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Dinagyang goes ‘beyond limits’

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 11 (PNA) –Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2016 promises another spectacular performance that could surpass previous editions of the internationally-renown best tourism event in the country which will highlight…

President Aquino pleased by slight reduction in unemployment rate

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday expressed elation over the slight reduction in the unemployment rate. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)…

Alcohol research center seeks removal of Php 400 per ton levy on molasses

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The Center for Alcohol Research and Development Foundation (CARD) is pushing for the removal of an import tax on molasses, charged…

Palace denies offering lawmakers hefty amount for passage of draft Bangsamoro Law

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The Palace on Thursday brushed off accusations that it offered legislators more than Php 1 billion worth of projects to get support for the passage…

77 units of US-donated M-113A2 armored carrier now in PHL

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — Seventy-seven units of US-donated M-113A2 armored personnel carriers, intended for the Mechanized Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, have arrived in Subic…

GSIS to release Php848M cash benefit to members by Dec. 15

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) announced that it will start distributing Php848 million in 2014 cash benefit to a total of 1.1 million members…

PHL monthly e-payment transactions seen to rise to 20% by 2020

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — Technological innovations help make people’s lives easier. This includes mode of payment, as penetration of mobile phone usage in the country is very high. However,…

PSEi falls anew on overseas concerns

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — Local share prices fell anew as local investors continued to track overseas developments. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) lost 27.65 points to 6,820.60…

Filipino, Japanese firms team up for 88-kWp solar project

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) – A collaboration between a Japanese and Filipino firm led to the installation of an 88-kilowattpeak (kWp) solar panel for Toyo Ink…

Unemployment rate drops to new record low in 10 years

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) — The country’s labor market continued to record positive gains in October 2015 as unemployment rate fell to its lowest in a decade and both employment…

FPI results in net outflows in November 2015

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — Transactions for the month resulted in overall net outflows of USD 69 million, in contrast to the net inflows recorded last month (USD 28 million)…

Ford PHL sales up 55% in November

MANILA, Dec. 10 (PNA) — Sales of American automaker, Ford Motor Company, in the Philippines market in November 2015 rose to 55 percent compared to the same period in 2014….

Davao City validated anew for child-friendly feat

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The national validation team for the 2015 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Cities and Municipalities are currently in town to review programs and initiatives of…

Iloilo provincial gov’t plants tracking device in 30 capitol vehicles

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The provincial government here installed a global positioning system (GPS) in each of its 25 dump trucks and five service vehicles to prevent the…

Solong bridge in Sibalom, Antique gets new PHP98-M fund for completion

SAN JOSE, Antique, Dec. 10 (PNA) — Solong bridge in Sibalom, Antique is able to get a new funding of PHP98 million from the Department of Public Works and Highways…