Manila response ‘flippant’, ultimatum stands: gov’t

13 May, 2013
By The China Post | Source: ANN

Taiwan’s Presidential Office spokeswoman Garfie Li yesterday said that the Philippines will have to pay the price if it shows no sincerity in solving a dispute over the shooting of a Taiwanese sailor. The

30 foreigners to observe Philippine polls

13 May, 2013
By Jerome Aning | Source: ANN

More than 30 foreign observers are currently in the country to monitor the Philippines’ midterm elections. Organised by the Compact for Peaceful and Democratic Elections (Compact), the foreign observers attended the formal launching of

Government borrowings drop 61.2%

6 May, 2013
By Bettina Faye V. Roc | Source: BusinessWorld Online

STATE BORROWINGS dropped by more than half year-on-year in the first quarter as the government continued to trim down its external debt, data from the Bureau of the Treasury showed. The government borrowed a

May Day Disappointment leads to Mass Rallies in Manila

2 May, 2013
| Source: BusinessWorld Online

WORKERS WERE LEFT empty-handed on Labor Day, not even getting the non-wage benefits earlier promised by officials or the traditional May Day greeting from President Benigno S. C. Aquino III. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda

Philippine govt readies nonwage benefits

29 April, 2013
By Philippine Daily Inquirer | Source: ANN

The Philippine government would unveil “nonwage” benefits on Labour Day, the Palace said yesterday, as it exhorted Filipinos to seize some 400,000 jobs in job fairs to be held Tuesday across the country. President Benigno

LT Group Raises $912 Million in Philippines’s Largest Equity Sale

17 April, 2013
By Cris Larano | Source:

Filipino billionaire Lucio Tan’s LT Group Inc. LTG.PH +5.22% raised 37.72 billion Philippine pesos ($912.2 million) in the country’s largest ever equity sale, benefiting from a stock market that has boomed just weeks after the

Brunei Sultan, Aquino vow closer cooperation

17 April, 2013
By TJ Burgonio | Source: ANN

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday vowed closer cooperation with visiting Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and other regional leaders to find a peaceful solution to territorial conflicts in the South China

Bolkiah ‘too busy’ for Sulu sultan

15 April, 2013
By Gil Cabacungan and Marlon Ramos | Source: ANN

The Philippine Palace Sunday said the schedule of the Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah during his two-day visit to the country this week was “too tight” to accommodate a meeting with Sulu Sultan

FDA warns Philippine public against e-cigarettes

14 April, 2013
By Jocelyn R. Uy | Source: ANN

It would seem that electronic cigarettes, which are being promoted as a healthier substitute for tobacco, may just be as harmful as the real thing. The Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday