Fiscal Policy Office cuts growth rate projection to 3.3 percent
The Fiscal Policy Office of the Finance Ministry has slashed the growth rate projection (GDP) of this year to 3.3 percent from 3.7 percent due to export contraction, weak global economic recovery and fluctuations in global oil prices and capital movements.
Abu Sayyaf plots to kidnap Pacquiao, Kris : Aquino
Philippine President Aquino on Wednesday disclosed alleged Abu Sayyaf plots to kidnap world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and his sister, Kris, a popular television personality, according to INQUIRER.net.
Four nabbed for badly beating up a British family in Hua Hin
Four men have been arrested in Hua Hin for allegedly badly beating up a British family of three on the night of Songkran Day after one of the victims accidentally collided with one of them.
Roadside bombing injures five soldiers in Yala
Five soldiers were injured, three seriously, after southern militants detonated a homemade bomb while a government unit was on a routine patrol on the road from Yaha to Baro in Yaha district of Yala province Thursday morning.