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The Philippines: The world’s budget English teacher

The Philippines is fast becoming the world’s low-cost English language teacher – with rapid increases in overseas students coming to learn English or study in English-speaking universities. There might be other countries that people think about as a classic place to learn English, such as...
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Potential cyclone may enter PHL Tuesday or Wednesday

MANILA, Oct. 1 (PNA) — A low pressure area, a potential cyclone, found west of Luzon may enter the Philippines on Tuesday or Wednesday, the state weather bureau said. Weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said that as of 2 p.m. Monday, the low pressure area (LPA)...
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S&P Raises Philippines’ Credit Rating to Nine-Year High

The Philippines’ debt rating was raised to the highest level since 2003 by Standard & Poor’s, taking President Benigno Aquino nearer his goal of attaining investment grade and spurring gains in bonds and the peso. The nation’s long-term foreign currency-denominated debt was raised one level...
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Philippines world’s call center capital

When night falls in Manila, a wave of young people scurry into the skyscrapers which criss-cross the city. They’re call centre agents, and because most of their clients are on the other side of the world, the night shift is their busiest time. Last year,...
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US to plan military expansion in Guam

President Barack Obama plans to curtail a plan costing as much as $21.1 billion to expand the U.S. military’s presence in Guam and instead will rotate some of the Marines through the Asia-Pacific region, people familiar with the matter said. The administration now intends to...
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Miss World 2011

Filipinos has always been a fan of beauty pageant. When Shamcey Supsup landed 3rd runner-up of this years Miss Universe, Filipino pageant enthusiasts are hoping that this years Philippine representative to Miss World would make the same, or rather take home the first Miss World...
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World’s Largest Crocodile Caught In Philippines

A giant crocodile measuring 6.4m (21ft) and weighing 1075kg (2370lb), it is the biggest to be caught alive in small village of Bunawan, 515 miles southeast of the capital Manila. The crocodile killed a water buffalo in an attack witnessed by villagers last month and...
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