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[OPINION] Is banana sagging?

3 November, 2017 at 16:00

It may be playing on words, but our title is a serious question motivated by recent trends in the industry. Two years ago a newspaper bannered the report “Philippine banana export industry under threat,” while last year another broadsheet…

[OPINION] Beat the traffic, build a subway

3 November, 2017 at 12:00

The usual skeptics think that while a subway can provide relief for Metro Manila denizens slowly dying from inhaling polluted air and grappling with horrendous traffic, an underground rail system is not feasible in the flood-prone national capital.

The Philippines looks to foreign investment to...

3 November, 2017 at 10:00

With an eye on reversing a dip in foreign direct investment (FDI), the Philippines has proposed a series of reforms aimed at increasing trade liberalisation.

FTA with US still in PH’s horizon

3 November, 2017 at 08:00

The Philippines is still keen on pursuing a free trade agreement with the United States which it said would yield a stronger and sustainable partnership with the world’s largest economy, according to Ramon Lopez, secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

PHL near bottom in 4G availability, speed

2 November, 2017 at 18:00

The Philippines has among the lowest long-term evolution (LTE) speed and availability rates globally, a report by a London-based firm said.

US firm adds contact centers in Philippines

2 November, 2017 at 16:00

Global managed services provider iQor continues to expand its operations in the Philippines, with the opening of new contact centers in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Bacolod City, Negros Island.

[OPINION] Has our One China policy worked...

2 November, 2017 at 14:00

In 1975, the Philippines adopted a diplomatic statute called the “One China Policy” to govern its relations with China and Taiwan. At the heart of the statute is that the Philippines would only recognize one sovereign state called “China”…

PHL in lower half of Doing Business...

2 November, 2017 at 12:00

The Philippines has remained in the lower half of an annual gauge of economies’ competitiveness in terms of improving business conditions for entrepreneurs, a better score notwithstanding.

[OPINION] Bad news, good news on jobs

31 October, 2017 at 10:00

The July job figures were just released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and alas, the headline numbers have moved in the wrong direction.

[OPINION] DICT internet roadmap

31 October, 2017 at 08:00

A few weeks after the lawyer secretary of DICT was replaced by a telecommunications technocrat, things started moving on our age old problem of slow internet. Last Monday, I shared the diagnosis of the problem made by DICT OIC Sec. Eliseo Rio Jr.

[OPINION] Foreign partners

30 October, 2017 at 14:44

President Duterte’s idols, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, are skipping the ASEAN-Plus summit with dialogue partners that the Philippines gets to host only once in a decade, and which Duterte gets to chair only once in his lifetime.

[OPINION] More telco issues

30 October, 2017 at 13:31

Now that there is apparently some movement at DICT that promises more competition in the local telco industry, experts are bringing up issues that must be addressed if the DICT effort is to have a chance of success.

No major clean up of dirty money...

30 October, 2017 at 10:18

In late October the Philippines introduced a new set of rules that would allow the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to monitor funds entering and exiting the substantial casino sector.

UK warns vs travel to rural areas...

27 October, 2017 at 10:48

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against traveling to rural areas throughout the Philippines due to prevalent counterinsurgency operations.

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