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Cebu’s tourism, SMEs sectors gain from APEC hosting –DOT

By Leslie D. Venzon CEBU CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Cebu province’s hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings this year is bringing economic and job benefits to…

Ilocos Norte gov’t urges residents to build animal shelters to boost disaster-resilient communities

LAOAG CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The provincial government reiterated its call for residents to build shelters for animals as part of disaster mitigation efforts. Provincial Veterinarian Loida Valenzuela said…

Cebu Capitol seeks PHP4-B infra projects from national government in 2015

CEBU CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The Cebu provincial government is seeking a total of PHP4 billion in infrastructure projects from the National Government for this year. The Office of…

Senior citizen drowns in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — A senior citizen drowned at about 2:10 p.m. on Monday at Bonuan Tondaligan Beach in Dagupan City, the police reported Tuesday. The victim was…

Negros Oriental cops do extra duty hours due to APEC 2015 summit

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 1 (PNA) — With over 400 policemen from Negros Oriental being deployed to Cebu as part of the ongoing Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2015 (APEC 2015) summit, the…

Winners of the WV Film grants program named

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 29(PNA) – The Department of Tourism 6 has named the four winners of the Western Visayas Film Grants Program of the department and CineKasimanwa. The four filmmaker-winners…

Negros Occidental governor urges all sectors to prepare for longest El Niño

By Teresa D. Ellera BACOLOD CITY, August 31 (PNA) — All sectors in Negros Occidental have been alerted to prepare for the possible effects of what is considered as the…

DPWH seeks reclassification of Liloan-San Ricardo road in Southern Leyte

SAN RICARDO, Southern Leyte, Aug. 31 (PNA) -– The Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) is seeking the conversion of Liloan–San Ricardo Road into…

3 arrested anew in Pangasinan drug buy-bust

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug. 31 (PNA)–Joint police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives arrested a suspected drug pusher during a raid in his home in Barangay Linoc, Sta. Barbara town. The…

Bahrain’s Royal Charity builds vocational training center in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) –- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) broke the ground on Sunday for its new training center in this city, funded by the Royal Charity Organization…

Cebu City needs PHP5M to improve septage plant

CEBU CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) — The Cebu City Septage Management Board (CCSMB) wants a budget of PHP5 million to improve the Septage Treatment Plant (STP) at the city’s North…

INC ends protest in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) — The supposed two-day mass action of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ended 12 hours after it started at 9:00 p.m. Sunday. Thousands arrived in…

Mayor leads Mandaue execs, workers in building hall in socialized housing site

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes led city officials and employees in helping build over the weekend a multi-purpose building for residents of a…

MNLF technical working group to revisit GPH-MNLF peace accord

By Funny Pearl A.Gajunera DAVAO CITY, Aug. 30 (PNA) -– The tripartite technical working group of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is set to revisit the 47-year-old Tripoli Peace…

Trader busts suspect in circulating fake money

By Eduard M. Casulla CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, Aug. 30 (PNA) — An “ukay-ukay” (second hand items) trader busted a 33-year-old man believed to have been circulating…