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‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’

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SKYLINE OVER POVERTY LINE  The towering buildings are at the heart of Makati City, while the shanties are along an estero in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Pagcor closing down Airport Casino

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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is set to close down Airport Casino Filipino, one of the biggest casinos it operates, because it has started to incur losses.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino administration should be alarmed by recent survey, says Casiple

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Political analyst Ramon Casiple. INQUIRER file photo

The Aquino administration should be alarmed by the Pulse Asia survey saying most Filipinos claimed the quality of life has worsened in the past years, a political analyst said Tuesday.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Calamities may push more Filipinos into poverty–Neda

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Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and other natural calamities that have struck the Philippines may not drag down the country’s overall growth but they could push more households into “transient” poverty, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said Friday.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 years of rising economic returns, diminishing hairline

SONA 2013  “Three years of rising economic returns, diminishing hairline” aptly describes President Benigno Aquino III’s first half in his six-year term.  On the eve of his fourth State of the Nation Address, the whole nation awaits more good news, especially on the economy.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Time sure flies. Already, we are on the eve of the fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Benigno Aquino III. In SONA I in 2010, Mr. Aquino’s most memorable line—having been delivered shortly after his inaugural—was aspirational: “We can dream again.”

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Neda: Gov’t hopes to halve poverty by 2015

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Creating better jobs for Filipinos and reducing the underemployment rate by half to about 10 percent over the next two years would help the Philippines achieve the nearly impossible 2015 Millennium Development Goal on poverty reduction, the country’s top economic manager said.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Philippines is fastest growing Asian country for first quarter of 2013

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Employees work on a construction site in Manila on Sept. 17, 2012. The International Monetary Fund has kept its 2012 growth projection for the Philippines, but reduced its figure for next year as it sees a weaker global economy. AFP/JAY DIRECTO

The Philippines has the fastest growing economy among Asian countries for the first quarter of 2013, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) announced Thursday.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Business,Latest News Stories | Read More »

Alan Cayetano seeks more access to capital for poor businessmen

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SEN. ALAN Peter Cayetano. EDWIN BACASMAS

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday reiterated his call for the government to provide the poor with more access to capital to start their own small businesses a day after the economy registered the highest growth rate in Asia for the first quarter of 2013.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Chinese trader corners banknotes manufacturer

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A Hong Kong Chinese businessman has bagged multimillion-peso projects involving the production and delivery of the country’s new generation banknotes.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

Enrile says job creation important that economic growth

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Senator  Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Job creation is more important for the Philippines and not just economic growth, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said Wednesday.

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

Palace on Arroyo’s plaudit: Student surpasses teacher

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The unexpected praise heaped on President Benigno Aquino III by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the country’s economic glow under his leadership is a “classic case of the student already surpassing the teacher,” Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Arroyo lauds Aquino for PH growth but there’s a rub

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo AP FILE PHOTO

Call it faint praise, but former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday commended President Benigno Aquino III, her former student in economics at Ateneo de Manila University, over the 6.8-percent growth in the country’s gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino lukewarm on charter change

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President Aquino.  AP FILE PHOTO

Pres. Benigno Aquino III is still unconvinced that the Philippines should overhaul its Constitution to boost the country’s economic standing.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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