Announcements

Business Sector Calls for a Policy Framework...

13 October, 2016 at 16:57

A joint group of business leaders and economists today called on government to carefully review the proposal of the Department of Agrarian Reform to prohibit the conversion of agricultural lands to non-agricultural purposes…

Media Statement of the Secretary of Foreign...

22 August, 2016 at 16:56

Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to refer to today’s reports about the joint media statement issued by the Special Rapporteur for Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions and the Special Rapporteur for the Right to Health…

Philippines port congestion set to worsen

15 February, 2016 at 11:03

Traffic congestion around the Port of Manila in the Philippines has eased after the gridlock caused by a daytime ban on cargo container trucks imposed by city hall two years ago.

‘Third chamber’ sets back RH law

12 February, 2016 at 13:30

MERCEDES HERRERA, a mother of 11, spends Christmas Day on the streets for the past several years with her kids in Quezon City to receive food, money and toys from people.

Poe regains lead; Binay, Mar, Duterte tied...

12 February, 2016 at 10:15

Sen. Grace Poe and her running mate Sen. Francis Escudero will begin the official campaign period on Tuesday on a high note after topping the latest pre-election survey released by Pulse Asia yesterday.

Poe regains lead; Binay, Mar, Duterte tied...

11 February, 2016 at 16:36

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Grace Poe and her running mate Sen. Francis Escudero will begin the official campaign period on Tuesday on a high note after topping the latest pre-election survey released by Pulse Asia yesterday.

TPP’s implementation watched

9 February, 2016 at 16:35

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the world’s biggest multinational trade deals, was signed by 12 member nations on Thursday in New Zealand, but the massive trade pact will still require years of tough negotiations before it becomes a reality.

Financial sector moves closer to new round...

25 January, 2016 at 16:29

The country is moving closer to further liberalization of its financial sector, with the bill removing foreign-investment restrictions in four laws now ready for plenary approval at the House of Representatives.

Tourism can become PHL’s top dollar earner–D.O.T.

25 January, 2016 at 13:20

THE country’s tourism sector can easily surpass the contributions of the semiconductor and business-process outsourcing (BPO) industries with the increase in the number of seats available for flights, as well as an improvement in infrastructure capacity and accommodations.

Defining months

22 January, 2016 at 16:50

Defining months by Ana Marie Pamintuan | January 20, 2016   Presidencies can be defined by their final months, with major problems tarnishing

By 2030, South China Sea will be...

22 January, 2016 at 15:27

China will have so many aircraft carriers by 2030 that the South China Sea will be “virtually a Chinese lake,” a new U.S. study warns, arguing that the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region was shifting away from the United States.

Trade facilitation pact seen to benefit agri...

19 January, 2016 at 08:30

The Philippine agriculture sector stands to significantly benefit from the country’s ratification of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which is expected to substantially reduce the cost of trading globally.

Bombs, gunfire rock Jakarta

18 January, 2016 at 18:00

Islamic State-linked suicide attackers struck at the heart of the capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia yesterday, executing a Westerner and blowing up a Starbucks, police said.

Solicitor General ordered to appear in Poe’s...

18 January, 2016 at 15:00

Solicitor General Florin Hilbay will have to appear on Jan. 19 in the oral arguments on Sen. Grace Poe’s disqualification from the presidential race, although he had manifested that he would not represent the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

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