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OWWA extends Php2.09–M worth of assistance to OFW, dependents in W. Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Western Visayas has disbursed around Php2.09 million for three separate programs intended to assist overseas Filipino workers…

Boracay strengthens campaign against human trafficking

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Dec. 8 (PNA) — In an effort to strengthen the campaign against human trafficking here, the Local Government Unit of Malay thru its Municipal Social Welfare Development…

Lantern parade kicks off Christmas festivities in Laoag

LAOAG CITY, Dec 8 (PNA) — The sunshine city of Laoag continue to attract local and foreign visitors with its show of artistic and colorful lanterns displayed at the Aurora…

Pag-IBIG urges employers to utilize electronic payment, collection facility

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, Dec. 8 (PNA) — The Pag-IBIG Area 2 Management Office has urged all employers in its area of operations to utilize the new system of paying premiums…

Davao Oriental villager celebrates blessings amidst adversity

By Carmela C. Duron BAGANGA, Davao Oriental, Dec. 7 (PNA) — For some, typhoon “Pablo” only brought devastation, loss and hopelessness. For others, it ushered in a renewed sense of…

Palace not worried about survey showing Duterte leading the ’16 presidential bets

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — A Malacanang official is not worried about the results of a commissioned elections survey showing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leading the…

Nuclear terrorism a real threat, says IAEA Chief

By Michaela del Callar MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) -– International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano on Monday warned of the serious threats of nuclear terrorism and urged…

DOST highlights benefits of nuclear technology at 3rd Philippine Nuclear Congress

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) highlighted the benefits of nuclear technology and its contribution to support the Sustainable…

Comelec not discounting possibility of postponing the May polls

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — In the event the Supreme Court (SC) failed to lift the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the “No Bio, No Boto”…

Comelec declares 205 aspirants for national positions in 2016 polls as nuisance candidates

By Ferdinand G. Patinio MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) — A total of 205 aspirants for national positions in the May 2016 polls have been declared nuisance candidates by the Commission…

Barclays still discounts hike in BSP rates despite inflation uptick in November ’15

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Dec. 4 (PNA) — An economist of banking giant Barclays continues to discount any adjustment in the central bank’s key rates this year despite an uptick…

Business confidence in PHL hit 2-yr high in Q4 ’15

By Joann S. Villanueva MANILA, Dec. 4 (PNA) — The Christmas season and election-related spending boosted businessmen’s outlook resulting to the two-year high overall business expectation survey (BES) confidence index…

Government spending hits highest year-on-year Q3 growth

MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — National government spending continued to pick up with another two-digit year-on-year growth of 16.6 percent this September to wrap up a strong quarterly growth of…

PSEi extends decline

MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — Local share prices ended lower for the third straight day on Monday, as investors stayed cautious ahead of next week’s decision of the Federal Reserve…

T-bill rates rise

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) — Rates of 91-, 182-, and 364-day Treasury bills (T-bills) rose Monday at the Bureau of Treasury’s (BTr) auction. The 91-day T-bills rate increased to 1.836…