Yearender 2011

Yearender: Stocks crawl at slowest pace in 10 years

Published by rudy Date posted on January 1, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The local stock market rose by a meager 4.07 percent last year, the slowest pace in 10 years, as natural calamities and financial turmoil took a toll on investor sentiment.

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The Philippines in 2011: A year of impeachment, disasters

Published by rudy Date posted on December 31, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Impeach was the word of the year, with the former ombudsman and the Chief Justice being the target of political proceedings, both being identified with the past Arroyo administration. President Aquino could not be swayed from his straight path, opting to fulfill his campaign promise of going after those who wasted the…

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Yearender: Government to step up spending in 2012

Published by rudy Date posted on December 30, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The “problem” the government wants to have more than anything now is a wider budget deficit. It’s ironic because for years, the government has been trying to narrow the budget gap and the previous administration even attempted to balance the budget by 2010 supposedly.

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Yearender: Government to step up spending in 2012

Published by rudy Date posted on December 30, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The “problem” the government wants to have more than anything now is a wider budget deficit.

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YEARENDER: Energy sector gets good marks in 2011

Published by rudy Date posted on December 29, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Aquino administration has worked itself up towards a favorable rating in terms of addressing energy-related concerns and issues in 2011, as challenges remain at its midst in 2012 and the years to come.

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YEARENDER: Agri sector suffers full brunt of climate change

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The agricultural sector in 2011 felt the full impact of climate change, which thwarted plans by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to raise rice and corn production this year, then moving on to rice self-sufficiency by 2013.

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DFA: Protecting Filipino workers abroad, asserting sovereignty

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2011

THE WORLD saw the Philippine foreign office take strong policy stances in 2011 on the protection of Filipinos put at risk in the Middle East and the protection of Philippine sovereignty in parts of the Spratly island group that clearly belong to Palawan province. The Spratlys are in the West Philippine Sea (also called the…

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Yearender: DENR colors Phl ‘green’

Published by rudy Date posted on December 26, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The early part of the year saw the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in full gear in its campaign to color the country green through tree planting. The DENR immediately released the guidelines for the government’s “National Greening Program” (NGP) which seeks to plant 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million…

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YEARENDER: Monetary authorities gear up for new challenges in 2012

Published by rudy Date posted on December 26, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Monetary authorities are gearing up for more economic uncertainties next year as growth in emerging East Asia is expected to remain weak due to the global economic crisis. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said the necessary economic, fiscal, and financial reforms that are crucial to restoring the sustainability of…

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Yearender: Phl economy struggles amid crisis in major economies

Published by rudy Date posted on December 25, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine economy struggled under the weight of weak public spending and the crises – financial and natural – in the world’s major economies, but has remained resilient in the first full year of the Aquino administration. According to latest economic data, the Philippine economy, as measured by the gross domestic product…

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