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BSP won’t accept won, yuan

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — South Korea and China have asked the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to make their currencies convertible in the Philippines, citing increasing trade with the Philippines, a…

RP’s Silicon Valley soon to rise in QC

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE country’s version of the famous Silicon Valley in California, USA will soon be replicated in Quezon City. This, after the contract for the development of…

Philippines loses billions to climate change

Greenpeace calls for aggressive investment in Renewable Manila, 4 November 2006 — Developing countries like the Philippines are bearing the brunt of high costs of climate change, Greenpeace said today…

World pool under way in RP

PHILIPPINES NEWS SERVICE — IN his two previous trips in the country, Mika Immonen has broken the hearts of Filipinos by twice beating pool icon Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes in two…

Solons hit FVR over Cha-Cha claim

PHILIPPINES NEWS SERVICE — CHARTER change supporters in Congress yesterday shunned former President Fidel Ramos’ statement that Charter change is finished and it was time for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to…

Erap not afraid of Atong Ang

PHILIPPINES NEWS SERVICE — FORMER President Joseph Estrada has said he is neither threatened nor disturbed by the impending extradition of his erstwhile trusted friend Charlie “Atong” Ang, his co-accused…

International Tribunal Convene for RP Govt HR Record

Two members of the Philippine Congress and a Dutch senator endorse the Tribunal. Upon the plea of several Philippine human rights and popular organizations, the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal: Second Session…

Conference for Filipino Youth of New York & New Jersey

New York, NY – This November 3-5, Filipino youth organization Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan will host a consultation for all Filipino youth in the NY/NJ area at Barnard…

What’s wrong with the JPEPA?

by Philip Nemenzo The signing of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) by President Arroyo and then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on September 9 in Finland ushered a new chapter…

Misedukasyon

Filipino Magandang kinabukasan at hanapbuhay, tanging kayamanan at katuparan ng mga pangarap ay ilan lamang sa mga dahilan ng mga Pilipino upang ipagpatuloy at ihaon ang kanilang pag-aaral. Ngunit hindi…

“Ako Naman ang Hihirit”

“Ako Naman ang Hihirit.” Ni Jackie Vasquez © Ang artikulo na ito ay sumasalamin sa dokyumentaryong “MisEdukasyon” ng IBON Foundation Inc. Sa daan-daang rebyu na mahahanap mo sa internet ukol…

Opposition wooing SC chief

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE opposition is wooing Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban to run for the Senate next year after the Supreme Court threw out a people’s initiative to shift…

RP to send nurses to China

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE government will send 1,000 student-nurses to China to share their knowledge and expertise in hospital work with their Chinese counterparts, the Commission on Higher Education…

RP to build fuel plants with China

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — The Philippines will produce almost half a million liters of ethanol daily as an alternative to fuel oil under three agreements it will sign with state-owned…

P49.76 to a dollar

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE peso climbed to a four-year high against the dollar yesterday, moving some companies to prepay some of their dollar loans to take advantage of its…