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The Philippines is stepping up spending on health and education as part of economic reforms, cognizant that such investment is vital to reducing inequality and poverty in the country, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said in a statement released Wednesday. NEDA Director-General and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan…

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Personal remittances by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) fell slightly to $2.274 billion in August from the previous month’s level despite a 7.16 percent increase from a year earlier, central bank data shows. Remittances slipped 0.44 percent from July’s $2.284 billion, although the August level was higher than the $2.122 billion…

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The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed with slight gains on Tuesday as bargain-hunting ended consecutive declines over the past few days on worries over the global economy. The index hit an intraday high at the 7,000-point level, before closing 0.65 percent or 45.13 points higher at 6,991.19. The wider…

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While market demand, human talent, and the right facilities help keep a business going, there’s no denying that good governance is one of the essentials for an enterprise to achieve success and attain sustainable growth. This is especially true for family businesses like rural banks where lines between business and…


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The country’s coconut oil exports dropped by more than a third in the first three quarters of the year amid tight supply of raw materials caused by the impact of Super Typhoon Yolanda on Eastern Visayas, a major coconut producing region. Yvonne Agustin, executive president of the United Coconut Association…

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To win back the youth into farming, the government and private stakeholders should help strengthen the social capital and financial support structure for agriculture, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said. Citing various studies, DAR Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said that most of country’s young have shunned “tilling the…

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IN an effort to keep pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles away from possible threat against her life and also avoid additional expenses to be used in the transfer of the accused to and from the Makati City Regional trial Court, Senate President Franklin Drilon suggested that the hearing…

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Suspected rebels blasted a steel pylon in the southern Philippines and resulting to a power failure in several areas in the restive region where security forces are fighting terrorism and rebellion. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the weekend attack, but the military suspect rebels were behind the blast…

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Land Transportation Office chief Virginia Torres won’t be asked to go on leave pending the investigation on her casino visit which was caught on mobile camera, a Cabinet official said on Monday. Secretary Joseph Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) made the announcement during the hearing of…

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The administration has nothing to do with the Commission on Audit report presented to the Senate last week seen by critics as “selective”—only pinning down the members of the opposition—a Palace official said on Monday. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a press briefing that the COA report presented by…

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Representative Gina de Venecia of Pangasinan province, the wife of former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. and a former ally of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has led the new recruits of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), it was learned on Monday. LP member and Rep. Romero Quimbo of Marikina noted…

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ATENEO De Manila University mentor Bo Perasol said he would not file a complaint against a La Sallian heckler identified as JJ Atayde during after the Blue Eagles’ 64-66 loss on Sunday against archrival De La Salle University at the Araneta Coliseum. “I won’t file any complaint and it is…