Day: March 19, 2021

Toonsutra to Launch as India’s First Webtoon Comics App

From Graphic India The New Webtoon App Will Feature Hundreds of Global Webcomics Translated into Hindi for the First Time as well as Original Stories From Indian Creators and Original comics Based on Bollywood Films BANGALORE, India, March 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Graphic India, the leading Indian character entertainment creator for superheroes and comics announced […]

PrettyLittleThing Turns Burj Khalifa Pink

Set your alarm for 8.40PM GST this Friday, 19th March for a pretty light show like no other! MANCHESTER, England, March 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Friday, 19th March at 8.40pm will mark a magical moment when the world’s tallest building and the epicentre of Dubai’s bustling city life, Burj Khalifa, will be pretty in pink and lit up […]


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Current account surplus hits $13B

The country’s current account posted a $13-billion surplus last year, the biggest since 2005, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The latest figure reversed the $3.1-billion deficit in 2019. Based on latest available central bank data, the 2020 current account surplus was also the highest since 2005. “Imports contracted more than the exports […]

Govt readies use of P75-B coco trust fund

THE new Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) board has convened to craft a plan to make efficient use of P75-billion coconut trust fund, following the recent enactment of Republic Act 11524 or the “Coconut Farmer and Industry Act.” Two weeks after the signing of the new law, the six government representatives of the reconstituted PCA board […]

Covid cases swell to record 7,000

The country notched its highest single-day increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases Friday, with 7,103 new infections recorded. The figure eclipsed the 6,958 cases tallied on Aug. 10, 2020, according to the Department of Health (DoH). The new cases pushed the total number of cases to 648,066. The 73,264 active cases were also the […]

HSBC cuts PH growth outlook for 2021

Banking giant HSBC slashed its Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimate for this year after factoring in the economic impact of rising infections from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) this month. “We recently reduced our real GDP growth forecast for 2021 to 6.3 percent from 6.5 percent implying the economy won’t be back to […]

‘Palay’ output seen rising by 7.5% in Q1

PHILIPPINE palay (unhusked rice) production is seen increasing by 7.5 percent to 4.583 million metric tons (MT) in the first quarter of the year as compared to the previous year’s 4.261 million MT, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Thursday. In its report titled “Updates on Palay and Corn Estimates,” PSA revised its earlier estimate of […]

Proposed PDIC charter revision gets support

The proposed amendment to Republic Act 3591 or the “Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) Charter” has received backing from various institutions. During a Senate hearing on Friday, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Department of Finance, and Chamber of Thrift Banks (CTB), expressed their support for Senate Bills 1260 and 2089, which seek to increase […]

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