A PALACE official said the government is drafting an executive order (EO) to address the water crisis by rationalizing inefficient water management practices which had been flagged by economic planners, as continued shortages in parts of the capital entered their second week, forcing the authorities to prioritize critical users like hospitals.
THE Department of Finance (DoF) said the 4.4% drop in foreign direct investment (FDI) net inflows in 2018 is temporary due to uncertain global economic conditions, with the Philippines poised to implement reforms that will improve the investment environment.
THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) asserted its exclusive authority under the law to regulate games of chance, after the Quezon City government announced a proposed ordinance seeking to regulate gaming firms within the city.
THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said it cannot rule out imports of palay, or unmilled rice, by the private sector, after the Department of Agroculture (DA) signalled that it will not allow the practice because of the potential that the shipments might bring in pests or disease.
AN independent think-tank said investment frozen by the open-pit mining ban could have sustained the Philippines through the recent drop in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which fell 4.4% in 2018.
“Health is wealth” is the quintessential slogan that captures the wisdom behind health care. After months of intensive and careful deliberation in both Legislative Houses, the dream measure of the government was finally signed into law with the vision of providing quality, accessible and affordable health care for Filipinos.
Based on information on the website of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), the main sources of Metro Manila’s water supply are the...
Clothing is a tool used to visualize and benchmark ourselves and the people around us. The way we dress provides conclusions about our persona, social status aspirations, and level of professionalism. As fashion designer, Rachel Zoe says, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak, dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they will remember the person.”
IS REPUTATION considered in financial transactions?
DEMOCRACY can be defined in a variety of ways, from definitions with varying complexities to a rather simple one. Let us pick a basic and simple definition: a form of political association among the people of a state within a defined geographical area where sovereignty resides in the people who express such sovereignty by voting to select the leaders of the government of the state.
THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok earned their first back-to-back victories in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup after defeating the Columbian Dyip, 109-83, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
LIKE a freight train the Ateneo Lady Eagles steamrolled to their fifth straight win in UAAP Season 81 with a four-sets victory over the Adamson Lady Falcons, 25-8, 22-25, 25-16 and 25-10, in their “avian clash” on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.
CERES-NEGROS FC maintained its control of Group G in the 2019 AFC Cup with another victory on Tuesday night over Becamex Binh Duong, 3-1, in Vietnam.
STAGED for the second straight year this season, the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) 3x3 basketball tournament was welcomed not only by alumni schools but also the country’s basketball federation for the key role it plays in fostering the growth of the sport here and establishing the Philippines’ capabilities in it abroad.
LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the visiting Los Angeles Lakers overcame their lowest-scoring first quarter of the season to end a five-game losing streak with a 123-107 win against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.
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The World Team Championships is held every two years as some sort of counterpoint to the Chess Olympiad, which is also a biennial even taking place in even-numbered years. The World Team Championship occurs in the odd-numbers.
Absent any information on and about the Sixers’ homestand yesterday, National Basketball Association habitues can be forgiven for making assumptions in support of the final score. That the hosts had a close call against the otherwise-stumbling Cavaliers gave rise to speculation that All-Star Joel Embiid was again sidelined, and that visiting counterpart Kevin Love, meanwhile, had a monster outing. In truth, it was the opposite, the former managed to burn rubber for 34 minutes, while the latter stuck to schedule and rested.
FLAGS were flown half-mast at the Bangsamoro People’s Compound in Cotabato City in honor of Ghazali Jaafar, one of the most prominent leaders of the Moro armed struggle and later negotiator for peace.
THE PHILIPPINE government has asked the European Union (EU) to stop funding “communist front organizations” in the Philippines.
GUIDELINES are being set up for the gradual removal in the Catholic Church of the arancel system, or the Church “practice of giving stipends to priests for specific church services,” the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said.
THE MOUNT Sto. Tomas Forest Reserve in Tuba, Benguet remains closed to all activities, including tourism and anthropological pursuits, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reminded the public.
