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Manufacturing sector sustains growth in February

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 | Written by

The manufacturing sector continues to grow in February 2016 due to increased production of furniture, food products, and rubber, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for February 2016, the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) grew by 8.4 percent, a turnaround from the 2.1 percent decline recorded…Read More »

Duterte, Marcos also top bets in latest Pulse Asia survey

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 | Written by

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos surged to top the presidential and vice presidential races, respectively, according to the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey. Duterte snatched the top spot from Sen. Grace Poe, with 30 percent of the respondents choosing him while 25 percent picked Poe. Duterte’s score jumped by six percentage points from…Read More »


Season Six of ‘Game Of Thrones to premiere on April 25

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 | Written by

Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces…Read More »

Court of Appeals junks contempt plea vs. Ombudsman

Saturday, 26 March 2016 | Written by

The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked for lack of merit, the plea to cite Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in contempt as prayed for in the petition filed by former Makati City mayor Jejomar Erwin “Jun-Jun” Binay. Aside from dismissing the contempt plea, the CA also dismissed nine petitions filed by Binay, Jr. and former Makati local government officials in…Read More »

No campaigning on Good Friday, Comelec reminds candidates

Friday, 25 March 2016 | Written by

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has reminded candidates running for local positions in the May 2016 elections that they may only start campaigning on Saturday, March 26. Based on Comelec Resolution 9981, the campaign period for local candidates, or those running for congressman, governor, vice governor, board members, mayor, vice mayor, and councilors, will run from March 25 to May…Read More »

Sin tax exceeds collection targets for Jan – Feb

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 | Written by

The excise tax collection from sin products like cigarettes and alcohol, for January to February 2016 amounted to P18.46 billion exceeding the P16.19 billion target. The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Tuesday said sin tax collections in January to February exceeded the target by 14.05 percent. The BIR added that the sin tax collection also exceeded by 37.36 percent the…Read More »

Banking reforms mulled after $81-M electronic heist

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 | Written by

Reforms in the Philippine banking system are being pushed following the $81-million money laundering scam But the reforms are not yet specific except for the easing of the banking secrecy law as proposed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Malacanang said the multi-million electronic heist puts the spotlight on the banking system which it said needs to be improved.…Read More »


Join PETA’s Theater Workshops this summer

Friday, 18 March 2016 | Written by

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), one of the Philippines’ pioneer theater groups known for its original productions and community workshops, opens its annual Summer Program this coming April 4, 2016. The PETA Summer Program is an annual series of workshops formulated for children, teens, and adults programmed by PETA during the summer season. What sets this Summer Program from…Read More »

DOH strengthens monitoring of Zika virus

Thursday, 17 March 2016 | Written by

The Department of Health (DOH) recently called on all pregnant women to be more careful against mosquito bites especially during daytime. DOH also encourages those with fever, rashes and conjunctivitis to immediately consult doctors to ease apprehensions over catching the Zika virus. “Pregnant women should be wary about mosquito bites because although the Zika infection is asymptomatic in 80% of…Read More »

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