Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

PNoy: We relocate communities to save lives
Posted in Pinas Now! on 6 February 2013

DAVAO CITY (PIA) — President Aquino underscored that saving lives as the primary reason for relocating residents living along hazard-prone areas like river banks in response to the changing weather condition. Speaking in a press briefing following the closing program of the Philippine Development Forum held in Davao City, he explained that it is imperative […]

PNOY calls on all Filipinos to be discerning in choosing the next set of leaders during May polls
Posted in Pinas Now! on 5 February 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III called on all Filipinos to be extra discerning when choosing the next set of leaders of the Philippines during the national and local midterm elections that will be held in May 2013. The President made the call in his speech during the inauguration of the the Andres Bonifacio College Graduate […]

President Aquino wants his legacy to be an improved bureaucracy
Posted in Pinas Now! on 1 February 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III intends to leave the government in 2016 with a reformed bureaucracy better than the one he assumed office in 2010, a Palace official said. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the President can’t stamp out corruption within his six-year term of office. Although the President has the good intentions to […]

Philippines tops 2012 growth target
Posted in Pinas Now! on 31 January 2013

MANILA (AP) — The Philippine economy expanded 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, lifted by a strong performance from service industries, the government said Thursday. It said the robust growth was led by household spending, helped by low inflation and remittances from millions of overseas workers. Economists have credited renewed confidence in […]

PH buying modern fighter jets for training, disaster response
Posted in Pinas Now! on 30 January 2013

The Philippines is buying 12 fighter jets from South Korea primarily for training, interdiction, disaster response, Malacanang said on Wednesday. The Department of Defense announced on Wednesday that the Philippines is purchasing combat aircraft from South Korea as part of its modernization program. View Source

PSEi climbs to 10th record high this year
Posted in Pinas Now! on 29 January 2013

MANILA – The main stock index surged to a fresh all-time high on January 28, its 10th so far this year, as investors positioned ahead of the corporate earnings season and the trickle of positive news abroad. View Source

PH dictatorship victims to be compensated
Posted in Pinas Now! on 29 January 2013

MANILA (AP) — Almost four decades after he was arrested and tortured and his sister disappeared into a maze of Philippine police cells and military houses, playwright Bonifacio Ilagan is finally seeing his suffering officially recognized. A writer for an underground communist newspaper, Ilagan and thousands like him were rounded up by dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ […]

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