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  • Philippines ranked as one of the 'best countries to visit in 2015'
  • Friday, October 24, 2014 4:54 pm
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has been named as one of the "best countries to visit in 2015" by the Lonely Planet, the largest travel book guide publisher in the world.
The countries were chosen by the travel book guide’s staff, bloggers who have been to the Philippines and in-house travel experts. They judged the countries based on the fun and excitement that each can offer to its visitors. As per the ranking, the Philippines ranks 8th worldwide ........................ Full Story»

  • EU to enhance trade relations with Phl
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:33 pm
MANILA, Philippines - European Union (EU) countries are open to raise trade relationships with the Philippines through the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and the Philippines Customs and Tariff Act.
If approved, there would be a full removal of tariffs on 2/3 of Philippine products that will be exported to the EU. Tariff costs would be reduced as much as 15 percent, which would help in solving the port congestion in Manila ........................ Full Story»

  • POC going all out for 2015 SEA Games
  • Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - From its token participation in the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar, the Philippines is looking at a full contingent for next year’s SEA Games in Singapore.
“Let’s not talk about numbers here. But why limit it if we have 600 athletes that can win medals” Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco said yesterday .............................. 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. October 22, 2014 : Italian gov't gives P2.5B in agricultural support to Philippines
  2. October 21, 2014 : Report: Phl advances in global competitiveness ranking
  3. October 20, 2014 : PSEi firms up over 7,000 as regional markets rebound
  4. October 19, 2014 : Barclays keeps Phl growth forecast at 6.5%
  5. October 18, 2014 : Tourist arrivals hit year-high 6.27% growth in August
  6. October 17, 2014 : 6 PPP projects worth P133 B up for NEDA approval
  7. October 16, 2014 : OFW remittances up 7.2% in Aug
  8. October 15, 2014 : PH, Japan expand currency swap agreement
  9. October 14, 2014 : Investments in Ph ecozones up 6 pct in 9 months
  10. October 13, 2014 : Remittances growth seen easing to 4.5% in August
  11. October 12, 2014 : Exports up 10.5% to $5.474 B in Aug
  12. October 11, 2014 : Phl, Ethiopia forge air services agreement
  13. October 9, 2014 : ILO, ADB study on the impact of ASEAN integration for better jobs launched
  14. October 8, 2014 : IMF keeps Philippines' economic forecast despite gloomy global outlook
  15. October 7, 2014 : PSEi seen to rise
  16. October 6, 2014 : PHL holds growth potential despite natural disasters, says World Bank
  17. October 5, 2014 : Phl bags destination of the year award
  18. October 4, 2014 : PSEi firms up
  19. October 3, 2014 : ASEAN integration 'to boost real estate industry'
  20. October 2, 2014 : PH to rank among biggest markets for tech devices
  21. October 1, 2014 : PH exports seen to sustain growth trend through 2016
  22. September 30, 2014 : Phl Economic Briefing to focus on sustainability
  23. September 29, 2014 : PSEi seen testing new high
  24. September 28, 2014 : WB okays $300-M loan for Phl gov’t reforms
  25. September 27, 2014 : Philippines ‘breaks world tree-planting record’
  26. September 26, 2014 : Gov’t posts P29.9-B budget surplus in Aug
  27. September 25, 2014 : Nearly 20 American companies looking to invest in the Philippines
  28. September 24, 2014 : Japan firms looking to invest in Phl
  29. September 23, 2014 : Among Asians, Filipinos trust US the most - survey
  30. September 22, 2014 : President Aquino to promote Philippine manufacturing sector in the US
  31. September 21, 2014 : President Aquino sees 2015 a banner year for Philippine economy
  32. September 20, 2014 : Germany, Philippines ink trade, social security, training agreements
  33. September 19, 2014 : Philippines, France ink bilateral agreements to strengthen ties
  34. September 18, 2014 : PNoy: The Philippines offers ‘wealth of opportunity' for European investors
  35. September 17, 2014 : PSEi springs back to 7,200 level
  36. September 16, 2014 : Up 7.1% to $2.3 B: Remittances sustain robust growth in July
  37. September 15, 2014 : Phl eyes 3 more air agreements this year
