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PHL all set for Paris climate talks

By Catherine J. Teves MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The Philippine government is all set for this year’s climate negotiations in Paris. Climate Change Commission (CCC) Commissioner Emmanuel de Guzman…

DOH to boost collaborations with other partners to make campaigns vs HIV more effective

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) highlighted on Wednesday the need to boost further its collaborations with other partners in the country…

OWWA to provide over PhP200,000 assistance to OFW families killed in KSA road accident

By Ferdinand G. Patino MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said families of the 13 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were killed in a road…

UN agency pledges USD 55-M in new poverty-reduction projects in PHL

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations has pledged USD 55 million for two projects aimed…

Senate ends plenary debates; eyes approval of 2016 GAB on Thursday

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) – The Senate on Wednesday night finished as scheduled the three-day period of interpellation on the proposed Php3.002-trillion national budget for 2016….

Solons appeal to President Aquino to reconsider his position on relaxing tax reform

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA. Nov. 25 (PNA) — Members of the House Minority Bloc on Wednesday appealed to President Benigno Aquino III to reconsider the measure that will reform…

PHL welcomes intl observers to tribunal case vs China

By Michaela del Callar MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — The Philippines on Wednesday welcomed the participation of seven countries, which include Australia and two South China Sea claimants, as observers…

PHL readies for first round of arguments on PHL arbitration case vs. China

MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario led 47 other representatives from the Philippines’ Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches who are now in The Hague for…

President Aquino orders concrete actions to address issues of IPs

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the implementation of concrete action plans to address concerns of indigenous people (IP). This after he…

SC junks ex-US solon’s plea to intervene in EDCA case

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday denied the petition filed by a former senator of the United States to declare the…

Intl court begins hearing on PHL case debunking China’s massive sea claim

By Michaela del Callar MANILA, Nov. 24 (PNA) — The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration will start its one-week hearing Tuesday on the Philippines’ case challenging China’s enormous claim on…

Victims’ kin commemorate 6th anniversary of Maguindanao massacre with prayers, high hopes for justice

By Edwin O. Fernandez AMPATUAN, Maguindanao, Nov. 23 (PNA) — Governor Esmael Toto Mangudadatu of Maguindanao on Monday led families and relatives of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre…

Alvarez challenges business community: shift to alternative energy, achieve zero carbon economy

MANILA, Nov 24 (PNA) — Climate Change Commissioner Heherson T. Alvarez today challenged the private business sector to aim for zero carbon economy by transitioning from the traditional to the…

As El Niño worsens, solon urges gov’t to set long-term policies vs climate change

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Nov. 23 (PNA) — Amid the worsening effects of the El Niño phenomenon that is expected to intensify even further and last till mid-2016, the…

President Aquino highlights importance of stronger ASEAN cooperation

MANILA, Nov. 23 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday stressed the importance of stronger partnership among the Association of Southeast Asian Nation-member countries to sustain growth and stability…