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ADB, IMF raise PH growth forecasts for 2016

Despite the “political noise” just a few months into the Duterte administration, multilateral lenders Asian Development Bank and International Monetary Fund raised their respective 2016 growth forecasts for the Philippines on the back of solid economic fundamentals. Read more: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/145574/adb-imf-raise-ph-growth-forecasts-for-2016#ixzz4LSC63AX1 Follow…

Peso depreciation not caused by Duterte’s statements–Diokno

President Rodrigo Duterte’s gutter language has nothing to do with the depreciation of the peso, according to a Cabinet official.…

DOF tax package to remove VAT exemptions on elderly, PWDs

Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may feel the brunt of the Department of Finance’s tax reform package which proposes to scrap their perks of exemptions from the value added tax (VAT). Read more: http://business.inquirer.net/215506/removal-vat-exemptions-seniors-pwds-sensitive-issue-lawmaker#ixzz4LSDp0Sqf Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter |…

PNP to use ‘modified Tokhang’ for celebrities on drugs – Bato

“OPLAN Tokhang” will be conducted differently in the case of celebrities and TV personalities involved in drugs, said the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, on Tuesday. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/819644/pnp-to-use-modified-tokhang-for-50-celebrities-in-drugs-says-bato#ixzz4LSE38GJv Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter |…

Duterte apologizes for lapses in drug matrix

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday publicly apologized to some incumbent and former government officials he earlier linked to illegal drugs.…

Aguirre: DOJ may present in court alleged De Lima sex videos

Once proper charges are filed in court, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said the Department of Justice (DOJ) may be constrained to present as evidence the three purported sex videos of Sen. Leila de Lima. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/819573/aguirre-doj-may-present-in-court-alleged-de-lima-sex-videos#ixzz4LRgblkS0 Follow us: @inquirerdotnet…

Poe urges gov’t: After war on drugs, hunger next

After illegal drugs, the Duterte government should wage war next against hunger, Senator Grace Poe said on Tuesday. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/819586/poe-urges-govt-after-war-on-drugs-hunger-next#ixzz4LRgpKj79 Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook…

Duterte ‘rudeness’ might be reason for peso plunge–Lacson

President Rodrigo Duterte’s “rudeness” might be one of the reasons why the peso plunged to its weakest level Monday, Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Tuesday. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/819544/duterte-rudeness-might-be-a-reason-for-peso-plunge-lacson#ixzz4LRhgcGNg Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook…

Filipino fishermen harassed by Chinese Coast Guard in Scarborough

Filipino fishermen were reportedly harassed by Chinese Coast Guard in Scarborough Shoal early this month. Read more: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/145554/filipino-fishermen-harassed-by-chinese-coast-guard-in-scarborough#ixzz4LRi2tNu7 Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook…

Jalandoni: We’re proud of Duterte standing up to US

National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF) chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni on Monday lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for “standing up” against the Philippines’ longtime ally the United States, which he called as the “exploiter and oppressor of the Filipino people.” Read…

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