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WikiLeaks document notes disincentives to investing in...

13 September, 2011 at 14:25

Thousands of documents pertaining to United States officials’ views on the Philippines have been released by WikiLeaks, among them a fairly

Agencies propose fee hikes

7 September, 2011 at 12:45

HIGHER FEES AND CHARGES have been proposed by government agencies to reflect current transaction costs, with the increases ranging from 20% to as

Cybercrime Bill can improve e-governance – Angara

7 September, 2011 at 11:16

This is a re-posted press release. Senator Edgardo J. Angara said that the passage of a cybercrime bill will enhance e-governance initiatives in

Philippine global competitiveness

30 August, 2011 at 11:51

This is a re-posted opinion piece. On the challenges of global economic competitiveness, i.e., being the kind of country (or city) that attracts

Registering a business: Soon to be a...

24 August, 2011 at 04:22

This is re-posted article. MANILA, Philippines—How easy is it for an entrepreneur to register his or her business in these

Cheap but poor

24 August, 2011 at 04:05

This is a re-posted editorial/opinion piece. Two reports, released one after the other by financial and economic think tanks that have found

Liquor taxes unfair — WTO

23 August, 2011 at 03:41

This is an article repost. A REPORT declaring Philippine taxes on liquor imports as discriminatory has finally been issued by the World Trade

Philippine wages rank third highest in region

22 August, 2011 at 09:02

This is an article repost. THE COST of labor in the Philippines remains one of the highest in Southeast Asia, according to the latest online

Cheap Manila also has low wage, purchasing...

22 August, 2011 at 08:03

This is an article repost. MANILA may be one of the cheapest cities to live in but it also has the one of the lowest wage and purchasing power

Costly gridlock

19 August, 2011 at 06:47

This is a re-posted editorial/opinion piece. Traffic congestion in Metro Manila results in losses amounting to at least $3.6 billion a year,


19 August, 2011 at 06:43

This is a reposted opinion piece. A lot of economic experts are quite bullish about the Philippine market. Although we are getting a pitiful share

Foreign firms allowed to drop ‘Philippines’ title

18 August, 2011 at 04:01

This is an article repost. FOREIGN CORPORATIONS looking to set up shop here should be able to have a bit more freedom in naming their subsidiary

Customs aims to ‘fully’ implement online facility...

16 August, 2011 at 03:40

This is an article repost. THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) expects to fully implement the National Single Window (NSW) next quarter, as a Cabinet

Airport overtime work resolved

15 August, 2011 at 08:54

This is an article repost. THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) has resolved its longstanding issue regarding the overtime work of its employees in

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