Governance News

[OPINION] Right of way in the way

30 October, 2018 at 08:00

Back in the 1990s, the foremost problem causing delays in the implementation of our infrastructure projects was right of way (along with illegal occupants) in project sites. One would think that, more than two decades later…

[OPINION] The Boracay syndrome

29 October, 2018 at 16:00

Boracay — that tiny island at the northern tip of Panay, a destination renowned for its fine white sand beaches, shallow gentle waters, and all-day partying — recently reopened to tourists after being abruptly shut down six months ago…

[OPINION] The necessity of institutional reforms

29 October, 2018 at 14:00

We reform institutions to make them (more) inclusive and distributive. These reform efforts, composed of complementary piecemeal and wholesale actions and programs, should start at the very core of the body politic.

[BLOG] Can the creative industries of ASEAN...

29 October, 2018 at 12:00

Strolling through Bonifacio Global City on a sunny Saturday, it is easy to spot the groups of smiley teenagers self-learning slick K-Pop dance moves in the shadows of gilded skyscrapers and leafy parks.

Government urged to focus on main harvest...

29 October, 2018 at 12:00

The government must allocate more investments in major rice areas to ensure improved production and strengthen its competitiveness, former Agriculture Secretary William Dar said.

[OPINION] No casinos in Boracay

29 October, 2018 at 10:07

The final word has come down from President Duterte on the issue of casinos in Boracay and it is a big, fat NO. Pressure had been exerted to allow the existing ones to continue, but the President still said NO.

PHL, US eye ‘next steps’ towards free...

25 October, 2018 at 17:00

Manila and Washington announced on Tuesday gains in resolving “a number of recurring bilateral trade issues” amid their intention to start talks on a prospective free trade pact.

DBM set to award fuel marking contract...

25 October, 2018 at 15:09

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said yesterday that its procurement service unit is set to award to Switzerland-based Sicpa SA and SGS Philippines Inc…

[OPINION] How to be left behind

23 October, 2018 at 12:00

From the country that was second only to Japan to one that is fast approaching second to the last in ASEAN, just about sums up our journey over the last 50 years.

PEZA open to making GIE incentive time-bound...

22 October, 2018 at 17:00

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is open to making the five percent gross income earned (GIE) incentive enjoyed by locators time-bound, if the rate will be raised to seven percent.

Keep Peza firms’ tax perks, gov’t urged

22 October, 2018 at 13:00

The former head of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) urged lawmakers to spare a crucial tax perk that has for long shielded companies from local governments that might strong-arm projects to gain favors.

[OPINION] Regulatory capture

22 October, 2018 at 12:00

Another big problem a potential investor must worry about in the Philippines is regulatory capture. It is either live with the system and feed the corruption that goes with regulatory capture or stay away from the country.

[EDITORIAL] Awaiting health care for all

22 October, 2018 at 11:42

The Philippines is a step closer to enacting a Universal Health Care (UHC) law that will guarantee all Filipinos equitable access to quality and affordable health goods and services.

Japanese envoy takes up cudgels for investors...

22 October, 2018 at 10:26

Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda made this pitch during the Special Session on “Towards a Deeper PH-Japan Economic Partnership” on the last day of the 44th Philippine Business Conference at the Manila Hotel yesterday.

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