LABOR LEADERS renewed their call to legislators and lawmakers to finally pass the Security of Tenure (SoT) Bill before the Congress adjourns late next month.
THE Makabayan bloc filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC), questioning the legality of the bill deposits collected by Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) from its consumers.
THE PHILIPPINES will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in May to participate in the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF), joining five other fellow ASEAN members and Japan.
THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) said it operations in the Philippines between 2020 and 2022 will focus on social assistance, education and flood control among others.
THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said it launched a a website tracking the Philippines’ progress in meeting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
THE Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) said it signed deals with Chinese businesses planning to invest $3.9 billion in projects first unveiled at the Belt and Road Initiative Forum in Beijing.
Still of particular interest in the Labor Day discussions is the issue on the contractualization of labor. More popularly known as “endo” or the 5-5-5 arrangement, this practice started in the mid-70s as a response to alarming unemployment. For the uninitiated, the term “endo” was coined from “end of contract.” On the other hand, 5-5-5 stands for three cycles of five-month contracts, a cunning ploy that makes workers in every contract a month shy from being regularized into the company, given the mandate of the law to make workers who have stayed for six months permanent. Right off the bat, you can understand why this is such a controversial issue.
A report in BusinessWorld reiterated the value of IPR protection: “PHL remains out of US IPR watch list for 6th year’ (April 27, 2019)
I have just filled out my ballot as an overseas Filipino qualified to vote in the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. While we are outside the Philippines, dual citizens like me are entitled to vote for party-list contenders and for national officials -- in this case, senatorial candidates.
QUANTITIES of most consumer items now come in single-serve sachets. This recognizes the consumption patterns for the solo customer living alone, sometimes not even with an occasional drop-in maid service.
THE PESO closed flat against the dollar on Tuesday after treading a wide range as the market stayed on the sidelines ahead of the US central bank’s policy meeting.
THE MAIN INDEX ran past the 7,900 level on the last trading day of April, as investors were upbeat on the release of gross domestic product (GDP) and inflation data next week.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte prefers a bilateral over a multilateral approach to the unresolved maritime dispute concerning the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang said on Tuesday.
REELECTIONIST Senator Grace S. Poe-Llamanzares has tied with fellow reelectionist Cynthia A. Villar on the top spot in Pulse Asia’s Pre-Electoral Nationwide Survey, about two weeks ahead of the midterm polls on May 13.
THE top government agencies as well as President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Cabinet posted “record-high” increases in a first quarter poll by the Social Weather Stations.
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FORTY-ONE (41) journalists from various media organizations joined Rappler in its bid to the Supreme Court (SC) to nullify President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s banning the online news site’s reporters from covering events he attends.
THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) will announce the names of the dominant majority and minority parties for the May 13 elections this week, according to Comelec Spokesperson James B. Jimenez.
THE EASTBOUND side of Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will be closed starting Saturday, May 4, at 11 p.m. for rehabilitation work that is expected to last for eight-months, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Tuesday.
ILOILO CITY — The six-month temporary closure of Boracay Island last year contributed significantly to the slowdown of Western Visayas Region’s economic growth, but a recovery is expected despite the regulated entry for tourists and stricter rules now being implemented on the island resort.
CEBU AND its sister province Fujian in China are looking at the introduction of a mushroom-farming technology to local producers as a new area of cooperation.
THE DAVAO City administration is unlikely to recommend a state of calamity declaration with less than 20% of the population affected by the prevailing El Niño phenomenon based on the impact assessment submitted by 13 of its 182 barangays.
Duterte signs EO setting up inter-agency cluster, guidelines for normalization process in Bangsamoro region
THE EXECUTIVE Order (EO) setting up an inter-cabinet cluster mechanism for the “timely” implementation of the normalization program in the new Bangsamoro region has been signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Three of the Philippines’ endemic animals have been caught on camera at the buffer zone of Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental with the ongoing 160-day trapping activity being undertaken by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Davao (DENR-11).
THE season-opening PBA Philippine Cup hits the championship phase beginning today with familiar foes San Miguel Beermen and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok getting their best-of-seven series going with Game One at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
THE ELIMINATION round of the women’s volleyball tournament of Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines goes into overdrive today with the defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers and University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses disputing the second seed in a one-game playoff at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.
UNDEFEATED in four matches to date in Group G of the 2019 AFC Cup, Ceres-Negros FC seeks to win its fifth straight and in the process to secure the top spot in the grouping when it plays Shan United FC in Myanmar today.
LOS ANGELES -- The NBA’s Last Two Minute report displays there were three incorrect non-calls in the final 71 seconds of Sunday’s game between the Houston Rockets and the Warriors -- all of which went in favor of Golden State.
LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Butler scored 30 points and added 11 rebounds as the visiting Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Toronto Raptors 94-89 Monday night to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one win each.
BASILAN and Zamboanga, two teams from the Mindanao region, had started to build up ahead of the coming season of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).
IN A REGATTA dominated by unpredictable wind conditions, Captain Napoleon, sailing two-handed, mastered the conditions to win the Cruising Class in the recent Punta Fuego to Busuanga Race.
The elimination round of the women’s volleyball tournament in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines is technical not yet over as two teams are still to dispute the second seed in a one-game playoff today. But the semifinal protagonists are already known and, boy, the Final Four of women’s play should be a good one.
Game One of the semifinal-round affair between the Raptors and the Sixers proved quite a shocker to not a few pundits. It wasn’t simply that the hosts finally stopped a disturbing streak of losses in series openers. It was how they did so, banking on seminal performances from prospective franchise cornerstone Kawhi Leonard and breakout performer Pascal Siakam to hold supposedly solid rivals in abeyance. Essentially, they got the shots they wanted at the times they desired; they just couldn’t be stopped.
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THE PHILIPPINES and many other major Asia-Pacific economies will not be able to rely on manufacturing to fuel growth just yet, S&P Global Ratings said in an April 29 report, noting that “despite improvement in PMI (purchasing managers’ index) data, the region’s industrial production data continue to be weak.”
THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Monday filed a fresh petition for an across-the-board wage increase for Metro Manila’s private sector workers amounting to P710, and said it was preparing a similar application for Central Visayas.
THE GOVERNMENT plans to determine next week when to price its planned benchmark-sized euro-denominated notes, after getting feedback from institutional investors in Europe at road shows that end this week, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said.
BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said it is only a matter of timing as to when monetary policy is eased after last year’s series of interest-rate increases, even as authorities monitor oil prices.
LISTED distribution utility Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said its core net income rose 14% to P5.6 billion in the first quarter, despite a “modest” 2% growth in energy sales volume.
SPLASH CORP., maker of Maxi-Peel soap and SkinWhite lotion, has been acquired by Bangalore-based Wipro Consumer Care (WCC) for about P9 to 11 billion.
FAMILY-LED enterprises are common across Asia yet the Philippines takes such control to the extreme.
CELEBRATING its 20th anniversary, Legend Hotel International Corp.’s (LHIC) Puerto Princesa hotel is targeting to take advantage of the booming tourism industry in Palawan.
AC Energy, Inc. expects to break ground early next year on several wind projects in Vietnam with its three existing partners in the regional neighbor in time for the feed-in tariff deadline in November 2021, its top official said.
FLEXIBLE working space provider KMC Solutions said it has recently secured an investment from ASEAN Industrial Growth Fund (AIGF) which will help fuel its expansion activities in the Philippines.
THE Department of Energy (DoE) welcomed the decision of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Singapore on its arbitration of the $1.1-billion tax case between the Malampaya consortium and the Commission on Audit (CoA).