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PNoy returns with bagful of investments, sets trip to Japan By GENALYN D. KABILING MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino is back home with a bagful of investment prospects from American companies as a result of his good governance efforts. The President arrived in Manila before dawn yesterday from a four-day working visit in the United […]

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White elephant?

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MANILA, Philippines – FROZEN in time. This was how Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Rafael E. Seguis described the old Philippine Embassy building in Baghdad, Iraq when he visited the abandoned structure which is being rented to the Philippine government for $70,000 annually. Seguis led a team dispatched by the Philippine government to Iraq to look into […]

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Washington D.C. (via PLDT) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said yesterday that the Reproductive Health bill in Congress would help adult Filipinos make responsible decisions on becoming parents. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings here, President Aquino said the proposed measure was never intended to be used as a […]

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Budget Surplus

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WASHINGTON D.C. (via PLDT) – President Aquino announced yesterday that the government posted a P9.22-billion budget surplus in August due to higher tax revenues. The Chief Executive made the surprise announcement about the government’s fiscal position last month during his meeting with the Filipino communities from Washington, Maryland and Virginia. Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima, […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale on Thursday jolted Luzon, Philippines at 11:49 a.m. local time (0349 GMT), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr. MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P1.058-billion smuggling case against Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc. (Petronas).

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