An Indonesian tycoon’s media empire in the...

15 April, 2016 at 13:33

My column on Monday talked about the so-called SWS Mobile “Survey” as being anomalous since it is not really a survey, but involves the same permanent panel of about 750 people whose views are extracted for each survey run.

Groups make final push for proposed PPP...

13 April, 2016 at 12:30

The massive pipeline of key infrastructure deals—possibly at around a trillion pesos in total cost— is a reflection of how much money the Philippines needs to invest to improve the quality of life in the country.

Philippine airports in best list

11 April, 2016 at 09:02

No this is not an April Fool’s Day joke. This isn’t a sarcastic spoof news item either. This is for real. In fact, it isn’t just one, but three Philippine airports landed in Asia’s best airports list. Of course, NAIA isn’t one of them, silly!

Anti-coal power sentiment misplaced, industry lobby says

5 April, 2016 at 13:58

In a statement, the federation said the Philippine response to greenhouse gas reductions should “rationally be based on co-benefit measures such as forestation,” which it said was different from what is called for from developed countries.

DOT rolls out comprehensive plan for cruise...

18 March, 2016 at 16:00

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has expanded its avenues to attract more tourists as it completed the National Cruise Tourism Development Strategy amid air connectivity issues in the country.

Grace’s economy

18 March, 2016 at 11:35

This, before the Supreme Court decision allowing Ms. Poe’s candidacy came out. According to the maiden survey of SWS and Bilang Pilipino, the data-driven elections project of TV5, at least 66% of Filipino voters agree with the March 8 high court ruling that she is qualified to run for president.

Risk sharing broke SMC-Telstra talks

15 March, 2016 at 15:41

Talks on a telecommunications joint venture between San Miguel Corp. and Australian mobile telephone service provider Telstra fell through after the latter insisted on receiving a full refund of its investment should the deal run into regulatory problems.

It will have to be Clark

15 March, 2016 at 13:56

TOKYO, Japan – I took the Philippine Airlines flight to Haneda last Friday and it occurred to me the Narita-Haneda combination may be our future in a NAIA-Clark dual international gateway system.

Seven imperatives for the next president

14 March, 2016 at 16:43

EVERY THINKING voter needs to hear from our presidential candidates about their platform of government, or what they, in aspiring to lead the country, consider the foremost priorities in meeting our country’s challenges, and how they propose to address them.

Go for the bold!

14 March, 2016 at 10:48

For the fourth time in the last five years, I was honored by an invitation from the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) to speak at its prestigious Arangkada Philippines Forum. This year’s theme was “A Bolder and More Inclusive Decade.”

Health for everyone

14 March, 2016 at 10:22

The next debate of the presidentiables is on March 20 in Cebu. Four issues are to be covered: health, education, fighting corruption, and disaster preparedness/climate change.

Biggest roadblock to growth: Aviation players lament...

14 March, 2016 at 09:38

Infrastructure remains the biggest roadblock to the country’s continued growth and development, even as the travel and tourism sector continues to gain momentum, global aviation players said.

Telcos: Blame PHL’s poor internet service on...

9 March, 2016 at 10:23

STEADY improvements in the telecommunications industry were seen toward the end of 2015, data from research firms showed, as operators stepped up investments in their data networks.

‘Make Internet access a legal right of...

8 March, 2016 at 15:40

THE chairman of the House Committee on Trade and Industry on Thursday urged the Philippine government to make Internet access a legal right of its citizens.

I feel slow Internet pain, too, says...

8 March, 2016 at 14:17

THE GOVERNMENT should address the troublesome and snail-paced Internet in the country once and for all, Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Mar Roxas said over the weekend.

PIDS: Relax foreign restrictions in telco industry

7 March, 2016 at 12:43

The country will need to open up the telecommunications industry to foreign players if it wants faster and cheaper Internet, according to state-run think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).


2 March, 2016 at 17:28

Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago on Tuesday vowed to invest heavily on public infrastructure development, an area where previous administrations performed poorly, to help facilitate rapid economic growth.

[Video] Investors PH needs more internet competition

2 March, 2016 at 11:27

Aired on March 1, 2016 – CNN News Philippines

Nagging issues cited amid reform gains

2 March, 2016 at 11:04

Constraints to the country’s achievement of inclusive growth persist, foreign business chambers said yesterday as they called for bolder actions “to lock-in economic gains” into the next decade.

EDITORIAL – Low on livability

29 February, 2016 at 13:45

The ranking didn’t get worse, but there was also no improvement for Manila in the latest annual Quality of Living list compiled by global consulting firm Mercer. Manila – or more accurately, the megacity of Metro Manila – retained its 136th rank among 230 cities in the Mercer list.

[Video] Foreign Investors laud Aguino administration for...

27 February, 2016 at 10:00

Dateline Philippines @ ANC | February 26, 2016

High Internet cost in PHL blamed on...

26 February, 2016 at 17:47

The country’s outdated telecommunications laws continue to hamper innovation and restrict the inflow of investments needed to improve the sector’s competitiveness and cut Internet cost, stakeholders said on Wednesday at the launching of a policy brief on the country’s broadband…

‘Business as usual’ despite elections

26 February, 2016 at 16:18

‘Business as usual’ despite elections by: Ben O. de Vera | February 24, 2015    Despite domestic and external challenges, the

Joint chambers say agri largely untapped, bold...

26 February, 2016 at 14:42

THE PHILIPPINES needs a sense of urgency to unleash, modernize and diversify the agriculture business and food production if it wants to achieve a broad-based and inclusive growth, foreign business chambers said in the first of seven policy notes that it will be releasing next week.