PHL gets accolades from top financial magazines

PHL gets accolades from top financial magazines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Top financial magazines Global Finance and Global Markets recognized the Philippines and its economic managers in awards handed out on 08 October 2016 in Washington, D.C. Global Markets cited the Philippines as the best sovereign debt management office in East Asia and the Pacific. “When the government of the Philippines announces a non-deal roadshow, investors come to listen. When […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Local News, News ·
Trillanes agrees with FVR’s assessment that Team Philippines is losing

Trillanes agrees with FVR’s assessment that Team Philippines is losing

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday said he agrees with the assessment of the Duterte administration’s first 100 days by former President Fidel V. Ramos that the Philippines is losing. “Nag-a-agree po ako sa assessment ni dating Presidente Fidel V. Ramos na natalo ang Pilipinas… Hindi na-re-realize ang mga pangako. Naging negatibo pa […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Librarians to archive tale of ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Librarians to archive tale of ‘Yolanda’ survivors

By Vicky C. Arnaiz PALO, Leyte, Oct. 11 (PNA) – Trinidad Barbosa, 52, still cried as she vividly recalled the devastating scenes after supertyphoon Yolanda hit the central Philippines nearly three years ago. In the soft launching of the “Yolanda survivors: Show and Tell” organized by the Eastern Visayas Region Librarians Council (EVRLC) on Monday […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Marlon Stockinger denies dating Pia Wurtzbach

Marlon Stockinger denies dating Pia Wurtzbach

Race car driver Marlon Stockinger has denied dating reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach after a photo of them together in New York sparked rumors. He maintained that they are just close friends. “I normally don’t like talking about my private life but at the moment, again, we have known each other for a while,” Stockinger […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Duterte: China-funded rehab center almost complete

Duterte: China-funded rehab center almost complete

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A drug rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija funded by the Chinese government is set to be completed, President Rodrigo Duterte has said. In an expletive-laced speech on Friday directed at the United States (US) and the European Union (EU), Duterte lauded China for helping the Philippines in its war against illegal drugs […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
House Speaker on Duterte’s first 100 days: It feels like a year

House Speaker on Duterte’s first 100 days: It feels like a year

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes MANILA (PNA) – Although the current administration is yet to reach its first 100-day milestone, House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez feels as if a year has already passed with so many developments under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte. ”Personally, parang first one year na nung administration dahil ang […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide including at least 19 countries in the Asia Pacific region, said WHO director for health […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

Agri fellows briefed ON PHL conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2016 batch of Cornell University’s LEADNY received a comprehensive briefing on the Philippines on 28 September 2016 at the Philippine Embassy. During the briefing, the twenty-two (22) LEADNY 2016 Fellows were apprised of current conditions and trends in Philippine agriculture, labor market, and trade and commerce. Snapshots of Philippine culture and politics […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
US extends 6-month warning to men over Zika risk

US extends 6-month warning to men over Zika risk

US health authorities on Friday extended to six months a warning to men about the risky time period for sexually spreading Zika virus, which often carries no symptoms but can cause devastating birth defects. Men who live in or have traveled to an area of active Zika transmission are now urged to wait half a […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
‘Evening at the Embassy’ showcases PHL culture

‘Evening at the Embassy’ showcases PHL culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Around sixty (60) young professionals of Metro DC gathered at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy for a fun-filled “Evening at the Embassy of the Philippines”, that featured Filipino music, art, and cuisine on 29 September 2016. “Tonight’s special event is just one of the many ways by which we built on […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Duterte firm: Next month’s PHL-US war games the last under his term

Duterte firm: Next month’s PHL-US war games the last under his term

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte put all doubts to rest as regards his recent pronouncement that next month’s joint military exercises between the Philippines and the US would be the last under his term as commander-in-chief. “In my term, yes,” Duterte said in a news conference when asked if he meant that the exercises […]

02.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Jones Law Centennial Celebration highlights PHL-US friendship based on shared values

Jones Law Centennial Celebration highlights PHL-US friendship based on shared values

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The sixth Annual Historic House Party of the William A. Jones Home in Warsaw, Virginia commemorated on 24 September 2016 the centennial of the Philippine Autonomy Act, otherwise known as the Jones Act for Philippine Independence, which was enacted by the 64th Congress of the United States of America on 29 August 1916. Organized […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
10 outstanding young Fil-Ams to take part in 2016 FYLPRO

10 outstanding young Fil-Ams to take part in 2016 FYLPRO

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two engineers, two lawyers, two marketing and communications professionals, a Broadway producer, an educator, a transportation infrastructure specialist, and a culinary enthusiast, form the fifth batch of young Filipino- American leaders who will embark on an immersion trip to the Philippines to meet with influential Filipino personalities and deepen their understanding of issues affecting […]

20.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Duterte recaps successful maiden overseas trips

Duterte recaps successful maiden overseas trips

MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte wrapped up his first foreign trips as the Philippines’ head of state, which brought him to Vientiane, Laos for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits, and to Jakarta, Indonesia for a working visit. In his arrival statement delivered at the Davao International Airport on Saturday, PRRD […]

13.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

While the world awaits a Zika vaccine, the first ever injection against dengue fever is spreading, with Mexico becoming next week the latest country where people can get the shot. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi presented its Dengvaxia vaccine to doctors at an event in eastern Mexico on Saturday; people aged nine to 45 will be […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

Obama tells ASEAN S. China Sea ruling eases tension, builds stability

VIENTIANE (PNA/Kyodo) – US President Barack Obama told his Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday that last July’s arbitral ruling that invalidated China’s claims to most of the South China Sea has “helped ease tension” and “built stability” in the region. Obama spoke of the ruling, according to Thai government spokesman Werachon Sukhondhapatipak, at a summit […]

11.09.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Jones Law Centennial Dinner celebrates momentous step towards PHL Independence

Jones Law Centennial Dinner celebrates momentous step towards PHL Independence

WASHINGTON, DC –  “Yesterday was a milestone in the history of the Philippines as a nation, and of Filipinos as a people. And we are gathered to commemorate a historic and momentous dinner that took place in this city, at a hotel not too far from here, one hundred years ago last night.” Thus were the […]

07.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
US firms in PHL ‘most optimistic’ in ASEAN: survey

US firms in PHL ‘most optimistic’ in ASEAN: survey

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Sept. 5 (PNA) – The ASEAN Business Outlook Survey (ABOS) 2017 reported that United States companies based in the Philippines are the “most optimistic” in terms of overall investment environment among Southeast Asian nations. About 77 percent of US firms in the Philippines said the investment environment in the country […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
DTI: Export industry to suffer if PHL cuts trade with China

DTI: Export industry to suffer if PHL cuts trade with China

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Exporters will suffer the consequences once merchandise trade between the Philippines and China stops, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. The export industry will take a hit if trade relations with China were cut, considering it is one of the Philippines’ top export markets, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Friday […]

05.09.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

‘The Economist’ gives PHL highest rate in migration governance study

By Sammy Martin MANILA  (PNA) –  Widely respected British news magazine, “The Economist,” recently recognized the Philippines for having a well-developed migration policy governance. The results are based on the findings of the publication’s research arm, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). “This recognition by ‘The Economist’ of the excellent migration governance framework of the Philippines […]

27.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·