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Philippines, Australia players face huge fine over ‘basketbrawl’

Basketball's governing body FIBA on Thursday handed down hefty fines and suspensions over an ugly on-court melee in Manila between the Philippine and Australian...

Cayetano, Pompeo affirm Philippine-US alliance in latest meeting

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano and Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo reaffirmed the country's alliance with the United States during the...

Is formal education still relevant in the age of disruption?

In a world where the most celebrated innovators are college drop-outs, should we still invest in education?

Philippines, Kuwait sign deal ensuring OFW safety in the Gulf state

By Gillian M. Cortez The Philippines and Kuwait have signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that will ensure the safety and security of Filipino workers...

Vietnam willing to export ‘cheap, good quality’ rice to the Philippines

Vietnam expressed willingness to export “cheap and good quality” rice to the Philippines, a Palace official said on Friday during a briefing in Singapore. President...

Bandwagon’s Clarence Chan on music, business and the future

The 32-year-old doesn’t come across as your typical CEO.

Japanese Navy destroyer arrives in Manila for goodwill visit

THE JS Akizuki, an Akizuki-class Destroyer from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived in Subic on Friday for a three-day goodwill visit until...

Security in check as gov’t prepares Tawi-Tawi as ecozone, says MinDA

CLOSER COORDINATION among maritime forces between the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia have strengthened security in shared waters, according to Secretary Datu Abul Khayr D....

An online platform for social enterprises? Oui, oui.

If you want to start a social enterprise but don’t know where to start, MakeSense has got you covered.

Your itinerary for Visita Iglesia in Intramuros

Follow the Catholic practice of Lent at historic Intramuros.

Uplifting the MSMEs

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero The Philippines is considered as one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, and one of the critical drivers of this growth...

Military ready for another possible conflict

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is getting ready for another possible conflict, a ranking officer said on Friday. “rom our experience from the...

Gov’t considering moves to allow ride-sharing in more regions

THE government is considering moves to allow ride-sharing in more regions, including Mindanao, owing to the lack of transport capacities in these areas. The Land...

Philippines summons US Ambassador over intelligence report

THE Philippines has summoned United States Ambassador Sung Y. Kim on the latest Worldwide Threat Assessment report of the US intelligence community that listed...

World Bank sees 6.7% GDP growth this year

THE WORLD BANK has raised its economic growth forecast for this year on the back of upbeat expansion in the second and third quarters. The...

A Christmas like no other

Christmas celebration in the Philippines is known as the longest and merriest in the world. As September kicks in, Christmas carols and decors are...

Philippines, Singapore team up for aircraft surveillance technology in Palawan

THE Philippines and Singapore will be unveiling new surveillance technology in Palawan to monitor flights and improve air traffic management. In a statement released on...

Philippines on track to meet Paris climate accord goals

THE Philippines is on track to comply with the global goal of keeping temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees celsius as prescribed in the...

Why Philippine market matters most in ASEAN

By Arnold S. Tenorio, Research Head FORGET mega-cities, or countries for that matter, if companies want to take part in ASEAN’s consumer growth story. This is...

NBA opens official online store in the PHL

SHOPPING FOR authentic National Basketball Association (NBA) merchandise in the country has been made easier with the recent launch of NBAStore.com.ph, the first official...

Feeding the PHL’s growing appetite for connectivity

TODAY, there are at least 3.6 billion Internet users in the world and more than 54 million are located in the archipelagic Philippines. In...

McKinsey & Co’s Suraj Moraje on the Philippines and the ASEAN...

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Small power politics at play in dispute

By Francis Anthony T. Valentin, Special Features Writer THE WEST PHILIPPINE Sea, or South China Sea, is a major trade route, a source of potentially massive...

Taxis seek fair shake after disruption

ASK TAXI DRIVERS and they will unload a litany of complaints on how Uber or Grab (or both) have been competing unfairly, no thanks...

Insecurity driving China’s hostility in territorial rows, secessionist areas

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr. ON OCCASION, a fraternity gets big enough such that its members begin to establish cliques of their own, causing disunity...

Multinational corporations in the Philippines: What do they want?

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr. CAPITAL AND INVESTMENTS are like water — they go where they are welcome and accommodated. Small water tributaries merge with...

How the millennials are influencing industries across ASEAN countries

By Erika Denise L. Dizon, Special Features Writer MAKING SENSE of the younger generation is a reality that not everyone can fully grasp. Amid an integrated...

Filipino warmth brings higher sales

By Imee Charlee C. Delavin, Senior Reporter SELLING the unique Filipino experience to the world helped pave the success stories of local companies that made it...

Jollibee aims to be in world’s top 5

By Keith Richard D. Mariano JOLLIBEE FOODS CORP. (JFC), the biggest fast food chain in Asia, remains focused on expanding abroad to reach another milestone:...

Philippines: ASEAN’s investment hub

By Keith Richard D. Mariano, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES is proving to be a critical investment gateway to the emerging Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market,...

Cheap rice or costly chicken nuggets?

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter A SHOWDOWN looms among the President’s men over the ticklish matter of prolonging the country’s rice quota. Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary...

How migration drives the world economy

MIGRATION is a key feature of a more interconnected world. Despite significant concerns about its economic and social implications, the movement of people across the...

Harnessing our growth momentum

Below is the keynote speech which he delivered at the Conrad Manila during the BusinessWorld-PAL ASEAN Regional Forum held last Nov. 24. Fernando Zobel de...

Is the Duterte gov’t on the road to reversing gains of...

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr. The stock market is one of several indicators that show how an economy or a country is doing because it...

Philippines top pick of services sector

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter The Philippines remains a market of choice for services, thanks to its educated and English-speaking residents but investors emphasize...

The Duterte- Dominguez Disconnect: Is another golden tide headed for the...

By Raul V. Fabella UPSE and NAST The eight-point program spelled out by Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” G. Dominguez III before the election was duly...

Key quotes from Duterte's first State of the Nation Address

On July 25, 2016, President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address during the opening of the 17th Congress at...

If the Philippines aims to unlock the economic value of women,...

THE WORLD would be richer by $28 trillion in 2025, according to a McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, if women took part in the...

Estimated growth rates of Southeast Asian countries in 2016

Below are the Asian Development Bank’s GDP growth projections for Southeast Asian countries. The Philippines is poised to expand faster than regional averages in...

HIV/AIDS and women in the Philippines

Medicine Cabinet — Reiner W. Gloor IT IS ALARMING how quickly the numbers of HIV/AIDS cases have risen in just the past few years here...

‘We’re not asking for it’

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman He was holding it, caressing it. A man, a stranger, wearing short shorts, sunglasses, and cap, was masturbating in...

Ode to the Boatman

ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S first tourist attractions, the iconic Pagsanjan Falls, is one of the most memorable travel images of Philippine dating back to...

Philippines is 33rd best country to live in – report

PHL places 33rd in ranking of best countries THE PHILIPPINES is the 33rd best country to live in, according to a ranking on 60 countries...

Chinese online retailer YiLinker joins Philippine fray

AND THEN there were more. Barely a week after Thai e-commerce site iTrueMart launched in the Philippines, China’s YiLinker did the same, but differentiating themselves...