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[INFOGRAPHIC] 2017 Global Impunity Index

26 September, 2017 at 13:00

2017 Global Impunity rankings Inforgraphic

[OPINION] Mulling over the ‘F’ word

26 September, 2017 at 10:00

This is not about the four-letter one, but the much longer “F” word now prominent in current political discussions. As if to highlight the confused state of public discourse on the issue, a recent University of the Philippines forum asked…

[OPINION] Who’s Afraid of a Weak Peso?

26 September, 2017 at 08:00

Once upon a time, I was a co-panelist of Mr. Ronnie Concepcion in a program hosted by Ms. Kris Aquino. I don’t remember what transpired during the televised discussion but vivid in my memory was my brief exchange with Ronnie before…

PH economy remains on track for expansion,...

25 September, 2017 at 17:00

The Philippines looked set to becoming an upper middle-income economy by the end of the Duterte administration, according to former central bank governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr.

[OPINION] Improving the investment climate

25 September, 2017 at 15:00

The National Competitiveness Council has been tracking the Philippines’ progress across various global indices since 2010, and by most indicators it has gone up the rankings over this period.

BPO exec criticizes ‘grandfather’ clause in Senate’s...

25 September, 2017 at 13:00

The Senate version of the administration’s first tax reform package would be keeping a crucial tax perk enjoyed by a subsector of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, albeit it would not be extended to new job offers starting next year.

Philippines revives plan to join Trans-Pacific trade...

25 September, 2017 at 10:54

The Philippines is reviving its plan to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) even as the mega-trade deal pushes through without the US, the Department of Trade and Industry said.

[OPINION] BPO sector at risk

22 September, 2017 at 16:37

A series of events during the past months is nibbling at our once-unshakeable optimism for the country’s business process outsourcing industry.

Tetangco receives lifetime achievement award from JFC

22 September, 2017 at 11:14

Former Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Amando Tetangco Jr. has been awarded the Arangkada Philippines Lifetime Achievement award by the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines.

Commentary: Enhancing human capital in the 10-point...

21 September, 2017 at 14:00

What do we need to advance this country over the long term?

[OPINION] The healthcare business

21 September, 2017 at 12:00

A change has been happening over the last decade or so in the healthcare business that is probably for the better. Conglomerates are buying hospitals and introducing efficient business practices in the process.

[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.

Investment pledges jump 38% as of Aug

20 September, 2017 at 15:00

Projects approved by the Board of Investments (BOI) jumped 38 percent in eight months ending August this year as investors remain enticed with the government’s aggressive infrastructure spending program.

[OPINION] Attracting FDI

20 September, 2017 at 13:38

If you believe the press releases of government and some in the private sector, the economy is doing great. Not even the weak peso is a problem… and is even a blessing.

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