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Duterte cancels talks with reds

24 November, 2017 at 13:00

The government has canceled all planned meetings with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) after President Duterte ordered the termination of peace talks with the communist insurgents…

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.

[OPINION] Half full, half empty

22 November, 2017 at 13:00

News about the economy’s 6.9-percent growth was met with collective relief, in some cases jubilation, when the Philippine Statistics Authority released the third-quarter economic data last week.

Duterte offers China 3rd telco carrier slot

22 November, 2017 at 10:49

“The telecom duopoly is about to end,” Malacañang declared on Monday.

[EDITORIAL] Challenges amid growth

21 November, 2017 at 13:00

Despite the siege in Marawi, inflation, political noise and external factors, the economy grew by a better-than-expected 6.9 percent in the third quarter.

Port of Manila leaps to 32nd spot...

21 November, 2017 at 12:00

The Port of Manila leaps 4 notches higher finishing at 32nd spot in the list of the 2016 top 100 container ports worldwide.

[EDITORIAL] The economic future of Asean

20 November, 2017 at 18:00

While the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) has been in existence as a mainly political group since 1967, it was only on Dec. 31, 2015, that a serious economic cooperation pact was signed among its member-states.

Malaysia firm gets first right over gov’t...

20 November, 2017 at 17:00

Malaysia-based investment holding company MTD Capital Berhad has been given the original proponent status (OPS) for a P12.7-billion development of a portion of the highly anticipated New Clark City.

Asean Leadership Amid a New World Order

20 November, 2017 at 15:00

Ambassador Albert del Rosario has prepared what he called an open letter to the world leaders who will be arriving in Manila to attend the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

Gov’t taps Facebook for internet infra plan

20 November, 2017 at 13:00

The government partnered with Facebook in order to put up a high speed internet infrastructure in a few years time, promising a capacity that would be “almost equal” to that of the giants of the telecommunications industry.

[EDITORIAL] Warm relations

20 November, 2017 at 11:00

Ties between the Philippines and China have so improved they are now as warm as the weather in Manila. This is according to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who represented President Xi Jinping at the regional summits hosted by the Philippines in Manila this week.

[OPINION] Making investors happy

17 November, 2017 at 17:45

Various foreign groups have reported that their member companies are packing up and leaving the Philippines for other countries because not only is it cheaper, but it is also easier to do business elsewhere.

[OPINION] The Trump and Rody show

17 November, 2017 at 16:45

Actions speak louder than words, and in this part of the world, what’s left unsaid is often as important, or even more so, than official statements.

NTRC warns vs adverse effects of foreign...

17 November, 2017 at 15:42

Think tank National Tax Research Center (NTRC) said a proposal to impose tax to foreign tourists visiting the country may negatively affect the Philippine tourism industry.

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