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PHL applies for luggage, travel articles eligibility under US-GSP

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Nov. 29 (PNA) — The Philippines has petitioned for eligibility of certain luggage and travel articles for duty-free treatment under the United States Generalized System…

Philippines must institutionalize climate change fight, says Ambassador Lazaro

PARIS, France, Nov. 29 (PNA) — President Aquino was able to put in place the principles and regulations addressing climate change in the country and the next leader should strengthen…

Poe calls for full utilization of PhP100-M fund to provide legal aid to OFWs

MANILA, Nov. 29 (PNA) – Senator Grace Poe urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday to fully utilize the Legal Assistance Fund (LAF) to help the distressed Overseas…

Install high-definition CCTV cameras in all baggage checking areas of airports –Lawmaker

MANILA, Nov. 29 (PNA) — A lawmaker has proposed the installation of high-definition closed-circuit surveillance cameras in baggage checking areas of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and all others…

PHL revives supersonic capability with arrival of FA-50 jets

CLARK AIR BASE, Pampanga, Nov. 28 (PNA/Kyodo) — The Philippine military is reviving its supersonic capability after a decade, accepting on Saturday the first two of 12 new FA-50 fighter…

AFP confirms Indonesian bomb expert among those killed in Sultan Kudarat clash

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Nov. 28 (PNA) — Military officials here on Saturday confirmed that one of the eight fatalities in Sultan Kudarat clash Thursday dawn was an Indonesian national who…

DILG Chief lauds PNP enforcement of Lambat-Sibat during APEC Summit

MANILA, Nov. 28 (PNA) — Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mel S. Sarmiento on Saturday lauded all police commanders for the proper implementation of APEC 2015 and…

DOT bares initial batch of Michelin-star chefs attending Madrid Fusion Manila 2016

MANILA, Nov 28 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) over the weekend revealed the names of the initial batch of chef presenters attending the second version of the famed…

Aquino OKs DND request for ‘multi-year-contract’ for 7 modernization projects

CLARK AIR BASE, Pampanga, Nov. 28 (PNA) — Modernization efforts for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has gained momentum after President Benigno S. Aquino III approved Department of…

President Aquino, sisters visit Ninoy’s tomb in commemoration of the former senator’s 83rd birth anniversary

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and his two sisters on Friday visited the tomb of their late father, former Sen….

Palace lauds Senate passage of Php3-T nat’l budget for 2016

MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — Malacanang on Friday lauded the passage of the proposed Php3.002-trillion national budget for next year from the Senate, calling the initiative an important step in…

President Aquino attends book launch of “The Aquino Legacy: an enduring narrative”

MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday graced the launch of the book, “The Aquino Legacy: An Enduring Narrative” in Makati City. The book, written…

Philippines claims China’s reclamation activities threaten marine environment

MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — The Philippines on Thursday criticized China for its reclamation activities in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), which has posed a significant threat…

SSS posts 10-percent growth in contributions, collects P98.26-B in nine months

MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — The Social Security System (SSS) collected P98.26 billion in contributions over the first three quarters of this year, higher by 10 percent from the P89.03…

Immigration clarifies importance of certificate of ‘not the same person’

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Nov. 27 (PNA) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has reminded the public, particularly those with namesake, to secure a Certificate of Not the Same…