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Philippines News

  • Current account surplus climbs 15% to $3 B in Q3
  • Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The country’s current account surplus climbed 15 percent in the third quarter as the rise in exports outpaced the increase in imports, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported.
The surplus summed up to $3.037 billion in July to September, higher than the $2.647 billion recorded in the same period last year. The level is equivalent to 4.4 percent of the country’s gross domestic product ......................... Full Story»

  • Phl stocks surge on Wall St rally
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Another overnight Wall Street rally behind the US Federal Reserve’s pledge to be patient in hiking rates catapulted the local benchmark index into the positive territory for the second consecutive session yesterday.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed 1.37 percent or 96.35 points to close at 7,125.63 while the broader All Shares index grew 1.09 percent or 45.25 points at 4,195.81 ......................... Full Story»

  • Blu Boys 2nd in Asian softball
  • Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Blu Boys settled for second place in the 14th Asian Men’s Softball Championship after dropping a 0-5 setback to perennial champ Japan in yesterday’s grand finals at Kallang Softball Diamond Stadium in Singapore.
The Blu Boys couldn’t get things going against the powerhouse Japanese, who completed an unbeaten run to their seventh straight Asian crown in the world championship-qualifying tourney featuring six nations. ................................ 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. December 18, 2014 :PH electronics sector seen growing faster than expected at 7-11% in 2014
  2. December 18, 2014 :EU grants Philippines zero tariffs on strategic exports
  3. December 17, 2014 :NEDA prepares P625-B PPP projects
  4. December 16, 2014 :PSEi continues to advance
  5. December 15, 2014 :OFW remittances in October reach record high of $2.22B
  6. December 14, 2014 :DOE teams up with solar energy firms to promote solar usage
  7. December 13, 2014 :Consumers more upbeat in Q4
  8. December 12, 2014 :PSEi rises back to 7,200
  9. December 11, 2014 :Moody's upgrades Philippines's credit rating anew
  10. December 10, 2014 :October exports up by 2.9%
  11. December 9, 2014 :PH seen as likely 3rd key auto maker in Asean
  12. December 8, 2014 :EIU names Phl number 1 in microfinance in Asia
  13. December 7, 2014 : Phl banking system one of Asean’s strongest – HSBC
  14. December 5, 2014 : Financial Inclusion in the Philippines Ranked First in Asia, Third in the World
  15. December 4, 2014 : Phl stocks continue winning streak
  16. December 3, 2014 : Phl hopes to attract more investments by hosting Apec
  17. December 2, 2014 : Positive prospects boost Phl stocks
  18. December 1, 2014 : Foreign visitors reach 3.597 M in 1st 9 mos
  19. November 30, 2014 : Phl sets activities for APEC 2015 hosting
  20. November 29, 2014 : PH bestowed Fastest Economic Growth in Asia Award by Malaysia's Top 10 of Asia magazine
  21. November 28, 2014 : PH social enterprises lauded
  22. November 27, 2014 : Senate approves P2.6-T national budget for 2015
  23. November 26, 2014 : Phl bond market logs fastest growth in E Asia
  24. November 25, 2014 : President Aquino leads launch of Philippines’ biggest solar project in SM North EDSA
  25. November 24, 2014 : Moody’s keeps positive outlook on Phl banks
  26. November 23, 2014 : Filipino delicacies find global market
  27. November 22, 2014 : Business confidence up in Q4
  28. November 21, 2014 : Phl developing integrated circuit design industry
  29. November 20, 2014 : Phl share prices snap 3-day climb
  30. November 18, 2014 : Index edges up on selective buying
