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DAP mostly poured into no-impact spending – IBON


The Disbursement Allocation Program (DAP) was not able to address the country’s most urgent socio-economic problems such as creating jobs and stimulating economic activity, research group IBON foundation said Thursday.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Luzon town mayors back Aquino stimulus program

President Benigno S. Aquino III. (Malacañang Photo Bureau)

The mayors of Luzon on Wednesday pledged an all-out effort to “attain inclusive growth” in their localities in a Luzon Governance Declaration that extolled President Benigno Aquino’s administration for several initiatives that are now “transforming the local economic landscape.”

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

World Bank hails PH as next Asian miracle

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COMFORTER IN CHIEF  World Bank president Jim Yong Kim fields questions from the media during the Daylight Dialogue in the Palace while the embattled President listens during the “The Good Governance Challenge” session. Kim says the Philippines “is a global model in fighting corruption,” according to Agence France-Presse.  GRIG MONTEGRANDE

President Aquino on Tuesday received profuse praise from visiting World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, who declared that the Philippines would be the next Asian “miracle.”

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

S. Korea’s youth suicide rate falls slightly


The suicide rate among young South Koreans dipped slightly in 2012, government data showed Monday, offering some encouragement to official efforts to address a long-standing problem in Asia’s fourth-largest economy.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dubai to build largest mall

Dubai mall of the world

Dubai is planning to build a temperature-controlled city featuring the world’s largest mall and an indoor park, as well as hotels, health resorts and theatres, the developer said.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »