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Philippines News

  • 7 Asian banks set to enter PHL
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Lenders from around the region look to the Philippines for earning opportunities now that the sector has opened to full foreign competition and well ahead of a projected integration process whose tentative steps firm up and grow more purposeful every day.
According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), quite a few have, in fact, formally submitted the intent to make their presence felt in the $270-billion economy whose local output, measured as the gross domestic product (GDP), has the potential to widen this year by as much as 8 percent ........................ Full Story»

  • World Food Programme executive board approves protracted relief and recovery operation for PH
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
MANILA, March 3 -- The World Food Programme Executive Board unanimously approved the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200743 for the Philippines entitled, “Enhancing the Resilience of Communities and Government Systems in Regions Affected by Conflict and Disasters” during the First Regular Executive Board Session on February 10 at the WFP Headquarters in Rome.
Valued at US$73,568,078 over three years (from 01 April 2015 to 31 March 2018) for 408,000 beneficiaries, the operation is geared towards the provision of market-sensitive food assistance and gender sensitive emergency preparedness as well as planning and nutrition interventions, and complemented by capacity augmentation and policy development components from the Philippine Government ........................ Full Story»

  • Filipino lifters keep busy, vie in SEAG meet
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Their sport scratched off the Singapore Southeast Asian Games program, Olympian Hidilyn Diaz and fellow lifters Nestor Colonia and Jeffrey Garcia will try to prove their worth in the SEA Weightlifting Championships slated June 26-29 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Diaz, a two-time Olympian and silver medalist in the 2013 SEAG, will vie for regional glory in the 58 kgs division while Asian Games campaigner Colonia and Garcia will compete in the 56kg and 62kg, respectively, in the tournament being organized in place of weightlifting events in Singapore ................................. Full Story»

