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President Aquino wants his presidency to be remembered as a bringer of hope, optimism

MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) –President Benigno S. Aquino III wants Filipinos to remember his presidency as a story of overcoming adversities, when he steps down from power next year. During…

Gov’t vows to create more quality jobs

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The government vows to create more quality jobs for Filipinos before the Aquino administration steps down by mid-2016, said National Economic…

Hypertensive and diabetic patients nationwide to get free maintenance medicines starting January 2016 –DOH

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday that starting January 2016, hypertension and diabetic patients nationwide may avail of free…

President Aquino pleased by slight reduction in unemployment rate

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday expressed elation over the slight reduction in the unemployment rate. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)…

Alcohol research center seeks removal of Php 400 per ton levy on molasses

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The Center for Alcohol Research and Development Foundation (CARD) is pushing for the removal of an import tax on molasses, charged…

Palace denies offering lawmakers hefty amount for passage of draft Bangsamoro Law

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The Palace on Thursday brushed off accusations that it offered legislators more than Php 1 billion worth of projects to get support for the passage…

77 units of US-donated M-113A2 armored carrier now in PHL

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — Seventy-seven units of US-donated M-113A2 armored personnel carriers, intended for the Mechanized Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, have arrived in Subic…

GSIS to release Php848M cash benefit to members by Dec. 15

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) announced that it will start distributing Php848 million in 2014 cash benefit to a total of 1.1 million members…

Bautista denies blackmailing Supreme Court

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista denied blackmailing the Supreme Court (SC) after he stated the possibility of postponing the May 2016 elections…

Palace hopeful lawmakers reconsider cut in proposed ’16 CCT budget

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — Malacanang is hoping that lawmakers will reconsider their decision of cutting by PhP8 billion the proposed 2016 budget of the government’s conditional…

Standing up against Islamophobia through solidarity

By Feline Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — With the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks and ensuing bombings further entrenching Islamophobia in global affairs, deep-seated prejudice and bias…

Sen. JV Ejercito, 19 San Juan local execs charged for anomalous firearms procurement

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has found probable cause to charge former Mayor and now Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito…

DSWD laments P8-B slash in its 2016 budget; says it will affect over 15 million 4Ps beneficiaries

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) lamented on Tuesday the Senate-initiated cut of P8 billion in the cash grants…

Additional benefit awaits government employees once SSL is signed into law

MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) – Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas has assured government employees that once the Salary Standardization Law was signed into law, more than 1.5 million of…

Palace not worried about survey showing Duterte leading the ’16 presidential bets

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — A Malacanang official is not worried about the results of a commissioned elections survey showing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leading the…