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Pangasinan reaps 3rd rice achievers’ award

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan March 4 (PNA)–It’s final. The province of Pangasinan has romped off with the coveted National Rice Achievers’ Award title for the third straight year covering two cropping seasons…

Bacolod mayor upbeat on local economic growth as more investments come in

BACOLOD CITY, March 4 (PNA) — Mayor Monico Puentevella here is upbeat on the city’s economic growth with the entry of more investments recently. “The city is doing well economically,”…

Palawan-AirAsia Zest ink deal to launch ‘World’s Best Island’ campaign

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, March 4 (PNA) — Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia Zest (Philippines) and the Palawan government represented by Governor Jose Alvarez and the Palawan…

Boracay tourism continues to grow despite coliform scare

BORACAY Island, Aklan, March 4 (PNA) — Both foreign and local tourists still continue to flock to this resort island despite the existence of the high coliform level recently reported…

Teenage pregnancies in coastal areas on the rise

ILOILO CITY, March 4 (PNA)- The city’s Population Office here recorded a rise in pregnancies among youths with ages 10 to 24 years old in coastal barangays of Molo and…

Metro Ilocos Norte Council organized to provide public transport at night

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, March 4 (PNA) — In preparation for the influx of tourists this summer, the Metro Ilocos Norte Council (MINC) was organized to cater to night commuters…

Catanduanes gets awards as disease, insurgency-free province

By Danny O. Calleja DARAGA, Albay, March 4 (PNA) -– Two awards of recognition were recently received in a row by the provincial government of Catanduanes — one, for its…

Maguindanao placed under state of calamity due to massive evacuation

COTABATO CITY, March 3 (PNA) — The Maguindanao provincial board has approved a resolution declaring the entire province under state of calamity, two board members said Tuesday. At the same…

3 moderate quakes jolt Davao Oriental, Surigao del Norte on Tuesday

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA, March 3 (PNA) — Mild earthquakes shook the provinces of Davao Oriental and Surigao del Norte on Tuesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute…

‘Experience Western Visayas First’ campaign boosts domestic tourism

ILOILO CITY, March 3 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism Region 6’s “Experience Western Visayas First” promotional campaign has boosted the domestic tourist arrivals by 258,392 or 10.78 percent since…

Kawa-Kawa Hill is both ecotourism wonder and Lenten destination

By Danny O. Calleja LIGAO CITY, March 2 (PNA) –The shades of healthily growing forest and fruit-bearing trees on the steep slope of Kawa-Kawa Hill here give thousands of people…

Talisay City fish port needs CPA approval to operate as RORO port

TALISAY CITY, Cebu, March 3 (PNA) — The Talisay City fish port, which has been lying idle for years, needs the approval of the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) to operate…

Ormoc City council approves village ordinance imposing toll fees

ORMOC CITY, March 3 (PNA) — The city council here passed a resolution interposing no objection to an ordinance passed by Barangay (village) Esperanza meant to raise income for the…

Keitech opens doors to 13 towns in Leyte, E. Samar

By Felix N. Codilla ORMOC CITY, March 3 (PNA) — Officials of Energy Development Corp. (EDC), Kananga-EDC Institute of Technology (Keitech), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority led the…

Cotabato City LGU installs more CCTV cams

COTABATO CITY, March 2 (PNA) — To improve its crime prevention campaign, the Cotabato City government on Monday started installing another set of close circuit television cameras in the city’s…