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Yearender: More than a roller coaster ride for PNP

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) had an action-filled year in 2017 – from the exposé of police officers kidnapping and killing a So.....»»

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Malaysia, Singapore fall to record lows in FIFA rankings

Singapore and Malaysia have slipped to new lows in the latest FIFA rankings after both endured a miserable 2017.Neither side won a fixture last year, as they fell out of contention for a pla.....»»

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President Duterte launches Overseas Filipino Bank

Last September 26, Duterte signed an executive order approving the Land Bank of the Philippines' acquisition of the Philippine Postal Savings Bank, which would become the Overseas Filipino Bank,......»»

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DENR: Sightings of endangered species in Panay forests up

SIGHTINGS of Panay’s “Big 5” endemic species — the Rafflesia speciosa flora, the Visayan Spotted Deer, Visayan Warty Pig, Panay Monitor Lizard and Visayan Writhed-billed Hornbill — in the Panay Mountain Range (PMR) increased by 18.5% from 65 in 2014 to 77 in 2017. This is a clear sign that the Department of Environment and […] The post DENR: Sightings of endangered species in Panay forests up appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Fewer Filipino families considered themselves ‘poor’ in 2017: SWS

One out of three Filipino families surmounted poverty in 2017, a new survey from the Social Weather Stations showed Friday. Source link link: Fewer Filipino families considered themselves ‘poor’ in 2017: SWS.....»»

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Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

  A former employee of Michael Douglas has accused the Hollywood megastar of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges that the Oscar-winning actor has vehemently denied. Douglas is the latest big-name personality accused of seamy behavior since allegations of sexual wrongdoings led to the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in 2017. Douglas… link: Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment.....»»

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31% of Pinoy families pulled selves out of poverty in 2017 – SWS survey

ABOUT 31 percent of Filipino families were able to pull themselves out of poverty in 2017, according to a nationwide Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey taken during the last quarter of the year. The SWS said that the December 2017 survey showed the highest rate of Filipino families that transitioned….....»»

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Banks relaxed lending rules in Q4

Banks relaxed lending to companies and households in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday. Based on the central bank’s Fourth Quarter 2017 Senior Bank Loan Officers Survey (SLOS), credit standards, as measured using the diffusion index (DI) approach, showed a net easing for loans sought by enterprises [...] The post Banks relaxed lending rules in Q4 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Central bank: BOP deficit more than doubles in 2017

The country’s balance of payments (BoP) reverted to a surplus in December, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday, but the full-year tally remained in deficit and was more than double the 2016 shortfall. December’s $917-million surplus reversed the $44-million and $214-million shortfalls recorded in November and a year earlier. It was also [...] The post Central bank: BOP deficit more than doubles in 2017 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Honda posts record sales in 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) posted its highest annual sales in 2017, accelerating more than twice faster than the industry. .....»»

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Farm sector grows 4% in 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The agriculture industry bounced back in 2017, growing by 3.97 percent amid improvements in most sub-sectors......»»

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Agri sector grew by 3.9% in 2017, led by crops sector

The agriculture sector grew by 2.20 percent in the last quarter of 2017, bringing last year's growth to 3.9 percent, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. This exceeds the target annual growth rate for the sector of between 2.5 percent and 3.5 percent that was set by the Duterte administration under the Philippine Development Plan (PDP). At current prices, the sector's total production was valued at P500.4 billion for 2017, up by 9.32 percent from the previous year's record as the crops, livestock and poultry subsectors registered gains. In the fourth quarter, the crops subsector, which accounted for 51.20 percent of total output, recorded a 2.66-percent in...Keep on reading: Agri sector grew by 3.9% in 2017, led by crops sector.....»»

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Yearender: Tables turned at justice department

MANILA, Philippines —The year 2017 saw the tables turned at the Department of Justice (DOJ) with the indictment of its former secretary turned senator, Leila.....»»

