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DA cites serious implications of banning genetically modified products

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Dec 17 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture Biotechnology Advisory Team (DA-BAT) has cited serious implications of the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision of banning “the…

BBL is not yet dead – Drilon

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) – The Senate may not be able to pass the substitute bill of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) this year but it…

House of Representatives ratifies bicam report on P3.002-T national budget for 2016

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — The House of Representatives assured there will be no reenactment of this year’s national budget by ratifying Wednesday night the bicameral conference committee report on…

Malacanang exec says gov’t still have funds for relief, rehab efforts

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Dec. 16 (PNA) — A Palace official on Wednesday said the government continues to have budgetary provisions to address needs of calamity victims. In a briefing,…

‘We are running out of time to pass BBL,’says Marcos

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 16 (PNA) – Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos on Wednesday admitted that the Senate as well as House of Representatives has been running out of…

‘War is not an option,’ Iqbal says

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, Dec. 16 (PNA) — Mohagher Iqbal, the chief negotiator of the Moro Islamic Lineration Front (MILF) on Wednesday said that they will continue negotiating with…

2015: A blockbuster year for Ilocos Norte

By Leilani G. Adriano LAOAG CITY, Dec. 16 (PNA) —Owing to a strong transitional economy rapidly growing at 16.7 percent, residents here look forward to a brand new year, with…

DOST focuses on “8 Outcomes”

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA, Dec. 15 (PNA) — Aside from ensuring that science and technology (S&T) will be felt by every Juan, the Department of Science and Technology…

Speaker Belmonte underscores eradication of corruption as key to inclusive growth

MANILA, Dec. 16 (PNA) — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. on Wednesday stressed the indispensability of good governance and the rule of law to win the fight against corruption. “To us…

Senate passes bill seeking to include rare diseases treatment in PhilHealth package

MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — The Senate approved on Monday on third and final reading a bill that seeks to include the treatment of rare diseases in the health benefit…

Senate ratifies bicam committee report on proposed 2016 national budget

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — The Senate unanimously ratified on Monday the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed PhP3.002-trillion national budget for 2016. Except for…

DSWD urges residents along typhoon Nona’s path to heed calls for evacuation

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA)–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as Vice-Chair for Response of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), advises…

Senate passes bill increasing salary of public servants

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) – Voting 14-0, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill increasing the salary of 1.53 million government…

Nearly 4,000 passengers stranded in ports due to typhoon ‘Nona’ –PCG

MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The number of passengers stranded in various ports nationwide due to typhoon “Nona” was recorded at 3,997 as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Coast…

Palace welcomes Paris Agreement aimed at curbing global warming

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) – Malacanang welcomed on Sunday the Paris Agreement which aims at curbing the rise in global temperatures to less than 2 degrees…