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MILF, Army, PNP members graduate from joint security training in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 10 (PNA) — One hundred fifty former Moro rebels, soldiers and police officers graduated Thursday from a 10-day training as members of the Joint Peace and Security…

P20-M eyed to bankroll 2016 Dinagyang Festival

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 10 (PNA) -– The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) is targeting to spend around P20 million for the staging of the 2016 Dinagyang Festival slated third week…

Bautista denies blackmailing Supreme Court

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista denied blackmailing the Supreme Court (SC) after he stated the possibility of postponing the May 2016 elections…

PLDT Home, Microsoft partner for Tvolution device

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — Listed Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has partnered with global technology giant Microsoft to unveil Tvolution Stick, the country’s first…

PSE warns public anew on investment scams

MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) has advised the public to exercise caution in dealing with individuals who are not licensed to solicit funds for…

Palace hopeful lawmakers reconsider cut in proposed ’16 CCT budget

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — Malacanang is hoping that lawmakers will reconsider their decision of cutting by PhP8 billion the proposed 2016 budget of the government’s conditional…

Standing up against Islamophobia through solidarity

By Feline Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — With the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks and ensuing bombings further entrenching Islamophobia in global affairs, deep-seated prejudice and bias…

Sen. JV Ejercito, 19 San Juan local execs charged for anomalous firearms procurement

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has found probable cause to charge former Mayor and now Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito…

SC junks petition to extend voters’ registration until Jan. 8, 2016

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr. MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed for lack of merit on Tuesday the petition filed by the Kabataan Party-list seeking to…

DSWD laments P8-B slash in its 2016 budget; says it will affect over 15 million 4Ps beneficiaries

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) lamented on Tuesday the Senate-initiated cut of P8 billion in the cash grants…

Additional benefit awaits government employees once SSL is signed into law

MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) – Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas has assured government employees that once the Salary Standardization Law was signed into law, more than 1.5 million of…

Megaworld to speed up office space, retail projects in 2016

MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — Property developer Megaworld Corp. is accelerating its office and retail space launches next year in a bid to further build its recurring income portfolio, optimistic…

PSEi declines to 6,800 level

MANILA, Dec. 8 (PNA) — Local share prices extended its losing streak to a fifth day on Tuesday, tracking a slump in the United States (US) markets amid concerns about…

Livelihood training readied for abused women in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The provincial government is making available various livelihood trainings to clients of the newly-opened Iloilo Province Development Center for Women and Children (IPDCWC). Iloilo…

Anti-violence against women campaign launched in Guimaras

JORDAN, Guimaras, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The countdown to end Violence Against Women (VAW) began Monday in the province of Guimaras, spearheaded by Provincial Governor Samuel Gumarin. Officials and the…