REPRESENTATIVE JOSE Ma. C. Salceda, who chairs the Ways and Means Committee, said that some of the 28 laws proposed by business groups can be expedited because they were passed on third reading by the previous Congress.
THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is expected to further reduce its interest rates and the bank reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on the back of easing inflation, First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) said.
THE Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) said that 1,200 municipalities from major rice-producing provinces will benefit from the P5-billion mechanization component of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
A FARMERS’ organization said persistent undervaluation of rice imports is depriving the agriculture sector of tariffs to fund upgrades to their farming technology, and urged the government to counter the undervaluation by resorting to anti-dumping duties.
THE Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) was added to the Energy Investment Coordinating Council (EICC), the national inter-agency body tasked to coordinate investments in the energy sector.
THE Commission on Audit (CoA) said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) left uncompleted last year 117 out 170 flood control projects with a total cost of P878.6 million.
SOLAR Para Sa Bayan Corp. (SPSB) said Thursday that has been notified that its franchise has been signed by the President, adding that it is willing to work with parties that had opposed its plan to build power microgrids in unserved and underserved areas through.
SENATORS said they intend to investigate the Department of Health after the Commission on Audit (CoA) found the department to have overstocked P18.4 billion worth of medicine, much of which is approaching their expiration dates.
THE best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series between the San Miguel Beermen and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters hits Game Four today with both teams highly determined to see their respective causes through.
UNBEATEN teams in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 battle it out today as the defending champions San Beda Red Lions meet up with the College of Saint Benilde Blazers in league action today at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.
MANILA WATER Co., Inc. said Marikina had granted the Ayala-controlled water concessionaire the certificate of acceptance and grant of original proponent status to build and operate the city’s integrated waste management facility.
THE BIGGEST CARD in the Philippines of ONE Championship happens today at the Mall of Asia Arena, promising another exciting and slam-bang night of combat sports action.
THE TNT KaTropa are back in the finals of the Philippine Basketball Association after closing out the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in their best-of-five Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series with a 103-92 victory in Game Four on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
THE PESO declined against the dollar on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve cut benchmark rates.
LOCAL SHARES firmed up on Thursday, reversing losses seen at the start of the session as investors cheered the growth in the country’s manufacturing sector seen last month.
The Philippine National Police’s complaint of sedition/inciting to sedition, cyber libel, libel, obstruction of justice, and harboring a criminal against lawyers, priests, Vice-President Leni Robredo, and several opposition candidates for senator in last May’s elections is likely to make it to the courts. If it does, it will be one more instance that critics of the Duterte regime can cite to validate their view that only an international body can check human rights abuses in the Philippines because the justice system is not working as it should.
Probably the invitation got lost in the mail. Or likely the dog ate it. Anyway, not having received an invitation to the Legal Education Summit held last Wednesday and Thursday, I’ve sadly no concrete idea regarding its outcome. Nevertheless, were I there, the following would have been -- just some -- of my suggestions.
Traditional people think of time as a linear subject in a limited or given space. Using the chronological calendar, we aware of day one, day two, day three and so forth. We count the days, the hours and minutes. The clock follows a fixed pattern in minutes of 12 morning hours and 12 (afternoon and) night hours. Military time uses the 24-hour system. It is precise to the last second.
ON MONDAY, Indian entrepreneur V.G. Siddhartha asked his driver to bring him to a bridge close to the southern city of Mangaluru. Then, according to the driver, Siddhartha got out to take a walk. He was not seen again; his body was recovered on Wednesday morning.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has threatened to put Negros Oriental province under martial rule to “quell lawless violence” there after four policemen were killed by suspected communist rebels last month, his spokesman said yesterday.
THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) will deport a Jordanian alleged to be a former aide of Osama Bin Laden’s brother-in-law, it said in a statement yesterday.
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE Antonio T. Carpio’s anti-China stance in its sea dispute with the Philippines will not affect his nomination for chief justice, presidential spokesman Salvador S. Panelo told a briefing yesterday.
