PH debt payments up 89% in August

PH debt payments up 89% in August

MANILA: As Manila made higher amortizations and interest payments, debt servicing by the Philippine government rose in August from a year earlier, data from the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) showed. Debt payments amounted to P46.76 billion in August, 89 percent higher...
Man hides 103 heroin capsules in stomach

Man hides 103 heroin capsules in stomach

Ras Al Khaimah: A man has been arrested in the emirate for smuggling in 103 heroin capsules concealed inside his stomach. Police officials detained the Pakistani national after a tip-off from his hometown that the suspect would be entering the country with the heroin,...
Comelec starts preparation for 2019 polls

Comelec starts preparation for 2019 polls

MANILA: The Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec), barely six months after the May 9 general elections, is preparing for the midterm polls on May 13, 2019. Based on Resolution No. 10167 dated Oct. 28, the Comelec had set the resumption of voters’ registration...
PH gov’t debt hits P6-trillion mark

PH gov’t debt hits P6-trillion mark

The Bureau of the Treasury has revealed that the Philippine national government’s debt has breached the P6 trillion mark in September this year after the peso weakened against the US dollar. According to the Treasury report, the government’s outstanding debt from...
Filipina runner joins world’s elite marathon group

Filipina runner joins world’s elite marathon group

MANILA: Only 73 finishers, including two Filipinos, are in the exclusive list of an elite organization called the Official Seven Continents Marathon, Half-Marathon and Ultra Club, based in Minneapolis, that recognizes runners who have capped routes in Africa, Asia,...
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