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DOJ to submit study on VFA termination to PRRD Jan. 27

MANILA -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Saturday said it has completed the study on the procedure for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the United States and the Philippines and will formally present it to President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (January 27). "I'm done with t ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Business

Marsman Estate, ARBs ink industry record’ lease agreement

MANILA -- Marsman Estate Plantation Inc. (MEPI) and more than 600 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) have signed an 80 percent increase in the annual lease package of the landholding making it P90,000 per hectare per year, inclusive of production incentive -- by far the highest on record in the country’s agrari ...

WIN-WIN. Marsman Estate Plantation Inc. and more than 600 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) have signed an 80 percent increase in the annual lease ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Business

CIDG nabs alleged maker of fake money, documents

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A suspected counterfeiter of Philippine peso bills and various documents was arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in a raid here early Thursday. CIDG identified the suspect as Edgar dela Cerna, who allegedly also goes by the aliases Robert dela Cerna, Tata, and E ...

BUSTED. Elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Misamis Oriental unit check the equipment and items confiscated from a person su ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Business

Davao Region's model rice farms identified

DAVAO CITY -- The Department of Agriculture in Davao Region (DA-11) has identified rice model farms where farmers within the area can learn, apply technologies, and avail of services that would raise their productivity. DA-11 director Ricardo Oñate Jr. said the areas with organized and operational cooperatives a ...

SELL RICE, NOT PALAY. Department of Agriculture-Region 11 director Ricardo Oñate Jr. (left) says he looks forward to the time when farmers will sell ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Mindanao

SoCot pushes for Malasakit Center in Koronadal City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The provincial government of South Cotabato is pushing for the opening before the end of February of the province’s first Malasakit Center at the provincial hospital in Koronadal City. South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. said they are currently waiting for t ...

South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. (PNA-GenSan file photo)

MindaNews | 1 day ago

Business

P85.84B tourism income for Davao

The city government generated P85.84 billion in tourism receipts, with over 2.5 million tourist arrivals in the city for 2019. City Tourism and Operations Office (CTOO) head Gene Rose Tecson said tourism is one of the top income generating sectors of the city. “It can be recalled that there are a lot of big events in th ...

Davao City Tourism

Funny Pearl A. Gajunera | 1 day ago

Mindanao

700 new volunteers join Zambo Salaam police force

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) got a boost in terms of strength in its anti-terror campaign as 700 volunteers have joined as new members of the Salaam Police Force Multipliers. Brigadier General Froilan Quidilla, Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) director, ...

FORCE MULTIPLIERS. Maj. Karib Muharra, chief of the Salaan Police Center in Zamboanga, administers the oath of the new members during the 10th General ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Kidapawan helps 3 distressed OFWs return home safely

COTABATO CITY -- Three distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Kidapawan City have safely arrived home and reunited with their families with the help of the local government. Through the Kidapawan City Public Employment Services Office (PESO), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ...

PNA | 1 day ago

Mindanao

Piñol lashes out at farmers’ group

DAVAO CITY -- Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chair Secretary Emmanuel Piñol lashed out at a farmers’ association for calling government’s program to export organic rice “futile” and “an outright insulting to the Filipino people amidst rice liberalization.” Piñol ...

Ruth Palo | 1 day ago

Business

Stocks retreat as China steps up virus response

London, United Kingdom | AFP | - Investor nerves over the spread of a deadly new virus from China hammered Asian equities and oil benchmarks on Thursday, as authorities moved to contain the disease, while losses for European stock markets were less sharp awaiting the outcome of an ECB interest-rates meeting. ...

Agence France Presse | 1 day ago