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ConCom to decide federal structure, bill of...

10 April, 2018 at 13:41

The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution is set to decide early this week the executive and legislative structure of the proposed federal government…

After Jollibee, these businesses are next on...

6 April, 2018 at 10:22

Inspections on other fast food chains and malls are next on the labor department’s radar, after issuing an order to Philippine fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corporation to regularize more than 6,000 of its workers.

NEDA body approves San Miguel’s Bulacan airport,...

4 April, 2018 at 15:30

San Miguel Corporation’s P700-billion proposal to build, operate, and maintain an airport in Bulacan – along with 8 other infrastructure projects – has been approved by a National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) body.

[OPINION] Stepping up PH investment climate

4 April, 2018 at 13:00

The constitutional restriction on foreign equity in certain sectors has hampered the entry of foreign direct investments (FDIs) into the country. Nevertheless, the Philippines has moved up and emerged as…

[EDITORIAL] Trade barriers

4 April, 2018 at 10:50

Aside from battling drug trafficking, fighting corruption is his other priority, according to President Duterte. He will have to push his officials harder in waging this other war.

[OPINION] Remove the economic restrictions

2 April, 2018 at 16:00

Everyone that matters recognizes the reality of today’s world and that opening up the economy to a level playing field can only benefit the people. Only the myopic, protectionist members of the Left refuse to see it…

[OPINION] Design–the competitive edge

2 April, 2018 at 10:24

Why design? With growing access to better technology, the new competitive advantage lies in the ability to carve out and create new markets through the fusion of business, technology and arts.

Business has mixed reactions on 6-month closure...

26 March, 2018 at 10:14

The business community has mixed reactions about the temporary closure of Boracay, but some have said that it was about time the government did something to address the problem.

TRAIN 2 worries investors – PEZA

23 March, 2018 at 12:00

Apprehensive of the impact on the planned government incentives rationalization being crafted under Package 2 of the TRAIN, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) said the government “should not kill the goose that lays the golden egg”…

Investments in Subic Freeport fell by almost...

23 March, 2018 at 10:00

Investments registered by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), operator of the country’s premier freeport zone Subic Freeport, dropped by almost half in 2017 to P3.63 billion from P6.7 1billion in 2016.

Shopping malls boom as Filipinos shrug off...

22 March, 2018 at 14:00

Rising inflation and a weakening peso will not deter Filipinos from spending in malls.

Philippines on wrong path to agro-industrialization

22 March, 2018 at 10:15

Even as the Philippines continues to lag behind its neighbors in the agriculture sector, it is now moving to modernize the industry to keep up with the increasing population and effects of climate change.

Group warns of threats to growth

20 March, 2018 at 15:05

One of the country’s most influential business groups wants the government to let the impeachment process against the chief justice run its course, noting that the respect for the rule of law was “absolutely essential” for business to keep on investing.

Boracay closure to hit entire tourism industry

20 March, 2018 at 10:19

The total closure of Boracay for a maximum of one year will not only impact the tourism of the island but of the entire country, an industry group said yesterday.

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