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Philippines News

  • Index continues record-breaking performance
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The local benchmark index bounced back from its one day breather to put up another record performance yesterday behind upbeat markets abroad.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed a few notches below the 7,700 mark, climbing 0.95 percent or 72.61 points to end at a new all-time high of 7,689.91 ......................... Full Story»

  • Q4 spurt boosts ’14 growth to 6.1% Phl now on solid, sustainable trajectory – Purisima
  • Friday, January 30, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - A surprising 6.9-percent growth spurt in the last quarter of 2014 propelled the Philippine economy to a full-year expansion of 6.1 percent, the second-fastest in Asia, the country’s top economic officials reported yesterday.
In a press briefing, Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said the fourth quarter and full-year growth figures both surpassed market expectation of six percent and 5.8 percent, respectively ......................... Full Story»

  • ‘PH capable of hosting World Cup’
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:01 am
THE Philippines, like five other bidding countries, is capable of hosting the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Members of the FIBA evaluation committee, which visited venues in Metro Manila and in Cebu City, came up with this assessment ................................ 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. January 29, 2015 :PH GDP grew 6.1% in 2014, 6.9% in 4th quarter
  2. January 28, 2015 :PSEi hits new high of 7,661.18
  3. January 27, 2015 :Philippine stocks hit new record high
  4. January 26, 2015 :Philippine bourse closes higher on positive European market expectations
  5. January 25, 2015 :Exports seen to fuel Philippines GDP growth to 6.3% in Q4 – Barclays
  6. January 24, 2015 :“Made in the Philippines” gets boost from EU-GSP+; DTI conducts info sessions for exporters
  7. January 23, 2015 :Index climbs on IMF’s optimism on Phl economy
  8. January 22, 2015 :Index climbs on IMF’s optimism on Phl economy
  9. January 21, 2015 :IMF raises Phl growth forecast
  10. January 20, 2015 :Japanese SMEs still optimistic on investing in PHL
  11. January 19, 2015 :PHL eyes export of glass eel to Japan, South Korea
  12. January 18, 2015 :World-record crowd at the Luneta for Pope Francis
  13. January 17, 2015 :DOT promotes ‘Visit the Philippines 2015’
  14. January 16, 2015 :PH has become more open and diversified, says Palace official
  15. January 15, 2015 :Pope Francis arrives in Philippines
  16. January 14, 2015 :PSEi rallies to new record high of 7,490 due to oil price cuts
  17. January 13, 2015 :Net FDI surges 64% to $5.32 B in Jan-Oct
  18. January 12, 2015 :Big foreign banks seen entering PH this year
  19. January 11, 2015 :Government to launch massive info campaign for Pope Francis' Philippine visit
  20. January 10, 2015 :Phl stocks hit new record high
  21. January 9, 2015 :Philippine exports strongest among Asian economies
  22. January 8, 2015 :Foreign exchange reserves hit $79.8B in end-2014
  23. January 7, 2015 :Phl economy seen to remain strong this year
  24. January 6, 2015 :Index surges on first trading day of 2015
  25. January 5, 2015 :Stocks likely to start 2015 on positive note
  26. January 4, 2015 :Phl furniture industry sees 25% increase in revenues this year
  27. January 3, 2015 :European firm plans to invest in coconut water for export
  28. January 2, 2015 :Taiwan agri officials to visit Phl in Jan
  29. January 1, 2015 :PH seen sustaining growth momentum
  30. December 31, 2014 :Philippine stock market expects 7th straight year of growth
  31. December 30, 2014 :Market bull run continues for 6th year in 2014
  32. December 29, 2014 :YEARENDER: Phl banks to grow more resilient vs external shocks
  33. December 28, 2014 :PH appears on Scottish companies’ radar
  34. December 27, 2014 :Electronics top imports in October
  35. December 26, 2014 :Asean-EU experts cite Phl econ performance
  36. December 25, 2014 :DTI sees exports growing over 10%
  37. December 24, 2014 :Imports up 7.5% in Oct
  38. December 23, 2014 :Index climbs on yearend buying spree
  39. December 22, 2014 :Christmas: It’s really more fun in the Philippines
  40. December 21, 2014 :Current account surplus climbs 15% to $3 B in Q3
  41. December 20, 2014 :Phl stocks surge on Wall St rally
  42. December 19, 2014 :PH electronics sector seen growing faster than expected at 7-11% in 2014
  43. December 18, 2014 :EU grants Philippines zero tariffs on strategic exports
  44. December 17, 2014 :NEDA prepares P625-B PPP projects
  45. December 16, 2014 :PSEi continues to advance
