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President Aquino joins call for global economy de-carbonization

PARIS, France, Dec. 1 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday joined 29 other leaders in seizing day one of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) by…

DOJ orders BuCor to effect detention of Pemberton

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday ordered the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to immediately effect the detention of United States…

Private sector employers have until Dec. 24 to give 13th month pay of employees

MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA) — Private sector employers have until December 24 to pay the 13th month benefits of their employees in compliance with the provisions of the Labor Code,…

PHL: UN convention deemed useless if China allowed to claim an entire sea

By Michaela del Callar MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA) — Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has warned that a United Nations maritime law will be rendered useless if China will…

10- hour power interruption in parts of Isabela

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Dec. 1 (PNA) — The National Crid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has set a scheduled power interruption on December 3, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m….

Emperador buys Fundador, 3 other int’l liquor brands

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA) — Philippine brandy giant Emperador Inc. has sealed a deal with Beam Suntory to acquire the company’s Spanish brandy and sherry business,…

SC issues TRO vs Comelec’s ‘No Bio, No Boto’ policy

MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the “No Bio, No Boto” policy of the Commission on…

Cosco 9-month profit up 18% to Php3.01 B

MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA) — Cosco Capital Inc., the retail holding firm of Lucio Co, has reported a record net income to equity holders of Php3.01 billion for the first…

NHMFC offers 6-month moratorium for victims of typhoon Lando

MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA) — Borrowers of the National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. (NHMFC) affected by super typhoon Lando can now avail of a 6-month moratorium on their payables. All…

Sucat Thermal Power Plant attracts 10 bidders

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Dec 1 (PNA) – Two foreign firms are keen on acquiring the decommissioned 850-megawatt (MW) Sucat Thermal Power Plant, according to state-owned Power Sector Assets…

Iloilo scholarship program produces first civil engineer

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 1 (PNA) — The provincial government’s scholarship program has produced its first civil engineer in the person of Bryan Orojo Molina of Barangay Odiongan, San Dionisio. The…

Duterte defended from critics by daughter, Cayetano and allies

By Lilian C. Mellejor DAVAO CITY, Dec. 1 (PNA) -– The daughter of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and other close allies stood for the mayor versus criticisms…

Solons seek strengthening of tax exemption for cooperatives

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Dec. 1 (PNA) — Lawmakers are pushing for the strengthening of the tax exemption of registered cooperatives as one of the economic prime movers in the…

Iloilo gov’t eyes to complete establishment of 50 teen centers in 2016

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 1 (PNA) — The Provincial Population Office (PPO) is looking forward to complete the construction of 50 teen centers next year in line with the directive of…

Coop movement strongly supported by La Trinidad officials

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Dec. 1 (PNA) — Support of the local officials and cooperative partnership with local government units, regional line agencies and relevant stakeholders, are some of the identified…