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Daily Archives: April 15, 2018

P7B loan deal sealed during China visit

Philippine and Chinese government officials signed a total of $141 million or P7.05 billion loan agreement for key government projects during the recent trip of President Duterte to China.

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SM Foundation bags gold Anvil

SM Foundation bags the Gold Anvil Award for Public Relations Programs on a Sustained Basis Education from the Public Relations Society of the Philippines recently.

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ADB meeting to tackle challenges to Asia growth

The Board of Governors meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) scheduled to be held in Manila next month will tackle the global and regional challenges brought by rapid technological progress, climate change, aging populations, urbanization and infrastructure gaps in fulfilling the institution’s vision of a “resilient, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous” Asia-Pacific region.

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Philippine’s P12B Panda float sets market record

The Philippines’ inaugural issue of Panda bonds worth P12 billion last March 20 shook up the renminbi-denominated market with an “exceptionally tight debut” that marked the largest oversubscription ever of any sovereign Panda bond float, according to an International Financing Review (IFR) Asia report.

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Neda pushes for reforms to make state firms compete

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) is pushing for major reforms concerning state-owned enterprises to enhance market competition in the country and promote consumer welfare and public interest.

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ADB sees Philippines growth to remain Asia’s fastest

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expects the Philippines to remain one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies in the next two years on the back of strong domestic demand and government’s rollout of more infrastructure projects.

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Manila Water cited for expansion projects in Asean

Metropolitan Waterworks Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco lauded the Manila Water for its continuing expansion projects in the country and in Southeast Asia.

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Wahana Scam

A churchmate gently nudged me in the middle of a service recently to show a note she hastily scribbled on a piece of paper: “Bro, scam ba ang Wahana? (Bro, is Wahana a scam?).

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Neda: Outlook bright amid global rebound

Businesses in the Philippines should take advantage of the global economy’s solid footing as it is expected to support the country’s trade performance, especially in terms of exports, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said.

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Renovated Cavite Naval Hospital OPD is 136th beneficiary of SM Foundation support

The Out-Patient Department (OPD) of Cavite Naval Hospital (CNH) in Fort San Felipe, Cavite City, got a major facelift when the SM Foundation undertook the complete renovation of all facilities at the CNH OPD.

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