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PHL debt payments jump 42% in 1st half

DESPITE a decline in June, the Philippine government’s debt payments ballooned in the first semester of the year, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). The government’s debt service bill in the January-to-June period this year jumped 42.07 percent to P547.347 billion from the previous year’s P385.254 billion.

‘Hard scrutiny before bailout for PhilHealth’

Before the government considers any sort of bailout for the “troubled state insurer,” lawmakers said the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) must undergo “thorough financial checkup” and “cleansing.”

Expedia keen on helping Philippine tourism recover

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) is looking at pursuing its partnership with the Expedia Group to promote the Philippines in this year’s winter season in the United Kingdom. In an online exchange with the BusinessMirror, Tourism Attaché for London Gerard S. Panga said, “Many Brits turn to Expedia...

Senate PhilHealth hearing a go; DOJ probe on

THE Senate Committee of the Whole’s scheduled second hearing on alleged fraud and corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. will not be derailed by the absence of key agency officials who sent medical certificates to senators at the weekend saying they were indisposed for Tuesday, August 11. “It...

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PHL debt payments jump 42% in 1st half

DESPITE a decline in June, the Philippine government’s debt payments ballooned in the first semester of the year, according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). The government’s debt service bill in the January-to-June period this year jumped 42.07 percent to P547.347 billion from the previous year’s P385.254 billion.

‘Hard scrutiny before bailout for PhilHealth’

Before the government considers any sort of bailout for the “troubled state insurer,” lawmakers said the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) must undergo “thorough financial checkup” and “cleansing.”

Expedia keen on helping Philippine tourism recover

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) is looking at pursuing its partnership with the Expedia Group to promote the Philippines in this year’s winter season in the United Kingdom. In an online exchange with the BusinessMirror, Tourism Attaché for London Gerard S. Panga said, “Many Brits turn to Expedia...
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