SENATOR Panfilo M. Lacson said he proposed budget amendments providing for additional funding for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) program, Universal Health Care (UHC), and free university tuition.
THE government’s economic team will meet Japanese officials this week in Hakone, southwest of Tokyo, to discuss the progress of big-ticket infrastructure projects supported by Japan.
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it is giving Thailand until February to comply with the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on its customs measures on Philippine cigarette exports before seeking recourse.
THE Philippines received the fifth-most “greenfield” foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Asia-Pacific, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in a report.
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For those who dare to do their Christmas shopping at the eleventh hour, the ordeal of treading through Manila’s urban jungle is not for the faint-hearted. Lest one is not forewarned, it is wise to start Christmas shopping early, steering clear of the horrendous rush that can risk spoiling the holiday spirit.
THE PHILIPPINES continued to roll in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, breaching the 100-medal mark just four days into the competition.
ESPORTS events in the 30th Southeast Asian Games formally open today with the Philippine team -- Team Sibol -- expressing its readiness to plunge into action and bullish of its chances of doing well.
THE Philippine women’s national football team tries to go even deeper in the competition in the 30th Southeast Asian Games as it shoots for a spot in the finals against defending champion Vietnam today at the Binan Football Stadium in Laguna.
WHILE already have a steady presence in Asia for the past couple of years, Spanish top football division league LaLiga still sees the need to further grow its footing in this part of the world, seeing it as playing a significant part for the organization moving forward.
The 2019 Grand Chess Tour is a series of tournaments (two classical and five rapid/blitz events) where each participant is given GCT (Grand Chess Tour) points depending on how they finish in the individual events. The top 4 players will then go to the London Finals with its very big prizes.
In retrospect, Ron Rivera’s tenure stood on shaky ground as soon as hedge fund billionaire David Tepper became the new owner of the Panthers last year. For all his accomplishments, he proved inconsistent at best in nine years with the franchise. The strides he made as two-time National Football League Coach of the Year and Super Bowl 50 finalist ultimately served as fillers for a sideline run marked by mediocrity that the record $2.275-billion purchase did not support and could not continue to countenance.
SHARES continued their sluggish performance on Wednesday amid developments here and abroad.
THE PESO weakened to the P51-per-dollar level anew on Wednesday following US President Donald J. Trump’s statement on Tuesday that he has “no deadline” for a phase one deal with China amid their ongoing trade war.
THE Philippine National Railways (PNR) has extended its line from Manila to Laguna province by adding five more stations after Calamba City, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said in a statement on Wednesday.
THE Senate may review water concession agreements with utilities deemed onerous in the exercise of its oversight function, a senator said on Wednesday.
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has ordered commercial establishments to adopt a new format of notice informing their customers about the shops’ duty to issue receipts.
SEVERAL media have asked the Supreme Court to allow the Dec.19 promulgation of the ruling in a decade-old massacre case to be broadcast live.
A HOUSE committee yesterday approved a consolidated bill that seeks to make the position of a cooperative officer mandatory in municipal, city and provincial levels.
I’VE LONG wondered what might be the most typical place in the world, and I believe I now have an answer. It is Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines, from which I have just returned.
Kudos to McDonald’s Philippines for giving senior citizens, presumably retirees, a “second” chance. Golden Arches Development Corp. (which operates McDonald’s Philippines) has said it has signed agreements with the Manila and Pasay City governments for the employment of senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in McDonald’s branches in these cities.
“There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.” -- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book V, Chapter II, Part II
The performance evaluation has been the traditional way a superior gives feedback to staff. But as I have observed, this evaluation sheet is not the true representation of one’s work. It is either very subjective or objective depending on the situation or on the superior’s opinion. Yes, it is not only a tool to evaluate one’s performance but also a measure of one’s motivation and productivity. However, I find it odd that rank and file employees, even if they worked hard and persevered, may not get the credit for their work. We want to believe that our work speaks for itself. But then, in reality, someone else gets the credit.
Rising coffee consumption and the proliferation of coffee shops have little to do with nutrition or the alleviation of hunger. Coffee is seldom the main course, even when accompanied by chocolate chip cookies.
The “Small Moments” campaign of Ayala Malls produced by MRM//McCann is a brave material. The whole set is taped on miniature-scale models of the...
Nutella®, The Original Hazelnut Spread®, is going to new lengths to inspire as many Filipinos as possible to enjoy Nutella in new creative ways...
With the signing of the act’s IRR, key stakeholders hope to boost both the economy and entrepreneurial culture through its various programs.
Landing a major corporate client can be a huge step forward for any startup, bringing in not only revenues, but access to a wider market. Three startup founders share their tips on streamlining these partnerships.
Data-Driven Philippines: 2019 PH Data Leaders Summit. held By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer The pivotal role of digital transformation in realizing the country’s...
TYPHOON Kammuri, locally named Tisoy, left a trail of destruction as strong winds and heavy rain battered the Bicol region in central Philippines on Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead.
THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) will watch inflation data set to be reported on Dec. 5 to see whether the economy is ripe for another interest rate cut next week, BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno told reporters last Monday.
CHANGES could be in the offing for contracts between Metro Manila’s water service concessionaires and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra signaled on Tuesday.
THE HOUSE of Representatives and the Senate expect ratification of the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 by next week to enable enactment before the year ends, key legislators said separately on Tuesday, while the Budget department has begun the process of crafting the 2021 spending plan.
THE PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE, Inc. (PSE) hopes to increase the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) to six next year amid improved market conditions,...
ABOITIZ Power Corp. said on Tuesday that the court had issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) in favor of its subsidiary Luzon Hydro Corp. (LHC), stopping the municipality of Alilem in Ilocos Sur from auctioning off the unit’s real properties.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) in the Central Visayas, or Region 7, said two minimum wage hikes for separate categories of workers have been decided by the region’s wage board, with the decision awaiting review at national level.
FINANCE SECRETARY Carlos G. Dominguez III urged the Senate to pass a real property valuation reform measure in time to address right-of-way-issues that could delay infrastructure projects in the pipeline for 2020.
AYALA Corp. (AC) said yesterday it has already paid the first tranche of its $237-million investment in Myanmar’s Yoma Group.
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it is considering an additional program to support the domestic manufacture of small and affordable eco-friendly public utility vehicles (PUVs).
THE ARTS can influence our thoughts and actions in the face of a disease.
TWO Filipinos have been included by Forbes Asia in its list of 30 outstanding altruists in the region -- Hans T. Sy of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and award-winning actress Angel Locsin, joining the likes of China’s Jack Ma, India’s Azim Premji and South Korea’s Suh Kyung-bae.
AS NOTED singer Bayan Barrios sang the National Anthem in the cool morning air on Monday, a giant Philippine flag was raised up the 105-foot tall Independence Flagpole -- the highest in the country -- in Manila’s Luneta park.
THE average farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, rose 0.5% week-on-week in the third week of November to P15.52 per kilogram (kg), reversing an unbroken months-long streak of declines since rice imports were liberalized.
RURAL BANKS are joining their larger peers as they go into digitizing their operations to improve efficiency and to ramp up their push for financial inclusion.
PHILIPPINE companies are forecast to increase salaries by 6% next year, as they focus more on retaining current employees, according to a survey conducted by Mercer.
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