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  • PSEi seen targeting 6,800
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 12:05 am
The local stock barometer is seen attempting to breach the 6,800 mark this week, the start of trading in the new Lunar Year of the Fire Monkey.
Last week, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 1.16 percent to close on Friday at 6,765.13. Trading resumes today after the long weekend break ........ Full Story»

  • More investors bullish on Philippine prospects – StanChart
  • Monday, February 8, 2016 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Investors are bullish on the country’s economic prospects over the next five years, according to a survey conducted by Standard Chartered Bank.
Based on the survey conducted by the bank among 160 of its top financial institution and corporate clients, more than 80 percent of the respondents expect the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow above five percent over the next five years ........ Full Story»

  • Padit, pals top ABC team tilt
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Padit of Philflex Wires, Jerry Canuday Cham of Boysen Paints, Randy Poon of American Wires and Bert Magsakay of Boysen Paints combined for a 2806 to clinch the Architects Bowling Club’s four-man team event at the E-Lanes Center in Ortigas Ave. last week.
Toto Abear of Emerald Pipes, Jerry Canuday Cham of Boysen Paints, Rudy Serrano of DN Steel and Jayson Basye of Boysen Healthyhomes pooled a 2774 for second while Eugene Panaguiton of Boysen Paints, Benny Tan of Atlanta Pipes, Violy Magsakay of Boysen Paints and Boy Roldan of Philflex Wires and Cables assembled a 2,764 for third ................................ Full Story»

  • Festivals and Events in May

Pattaraday Festival-May 1–5(Santiago city) ★ Katagman Festival - May 3(Oton,Iloilo) ★ Panagat Festival-May 2–8 (Buruanga, Aklan) ★ Binatbatan Festival of the Arts - First week of May, Vigan City ★ Obando Fertility Rites - May 17, 18 & 19 Obando, Bulacan ★ Domorokdok Festival-May 4 Botolan Zambales ★ Bariw Festival- May 14–15 Nabas, Aklan ★ Pahiyas Festival - May 15, Lucban, Quezon ★ Agawan Festival - May 15, Sariaya, Quezon ★ Araquio Festival - May, Gen.Tinio, Nueva Ecija ★ Pasayahan sa Lucena (St. Ferdinand) -May 30, Lucena, Philippines ★ Samahang Bulaklakan Festival - Last Sunday of May, Siniloan, Laguna ★ Tapusan Float Parade Festival - May 31, Alitagtag, Batangas ★ Festivity of Saint Michael - May 7–8 San Miguel, Panganiban, Catanduanes [Louie B. dela Cruz] ★ Binirayan Festival - May 1, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique ★ Araña`t Baluarte Festival- May 15 Gumaca, Quezon ★ Pista ng Banal na Krus- Every 2nd Saturday of May, Tanza, Navotas City ★ Pangisraan Festival- May 1–10 Calatrava, Romblon ★ Ati-atihan Festival - Last Saturday of May - Brgy. 7, Fermont Village, Victorias City, Neg. Occ. ★ Pastulan Festival- Every 2nd Saturday of May. San Pascual, Batangas


  • Filipino Families Furious As Massacre Trial Drags On
    • by Anthony Kuhn
    • (NPR) – May 09, 2011
Frustration is growing at the slow pace of justice in the Philippines. The trials of those accused of murdering 34 journalists and two dozen others have dragged on for more than 500 days without any conclusive results.
The murders are often described as the worst single atrocity against journalists, and victims' families and media rights groups are demanding action from the Philippine government.
In the basement of the courthouse in Quezon City, part of the metro Manila region, Catholics pray for the souls of the departed. In courtrooms upstairs, doctors present grim evidence of how the victims were killed...Full Story »

Philippines News Archives

  1. February 7, 2016 : More PH products get zero duty treatment from Japan
  2. February 6, 2016 : Bank expects PH to grow 5.8 percent till 2020
  3. February 5, 2016 : PH could be next global investment, IT hub
  4. February 4, 2016 : Low costs in PH seen luring more investors
  5. February 2, 2016 : Moody’s bullish on PH, sees 6% growth in ’16
  6. February 1, 2016 : Japanese investors remain keen on investing in Philippines
  7. January 31, 2016 : Nomura sees Philippines GDP growth at 6.5% in 2016
  8. January 30, 2016 : EU cites PH’s progress in GSP+ program
  9. January 29, 2016 : Index rises as market cheers GDP data
  10. January 28, 2016 : Economy grows 5.8% in 2015
  11. January 27, 2016 : PH groomed as furniture hub
  12. January 26, 2016 : PH, Japan trade ties stronger with Pjepad
  13. January 25, 2016 : PSEi up 3.64% led by increase in oil prices, bargain hunting
  14. January 24, 2016 : Philippines ‘most promising SEAsian economy,’ says Czech ministerfont>
  15. January 23, 2016 : Philippines likely grew 5.9% in Q4 – Moody’s
  16. January 22, 2016 : PHL to pilot WEF and WIPO's Inventors Assistance Program
  17. January 21, 2016 : PH-New Zealand food safety pact
  18. January 20, 2016 : International tourism grows above 4% for 6th year
  19. January 19, 2016 : 700 UK companies want to enter PH
  20. January 18, 2016 : Philippine economy seen to overcome bumpy ride, grow at more robust pace in 2016
  21. January 17, 2016 : PH ready to adopt China’s manufacturing runaways
  22. January 16, 2016 : 'OFW remittances hit $22 B in 11 months of 2015
  23. January 15, 2016 : Japan’s biggest bank invests in PH
  24. January 14, 2016 : Philippine aero industry set to take off
  25. January 13, 2016 : Czech firms interested in PH
  26. January 12, 2016 : BPO sector seen breaching $21-B ’15 revenue goal
  27. January 11, 2016 : Philippines retains 3rd fastest vehicle sales position in Asean
  28. January 10, 2016 : PH, Vietnam real estate strongest in SE Asia
  29. January 9, 2016 : Forex reserves up in December
  30. January 8, 2016 : PH manufacturing program gets P289-B budget in 2016
  31. January 7, 2016 : WB keeps 6.4% growth forecast for PH in 2016
  32. January 6, 2016 : Philippine economy ready to face external headwinds in 2016
  33. January 5, 2016 : PSEi slightly up
  34. January 4, 2016 : Philippines is next big investment hub in Asia – ECCP
  35. January 3, 2016 : PH on top 3 in global business optimism
  36. January 2, 2016 : Philippines International investment position continues to improve
  37. January 1, 2016 : PH to seek better trade terms with Japan
  38. Dec. 31, 2015 : Capital raising at PSE up 21% to P184.6B in 2015
  39. December 30, 2015 : Oct. imports up 16.8% to $6.5B
  40. December 28, 2015 : Philippine hotel industry seen to post growth in next 5 yrs
  41. December 27, 2015 : Third highest worldwide, OFW remittances seen to hit $29.7 B in 2015
  42. December 25, 2015 : PH one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies
  43. December 24, 2015 : WB grants PH $500-M credit line for disaster risk reduction programs
  44. December 23, 2015 : PSEi nears 7,000 level
  45. December 22, 2015 : PH, EU to start free trade talks in H1 2016
  46. December 21, 2015 : PSE Index seen hitting 10,000 by 2017-18
  47. December 20, 2015 : BPO industry on track to breach $21-B revenues
  48. December 19, 2015 : PHL could join upper-middle income club by 2022 -- NEDA
  49. December 18, 2015 : PH seen resilient to US rate hike
  50. December 17, 2015 : PH banks get ‘positive’ rating
  51. December 16, 2015 : Remittances reached $2.23B in October
  52. December 15, 2015 : Moody’s retains Asean-5 ratings
  53. December 14, 2015 : Third worldwide: Philippines still Asia’s microfinance leader – EIU
  54. December 13, 2015 : PH, Japan join forces for environment
  55. December 12, 2015 : Consumer confidence improves in 4th quarter
  56. December 11, 2015 : PH hosts ASEAN agri engineers conference
  57. December 10, 2015 : Fitch says PH insulated from external shocks
  58. December 9, 2015 : PSEi firms up
  59. December 8, 2015 : Philippines can become Southeast Asia's production hub – report
  60. December 7, 2015 : Moody’s sees stable, viable power sector in PH, Asia Pacific
  61. December 6, 2015 : PH gets P2.6B from UN for agri dev’t
  62. December 5, 2015 : Philippines on track toward a $1-T economy by 2030
  63. December 4, 2015 : More Taiwan investments coming to PHL–Teco executive
