Mindanao shipping costs to drop with new...

20 April, 2016 at 16:00

The inclusion is contained in the amendment to Executive Order 170, Promoting Private Sector Participation and Investment in the Development and Operation of the Road Ro-Ro Terminal System, which was approved last March 29 under Executive Order (EO) 204, series 2016.

Candidates to Lead Philippines Seek to Tap...

20 April, 2016 at 10:28

Rodrigo Duterte had the crowd with him. The Philippine presidential candidate was telling a recent rally about a prison riot in 1989 in the southern city where he is mayor, and was mayor at the time.

Red alert for Luzon power

19 April, 2016 at 16:00

Outages hit parts of the Luzon grid on Friday afternoon as peak demand outpaced supply, triggering the Interruptible Load Program (ILP) wherein volunteer businesses use their own generator sets to ease the strain on the grid.

Peza: Approved investment pledges to increase 8%...

19 April, 2016 at 14:07

On the back of growing interest from foreign investors to relocate their facilities to the country, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) expects the value of approved investment pledges to increase by as much as 8 percent this year.

‘Persistent’ hackers targeting PHL come from China:...

19 April, 2016 at 11:54

Philippine organizations are ‘twice as likely to face advanced cyber attacks than worldwide average’ according to a study by US-based virtual machine-based security company.

An Indonesian tycoon’s media empire in the...

15 April, 2016 at 13:33

My column on Monday talked about the so-called SWS Mobile “Survey” as being anomalous since it is not really a survey, but involves the same permanent panel of about 750 people whose views are extracted for each survey run.

Groups make final push for proposed PPP...

13 April, 2016 at 12:30

The massive pipeline of key infrastructure deals—possibly at around a trillion pesos in total cost— is a reflection of how much money the Philippines needs to invest to improve the quality of life in the country.

Philippine airports in best list

11 April, 2016 at 09:02

No this is not an April Fool’s Day joke. This isn’t a sarcastic spoof news item either. This is for real. In fact, it isn’t just one, but three Philippine airports landed in Asia’s best airports list. Of course, NAIA isn’t one of them, silly!

Anti-coal power sentiment misplaced, industry lobby says

5 April, 2016 at 13:58

In a statement, the federation said the Philippine response to greenhouse gas reductions should “rationally be based on co-benefit measures such as forestation,” which it said was different from what is called for from developed countries.

DOT rolls out comprehensive plan for cruise...

18 March, 2016 at 16:00

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has expanded its avenues to attract more tourists as it completed the National Cruise Tourism Development Strategy amid air connectivity issues in the country.

Grace’s economy

18 March, 2016 at 11:35

This, before the Supreme Court decision allowing Ms. Poe’s candidacy came out. According to the maiden survey of SWS and Bilang Pilipino, the data-driven elections project of TV5, at least 66% of Filipino voters agree with the March 8 high court ruling that she is qualified to run for president.

Risk sharing broke SMC-Telstra talks

15 March, 2016 at 15:41

Talks on a telecommunications joint venture between San Miguel Corp. and Australian mobile telephone service provider Telstra fell through after the latter insisted on receiving a full refund of its investment should the deal run into regulatory problems.

It will have to be Clark

15 March, 2016 at 13:56

TOKYO, Japan – I took the Philippine Airlines flight to Haneda last Friday and it occurred to me the Narita-Haneda combination may be our future in a NAIA-Clark dual international gateway system.

Seven imperatives for the next president

14 March, 2016 at 16:43

EVERY THINKING voter needs to hear from our presidential candidates about their platform of government, or what they, in aspiring to lead the country, consider the foremost priorities in meeting our country’s challenges, and how they propose to address them.

Go for the bold!

14 March, 2016 at 10:48

For the fourth time in the last five years, I was honored by an invitation from the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) to speak at its prestigious Arangkada Philippines Forum. This year’s theme was “A Bolder and More Inclusive Decade.”

Health for everyone

14 March, 2016 at 10:22

The next debate of the presidentiables is on March 20 in Cebu. Four issues are to be covered: health, education, fighting corruption, and disaster preparedness/climate change.

Biggest roadblock to growth: Aviation players lament...

14 March, 2016 at 09:38

Infrastructure remains the biggest roadblock to the country’s continued growth and development, even as the travel and tourism sector continues to gain momentum, global aviation players said.

Telcos: Blame PHL’s poor internet service on...

9 March, 2016 at 10:23

STEADY improvements in the telecommunications industry were seen toward the end of 2015, data from research firms showed, as operators stepped up investments in their data networks.

‘Make Internet access a legal right of...

8 March, 2016 at 15:40

THE chairman of the House Committee on Trade and Industry on Thursday urged the Philippine government to make Internet access a legal right of its citizens.

I feel slow Internet pain, too, says...

8 March, 2016 at 14:17

THE GOVERNMENT should address the troublesome and snail-paced Internet in the country once and for all, Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Mar Roxas said over the weekend.

PIDS: Relax foreign restrictions in telco industry

7 March, 2016 at 12:43

The country will need to open up the telecommunications industry to foreign players if it wants faster and cheaper Internet, according to state-run think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).


2 March, 2016 at 17:28

Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago on Tuesday vowed to invest heavily on public infrastructure development, an area where previous administrations performed poorly, to help facilitate rapid economic growth.

[Video] Investors PH needs more internet competition

2 March, 2016 at 11:27

Aired on March 1, 2016 – CNN News Philippines

Nagging issues cited amid reform gains

2 March, 2016 at 11:04

Constraints to the country’s achievement of inclusive growth persist, foreign business chambers said yesterday as they called for bolder actions “to lock-in economic gains” into the next decade.