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Palace more than solid in its resolve to push BBL — Valte

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Feb. 27 (PNA) — Malacanang remains solid in its resolve to keep pushing the peace process in Mindanao through the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)…

Fast-tracking dev’t through infra, social services is gov’t formula to rebuild war-torn Mindanao — Bacani

MANILA, Feb. 27 (PNA) — By fast-tracking development in the war-torn Bangsamoro through infrastructure build-up and intensified delivery of social services, the government sees faster and more effective way to…

France to extend monetary support to strengthen country’s fight against climate change

MANILA, Feb. 27 (PNA) — The French government will extend at least 50 million euros to the Philippines to contribute to the country’s prevention and reconstruction efforts in response to…

President Aquino invites French companies to invest in the Philippines

MANILA, Feb. 27 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has invited French companies to put their money in the Philippines, particularly in aerospace, information technology, energy, and infrastructure. In…

Pimentel wants special tax exemption be given to Pacquiao

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Feb. 27 (PNA) – As Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reminded Manny Pacquiao to properly pay tax in his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather, a lawmaker…

President Aquino welcomes visiting French leader to Malacañang

MANILA, Feb 26 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed French President François Hollande at Malacañang Palace on Thursday afternoon for the latter’s two-day state visit to the Philippines….

President Aquino signs Joint Resolution extending filing of human rights claims

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino III has approved a joint resolution by Congress extending the period of filing of human rights claims by…

President Hollande: France stands to help PHL’s development against climate change

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) — Visiting French President François Hollande assured to help the Philippines in its future developments to be more resilient against climate change….

Ad Hoc committee on BBL needs to move resumption of hearing due to delay of BOI report

MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) – The House Ad Hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Thursday decided to postponed anew the resumption of hearing, which was scheduled March…

Palace leaves to court’s discretion Enrile’s bid for house arrest

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) – Malacanang will leave to the discretion of the court the request of detained Senator Juan Ponce Enrile for house arrest due…

Pag-IBIG Fund hits record-breaking gross income of Php30-B in 2014

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) – The Home Development Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund has achieved its highest gross and net incomes in its 34-year history amounting to…

House leader says proposed NGCP tax bill would offset higher tax exemption for bonuses, proposed lower income taxes

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) — The chair of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee said on Wednesday the proposed law seeking to amend the…

President Aquino vows to pursue peace for all Filipinos

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to pursue peace as he led the nation in commemorating the historic 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution while also…

Drilon to BBL critics: “Please give us an alternative”

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday challenged the critics of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to provide alternative that would…

Comelec disqualifies Smartmatic , Indra from OMR, DRE auction

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday disqualified Smartmatic – Total Information Management (TIM) Corp. and Indra Sistemas S.A. from the…