Economy is Getting Better

To unexpected circumstances, the economy grew at 7.1 percent this Philippines third quarter, compared with 3.2 percent slack in 2011.

Reported by the National Statistics Coordination Board that economic growth is caused by the implemented ‘service sector’ like ‘robust performance’ of transport, storage and communication, financial intermediation, real estate, Renting and business activities and agriculture.

The palace of Malacañang is pleased to this news that beats economy on the other countries in Southeast Asia such as Indonesia which recorded a 6.2 percent said the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Malaysia with only 5.2 percent, Vietnam with 4.7 percent, with 3 percent Thailand and Singapore with 0.3 percent.

“We were very pleased with the news that was relayed to us by NEDA director general Arsi (Arsenio) Balisacan and certainly it was beyond our expectations. We knew that it was going to be a good number,” said the presidential spokesperson, Edwin Lacierda.

Lacierda also assured of not only the entrepreneurs benefit from the growth of our GDP but also felt by ordinary people across the country.

In this regard, said the progressive legislators in the Lower House of Congress to hint that the Aquino government to the Filipino people of the country’s economic growth by providing employment and reducing poverty in the country.

U-N Award named after the late Dr. Kintanar

A United Nations group has named a prestigious weather award after the late Filipino meteorologist, Dr. Roman Kintanar.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific/ World Meteorological Organization Typhoon Committee — renamed the “Typhoon Committee Disaster Preparedness Award,” to the “Dr. Roman L. Kintanar Award for Typhoon Related Disaster Mitigation” in recognition of his immense contributions in the field of meteorology,

“Dr. Roman Kintanar has dedicated his life to the improvement of the quality of life in the Asian countries through his contribution to science,” said Olavo Rasquinho of the UN Typhoon Committee Secretariat during the 41st Session of the UN ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Filipino Teacher Turned Hotelier

How many Pinoy teachers do you think are there now in Thailand? Some say around 8,000. Others have said, probably 30,000. Judging from the number of Pinoys who make visa runs to Laos or to AranyaPrathet everyday, or the number of Pinoys you see who attend mass in churches in Bangkok alone every Sunday, probably even more. With this growing number of Pinoy teachers coming to Thailand, one would wonder, “Is life THAT good in Thailand?” Well, though that remains to be seen for the hundreds who have come these past few years, it has been great for at least one Pinay who started out the same way as most Pinoys who venture out here in Thailand. She too, came and started teaching when she first came to Bangkok. The big difference, however, is that now, she owns an 8-story hotel in Bangkok, and just recently opened another 8-story resort hotel right in the middle of tourist paradise in the Eastern seaboard – the city of Pattaya.

Zeny, as many of her friends call her, came to Bangkok more than 30 years ago, with her Thai husband whom she met while she was in school in the Philippines. After marriage, they lived in Baguio, where they were blessed with their eldest son.

Her first months in Bangkok with her husband and son were very hard. Communicating with her in-laws was a nightmare because of the language barrier. When her in-laws were speaking, she thought they were shouting at her, and in turn, when she spoke, they thought she was yelling at them. After six months, she was ready to pack up her bags, never to come back. But the thought of her son propelled her back to this land of smiles, and with much hard work, patience and sacrifices, she has carved her own place in the kingdom. [Continue Reading...]