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Free ongoing product design upscale and artistry development workshops at DCP

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA)– In time for the holidays and in preparation for 10-member Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) block’s competitive open market in 2015, the Design Center of the…

Senate okays Php22.467-B supplemental budget

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) – With 13-0 vote, the Senate on Wednesday night approved on second and third readings the Php22.467-billion supplemental budget for fiscal year…

PHL dismayed over US rejection of custody request for US Marine

By Michaela P. Del Callar MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — The Philippine government was dismayed by the United States’ refusal to hand over to Filipino authorities a US marine accused…

NHA, DOH settle PCMC land row

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) – The Senate committee on health has terminated its inquiry into the land being occupied by the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC)…

Technology professionals’ group supports calls to declare Smartmatic as ineligible to participate in bidding

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — A group of technology professionals is also pushing for the Commission on Elections-Bids and Awards Committee (Comelec-BAC) to declare as ineligible…

Napocor opens Rainforest Park in Angat Watershed

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — The National Power Corporation (Napocor), the government agency tasked to manage 11 watershed systems in the country including Angat Watershed inaugurated on Wednesday the Angat…

I will definitely run for president – VP Binay

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 15 (PNA) – Vice President and opposition leader Jejomar Binay on Monday declared nothing will stop him from pursuing his presidential bid 2016 even…

DFA still checking for possible Filipino hostage in Sydney café siege

MANILA, Dec. 15 (PNA) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said it is still checking if there is any Filipino who may be among the several hostages…

DSWD thanks Japanese gov’t for assistance to typhoon ‘Ruby’ victims

MANILA, Dec. 15 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Monday it is very grateful for the PhP8.2 million (22 million yen) worth of assistance…

House ratifies Php2.606-T 2015 national budget; passes on third and final reading Php22.46-B supplemental budget

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Dec. 15 (PNA) — The House of Representatives on Monday ratified the 2015 proposed Php 2.606 trillion national budget and approved on third and final…

Next president should continue straight path policy – Poe

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, (PNA) – Senator Grace Poe said she is not considering highest position but whoever will be the next president, he should continue the straight path…

Roundup: Difficult Lima talks reach acceptable deal on climate change

LIMA, Dec. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — The annual United Nations climate talks finally wrapped up in Lima, Peru, in the wee hours of Sunday, achieving an acceptable but not satisfying result…

DOE targets 100-MWs solar panel installations in 2015

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Dec 14 (PNA) –- Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla is targeting 100 Megawatts (MWs) of solar panel installations in government offices and schools by 2015. ”We’re…

Luzon will be rainy due to tail-end of a cold front, northeast monsoon –PAGASA

MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — Most parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will have cloudy skies with light rains and slightly cooler-than-normal temperatures are expected because of the effects of…

Solon wants unclaimed lotto prizes to be channeled to DSWD

MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — A lawmaker has sought the transfer of unclaimed lotto prizes amounting to PhP3.35 billion to the Department of Social Work and Development (DSWD) to finance…