Palawan came out of nowhere to beat Boracay as the 'Best Island in the World' for 2013 by Travel and Leisure Magazine in its annual poll. Boracay was last year's winner but Palawan was not even in the top 10 in 2012.
Economic targets were retained on Wednesday after the Aquino administration decided to be conservative on its assumptions despite the economy’s sterling performance in the first quarter.
Growth targets have been kept at 6-7 percent for this year and 6.5 to 7.5 percent next year.
Following good appraisals, Moody’s Investors Service could finally upgrade the country’s credit rating as early as next month (July 2013), an economist of a global bank said.
The Philippines has the fastest growing economy among Asian countries for the first quarter of 2013, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) announced Thursday.
NSCB announced that the country’s gross domestic product grew by 7.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013.
The giant news organization CNN has included three Philippine beaches on its list of the best 100 beaches in the world.
The issuance of the list coincided with an announcement by the government that tourist arrivals in the country increased by 10 percent in the first four months of 2013.
Despite complaints about the island being "over-developed," Boracay's White Beach continues to draw praise from travelers across the globe.
TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers' Choice Awards, which take into account insights from millions of the travel ratings site's users.
Muling pong ipinaaalala ng Embahada na ang huling araw ng pagpapadala ng inyong boto ay sa ika-13 ng Mayo, 2013 sa ganap na ika-walo ng umaga (8:00 AM), Brasilia Time. Sa mga nakatanggap na ng kanilang balota, maaari ninyong ipadala ang inyong balota sa pamamagitan ng koreo o personal na magpunta sa Embahada anumang araw mula Lunes hanggang Linggo.
Sa lahat ng nakatanggap na ng kanilang balota mula sa COMELEC, ipinaaalala ng Embahada na ang huling araw ng pagpapadala ng kanilang boto ay sa ika-13 ng Mayo, 2013 sa ganap na ika-walo ng umaga (8:00 AM), Brasilia Time. Maaari ninyong ipadala ang inyong balota sa pamamagitan ng koreo o personal na magpunta sa Embahada.
The Philippines' credit rating went up one notch to BBB- from BB+, with a stable outlook. This is the second investment grade rating of the country, following Fitch's upgrade to the same level last March 27.