PROMISED to bring the heat in his Manila debut for ONE Championship, Filipino Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang delivered on it, emerging on top in the opening round over Thai Pongsiri Mitsatit in their strawweight fight at “ONE: Fire & Fury” on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
INFLATION may have settled at 2.5% to 3.3% in January, driven by rising food and liquefied petroleum gas prices and a higher tax on tobacco products, according to the central bank.
PHILIPPINE economic growth is likely to take a hit from a global coronavirus outbreak, with trade and tourism bearing the brunt, according to a Union Bank of the Philippines, Inc. note.
THE World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency as a new deadly strain of coronavirus that came from China spread to at least 18 other countries, including the Philippines.
A COALITION of 12 party lists at the House of Representatives filed a resolution on Friday calling for an end to several “onerous” military agreements between the Philippines and US.
THE Bureau of Immigration will deport three fugitives from China and the US for various crimes, it said in a statement on Friday.
FILIPINO tennis sensation Alex Eala captured the 2020 Australian Open Juniors women’s doubles title, partnering with Priska Nugroho of Indonesia to beat the duo of Matilda Mutavdzic and Ziva Falkner, 6-1, 6-2, in the finals on Friday.
THE government has given the green light for 87 infrastructure projects to proceed so far, a marked improvement from the record of previous administrations, its chief economic planner said.
THE construction industry is expected to grow 9.4% this year, remaining one of the fastest-growing markets in Southest Asia, according Fitch Solutions Macro Research.
PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific will be reducing their regular flights to and from China beginning February.
Ayala-led Manila Water Co., Inc. is raising its authorized capital stock to P4.4 billion or an equivalent increase of 900 million common shares, which is the same number of shares it is carving out “for cash, properties, or assets” to carry out its business.
A THIRD round of public bidding has been set for the 650-megawatt (MW) Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal, the state agency tasked to privatize government energy assets said on Friday, after previous rounds resulted in failed bids.
GLOBE Telecom, Inc. and Puregold Price Club, Inc. launched on Friday a mobile app that enables Puregold shoppers do online shopping.
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has raised concerns regarding San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) proposed $2.15-billion acquisition of Holcim Philippines Inc. (HPI), saying the deal could lessen competition in the grey cement market in Luzon.
DOMESTIC claims of non-bank financial firms rose in the third quarter of 2019 supported by their investments and loans disbursed to the private sector, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
THE PESO closed stronger Friday amid perceptions China has taken effective measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
LOCAL shares slipped further on Friday to its lowest in 14 months as the novel coronavirus rapidly spreads prompting the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak as a global health emergency.
In the company’s first ever APAC press day, Facebook shared insights on the future of social commerce, why they’re honing in on Asia-Pacific to find their next billion users, and what that means for the small businesses that call their platforms home.
Converge ICT Solutions, the broadband services provider behind the country’s first pure end-to-end fiber internet network, has been cited as the ‘Fastest Growing Fibre...
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Thursday announced the suspension of its charter flights between Kalibo,Aklan and three cities in mainland China amid the...
INFRASTRUCTURE spending would probably recover this year with a national budget already in place, after lagging in the 11 months through November, the Budget department said on Thursday.
THE CENTRAL BANK is still looking to cut rates by at least 50 basis points (bps) this year, its chief said on Thursday.
THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-nCoV) outbreak is likely to have a short-term impact on the country’s tourism sector, according to economic managers.
WASHINGTON/TOKYO -- A rapidly spreading virus outbreak in China is emerging as a potentially major new risk to the global economy and leaving policy makers, still grappling with the impact of the Sino-US trade war, fretting over the widening fallout.
ENGLISH soprano Sarah Brightman’s HYMN in Concert tour will make a stop in the Philippines on June 10 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This marks Ms. Brightman’s first visit to the country after more than 15 years.
THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is renewing its recommendation to amend the law that limits foreign equity in public services.
THE MUCH-AWARDED documentary The Kingmaker, by Lauren Greenfield, opens with the octogenarian Imelda Romualdez Marcos handing out crisp 20 peso bills to the clamorous rabble, through the purposely open window of her van. It was 2014, and Mrs. Marcos was in her latest political incarnation as the representative of Ilocos Norte-Congressional District 2. (When she turned 90 last year, her nephew Angel Barba, the son of President Ferdinand Marcos’ youngest sister Fortuna Marcos Barba, took over this seat.) But even then, the groundwork was being laid for the ascendancy of her only son, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.
MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc. has chosen a consortium led by a unit of DMCI Holdings, Inc. to build a 150-million-liters-per-day (MLD) plant that will treat water from Laguna Lake, a company related to the water concessionaire said.
ACCESS to decent work is deteriorating because employers keep offering inappropriate wages or demand long hours, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said.
A GRIM DECADE, grimmer now in its passing. Not a lot of comedies on my list, and what laughter there is often dies strangled in the throat.
LYFT INC. said on Wednesday it had cut about 2% of its workforce, or 90 jobs, as the ride-hailing company seeks to achieve its goal of profitability by the end of 2021.
FINANCE Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III flagged on Thursday another lease contract that will be up for review, adding to the list of agreements between the state and the private sector that the government found to be disadvantageous.
THEY SAY that a fish is caught by its own mouth. Every moment that Imelda Marcos opens her mouth in The Kingmaker, a documentary about herself by Lauren Greenfield (who also made the documentary The Queen of Versailles), we can frequently catch her saying — well, something.
TWO TO THREE banks have expressed interest to set up an Islamic banking unit in the country, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Managing Director Arifa A. Ala.
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SAO PAULO -- Workers at Brazilian oil company Petrobras approved a plan to go on strike from Saturday, protesting a plan by the state-controlled firm to close a fertilizer plant and fire its 396 workers.
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has flagged two groups operating an illegal investment scheme targeted to teachers, military, police and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
MANY WONDERED whether Korean pop group Winner was just a flash after clinching the crown in a talent reality show in 2013. Now, more than five years since the group’s official debut, Winner — composed of leader Seungyoon, Mino, Jinwoo, and Seunghoon — is arguably one of the most formidable K-pop groups, performing in sold-out concerts not only in Seoul but in major cities worldwide.
JAGUAR Land Rover’s Chief Executive Officer Ralf Speth will step down in September when his contract ends, but will retain an advisory role at the British carmaker, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
AYALA-LED Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) has suspended operations at its facilities in China due to the novel coronavirus outbreak hounding the country.
LAND BANK of the Philippines (LANDBANK) saw its net profit grow by double digits last year, with assets breaching the two-trillion mark.
ABS-CBN’s afternoon drama Kadenang Ginto ends its run with more than 330 episodes under its belt, but for people who will miss the tumultuous family drama with all its intrigues, fear not as the network has its newest series ready — this time taking a page out of Regal Entertainment’s Mano Po film series — featuring a Chinese-Filipino family whose members are fighting for one man’s love.
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ROYAL Dutch Shell said on Wednesday director Euleen Goh would take over as its deputy chair from May 20.
BOUTIQUE property developer TransPhil Real Estate (TransPhil) is bullish in the potential of townhouse projects in Metro Manila with a target of raising P600-800 million from eight new properties within the year.
BANK OF THE Philippine Islands (BPI) booked double-digit growth in its earnings in 2019 backed by bigger revenues.