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PH economy posts 6.4 percent GDP growth, 6.0 percent in first half of 2014
MANILA, Aug 28 -- GDP grew year-on-year by 6.4 percent in the second quarter of 2014 from 7.9 percent in the same period last year but higher than the growth rate of 5.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014.  The second quarter growth was driven by the Industry sector which grew by 7.8 percent, followed by the Services sector which grew by 6.0 percent.  It is noted that the growth in Industry sector is lower than the previous year’s growth rates of 10.5 percent in Q2 but higher than the 5.3 percent in Q1 this year.  Manufacturing, which grew by   10.8 percent, was the highest contributor...

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Gov't ready to hold dialogue with water providers

MANILA, Aug 28 -- The government will work with water providers in Metro Manila as well as other stakeholders to mitigate the impact of a looming water shortage next year due to the El Niño weather phenomenon, a Palace official said Wednesday.  Maynilad and Manila Water recently complained after the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) allowed the release of water to irrigate parts of Bulacan. Th... Read Full Story - Gov't ready ...

Gov't working to improve MRT, LRT services

MANILA, Aug 28 -- The government is paying close attention to the problems of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) to ensure the best service to commuters, a Palace official said on Wednesday.  "That is the reason why talagang inaasikaso ngayon ito. ‘Yung maintenance pinag-aaralan. Matatapos na yata ‘yung maintenance ng bagong maintenance provider," Presidentia... Read Full Story - Gov't workin...

Economic Development

Provinces in CV ink MOU with NEDA, foreign partners for road, infra reforms

CEBU CITY, August 28 (PIA) – Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor thru their respective governors inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

Good Governance

Gov't working to improve MRT, LRT services

MANILA, Aug 28 -- The government is paying close attention to the problems of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) to en...

Heritage and Culture

Salomague Port: gateway for business, tourism in Ilocos

CABUGAO, Ilocos Sur, Aug 28 (PIA) -  The  famous Salomague Port in this historic town has become a gateway for business and tourism to boost...

Special Reports

ASELCO honors past officials, employees; recollects accomplishments during founding anniv

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur, Aug. 28 (PIA) - The Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ASELCO) celebrated on Tuesday its 37th founding ann...

Local Government

Nueva Vizcaya to hold 2nd Governor’s Cup Basketball League

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, August 28 (PIA) - The provincial government here will be conducting a basketball sportfest in October to promote camaraderie...

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