Friday, November 29, 2013
The Philippine economy expanded 7 percent in the third quarter, but growth is expected to slow because of devastation from the super typhoon that hit eastern and central regions earlier this month.
Monday, November 4, 2013
The enactment of the Sin Tax Reform Law pushed up the prices of cigarettes made by Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC) — the Philippines' largest tobacco firm — beyond the reach of those from the lower economic strata.
The Philippines on Thursday completed its transformation from one of Asia's weaker economies after Moody's became the third and final ratings agency to grant the country investment-grade status.
Friday, August 30, 2013
China has asked Philippine President Benigno Aquino to postpone a visit next week for the opening of a trade fair, Manila said on Thursday, an unprecedented snub by Beijing as relations sour over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Suspected al-Qaida-linked gunmen have abducted two Filipino sisters who traveled to a dangerous mountainous area in the southern Philippines to work on a film about Muslim farmers, police and military officials said Sunday.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Philippine investigators said Thursday they had recommended that criminal charges be filed against coastguardsmen involved in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said recently that his country is preparing for fishery talks with Taiwan and that there is no harm in discussing the issue, a Philippine daily reported Sunday.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
As investigations into the death of a Taiwanese fisherman at the hands of Philippine Coast Guard personnel continue, Filipino workers in Taiwan said they feel helpless and see their fate as being in the hands of the two governments.1 Comment
Friday, May 31, 2013
The Philippines posted surprisingly strong growth of 7.8 percent in the first quarter of the year, official data showed Thursday, cementing its status as one of Asia's most dynamic economies.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Citing improvements in the country's macroeconomic fundamentals, international credit rating firm Standard and Poor's has followed the lead of its competitor, Fitch Ratings, and gave the Philippines an investment grade.