  46. December 15, 2014 :OFW remittances in October reach record high of $2.22B
  47. December 14, 2014 :DOE teams up with solar energy firms to promote solar usage
  48. December 13, 2014 :Consumers more upbeat in Q4
  49. December 12, 2014 :PSEi rises back to 7,200
  50. December 11, 2014 :Moody's upgrades Philippines's credit rating anew
  51. December 10, 2014 :October exports up by 2.9%
  52. December 9, 2014 :PH seen as likely 3rd key auto maker in Asean
  53. December 8, 2014 :EIU names Phl number 1 in microfinance in Asia
  54. December 7, 2014 : Phl banking system one of Asean’s strongest – HSBC
  55. December 5, 2014 : Financial Inclusion in the Philippines Ranked First in Asia, Third in the World
  56. December 4, 2014 : Phl stocks continue winning streak
  57. December 3, 2014 : Phl hopes to attract more investments by hosting Apec
  58. December 2, 2014 : Positive prospects boost Phl stocks
  59. December 1, 2014 : Foreign visitors reach 3.597 M in 1st 9 mos
  60. November 30, 2014 : Phl sets activities for APEC 2015 hosting
  61. November 29, 2014 : PH bestowed Fastest Economic Growth in Asia Award by Malaysia's Top 10 of Asia magazine
  62. November 28, 2014 : PH social enterprises lauded
  63. November 27, 2014 : Senate approves P2.6-T national budget for 2015
  64. November 26, 2014 : Phl bond market logs fastest growth in E Asia
  65. November 25, 2014 : President Aquino leads launch of Philippines’ biggest solar project in SM North EDSA
  66. November 24, 2014 : Moody’s keeps positive outlook on Phl banks
  67. November 23, 2014 : Filipino delicacies find global market
  68. November 22, 2014 : Business confidence up in Q4
  69. November 21, 2014 : Phl developing integrated circuit design industry
  70. November 20, 2014 : Phl share prices snap 3-day climb
  71. November 18, 2014 : Index edges up on selective buying
  72. November 17, 2014 : OFW remittances hit $2.1 billion in September
  73. November 16, 2014 : DA gives world a taste of Filipino food
  74. November 15, 2014 : Index climbs on OECD’s positive outlook on Phl
  75. November 14, 2014 : OECD forecast: PH to lead growth rate in SE Asia
  76. November 13, 2014 : Index climbs on positive foreign news
  77. November 12, 2014 : Exports post 2-digit growth
  78. November 10, 2014 : Swiss businessmen interested in PH
  79. November 9, 2014 : Phl Economic Society holds 52nd annual meet
  80. November 8, 2014 : PH mobile banking tops in Asia
  81. November 7, 2014 : Phl, Korea to boost trade, investment ties
  82. November 6, 2014 : Aquino expects boost in PH economic activities with Japan
  83. November 5, 2014 : Philippines eyes aerospace investors from Japan, N. America, Brazil
  84. November 4, 2014 : Japan move seen positive for Phl
  85. November 3, 2014 : Mart likely to retest 7,300 level
  86. November 2, 2014 : ‘Now is the best time to invest in PH’
  87. November 1, 2014 : Phl stocks surge on upbeat US economy
  88. October 31, 2014 : Phl to put up own electronic development center – P-Noy
  89. October 30, 2014 : PH is still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap
  90. October 29, 2014 : Philippines moves up 13 notches in Ease of Doing Business
  91. October 28, 2014 : Aquino: Invest in the Philippines – and in Filipinos
  92. October 27, 2014 : Thai giant eyes factories in Phl
  93. October 26, 2014 : DTI positions Phl as dev’t hub in AsPac
  94. October 25, 2014 : President Aquino vows to address business sector’s concerns on energy, port congestion
  95. October 24, 2014 : Philippines ranked as one of the 'best countries to visit in 2015'
  96. October 22, 2014 : EU to enhance trade relations with Phl
  97. October 22, 2014 : Italian gov't gives P2.5B in agricultural support to Philippines
  98. October 21, 2014 : Report: Phl advances in global competitiveness ranking
  99. October 20, 2014 : PSEi firms up over 7,000 as regional markets rebound
  100. October 19, 2014 : Barclays keeps Phl growth forecast at 6.5%
  101. October 18, 2014 : Tourist arrivals hit year-high 6.27% growth in August
  102. October 17, 2014 : 6 PPP projects worth P133 B up for NEDA approval
  103. October 16, 2014 : OFW remittances up 7.2% in Aug
  104. October 15, 2014 : PH, Japan expand currency swap agreement
  105. October 14, 2014 : Investments in Ph ecozones up 6 pct in 9 months
  106. October 13, 2014 : Remittances growth seen easing to 4.5% in August
  107. October 12, 2014 : Exports up 10.5% to $5.474 B in Aug
  108. October 11, 2014 : Phl, Ethiopia forge air services agreement
  109. October 9, 2014 : ILO, ADB study on the impact of ASEAN integration for better jobs launched
  110. October 8, 2014 : IMF keeps Philippines' economic forecast despite gloomy global outlook
  111. October 7, 2014 : PSEi seen to rise
  112. October 6, 2014 : PHL holds growth potential despite natural disasters, says World Bank
