GENERAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Mining tax change has just begun —...

3 January, 2018 at 14:00

The doubling of a mining levy under the first of up to five planned tax reform packages enacted last week will not preclude further changes to the sector’s fiscal regime, an official of the Department of Finance (DoF) has said.

2017 ends with 21 gov’t holidays

3 January, 2018 at 10:47

The Philippines will end 2017 with 21 national government holidays, the most ever declared in recent memory.

Marawi rehab program wins support

3 January, 2018 at 10:36

Companies from around the country pledged their support for the rehabilitation of Marawi during a recent summit sponsored by a newly formed consortium…

Business leaders say economy ‘yet to run...

2 January, 2018 at 18:00

A stable environment helped the economy rev up in 2017, and business groups now believe tax reform, further ease of doing business…

56,000 layoffs and counting: India’s IT bloodbath...

2 January, 2018 at 15:00

For Indian techies, 2017 was the stuff of nightmares.

[OPINION] What I’d like to see in...

2 January, 2018 at 13:00

It’s been 18 months since President Duterte assumed office, and people, particularly foreigners, are still not quite sure of what they’ve got.

Duterte’s Philippine drug war has a new...

2 January, 2018 at 10:41

Imagine this: You are a lawyer who has just been named presidential spokesman. It is your fourth day on the job. The boss admits to murder.

Dominguez seeking greater MSME inclusion measures

22 December, 2017 at 08:00

The Department of Finance (DOF) on Tuesday committed to support the swift passage of legislative measures that ensure greater financial access for micro, small and medium enterprises…

Duterte told to make perks bill his...

21 December, 2017 at 15:00

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon prodded Malacañang to certify the urgent passage of a long-awaited measure that would rationalize the fiscal incentives being given to the business sector…

MGB plans to lift ban on new...

21 December, 2017 at 13:00

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) may soon lift the moratorium on new mining projects as it aims to attract more investments into the local mining sector.

Duterte wants telco duopoly broken by March

21 December, 2017 at 10:57

Will the telco duopoly be broken by March?

The Extremely Busy Person’s Guide to the...

20 December, 2017 at 12:21

At 145 words, the official title of the new tax law just signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Dec. 19…

SMC airport, Megawide rail projects move up

20 December, 2017 at 10:46

Three unsolicited project proposals for rail, airport and flood control are expected to hurdle regulatory approval and rolled out next year, having been identified as priority infrastructure projects, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center said yesterday.

[OPINION] Asean Agriculture Summit: Competitive analytics

19 December, 2017 at 14:22

How does the Philippines compare with its Asean peers?

Manila to revive truck ban

19 December, 2017 at 11:19

The Manila city government will revive the implementation of the truck ban to rid the city of traffic gridlocks, especially this Christmas season, Mayor Joseph Estrada announced yesterday.

[OPINION] RevGov: To be or not to...

15 December, 2017 at 13:00

That is the question. Do we need a revolutionary government, or not? We do need something.

Megawide-GMR consortium offers lowest bid for new...

15 December, 2017 at 11:00

The consortium of local firm Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Infrastructure Ltd. of India is the frontrunner to bag the contract for the design…

[EDITORIAL] Needed: Cleaner airport policy

15 December, 2017 at 09:18

Something exciting is happening in the aviation sector that may finally result in the much-needed rehabilitation and modernization of the old Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

[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)”.

NAIA super consortium to submit proposal next...

12 December, 2017 at 12:00

The super consortium of seven conglomerates seeking to develop the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is now preparing its ambitious proposal and expects to formally submit it next year.

Fil-German group bags P978-M license plate deal

12 December, 2017 at 10:37

Car owners may finally get their license plates with the government having finally chosen a supplier – a Filipino-German group.

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] Gov’t open to Naia rehab offer

11 December, 2017 at 15:00

The government is open to accepting the proposal of seven of the country’s largest conglomerates to redevelop and rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the country’s chief economist said.