ROUND-TWO collision between top-flight teams Ceres-Negros FC and Kaya FC-Iloilo in the ongoing season of the Philippines Football League headlines this weekend’s league fixtures.
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PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte is open to the suggestion of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. to put an end to the “visa upon arrival” policy for Chinese tourists.
THREE-ON-THREE basketball, National Basketball Association-style, takes place this weekend with the staging of this year’s edition of NBA 3X Philippines.
Believe it or not, Carmelo Anthony is still looking to get signed, and, to his credit, remains in shape for his targeted last payday. Under the supervision of trainer Chris Brickley, he is in the midst of his annual offseason pilgrimage at the Life Time Athletic at Sky, a members-only gymnasium in Manhattan. So far in his second home, he has worked out with the likes of Chris Paul, Julius Randle, Donovan Mitchell, and Trae Young. And, judging from the feedback given by those who have taken to the court with him or seen him in action, he’s ready, willing, and able to justify taking any one of the roster spots still available in the league.
A Manila-bound grade 8 student traveling from the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental fills up a form and becomes the first to avail of the free Domestic Passenger Service Charge (DPSC) for students, a new policy that took effect Aug. 1.
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said El Nido in Palawan will not be closed to tourists but a “no-swimming” policy will be implemented in some areas where water quality remains poor.
THE UPHILL side of Session Road in Baguio City will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 4, starting off the trial period for making the street pedestrian-friendly every Sunday.
THE BANGSAMORO Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the creation of an ad-hoc body to identify zones of cooperation and ensure the equitable sharing of resources from the Sulu Sea and Moro Gulf between the region and the national government.
A P30,000 monthly food budget would cover the standard nourishment needed by 54 animals — mostly endangered and vulnerable species endemic to the Visayas — housed at the Mari-it Conservation Park in Lambunao, Iloilo.
When Keller Rinaudo founded his drone-based delivery start-up Zipline, it was with the lofty dream of building “an instant, automated logistics system for the...
Naming a business may be a daunting task, but entrepreneurs, make no mistake—your brand name can be as important as the quality of the...
Filipina patient shares heart operation experience at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital It was a common scenario for Vanessa Ocampo, a Filipina training consultant by...
THE OVERALL RISE in prices of widely used goods could have eased to its slowest pace in more than two-and-a-half years last month, the central bank announced on Wednesday, citing lower rice and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices, cheaper electricity rates and a stronger peso that made imports cheaper.
SAN MIGUEL Holdings Corp. (SMHC) is all but certain to bag the contract for the P735-billion Bulacan airport project after its unsolicited proposal went unchallenged by the deadline to do so on Wednesday.
THE GOVERNMENT could issue an order this year that will cap retail prices of select medicines, even as a group of drug manufacturers argued that such a move was unnecessary.
ABOITIZ Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) reported a 3% rise in its second-quarter consolidated net income to P5.4 billion, in part after the holding firm and its biggest contributing unit both recognized non-recurring gains.
HOLCIM Philippines, Inc. reported a 17% drop in its attributable profit for the second quarter of 2019, weighed down by lower cement sales amid flat infrastructure spending for the period.
SONY CORP. cut its full-year revenue outlook, citing slower-than-anticipated sales of its PlayStation 4 games console, televisions and Xperia smartphones.
PEOPLE seeking to satisfy their craving for Japanese ramen but not in the usual way may want to check out the newly opened Mitsuyado Ramen Shokudo at the Japan Town of Top of the Glo in Glorietta 2, Makati.
EARNINGS of Century Pacific Food, Inc. (CNPF) rose 9.34% in the second quarter of 2019, thanks to consistent demand for its branded food products such as Century Tuna, 555 and Birch Tree.
BRUSSELS -- Companies that embed Facebook’s “Like” button on their websites must seek users’ consent to transfer their personal data to the US social network, in line with the bloc’s data privacy laws, Europe’s top court said on Monday.
MANILA — Philippines’ Jollibee Foods Corp. is training its sights on Indonesia, with newly acquired US chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) its entry point in the economically expanding and densely populated Southeast Asian neighbor, its top officials said.
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