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Inflation accelerates in Q1 for low-income households — PSA

INFLATION, as experienced by low-income households, accelerated to a three-year high in the first quarter of 2018 on account of higher prices for food...
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DBM hopeful of credit rating upgrade in 2018

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) is confident the Philippines can secure a credit rating upgrade within the year, noting this would be...
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DAR says ready to process Boracay plots for land reform turnover

THE DEPARTMENT of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it will begin talks with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on the turnover of...
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BCDA issues invitation to bid for Clark airport O&M

THE BASES Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), with the Department of Transportation (DoTr), is inviting bids for the Clark International Airport operations and maintenance...
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DTI hopes to recover top 100 ease-of-doing business ranking

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is hoping to return to its top 100 ranking on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business...


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BIR revised guidelines and procedures in registering new businesses

People today are more geared towards being entrepreneurs. With the availability and accessibility of different online platforms for business opportunities, people can have their...
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How about Labor Day on a different date?

Today is Labor Day in the Philippines as it is in many countries. Labor Day is synonymous with, or linked with International Workers’ Day,...

Memories of UP ‘masa’ dorm

Yakal is a dorm in UP Diliman. It was a “masa” dorm as it had double-deck beds good for four. It was known...

No more ‘business as usual’ for electricity in the Philippines

By Eddie O’ Connor AS the economy in the Philippines continues to grow, energy demand races ahead. Recent analysis by the Asia Development Bank and...

Instituting bayanihan in governance and policy making

By May Zuleika Salao and Michael Henry Ll.Yusingco EVERY Filipino has been taught that bayanihan is the indigenous cultural phenomenon of community solidarity. It is...

Hunger drops to single digit in Q1 SWS survey

THE SHARE of families that experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months fell by 6 points from 15% to 9.9%,...
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Duterte may yet issue EO on ‘endo’

MALACAÑANG SAID, contrary to President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s earlier pronouncements, that he may still sign the executive order (EO) on labor contractualization depending on...

Barangay drug list bared

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz, Reporter THE PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is set to file charges “in a week or two” against 207...

DoJ deputies ordered to resign to give agency chief ‘free hand’

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio ALL incumbent Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries of the Department of Justice have been directed to “tender their unqualified courtesy resignations...

CIDG submits additional evidence in reopened high profile drug case

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio THE Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), through the Office of the Solicitor-General (OSG), on Monday submitted additional evidence in...
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Malacañang to investigate DoT ad contract with Tulfo firm

MALACAÑANG CONFIRMED on Monday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has already ordered a probe into the advertising contract of the Department of Tourism (DoT)...

Ex-Justice: quo warranto a threat to judicial independence

RETIRED SUPREME Court Justice Vicente V. Mendoza on Monday warned that “a quo warranto proceeding filed against a member of the court or any...
Oil prices drop this week

Gasoline up by P0.85; diesel, P0.70

FOR THE third straight week, the prices of petroleum products are set to increase, with gasoline having the biggest hike at P0.85 per liter...

2 police officers caught driving colorum vehicles

TWO ACTIVE police officers, one a chief inspector and the other a senior police officer 4, were among those apprehended last week for operating...

3 boats apprehended for illegal fishing in Masbate

THE PHILIPPINE Coast Guard Station (CGS) in Masbate apprehended three fishing boats in San Pascual, Masbate on April 27 for illegal fishing. The PCG...

Abu Sayyaf abducts 2 cops, 2 civilians

TWO POLICE officers were among the four individuals abducted in Patikul, Sulu on April 29, according to authorities. The two officers, identified as Police...
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Group formed for river cleanup to prevent flooding in Davao City

DAVAO CITY Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has issued an executive order (EO) for the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will facilitate the...

Surrendered

Assorted unlicensed firearms, totalling 119, including 63 high-powered weapons, are surrendered to the military on April 29 in Midsayap, Cotabato as part of the...

DoT counters NEDA: Boracay closure won’t necessarily slow down Western Visayas growth

THE WESTERN Visayas office of the Department of Tourism (DoT-6) disagrees with its National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) counterpart in the assessment that...

Nation at a Glance — (05/01/18)

News stories from across the nation. Visit www.bworldonline.com (section: The Nation) to read more national and regional news from the Philippines.
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Santiago named UAAP women’s volleyball MVP

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter HER University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) career may have ended sans a championship to show for but...

RAAMpage cycling event set for July

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THE growing long-distance cycling scene in the country has another challenging event to look forward to later this year...

James brings Cavaliers back from brink; Rockets romp in NBA playoffs

LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James scored 45 points in another magnificent game seven performance Sunday, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 105-101 victory over...
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PSL Grand Prix finals rematch gets going

FOR the second straight time the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers and Petron Blaze Spikers face off in the finals of the Philippine Superliga (PSL)...
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UFC eyeing continued expansion in Asia

MAKING a strong push in the Asian region in the last decade, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is angling on building on the momentum...
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Who is Vincent Keymer?

GRENKE Chess Open Karlsruhe, Germany March 29-April 2, 2018 Final Top Standings 1. IM Vincent Keymer GER 2403, 8.0/9 2-4. GM Anton Korobov UKR 2664, GM Dmitry Gordievsky RUS...

James heroics

With exactly one minute left in the third quarter of yesterday’s do-or-die set-to between the Cavaliers and the Pacers, the 20,562 fans who packed...

Wattpad seeks more PHL partners as it expects user growth

Entertainment company Wattpad looks to forge more partnerships for the adaptation of its content into other media as it expects an increase in its...
Dollar

April pain shows emerging-market risks can no longer be ignored

Complacency’s out, caution’s in. Over the past two-and-a-half years, the rally in emerging markets seemed virtually unstoppable. Money managers brushed aside political and economic risks...
PSE

Once winners, Southeast Asian stocks are now in downward spiral

After climbing to records this year, equities in Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia are now looking less like the bets that made them global...

Oil pares monthly gain as US rigs counter Iran-deal risk

Oil fell as the US oil rig count rose for a fourth week, but was still poised for a second monthly advance. Futures in New...
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Most Filipino merchants prefer social media as top e-commerce platform — survey

More Filipino merchants are using social media for selling their products, digital payments firm PayPal said. PayPal said that 87% of Filipino merchants are currently...

Ayala unit completes takeover of National Teachers College

The Ayala group has beefed up its education portfolio after completing the takeover of National Teachers College. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on...
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Peso rises to near 3-month high

THE PESO surged to a near three-month high against the dollar on Monday following an upgraded credit outlook for the Philippines. The local currency ended...
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PSE index rallies past 7,800 on window dressing

THE MAIN INDEX climbed to the 7,800 level on Monday, ending a weak month that pulled the market to a one-year low on a...

BCDA seeks bidders for Clark airport contract

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), is calling for bidders for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of...

Asian Terminals declares P900-million cash dividends

Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) announced a total of P900-million cash dividend, equivalent to 45 centavos per share, following a "solid" performance last year. The company...

Meralco net income up 10% in first quarter

Listed distribution utility Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) posted a net income of P5.312 billion in the first quarter, higher by 10.28% compared with the...

Oriental Peninsula profit surges in 2017

Oriental Peninsula Resources Group, Inc. said it registered P287.68 million in earnings last year, up from the P150.68 million loss in 2016. The company, which...
Union-Bank

UnionBank profit jumps by 32% in first quarter

The net income of UnionBank of the Philippines (UnionBank) surged in the first quarter of 2018 as it sustained double-digit growth in its customer...