Bicol News

Bicol economy is fastest growing among PHL’s 17 regions, says PSA-NSCB

Bicol economy is fastest growing among PHL’s 17 regions, says PSA-NSCB

By Connie B. Destura LEGAZPI CITY, 31July2014 (PNA) — From 6.9 percent in 2012, Bicol’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) grew by 9.4 percent in 2013, topping…

DENR intensifies info campaign on climate change

DENR intensifies info campaign on climate change

LEGAZPI CITY, 30July2014 (PNA) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol regional office and the Philippine Information Agency-Bicol will launch in the region this…


Palace ignores destabilization plot

Palace ignores destabilization plot

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, 30July2014 (PNA) — Malacanang on Wednesday brushed aside reports of a new coup plot allegedly hatched by some retired generals, noting the…

Senate defers action on Enrile’s suspension order

Senate defers action on Enrile’s suspension order

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, 30July2014 (PNA) -– The Senate on Wednesday informed the Sandiganbayan that it would defer ‘appropriate action’ on the suspension order slapped against…


50 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,283

GAZA/JERUSALEM, 30July2014 (PNA/PTI) — At least 50 Palestinians were killed today, including 20 at a UN school, in relentless Israeli bombardment in Gaza, a day after one…

Thousands protest Israel-Palestine conflict in Houston

HOUSTON, 26July2014 (PNA/Xinhua) — Thousands of pro-Palestine protesters rallied in the fourth largest U.S. city of Houston on Friday, denouncing the ongoing violence there and calling for…


Ex-PBA player wins case vs sports columnist

MANILA, 23July2014 (PNA) — Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player and San Mig Coffee Mixers head manager Alvin Patrimonio has won a case against sports columnist Napoleon…

Gilas Pilipinas nails second win in FIBA

MANILA, 14July2014 (PNA) – Gilas Pilipinas on Monday nailed its second straight win via a 74-57 demolition of Singapore in the fifth FIBA Asia Cup at the…


Shia Labeouf does not want to look unfit to Brad Pitt

NEW YORK, 24July2014 (PNA/PTI) — Troubled star Shia Labeouf is reportedly taking his alcohol addiction therapy seriously as he does not want to look unfit in front…

Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas’ ‘Documented’ at the CCP screen on Aug. 1

By Lily O. Ramos MANILA, 23July2014 (PNA) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino journalist’s travails, angst and hardships in chronicling life in the United States as an undocumented…


Poland to prioritize renewable energy

WARSAW, 23July2014 (PNA/Xinhua) — Renewable energy is a priority for the government, according to deputy Economy Minister Jerzy Witold Pietrewicz who was commenting on the first reading…

World’s fastest supercomputer gets even faster

GUANGZHOU, 11July2014 (PNA/Xinhua) –China’s Tianhe-2, the world’s fastest supercomputer, began an upgrade on Wednesday, said the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou, in south China’s Guangdong Province. The…



Forex Rates