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The Philippines News Agency (PNA) is a web-based newswire service of the Philippine government. The PNA Headquarters are housed at the 2nd floor of the PIA building along Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. PNA's website address is

It has been 35 years since PNA was launched in an era when newswire operations relied mainly on teletype machines and typewriters. PNA has steadily paced the highly competitive and changing arena of Philippine journalism; it is now slowly but surely coming to par with the challenges posed by the globalization of media communications. This has deeply shaped modern journalism and the news media organizations that have been instrumental in creating the very conditions that made globalization a reality.

PNA has evolved today as an Internet-based news service agency that caters to the global demand for news and information to its subscribers, readers and a host of other clients. PNA's mission is spelled out clearly: to provide the government, the Presidency, the public, as well as its media and non-media clients, both local and foreign based, sober, factual, impartial and objective news and information. PNA provides news 24/7, including photos of major events, feature stories, sports news and events, local and global opinions, general information, as well as global news and feature stories. PNA employs about a hundred journalists and stringers across the country, with several foreign-based correspondents.

PNA beat reporters and stringers are deployed practically in every government office and agency, including the main offices and camps of police and security forces, to provide news 24/7 for local, regional and global subscribers and readers. PNA likewise maintains active news exchanges with news agencies of ASEAN member-countries and the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA).

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DOH Secretary Janette Garin delivers her keynote speech during the 'World TB Day 2015 PHL winning its battle against TB'. (PNA)

DOH Secretary Janette Garin delivers her keynote speech during the 'World TB Day 2015 PHL winning its battle against TB'. (PNA)

PHL stocks hit 20th record high for 2015

MANILA, (PNA) –- The local stock market surged near 7,900 on Thursday, its 20th record for this year, as the status quo on monetary policy encouraged investors to engage in buying spree at the last minute.

The barometer Philippine Stock Exchange index surged 34.76 points to 7,871.10 from previous day’s 7,836.34 close.

Jun Calaycay, analyst at Accord Capital Equities Corp., said a sufficient number of buyers entered the equities market at the last minute, pushing the main index to a new record.

”Unless the BSP’s (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) meeting today kicks up a maelstrom of optimism, we can fairly expect the market to enter the Holy Week shortened-trades with largely the same emotion — or lack of it,” he said.

The Monetary Board on Thursday decided to maintain the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ key policy rates at four percent for the overnight borrowing or reverse repurchase (RRP) policy and six percent for the overnight lending repurchase facility.

The Board’s decision is based on its assessment that the country’s inflation environment continues to be manageable.

All counters advanced moderately, except financials that fell 0.48 percent.

Total volume of transactions reached 1.57 billion shares valued at Php9.51 billion.

Advancers dominated decliners, 94 to 79, while 40 issues were unchanged.

The day’s top gainers were led by AG Finance Incorporated, Asiabest Group International Inc., Philippine Realty & Holdings Corp., Jackstones Inc. and Doubledragon Properties Corp. (PNA)