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Air Asia makes Kalibo International Airport its secondary hub

KALIBO, Aklan, March 31 (PNA)– Air Asia has expressed its commitment to make the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) its secondary hub for international flights. In a letter dated March 25,…

Baguio tourism goes high tech

BAGUIO CITY, March 31 (PNA) –- The city government of Baguio and SMART Incorporated in cooperation with Innopub launched the first digital tourism markers in Luzon. By scanning the bar…

4 protected areas in Central Luzon proposed to be included in the ASEAN heritage list

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, March 31 (PNA) — Four of the 35 protected areas in Central Luzon are being proposed to be included in the list of Association of…

DENR spells out work plan for Iloilo River

By Lydia C. Pendon ILOILO CITY,Mar. 31 (PNA) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has formulated a comprehensive work plan for the rehabilitation of the Iloilo River…

Tagum Coop maintains strong financial performance despite ‘Pablo’

DAVAO CITY, Mar 28 (PNA) –Tagum Cooperative has proven its resiliency as it achieved a net surplus growth of 19 percent from P168 million in 2012 to P200.7 million in…

Gov. Emano hails signing of Bangsamoro peace pact

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, March 28 (PNA) -– Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano on Friday hailed the signing of the Bangsamoro peace accord with the national government as “the new dawn…

UNDP experts to assist Tacloban local gov’t

TACLOBAN CITY, March 28 (PNA) — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be sending technical experts to assist the city government here in rehabilitation and recovery efforts. In his…

DTI XI eyes 52 projects under SSF program for P39-M budget this year

By Digna D. Banzon DAVAO CITY, March 28 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here is looking at 52 projects under the Shared Service Facility (SSF) program…

2013 Davao Norte tourist arrivals up by 11.7% to 604,644

By Anthony S. Allada TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, March 28 (PNA) — The number of tourist arrivals in the province rose to 11.7 percent in 2013, according to the…

Guimaras holds Saranggola Festival

BUENAVISTA, Guimaras, March 25 (PNA) — Some 24 colorful kites of various shapes and sizes went aloft in a village in this bustling town of Guimaras Island on Monday, signaling…

La Union town to start construction of P230-M hydro power plant

TUBAO, La Union, March 26 (PNA) — The municipal government of Tubao is set to start the construction of a P230-million hydro power plant in Barangay Halog East here starting…

Japan sets P.5-B grant to improve Metro Cebu’s water supply

CEBU CITY, March 26 (PNA) — The Japanese government is set to extend a grant of 1.165 billion yen or over half a billion pesos to improve Metro Cebu’s water…

NGCP donates classrooms to Kidapawan public school

BALABAG, Kidapawan City, March 26 (PNA) — In its bid to continuously support poor communities hosting its transmission lines and facilities in Mindanao, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines…

A first in the country, DOLE-12 now uses on-line SPES processing

COTABATO CITY, Mar 25 (PNA) –The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in SOCCSKSARGEN region is now implementing the first ever on-line processing of Special Program for Employment of Students…

BIR 13 meets press for ‘tax awareness’ campaign

BUTUAN CITY, Mar 25 (PNA) –Bureau of Internal Revenue Regional Office 13 in line with its tax awareness campaign activity meet the local press at the BIR 13 Regional Training…