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PH withdraws from second cycle of U.S. aid packages

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The withdrawal from the second cycle of Millennium Challenge Corporation grants comes after the Philippines' scores on rule of law and corruption drop in the aid-giving body's scorecard used to determine beneficiary countries

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 20th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH rule of law rating drops in U.S. scorecard for aid

Nov 03, 2017 - 3:26 PM

Malacañang says the US findings 'may not completely reflect' the Duterte administration's efforts to promote good governance and fight corruption

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives military honors before boarding the Russian ship Admiral Panteleev docked at Pier 15 in Port Area, Manila, on October 25, 2017. Malacañang file photo

Award-winning Mandaue Children's Choir to sing in San Francisco

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:56 AM

The children s choir from Mandaue Cebu will perform at different venues in San Francisco

MANDAUE TO SAN FRANCISCO. The Mandaue Children’s Choir will perform in different venues in San Francisco, USA. Photo from Pandoo Foundation

Mining group thanks Duterte for 'due process' on mine closures

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Around 23 mining companies face closure following an audit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Duterte rants about U.S. 'insult' in front of new envoy

Dec 19, 2016 - 10:24 PM

New US Ambassador Sung Kim manages to keep a straight face during Duterte s tirade

ON THE SPOT. US Ambassador Sung Kim listens to President Duterte's speech during a Go Negosyo Christmas Town Hall on December 19, 2016. Screenshot from RTVM

Aid matters

Dec 18, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Is aid wasted? It takes two to tango – the aid giver should ideally be motivated by the development of the recipient while the aid recipient should ideally have a clean government that seeks to maximize the benefits of aid

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Dec 16, 2016 - 11:44 AM

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U.S. stops aid package to PH over rights concerns

Dec 15, 2016 - 5:14 PM

UPDATED The country s socioeconomic planning chief however says he won t lose sleep over the loss of the grant

US aid agency picks PH for second grant

Dec 18, 2015 - 12:33 PM

The second compact from the Millennium Challenge Corporation will succeed the first which expires in May 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the 29th Founding Anniversary of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) at the PSG Grandstand, Malacañang Park in Manila City on Tuesday (March 10, 2015). With theme: “Kalasag ng Pangulo: Kaagapay Tungo sa Pag-Unlad at Malawakang Pagbabago.” PSG is the lead agency tasked in providing security to the President of the Philippines and the First Family. They also provide protective security to visiting Heads of States and diplomats. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Two men in love: Finding him via Facebook and God

Jun 19, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Two LGBT rights advocates share their journey across the interwebs the Ilocos sand dunes Manila and LA before finally suiting up in a pair of yellow Barong Tagalogs for their Holy Union

Aquino: PH to get $500M soft loan from South Korea

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Fresh from an overnight trip to South Korea President Benigno Aquino III reports more good news to the people

GOOD NEWS. A happy President Benigno Aquino III arrives from an overnight trip to South Korea on December 12, 2014. Photo from Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH gets US grant for ‘successful’ corruption fight

Dec 12, 2014 - 7:08 PM

The Philippines is eligible for a new 5 year grant its second one from the US aid agency Millennium Challenge Corporation following a 434 million grant in 2011

SECOND GRANT. After getting a $434 million grant from the US in 2010, the Philippines gets will get a second compact from the Millennium Challenge Corporation. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Strength in colors: The Filipino LGBTQ community

Dec 07, 2013 - 11:40 PM

The Filipino LGBTQ community has grown since the first organized gay pride parade in 1994 but challenges remain

PH may not get new financial aid from MCC

Oct 19, 2012 - 4:43 PM

MCC has no plans to forge a new compact with the Philippines after its 5 year compact expires in 3 years