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Central Luzon ready for ASEAN integration, agri execs say

By Marilyn E. Galang CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, March 26 (PNA) –The rice sector of Central Luzon is prepared for the ASEAN integration in light of a high 5.25 metric…

Dry spell destroys Php25.7-M worth of crops in GenSan

By Allen Sam V. Estabillo GENERAL SANTOS CITY, March 26 (PNA) — Around Php25.7 million worth of agricultural crops here have been devastated due to the impact of the continuing…

Dagupan’s amended CLUP to shore up economic, employment opportunities

DAGUPAN CITY, March 26 (PNA) — Approval of the proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of Dagupan will enable the city of 163,000 people to catch up…

Boracay makes 2nd spot in travel site’s 10 best island beaches for partying

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, March 26 (PNA) — US travel website Conde Nast Traveler (CNT) has named the Philippines’ Boracay Island as among the 10 best island beaches for…

Tourism industry management pushed in BLISTT

BAGUIO CITY, March 26 (PNA) — The tourism industry in Baguio City and the Cordillera Region must be managed to avoid deterioration in the next couple of years, thus the…

PHL’s first halal slaughterhouse in Cotabato City gets green light to operate

COTABATO CITY, March 26 (PNA) — All is set for the operation of the country’s first halal slaughterhouse here after a test run of its equipment gets thumbs up sign…

Dagupan mayor hails new system of allocating funds to the grassroots

DAGUPAN CITY, March 26 (PNA) — Mayor Belen Fernandez hailed the new system of allocating government funds to the grassroots people or those who are really in need as she…

DOH-MIMAROPA and Palawan people pledge to make the region a safe health and tourism destination

by Leilani S. Junio PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, March 25 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA region, local government units (LGUs) and different government agencies and representatives of hotel…

Opening of Antique to Palawan Ro-Ro nautical highway pushed

ILOILO CITY, March 24 (PNA) — The Regional Development Council (RDC) has urged the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to facilitate the establishment of the roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) shipping services…

Calabarzon police chief prepares all units for summer activities

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna, March 24 (PNA) — Police Chief Superintendent Edwin Erni, Officer–in-Charge of Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 4A, once again directed all PNP units to conduct risk…

Bogo City among finalists in the UB Sasakawa award for disaster risk reduction

CEBU CITY, March 24 (PNA) — Bogo City’s program, the “IM Prepared” or information management in preparation for disasters, was among the 33 nominees of the United Nation’s (UN) Sasakawa…

Cebu City to continue granting allowances for state prosecutors, judges, court workers

CEBU CITY, March 24 (PNA) — The Cebu City Government will continue giving allowances to government prosecutors, judges and court workers, Mayor Michael Rama said. Earlier, Justice Secretary Leila de…

Rain helps quell Benguet forest fires

BENGUET, March 24 (PNA) — The heavy downpour in Benguet helped in putting out forest fires in the province over the weekend. More than 1,800 hectares of forest land was…

South Cotabato taps business sector for promotion of children’s welfare

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, March 24 — The provincial government of South Cotabato has linked up with the area’s business sector for the promotion of children’s welfare and ensure that they…

Gov’t. allots Php131-M for 2015 BUB agri projects in Bicol

By Mike de la Rama LEGAZPI CITY, March 23 (PNA) — The national government has allocated Php131 million for various agricultural projects in the Bicol Region under the Bottom-Up Budgeting…