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WestZone opens new branch, to welcome customers with free hampers

DUBAI: WestZone, one of the largest supermarket chains in the UAE is set to open their doors tomorrow Sept. 20, at their newest location in Al Muteena, near the Salah Al Din Metro Station in Deira, bringing their goods closer to where the Filipinos are. “Mamimigay ang...

PRC releases list of Nursing passers for SPLE 2018

The PRC has just released the official list of passers for the Nursing exam from the Special Professional Licensure Exams (SPLE) held all over the Middle East last August 24-25. 554 out of 1,568 examinees (35.33%) from the Middle East successfully passed. The complete...

Netizens react to Emmy’s Filipino nurse joke

Overseas Filipino workers who are nurses in the United States were a side topic during the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards because of a remark of one of its hosts. Emmy Awards Host Michael Che made a joke to his co-host Colin Jost about the lack of representation of...

Peso further slides to 13-year low at Php53.80; dirham-peso at Php14.66

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Philippine peso on Thursday, September 6, closed at Php53.80, its lowest in 13 years, as investors switch to dollar due to fast inflation rate in the country.

From hitting a 12-year low on Wednesday, September 5, at Php53.55, the Philippine peso slipped further to Php53.80. The last time the Philippine currency was this low was December 2005, reported Inquirer.

The drop between the two days is also considered as the steepest drop of peso since June 2008.

Meanwhile, dirham-peso exchange has surpassed the 14.60 mark at Php14.66 on Thursday, September 6, as per XE Currency Converter.

Rising inflation

A government report released on Wednesday, September 5, revealed that the Philippines’ inflation rate in August 2018 hit 6.4 percent, a new high in nearly a decade.

The new record high Inflation rate is only 0.2 percent shy from the 6.6 percent inflation rate recorded in March 2009.

For the past six months, inflation rate also exceeded the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ estimates of two to four percent.

Despite this, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said the inflation is expected to slow down in the last quarter of the year. This was echoed Bangko Sentral Governor Nestor Espenilla who said that inflation will return within the comfort range next year.

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Duterte set to ‘speak to the nation’ today—Palace

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Another batch of OFWs from Dubai returns to Manila today

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Visa-free travel to Europe for only Dh999!

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Netizens react to Emmy’s Filipino nurse joke

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