The Philippines delivers on growth

Stefan Wagstyl August 30, 2012 FT.COM The Philippines is keeping pace with its southeast Asian neighbours. Following robust second quarter GDP growth figures from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, Manila on Thursday posted an increase of 5.9 per cent year-on-year for the three months to June – beating the 5.5 per cent consensus forecast. It wasRead More

Metallurgical Engineer licensure exam result (August 2012)

34 of 45 pass metallurgical engineer licensure exam INQUIRER.net August 28th, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Tuesday announced that 34 out of 45 passed the Metallurgical Engineer Licensure Examination given by the Board of Metallurgical Engineering in the cities of Manila and Davao from August 25-27. The members of theRead More

Dolphy passes away at 83

Photo credits to BakitWhy. Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr, popularly known for his screen name as Dolphy died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) last June 9 at the intensive care unit of Makati Medical Center. Also called Pidol to his friends, started his career in showbusiness during the World War II in 1944. But priorRead More

GMA7-TV5 deal price tag is P52.5-B

Rappler reported that Manuel Pangilinan is close to complete the purchase of GMA 7 network. MANILA, Philippines – The group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan is close to sealing a deal estimated at P52.5 billion to purchase a controlling 80% stake in GMA Network Inc. This was reported by the Inquirer on Monday, July 9,Read More

Picture Perfect Photo Challenge 2012

Resposted from Manila Blog Would you like to have a Nikon D3100 for free? Then join this Manila Bulletin and CameraHaus Picture Perfect Photo Challenge 2012 Get a chance to win one of these three (3) prizes: 1st PRIZE: Nikon D3100, Php 5000, SM Gift Check 2nd PRIZE: Samsung WB150f, Php 3000, SM Gift CheckRead More

3 Philippine universities among world’s best English-teaching schools

Source: Yahoo News/Asia News Network Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Three Philippine Universities are among the top 50 universities in the world when it comes to teaching English according to a new survey by the London-based research and ratings firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In a statement sent to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, QS said theRead More

Plastic now a no-no in some parts of Makati

Source: Yahoo! News It’s time to bring out the “bayongs” for some Makati residents. This, as the country’s financial district ordered the implementation of a partial ban on plastic packaging starting next week. Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. has issued the executive order amending an earlier plastic bag ban. The new ban aims to “strengthen ourRead More