  64. December 3, 2015 : More Taiwan investments coming to PHL–Teco executive
  65. December 2, 2015 : Philippine economy strong enough to absorb back OFWs – ECCP
  66. December 2, 2015 : PSEi rallies past 7,000
  67. December 1, 2015 : PH firms seen going overseas
  68. November 30, 2015 : PH nears deal with European free trade group
  69. November 29, 2015 : Top French companies keen on investing in PHL BPO sector
  70. November 28, 2015 : PH to receive disaster response support from Australia
  71. November 27, 2015 : Index rises on better-than-expected Q3 growth
  72. November 26, 2015 : Philippine economy grows 6% in Q3
  73. November 25, 2015 : Outlook on Philippine banks stable – Moody’s
  74. November 24, 2015 : Moody’s sees strong loan growth in PH
  75. November 23, 2015 : Philippine firms among strongest in disaster risk management in region
  76. November 22, 2015 : Philippines, Mexico agree to promote tourism
  77. November 21, 2015 : Philippines, New Zealand trade improves 6.4% in 2014
  78. November 20, 2015 : Philippine GDP likely grew 6.3% in Q3 – DBS
  79. November 19, 2015 : Philippines leads Asia in narrowing gender gap
  80. November 18, 2015 : USAID lauds PHL for improving e-payment infrastructure
  81. November 17, 2015 : Remittances recover in September
  82. November 16, 2015 : Philippines, Chile eye free trade deal
  83. November 15, 2015 : Germany funnels P1B into Philippines climate program
  84. November 14, 2015 : Philippines is now 4th leading organic country in Asia
  85. November 13, 2015 : Philippines leads regional plan for MSME financing
  86. November 12, 2015 : Vietnam, PHL plan to sign pact on strategic alliance
  87. November 11, 2015 : Tourist arrivals pick up 11% in 9 months
  88. November 10, 2015 : PH earns 8th ASEAN Heritage Park
  89. November 9, 2015 : PH mail sector can still deliver the goods
  90. November 8, 2015 : Philippines, Indonesia deposit insurers forge cross-border agreement
  91. November 7, 2015 : Forex reserves highest in 22 months
  92. November 6, 2015 : PH infra sector seen luring foreign players
  93. November 5, 2015 : PH, Korea start air talks next week
  94. November 4, 2015 : Index rises on strong corporate earnings
  95. November 3, 2015 : PH stocks defy region’s downtrend
  96. November 2, 2015 : PHL insurance sector’s 9-month net income up 66%
  97. November 1, 2015 : France agrees to promote PH push for regional aerospace hub dev’t
  98. October 31, 2015 : Money supply expanded by 8.5% in September
  99. October 30, 2015 : PH, France reconvening joint economic committee
  100. October 29, 2015 : Investment banks forecast GDP growth above 6% in H2
  101. October 28, 2015 : PSEi up for 6th straight session
  102. October 27, 2015 : Philippines in spotlight as host of AsPac aviation conference
  103. October 26, 2015 : 'PH to join tax info sharing plan
  104. October 25, 2015 : PH, EFTA launch 4th round of talks
  105. October 24, 2015 : Philippine pharmaceutical ranks 3rd most innovative in Southeast Asia
  106. October 23, 2015 : Index rises ahead of corporate, GDP data
  107. October 22, 2015 : Philippines, Vietnam to hold bilateral talks in Hanoi
  108. October 21, 2015 : Asean governance meet, awards to be held in PH
  109. October 20, 2015 : PSEi clings to 7,000 mark
  110. October 19, 2015 : Philippine banks immune from contagion, says Moodys
  111. October 18, 2015 : Philippines joins worldwide initiative to protect consumers vs scams
  112. October 17, 2015 : PSEi firms up as Wall Street rallies
  113. October 16, 2015 : Philippine banks 9th strongest in Asia Pacific
  114. October 15, 2015 : Remittances up 4.1% to $16.2B end-August
  115. October 14, 2015 : Peso seen to stay firm
  116. October 13, 2015 : Philippines has ‘rare kind of economic resilience’ – Moody’s
  117. October 12, 2015 : Tourist arrivals up 9.8% in 8 months
  118. October 11, 2015 : PH banking sector seen on solid footing
  119. October 10, 2015 : Philippines promotes innovation in APEC transport system
  120. October 9, 2015 : PH ‘well positioned’ amid volatile markets
  121. October 8, 2015 : Peso gains, sustains 2-mth high
  122. October 7, 2015 : PSEi climbs to 7,100 level
  123. October 6, 2015 : British firms upbeat on PH, seen expanding local operations
  124. October 5, 2015 : PH reaping benefits of EU access
  125. October 4, 2015 : Philippine banks lead in retail financial services
  126. October 3, 2015 : PH among 39 countries favored by expats–survey
