SEVEN BIG WINNERS SECTORS

5,000 elite jobs in BPO sector at...

8 August, 2017 at 15:30

The Philippines stands to lose around 5,000 top caliber and financially rewarding jobs in a subsector of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry…

Duterte meets with mining executives

8 August, 2017 at 14:28

After hitting the mining industry for what he described as its irresponsible practices, President Duterte met on Thursday with industry stakeholders to stress his concerns.

MICC to review mining tax regime

3 August, 2017 at 16:30

The interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) is set to conduct a review of the country’s mining laws in order to come up with improved tax and revenue sharing schemes on local mining operations…

[OPINION] DOTr flees Metro Manila

3 August, 2017 at 15:30

Even before he took over DOTr, Secretary Art Tugade had repeatedly talked about decongesting Metro Manila. He will set the ball rolling by moving DOTr to Clark.

[OPINION] 23 years (and not counting)

3 August, 2017 at 13:00

Finally, the government has decided where an international airport to supplement (not replace) the Ninoy Aquino International Airport should be. It’s at Clark.

Ban on open pit mining stays —...

2 August, 2017 at 14:00

The order banning all prospective open-pit mines in the country will remain in effect and will be taken up at the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC), Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said.

‘China can’t hire its nationals for projects...

2 August, 2017 at 12:00

Even if China grants the Philippines enormous loans to ramp up infrastructure development, the law still prohibits the hiring of foreign construction workers, according to the head of President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic team.

Philippines Vows to Defend Its Outsourcing Empire

2 August, 2017 at 10:06

The Philippines’ $23 billion outsourcing empire is facing mounting risks: China is rising quickly as a competitor, the government wants to cut some incentives and a siege in the south of the country is worrying investors.

Mining the industrialization dream of SONA 2017

31 July, 2017 at 15:30

Aside from frequently cussing and cursing or threatening people with state-sponsored murders over his anti-drugs war, President Rodrigo R. Duterte (PRRD) is not exactly known for articulating policies on industrialization.

Revenue loss due to tax perks down...

28 July, 2017 at 13:00

Activities related to the country’s top dollar earners—business process outsourcing and electronics—cornered the bulk of tax incentives given away by the government in 2015 totaling P104.4 billion, latest Department of Finance data showed.

Congress leaders to pass 38 priority bills

28 July, 2017 at 11:26

Congress leaders on Wednesday agreed to pass 38 bills they have included in the list of priority measures for the second regular session of the 17th Congress.

MPIC mulls P20-B Cavitex-Port Area expressway

26 July, 2017 at 14:45

The tollway arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is planning to propose a P20-billion expressway project to connect the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (Cavitex) to the Port Area.

Rody to draw up new mining law

24 July, 2017 at 16:00

President Duterte has pitched for new legislation on mining, saying he is set to gather all stakeholders of the industry to discuss his proposal for a modified measure.

Infrastructure, tax reforms in investors’ SONA wishlist

24 July, 2017 at 15:00

The local and foreign business community is hoping to hear more about President Duterte’s plans regarding his massive infrastructure program and tax reform package as he delivers his State-of-the-Nation Address on Monday.

Manufacturing innovation key to EM break out...

24 July, 2017 at 12:00

The concept of emerging markets is based broadly on the idea that the wealth of developing countries tends to converge over time with their developed peers. But, in fact, long-term growth and development has…

UPDATE 1-Philippines plans new law to ensure...

24 July, 2017 at 09:48

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday the government will draft a new law for the country’s mining industry, which he said pays too little in tax and not enough in compensation for any environmental damage.

[OPINION] Mighty Kim

21 July, 2017 at 15:30

I got a call from former BIR commissioner Kim Henares last Monday. She said she didn’t want to react to an item in my column, but former DOF Sec. Cesar Purisima insisted that she clarify things with me.

MRT-7 up and running by end-2019 —...

21 July, 2017 at 14:27

The Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) will be completed by the fourth quarter of 2019, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said yesterday.

Hong Kong architect wins tender for massive...

17 July, 2017 at 11:15

In what is being touted as one of the biggest investments in the “Belt and Road Initiative”, a Hong Kong architect and his firm have won a tender to plan and coordinate the design of an artificial island the size of 20 Victoria Parks off the coast of Manila in the Philippines, the Post has learned.

The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum: Implementing...

12 July, 2017 at 10:44

The Sixth Anniversary Arangkada Philippines Forum of the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines will be held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on September 14, 2017.

BPO firms’ tax perks to stay under...

11 July, 2017 at 15:17

The Department of Finance yesterday said business process outsourcing (BPO) companies need not worry about the government’s first tax reform package as they would continue to enjoy a number of fiscal perks enough to sustain their robust growth.

[OPINION] Philippines? Where’s that?

5 July, 2017 at 12:32

Often, we think the world revolves around us. Our politicians talk as if what they say matters to the rest of the world and the world will adjust to their whims.

Duterte rolls out legacy projects

4 July, 2017 at 14:00

While the Duterte administration has courted near-constant division over its polices on politics, security and foreign policy, it has unified critics and allies alike on the country’s crucial need for infrastructure.

Business leaders stay upbeat on admin’s infra...

4 July, 2017 at 12:00

A year after President Rodrigo Duterte took office, some of the biggest local and foreign business chambers in the country still have high hopes for the administration, betting on the promise of a “golden age of infrastructure” on top…