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‘DA research programs will benefit farmers’

By EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ October 12, 2019 THE Department of Agriculture’s (DA) research-related programs and projects would benefit Filipino farmers and help further develop the country’s agriculture industry, its chief assured on Friday, days after a lawmaker criticized such initiatives. In a briefing in Quezon City, Agriculture Secretary William Dar …

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AMRO trims 2019 PH growth forecast to 6%

By ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES October 12, 2019 A regional think tank lowered its Philippine economic growth projection for 2019 and 2020 on Friday, a day after the World Bank cut its own projection on account of the slowdown in public investments and weakening global economic growth. In a statement, …

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PCCI urges govt to assess policies

By ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES October 12, 2019 The decline in the country’s global competitiveness ranking should be a wake-up call for government to come up with an honest to goodness appraisal of our programs and policies, and how these actually support the dynamism of our economy and ease of …

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Appeals court rules House should get Trump financial records

A construction worker records U.S. President Donald Trump in Monaca, Pa., on Aug. 13, 2019. (Andrew Rush / Post-Gazette via AP) Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press Published Friday, October 11, 2019 11:41AM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 11, 2019 11:58AM EDT WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court …

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Unemployment down after 54K jobs added in Sept.

This April 22, 2014 file photo shows an employment application form. (Mike Groll / AP) Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Published Friday, October 11, 2019 8:38AM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 11, 2019 2:21PM EDT OTTAWA — Canada’s unemployment rate nudged down to a near four-decade low last month as …

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Palay price falls P15.96/kg in 3rd week of September

By EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ October 11, 2019 THE national average farmgate price of palay (unmilled rice) further dropped to P15.96 per kilo in the third week of September, down 30.1 percent from P22.84 per kilo in the same period a year ago, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. In its …

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Insurers’ premium income down in H1

By MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO, TMT October 11, 2019 The insurance industry saw a drop in its premium income by 2.64 percent as of the first half of the year on the lower sale of variable life insurance products, regulators reported on Thursday. In a statement, the Insurance Commission (IC) said …

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PSEi up ahead of trade talks

By TYRONE JASPER C. PIAD October 11, 2019 HOPES for the possible resolution of the long-standing trade war between the United States and China ahead of new talks lifted the stock market on Thursday. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed by 1.09 percent or 83.78 points to end …

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