Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

PNoy: Filipinos are world-class shipbuilders
Posted in Pinas Now! on 16 January 2013

CEBU CITY (PIA) — The opening of the shipyard operations of a global defence prime contractor in Balamban town, Cebu today highlighted the growing reputation of Filipino workers as world-class ship builders. President Benigno S. Aquino III, who graced the grand opening of Austal Philippines’ shipyard facility in Brgy. Arpili, Balamban, said the Philippines is […]

PH wins “Best tourist destination” award in China
Posted in Pinas Now! on 15 January 2013

MANILA – The Philippines won one of the “Best Tourist Destination” awards at the 2012 Oriental Morning Post’s annual World Travel – Special Trips Awards. A statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs said the award was based on a consumer survey done by the Oriental Morning Post, one of the top news dailies in […]

Overseas Filipino remittances sustain growth in November 2012
Posted in Pinas Now! on 15 January 2013

Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos (OF) aggregated US$2.1 billion in November 2012, representing a 7.6 percent growth from the level registered in the same period in 2011, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. announced today.1 As a result, personal remittances for the first eleven months of 2012 reached US$21.6 billion, higher […]

PH imposes gun ban to stop poll violence
Posted in Pinas Now! on 15 January 2013

MANILA (AP) – A 150-day ban on the carrying of firearms outside residences across the Philippines began Sunday to prevent violence that could erupt during May 13 congressional and local elections in a country awash with weapons and plagued by a history of deadly poll rivalries. Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said the […]

President Aquino says government expected to post higher foreign direct investments this year
Posted in Pinas Now! on 11 January 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III said his government expects to post higher foreign direct investments this year as more investors from Australia, United States and Europe are visiting the country to explore investment opportunities. The Chief Executive said, in an interview with the dzXL-Radio Mindanao Network on Thursday, that the Philippines remains globally competitive in […]

Filipinos pack capital for Catholic procession
Posted in Pinas Now! on 11 January 2013

MANILA—Hundreds of thousands of mostly barefoot Roman Catholic devotees joined a raucous procession through the streets of the Philippine capital last Jan. 9 in an annual ritual to demonstrate faith and seek miracle cures for illnesses and a good life. View Source

PH asks Japan for help amid China dispute
Posted in Pinas Now! on 10 January 2013

MANILA (AP) – The Philippines sought patrol ships and communications equipment from Japan to better secure its territory in meetings Thursday of their top diplomats, who expressed alarm over their countries’ territorial conflicts with China. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Japan will consider giving 10 patrol vessels and a communications system to Manila’s […]

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