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  • Phl to put up own electronic development center – P-Noy
  • Friday, October 31, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino revealed yesterday that the National Government, through the Department of Science and Technology, is in the process of putting up a development center and tapping the expertise of Filipinos in making products world-class.
“We have also been exploring our country’s capacity to design our own products, which is behind our drive to establish the Electronics Product Development Center in Bicutan, meant to assist product designers to improve the quality of their designs,” he said ........................ http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/10/31/1386310/phl-put-own-electronic-development-center-p-noyFull Story»]

  • PH is still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014
MANILA, Oct. 30 -- The Philippines maintains its position as the Asia’s best performing country in closing gender disparity, according to the Global Gender Gap 2014 report of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Although short with just 0.02 points from last year’s standing, the country garnered 0.781 points, making us yet again the only country in Asia and the Pacific that has fully closed the gender gap in both education and health ........................ Full Story»

  • Portugal virtual Phl grand touring champion
  • Friday, October 31, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Taysan, Batangas Mayor Dondon Portugal put a lock on the overall crown with one leg to go in the 2014 Yokohama Philippine Grand Touring (GT) Car Championships, scoring a decisive sweep in the fifth leg at the Batangas Racing Circuit in Rosario, Batangas.
Portugal ruled in the Sprint and the GT Main Races of the penultimate leg to virtually win the overall Yokohama plum and the GT300 crown .............................. 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 29, 2014 : Philippines moves up 13 notches in Ease of Doing Business
  2. October 28, 2014 : Aquino: Invest in the Philippines – and in Filipinos
  3. October 27, 2014 : Thai giant eyes factories in Phl
  4. October 26, 2014 : DTI positions Phl as dev’t hub in AsPac
  5. October 25, 2014 : President Aquino vows to address business sector’s concerns on energy, port congestion
  6. October 24, 2014 : Philippines ranked as one of the 'best countries to visit in 2015'
  7. October 22, 2014 : EU to enhance trade relations with Phl
  8. October 22, 2014 : Italian gov't gives P2.5B in agricultural support to Philippines
  9. October 21, 2014 : Report: Phl advances in global competitiveness ranking
  10. October 20, 2014 : PSEi firms up over 7,000 as regional markets rebound
  11. October 19, 2014 : Barclays keeps Phl growth forecast at 6.5%
  12. October 18, 2014 : Tourist arrivals hit year-high 6.27% growth in August
  13. October 17, 2014 : 6 PPP projects worth P133 B up for NEDA approval
  14. October 16, 2014 : OFW remittances up 7.2% in Aug
  15. October 15, 2014 : PH, Japan expand currency swap agreement
  16. October 14, 2014 : Investments in Ph ecozones up 6 pct in 9 months
  17. October 13, 2014 : Remittances growth seen easing to 4.5% in August
  18. October 12, 2014 : Exports up 10.5% to $5.474 B in Aug
  19. October 11, 2014 : Phl, Ethiopia forge air services agreement
  20. October 9, 2014 : ILO, ADB study on the impact of ASEAN integration for better jobs launched
  21. October 8, 2014 : IMF keeps Philippines' economic forecast despite gloomy global outlook
  22. October 7, 2014 : PSEi seen to rise
  23. October 6, 2014 : PHL holds growth potential despite natural disasters, says World Bank
  24. October 5, 2014 : Phl bags destination of the year award
  25. October 4, 2014 : PSEi firms up
  26. October 3, 2014 : ASEAN integration 'to boost real estate industry'
  27. October 2, 2014 : PH to rank among biggest markets for tech devices
  28. October 1, 2014 : PH exports seen to sustain growth trend through 2016
  29. September 30, 2014 : Phl Economic Briefing to focus on sustainability
  30. September 29, 2014 : PSEi seen testing new high
  31. September 28, 2014 : WB okays $300-M loan for Phl gov’t reforms
  32. September 27, 2014 : Philippines ‘breaks world tree-planting record’
  33. September 26, 2014 : Gov’t posts P29.9-B budget surplus in Aug
  34. September 25, 2014 : Nearly 20 American companies looking to invest in the Philippines
  35. September 24, 2014 : Japan firms looking to invest in Phl
  36. September 23, 2014 : Among Asians, Filipinos trust US the most - survey
  37. September 22, 2014 : President Aquino to promote Philippine manufacturing sector in the US
  38. September 21, 2014 : President Aquino sees 2015 a banner year for Philippine economy
  39. September 20, 2014 : Germany, Philippines ink trade, social security, training agreements
  40. September 19, 2014 : Philippines, France ink bilateral agreements to strengthen ties
  41. September 18, 2014 : PNoy: The Philippines offers ‘wealth of opportunity' for European investors
  42. September 17, 2014 : PSEi springs back to 7,200 level
  43. September 16, 2014 : Up 7.1% to $2.3 B: Remittances sustain robust growth in July
  44. September 15, 2014 : Phl eyes 3 more air agreements this year
  45. September 14, 2014 : Moody’s retains stable outlook on Phl
  46. September 13, 2014 : Phl, Indonesia push $12-B two-way trade
  47. September 12, 2014 : DENR: PH committed to increasing public access to environmental information
  48. September 11, 2014 : Phl gets first crack at Rocket Internet
  49. September 10, 2014 : Ph posts 2nd highest export growth in East & Southeast Asia in July
  50. September 8, 2014 : PSEi hits high at 7,314.94 in post-ghost month buying
  51. September 7, 2014 : President Aquino to promote country as investment, tourist destination in his Europe trip
  52. September 6, 2014 : Forex reserves slightly up to $80.78 B
  53. September 5, 2014 : US firm hikes Phl growth forecast
  54. September 4, 2014 : Index soars above 7,200-mark for 1st time this year
  55. September 3, 2014 : Philippines up 7 notches in global competitiveness index
  56. September 2, 2014 : Asean economies to grow 4.3% this year – Moody’s Analytics
  57. September 1, 2014 : Recovery of imports seen in Q3
  58. August 31, 2014 : WB lends $508 M to Phl for rural infra
  59. August 30, 2014 : PH ranked 5th biggest in Asean as of end-2013
  60. August 29, 2014 : Phl poised to become global leader in healthcare info mgmt
  61. August 28, 2014 : Philippine economy rebounds, joins Asia top performers
  62. August 27, 2014 : Phl stocks extend winning streak
  63. August 26, 2014 : Philippines to make fresh push for SMEs during Asean economic ministers' meet
  64. August 25, 2014 : PSEi to test 7,200 level this week
  65. August 24, 2014 : Remittances seen growing 7% this year
  66. August 23, 2014 : Index breaks through 7,100-pt barrier
  67. August 22, 2014 : PH agri products face bright trade prospects
  68. August 21, 2014 : Economy headed for long-term growth – DOF
  69. August 20, 2014 : Index hits fresh 14-month high
  70. August 19, 2014 : Economy seen growing at faster pace in Q2
  71. August 18, 2014 : Tourist spots to get P30-b budget
  72. August 17, 2014 : Phl agri grew in 1st half of 2014
  73. August 16, 2014 : OFW inflows up 7% to $2.27 B in June
  74. August 15, 2014 : Index breaches 7,000, highest in 14 months
  75. August 14, 2014 : Philippines now on '5G' technology, Smart says
  76. August 13, 2014 : Index climbs on corporate income reports
  77. August 12, 2014 : NEDA: Phl exports growth beats major Asian economies
  78. August 11, 2014 : Provide more jobs to reduce poverty, IMF tells Phl
  79. August 10, 2014 : Regional infra boost to fuel growth
  80. August 9, 2014 : PH-Germany trade seen improving in ’14
  81. August 8, 2014 : Phl exports premium rice after 30 years
  82. August 7, 2014 : UN body sees 6.7% growth for Phl this year
  83. August 6, 2014 : Govt to roll out $13.7-b PPP projects
  84. August 5, 2014 : Index breaches 7,000 points
  85. August 4, 2014 : Palace: 2015 proposed national budget aims to benefit the poor
  86. August 3, 2014 : Government already doing preparations for 2015 APEC Summit, says official
  87. August 2, 2014 : Phl stocks climb on bargain hunting
  88. August 1, 2014 : PSE seen to hit 7,800-level next year
  89. July 31, 2014 : EU seeks Philippine ties beyond trade, aid
  90. July 30, 2014 : Bilateral trade between PH, Indonesia gets boost
  91. July 29, 2014 : Pope sets Philippine trip January 15-19
  92. July 28, 2014 : Aquino: The Filipino is worth living for
  93. July 27, 2014 :Government to continue investing in people, says Palace official
  94. July 26, 2014 :ASEAN lauds Philippines for early warning on 'Glenda'
  95. July 25, 2014 :PH consumer confidence continues uptrend
  96. July 24, 2014 :PH to import additional 500,000 MT of rice
  97. July 23, 2014 :PSEi rises on Wall Street gains
  98. July 22, 2014 :World Bank Group head hails Pinoys’ resiliency to cope with disasters
  99. July 21, 2014 :PSEi firms up at 6,874.88; mining, oil trade leads way
  100. July 20, 2014 :HSBC urges renminbi trades to boost Phl competitiveness
  101. July 19, 2014 :PH bid for European preference endorsed
  102. July 18, 2014 :More int’l cruise lines eye stop in Phl – DOT
  103. July 17, 2014 :PSEi rises despite ‘Glenda’ toll
  104. July 16, 2014 :No downgrade for Phl – WB
  105. July 15, 2014 :PH economy seen to survive DAP row
  106. July 14, 2014 :Philippines to hold air talks with 4 countries in 2H
  107. July 13, 2014 :Remittances likely grew 5.4% in May