THE TAGUIG City prosecutor’s office indicted for estafa and fraudulent use of access device Nicardo M. Falcis III, a former business partner of television personality Kristina Bernadette “Kris” C. Aquino.
THE MANDALUYONG Regional Trial Court Branch 209 approved on March 13 Panay Electric Company, Inc.’s (PECO) petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against More Electric and Power Co. (MORE Power), effective for 20 days.
THE ILOILO City council has approved Megaworld Corp.’s proposal to build and operate a transport hub within its 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in the Mandurriao district.
ILOILO province, the fifth largest producer of rice in the country and the top in the Visayas, has lost 24,692 metric tons (MT) of the crop due to the prevailing dry spell brought about by the El Niño phenomenon.
THE CEBU chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has offered legal assistance to the family of the 16-year-old girl who was brutally killed and believed to have been raped in Lapu-Lapu City.
THE 53.4-kilometer Kibawe-Kadingilan-Kalilangan (KKK) Road in Bukidnon, which is expected to cut travel time by half to one hour between the towns of Kibawe and Kalilangan, is almost complete, the Department of Public Works and Highways-Northern Mindanao (DPWH-10) announced yesterday.
DAVAO CITY — BALL MILL facilities for gold ore extracted from Mt. Diwalwal in Compostela Valley have been given until this weekend to move out and transfer to a government-designated site as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to rehabilitate the Naboc River.
LOCAL EQUITIES rose on Wednesday even as investors grappled with another make-or-break parliamentary vote on the Brexit.
THE PESO rebounded against the dollar on Wednesday as agent banks sold their dollars to temper market volatility.
NEWLY APPOINTED Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno is looking to cut the “very high” reserve standard for banks in four successive moves this year, even as he noted that local infrastructure projects remain well-funded even without injecting fresh liquidity.
THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods deficit widened in January as exports declined and imports rebounded.
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THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has published draft rules on availing of the tax amnesty for delinquencies in specific cases, which will give eligible taxpayers one year to settle all outstanding payments and avoid tax evasion cases.
FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) net inflows this year will likely match 2018’s level, two senior central bank officials said, citing the May 13 midterm polls and rollout of more infrastructure projects as factors prospective investors will be watching.
MANILA WATER Co., Inc. is counting on a new water source in Cardona, Rizal plus stop-gap measures such as deep wells and a cross-border flow agreement with the other water concessionaire to help ease the water shortage being felt within its east zone concession.
A 20-FOOT inflatable sculpture of a girl hugging a goat and a four-foot tall perfume bottle are some of the artworks to be displayed at this Sunday’s Art in the Park fair at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati.
AYALA LAND, Inc (ALI) will be issuing P8 billion worth of fixed rate bonds this year to partially finance its hotel, mall, and office projects.
The Silaw Foundation, in cooperation with Far Eastern University, presents the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in a concert featuring Filipino folk songs, Beatles tunes, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2.
CONSTRUCTION and engineering firm D.M. Consunji, Inc. saw its order book increase by 12% in 2018, as it was tapped to build the first Ikea store in the Philippines and other private sector projects.
PAINTINGS by Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo fetched P9 million at Salcedo Auctions’ Important Philippine Art sale on March 9.
DAVAO CITY — Homegrown retail and shopping mall operator New City Commercial Corp. (NCCC) has acquired Victoria Plaza Mall, the first mall in the city.
SEVEN YEARS after the revolution, a nation once filled with hope but now confronted with the enormity of the task to rebuild a broken country woke up to the unique sound of the Eraserheads. The rock band, whose members came from the University of the Philippines, debuted Ultraelectromagneticpop! in 1993. This album would be the first of over a dozen. It also led to Ang Huling El Bimbo — a musical inspired by the music of arguably the most popular Filipino band of the ’90s.
PLDT, INC.’s wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. announced on Tuesday it is partnering with Nokia for the rollout of its fifth generation (5G) network in universities.
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