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Members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission support Bangsamoro Basic Law provisions

MANILA, March 5 (PNA) — The Palace said on Thursday that 14 members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission have agreed that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) follows the 1987…

National Museum verifying discovery of sunken Japanese battleship

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 5 (PNA) – The National Museum and other concerned government agencies are now verifying the reported discovery of the sunken Japanese battleship Musashi by…

Baseless accusations won’t affect determination of gov’t to push peace process – Palace

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 5 (PNA) – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. on Thursday said baseless accusations will not affect the determination of President…

Musashi sunk during opening phase of American efforts to liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, March 5 (PNA News Feature) — With the country about to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the fall of Bataan this coming April 9, it…

Philippines needs credible regulatory structure to lure investment in public-private partnership projects, says foreign expert

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, March 5 (PNA) — The Philippines must develop a credible and independent regulatory regime to attract the private sector to invest in major public- private partnership (PPP)…

Nearly PhP1-trillion allotted to improve airports and mass transit systems –DOTC

MANILA, March 5 (PNA) – Almost PhP1-trillion worth of infrastructure projects that will improve the country’s rail, airport and mass transit systems are already in the pipeline, according to Department…

Mandatory environmental insurance coverage proposed

MANILA, March 5 (PNA) — A lady lawmaker is seeking the enactment of a law requiring mandatory environmental insurance coverage for environmentally-critical businesses. “A mandatory environmental insurance coverage should pay…

Wildlife crime poses security risk: senior UN officials

UNITED NATIONS, March 5 (PNA/Xinhua) — Senior UN officials on Wednesday warned that trafficking in wildlife poses a serious security risk and called for a coordinated international response to combat…

U.S. ambassador to S. Korea injured, Washington condemns act of violence

SEOUL, March 5 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. envoy to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked by an armed man and injured in downtown Seoul on Thursday morning, local media reported. The…

WHO calls on countries to help people reduce sugar intake

UNITED NATIONS, March 5 (PNA/Xinhua) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called on countries to reduce sugar intake among adults and children to less than 10 percent of…

Ayala Land P6-B development in Bacolod seen to generate at least 4,000 jobs

BACOLOD CITY, March 5 (PNA) -– The P6-billion shopping mall, hotel, and residential condominium development of Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) in this city dubbed Capitol Central is expected to generate…

Globe, Google partnership allows free Internet access on android phones

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, March 5 (PNA) — Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. (Globe) announced on Thursday that it has partnered with the United States internet-service company Google to allow…

Tigayon Hill to boost Kalibo tourism

KALIBO, Aklan, March 5 (PNA)– The local government of Kalibo will officially launch the Tigayon Hill on March 19 as the new tourism destination here. Rhea Rose Meren, Kalibo tourism…

Vatican opens process for beatification of Cebu bishop

CEBU CITY, March 5 (PNA) — The Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome has opened the process for the possible beatification of the late Archbishop Teofilo Camomot of…

Talisay City asks Cebu Capitol’s endorsement to operate idle P716-M fish port

TALISAY CITY, Cebu, March 5 (PNA) — The Talisay City Government has asked the Cebu provincial government to endorse the city’s proposal for the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) to transfer…