China's machinery sales drop amid falling infra investment

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on China's machinery sales drop amid falling infra investment 

BEIJING, June 26 — China's sales of road pavers and bulldozers fell nearly 30 percent year on year in May due to a decrease in the number of infrastructure construction projects, the Shanghai Securities Journal reported Tuesday.

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American expert to update Pinoy franchisors on overseas expansion strategies

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on American expert to update Pinoy franchisors on overseas expansion strategies 

MANILA, June 26 — The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) will bring to the Philippines American franchising expert Jeff Sturgis to help train Filipinos on how they can expand their franchise operations in foreign markets.

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GenSan economy seen to further flourish with opening of SM mall

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on GenSan economy seen to further flourish with opening of SM mall 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 26 — The looming opening of an SM Mall branch in this city, the “Tuna Capital of the Philippines,” is expected to further invigorate the local economy, a city hall official said on Tuesday.

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President Aquino approves 2012 IPP

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino approves 2012 IPP 

MANILA, June 26 -– President Benigno S. Aquino III has approved the 2012 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP), an annual list of preferred domestic industries eligible for juicy government incentives, which is expected to drive this year's investments to surpass 2011's investments haul of P360 billion.

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Stocks, peso up amid global growth uncertainties

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Stocks, peso up amid global growth uncertainties 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, June 26 – Local stock prices remained generally up Tuesday amid the continued uncertainties in the global economy and anticipation on the results of the upcoming European leaders’ summit.

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LBC Ronda Pilipinas sets Cebu leg during Sinulog week

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on LBC Ronda Pilipinas sets Cebu leg during Sinulog week 

CEBU CITY, June 26 –- The 2013 edition of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas, the country’s premier cycling race, will start early next year to pave the way for the Cebu leg, which will be done during the Sinulog week or the third week of January.

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British Embassy, PhilSPADA launch Paralympics photo competition (Sports)

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on British Embassy, PhilSPADA launch Paralympics photo competition (Sports) 

MANILA, June 26 – The British Embassy and the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Able National Paralympics Committee of the Philippines (PhilSPADA) have linked arms with the London 2012 world-wide partner Samsung for the launch of the "I Can" photo competition as part of the countdown to the 2012 London Paralympics that will be held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9, 2012.

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Ecowaste take to the streets to campaign vs mercury pollution

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Ecowaste take to the streets to campaign vs mercury pollution 

MANILA, June 26 — Members of the EcoWaste Coalition’s AlerToxic Patrol Tuesday swept through Quiapo, Sta. Cruz and Binondo districts in Manila for a timely event dubbed as the “e-Jeep Toxics Tour vs. Mercury Pollution.”

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Health, local official urge residents not to be complacent on dengue

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Health, local official urge residents not to be complacent on dengue 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, June 26 -– Health and local officials here called on the residents not to be complacent despite significant reduction of dengue cases in the province.

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Indonesia ranked ASEAN's 3rd lowest in terms of sanitation quality — minister

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Indonesia ranked ASEAN's 3rd lowest in terms of sanitation quality — minister 

JAKARTA, June 26 — Indonesia's Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto said that the largest country in the region is the third-lowest ranking among countries joining in regional bloc of ASEAN in terms of sanitation quality, local media reported on Tuesday.

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