Duterte Administration

[OPINION] Will Duterte have business cronies?

15 January, 2018 at 09:57

President Duterte had some harsh words for local big business last week. He said he owes them nothing so he is free to reform the economic system as he sees fit.

Peso among ‘most stable’ in Asia despite...

10 January, 2018 at 10:32

The Department of Finance (DoF) said the peso remained among the “most stable” currencies in Asia and “finished strongly” in 2017 despite a 0.5% depreciation against the dollar.

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.

Tycoons confirm Naia rehab bid

8 December, 2017 at 10:43

Seven of the country’s biggest conglomerates confirmed they were looking at rehabilitating and redeveloping the Ninoy Aquino International Airport…

Government open to entry of more foreign...

4 December, 2017 at 13:30

The Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, is open to lowering the threshold for Quadruple A license category to open the construction industry to more foreign contractors.

Chinese investors still keen on PH

25 October, 2017 at 13:00

The Duterte administration “continues to enjoy the confidence of foreign direct investors” after two large Chinese investors reiterated their interest to invest a combined $4.5 billion in the Philippines.

[EDITORIAL] Better climate for investment

18 October, 2017 at 15:30

There’s an interesting debate on foreign investments going on between the Duterte administration and its critics. While an opposition senator, Franklin Drilon, raised an alarm over the 90-percent decline in new foreign investments as of last June…

No destabilization threat to Duterte administration, says...

18 October, 2017 at 11:34

The military sees no major threat to the administration, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s continued reference to destabilization efforts that he says could push him to set up a revolutionary government.

PCCI: Focus on project delivery, not politics

10 October, 2017 at 10:00

Businessmen are urging the Duterte administration to focus on delivering projects instead of letting itself get sidetracked by politics.

[OPINION] Who’s Afraid of a Weak Peso?

26 September, 2017 at 08:00

Once upon a time, I was a co-panelist of Mr. Ronnie Concepcion in a program hosted by Ms. Kris Aquino. I don’t remember what transpired during the televised discussion but vivid in my memory was my brief exchange with Ronnie before…

Foreign chambers pitch reforms to Duterte gov’t

15 September, 2017 at 10:47

Foreign business chambers in the country yesterday set the tone for engagement with the over one-year-old government of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, unveiling reform proposals under their continuing

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

7 September, 2017 at 11:23

The clock is ticking on the Duterte administration.

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.

[OPINION] How the businessmen vote

25 August, 2017 at 09:00

The other day, we got a peek at what foreign businessmen think of the Duterte administration’s performance so far. The picture is generally positive, but with some alarums starting to be raised about peace and order.

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