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PHL no longer blacklisted

‘Hardwork’ pays off as more carriers poised to fly to US MANILA, April 10, 2014 (AFP) – The US Federal Aviation Administration has removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, Manila said Thursday, opening the door for its airlines to expand services to the United...
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Ban collection of fees from OFWs as travel precondition

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Why demand unnecessary fees and make travel more difficult for our financially hard-pressed workers seeking employment abroad?” a party-list lawmaker bewailed. OFW Family Party-list Rep. Roy Señeres is pushing for the passage of the proposed “OFW Travel...
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QC solon wants to declare every 3rd week of November as National Entrepreneurship Week

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A neophyte House of Representatives member is seeking to declare every third week of November as National Entrepreneurship Week to encourage the youth to be self-starters and innovators. Rep. Alfred Vargas III (5th District, Quezon City) said the month of...
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Manufacturers’ group seeks meeting with Erap regarding daytime truck ban

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) on Wednesday joined the call for Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to review the city’s newly implemented daytime truck ban policy, noting its supposed drastic effects on the flow of goods in the country. “We have...
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Most Pinoys retain bright outlook on life, but bearish on economy – SWS

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – While Filipinos remain optimistic that their lives would improve in the next 12 months, their outlook on the economy dipped slightly in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations. According to the SWS poll taken...
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Aquino administration’s economic program “generally good, UKTI official says

MANILA, Feb 19 (Mabuhay) — The administration of President Benigno Aquino III has been “generally good” in terms of growing the Philippine economy during the half term of his presidency, United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) Manila director Iain Mansfield said....
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2-M to lose jobs due to Obamacare: Congressional Budget office

White House in damage control on health care jobs report – Wrap, Update  By Stephen COLLINSON WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House jumped to parry new attacks Tuesday against Barack Obama’s healthcare law, after a congressional watchdog warned it takes the equivalent of...
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‘Remarkable’ growth for PHL economy despite disasters

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippine economy was one of the fastest-growing in Asia last year after shrugging off devastating natural disasters and expanding at a “remarkable” pace in the final quarter, the government said Thursday. The economy grew by 6.5 percent...
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Weaker peso is good for PHL economy – NEDA’s Balisacan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Don’t worry, Philippine economic managers are saying if the dollar turns stronger in tandem with the US economic recovery. There is an ample supply of the greenback to absorb external shocks while the peso’s weakness – eventually – bodes well for the econom...
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Three-wheel $6,800 car gears for 2015 US launch

(LAS VEGAS-AFP) – The sleek three-wheeled car looks futuristic, but, as its creator acknowledges, it uses no new technology. What makes the Elio Motors vehicle unique is its ultra-high fuel economy and an ultra-low price tag: $6,800. The vehicle, which was on display at the...