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Five Bohol quake survivors to meet and eat with Pope Francis when he visits the country next year

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Five survivors of the 7.2- magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol in October 2013 will be able to meet and interact with…

Comelec set to issue decision on the AES to use in the 2016 polls

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to issue a decision regarding the Automated Election System (AES) it will use in the May 2016 national…

Valenzuela City inaugurates one of the country’s most high-tech, advanced math and science schools

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Considered as one of the country’s most high-tech and advanced math and science schools, the Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science was inaugurated on…

Palace says Supreme Court did not ask funding for e-courts in 2014, 2015

MANILA, Aug. 30 (PNA) — Malacanang clarified on Saturday that the Supreme Court did not make requests to fund its e-courts in 2014 and 2015 so the budget department wasn’t…

PAGASA tracks two LPA

MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Sunday is keeping watch of two low pressure areas (LPAs)– one is inside the Philippine…

Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights now ‘repositioned’ in safe camp –Palace

MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — After almost a two-day standoff with Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels, the Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights are now safe and repositioned in Camp Ziuoani, a Malacanang…

Malacanang welcomes World Bank’s new financial package

MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Malacanang welcomed on Sunday the World Bank’s announcement that it will extend a P22.4- billion financial package intended for rural infrastructure development and assistance for…

Palace: 2M farmers, fishermen seen to secure higher income through WB’s P22B financial package

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Malacanang expects the US$ 508 million (P22.4 billion) loan and financial package from the World Bank (WB) can help over two…

Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights stand-off well-armed – AFP

MANILA, Aug. 29 (PNA) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said that the Filipino peacekeepers, involved in the Golan Heights stand-off with Syrian rebels, are a…

(Update) Rainy weather over Luzon, Visayas to continue until Saturday

MANILA, Aug. 29 (PNA) – The low-pressure area (LPA) off Palawan will continue to dump rains over Luzon and the Visayas in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau…

DepEd, NCCT call for entries for 6th Cinepambata Video Festival

MANILA, Aug. 29 (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) supports the National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT) in its continuous promotion of children’s rights and Filipino values through its…

Stand-off in Golan Heights justifies PHL decision to pullout military contingent –DND

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Aug. 29 (PNA) — Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary for Defense Operations Natalio Ecarma said on Friday the ongoing stand-off between 75 Filipino peacekeepers…

Lawmaker says empowering informal settlers can address big housing backlog

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) — A senior House of Representatives official said on Thursday that empowering the informal settlers by providing them financial assistance can address…

(Update) LPA continues to bring rains in PHL until Friday – PAGASA

MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) — Most parts of the country will continue to experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers in the next 24 hours due to the low-pressure…

DND chief says PHL using international networks to verify ISIS recruitment report

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Aug. 28 (PNA) — Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin announced Thursday that the country is using its international networks to determine the…