• 06 March 2015
TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite. March 6 --  A Philippine finance official has urged member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to intensify efforts to boost trade and investment amid the uneven pace of growth across and within economies, as they seek to maintain a high growth trajectory. During the APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting held here on Thursday, National Treasurer Roberto Tan said the Asia-Pacific region is seen to be an engine of growth with the recovery of the global economy. Citing the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Tan said the growth of the Asia-Pacific region is expected to accelerate to 4.3 percent in 2015 from 3.9 percent last year. “The conditions are supportive for the region to maintain its growth path. Economic activity remains dynamic buoyed by robust consumer demand, particularly among emerging markets. Exports have been rising, as some economies move up the value chain,” he said. Tan said some challenges, however, remain for the region, foremost of which is the uneven growth across and within economies. “This growth divergence among economies necessitates greater linkages in trade and investments, such that the gr ...Read more

Members of 1986 Constitutional Commission support Bangsamoro Basic Law provisions

 CENTRAL  06 March 2015
MANILA, March 6 --   The Palace said on Thursday that 14 members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission have agreed that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) follows the 1987 Constitution’s provisions on human development and social justice. "Ayon sa pahayag ng 14 na miyembro ng Constitutiona ...Read more

DA chief orders ban on California fowl products

 CENTRAL  06 March 2015
QUEZO CITY, March 6 -- Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala has ordered the temporary ban on the importation of domesticated and wild birds and their products including poultry meat, day-old chicks, eggs and semen from California, USA. DA in a statement said, Alcala set the temp ...Read more