FARMERS have asked the government to address the steep decline in farmgate prices for palay, or unhusked rice, warning that the traders who buy from farmers are inactive in the market because they are stuck with expensive inventory from before the government allowed imports of cheaper foreign rice.
CHINA signaled a crackdown on cross-border gambling after alleging that many its nationals working in the Philippine offshore gaming industry were recruited illegally.
PHILIPPINE Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) Chairperson Andrea Domingo walked back proposals to relocate Chinese offshore gaming workers to “self-contained hubs,” saying that such communities will have ample amenities for residents and will be “safe” with no restrictions on their movement.
MUNTINLUPA CITY has issued an ordinance allowing the owners of 310 forfeited real properties to redeem their land, which the city has determined cannot be used for government projects.
BUILDING PERMIT applications data are pointing to double-digit growth for the residential and office/commercial segments in 2019, with a slight tapering off to at least the high single digits over the next few years, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said.
THE National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) said Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) must be given country-specific health awareness programs in their pre-departure briefings.
THE PESO strengthened on Thursday despite weaker-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter and ahead of the central bank’s policy decision.
By Arra B. Francia, Senior Reporter THE MAIN INDEX ended slightly lower on Thursday following slower gross domestic product (GDP) expansion in the second quarter. The...
THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) has flagged about P13.9 billion of expenses at the Department of Education that were either illegal or lacked adequate documentation.
VICE-PRESIDENT MARIA Leonor G. Robredo has asked government prosecutors to order the police to give her copies all the evidence in the sedition complaint against her and 35 other people.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has declared Aug. 12, Monday, as a regular holiday nationwide in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice for Muslims.
THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) yesterday asked the National Power Corp. (Napocor) to defer its application to increase electricity rates in off-grid areas until it has improved its operating efficiency as well as reduced power generation costs and missionary subsidies.
DAVAO CITY — Mindanao’s social entrepreneurs have banded together to create a bigger impact in the communities and draw more attention to the country’s southern islands.
THE SOUTHWEST monsoon will continue to bring moderate to heavy downpours in Luzon and the Western Visayas Region on Friday as typhoon Hanna (international name: Lekima) heads out of the Philippine area.
THE SENATE committee on public services will hold on Tuesday a public hearing on the provincial bus ban, which was put on a test run Wednesday and worsened traffic along EDSA.
THE ILOILO City council will conduct its own inquiry “in aid of legislation” on the Aug. 3 sea tragedy where three pumpboats capsized and 31 people died.
Still no activity at the Santo Rosario Wharf in Buenavista, Guimaras on Aug. 8, five days since the suspension of pumpboat operations following Saturday’s sea mishap that claimed 31 lives.
AGRONOMIST AND and former University of the Philippines president Emil Q. Javier has been declared as a national scientist for his “outstanding contributions” to the progress of science and technology in the field of agriculture.
THE CHAIRPERSON of the House committee on heath has filed a bill that prohibits the selling, serving, and consumption of alcohol and alcoholic beverages in all streets, sidewalks, parks, and parking areas.
Like the American invasion and conquest of the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century, the Duterte watch has been as bloody and as blundering.
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Even before he got elected, President Rodrigo Duterte committed to abolish the existing practice of “End of Contract” or Endo which characterizes all the familiar contractual arrangements which bind temporary, projects-based, or intermittent workers.
It was John Adams who said that “I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”
HONG KONG -- Blockades and walkouts roiled Hong Kong this week. Unlike similar unrest in 2014, investors are getting anxious. Trade tensions and economic weakness in China have helped to erase the Hang Seng Index’s gains this year, but local indicators like real estate and retail are cooling too. Beijing may not mind that protests squeeze business, if the rising cost of resistance divides the movement. That means there could be more disruption to price in.
