AFP News - This file photo, taken in 2011, shows a member of the Manila international airport immigration team checking travellers' documents. Philippine airport immigration officials have tightened monitoring of arrivals from Africa after a spate of arrests of drug mules from the continent, according to a spokeswoman
In these peso-pinching times, it isn’t enough just to get the right furniture piece for your condo. You have to consider four things before you buy it: one, it pulls double duty as something else other than what it was originally made for; two, it’s either small enough or practical enough to earn precious space in your small condo unit; three, it’s well-made so it’ll last you a long time; and four, it’s a beautiful piece of furniture.
Here are six pieces you’d be smart to invest in. (Check out Our Home for these.)
By Rachelle Fernandez Medina
No matter what size home you live in, storage is the key to making things look well kept. Simple changes, like using a tension rod to hold cleaning products under your sink, can free up a whole lot of space you may not have known you had. Toilet paper rolls work great for keeping cords together and desk organizers may serve an even bigger purpose in the kitchen. Check out the 7 clever storage tips for your home to start organizing from top to bottom! - By Jacinda Boneau
Following the unveiling of the new Department of Tourism (DOT) slogan, "It's More Fun in the Philippines," on January 6, Friday, the hashtag #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines became the top trending topic worldwide. The slogan was created by advertising firm BBDO Guerrero|Proximity Philippines and according to DOT Secretary Ramon "Mon" Jimenez Jr., the slogan answers the fundamental question, 'Why the Philippines?'."
British bank Standard Chartered expects the Philippines to outperform most other nations in Asia and enjoy another year of strong economic growth.
In a macroeconomic report released on Wednesday, Standard Chartered said that the country’s gross domestic product could grow by 5.8 percent this year, and 6.1 percent the next. The bank noted that the Philippines’ economic growth in the coming years would exceed the country’s 10-year average performance of 5.2 percent posted from 2003 to 2012.
“The Philippines stands out within the region for its bullish on-the-ground sentiment, whereas we are cautious on momentum in Thailand as the post-flood stimulus wears off. In Korea, we expect a large supplementary budget to stimulate growth as the housing market continues to weaken,” the report said.
Manila, Philippines -- The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) will lead a study on the establishment of new urban settlement areas to encourage economic opportunities outside Metro Manila, according to Vice President Jejomar C. Binay.
Binay said many Filipinos believe the best opportunities for livelihood are in Metro Manila. This misconception made Metro Manila reach its carrying capacity in a short period, he said.
Nay Pwi Taw, Myanmar - "This is the perfect time to invest in the Philippines."
This was the resounding pitch made by President Benigno S. Aquino III to attract foreign businessmen to ride on the resurgence of the "brightest spark" in Southeast Asia and invest in the Philippines during his visit to Myanmar.
The Philippines said Friday it was aiming to lift more than 10 million people out of poverty in less than two years, and make an enduring impact on lessening one of Asia's worst rich-poor divides.
The government has set a target of cutting the number of people living in poverty to 16.6 percent by the end of 2015, down from 27.9 percent last year, Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said.