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35 farmer-organizations in Ilocos Norte successfully completed ARCCESS project

LAOAG CITY, Dec. 16 (PNA) — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) continues to empower farmer-organizations here with the provision of farm support facilities, skills training and technology support. Out…

Senate passes bill seeking to include rare diseases treatment in PhilHealth package

MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — The Senate approved on Monday on third and final reading a bill that seeks to include the treatment of rare diseases in the health benefit…

Senate ratifies bicam committee report on proposed 2016 national budget

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — The Senate unanimously ratified on Monday the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed PhP3.002-trillion national budget for 2016. Except for…

DSWD urges residents along typhoon Nona’s path to heed calls for evacuation

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA)–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as Vice-Chair for Response of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), advises…

Senate passes bill increasing salary of public servants

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) – Voting 14-0, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill increasing the salary of 1.53 million government…

Albay PHO now on Code Blue

By Connie B. Destura LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 14 (PNA) — The Albay Provincial Health Office (APHO) raised its code from white to blue during the meeting of the Albay Provincial…

‘Nona’ cuts power supply in Samar

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar, Dec. 14 (PNA) – Power supply was shutdown in some parts of Samar due to line trippings caused by typhoon Nona. Prior to the reported minor damage…

Napocor extends power supply to Burias Island by 4 hours

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Dec 14 (PNA) – State-owned National Power Corp. (Napocor) hiked its power supply to Burias Island by four hours last week. In a statement Monday,…

PSEi rebounds slightly

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — Local share prices resisted weak sentiments across the region to end slightly higher on Monday ahead of a highly-anticipated Federal Reserve…

MB places Rural Bank of Caba (La Union), Inc. under PDIC receivership

MANILA, Dec 14 (PNA) — The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp.(PDIC) has taken over the management of the Rural Bank of Caba (La Union), Inc. following resolution of the Monetary Board…

DTI, PLDT SME Nation partner for Go Negosyo centers

MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has partnered with PLDT SME Nation, the small-and-medium-enterprises (SME) arm of leading telecommunications firm PLDT, to provide connectivity…

Cebu City government attends to needs of stranded passengers at Cebu port

CEBU CITY, Dec. 14 (PNA) — The Cebu City Government on Monday provided packed meals for passengers who were stranded at the Cebu port after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)…

Naga City in southern Cebu unveils PHP152.5M worth of projects

CITY OF NAGA, Cebu, Dec. 14 (PNA) — The City of Naga in southern Cebu has unveiled some PHP152.5 million worth of projects, including a sports oval that cost PHP68…

PHP1,286,000 released to 28,459 4Ps family-beneficiaries in Antique

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique, Dec. 14 (PNA) -– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), one of the flagship programs that gives cash…

DOST to launch online facility of science and technology experts

ILOILO CITY, Dec 14 (PNA) — Getting access to science and technology experts and their researches is made easier as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) gears to go…