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Globalizing corporate Philippines

7 December, 2018 at 10:52

For the longest time, the Philippines has been stereotyped as a principal source of cheap labor. Indeed, we have exported many of our people to greener pastures abroad.

[OPINION] Charter change is our business

6 December, 2018 at 13:00

Let this piece be an updating report, especially to my colleagues in business, on what the business sector is doing to be engaged in the move to amend our Constitution…

[OPINION] China’s peaceful rise revisited

6 December, 2018 at 10:26

President Xi Jinping had hoped that the APEC Leaders Summit would be the validation of China’s soft power as the new champion of globalization and free trade…

ADB to fund technical assistance for three...

6 December, 2018 at 08:00

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is preparing $5 million worth of technical assistance grants for transport projects in Southeast Asia, with the Philippines getting funding for three projects.

Legislative Tracker – November 2018

5 December, 2018 at 15:39

Legislative Tracker – November 2018

Traffic crisis bill advances in House

5 December, 2018 at 15:04

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading a measure designed to address worsening traffic in three key metropolitan areas in the next three years.

WESM’s commercial run in Mindanao to start...

5 December, 2018 at 12:00

The commercial implementation of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao may finally happen next year.

Tax amnesty faces delay

5 December, 2018 at 10:00

The much-awaited tax amnesty early next year may be delayed if Congress will not pass it together with the automatic exchange of information and the lifting of bank secrecy…

Duterte breaks ground for PH’s longest bridge...

4 December, 2018 at 17:12

President Rodrigo Duterte led in the groundbreaking and capsule-laying for the construction of what is purported to be the longest bridge in the country – Panguil Bay Bridge (PBB) project…

[OPINION] Completion of projects start

4 December, 2018 at 11:50

Completion of projects start DEMAND AND SUPPLY – Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) – December 3, 2018 –

BIR says health card premiums not taxable

3 December, 2018 at 13:00

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has clarified that health insurance premiums are not taxable.

Philippines: journalist Maria Ressa to turn herself...

3 December, 2018 at 11:08

Maria Ressa, the editor of Philippine online news website Rappler, will turn herself into the authorities on Monday after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

[OPINION] Inflexible labor regulations have negative consequences

29 November, 2018 at 13:00

After more than two years in office, the Duterte administration has not fulfilled its promise to end contractualization. Reports indicate that there are an estimated 1.3 million Filipinos…

[OPINION] Crucial battles over water

29 November, 2018 at 10:28

Governance experts predict the next world war will be fought not over oil, but over water. In the Philippines, there are already crucial battles over this issue.

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