BSP: Check banknotes

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas advised the public to carefully check the security features of their Philippine banknotes to ensure their genuineness, it said in a press release. The BSP is verifying reports circulating in messaging apps and social media


Geoportal project to help minimize info gaps: NEDA

In a speech during the virtual launch of the Geoportal Innovation Hub Replication Project Wednesday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua highlighted the importance of digital transformation within the government to strengthen policymaking and improve public service delivery.     “We


Economic recovery continues amid challenges: BSP

The Philippine economy’s recovery continues to face challenges but improvement in the unemployment rate makes growth prospects promising, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said Tuesday night. In a Viber message to journalists, Diokno said results of the July


CEB Super Pass returns

Cebu Pacific offers its innovative, first-of-its-kind CEB Super Pass again from 10AM today, September 9, until the 16th as part of its 25th year celebrations. According to the press release, the 99-peso (one-way base fare) is perfect for those who


Inflation hits 32-month high

Rate of price increases accelerated to its fastest since January 2019 at 4.9 percent last August but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintains that inflation outlook remains broadly balanced and expects within-target level by end-2021. BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno, in


New employment statistics out

The Philippines recorded its lowest unemployment rate since April 2020 at 6.9 percent in July this year. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday that July 2021’s unemployment rate declined from 7.7 percent in June 2021. In a joint statement of


AirAsia extends unlimited flights

As IATF Resolution 136-F allows interzonal travel from GCQ to GCQ or GCQ to MGCQ areas subject to restrictions of the local government unit of destination and strict health and safety protocols such as the presentation of a negative RT-PCR


Direct settlement framework for peso, yen eyed

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno has raised the possibility of establishing a direct settlement framework for the Philippine peso and the Japanese yen.   “BSP is keen on pursuing other areas of cooperation with Japan such as the establishment


SS number online application enhanced

The Social Security System announced the enhancement of the online application of Social Security number which now offers uploading of supporting documents. “Instead of visiting our branch offices, members can now upload supporting documents online such as copy of their

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BSP cuts BOP surplus projection for 2021, 2022

The Philippines’ balance of payments is projected to remain in surplus for this year and next year but monetary authorities slashed the target for both years given the impact of global economic developments. In a briefing streamed through the Bangko

Diokno shares PH efforts towards post-COVID economy

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno shared with foreign central bankers, other financial regulators, and institutional investors how the Philippines is striving to achieve a post-COVID economy that is stronger and more resilient, more technologically advanced, and more inclusive

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The Punta Taytay area in Bacolod City has been a popular destination for people seeking open spaces for relaxation.* Dennis John Reyes/CCN photo

Charity to all without condoning evil

That gospel episode about a sinful woman barging into a party where Christ was and proceeding to wash Christ’s feet with ointment (cfr. Lk 7,36-50) shows us that Christ loves everyone, including those who are in very sinful situations, without

Negros Army 98% fully vaccinated

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade reported yesterday that 98 percent of its personnel assigned in Negros Occidental have been vaccinated. Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd IB commander, said that 99 percent of 303IB personnel stationed at

Talisay CPDO closed for disinfection

Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares is informing the transacting public of the temporary closure of the City Planning and Development Office effective yesterday, until further notice. The temporary closure will give way for the implementation of the office-wide disinfection protocols as