Political risk, a narrowing current-account surplus and greater central bank tolerance for currency weakness will weigh on the Philippine peso this year, according to HSBC Holdings Plc.
Private petitioner Estrella Elamparo on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Senator Grace Poe was aware that she was not a natural-born citizen and that she fell short of the ten-year residency that are both required of candidates for the presidency.
Pac-Man caused widespread outrage with his comments, made in a televised interview as he runs for a senate seat in his native Philippines
The Comelec releases the final list of presidential candidates for the May polls. It also includes the name of Roy Señeres, who died before the campaign started.
MANILA — Two moderate earthquakes shook various parts of Davao Occidental and Southern Leyte on Sunday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the first quake with a magnitude of 4.0 occurred at 3:59 a.m. and its epicenter was traced 119 kilometers (km) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental. The quake had a depth of 41 kilometers.
A minister in the Philippines has urged women to delay pregnancy until more is known about the mosquito-borne Zika virus raging in Latin America, even though the Asian country’s only reported case of Zika was four years ago.
CATBALOGAN CITY — Seven government officials from Eastern Visayas were administratively sanctioned by the Office of Ombudsman Visayas for their alleged malfeasance in office. Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas Paul Elmer Clemente, in a decision released earlier, ordered the dismissal from service of Sergio Batistis Jr., Municipal Council member of Albuera, Leyte, when he was found out to be guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.