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Alcano leads RP billiards team to Virginia 9-ball tilt

The 14-man national billiards team is looking to extend its dominancein the prestigious 35th Annual US Open 9-Ball Championship scheduled from October 17 to 23 at the Chesapeake Conference Center in Virginia. No less than former world 9-Ball and 8-Ball champion Ronnie Alcano will be in the forefront when the strong Philippine contingent vies for honor and prize against some of the world’s best cue masters.


Ayala Land breaks ground for BPO campus in Negros Occidental

MANILA, Philippines--Property giant Ayala Land Inc. broke ground for a business process outsourcing (BPO) campus in Talisay City in Negros Occidental, a project seen creating more than 15,000 jobs for the local community from BPO offices, retailers and support services upon completion.


Rise in bank lending boosts consumer, business sentiments—BSP

MANILA, Philippines – Bank lending rose by 12.5 percent in August from a year ago, registering its fastest pace in over a year, as improved consumer and business sentiments drove demand for credit and prompted banks to lend more.


IMF upgrades RP growth forecast to 7% in 2010, 4.5% in 2011

MANILA, Philippines -- The International Monetary Fund has again raised its growth forecast for the Philippines for 2010 and 2011, citing improving domestic demand and business sentiment in the country and the rest of Asia.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 15:48 )


Inflation at 10-month low in September

RISE IN consumer prices was at a 10-month low in September, a development officials said was due to increasing investments that propped supply of goods and services to meet growing demand.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 October 2010 23:53 )


RP economy seen to do even better at 8%

THE PHILIPPINE economy is expected to grow by 8 percent this year due to favorable conditions that are seen to benefit emerging markets, according to Barclays.

The international finance institution recently upgraded the country’s growth forecast, a tad higher than the government’s official target.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 15:49 )

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Convergys Cites RP as Customers' Choice

Convergys Corporation, a global leader in relationship management, said its operations will continue to grow significantly in the country as clients specifically ask for Philippine-based customer service support. The company reported that local operations in 12 sites across the country now handle as much as 188,000 inbound calls daily.



Aquino stands pat on ‘informed choice’ policy on birth control

MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III vowed on Thursday to continue advocating informed choice on the issue of artificial birth control by couples in planning the sizes of their families.

“We are all guided by our consciences. My position has not changed. The state's duty is to educate our families as to their responsibilities and to respect their decisions if they are in conformity to our laws,'' the President said in a statement released by Malacañang.