THE Office of the Solicitor-General (OSG) has appealed a Supreme Court (SC) decision ordering a competitive selection process (CSP) on all power supply agreements (PSA) submitted by distribution utilities (DUs) to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on or after June 30, 2015.
THE developers of New Clark City signed an agreement with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) outlining the incentives available to locators.
THE US government announced a partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) for a P2-billion project aimed to improve the reading, math, and socio-emotional skills of more than two million students.
COMPANIES leasing lottery equipment to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) are taking steps to renew their agreements with the agency, after the administration’s order allowing the resumption of lotto operations.
ONLINE SHOPPERS in Asia Pacific are likely to be discouraged by high delivery fees, to the extent that they will readily consider slower, cheaper alternatives, sometimes if offered the proper incentives, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) said, citing the results of a study.
THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it is upgrading its processes in order to accelerate land distribution, and set a 2022 target for completing its land acquisition and distribution (LAD) program.
THE International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said it signed a seven-year limited exclusive distribution license for its hybrid rice seed with Philippine company Tao Commodity Trader, Inc. (TCTI).
Republic Act (RA) No. 11210, or the Expanded Maternity Leave Law, was signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Feb. 20. Female workers in the private and public sectors can now enjoy a total of 105 days’ paid maternity benefit for live childbirth, regardless of the mode of delivery, with an option to extend for another 30 days without pay. Qualified solo parents are entitled to an additional 15 days’ paid leave. The law also provides 60 days’ paid leave for miscarriage and emergency termination of pregnancy.
What would a meal look like in 31 years? That is the big question scientists are now urging governments and private institutions to answer. By 2050, the global population is expected to rise to 10 billion with no assurance that all those mouths will be fed.
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We are plagued with national problems that deprive many of our citizens even with the most basic access to decent living, relevant education, proper nutrition and other necessities that are supposed to be already being enjoyed in today’s modern world. Generally, as a result, many of our people are stripped of dignity and any excitement of dreaming any prosperous future.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Among the notable views and experiences for people coming from less developed countries like the Philippines who go to rich countries like the USA are their long, wide, extensive, good roads. Even their rural village or barangay level roads are smooth.
THE CHARTER CHANGE initiative of President Rodrigo R. Duterte is now led by the Inter-agency Task Force on Federalism and Constitutional Reform or IATF as per Memorandum Circular No. 52, s. 2018.
FINALLY notched a win in their best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series last time around, the defending champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings look to build on it albeit recognize that it would not be easy once again against a “steady” TNT KaTropa.
PART of its 10th year celebration and commitment to promoting sports tourism in the country, Resorts World Manila (RWM) announced a new exciting golfing tournament happening later this year.
LOS ANGELES -- first baseman Matt Olson belted a walk-off home run off Josh Hader in the 10th inning Tuesday night to give the host Oakland Athletics a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a three-game interleague series in Northern California.
THE tournament lives of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup are still burning after they averted elimination by winning Game Three of their best-of-five semifinal series over the San Miguel Beermen, 112-104, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
WITH MANILA proving to be a solid market for ONE Championship, it should not come as a surprise that it has decided to bring in a stacked card for its latest event here later this week at “ONE: Dawn of Heroes.”
LOS ANGELES -- Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum agreed to a three-year contract extension Tuesday, the team announced.
WASHINGTON -- Top seed and former champion Sloane Stephens crashed out of the Citi Open in Washington as she suffered a stunning 6-2 7-5 first-round loss to Swede Rebecca Peterson on Tuesday while teenager Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff also fell in straight sets.
In the just-concluded Riga Grand Prix tournament Wesley So eliminated Pentala Harikrishna in the first round 2.5-1.5. They had two draws in the classical games but Wesley won the rapid tiebreaks with one win and one draw.
