FOREIGNERS looking to work in the Philippines will now be required to obtain work visas in their countries of origin, with the visa to be a prerequisite for applying for a work permit, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said.
THE PHILIPPINES can expect partnerships and trade opportunities in Malaysia, while private companies can develop greater exposure to each other’s home countries, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said.
ENERGY SECRETARY Alfonso G. Cusi on Thursday said he signed a notice to proceed (NTP) for the proposal of First Gen Corp. to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal within its power plant complex in Batangas province.
LEGISLATORS on Thursday approved in a bicameral session a bill, which seeks to use the government’s share in the Malampaya Natural Gas Project to pay off the obligations of the National Power Corp. (Napocor).
THE CATHOLIC Church and other non-government organizations are calling on financial institutions to divest from coal-fired plants and focus on investing in renewable energy.
PANAY ELECTRIC Company, Inc. (PECO), which is poised to lose its 95-year power distribution license in Iloilo City, is seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) order barring the takeover of new entrant MORE Power and Electric Co. (MORE Power).
THE National Housing Authority (NHA) is set to approve an allocation of P38 million to survey more land in Taytay, Rizal intended for distribution as government housing, according to testimony delivered at a Congressional hearing.
THE makers of Minola cooking oil will embark on a week-long road show in Moscow and Minsk, Belarus starting March 18 to introduce coconut oil products to Eastern Europe, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said on Thursday.
THE COST of oil imports in 2018 hit $13.48 billion, up 31.8%, due to the combined effects of higher fuel prices and increased import volumes, the Department of Energy (DoE) said on Thursday.
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YEAR ON year since 2006, we watched the drive and delay of countries in their bid to close the gender gap. The index, which benchmarks some 149 countries using four sub-indices, was introduced by the World Economic Forum and every year, we also try to see how our country fared versus others.
The Chinese embassy in Manila had earlier demolished Duterte spokesperson Salvador Panelo’s tale that should the government deport Chinese nationals illegally working in the Philippines, the Ambassador had threatened to do the same to Filipinos in China.
In 2018, three women applied to Britain’s Special Air Service (the SAS). Only one was considered fit enough to join the normal selection process. She quit two weeks into the 18-week training course.
In most democratic societies, midterm elections are seen not only as a referendum on the performance of a sitting government/political party. It may also determine to what extent can the current administration move forward unencumbered with its agenda -- or whether it will need to begin building bipartisan confidence in order to govern with its symbolic authority intact.
“NATIONALISM is not just an empty word full of emotional appeal. It is the expression of a reality -- that we have a country of our own, which must be kept our own. Its political expression is independence.”
THE PESO appreciated slightly against the dollar on Thursday on the back of hawkish statements from a US Federal Reserve official.
THE MAIN INDEX extended gains on Thursday, bucking negative sentiment overseas as investors were concerned over a possible slowdown in global growth.
UNITED NATIONS (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet flagged the Philippine government’s campaign against illegal drugs on Wednesday, saying that its policies “should not be considered a model by any country.”
MALAYSIAN PRIME Minister Mahathir Mohammad, who was in Manila on an official visit on Thursday, March 7, vowed the Malaysian government will help in the development of Mindanao, noting the area’s economic potential following the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
DAVAO CITY — The Anti Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has frozen a total of P1.4 billion in illegal drug-related assets from 2017-2018, almost four times the P365 million held from 2013 to 2016.
THE SANDIGANBAYAN has denied Camarines Sur-1st district Rep. Rolando G. Andaya, Jr.’s motion to quash grounds against him in connection with his alleged involvement in the P900-million Malampaya fund scam.
SENATOR LEILA M. de Lima is seeking the inclusion among the accused in her drug-related case the 13 witnesses of the prosecution against her.
FOLLOWING THE recent arrest of two police officers for extortion, another seven policemen in Las Piñas City were arrested on Thursday, March 7, for demanding cash from the family of a drug suspect in exchange for his freedom.
THE ILOILO City government, inspired by the rehabilitation initiatives in Boracay and Manila Bay, is launching its own coastal cleanup in 26 villages stretching from Barangays Bitoon, Jaro to Santo Niño Sur, Arevalo.
THE METROPOLITAN Cebu Water District (MCWD) has appealed to consumers to conserve water as supply continues to dwindle with the onslaught of the weak el niño phenomenon.
HOLCIM PHILIPPINES, Inc. said on Wednesday that it is coordinating with its contractor, Fort Steel Cargo Integrators Inc., whose employees have been protesting over their alleged mass termination.
THE 82ND founding anniversary of Davao City kicked off on March 1 amid tight security, with up to 4,000 personnel from the city, regional, and other auxiliary forces deployed throughout the city on shifting schedules from March 1 to 19.
THE Cagayan de Oro City Engineering Office has released the perspective of the proposed rehabilitation of the City Library, which already has an initial allocation of P100 million this year from the local government.
THE now-rolling San Miguel Beermen get back to PBA Philippine Cup action today, facing off with the NLEX Road Warriors in the 7 p.m. main game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
THE Ateneo Lady Eagles battle Katipunan neighbors University of the Philippines Lady Fighting Maroons this weekend in a marquee match between two top teams in the ongoing University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.
ONE Championship is to play Myanmar today with two Filipino mixed martial arts fighters part of the card.
LOS ANGELES -- Zach LaVine’s driving layup with 1.6 seconds left in the game lifted the Chicago Bulls to a 108-107 win over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
FOR the second straight year the Philippines will have a representative in the “world’s coolest marathon” in the person of a fearless Filipina -- Joyette Jopson.
TOP seed Davao Occidental Tigers are in no mood to let its guards down against second running Muntinlupa, the Tigers were all business.
SYDNEY -- Andrew Bogut is under no illusions about the role he will fill in his second stint with the Golden State Warriors but the Australian said on Thursday that the chance to rejoin the reigning NBA champions was too good to pass up.
Considering how the Bulls have been battling of late, it’s a wonder that they were actually regular fodder for late-night comedy fare at the start of the season. Forget the positive outlook the front office tried to imbibe heading into their 2018-19 campaign; with questionable signings juxtaposing uninspired sideline direction, they were slated to once again be on the wrong side of dysfunctional. The replacement of underwhelming Fred Hoiberg with erstwhile assistant Jim Boylen as head coach did little to stem the swoon; in fact, it was exacerbated by the newly minted mentor’s military machinations.
Plan International PH launches youth-peer education module on preventing sexual exploitation.
Google Philippines launches six new products to help Filipino workers.
THE LATEST government labor data showed the ranks of Filipinos wanting more work decline as well as those who are jobless. Preliminary results of...
MONETARY POLICY easing could well be on the horizon in the face of easing headline inflation, central bank officials signalled on Wednesday.
REAL ESTATE tycoon Manuel B. Villar, Jr. is now the country’s richest man, rising past other Filipinos on Forbes Magazine’s annual list of world...
NATIONAL GOVERNMENT infrastructure and other capital outlays exceeded the 2018 program, driven by road and bridge networks, flood control projects and military modernization among others, despite a drop in December, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reported on Wednesday.
REAL ESTATE tycoon Manuel B. Villar, Jr. is now the country’s richest man, rising past other Filipinos on Forbes Magazine’s annual list of world billionaires released on Tuesday.
HONG KONG -- Asia will see the fastest billionaire population growth in the world over the next four years, despite economic uncertainties in the region triggered by the China-US trade war.
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