  127. October 2, 2015 : 41st Philippine business conference set Oct. 26-27
  128. October 1, 2015 : PH ‘strongest emerging market’
  129. September 30, 2015 : PH up 5 notches in competitiveness ranking
  130. September 29, 2015 : PHL shares up on relief rally
  131. September 27, 2015 : Philippine economy still ‘bright star’ in Asia – HSBC
  132. September 26, 2015 : Fitch rating upgrade seen
  133. September 25, 2015 : Philippines among growth leaders in Asia Pacific in 10 years
  134. September 24, 2015 : Fitch revises PH outlook from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’
  135. September 22, 2015 : Philippine, German business groups forge skills matching program
  136. September 21, 2015 : International tourists seen hitting 1.8B by 2030
  137. September 20, 2015 : Philippines, Israel ink accord on tourism
  138. September 19, 2015 : PH resilient from US Fed rate hike
  139. September 18, 2015 : Philippines eyes more trade, investments from China
  140. September 17, 2015 : Japanese renewable energy developer invests in Philippines
  141. September 16, 2015 : PH named top borrower by ‘FinanceAsia’
  142. September 15, 2015 : PH tourism growth outpaces world
  143. September 14, 2015 : PH eyes $10-B healthcare service market in 2020
  144. September 13, 2015 : IFC, ICD partner to promote good corp governance in Philippines
  145. September 12, 2015 : PH a model for emerging economies’ antipoverty efforts
  146. September 11, 2015 : PH pushes financial integration in APEC
  147. September 10, 2015 : PH to beef up rice supply amid El Niño
  148. September 9, 2015 : IMF cites Philippines’ prudent macro-economic management
  149. September 8, 2015 : PH petroleum exports up by 40%
  150. September 8, 2015 : Philippines can withstand external shocks – IMF
  151. September 7, 2015 : Philippines can withstand external shocks – IMF
  152. September 6, 2015 : Tourist arrivals up 8.7% in 7 months
  153. September 5, 2015 : ADB pushes expansion of MSMEs in PH
  154. September 4, 2015 : Coco oil exports up 18.7%
  155. September 3, 2015 : International expo puts spotlight on Philippines as a diving haven
  156. September 2, 2015 : PH to host Asean agri leaders meeting
  157. September 1, 2015 : Apec Summit, APRCE seen to boost growth of Philippine retailing industry
  158. August 31, 2015 : Telecom industry revenues seen growing 2-4 % – S&P
  159. August 30, 2015 : Microsoft sees potential of Philippines IT firms to become global industry players
  160. August 29, 2015 : Market continues rally
  161. August 28, 2015 : Index treks back to 7,000-point level
  162. August 27, 2015 : PH GDP grew 5.6% in Q2
  163. August 26, 2015 : Philippines, Japan ink deal for P13-B infra projects
  164. August 25, 2015 : Peso regains some strength
  165. August 24, 2015 : Philippines-Mexico strengthen IP cooperation
  166. August 23, 2015 : Tourist arrivals rise 7.7% in six months
  167. August 22, 2015 : P60-B road projects to complement tourism program
  168. August 21, 2015 : Growth in Q2 picked up pace on gov’t spending
  169. August 20, 2015 : PSEi gains 11.28 pts
  170. August 19, 2015 : PSEi firms up on selective buying
  171. August 18, 2015 : Demand in PH for network security professionals rising, says Cyberoam
  172. August 17, 2015 : Remittances up 5.8%, inflow highest in 6 mths
  173. August 16, 2015 : Philippines pushes development of e-commerce
  174. August 15, 2015 : Economic growth highest under P-Noy – BSP chief
  175. August 14, 2015 : PHL to capitalize on APEC partnership on science and technology in higher education
  176. August 13, 2015 : DOT says tourist arrivals up 7.6% in H1
  177. August 12, 2015 : Better-than-expected income reports buoy stocks
  178. August 11, 2015 : PSEi firms up on selective buying
  179. August 10, 2015 : DOST targets 500,000 provincial freelance web-based workers in 2016
  180. August 9, 2015 : PH to showcase pre-colonial gold treasures in New York
  181. August 8, 2015 : Metal output rises to P23.7B in Q1
  182. August 7, 2015 : Malaysia eyes ‘stable’ palm oil exports to PH
  183. August 5, 2015 : PSEi returns to 7,600 mark
  184. August 4, 2015 : In latest CNN Money data: Philippines 4th fastest-growing economy in 2015
  185. August 3, 2015 : UAE, PH to proceed with air talks this month
  186. August 2, 2015 : Economy seen to perform better in 2016
  187. August 1, 2015 : More European firms drawn to Phl investment climate

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