THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said the East Extension of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) nearly 77% complete, with two new stations being built in Marikina and Antipolo expected to be finished by the end of the year.
A PROLONGED novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak will hurt public consumption but a rebound in capital formation is expected to drive growth this year, an ING Bank economist said.
THERE is a low probability of liquified natural gas (LNG) supplies running low because of multiple potential sources worldwide, First Gen Corp. Vice-President Jerome H. Cainglet said.
THE FUND utilization rate posted by government agencies remained at 97% in 2019, despite the delayed budget passage last year, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
THE government generated a net P205.76 million from rents and parking fees from the Mile Long property in Makati, more than two years after it was vacated by the former leaseholders.
SHANGHAI -- A Chinese media company said it will lay off 500 employees due to the coronavirus outbreak, the latest among a string of firms to do so in the past two weeks as the epidemic takes a toll on small-to-medium sized businesses.
WASTE LEVELS are estimated at nearly 22 million tons next year, growing 4% from current levels, making waste-to-energy facilities a “compelling” option, an environment official said.
RIGHT-OF-WAY acquisition remains the bottleneck in implementing government infrastructure projects, the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD) said.
THE European Union (EU) is planning to invest in a program to develop green infrastructure in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), known as the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF), committing 50 million euros, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.
As early as Dec. 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of the steadily increasing number of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. Over the next three weeks, researchers connected the spread of the outbreak to a market in Wuhan City and identified the cause of the contagious and potentially fatal respiratory disease to be a new type of coronavirus, which is now infamously known as the Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV).
During the senate hearing reviewing the 1999 Philippine-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. discussed the adverse consequences of the agreement’s abrogation. He enumerated the security, trade, and economic benefits that the VFA has provided the country since 1999. The VFA is a Status of Forces Agreement, which provides the legal regulatory mechanism for the treatment of US military and civilian personnel during military exercises and conduct of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in the Philippines.
Perhaps his dosage of the powerful pain killer Fentanyl has peaked, because it looks like President Rodrigo Duterte has gone on a wild rampage of using his powers to demonstrate his machismo against icons in business and international politics. First, it was against the water concessionaires: the Ayalas’ Manila Water and Metro Pacific’s Maynilad Water. This was followed soon enough by his foreign policy statement when the US visa of his friend Bato de la Rosa was canceled, that he would abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement, a part of the Mutual Defense Treaty with the United States of America. Rappler, the online independent media company, continues to be under threat. And now, it is the ABS-CBN franchise which he has vowed to cancel.
Several years ago, I listened to a talk given by an editor of the San Francisco Examiner on how to package a story to give it half a chance of being published in the US papers. The session was held at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco on the initiative of FilAm community leaders who had bewailed the lack of presence of Filipinos in the mainstream media.
LIKE MANY of you, I’m sure, I read Ross Douthat’s essay on “The Age of Decadence” in Sunday’s New York Times while sprawled on a chaise, picking at my smashed avo and laudanum. Stirring from the languor, I wondered: How does energy fit with this thesis?
ASIA’S EMERGING-MARKET currencies are sliding as the coronavirus outbreak threatens to slow the region’s economy and drives outflows into the dollar. Investors may consider the region’s copious foreign-exchange reserves to be a buffer against severe economic dislocation, capital flight, and currency fluctuations. That would be a mistake.
LOCAL CLUB Kaya FC-Iloilo parades its recalibrated roster when it begins its AFC Cup 2020 campaign in an away match today against Shan United FC in Myanmar.
DALLAS -- Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points and dished out eight assists off the bench to lead the Utah Jazz to a 123-119 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
CERES-NEGROS FC kicked off its AFC Cup 2020 bid on a high note, beating visiting Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng FC of Cambodia, 4-0, in their Group G match on Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
THE PESO strengthened on Tuesday as the market anticipates a dovish US central bank amid risks to the global economy.
