Monthly Archives: April 2013

UN, WB back peace process with MILF

MANILA – The World Bank and the United Nations are allocating $7 million in technical assistance to help ensure the success of the peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic

Albay LPs drop 6 Team PNoy bets

LEGAZPI CITY – Provincial leaders in Albay on Monday defied the administration’s orders to work for a 12-0 sweep, dropping six candidates from the Team Pnoy slate in favor of five opposition bets

DFA chief seeks reprieve for Saudi OFWs

MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario will go to Saudi Arabia to ask the kingdom to extend a 3-month reprieve granted to undocumented Filipino workers. He said an extension is

PH stock market is one of the world’s ‘hottest’

MANILA – The Philippine stock market is one of the “hottest” in the world so far this year, according to a CNN report. On the CNN Money website, the Philippine Stock Exchange

PH now ADB’s 5th largest borrower

MANILA – With $750 million new loans added in 2012, the total amount of development loans granted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the Philippines has risen to $13.54 billion. That amount

Syrian PM escapes bomb attack

DAMASCUS — Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi escaped an assassination bid on Monday, surviving a blast against his convoy in Damascus, in the latest attack on top members of President Bashar al-Assad’s