  38. September 14, 2014 : Moody’s retains stable outlook on Phl
  39. September 13, 2014 : Phl, Indonesia push $12-B two-way trade
  40. September 12, 2014 : DENR: PH committed to increasing public access to environmental information
  41. September 11, 2014 : Phl gets first crack at Rocket Internet
  42. September 10, 2014 : Ph posts 2nd highest export growth in East & Southeast Asia in July
  43. September 8, 2014 : PSEi hits high at 7,314.94 in post-ghost month buying
  44. September 7, 2014 : President Aquino to promote country as investment, tourist destination in his Europe trip
  45. September 6, 2014 : Forex reserves slightly up to $80.78 B
  46. September 5, 2014 : US firm hikes Phl growth forecast
  47. September 4, 2014 : Index soars above 7,200-mark for 1st time this year
  48. September 3, 2014 : Philippines up 7 notches in global competitiveness index
  49. September 2, 2014 : Asean economies to grow 4.3% this year – Moody’s Analytics
  50. September 1, 2014 : Recovery of imports seen in Q3
  51. August 31, 2014 : WB lends $508 M to Phl for rural infra
  52. August 30, 2014 : PH ranked 5th biggest in Asean as of end-2013
  53. August 29, 2014 : Phl poised to become global leader in healthcare info mgmt
  54. August 28, 2014 : Philippine economy rebounds, joins Asia top performers
  55. August 27, 2014 : Phl stocks extend winning streak
  56. August 26, 2014 : Philippines to make fresh push for SMEs during Asean economic ministers' meet
  57. August 25, 2014 : PSEi to test 7,200 level this week
  58. August 24, 2014 : Remittances seen growing 7% this year
  59. August 23, 2014 : Index breaks through 7,100-pt barrier
  60. August 22, 2014 : PH agri products face bright trade prospects
  61. August 21, 2014 : Economy headed for long-term growth – DOF
  62. August 20, 2014 : Index hits fresh 14-month high
  63. August 19, 2014 : Economy seen growing at faster pace in Q2
  64. August 18, 2014 : Tourist spots to get P30-b budget
  65. August 17, 2014 : Phl agri grew in 1st half of 2014
  66. August 16, 2014 : OFW inflows up 7% to $2.27 B in June
  67. August 15, 2014 : Index breaches 7,000, highest in 14 months
  68. August 14, 2014 : Philippines now on '5G' technology, Smart says
  69. August 13, 2014 : Index climbs on corporate income reports
  70. August 12, 2014 : NEDA: Phl exports growth beats major Asian economies
  71. August 11, 2014 : Provide more jobs to reduce poverty, IMF tells Phl
  72. August 10, 2014 : Regional infra boost to fuel growth
  73. August 9, 2014 : PH-Germany trade seen improving in ’14
  74. August 8, 2014 : Phl exports premium rice after 30 years
  75. August 7, 2014 : UN body sees 6.7% growth for Phl this year
  76. August 6, 2014 : Govt to roll out $13.7-b PPP projects
  77. August 5, 2014 : Index breaches 7,000 points
  78. August 4, 2014 : Palace: 2015 proposed national budget aims to benefit the poor
  79. August 3, 2014 : Government already doing preparations for 2015 APEC Summit, says official
  80. August 2, 2014 : Phl stocks climb on bargain hunting
  81. August 1, 2014 : PSE seen to hit 7,800-level next year
  82. July 31, 2014 : EU seeks Philippine ties beyond trade, aid
  83. July 30, 2014 : Bilateral trade between PH, Indonesia gets boost
  84. July 29, 2014 : Pope sets Philippine trip January 15-19
  85. July 28, 2014 : Aquino: The Filipino is worth living for
  86. July 27, 2014 :Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official
  87. July 26, 2014 :ASEAN lauds Philippines for early warning on 'Glenda'
  88. July 25, 2014 :PH consumer confidence continues uptrend
  89. July 24, 2014 :PH to import additional 500,000 MT of rice
  90. July 23, 2014 :PSEi rises on Wall Street gains
  91. July 22, 2014 :World Bank Group head hails Pinoys’ resiliency to cope with disasters
  92. July 21, 2014 :PSEi firms up at 6,874.88; mining, oil trade leads way
  93. July 20, 2014 :HSBC urges renminbi trades to boost Phl competitiveness
  94. July 19, 2014 :PH bid for European preference endorsed
  95. July 18, 2014 :More int’l cruise lines eye stop in Phl – DOT
  96. July 17, 2014 :PSEi rises despite ‘Glenda’ toll
  97. July 16, 2014 :No downgrade for Phl – WB
  98. July 15, 2014 :PH economy seen to survive DAP row
  99. July 14, 2014 :Philippines to hold air talks with 4 countries in 2H
  100. July 13, 2014 :Remittances likely grew 5.4% in May
  101. July 12, 2014 :‘More Fun in Phl’ bags int’l marketing campaign award
  102. July 11, 2014 :PHL, Switzerland to hold 1st economic meeting
  103. July 10, 2014 :PH gets another upgrade
  104. July 9, 2014 :DPWH receives new mobile drainage pump from Japan