  108. July 12, 2014 :‘More Fun in Phl’ bags int’l marketing campaign award
  109. July 11, 2014 :PHL, Switzerland to hold 1st economic meeting
  110. July 10, 2014 :PH gets another upgrade
  111. July 9, 2014 :DPWH receives new mobile drainage pump from Japan
  112. July 8, 2014 :Forex reserves up to $80.729 B
  113. July 7, 2014 :Asean report cites 50 listed PH firms
  114. July 6, 2014 :Government to continue working to improve lives of Filipinos, says Palace
  115. July 5, 2014 :DA says rice output grew by 2.7 MT in three years
  116. July 4, 2014 :PSEi climbs to highest in 13 months
  117. July 3, 2014 :60 int’l brands plan to enter Phl
  118. July 2, 2014 :Economic growth seen picking up in Q2
  119. July 1, 2014 :Spain says Phl a rising economic tiger
  120. June 30, 2014 :PH, Efta nations boost trade ties
  121. June 29, 2014 :PH country of focus, gets more Canada aid
  122. June 28, 2014 :P4.3b allotted for farm mechanization
  123. June 27, 2014 :PH visitor arrivals rise 2.9% to 1.7m
  124. June 26, 2014 :Philippines inks ICT agreement with Japan
  125. June 25, 2014 :April imports up by 3%
  126. June 24, 2014 :UK launches P28-B science fund
  127. June 23, 2014 :Philippines to hold air talks with South Africa, Russia in July
  128. June 22, 2014 :Gov’t raises imports target
  129. June 21, 2014 :NEDA okays P150-B infra projects
  130. June 20, 2014 :Phl, Canada to exchange trade missions
  131. June 19, 2014 :PH now on Britain’s list of priority markets
  132. June 18, 2014 :Phl banking on 2015 APEC Summit to drive up investments
  133. June 17, 2014 :Remittances up 5.2% in April
  134. June 16, 2014 :Phl, Japan hold talks on econ cooperation
  135. June 15, 2014 :DBM releases P1.67 B for classrooms in Yolanda hit areas
  136. June 14, 2014 :Consumer confidence improves in 2nd qtr
  137. June 13, 2014 :Phl firms in good position to tap EU food market
  138. June 12, 2014 :PH to open doors to more foreign banks
  139. June 11, 2014 :Foreign direct investments surge
  140. June 10, 2014 :April exports grow by 0.8%s
  141. June 9, 2014 :Phl lines up $1.1-B PPP water projects
  142. June 8, 2014 :UN body commends Phl tourism efforts
  143. June 7, 2014 :Forex reserves up slightly in May
  144. June 6, 2014 :EU grants €30 million for the Philippines to boost reconstruction assistance in “Yolanda” devastated areas
  145. June 5, 2014 :National gov't posts P80.9-B budget surplus in April 2014
  146. June 4, 2014 :Bargain hunting continues to boost index
  147. June 3, 2014 :Phl bourse rallies on positive outlook for Asia
  148. June 2, 2014 :PH to host Asia-Europe Meeting Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  149. June 1, 2014 :Phl to remain strong this year, says HSBC
  150. May 31, 2014 :12 NZ firms to visit Phl
  151. May 30, 2014 :Phl competitiveness projected to jump several notches this year
  152. May 29, 2014 :Phl has 4th fastest Internet speed in Asean – report
  153. May 28, 2014 :Purisima sees econ gains continuing beyond 2016
  154. May 27, 2014 :March imports grow by 9.6%
  155. May 26, 2014 : More investments seen coming to Phl
  156. May 25, 2014 : Phl GDP growth seen easing in Q1
  157. May 24, 2014 : Phl hosting of WEF-EA: Purisima hopes for tangible results
  158. May 23, 2014 : People hailed for PH gains
  159. May 22, 2014 : Phl seen to grow fastest in SEA
  160. May 21, 2014 : Moody’s: New upgrade for Phl possible
  161. May 20, 2014 : Economist: Philippines to jump from 'pussycat' to trillion-dollar 'tiger economy'
  162. May 19, 2014 : PSE income rises 8% in Q1
  163. May 18, 2014 : UN sees ‘tourism’ in disaster areas
  164. May 17, 2014 : Vatican: Pope may visit Philippines early 2015
  165. May 16, 2014 : World economic forum on East Asia: Phl to showcase big-ticket infra invesments
  166. May 15, 2014 : PH, US seek end to wildlife crimes
  167. May 14, 2014 : PNoy, other leaders push for realization of Asean Community by 2015
  168. May 13, 2014 : PNoy, other leaders push for realization of Asean Community by 2015
  169. May 12, 2014 : Strong peso seen to rein in inflation
  170. May 11, 2014 : Palace welcomes S&P’s credit rating upgrade for Phl
  171. May 10, 2014 : Peso climbs to 5-mo high
  172. May 9, 2014 : Index rises on Yellen’s comments on economy
  173. May 8, 2014 : Phl improves in economic freedom ranking
  174. May 7, 2014 : External factors snap index’s 4-day rise
  175. May 6, 2014 : PH consumer confidence rose in Q1
  176. May 5, 2014 : Index seen hitting 6,800 level this week
  177. May 4, 2014 : Government prepared to address effects of El Nino, says Coloma
  178. May 3, 2014 : PH stock prices rise
  179. May 2, 2014 : Noy to Pinoys: Choose next leaders wisely
  180. May 1, 2014 : Palace welcomes Philippines’ removal from U.S. Special 301 watch list



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