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Rolando G. Andaya, Jr.

House signals readiness to sign 2019 budget committee report

THE House contingent to the Bicameral Conference Committee is ready to sign the committee report for the P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget, Rep. Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. of the 1st district of Camarines Sur, who chairs the chamber’s Appropriations Committee, said on Wednesday.
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ECoP to sign voluntary regularization agreement

THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) said it will sign an agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) for the voluntary regularization of workers at ECoP member companies.
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DENR enlists top businessmen for river rehabilitation projects

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is in discussions with businessmen Ramon S. Ang and Lucio C. Tan, Sr. for possible cooperation in river clean-ups around Metro Manila to support the government’s Manila Bay rehabilitation program.
New Bohol (Panglao) International Airport

Aboitiz, PAVI, Udenna airports may win original proponent status

THE Aboitiz group, a Villar-controlled company and Udenna Infrastructure Corp. are expected to receive original proponent status (OPS) soon for their separate unsolicited proposals for the airports in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental; Iloilo; and Bacolod.
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DA reminds airline passengers not to import produce

THE Department of Agriculture warned air travelers not to violate quarantine rules against the import of fresh fruit, plants and meat, citing the threat to the hog and banana industries in particular.
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FDA to seek exemption from EoDB law

THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will appeal the exclusion of health safety-related processes from the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) law to avoid the recurrence of the Dengvaxia crisis.
Bureau of Immigration (BI)

BI issues tougher rules for issuing work permits

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) will seek more documentation from foreigners seeking special working permits (SWP) and provisional working permits (PWP).

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Advertising and mass media in the digital age

“You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals” -- Henry Sy, Sr.
Changing the way we buy and sell

Changing the way we buy and sell

The matter of cleaning up Manila Bay and our surroundings boils down to effective waste management. And this, to me, is not just a question of proper disposal. We should address the problem at the source, and this means targeting to minimize if not eliminate waste altogether. And this is where policies like the Food Waste Reduction Act come into place.
‘Walang forever’

‘Walang forever’

“Walang forever ” (There is no forever) is a Tagalog slang commonly used by those who got dumped, those who don’t believe in love, and those who hate seeing couples showing affection to each other. But, did you know that there are some Human Resource Management aspects we could learn from this phrase?

Top 10 threats to global health in 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently came out with a list of the top 10 threats to global health that will demand attention from WHO and its health partners in 2019.
Innocence of crime

Innocence of crime

All men start as good-natured spirits. No one is born evil. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. All children are innocents although they may commit wrongdoing. These are evident.

Skirting the rules

ELECTIONS seem to bring out the creativity of candidates and their campaign supporters. Even before the list of official candidates was finalized, there were already tarps of likely aspirants popping up all over the place -- just a big photo and a short message. The posters are out there to greet passers-by (also known as “eyeballs”), extend congratulations to successful graduates, greet one and all happy holidays, or simply stake out slogans (daughter of the revolution). There is, of course, no mention of the position they are seeking. It’s presumed to be obvious. (Psst -- I’m running for mayor) The effort is merely to raise awareness of the brand.
Alaska Aces

Alaska adds to Columbian’s woes

THE Alaska Aces notched their first win in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday, beating the now-skidding Columbian Dyip, 94-72, at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Ceres-Negros FC

Ceres-Negros FC now turns focus on AFC Cup

WITH its AFC Champions League (ACL) bid abruptly coming to an end on Tuesday night in Bacolod City, top local club football team Ceres-Negros FC shifts its focus to the AFC Cup where it hopes to do better.
New England Patriots parade

Fans pack Boston streets for Patriots’ Super Bowl parade

BOSTON -- Hundreds of thousands of football fans packed into Boston’s streets on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of the New England Patriots after their record-tying sixth Super Bowl win.
Anthony Davis

Lakers still waiting before ending Davis trade talks

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers informed the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday they are pulling of trade talks for star Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Times reported. But Lakers’ president of basketball operations Magic Johnson still wants the Pelicans to start making counteroffers and will listen to them, according to league sources at ESPN.

12th Prima Badminton Championships set Feb. 22

TWO THOUSAND entries all over the nation including the country’s top players are expected to join the 12th Prima Pasta Badminton Championships set Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25 and March 2 and 3 at the Powersmash badminton courts in Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.

The Soltis Principle

This is a continuation of our coverage of the 2019 Gibraltar Masters tournament, won by two 20 year-olds, Vladislav Artemiev at 1st and Karthikeyan Murali at 2nd.

Trade circus

Given the justifiably aggressive stance the Lakers have taken in trying to pry All-Star Anthony Davis away from the Pelicans, it’s fair to wonder how all the chatter affects those who wear the purple and gold. The players have been asked numerous times, to be sure, and, outwardly, they’re giving all the right answers. It’s part of the business, they note, and, at the end of the day, they will continue to have gainful employment. A few even go so far as to seemingly welcome inclusion in trade talks, arguing it to be a reflection of value.

