Part 4 News: General Business Environment

Biz groups push okay of Public Service...

20 May, 2019 at 13:46

Business leaders have closed ranks behind a final push to prod the 17th Congress—which resumes sessions on Monday (May 20) for its final three weeks of work—to pass the amended Public Service Act (PSA) before leaving office in June.

Low storage costs keep containers in PH

20 May, 2019 at 13:43

The country’s largest truckers association is putting part of the blame for the lingering congestion at the country’s main ports on low storage costs that have allowed international shipping lines to keep empty containers in the country.

CBCP urges solon to pass job-generating laws

20 May, 2019 at 12:29

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged newly elected lawmakers to craft laws that would help generate employment in the country so workers would no longer be forced to go abroad, where they may end up being abused by their employers.

[PRESS RELEASE] FEF Statement on US-China Trade...

20 May, 2019 at 11:56

We, the Foundation for Economic Freedom, are urging the Duterte Administration to seize an opportunity provided by the worsening US-China trade war to luring factories now based in China to the Philippines.

[EDITORIAL] Plus for the economy

20 May, 2019 at 11:35

The emerging results of the midterm elections augur well for the economy, bringing with them the possibility that vital legislation needed to attract foreign investments and keep growth sustainable will see the light of day.

[VIDEO] Tourism Summit 2019

11 May, 2019 at 20:11

Tourism Summit 2019 — With more than 7,600 islands, the Philippines is blessed with abundant resources that can be transformed into various creative business models that would lead to a more progressive and sustainable island tourism industry.

The recent water crisis

9 May, 2019 at 14:01

Not long ago – in a drama that unfolded in March and continued until April, the hottest and driest months of the year – the Metro Manila area suffered a major trauma: the availability and quality of water services became erratic and water rationed in a time of heavy need.

MORE smart cities… with sufficient water

9 May, 2019 at 13:45

Metro Manila is expanding fast with 13+ million residents, plus an estimated 2+ million from surrounding provinces going to the big city for work, studies, other transactions.

DOTr, LRTA, LRMC begin today full-blast construction...

8 May, 2019 at 14:40

The full-blast construction of the LRT-1 Cavite extension project starts today, the De­partment of Transportation (DOTr), Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), and Light Rail Ma­nila Corporation (LRMC) announced Monday.

Local retailers tell Chinese, foreigners to keep...

8 May, 2019 at 14:31

The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) urged the government to stop China from engaging in small and medium businesses here.

[PRESS RELEASE] MAP urges Holistic Laguna Lake...

8 May, 2019 at 08:11

Water security and the environment are major concerns of the MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (MAP). It is for these reasons that MAP urges an immediate effort by the national government together with local government units and the private sector to…

Meralco warns of more power outages in...

7 May, 2019 at 08:30

Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) warns of more power outages in the future given rising demand.

Anti-Red Tape Authority revises IRR for EODB...

7 May, 2019 at 08:21

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has submitted the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act…

Senate set to approve 3 key economic...

7 May, 2019 at 08:10

The Senate aims to approve at least three key economic bills that their proponents say will help the country adapt to and benefit from changing global economic and business trends before the 17th Congress finally adjourns in June.

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