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Region 1 remains peaceful, conducive to growth and investments

DAGUPAN CITY Aug. 28 (PNA)– Region 1 remains generally peaceful and favorable for economic growth and investments even if motorcycle riding criminals continue to be the major concerns of the…

Gov. Defensor thanks President Aquino for approving P17.3-B ‘Yolanda’ rehab plan

By Annabel J. Petinglay ILOILO CITY, Aug. 26 (PNA) — Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. during his state of the province address (SOPA) delivered before the Iloilo provincial board members,…

Seven killed in SW China landslides

GUIYANG, (PNA/Xinhua) — Seven people have died after rainstorm-triggered landslides hit two townships in southwest China’s Guizhou Province. Downpours lashed Xishui County on Saturday night and Sunday, with more than…

Chinese wedding banquet lands 94 diners in hospital

LANZHOU, (PNA/Xinhua) — A wedding banquet in northwest China’s Gansu Province has sickened 94 people since Saturday in a suspected food poisoning, local authorities said Sunday. Officials with the Pingchuan…

Search-and-rescue operations shift to recovery missions – NDRRMC

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan & Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA, (PNA) — National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Eduardo Del Rosario said that search-and-rescue operations for…

Thousands of people still homeless in 3 Bohol towns

CATIGBIAN, Bohol, (PNA) — Thousands of families in three towns of Pilar, Loay and this interior town remain homeless as millions of pesos worth of their respective houses were razed…

DepEd-Cotabato City sees smooth, peaceful village polls

By Noel Y. Punzalan COTABATO CITY, (PNA) — Education officials are convinced the October 28 village polls here will be smooth, peaceful and orderly. Jhonny Balawag, administrative officer of the…

Brain cleans itself during sleep — study

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Scientists said Thursday they have found what could be sleep’s basic purpose: it clears the brain of toxic metabolic byproducts. The findings, published in the U.S. journal…

Gov’t starts rehab of churches damaged by quake

MANILA, (PNA) — The national government is now working on the rehabilitation of centuries-old churches in Bohol and Cebu heavily damaged by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake last Tuesday. Deputy Presidential…

Roundup: S.Korean shares fall on U.S. debt woes

SEOUL, (PNA/Xinhua) — South Korean shares ended slightly lower on Monday as uncertainties remained over negotiations in the United States over the budget plan and debt ceiling. The benchmark Korea…

DSWD, PNP ink pact on family development sessions for 4Ps beneficiaries

By Nancy I. Mediavillo CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, — The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 5 (DSWD5) and the Philippine National Police Regional Office…

Landslide endangers students in Zambo school

ZAMBOANGA CITY, (PNA) -– A barangay official has expressed deep concerns on the safety of students in one of the schools as classes are set to resume Wednesday in this…

APEC CEOs upbeat on trade, investment boost ahead of key meeting

BALI, Indonesia, (PNA/Xinhua) — Forty-two percent of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in Asia Pacific are ‘very confident’ of revenue growth over the next 12 months and close to 70 percent…

AUB rural bank arm gets MB nod

MANILA, (PNA) — The Monetary Board has approved in principle the application of Rural Bank of Angeles (RBA), a subsidiary of publicly listed Asia United Bank (AUB), to acquire the…

UNSC under Azerbaijan presidency to hold meeting on cooperation with OIC

UNITED NATIONS, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) under the presidency of Azerbaijan on October 28 will hold the first ever high-level meeting on cooperation between the United…