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PH rice self-sufficiency goal pushed back 3 years

Presidential Adviser on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has pushed back its 2013 target to attain self-sufficiency in rice production by another two years, Francis Pangilinan, an adviser to President Aquino on food security said Tuesday.

Posted: October 8th, 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 »

Truck ban to cause price hikes in 3 months, biz group warns


Consumers and businesses could feel within three months the full repercussions of the truck ban in Manila and the implementation of an order raising fines for colorum or unauthorized trucks, the head of the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP) said on Monday.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Phivolcs: Strong quake may leave 700 dead in Navotas


Aside from the constant floods and storm surges that regularly inundate Navotas City during the rainy season, the city is also at risk of being hit by earthquakes and tsunamis, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Rains forecast for Bicol, Eastern Visayas Friday

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 8 a.m., 06 December 2013

Light to moderate rains and thunderstorms are forecast in Bicol and typhoon-battered Eastern Visayas due to the tail-end of a cold front, the state weather bureau said Friday.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »