Ending ‘endo’ will scare off investors, says...

20 April, 2018 at 15:00

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and some influential business groups warned on Tuesday that making direct hiring the norm for employment would scare off investors.

Is Trump Serious About Trade War? China’s...

20 April, 2018 at 13:00

In an elegantly furnished back room at a conference in eastern China in December, a member of the Chinese leadership asked American tech executives for help.

[OPINION] Tugade turns into Mar Roxas

20 April, 2018 at 10:41

I had a strange feeling it was about to happen. Last week I got my confirmation. Transportation Secretary Art Tugade has turned into a Mar Roxas clone. That explains a lot.

[OPINION] Infrastructure for inclusive growth

19 April, 2018 at 18:00

The road to an inclusive economy will be long and hard, but with everyone contributing to the mission, the goal will be achieved in no time. With President Duterte leading the charge for change to happen, we are assured that more Filipinos will experience the growth of our economy.

[OPINION] Corroded

19 April, 2018 at 16:30

The Department of Justice, according to its new chief, has been “corroded” and suffers from an image problem. Corrosion is usually associated with slow destruction by a powerful agent such as acid, with the damage irreversible. Can Secretary Menardo Guevarra save the DOJ?

US, Korean firms shelve expansion plans

19 April, 2018 at 14:30

Foreign companies in the Philippines, particularly from the US and Korea, are putting on hold major expansion plans in the country due to concerns about the government’s second tax reform package.

Cebu losing P1.1 B daily to traffic...

19 April, 2018 at 12:30

The unresolved traffic congestion in Metro Cebu has resulted in at least P1.1 billion in economic losses a day, according to initial results of a study being conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).

‘Labor uncertainties may prompt investors to relocate’

19 April, 2018 at 10:29

Uncertainties in the country’s labor sector are prompting some investors to consider relocating to other Southeast Asian economies where labor rates are lower, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said yesterday.

DOTr rejects firms’ unsolicited airport development proposals

18 April, 2018 at 15:00

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has given more unsolicited proposals to develop regional airports in the country the thumbs down as the government opts to either stage public bidding or shoulder the cost of development.

Tax perk removal ‘unconstitutional’

18 April, 2018 at 13:00

The Duterte administration’s second tax reform package would invalidate existing government contracts with investors, a move that the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) has called “unconstitutional.”

Duterte spooks foreign investors with tax ‘sword...

18 April, 2018 at 10:48

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration received an impassioned plea from within its ranks on the night of April 11.

PEZA seeks development of 137 new ecozones

17 April, 2018 at 17:00

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has identified 137 new sites for economic zone (ecozone) development covering 70,475 hectares of public lands around the country.

137 sites eyed as new ecozones

17 April, 2018 at 15:00

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has identified 137 sites covering a total area of 70,475 hectares as potential new economic zones.

Commission on Elections wants May 14 polls...

17 April, 2018 at 13:00

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has passed a resolution asking President Duterte to declare May 14 as a special non-working holiday nationwide in connection with the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.

Independent body needed to review airport proposals:...

17 April, 2018 at 10:36

An independent body tasked to take a holistic approach is key in solving the country’s air traffic infrastructure, according to Mitre Corp. the technical partner of Megawide-GMR in its bid to upgrade NAIA.

[OPINION] Understanding the two proposals to rehabilitate...

16 April, 2018 at 16:48

How serious is NAIA’s congestion problem?

[OPINION] My problem with TRAIN 2

16 April, 2018 at 14:33

I have a full disclosure to make before I state my opinion on TRAIN 2 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Package 2. I’ve been an owner for about 17 years now of a small Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company.

Renewed US TPP interest may trigger PHL...

16 April, 2018 at 10:12

The government’s economic managers will reconsider the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in light of US President Donald J. Trump’s renewed interest in the trade bloc, though the business sector wants competitiveness to improve before the country signs any free trade agreements (FTAs).

PEZA bucks move to scrap incentives

13 April, 2018 at 16:39

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has come out strongly against the Department of Finance (DOF) for trying to emasculate the economic zone agency, remove its incentives and belittled its overall contribution to the economy.

Trump weighs rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership amid trade...

13 April, 2018 at 13:27

President Trump ordered top administration officials Thursday to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the sprawling trade pact he rejected three days after taking office.

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…