  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

  • 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. March 2, 2015 : PSEi firms up above 7,700
  2. March 1, 2015 : Prince and Grand Master of Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Matthew Festing to undertake official visit to the PH
  3. February 28, 2015 : PH, France climate change initiative lauded
  4. February 27, 2015 : Philippines growth can top 8% – Domingo Survey ranks Phl 2nd to China in 2015
  5. February 26, 2015 : Hollande sees Philippines as major tourist destination
  6. February 25, 2015 : Phl gets P400-M grant from EU for LGUs
  7. February 24, 2015 : Phl stocks scale new record high
  8. February 23, 2015 : Phl, Saudi Arabia business group to promote trade invesment
  9. February 22, 2015 : There is enough Japanese SME business for all in PHL
  10. February 21, 2015 : Index closes week at new record high
  11. February 20, 2015 : Philippine bourse hits new high
  12. February 19, 2015 : PH, Singapore ink air rights agreement
  13. February 18, 2015 : Index nearly touches 7,800-pt mark
  14. February 17, 2015 : Phl, Asian economies to remain resilient vs external risks – Moody’s
  15. February 16, 2015 : Market seen to test new highs this week
  16. February 15, 2015 : Philippine, South African businessmen explore partnerships
  17. February 14, 2015 : JP Morgan sees low PH inflation
  18. February 13, 2015 : Philippine bourse closes higher on positive global market expectations
  19. February 12, 2015 : FDIs surge 62% to $5.72 B
  20. February 11, 2015 : JPMorgan ups Phl growth forecast
  21. February 10, 2015 : Index continues bull run on strong buying
  22. February 9, 2015 : PNoy, Indonesian President Joko Widodo sign 3 agreements
  23. February 8, 2015 : Exports growth eases in December
  24. February 7, 2015 : Forex reserves hit $80.18 B in Jan
  25. February 6, 2015 : PH among world’s top GM crop growers
  26. February 5, 2015 : PSEi closes above 7,700 for 1st time
  27. February 4, 2015 : 2014 FDI likely breached $6-B mark, says Domingo
  28. February 3, 2015 : Japan Inc to hold biggest Philippine trade mission in more than two decades
  29. February 2, 2015 :JP Morgan hikes Philippine growth forecast
  30. February 1, 2015 :Philippine growth seen topping 6.1% this year
  31. January 31, 2015 :Index continues record-breaking performance
  32. January 30, 2015 :Q4 spurt boosts ’14 growth to 6.1% Phl now on solid, sustainable trajectory – Purisima
  33. January 29, 2015 :PH GDP grew 6.1% in 2014, 6.9% in 4th quarter
  34. January 28, 2015 :PSEi hits new high of 7,661.18
  35. January 27, 2015 :Philippine stocks hit new record high
  36. January 26, 2015 :Philippine bourse closes higher on positive European market expectations
  37. January 25, 2015 :Exports seen to fuel Philippines GDP growth to 6.3% in Q4 – Barclays
  38. January 24, 2015 :“Made in the Philippines” gets boost from EU-GSP+; DTI conducts info sessions for exporters
  39. January 23, 2015 :Index climbs on IMF’s optimism on Phl economy
  40. January 22, 2015 :Index climbs on IMF’s optimism on Phl economy
  41. January 21, 2015 :IMF raises Phl growth forecast
  42. January 20, 2015 :Japanese SMEs still optimistic on investing in PHL
  43. January 19, 2015 :PHL eyes export of glass eel to Japan, South Korea
  44. January 18, 2015 :World-record crowd at the Luneta for Pope Francis
  45. January 17, 2015 :DOT promotes ‘Visit the Philippines 2015’
  46. January 16, 2015 :PH has become more open and diversified, says Palace official
  47. January 15, 2015 :Pope Francis arrives in Philippines
  48. January 14, 2015 :PSEi rallies to new record high of 7,490 due to oil price cuts
  49. January 13, 2015 :Net FDI surges 64% to $5.32 B in Jan-Oct
  50. January 12, 2015 :Big foreign banks seen entering PH this year
  51. January 11, 2015 :Government to launch massive info campaign for Pope Francis' Philippine visit
  52. January 10, 2015 :Phl stocks hit new record high
  53. January 9, 2015 :Philippine exports strongest among Asian economies
  54. January 8, 2015 :Foreign exchange reserves hit $79.8B in end-2014
  55. January 7, 2015 :Phl economy seen to remain strong this year
  56. January 6, 2015 :Index surges on first trading day of 2015
  57. January 5, 2015 :Stocks likely to start 2015 on positive note
  58. January 4, 2015 :Phl furniture industry sees 25% increase in revenues this year
  59. January 3, 2015 :European firm plans to invest in coconut water for export
  60. January 2, 2015 :Taiwan agri officials to visit Phl in Jan
  61. January 1, 2015 :PH seen sustaining growth momentum
  62. December 31, 2014 :Philippine stock market expects 7th straight year of growth
  63. December 30, 2014 :Market bull run continues for 6th year in 2014
  64. December 29, 2014 :YEARENDER: Phl banks to grow more resilient vs external shocks
  65. December 28, 2014 :PH appears on Scottish companies’ radar
  66. December 27, 2014 :Electronics top imports in October
  67. December 26, 2014 :Asean-EU experts cite Phl econ performance
  68. December 25, 2014 :DTI sees exports growing over 10%
  69. December 24, 2014 :Imports up 7.5% in Oct
  70. December 23, 2014 :Index climbs on yearend buying spree
  71. December 22, 2014 :Christmas: It’s really more fun in the Philippines
  72. December 21, 2014 :Current account surplus climbs 15% to $3 B in Q3
  73. December 20, 2014 :Phl stocks surge on Wall St rally
  74. December 19, 2014 :PH electronics sector seen growing faster than expected at 7-11% in 2014
