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Philippines named as one of the most racist countries in the world

April 12, 2014

Recent data from the World Value Survey shows that the Philippines is one of the most racist countries in the world.

This survey basically asked people what kinds of people they wouldn’t want to live near and then counted the amount of people who chose ‘people of a different race’ for each country. Apparently, societies, in which people wouldn’t want to live near other races are considered to be more racially intolerant. Read the rest of this entry »

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PH to miss Millennium Devt Goal on poverty

March 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) says recent disasters that hit the country make it impossible to reduce poverty, based on targets set in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Country slips anew in logistics ranking

March 20, 2014

THE PHILIPPINES fell for the second time in a row in a World Bank ranking that tracks how efficiently goods can be traded across borders. Read the rest of this entry »

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Phl in The Economist top ten list

March 19, 2014

How is that for a headline? P-Noy is always urging columnists to be positive about the country. At long last we landed among the top 10 in a list prepared by the prestigious magazine, The Economist. And we are ahead of Thailand and Indonesia too. Read the rest of this entry »

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Schroder sees losses as Aquino rejects risk of an overheating PHL economy

February 22, 2014

PRESIDENT Aquino’s confidence that there is no risk of overheating in Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economy isn’t reflected in the country’s bond market.

Sovereign peso notes fell 5 percent in three months in local-currency terms, the most among 32 emerging-market indexes tracked by Bloomberg, while the Philippines currency dropped 2 percent against the dollar. Inflation quickened to a two-year high in January and Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest brokerage, is forecasting 100 basis points of interest-rate increases this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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PH listed as 3rd most dangerous place for journalists

February 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines was listed as the third most dangerous place for journalist in the world following Syria and Iraq, a report from the International News Safety Institute’s said. Read the rest of this entry »

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PHL 3rd most dangerous country for journalists —INSI report

February 19, 2014

GENEVA – One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, most of them targeted deliberately, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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World press freedom: Phl slips to 149th

February 13, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Philippines slid to 149 in the 179-country World Press Freedom Index of the France-based Reporters Sans Frontiéres (RSF or Reporters Without Borders). Read the rest of this entry »

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Filipinos 3rd among world’s heaviest drinkers—study

February 5, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Bottoms up!

After ranking 15th in the world’s top porn-watchers according to an adult website, Filipinos are now involved in another kind of bottom, shot glass bottoms. Read the rest of this entry »

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$400-B illicit money flowed through Phl

February 5, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – An anti-graft watchdog yesterday said the Philippine government was cheated of $3.85 billion in tax revenues in 2011, part of massive illicit money flows that totaled more than $400 billion in the past five decades. Read the rest of this entry »