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MILF members will not be integrated into the National Police, Armed Forces, says government peace panel chair

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — Chairperson of the government peace panel, Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, on Monday clarified that members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will not be integrated…

President Aquino’s Lenten message: ‘Be truthful not only in words but in works’

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) – As followers of Jesus Christ, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday the Filipino people should be truthful not only with their words but…

Palace defends National Peace Summit

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 30 (PNA) – Malacanang on Monday defended the National Peace Summit, saying its purpose is to scrutinize and explain the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)…

PHL denies Sabah trade-off with Malaysia

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — The Philippine government on Monday belied reports that it has proposed to drop its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support on its arbitration…

DOJ finds probable cause to indict Napoles couple for PhP61.18-M tax evasion

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) said it has found probable cause to indict businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles and her husband, Jaime Napoles, before the Court…

Group eyes PHL as premium travel destination

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — S8 Exhibition Inc., a business group of some of the biggest travel agencies in the Philippines, eyes the country to be…

Proposed Archipelagic Sea Lanes statute for 3rd reading passage

MANILA, March 29 (PNA) — The House of Representatives, come resumption of session in May, is set to approve on final reading the proposed law providing the parameters for the…

TESDA chief tells youth to ‘shoot for your dreams’

MANILA, March 29 (PNA) — Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva has once again put his well-reputed basketball skills on the line in an effort…

C-295: First brand-new transport aircraft acquired by PHL in almost 40 years

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, March 29 (PNA) — For the first time in almost 40 years, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be formally accepting into service a brand-new,…

‘Divorce law would make marriage a mockery’ –CBCP head

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, March 27 (PNA) — The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) echoed on Friday the stand of the Catholic Church against…

Comelec allows anew Smartmatic-TIM from bidding of OMR

By Ferdinand G. Patino MANILA, March 27 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has again allowed Smartmatic–Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation to bid for the additional Optical Mark Reader…

National Peace Summit to discuss Bangsamoro Basic Law eyed

MANILA, March 27 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino on Friday said a National Peace Summit will be held to better understand the importance of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)….

President Aquino forms council to study BBL thoroughly

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 27 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III on Friday announced the creation of a council that will study thoroughly the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)…

President Aquino reminds concerned agencies to assure safety of public during Holy Week

MANILA, March 27 (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino on Friday has directed the concerned agencies to assure the safety and convenience of the public going to the provinces during the…

Philippines pushes for single e-commerce platform within ASEAN

MANILA, March 26 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Thursday that it will propose a single e-commerce platform for micro, small and medium enterprises…