  75. December 18, 2014 :EU grants Philippines zero tariffs on strategic exports
  76. December 17, 2014 :NEDA prepares P625-B PPP projects
  77. December 16, 2014 :PSEi continues to advance
  78. December 15, 2014 :OFW remittances in October reach record high of $2.22B
  79. December 14, 2014 :DOE teams up with solar energy firms to promote solar usage
  80. December 13, 2014 :Consumers more upbeat in Q4
  81. December 12, 2014 :PSEi rises back to 7,200
  82. December 11, 2014 :Moody's upgrades Philippines's credit rating anew
  83. December 10, 2014 :October exports up by 2.9%
  84. December 9, 2014 :PH seen as likely 3rd key auto maker in Asean
  85. December 8, 2014 :EIU names Phl number 1 in microfinance in Asia
  86. December 7, 2014 : Phl banking system one of Asean’s strongest – HSBC
  87. December 5, 2014 : Financial Inclusion in the Philippines Ranked First in Asia, Third in the World
  88. December 4, 2014 : Phl stocks continue winning streak
  89. December 3, 2014 : Phl hopes to attract more investments by hosting Apec
  90. December 2, 2014 : Positive prospects boost Phl stocks
  91. December 1, 2014 : Foreign visitors reach 3.597 M in 1st 9 mos
  92. November 30, 2014 : Phl sets activities for APEC 2015 hosting
  93. November 29, 2014 : PH bestowed Fastest Economic Growth in Asia Award by Malaysia's Top 10 of Asia magazine
  94. November 28, 2014 : PH social enterprises lauded
  95. November 27, 2014 : Senate approves P2.6-T national budget for 2015
  96. November 26, 2014 : Phl bond market logs fastest growth in E Asia
  97. November 25, 2014 : President Aquino leads launch of Philippines’ biggest solar project in SM North EDSA
  98. November 24, 2014 : Moody’s keeps positive outlook on Phl banks
  99. November 23, 2014 : Filipino delicacies find global market
  100. November 22, 2014 : Business confidence up in Q4
  101. November 21, 2014 : Phl developing integrated circuit design industry
  102. November 20, 2014 : Phl share prices snap 3-day climb
  103. November 18, 2014 : Index edges up on selective buying
  104. November 17, 2014 : OFW remittances hit $2.1 billion in September
  105. November 16, 2014 : DA gives world a taste of Filipino food
  106. November 15, 2014 : Index climbs on OECD’s positive outlook on Phl
  107. November 14, 2014 : OECD forecast: PH to lead growth rate in SE Asia
  108. November 13, 2014 : Index climbs on positive foreign news
  109. November 12, 2014 : Exports post 2-digit growth
  110. November 10, 2014 : Swiss businessmen interested in PH
  111. November 9, 2014 : Phl Economic Society holds 52nd annual meet
  112. November 8, 2014 : PH mobile banking tops in Asia
  113. November 7, 2014 : Phl, Korea to boost trade, investment ties
  114. November 6, 2014 : Aquino expects boost in PH economic activities with Japan
  115. November 5, 2014 : Philippines eyes aerospace investors from Japan, N. America, Brazil
  116. November 4, 2014 : Japan move seen positive for Phl
  117. November 3, 2014 : Mart likely to retest 7,300 level
  118. November 2, 2014 : ‘Now is the best time to invest in PH’
  119. November 1, 2014 : Phl stocks surge on upbeat US economy
  120. October 31, 2014 : Phl to put up own electronic development center – P-Noy
  121. October 30, 2014 : PH is still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap
  122. October 29, 2014 : Philippines moves up 13 notches in Ease of Doing Business
  123. October 28, 2014 : Aquino: Invest in the Philippines – and in Filipinos
  124. October 27, 2014 : Thai giant eyes factories in Phl
  125. October 26, 2014 : DTI positions Phl as dev’t hub in AsPac
  126. October 25, 2014 : President Aquino vows to address business sector’s concerns on energy, port congestion
  127. October 24, 2014 : Philippines ranked as one of the 'best countries to visit in 2015'
  128. October 22, 2014 : EU to enhance trade relations with Phl
  129. October 22, 2014 : Italian gov't gives P2.5B in agricultural support to Philippines
  130. October 21, 2014 : Report: Phl advances in global competitiveness ranking
  131. October 20, 2014 : PSEi firms up over 7,000 as regional markets rebound
  132. October 19, 2014 : Barclays keeps Phl growth forecast at 6.5%
  133. October 18, 2014 : Tourist arrivals hit year-high 6.27% growth in August
  134. October 17, 2014 : 6 PPP projects worth P133 B up for NEDA approval
  135. October 16, 2014 : OFW remittances up 7.2% in Aug
  136. October 15, 2014 : PH, Japan expand currency swap agreement
  137. October 14, 2014 : Investments in Ph ecozones up 6 pct in 9 months
  138. October 13, 2014 : Remittances growth seen easing to 4.5% in August
  139. October 12, 2014 : Exports up 10.5% to $5.474 B in Aug
  140. October 11, 2014 : Phl, Ethiopia forge air services agreement
  141. October 9, 2014 : ILO, ADB study on the impact of ASEAN integration for better jobs launched
  142. October 8, 2014 : IMF keeps Philippines' economic forecast despite gloomy global outlook
  143. October 7, 2014 : PSEi seen to rise
  144. October 6, 2014 : PHL holds growth potential despite natural disasters, says World Bank
  145. October 5, 2014 : Phl bags destination of the year award
  146. October 4, 2014 : PSEi firms up
  147. October 3, 2014 : ASEAN integration 'to boost real estate industry'
  148. October 2, 2014 : PH to rank among biggest markets for tech devices
  149. October 1, 2014 : PH exports seen to sustain growth trend through 2016

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