THEODORA ROSS, a cancer geneticist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, says that to Silicon Valley types, she is like a taxi driver competing against the more convenient, Uber-like direct-to-consumer companies such as 23andMe. “They think we don’t need to exist,” she said. The techy approach invites consumers to swab a cheek and mail in the sample, and promises to reveal a broad swath of genetic information.
KNOTTED at 1-1 in their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup finals series, the San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa go for the go-ahead when they reengage today for Game Three at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
THE JOSE RIZAL University Heavy Bombers take a shot at bringing down the undefeated College of Saint Benilde Blazers when the two teams collide in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 action today at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.
LOS ANGELES -- Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has a theory about why so many NBA players declined invitations to play for Team USA at the upcoming FIBA 2019 World Cup: potential embarrassment and injury.
SOUTHEAST Asia-based mixed martial arts promotion REBEL Fighting Championship makes its return in China next month which has two Filipinos featured in the fight card.
FURTHER underscoring that in sports and in life anything is possible, one-stop fitness center Santé Fitness Lab (SFL) recently held the “Langoy Pinoy 30 Minute Swim Challenge” to benefit the country’s paralympic athletes.
THE OLOPSC Parents Teachers Association, Inc. in coordination with the Concepcion Dos Chess Club, is staging the First Inter School Individual Chess Championship on August 31 at the OLOPSC DS Hall (Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College-Dionisio A. Salvador Hall) Campus located in General Ordoñez St. Concepcion Uno, Marikina City.
Tiger Woods almost didn’t tee off for the Pro-Am round of The Northern Trust yesterday. Delayed by around half an hour due to inclement weather, it didn’t seem like a good idea for him following a mediocre practice session. After some thought, however, he opted to get some reps in at 7,370-yard, par-71 Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey, anyway. No doubt, improved conditions coupled with the warm temperature spurred him to much-needed action. And for a while there, he appeared to do all right -- until, that is, his back appeared to act up after a wayward drive.
● Visitors may indulge on a culinary journey across different regions of the Philippines from participating merchants ● The fair also features Filipino craftsmen and...
Earlier today, local fintech platform Cashalo launched ‘Cash Academy’, a nationwide financial literacy program aimed towards developing a generation of more financially knowledgeable, responsible,...
The Italian SuperEnalotto lottery is currently offering a €205.4 million jackpot prize, which is the biggest jackpot anywhere in the world at the moment...
The Philippine economy posted a 5.5% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. The...
FIRST-QUARTER economic expansion was maintained at 5.6% even as the growth of services as well as of agriculture and allied sectors in that period was less than initially reported, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said a day before it reports preliminary estimates for second-quarter gross domestic product performance.
FARM PRODUCTION contracted for the first time in three quarters in April-June, marking its biggest drop in three years on a steep fall in crop output and signalling that the sector weighed on overall economic performance scheduled to be reported on Thursday morning ahead of the central bank’s fifth monetary policy review for the year.
THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods gap in June shrank to its smallest amount in 15 months as imports declined by a double-digit rate while exports rode bigger earnings from electronic products.
THE COUNTRY’s trade-in-goods gap in June shrank to its smallest amount in 15 months as imports declined by double-digit rate while exports rode bigger...
THE SENATE finance committee will hold parallel hearings on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 in a bid to send it to President Rodrigo R. Duterte for signing by Dec. 15, ahead of adjournment on Dec. 20.
SM INVESTMENTS Corp. (SMIC) delivered a 27% increase in earnings for the first half of 2019, on the back of its banking unit’s strong performance and higher sales from the residential business.
MEGAWORLD Corp.’s attributable profit jumped 15% to P4.5 billion in the April to June period of 2019, driven by the growth of its residential, commercial, and hotel businesses.
LISTED chemicals and plastics manufacturer D&L Industries, Inc. (DNL) may book a two percent decline in earnings for full year 2019, following a slowdown in sales volume seen during the first semester.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Monday announced that it would neutralize carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware by next year and include recycled plastic in each of its products by 2022.
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