  31. November 17, 2014 : OFW remittances hit $2.1 billion in September
  32. November 16, 2014 : DA gives world a taste of Filipino food
  33. November 15, 2014 : Index climbs on OECD’s positive outlook on Phl
  34. November 14, 2014 : OECD forecast: PH to lead growth rate in SE Asia
  35. November 13, 2014 : Index climbs on positive foreign news
  36. November 12, 2014 : Exports post 2-digit growth
  37. November 10, 2014 : Swiss businessmen interested in PH
  38. November 9, 2014 : Phl Economic Society holds 52nd annual meet
  39. November 8, 2014 : PH mobile banking tops in Asia
  40. November 7, 2014 : Phl, Korea to boost trade, investment ties
  41. November 6, 2014 : Aquino expects boost in PH economic activities with Japan
  42. November 5, 2014 : Philippines eyes aerospace investors from Japan, N. America, Brazil
  43. November 4, 2014 : Japan move seen positive for Phl
  44. November 3, 2014 : Mart likely to retest 7,300 level
  45. November 2, 2014 : ‘Now is the best time to invest in PH’
  46. November 1, 2014 : Phl stocks surge on upbeat US economy
  47. October 31, 2014 : Phl to put up own electronic development center – P-Noy
  48. October 30, 2014 : PH is still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap
  49. October 29, 2014 : Philippines moves up 13 notches in Ease of Doing Business
  50. October 28, 2014 : Aquino: Invest in the Philippines – and in Filipinos
  51. October 27, 2014 : Thai giant eyes factories in Phl
  52. October 26, 2014 : DTI positions Phl as dev’t hub in AsPac
  53. October 25, 2014 : President Aquino vows to address business sector’s concerns on energy, port congestion
  54. October 24, 2014 : Philippines ranked as one of the 'best countries to visit in 2015'
  55. October 22, 2014 : EU to enhance trade relations with Phl
  56. October 22, 2014 : Italian gov't gives P2.5B in agricultural support to Philippines
  57. October 21, 2014 : Report: Phl advances in global competitiveness ranking
  58. October 20, 2014 : PSEi firms up over 7,000 as regional markets rebound
  59. October 19, 2014 : Barclays keeps Phl growth forecast at 6.5%
  60. October 18, 2014 : Tourist arrivals hit year-high 6.27% growth in August
  61. October 17, 2014 : 6 PPP projects worth P133 B up for NEDA approval
  62. October 16, 2014 : OFW remittances up 7.2% in Aug
  63. October 15, 2014 : PH, Japan expand currency swap agreement
  64. October 14, 2014 : Investments in Ph ecozones up 6 pct in 9 months
  65. October 13, 2014 : Remittances growth seen easing to 4.5% in August
  66. October 12, 2014 : Exports up 10.5% to $5.474 B in Aug
  67. October 11, 2014 : Phl, Ethiopia forge air services agreement
  68. October 9, 2014 : ILO, ADB study on the impact of ASEAN integration for better jobs launched
  69. October 8, 2014 : IMF keeps Philippines' economic forecast despite gloomy global outlook
  70. October 7, 2014 : PSEi seen to rise
  71. October 6, 2014 : PHL holds growth potential despite natural disasters, says World Bank
  72. October 5, 2014 : Phl bags destination of the year award
  73. October 4, 2014 : PSEi firms up
  74. October 3, 2014 : ASEAN integration 'to boost real estate industry'
  75. October 2, 2014 : PH to rank among biggest markets for tech devices
  76. October 1, 2014 : PH exports seen to sustain growth trend through 2016
  77. September 30, 2014 : Phl Economic Briefing to focus on sustainability
  78. September 29, 2014 : PSEi seen testing new high
  79. September 28, 2014 : WB okays $300-M loan for Phl gov’t reforms
  80. September 27, 2014 : Philippines ‘breaks world tree-planting record’
  81. September 26, 2014 : Gov’t posts P29.9-B budget surplus in Aug
  82. September 25, 2014 : Nearly 20 American companies looking to invest in the Philippines
  83. September 24, 2014 : Japan firms looking to invest in Phl
  84. September 23, 2014 : Among Asians, Filipinos trust US the most - survey
