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Bacolod solon seeks creation of Negros Island Tourism Office

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) — Rep. Evelio Leonardia here has filed House Bill 4702 which seeks to create a Negros Island Tourism Office to coordinate the tourism offices of…

400 Korean students expected in Bacolod after signing of agreement

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) — About 400 Korean students are expected to come here after the City of Bacolod signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Jeonju National…

Archdiocese of Palo targets building mini-museum housing all items used by Pope Francis

MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) — The Archdiocese of Palo is planning to build a mini-museum that will house several items used by Pope Francis during his visit to Leyte this…

Red tide alert remains over Masbate waters; shellfish ban on—BFAR

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) – Harvesting, selling, buying and eating of shellfish species from the coastal waters of Milagros town in Masbate is still forbidden….

More than P70B worth of investments now in Iloilo City, says mayor

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) — Some P70 billion worth of investments of the P105-billion commitment from big investors during last year’s Iloilo Business Summit have already come in, according…

Road improvement helps spur economic development in IP communities

ADAMS, Ilocos Norte, Jan. 27 (PNA) — Residents here used to travel for more than an hour on rough road going up and down, traversing river boulders overlooking deep ravines…

Kidapawan City to sign sisterhood pact with Vietnamese city

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Jan. 27 (PNA) — Mayor Joseph Evangelista will sign a sisterhood agreement with the Vinh Yen City of Ving Phuc Province of Vietnam, the city mayor’s office announced…

2 dead as bomb explodes in Pikit, North Cotabato

By Noel Y. Punzalan COTABATO CITY, Jan. 27 — An explosion rocked the town proper of Pikit, North Cotabato, around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, killing two persons. P/Insp. Sindatuk Karim, Pikit…

City dads to tackle CDO Comprehensive Land Use Plan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 26 (PNA) — The city’s nine -year Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) would be one of the issues to be raised during the city council’s…

(Obit) Cebuano freedom fighter Jose Ribomapil ‘Dodong’ Holganza Sr., 79

CEBU CITY, Jan. 26 (PNA) — One of the Cebuano freedom fighters who struggled against the dictatorship during the martial regime passed away Sunday at a hospital in Cebu City…

Bishop Cortes urges faithful: Pray for success of 51st International Eucharistic Congress in 2016

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 26 (PNA) –- The Most Rev. Julito B. Cortes, bishop of the Diocese of Dumaguete, has exhorted the Catholic faithful to pray for the success of the…

Calamba City to develop one data portal on socio-economic status of its population

By Zen Trinidad CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Jan. 26 (PNA) — Starting today, the City of Calamba is on its way to develop a data portal on the socio-economic status of…

Pangasinan police office’s flag now in half mast

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 26 (PNA)–The flag at the Pangasinan Provincial Police Office (PPPO) here on Monday (January 26) is now in half mast, following the killing of about 50 members…

Drilon: ‘Iloilo is back on track’

ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES (PNA) — Senate President Franklin Drilon graced the most-awaited Dinagyang Festival with his presence in the Freedom Grandstand and delivered an opening speech alongside City Mayor Jed…

200 attend Bicol youth confab on poverty alleviation

By Emmanuel P. Solis LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 25 (PNA) — At least 200 members of various youth organizations coming from different schools and universities in the Bicol Region attended the…