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March 24, 2017 3:24 AM ANZ sees hike in BSP rates in Q3 ‘17

Melbourne-headquartered ANZ forecasts a hike in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) key rates in the third quarter of 2017 as demand is seen to push inflation higher. In a research note issued Thursday, ANZ said it continues to see an increase in the BSP rates despite the central bank’s policy-making Monetary Board’s (MB) decision to cut inflation 5

March 24, 2017 1:06 AM Canada lawmakers pass anti-Islamophobia motion

Lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons, with strong encouragement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, passed a motion Thursday paving the way for future measures to combat Islamophobia. The motion, which passed easily, asks the government to “recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear” and “condemn Islamophobia 4

March 24, 2017 12:35 AM White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

President Donald Trump meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave 4

March 23, 2017 8:35 PM Police say man in Parliament attack wasn’t on terror radar

People observe a minutes silence at a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s attack, at Trafalgar Square in London, Thursday, March 23, 2017. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians and then stabbed a police officer to death on the grounds of Britain’s Parliament. Mayor Sadiq Khan called 5

March 23, 2017 4:00 PM Cebu grad tops mechanical engineering board exam

MANILA, Philippines - A graduate of the University of Cebu topped the licensure examination for mechanical engineers, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced. With a score of 88.10 percent, Brylle Gilbuena led 1,083 of 1,904 examinees who passed the board exam. The PRC said 19 of 39 examinees also passed the certified plant mechanic 3

March 23, 2017 9:22 AM Republican Health Care Vote: Everything You Need to Know

All eyes are on Congress today, where the House is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It's high legislative drama as Republican leaders still don't know if they have the votes to pass the measure. The bill, backed by President Donald Trump, would partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, and could dramatically 3

March 23, 2017 8:53 AM Thunder dominate Sixers; Celtics extend streak

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night (Thursday in Manila). The Thunder have won 16 straight games against Philadelphia, a run that stretches to the 2008-09 season, the franchise's 4

March 23, 2017 4:22 AM Trump Fights For Healthcare Bill, Makes Headway With Conservatives

U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed on Wednesday for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their efforts to win over conservative Republicans who have demanded changes to the legislation. With a vote on the bill possible as soon as Thursday, members of the House Freedom Caucus 5

March 22, 2017 8:10 PM Medicaid caps pitched by GOP could shrink seniors’ benefits

Before nursing home patient Carmencita Misa became bedridden, she was a veritable “dancing queen,” says her daughter, Charlotte Altieri. “Even though she would work about 60 hours a week, she would make sure to go out dancing once a week — no matter what,” Altieri, 39, said. “She was the life-of-the-party kind of person, the central nervous system for all her friends 4

March 22, 2017 4:21 PM Myanmar urged to support PH-led initiatives for ASEAN

The Philippines has asked Myanmar to support its agenda for ASEAN, as the country chairs the summit this year, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters Wednesday, March 22. Lopez has joined President Duterte in his visit to Myanmar early this week. “Of course, as chair of ASEAN, the Philippines consistently sought Myanmar’s support for the region’s 3