  113. October 5, 2014 : Phl bags destination of the year award
  114. October 4, 2014 : PSEi firms up
  115. October 3, 2014 : ASEAN integration 'to boost real estate industry'
  116. October 2, 2014 : PH to rank among biggest markets for tech devices
  117. October 1, 2014 : PH exports seen to sustain growth trend through 2016
  118. September 30, 2014 : Phl Economic Briefing to focus on sustainability
  119. September 29, 2014 : PSEi seen testing new high
  120. September 28, 2014 : WB okays $300-M loan for Phl gov’t reforms
  121. September 27, 2014 : Philippines ‘breaks world tree-planting record’
  122. September 26, 2014 : Gov’t posts P29.9-B budget surplus in Aug
  123. September 25, 2014 : Nearly 20 American companies looking to invest in the Philippines
  124. September 24, 2014 : Japan firms looking to invest in Phl
  125. September 23, 2014 : Among Asians, Filipinos trust US the most - survey
  126. September 22, 2014 : President Aquino to promote Philippine manufacturing sector in the US
  127. September 21, 2014 : President Aquino sees 2015 a banner year for Philippine economy
  128. September 20, 2014 : Germany, Philippines ink trade, social security, training agreements
  129. September 19, 2014 : Philippines, France ink bilateral agreements to strengthen ties
  130. September 18, 2014 : PNoy: The Philippines offers ‘wealth of opportunity' for European investors
  131. September 17, 2014 : PSEi springs back to 7,200 level
  132. September 16, 2014 : Up 7.1% to $2.3 B: Remittances sustain robust growth in July
  133. September 15, 2014 : Phl eyes 3 more air agreements this year
  134. September 14, 2014 : Moody’s retains stable outlook on Phl
  135. September 13, 2014 : Phl, Indonesia push $12-B two-way trade
  136. September 12, 2014 : DENR: PH committed to increasing public access to environmental information
  137. September 11, 2014 : Phl gets first crack at Rocket Internet
  138. September 10, 2014 : Ph posts 2nd highest export growth in East & Southeast Asia in July
  139. September 8, 2014 : PSEi hits high at 7,314.94 in post-ghost month buying
  140. September 7, 2014 : President Aquino to promote country as investment, tourist destination in his Europe trip
  141. September 6, 2014 : Forex reserves slightly up to $80.78 B
  142. September 5, 2014 : US firm hikes Phl growth forecast
  143. September 4, 2014 : Index soars above 7,200-mark for 1st time this year
  144. September 3, 2014 : Philippines up 7 notches in global competitiveness index
  145. September 2, 2014 : Asean economies to grow 4.3% this year – Moody’s Analytics
  146. September 1, 2014 : Recovery of imports seen in Q3
  147. August 31, 2014 : WB lends $508 M to Phl for rural infra
  148. August 30, 2014 : PH ranked 5th biggest in Asean as of end-2013
  149. August 29, 2014 : Phl poised to become global leader in healthcare info mgmt
  150. August 28, 2014 : Philippine economy rebounds, joins Asia top performers
  151. August 27, 2014 : Phl stocks extend winning streak
  152. August 26, 2014 : Philippines to make fresh push for SMEs during Asean economic ministers' meet
  153. August 25, 2014 : PSEi to test 7,200 level this week
  154. August 24, 2014 : Remittances seen growing 7% this year
  155. August 23, 2014 : Index breaks through 7,100-pt barrier
  156. August 22, 2014 : PH agri products face bright trade prospects
  157. August 21, 2014 : Economy headed for long-term growth – DOF
  158. August 20, 2014 : Index hits fresh 14-month high
  159. August 19, 2014 : Economy seen growing at faster pace in Q2
  160. August 18, 2014 : Tourist spots to get P30-b budget
  161. August 17, 2014 : Phl agri grew in 1st half of 2014
  162. August 16, 2014 : OFW inflows up 7% to $2.27 B in June
  163. August 15, 2014 : Index breaches 7,000, highest in 14 months
  164. August 14, 2014 : Philippines now on '5G' technology, Smart says
  165. August 13, 2014 : Index climbs on corporate income reports
  166. August 12, 2014 : NEDA: Phl exports growth beats major Asian economies
  167. August 11, 2014 : Provide more jobs to reduce poverty, IMF tells Phl
  168. August 10, 2014 : Regional infra boost to fuel growth
  169. August 9, 2014 : PH-Germany trade seen improving in ’14
  170. August 8, 2014 : Phl exports premium rice after 30 years
  171. August 7, 2014 : UN body sees 6.7% growth for Phl this year
  172. August 6, 2014 : Govt to roll out $13.7-b PPP projects
  173. August 5, 2014 : Index breaches 7,000 points
  174. August 4, 2014 : Palace: 2015 proposed national budget aims to benefit the poor
  175. August 3, 2014 : Government already doing preparations for 2015 APEC Summit, says official
  176. August 2, 2014 : Phl stocks climb on bargain hunting
  177. August 1, 2014 : PSE seen to hit 7,800-level next year

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