THE MAIN INDEX edged higher on Tuesday as bargain hunters gave the market a lift before the session’s close.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte formally notified the US of his decision to pull out of a military agreement on the deployment of troops for war games, the first time he has scrapped a military deal with the former colonial power that he had criticized for treating the Philippines “like a dog on a leash.”
PHILIPPINE Airlines, Cebu Pacific and AirAsia yesterday suspended flights to Taiwan after the Immigration bureau said it was included in the Philippines’ travel ban to contain a novel coronavirus outbreak.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte will join a domestic travel campaign starting next week to convince Filipinos to visit local spots in the face of an international tourism decline because of a novel coronavirus outbreak.
THE FIRST self-storage facility in Cebu province, located along Sacris Road in Mandaue City, was recently opened with more than 1,000 units for rent.
QUARANTINE AUTHORITIES continue to implement strict screening measures at airports and seaports in the Western Visayas Region to protect the hog industry from the African Swine Fever (ASF), with the ban on pork and pork products extended to those coming from the Davao Region in addition to the entire Luzon mainland.
THREE farm-to-market roads and two bridges have been completed in the town of Lake Sebu, which is seen to primarily benefit farmers in the village of Ned.
THE BANGSAMORO Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government has received an initial P5.3 billion from its P63.6-billion block grant for this year, Assistant Executive Secretary Abdullah Cusain announced Tuesday.
THE NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has proposed the creation of a Department of Economics and Development Planning (DEDP) to strengthen the government’s planning system.
AN exciting and competitive volleyball action is in store when competition in Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines unfurls beginning on Feb. 15.
THE Philippine women’s badminton team fell to the Thailand squad, 5-0, in its first outing in the preliminary round of the Badminton Asia Team Championships which got under way on Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
SAO PAULO -- Brazilian soccer great Pele is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, his son Edinho said in an interview published in Brazil on Monday.
MINESKI Global, the pioneer esports company in Southeast Asia, recently signed a landmark contract with the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) to create a sustainable, consistent, and widely accessible esports program exclusively for Philippine schools and universities.
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When Season 45 of the Philippine Basketball Association unfurls on March 8 the landscape will be different as two of its “towers” are not around. And I mean that literally.
For much of the 2019–20 season, the Raptors have had to prep for matches without a full roster. In this regard, yesterday was the same old, same old for them: While All-Star Kyle Lowry managed to play after missing a game over the weekend in compliance with the league’s concussion protocol, fellow starter Serge Ibaka wound up staying in the sidelines due to flu-like symptoms. Still, their mindset stayed the same as they prepped to host the Timberwolves. They’re the defending champions, and, regardless of circumstance, they have more than enough to win.
Great Deals plans to use the funds on capital investments, aiming to be the Philippine Alibaba and Baozun, China’s leading e-commerce enabler.
Master the basics first. That was one of the core messages emphasized last Friday at the sidelines of the 3rd GAIN National Convention. Its organizer,...
OVERSEAS SALES of Philippine goods grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in December, narrowing the country's trade deficit that month...
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS (FDI) continued to recover for the second straight month in November after months of drought, though still down during the 11-month period from a year earlier, according to the Philippine central bank.
THE country’s chief government lawyer has asked the Supreme Court to revoke the franchise of a media network critical of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, accusing it of “highly abusive practices.”
SEVERAL outsourcing subsectors cut their revenue targets across-the-board after the industry lowered its growth figures under a road map through 2022 due to geopolitical challenges, protectionism and automation.
THE Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) on Monday said it would remove companies from a list that determines three sectoral indices.
MEGAWIDE Construction Corp. is looking to expand its operation of land transportation terminals to the countryside with a few invitations from provincial governments, its top executive said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — South Korean social satire Parasite won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industry’s highest honor.
DAVAO CITY -- Major damage in some condominium buildings in Davao City caused by the series of earthquakes in October and December last year has dampened demand, but horizontal housing projects are benefiting as buyers and renters look to apartments and single-detached houses, according to a real estate consultancy firm.
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