  105. July 8, 2014 :Forex reserves up to $80.729 B
  106. July 7, 2014 :Asean report cites 50 listed PH firms
  107. July 6, 2014 :Government to continue working to improve lives of Filipinos, says Palace
  108. July 5, 2014 :DA says rice output grew by 2.7 MT in three years
  109. July 4, 2014 :PSEi climbs to highest in 13 months
  110. July 3, 2014 :60 int’l brands plan to enter Phl
  111. July 2, 2014 :Economic growth seen picking up in Q2
  112. July 1, 2014 :Spain says Phl a rising economic tiger
  113. June 30, 2014 :PH, Efta nations boost trade ties
  114. June 29, 2014 :PH country of focus, gets more Canada aid
  115. June 28, 2014 :P4.3b allotted for farm mechanization
  116. June 27, 2014 :PH visitor arrivals rise 2.9% to 1.7m
  117. June 26, 2014 :Philippines inks ICT agreement with Japan
  118. June 25, 2014 :April imports up by 3%
  119. June 24, 2014 :UK launches P28-B science fund
  120. June 23, 2014 :Philippines to hold air talks with South Africa, Russia in July
  121. June 22, 2014 :Gov’t raises imports target
  122. June 21, 2014 :NEDA okays P150-B infra projects
  123. June 20, 2014 :Phl, Canada to exchange trade missions
  124. June 19, 2014 :PH now on Britain’s list of priority markets
  125. June 18, 2014 :Phl banking on 2015 APEC Summit to drive up investments
  126. June 17, 2014 :Remittances up 5.2% in April
  127. June 16, 2014 :Phl, Japan hold talks on econ cooperation
  128. June 15, 2014 :DBM releases P1.67 B for classrooms in Yolanda hit areas
  129. June 14, 2014 :Consumer confidence improves in 2nd qtr
  130. June 13, 2014 :Phl firms in good position to tap EU food market
  131. June 12, 2014 :PH to open doors to more foreign banks
  132. June 11, 2014 :Foreign direct investments surge
  133. June 10, 2014 :April exports grow by 0.8%s
  134. June 9, 2014 :Phl lines up $1.1-B PPP water projects
  135. June 8, 2014 :UN body commends Phl tourism efforts
  136. June 7, 2014 :Forex reserves up slightly in May
  137. June 6, 2014 :EU grants €30 million for the Philippines to boost reconstruction assistance in “Yolanda” devastated areas
  138. June 5, 2014 :National gov't posts P80.9-B budget surplus in April 2014
  139. June 4, 2014 :Bargain hunting continues to boost index
  140. June 3, 2014 :Phl bourse rallies on positive outlook for Asia
  141. June 2, 2014 :PH to host Asia-Europe Meeting Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  142. June 1, 2014 :Phl to remain strong this year, says HSBC
  143. May 31, 2014 :12 NZ firms to visit Phl
  144. May 30, 2014 :Phl competitiveness projected to jump several notches this year
  145. May 29, 2014 :Phl has 4th fastest Internet speed in Asean – report
  146. May 28, 2014 :Purisima sees econ gains continuing beyond 2016
  147. May 27, 2014 :March imports grow by 9.6%
  148. May 26, 2014 : More investments seen coming to Phl
  149. May 25, 2014 : Phl GDP growth seen easing in Q1
  150. May 24, 2014 : Phl hosting of WEF-EA: Purisima hopes for tangible results
  151. May 23, 2014 : People hailed for PH gains
  152. May 22, 2014 : Phl seen to grow fastest in SEA
  153. May 21, 2014 : Moody’s: New upgrade for Phl possible
  154. May 20, 2014 : Economist: Philippines to jump from 'pussycat' to trillion-dollar 'tiger economy'
  155. May 19, 2014 : PSE income rises 8% in Q1
  156. May 18, 2014 : UN sees ‘tourism’ in disaster areas
  157. May 17, 2014 : Vatican: Pope may visit Philippines early 2015
  158. May 16, 2014 : World economic forum on East Asia: Phl to showcase big-ticket infra invesments
  159. May 15, 2014 : PH, US seek end to wildlife crimes
  160. May 14, 2014 : PNoy, other leaders push for realization of Asean Community by 2015
  161. May 13, 2014 : PNoy, other leaders push for realization of Asean Community by 2015
  162. May 12, 2014 : Strong peso seen to rein in inflation
  163. May 11, 2014 : Palace welcomes S&P’s credit rating upgrade for Phl
  164. May 10, 2014 : Peso climbs to 5-mo high
  165. May 9, 2014 : Index rises on Yellen’s comments on economy
  166. May 8, 2014 : Phl improves in economic freedom ranking
  167. May 7, 2014 : External factors snap index’s 4-day rise
  168. May 6, 2014 : PH consumer confidence rose in Q1
  169. May 5, 2014 : Index seen hitting 6,800 level this week
  170. May 4, 2014 : Government prepared to address effects of El Nino, says Coloma
  171. May 3, 2014 : PH stock prices rise
  172. May 2, 2014 : Noy to Pinoys: Choose next leaders wisely
  173. May 1, 2014 : Palace welcomes Philippines’ removal from U.S. Special 301 watch list



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