considering the installation of solar panels at the House of…

SC urged to stop bidding for automated voting machines for 2016 polls

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, Nov. 26 (PNA) — Former Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner and erstwhile Assemblyman Homobono Adaza on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the…

Speaker Belmonte welcomes President Aquino’s decision opening to allies choice of LP standard bearer

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Nov. 26 (PNA) — The Vice Chairman of the Liberal Party (LP) on Wednesday said the decision of President Benigno S. Aquino III to open…

PHL to attract more FDIs for hosting APEC Meetings in ’15 — Oxford

MANILA, Nov. 26 (PNA) — Foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the Philippines are expected to increase vis-à-vis the country’s hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit Meetings 2015….

DSWD, UN-Habitat, LGUs share resources to build new homes for Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ survivors in W. Visayas

ROXAS CITY, Nov. 26 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that it has signed an agreement with the United Nations–Habitat (UN-Habitat) and local government units…

Senate passes Php2.606-trillion national budget for 2015

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 26 (PNA) – The Senate on Wednesday night approved on third and final reading the proposed Php2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 with substantial amendments…