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[OPINION] Of equity restrictions on retail trade

13 December, 2017 at 14:11

In recent years, we have seen a resurgence (read: deluge) of foreign acts visiting the Philippines as part of their tour. Chances are, a lot of us have been to at least one of the concerts from foreign acts.

[Bicameral Draft] Tax Reform for Acceleration...

13 December, 2017 at 11:43

This Act shall be known as the “Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)”.

Gov’t readies 2nd tax reform package

11 December, 2017 at 17:00

The Department of Finance early next year will seek Congress’ speedy approval of a number of tax measures, including the second reform package that will cut corporate income taxes as well as review the sin tax regime.

[OPINION] Can peace come to Mindanao?

11 December, 2017 at 14:02

Let Maranaos rebuild Marawi!” was a strident cry I heard at the sidelines of a recent forum revisiting the Mindanao peace process organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and Ateneo de Manila University.

[OPINION] Do we want investors, or not?

8 December, 2017 at 13:05

PH lures pharma, MNCs in import substitution tack” ran a headline in Malaya last week.

Foreign chambers urge Congress to speed up...

7 December, 2017 at 15:10

Further feeling the impact of the worsening traffic gridlock this holiday season, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) in the Philippines urged Congress yesterday to speed up the passage of the proposed Traffic and Congestion Crisis Act.

House Con-ass okay for Charter change likely...

7 December, 2017 at 12:10

The chairman of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on Monday said lawmakers are set to approve a resolution calling Congress to constitute itself as a constituent assembly…

JFC Statement on the Traffic and Congestion...

6 December, 2017 at 14:34

The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) in the Philippines urge the Congress to complete plenary consideration of the Traffic and Congestion Crisis legislation.

Metro Manila traffic to reach ‘standstill levels’...

6 December, 2017 at 14:27

The Duterte administration’s infrastructure program may not be enough to deal with the country’s transportation woes as road congestion in Metro Manila may reach “standstill levels” by 2022, according to a study by an American consulting group.

Senate to tackle bill pushing for more...

6 December, 2017 at 10:53

The Senate committee on science and technology will hold next week its first hearing on a bill that aims to push for more players in the telecommunications sector, Senator Bam Aquino, chair of the committee, announced on Tuesday.

[OPINION] Regulatory capture

28 November, 2017 at 17:30

Regulatory capture, according to Wikipedia, is “a form of government failure that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns…

[EDITORIAL] Not business as usual

28 November, 2017 at 15:30

Terrorists and rebels aim to sow fear, destabilize the government and disrupt normal life. Many governments therefore move to prevent such troublemakers from attaining their objectives.

Foreign business groups welcome move to ease...

27 November, 2017 at 13:00

Foreign business leaders are elated with President Duterte’s recent call to ease restrictions on investment areas with limited foreign participation, saying such a move will lead to more investments and spur faster economic growth.

Targets set for reduced foreign curbs

24 November, 2017 at 10:55

Malacañang has zeroed in on eight sectors and activities in its bid to further ease limits to foreign participation and ownership, according to Memorandum Order No. 16 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea on Nov. 21 and released to journalists on Thursday.

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