Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

PH accuses 16 Taiwanese of retiree scam
Posted in Pinas Now! on 3 April 2013

MANILA (AP) — Philippine authorities have arrested 16 Taiwanese in connection with an online scam that mostly targeted retirees living in China and Taiwan, an official said Wednesday. The suspects pretended to be bank employees and persuaded victims to reveal their account numbers and ohther details, said Ronald Aguto, chief of the Computer Crimes Division […]

Social Weather Stations survey shows 81% of Filipinos are satisfied with their lives
Posted in Pinas Now! on 2 April 2013

Malacanang expressed elation over the latest Social Weather Stations’ survey showing that 4 out of 5 Filipinos or 81 percent are satisfied with their lives, a Palace official said on Tuesday. The Aquino administration thanks the Filipinos for their overwhelming trust, confidence, and support in the government, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during the regular […]

Philippines gets first-ever investment grade
Posted in Pinas Now! on 27 March 2013

MANILA (AP) — The Philippines got its first ever investment grade on Wednesday, March 27 as Fitch Ratings gave the county a ‘BBB-’ from BB+ with a stable outlook. Fitch cited the Philippines’ strong sovereign external balance and persistent current account surplus. The economy has expanded 6.6 percent in 2012 and Fitch expects 5.5 percent […]

PH participates in 23-nation military exercises in Nepal
Posted in Pinas Now! on 26 March 2013

MANILA—Military troops from the Philippines are participating in military exercises in Nepal as part of a training for UN peacekeeping missions in areas hit by conflicts. View Source

Pope Francis may visit PH in 2016
Posted in Pinas Now! on 22 March 2013

MANILA (PIA) — The Philippines is hoping for Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in 2016 in time for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. This after Vice President Jejomar C. Binay has invited the pontiff during a meeting after Pope Francis’ installation and inaugural mass Tuesday, March 19, in Vatican City. “I invited Pope Francis […]

Pope Francis may visit PH in 2016
Posted in Pinas Now! on 22 March 2013

MANILA (PIA) — The Philippines is hoping for Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in 2016 in time for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. This after Vice President Jejomar C. Binay has invited the pontiff during a meeting after Pope Francis’ installation and inaugural mass Tuesday, March 19, in Vatican City. “I invited Pope Francis […]

Filipino prelate: New pope will reduce secularism
Posted in Pinas Now! on 22 March 2013

MANILA—The Philippines’ top Roman Catholic leader says Pope Francis’ acts of reaching out to the masses will strengthen a church endangered by secularism. View Source


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