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BFAR advises fishermen not to go near Bajo de Masinloc

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, April 24 (PNA) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has advised Filipino fishermen not to approach near the disputed Bajo de Masinloc,…

President Aquino accepts invitation to visit Canada in May

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, April 24 (PNA) – Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte announced on Friday that President Benigno Aquino III has accepted the invitation of Canadian Governor General…

PHL vows governance, policy reforms to lure private sector participation in infra projects

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, April 24 (PNA) — The government has vowed to continuously improve public sector governance and institute policy reforms to improve the business climate in the…

Lacson to run for President in May 2016

By Jojo B. Lamaria BAGUIO CITY, April 24 (PNA) – Former Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson, today, April 24, announced that he is seeking to be elected in the highest elective…

Former Senator Angara remains confident in achieving peace in Mindanao

By Jelly F. Angara MANILA, April 24 (PNA) – Former Senate President Edgardo Angara has expressed optimism that the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be able…

President Aquino appoints Alberto Lina as new BOC chief

MANILA, April 23 (PNA) — Malacanang announced on Thursday evening the appointment of former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Alberto D. Lina as the new Customs chief. Lina replaces John…

DFA: China resorting to name-calling as it cannot defend its illegal sea claims

By Michaela del Callar MANILA, April 23 (PNA) — The Philippine government on Thursday accused China of resorting to name-calling as it lacks the response to defend its “unlawful” claims…

Customs Commissioner Sevilla resigns

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, April 23 (PNA) — After serving the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for more than a year, Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla has resigned. In a…

BFAR, national scientist condemn destruction of marine resources in West Philippine Sea

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, April 23 (PNA) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic resources (BFAR) and an eminent Filipino scientist on Thursday condemned the destruction inflicted to marine…

President Aquino okays release of Php 2.2 B for gov’t employees affected by ‘Yolanda,’ Bohol quake

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has approved the release of Php 2.259 billion in financial assistance to national government employees who were affected by Typhoon…

10,000 Pantawid Pamilya high school grads demonstrate success amid poverty anew

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — In an effort to prove further that determination and perseverance coupled with a little help from the government are the key…

DFA arranging second visit of Mary Jane Veloso’s family to Indonesia

By Michaela del Callar MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is arranging the second visit of the family of Filipino death row convict Mary Jane…

PHL aggressive on advocacy on maritime row, still uses diplomatic track

By Joann Santiago MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — A Palace official on Wednesday said the Philippines remains aggressive on its advocacy to make its position on the South China Sea…

Palace: 2016 election must push through

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — The Palace said the May 2016 general elections must push through despite the scrapping of a deal on the repair of voting machines, which could…

Escudero allays fears of manual, ‘no election’ scenarios

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, April 22 (PNA) – Senator Francis Escudero dispelled on Wednesday the possibility that the country will go back to manual elections after the Supreme Court…