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Zamboanga solon proposes PhP1-B infra projects

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 14 (PNA) -– First district Rep. Celso Lobregat has proposed two projects worth PhP1 billion that would help solve traffic and flooding in this city. Lobregat told…

Nearly 4,000 passengers stranded in ports due to typhoon ‘Nona’ –PCG

MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The number of passengers stranded in various ports nationwide due to typhoon “Nona” was recorded at 3,997 as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Coast…

PNP chief creates special police unit in ARMM to ensure peaceful 2016 elections

By Noel Y. Punzalan and Edwin O. Fernandez CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, Dec. 13 (PNA) — Philippine National Police Director General Ricardo Marquez has ordered the creation of a Police…

Comelec to discuss the final list of candidates on Monday

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to deliberate on Monday on the final list of national candidates in the May…

Palace welcomes Paris Agreement aimed at curbing global warming

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) – Malacanang welcomed on Sunday the Paris Agreement which aims at curbing the rise in global temperatures to less than 2 degrees…

PSE eyes 8 to 10 IPOs in 2016; sees PhP200-B capital-raising a good target

By Leslie D. Venson MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) — Eight to 10 companies are expected to debut in the local equities stock market in 2016, as they ramp up expansion…

El Niño, typhoons bring down 2015 palay, corn production

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) — Palay and corn outputs for the whole of 2015 may be lower than their respective 2014 levels due to the adverse…

PHL property sector seen growing 5-7% in 2016

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The country’s property market is expected to sustain its five to seven percent growth rate in 2016, with the office segment…

Construction of the PhP1.7-T Clark Green City to start next year

TARLAC CITY, Tarlac, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The construction of a PhP1.7-trillion mega project in this province dubbed as Clark Green City will start next year. This was disclosed on…

PHL can meet 2015 GDP growth target –NEDA

MANILA, Dec. 12 (PNA) — Government economic planners are confident that the Philippines can achieve its target of 6 to 7 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth. This means that…

P-Noy, Roxas pledge funding for Leni Robredo’s campaign

NAGA CITY, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The fear of vice presidential candidate Rep. Leni Robredo of having no resources to finance her campaign besides family approval and popularity rating before…

DSWD-TESDA to give 1,000 4Ps beneficiaries in CamSur skills training

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The collaboration between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in…

DAR gives Catanduanes farmers info, marketing center

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The first-ever Agrarian Reform Information and Marketing Center (AIM-C) in Bicol has been established by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the island-province…

RDC 7 endorses study for economic viability of Cebu trans-axial highway

CEBU CITY, Dec. 12 (PNA) — The Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 has endorsed a proposal to study the economic viability of the Cebu Trans-axial Highway, a project first proposed…

DOH 13 wages anti-firecracker campaign for yuletide

Butuan City, Dec. 12 (PNA) — The Department of Health Regional Office 13 in a press forum on Friday evening at the conference room of a local hotel here in…