  85. September 22, 2014 : President Aquino to promote Philippine manufacturing sector in the US
  86. September 21, 2014 : President Aquino sees 2015 a banner year for Philippine economy
  87. September 20, 2014 : Germany, Philippines ink trade, social security, training agreements
  88. September 19, 2014 : Philippines, France ink bilateral agreements to strengthen ties
  89. September 18, 2014 : PNoy: The Philippines offers ‘wealth of opportunity' for European investors
  90. September 17, 2014 : PSEi springs back to 7,200 level
  91. September 16, 2014 : Up 7.1% to $2.3 B: Remittances sustain robust growth in July
  92. September 15, 2014 : Phl eyes 3 more air agreements this year
  93. September 14, 2014 : Moody’s retains stable outlook on Phl
  94. September 13, 2014 : Phl, Indonesia push $12-B two-way trade
  95. September 12, 2014 : DENR: PH committed to increasing public access to environmental information
  96. September 11, 2014 : Phl gets first crack at Rocket Internet
  97. September 10, 2014 : Ph posts 2nd highest export growth in East & Southeast Asia in July
  98. September 8, 2014 : PSEi hits high at 7,314.94 in post-ghost month buying
  99. September 7, 2014 : President Aquino to promote country as investment, tourist destination in his Europe trip
  100. September 6, 2014 : Forex reserves slightly up to $80.78 B
  101. September 5, 2014 : US firm hikes Phl growth forecast
  102. September 4, 2014 : Index soars above 7,200-mark for 1st time this year
  103. September 3, 2014 : Philippines up 7 notches in global competitiveness index
  104. September 2, 2014 : Asean economies to grow 4.3% this year – Moody’s Analytics
  105. September 1, 2014 : Recovery of imports seen in Q3
  106. August 31, 2014 : WB lends $508 M to Phl for rural infra
  107. August 30, 2014 : PH ranked 5th biggest in Asean as of end-2013
  108. August 29, 2014 : Phl poised to become global leader in healthcare info mgmt
  109. August 28, 2014 : Philippine economy rebounds, joins Asia top performers
  110. August 27, 2014 : Phl stocks extend winning streak
  111. August 26, 2014 : Philippines to make fresh push for SMEs during Asean economic ministers' meet
  112. August 25, 2014 : PSEi to test 7,200 level this week
  113. August 24, 2014 : Remittances seen growing 7% this year
  114. August 23, 2014 : Index breaks through 7,100-pt barrier
  115. August 22, 2014 : PH agri products face bright trade prospects
  116. August 21, 2014 : Economy headed for long-term growth – DOF
  117. August 20, 2014 : Index hits fresh 14-month high
  118. August 19, 2014 : Economy seen growing at faster pace in Q2
  119. August 18, 2014 : Tourist spots to get P30-b budget
  120. August 17, 2014 : Phl agri grew in 1st half of 2014
  121. August 16, 2014 : OFW inflows up 7% to $2.27 B in June
  122. August 15, 2014 : Index breaches 7,000, highest in 14 months
  123. August 14, 2014 : Philippines now on '5G' technology, Smart says
  124. August 13, 2014 : Index climbs on corporate income reports
  125. August 12, 2014 : NEDA: Phl exports growth beats major Asian economies
  126. August 11, 2014 : Provide more jobs to reduce poverty, IMF tells Phl
  127. August 10, 2014 : Regional infra boost to fuel growth
  128. August 9, 2014 : PH-Germany trade seen improving in ’14
  129. August 8, 2014 : Phl exports premium rice after 30 years
  130. August 7, 2014 : UN body sees 6.7% growth for Phl this year
  131. August 6, 2014 : Govt to roll out $13.7-b PPP projects
  132. August 5, 2014 : Index breaches 7,000 points
  133. August 4, 2014 : Palace: 2015 proposed national budget aims to benefit the poor
  134. August 3, 2014 : Government already doing preparations for 2015 APEC Summit, says official
  135. August 2, 2014 : Phl stocks climb on bargain hunting
  136. August 1, 2014 : PSE seen to hit 7,800-level next year

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