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Senate starts plenary debates on PHP3.002T national budget for 2016

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 23 (PNA) –- After giving way to the hosting of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit last week, the Senate returned to…

SC addresses plight of OFWs in Middle East

MANILA, Nov. 23 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) has acted on the request of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Office of the Middle East and African Affairs for…

Senate passes bill strengthening the nursing profession

MANILA, Nov. 23 (PNA) — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill creating a comprehensive nursing law that will lead into the creation of quality…

Online PhilHealth premium remittance for employers now available

MANILA, Nov 23 (PNA) — EMPLOYERS in the private and government sectors may now remit their premium contributions to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) electronically. This development is made…

Malaysian PM announces establishment of ASEAN Community by end of 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 (PNA/Xinhua) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced here Sunday at the 27th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) the establishment of ASEAN…

Only 77 families, not hundreds, were taken to the Boys Town DSWD

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Nov. 22 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) disagreed on Sunday with the claim of a human rights group that hundreds…

Faeldon’s decision to sail to KIG only a demonstration of patriotism –AFP

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, Nov. 22 (PNA) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sees nothing wrong with the plan of retired Marine Capt. Nicanor Faeldon to sail…

DSWD to barangay officials: ‘Unite with us to make the coming Christmas season safe for street children’

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Nov. 22 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is appealing for the cooperation of barangay officials in all local government units,…

Poe calls on young lawyers to join PAO

By Jelly F. Muasico MANILA, Nov. 21 (PNA) – Senator Grace Poe on Saturday urged the country’s young lawyers to extend their services to poor Fililipinos by joining the Public…

Drug rehabilitation treatment for PhilHealth beneficiaries pushed

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA. Nov. 21 (PNA) — A lady solon has filed a measure providing affordable drug rehabilitation and treatment for PhilHealth beneficiaries that will amend Republic Act…

President Aquino sees continued PHL progress with APEC Leaders’ support

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Nov. 19 (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday expressed optimism that the Philippines will continue its progress “for years, if not generations to…

Roads closures for APEC meet lifted Friday afternoon — PNP

By Priam F. Nepomuceno and Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, Nov. 19 (PNA) — All roads closed for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit will be opened on Friday…

Wally, Mandal win golds in World Wushu in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Nov. 19 (PNA)–Rookies Divine Wally of Baguio City and Arnel Mandal of Iloilo City, both products of the Philippine National Games, upended their respective opponents on the final day…

APEC leaders’ spouses walk through time in the heart of Manila

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA, Nov 19 (PNA) — While the economic leaders converged for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting on Thursday, their spouses were toured around…

Military partnership among topics in PHL-Japan bilateral talks

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Nov. 19 (PNA) — The Philippines and Japan are expected to finalize its military partnership when President Benigno Aquino III and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…