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President Aquino wants his presidency to be remembered as a bringer of hope, optimism

MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) –President Benigno S. Aquino III wants Filipinos to remember his presidency as a story of overcoming adversities, when he steps down from power next year. During…

SC asked not to lift TRO on “no bio, no boto” policy

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The petitioners against the “No Bio, No Boto” policy of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday filed a manifestation before…

Gov’t vows to create more quality jobs

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The government vows to create more quality jobs for Filipinos before the Aquino administration steps down by mid-2016, said National Economic…

Poe can still appeal her case to Comelec en banc, SC

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA. Dec. 11 (PNA) — Stalwart of the Liberal Party on Friday said Senator Grace Poe is still a presidential candidate until after the Supreme Court…

Hypertensive and diabetic patients nationwide to get free maintenance medicines starting January 2016 –DOH

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday that starting January 2016, hypertension and diabetic patients nationwide may avail of free…

SC Justice Leonen designated as ponente in DQ case vs. Sen. Grace Poe

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr. MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Mario Victor Leonen has been designated as the ponente, or the justice who will draft…

Comelec cancels anew Poe’s COC

MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has cancelled anew the Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) for president of Sen. Grace Poe. Voting 2-1, the poll body’s First…

FDI net inflows rise to USD 1.5-B in September 2015; first 9 months level reaches USD 4.5-B

MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — Foreign direct investments (FDI) reached a record high of USD 1.5 billion net inflows in September 2015, more than double its year-ago level of USD…

PHL stocks extend slump

MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The local stock market extended losing streak to a second day on thin volume on Friday as investors remained cautious ahead of the United States…

San Carlos Sun Power inks Php 3.7-B loan with BDO Unibank

MANILA, Dec 11 (PNA) — San Carlos Sun Power, Inc., a joint-venture between SunEdison Philippines Helios BV and Aboitiz Renewables, Inc., signed a loan agreement with BDO Unibank, Inc., amounting…

Puregold earmarks PhP2.6-B capex for 2016

MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — Puregold Price Club Inc. is allocating PhP2.6 billion as capital expenditure (capex) next year for the expansion of its supermarket chains and convenience store, the…

NEDA: Domestic demand can push 6% GDP growth for 2015

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Dec 11 (PNA) – The strong domestic demand can propel gross domestic product (GDP) growth of at least 6.0 percent by end of 2015, National…

Calamba City LGU, PhilSeven Foundation Inc. sign agreement on education program for street children

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The City Government of Calamba represented by Vice Mayor Roseller ‘Ross’ Rizal and PhilSeven Foundation Inc. represented by Jose Victor P. Paterno, president,…

Davao Norte is recipient of Australian government-funded road project

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The provincial government here is among the 10 provinces in the country to receive the Provincial Road Maintenance Facility (PRMF) project…

DSWD, Dagupan to build 400 housing units

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The city council here passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Belen Fernandez to sign a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Social Welfare and…