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AGI eyes becoming PHL’s biggest hotel developer by 2020

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Aug 20 (PNA) — Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI), a publicly-listed firm led by Andrew Tan, eyes to be the country’s largest hotel developer by…

Peso moves sideways, PSEi posts gains

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) — A rebound in US’ housing sector along with anticipations on what would be revealed by the minutes of the Federal Open Market…

Globe Telecom’s customer base nearing 45-M

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Aug. 20 (PNA) — Globe Telecom Inc.’s customer base has reached close to 45 million at the end of the first half of the year,…

DOST sets Aug. 22 deadline of applications for undergraduate scholarships

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 20 (PNA) — Graduating high school students who would like to avail of scholarships for priority science and technology (S&T) courses have until…

Task force foils human trafficking attempt in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 20 (PNA) — The multi-agency Sea-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) have foiled a human trafficking attempt when they intercepted 24 would-be victims in this city. The…

40 nurses train in medical transcription at NOLITC

BACOLOD CITY, Aug. 20 (PNA) – The provincial government-run Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) recently trained 40 nurses in its Medical Transcription course. The group is part…

First Olympic table tennis medals for USA and Brazil at Youth Olympics

NANJING, China, (PNA/Xinhua) — Before Wednesday’s bronze medal matches at the Nanjing Youth Olympics, no athlete from the Americas had won a table tennis medal at an Olympic Games, but…

Arnis workshop, tournament for Davao kids set Aug. 23

DAVAO CITY, (PNA) — The Kadayawan sa Dabaw Arnis Workshop and Tournament is set this Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Abreeza Mall activity area….

Cote d’Ivoire bans int’l sports competitions over Ebola

ABIDJAN, (PNA/Xinhua) — Cote d’Ivoire’s sports authorities on Tuesday decided to suspend the organization of any international competitions in the country until further notice, an official source said. A statement…

Ebola virus forces African judokas to skip 2014 Judo World Championship in Russia

CHELYABINSK, (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — African judokas decided against competing in the 2014 Judo World Championship in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk later this month citing Ebola virus disease outbreak in West…

San Beda regains winning form behind Nigerian student-player

MANILA, (PNA) — Nigerian student-player Ola Adeogun teamed up with Ryusei Koga to lift the San Beda Lions beat a feisty Mapua, 64-69, on Wednesday to remain on top of…

China launches HD Earth observation satellite

TAIYUAN, (PNA/Xinhua) — China successfully launched its most advanced earth observation satellite, the Gaofen-2, on Tuesday. The Gaofen-2, the country’s second high-definition satellite in orbit, was launched from the Taiyuan…

DPWH 2nd LED gets one-star rating for Materials Testing Laboratory

By Ahlete C. Reyes TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — The Materials Testing Laboratory of the Second Leyte Engineering District was rated as one-star following the assessment made by the Bureau of…

Melbourne The Most Liveable, Friendliest City In The World – Survey

MELBOURNE, (PNA/Bernama) – While Melbourne has retained its status as the world’s most liveable city for a fourth consecutive year, it has added another string to its bow by being…

Customs seizes contraband fruits from Africa worth PHP 3.7-M

MANILA, (PNA) — Ten 40-foot container vans containing fruits worth PHP 3.7 million were apprehended by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday at the Manila International Container Port, as…