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BSP survey shows credit standards holding steady in Q4

BANKS generally maintained their credit standards in the fourth quarter, according to a survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), though banks that chose to ease lending norms outnumbered those moving to tighten. The fourth quarter 2017 Senior Bank Loan Officers’ Survey showed that “most of the respondent banks continued to maintain their […] The post BSP survey shows credit standards holding steady in Q4 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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BoP deficit doubles in 2017 after posting Dec. surplus

THE balance of payments (BoP) position returned to a surplus in December, although the deficit widened over the course of 2017, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Friday. BoP, a measure of the relative size of incoming and outgoing funds flows, was at a $917-million surplus in December, against a $214 million deficit […] The post BoP deficit doubles in 2017 after posting Dec. surplus appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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PPA: Cargo volume from January to November 2017 almost flat

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter TOTAL cargo volume from January to November 2017 posted flat growth, registering a 0.81% increase. In a statement, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said that total cargo volume in the country from January to November 2017 registered an almost flat growth of 0.81%, to 227.312 million metric tons (mmt) […] The post PPA: Cargo volume from January to November 2017 almost flat appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Farm output grows slower in Q4, rebounds for the full year

VALUE of the country’s farm output grew by its slowest pace in 2017 in the fourth quarter, even as that rate marked a turnaround from a year-ago drop and enabled the sector to rebound to expansion for the full year, providing impetus to overall economic growth. July-September data released on Friday by the Philippine Statistics […] The post Farm output grows slower in Q4, rebounds for the full year appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Ateneo’s Ponggay Gaston channels modern women empowerment icons with new pixie cut

Ateneo Lady Eagles outside hitter Ponggay Gaston stunned fans on Twitter when she was seen Friday afternoon rocking a new shorter “pixie” hairstyle during their UAAP season 80 photoshoot in ABS-CBN. .@pingpongPONGGAY rocking the new ‘do! 👀💇🏻 #UAAPSeason80 pic.twitter.com/zq7pQbPKUG — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) January 19, 2018 Far from the long, flowing locks from seasons past, Gaston’s shorter hair was both a fashion choice, and a social statement as well. “I wanted to be like Eleven from hit Netlfix series ‘Stranger Things’ and Natalie Portman’s character in ‘V for Vendetta’,” she bared. Ponggay, a bubbly presence on the court for Ateneo, is of course talking about two fictional characters in TV and in film who she felt best represented the empowerment of women.  “Wala lang, I think that there is more to a woman than her hair,” she said, after revealing that she actually had the haircut right before Christmas last year.   Snip snip snip 💇🏽 A post shared by i come for ür doggos (@pingpongponggay) on Dec 23, 2017 at 2:21am PST While Gaston originally wanted to emulate the shaved hairstyles popularized by Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown, and Evey Hammond, played by Natalie Portman in the 2006 film, she compromised for a slightly longer cut.  “I wanted to make it really semi-kalbo, I wanted it short,” Gaston shared, “But then they wouldn’t let me cut it that short.” Ever the trendsetter, Gaston, who also used to be a runway model, had nothing but positive reactions from her peers, after the initial surprise, of course.  “They were shocked because I’ve always had long hair. But then, you know, what choice do they got, they’re going to see it everyday,” she said. “They liked it naman.” With the season already near, Ponggay says she’d let her hair grow back until the UAAP wars end, then she’ll push for her original plan. “I think I’m gonna go for my goal, which is to make it really shaved. Maybe after [the season],” Gaston shared. While fans are yet to get used to Gaston’s new hair, they’ll get to see the outside hitter step up for Ateneo when the Lady Eagles open their bid this February 4 against FEU at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

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Cebu Landmasters Ends 2017 With Record P4.58-B Reservation Sales, Plans 20 New Developments in 2018

Homegrown property developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) finished the year 2017 with P4.58 billion in total reservation sales, exceeding its target by 13.75 percent and beating the 2016 result by 55.6 percent. CLI attributed its exceptional performance mainly to newly launched residential projects: 38 Park Avenue (Cebu IT Park) with 745 units, Casa Mira South […].....»»

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Moody s sees 6.7 percent GDP growth for Philippines in Q4 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine economy likely grew 6.7 percent during the last three months of 2017 on account of strong domestic demand, Moody’s Analy.....»»

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