LeBron James just can’t get any slack. Even his mere attendance at a basketball game of his son’s team has been placed under scrutiny. Admittedly, he calls attention to himself in manners other parents can’t and those from the outside looking in may deem overenthusiastic at best. Joining players’ pickup lines to throw down dunks and celebrating to the point where he becomes the focus of attention instead of the action on the court isn’t normal by any means. Which is why he has been pilloried by armchair pundits and on social media.
THE PESO was steady against the dollar on Wednesday as market participants stayed on the sidelines ahead of the conclusion of US Federal Reserve meeting.
THE MAIN INDEX retreated to the 8,000 level on Wednesday following another round of warnings from the United States against China on their trade deal, alongside expectations of the US Federal Reserve’s policy decision.
LOTTO operations resumed on Wednesday after the state-owned charity lost at least P250 million from a four-day suspension by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said yesterday.
MINORITY congressmen have sought an investigation of alleged corruption at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
FOREIGN ships passing through Philippine territory should keep their transponders on so authorities can identify them, a Supreme Court magistrate said after reports that Chinese vessels have sneaked into Philippine seas.
INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE cost from the July 27 earthquakes in Itbayat, Batanes is so far estimated at P292.85 million, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
DAGUPAN CITY has formed the Flood Mitigation Commission, tapping private sector engineers, architects, and environmental planners who will work with local and national government counterparts in drawing up immediate and long-term solutions to the flooding problem.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has appointed Emmanuel B. Salamat, a former commander of the Northern Luzon Command (NolCom), as member of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) board of trustees, Malacañang announced on Wednesday.
SEVERAL TRANSPORT groups have questioned the operations of premium point-to-point (P2P) buses in Iloilo, particularly those plying the route between the Megaworld Transport Hub in Iloilo City to the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan town.
HANDICRAFTS SUCH as bags and coin banks as well as paintings made by inmates — or persons deprived of liberty (PDL), for the more appropriate term — will be displayed and up for sale during a three-day bazaar at the SM City Davao on Aug. 2 to 4.
MALACAÑANG ON Wednesday said it is open to the suggestion of former Health secretary and now Iloilo 1st District Rep. Janette L. Garin to make the controversial Dengvaxia vaccines available to the public to help curb the increasing dengue cases nationwide.
Ten startups have been selected for the Philippine leg of She Loves Tech 2019 Global Startup Competition to be held on August 3, 2019...
Some 92 participants from 74 companies attended the latest Meralco Power Up Forum to discuss the intricacies of the new Energy Efficiency and Conservation...
THE PHILIPPINES has launched an offer of yen-denominated “samurai” bonds from which it plans to raise about $750 million, National Treasurer Rosalia V. De Leon told reporters on Tuesday.
MEASURES that will further liberalize the economy to attract more foreign capital and make it easier to do business in the country made up a list of 28 proposed laws which 14 local and foreign groups have pitched to the 18th Congress.
THE SENATE Ways and Means committee will conduct parallel tax reform hearings with the House of Representatives, while the Department of Finance (DoF) has begun meeting with both chambers, in order to ensure prompt approval of the bills.
JAKARTA -- Indonesia is planning to sell bonds to its citizens living overseas as Southeast Asia’s largest economy seeks to expand its funding pool and reduce the dependence on foreign fund inflows for financing a budget deficit.
MEGAWORLD Corp. is spending P10 billion to develop eight new malls in the provinces until 2022, as it looks to hit one million square meters (sq.m.) in retail spaces by then.
PHILIPPINE Infradev Holdings, Inc. signed yesterday its joint venture agreement (JVA) with the city government of Makati for the construction and operation of the $3.5-billion intracity subway project.
REPUBLIC ACT (RA) 11333, or the National Museum of the Philippines Act, takes effect today. The Act clarifies the role of the National Museum.
GLOBE Telecom, Inc.’s fifth-generation (5G) network became commercially available in Pasig City over the weekend.
THE GOVERNMENT made a full award of the reissued 20-year Treasury bonds (T-bond) it offered yesterday amid healthy demand as market participants await the policy decision of the local and US central banks.
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