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President Aquino receives officials of GMR Group of Companies of India

MANILA, Oct. 23 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III met with executives of the GMR Group of Companies, a firm based in India, during a courtesy call at Malacañang’s…

De Lima confirms VFA is under review

MANILA, Oct. 23 (PNA) — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Thursday confirmed that the Executive Department is continuously reviewing the controversial Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). According to De…

PCG to implement anti-Ebola measures

MANILA, Oct. 23 (PNA) — To help ensure that the dreaded Ebola disease will not enter the country, the Coast Guard announced that it will determine the last five ports…

BI to deport Laude’s German fiancé if found guilty of undesirable act

By Ferdiand G. Patino MANILA, Oct. 23 (PNA) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said the German boyfriend of Jeffrey Laude, the Filipino transgender that was killed by an American…

(Features) Exploring rabbit production as a lucrative enterprise

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Oct. 23 (PNA) — When one says ‘rabbit’ in the Philippines, we immediately conjure up an image of the gentle, cuddly and cute creature that…

DepEd leads SPED Centers, deaf orgs on Deaf Awareness Week observance in November

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — In light of the forthcoming national observance of Deaf Awareness Week in November, the Department of Education (DepEd) leads and encourages Special Education (SPED) Centers…

House passes on second reading 6-month extension for Martial Law victims to file reparation claims

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed on second reading a Joint Resolution to extend by six months the period for…

Philippines maintaining dialogue with China regarding West Philippine Sea, says President Aquino

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — The Philippine government is trying to maintain an open line of communication with China despite tensions on the issue of the West Philippine Sea, President…

Coal-powered plant in Subic, possible solution to power shortage next year, says President Aquino

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said Wednesday the government is looking into the possibility of acquiring the much-needed power load from a stalled coal-powered plant…

Palace working with Congress to ensure stable power supply next year

MANILA, Oct. 21 (PNA) — Malacañang said it continues to work with Congress to come up with an acceptable solution to the impending power shortage during summer next year. “The…

DOH assures readiness of RITM for Ebola Virus Disease

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Oct. 21 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) assured on Tuesday the readiness and capability of its Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in…

Palace defends government’s post-typhoon ‘Yolanda’ response

MANILA, Oct. 21 (PNA) — The government on Tuesday clarified that there was no delay in its response during the aftermath of Typhoon “Yolanda” and that assistance to affected communities…

Makati police chief to increase police visibility to combat crimes

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Oct. 21 (PNA) — Newly installed Makati City police chief, Senior Supt. Ernesto Barlam, on Tuesday vowed to increase police visibility to combat criminality…

Consumer group to submit petition on fare rollback for jeeps this week

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct. 21 (PNA) — A consumer group on Tuesday said it is all set in submitting a formal petition to the Land Transportation Franchising and…

Government has right of way in road-widening project in Leyte, says Palace

MANILA, Oct. 21 (PNA) — The government has the right of way in the project to expand roads in Palo, Leyte, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr….