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[OPINION] Tax reform for a higher level...

6 November, 2017 at 16:30

I take up a topic of great importance and immediacy and will postpone the articulation of the Filipino dreamas I had planned to make last week for a later time.

[OPINION] The investment and infrastructure challenges in...

21 September, 2017 at 09:54

In the medium term, the government is aiming to reach an annual GDP growth of between 7% and 8%. These rates are higher than we’ve seen in recent years, but our officials are optimistic.

Macquarie, GIC investments in EDC a vote...

25 August, 2017 at 16:00

Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said the move by Macquarie Infrastructure Management (Asia) Pty. Ltd. and Arran Investments to pump P65 billion into the country’s energy sector is a vote of trust and confidence in the Duterte administration.

Business leaders stay upbeat on admin’s infra...

4 July, 2017 at 12:00

A year after President Rodrigo Duterte took office, some of the biggest local and foreign business chambers in the country still have high hopes for the administration, betting on the promise of a “golden age of infrastructure” on top…

Bill seeks more transparency in energy regulation

23 June, 2017 at 15:00

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday filed a bill seeking more transparency in the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in order to ensure fair and reasonable power rates.

[OPINION] Perspectives on ‘Dutertenomics’

24 April, 2017 at 10:04

Build, build, build” is the new mantra of the Duterte administration, as our top infrastructure officials joined Cabinet economic managers in the “Dutertenomics Forum” held earlier this week.

Where have all the projects gone?

21 April, 2017 at 16:46

When Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade talked of “revisiting” the vision for public-private partnership deals last July, few in the private sector could have anticipated the drastic impact it would have on the cornerstone initiative…

Notes for Secretary Cusi on the Philippine...

22 December, 2016 at 09:26

At the forum to update the Philippine Energy Plan (PEP), DoE Undersecretary Jesus Posadas conceded that the plan is just a set of scenarios.

Mindanao hubs get subsidized power rate

5 December, 2016 at 12:00

The Department of Energy is expected to provide a subsidized electricity rate of P2.75 per kilowatt-hour to the locators in existing and future economic zones in Mindanao to encourage investors to set up shop on the country’s second biggest island.

PCC: Make policy changes to open telco,...

28 November, 2016 at 14:09

There is no need to amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution to liberalize the country’s telecommunications and energy sectors and allow foreign players to operate as public utilities, said the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC).

Duterte vows to open up telecom, energy...

24 November, 2016 at 17:00

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday vowed to boost economic growth by opening up the telecommunications and energy sectors to new players.

Will they be done?

24 November, 2016 at 10:21

In June, President Duterte and his chosen Cabinet members met with the business community to discuss the economic plans of the new government …

Duterte gives nuke plant green light

14 November, 2016 at 11:34

President Duterte has given the green light to proceed with plans to reactivate the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), a turnaround from an earlier stand rejecting the use of nuclear energy under his watch, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said on Friday.

Industries still plagued with high power rates

3 November, 2016 at 10:43

Despite fuel-induced reduction in electricity rates in the past two years, industrial end-users are still experiencing financially hurtful pinch of bulky budget on their power consumption.

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