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Airport terminal fee integration into tickets postponed anew — MIAA

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct 31 (PNA) — The integration of the terminal fee into the cost of airline tickets was postponed anew after a temporary restraining order (TRO)…

Military agreements with US, highly beneficial to PHL

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) — Ranking defense officials announced Friday that the Philippines is militarily benefiting a lot from the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and Enhanced…

President Aquino reduces real property taxes of independent power producers tied up with gov’t corporations

MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday issued an executive order reducing and condoning the real property taxes being paid by independent power producers (IPPs)…

DOT chief confident Iloilo Convention Center Project withstands scrutiny

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) — Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. was confident the controversial Php700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) will withstand scrutiny after…

Government has funds to build new settlements for victims of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’, says official

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — The government has the funds and is ready to build new settlements for victims of Typhoon “Yolanda” but the challenge is finding the right location…

Palace thanks Congressmen for passing 2015 national budget

MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — Malacañang has expressed its gratitude to the House of Representatives for approving the P2.6-trillion 2015 national budget, which will now be sent to the Senate…

Palace mourns death of ex-senator Flavier

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Oct. 30 (PNA) — Malacanang on Thursday expressed sympathy with the family of former Senator and former Health Secretary Juan Flavier who succumbed from multiple…

Lower prices of Pinoy Tasty, pandesal in November — DTI

MANILA, Oct. 29 (PNA) — Consumers shall expect lower prices of Pinoy Tasty and Pinoy Pandesal next month as prices of flour declined in the market, Department of Trade and…

Senators welcome President Aquino’s decision ruling out second term speculation

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Oct. 29 (PNA) – Senate President Franklin Drilon and his colleagues welcomed on Wednesday the decision of President Benigno S. Aquino III to end speculation…

MMDA suspends number coding on Thursday for provincial buses, Friday for all vehicles

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Oct. 29 (PNA) — To ensure a hassle-free commemoration of the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis…

House passes Php 2.6-trillion national budget for 2015 on third and final reading

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Oct. 29 (PNA) – The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Wednesday the proposed Php 2.606-trillion national budget for 2015. House…

PHL to focus on services when it hosts 2015 APEC Summit

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Oct. 29 (PNA) — The Philippines will focus on efficient flow of services and people across border in the region to benefit fully from trade…

Terminal fee integration into airline tickets to proceed next month

MANILA, Oct 29 (PNA) — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday announced that all systems are “go” for the integration of the terminal fee into the cost of…

President Aquino: No second term for me

MANILA, Oct. 28 (PNA)– President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Tuesday that he has no intentions of seeking a second term in office. “There are some quarters that were…

PAL to add routes to Japan by December

MANILA, Oct. 28 (PNA) — Philippine Airlines (PAL), the country’s flag carrier, on Tuesday announced it will be expanding routes to Japan with the opening of new services to Osaka…