Posts Tagged by philippines

Solon hits USAID English lessons for Mindanao youth

A call center in the Philippines.

  WASHINGTON D.C.  Some lawmakers want the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to stop spending tax dollars to train college students who end up working for call centers… Read More

Book lists PH among ‘breakout nations’

The Philippines is one of three Asian countries poised for an economic “breakout” according to a new book written by Morgan Stanley emerging market guru Ruchir Sharma. Related PostsPrices of… Read More

Tebow Spotlights His Projects in Philippines

New York Jets newest quarterback Tim Tebow would rather talk about his charity projects in the Philippines.

NEW YORK. Quarterback Tim Tebow, who is joining the New York Jets, thrust into the spotlight his charity work in the Philippines during a press conference here late last month,… Read More

Medicare PH thanks PNoy

MANILA – Washington-based Filipino American advocates of US Medicare Portability are in Manila to explain what this means to Pinoy retirees and to thank President Aquino III for promising to… Read More

Wow, bring a friend

by Greg Macabenta

DALY CITY I truly admire the positive attitude and optimism of the new secretary of tourism, Mon Jimenez. He’s absolutely right. One of the ways to persuade tourists who are… Read More

HF Says Obama Should Accept Aquino Invite

President Aquino sits besides President Obama. Flanking them are the Presidents of Brazil and South Africa.

  NEW YORK – President Benigno S. Aquino III said that during the conclusion of the formal launch of of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel… Read More

PH’s Image Problem

By Greg Macabenta DALY CITY Back in July last year, I wrote a piece entitled, “The Philippines’ Image Problem Abroad,” in which I stated: “To say that the Philippines has… Read More

U.S To Help PH Face Threats


Chinese MIG jets buzz PAF planes near Palawan By Manila Mail staff As tension between China and the Philippines continues to rise over the Spratlys, US Ambassador to the Philippines… Read More

Oil firms told to stock up, step up imports

MANILA, Philippines?The government ordered oil firms to ramp up imports and stocks amid growing concern about potential supply disruption due to unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Read More

Gov’t not averse to imposing price control?official

MANILA, Philippines?To mitigate the rising costs of commodities in the country, the government is prepared to impose price controls but only as a last resort, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo told a Senate hearing on Monday. ‘As a last resort, we can impose price controls but that will be upon the approval of the President,’… Read More

Church to hold 2nd offertory collection on Sundays for relief fund

MANILA, Philippines?The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila will hold a second offertory collection during Sunday masses in the coming Lenten season for an emergency fund for relief efforts during disasters and other crises affecting the country. In a pastoral letter, Archbishop… Read More

Meralco customers to enjoy power bill cuts in March

MANILA, Philippines?While prices of other commodities continue to rise, customers of power distributor Manila Electric Co. can look forward to a decrease in their power bills this March as the generation charge fell by 1.62 centavos per kilowatt-hour to P4.8461 per kWh. Read More

Won, peso down as oil triggers dollar short covering

SINGAPORE: The South Korean won and the Philippines peso slid against the dollar on Monday, weighed down by higher oil prices and traders’ caution about further intervention by some central banks to slow any gains in their currencies. Read More

BSP expected to hike key policy rates

MANILA, Philippines?British banking giant HSBC expects the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to raise its key rates by 25 basis points when members of its monetary board sit down on March 24 as consumer prices are now rising faster than anticipated due to surging global oil and food prices. Read More

Philippine leader vows punishment in graft scandal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has vowed to punish generals and… Read More

DENR acts to save PH’s largest flower

MANILA, Philippines?The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has taken steps to protect the country’s largest flower and will enlist the help of local communities in ensuring the survival of the threatened species. The DENR has issued an administrative order declaring a two-hectare piece of land in Sitio (district) Kalanganan, Baungon, Bukidnon, as the critical habitat of the Rafflesia schadenbergiana Read More

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