Peso climbs ahead of BSP meet

THE PESO recovered against the dollar on Wednesday ahead of likely upbeat signals from the central bank’s monetary policy meeting.

Stocks drop on profit taking after inflation data

LOCAL EQUITIES slumped on Wednesday despite surging intraday, as investors earlier cheered the slower-than-expected January inflation print but eventually succumbed to profit taking.

House Dengvaxia probe finds Aquino, others liable

A JOINT House panel on Wednesday recommended charges against former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III and other officials in connection with the Dengvaxia controversy.

US policies under Trump to impact on PHL — analysts

ON THE heels of US President Donald J. Trump’s second State of the Union address, analysts sought for comment on Wednesday said trade ties between the US and China, stricter US immigration policy, and Mr. Trump’s upcoming second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jung-on in Vietnam will have a direct impact on the Philippines.

Jolo bombing suspects charged

THE Provincial Prosecutor in Sulu on Wednesday charged before the regional trial court in Jolo five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) linked to the Jan. 27 bombing of the Jolo Cathedral, an official from the Department of Justice (DoJ) said.

Senate approves CBCP’s broadcasting franchise

THE Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the bill extending for another 25 years the broadcasting franchise of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Businessman linked to drugs nabbed

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested on Monday a businessman alleged to be the mediator in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu which authorities discovered in Valenzuela City in May 2017.

Interior, Social Welfare chiefs, others confirmed

THE Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed Eduardo M. Año as the Interior Secretary, Rolando D. Bautista as Social Welfare Secretary, and Aileen A. Lizada as commissioner of the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Rappler’s Ressa says ‘law has been weaponized’ after DoJ recommends cyber-libel case

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) has recommended the filing of a cyber-libel case against Rappler, Inc., Chief Executive Officer Maria Angelita Ressa, and one of its reporters over an article published in 2012 in connection with businessman Wilfredo D. Keng.

Steel parts of Rockwell Bridge to be used for Bolinao link

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have agreed to donate the steel components of the Estrella-Pantaleon (or Rockwell Bridge), which is up for replacement, to the Pangasinan provincial government for the construction of a bridge that will link the island town of Bolinao to the mainland.

Concordia, Nagtahan bridges to be partially, temporarily closed

TWO BRIDGES in Manila will be temporarily closed for repairs and to give way to an infrastructure project.

Separate Mandaue City district passes Congress

MANDAUE is now one step closer to becoming a lone congressional district after the Senate approved on Monday Bill 8511 separating the city from the 6th District of Cebu province.

Metro Shuttle buses suspended after deadly collision in ComVal

THE Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-Davao Region office (LTFRB-11) has ordered a one-month suspension on the operation of 34 Metro Shuttle buses owned by Davao Metro Shuttle Corp. after a deadly collision with a bus of another company last Monday.

BOL plebiscite went ‘smoothly’ despite pre-voting day blasts

THREE GRENADE explosions hit different areas in Lanao del Norte on the eve of the second round of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite on Wednesday, but the voting day itself went generally smoothly, according to election and security officials.

Davao City allocates P436M for disaster management program

DAVAO CITY’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund Investment Plan (CDRRMFIP) for 2019 has been approved with an allocation of about P436 million.

Nation at a Glance — (02/07/19)

News stories from across the nation. Visit www.bworldonline.com (section: The Nation) to read more national and regional news from the Philippines.

Growth from the grassroots: The care and keeping of your workforce

How TELUS drives employee engagement through continuous learning.

A long history of Philippine customs excellence

Even as the Bureau of Customs celebrates its 117th year anniversary today, its task of overseeing trade in the country dates back to even...

Making great leaps forward

The Bureau of Customs (BoC), in recent years, has introduced transformative measures that have helped regain public trust and confidence to the agency. Through...

Important customs rules

Be it a bunch of pasalubong from a trip abroad or a package for delivery to a customer overseas, the Bureau of Customs (BoC)...
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Slower inflation gives BSP policy space

THE OVERALL INCREASE in prices of widely used goods cooled for the third straight month in January, marking the slowest year-on-year reading in 10 months and making the case for monetary authorities to keep interest rates steady at their meeting on Thursday.

Headline inflation rates in the Philippines (January, 2019)

THE OVERALL INCREASE in prices of widely used goods cooled for the third straight month in January, marking the slowest year-on-year reading in 10...
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Dec. factory output worst in 13 months — PSA data

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION in the country marked December with double-digit drop that was the worst reading in 13 months, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday.

More areas at stake in today’s Bangsamoro vote

TWO PROVINCES in two regions in Mindanao stand to lose parts of their areas as towns and villages cast their votes on Wednesday on whether or not to be part of the new Bangsamoro region.

Cal-Comp Philippines eyes IPO by third quarter

CAL-COMP Technology (Philippines), Inc. plans to push through with its initial public offering (IPO) by the third quarter of this year to finance its expansion plans in the country.