SEVEN BIG WINNERS SECTORS

[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.

Gov’t urged to prioritize construction of annex...

14 September, 2017 at 22:01

The government should prioritize the development of the remaining spaces at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport into an annex terminal while it is still weighing the two proposals to build new airports either in Sangley Point or Bulacan.

[OPINION] Subway

12 September, 2017 at 12:30

At last, a subway for us… the commuter line, not the sandwich. NEDA has finally approved the first phase of the subway project for Metro Manila. Compared with the Roxas-Abaya era at the transport department

DICT eyes PPP mode for broadband plan

12 September, 2017 at 11:02

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is looking at using the public-private partnership (PPP) mode for the implementation of a component of the National Broadband Plan (NBP).

Latest Ookla report: Speed of broadband in...

11 September, 2017 at 10:36

The country’s broadband speed is “significantly improving,” according to Ookla’s latest Speedtest Global Index report.

NEDA OKs P355.6-billion metro subway project

7 September, 2017 at 14:30

A project that will build the country’s first subway system is now one step behind construction after a government body approved it for implementation by 2018, the National Economic and Development Authority said on Wednesday.

Demand for domestic destination drives Philtoa travel...

7 September, 2017 at 12:30

Domestic travel still accounted for majority of the sales of the exhibitors at the 28th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, last weekend.

Pros and cons of ODAs, GAAs, and...

7 September, 2017 at 11:23

The clock is ticking on the Duterte administration.

PAL proposes new NAIA 2 annex building

4 September, 2017 at 10:18

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is proposing to build a new annex building at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, which will include a new passenger terminal, in a bid to address the terminal’s overcapacity issues.

Industrialization in peril sans mining progress —...

30 August, 2017 at 17:00

President Duterte’s thrust towards the industrialization of the Philippines is taking a significant hit with the continuing lack of progress in the country’s mining sector, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines said.

Early completion of metro subway to cost...

30 August, 2017 at 12:00

The government is considering the possibility of completing the Japan-funded Mega Manila Subway Project earlier but at a higher cost, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said.

[OPINION] P55 to $1

25 August, 2017 at 17:00

Budget Secretary Ben Diokno must have been tired and piqued by all the incessant questions being raised on the peso’s exchange rate during a recent forum.

Macquarie, GIC investments in EDC a vote...

25 August, 2017 at 16:00

Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said the move by Macquarie Infrastructure Management (Asia) Pty. Ltd. and Arran Investments to pump P65 billion into the country’s energy sector is a vote of trust and confidence in the Duterte administration.

Korean firms leave Philippines for Vietnam

25 August, 2017 at 13:00

Korean manufacturing companies in the Philippines are packing up and leaving the country for Vietnam where they see lower costs and an easier way of doing business.

Arangkada forum to explore PHL industrialization

24 August, 2017 at 10:47

Foreign businesses are looking forward to helping the Philippines reach the next level of development by helping it diversify away from economic pillars like business process outsourcing (BPO) by boosting agriculture, among other sectors.

Gov’t seeks investors in Quezon-Bicol expressway

23 August, 2017 at 14:34

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is moving forward with a massive road project connecting two key provinces south of Metro Manila via a 180-kilometer expressway.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10929 | REPUBLIC ACT...

22 August, 2017 at 09:24

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-fifth day of July, two thousand sixteen.

[OPINION] Healthcare

18 August, 2017 at 12:00

One of the new laws recently signed by President Duterte increases the penalty imposed on hospital staff and owners who demand a deposit before treating an emergency patient. The fact that we have to pass such a law shows how dysfunctional our national healthcare system is.

[OPINION] Technology, the dragon slayer

18 August, 2017 at 10:00

Companies that don’t have a digital strategy are toast.

Ayala, MVPoffer to fix MRT3

16 August, 2017 at 11:32

Conglomerate Ayala Corp. and businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan’s Metro Pacific Investments Corp. plan to expand their partnership in the light railway business to push for a P12-billion unsolicited proposal to rehabilitate the Metro Railway Transit (MRT3) that traverses Edsa.

[OPINION] Unprocessed Mineral Export Ban

16 August, 2017 at 10:38

In his 2017 SONA, Pres. Duterte threatened, among others, to stop the export of unprocessed mining products. This follows the ban on similar products in 2014 by Indonesia.

Tourists from South Korea, US, China lift...

14 August, 2017 at 10:00

South Korea continues to top the list of the Philippines’s major source markets for tourists in the first half of 2017.

Private sector seeks clearer post-infra strategy

11 August, 2017 at 14:53

More than a year since the administration promised a golden era of infrastructure, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) wants to know what comes after these big-ticket items are put up…

Cimatu gets tough, warns errant miners

10 August, 2017 at 10:14

A recent statement from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) cited Cimatu saying that mining companies must comply with all existing mining and environmental laws if they want their operations to continue.