AN initiative to harmonize red tape elimination efforts will undergo initial trials on industries like telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and food, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) said in a statement.
SPEAKER Alan Peter S. Cayetano raised the prospect of the 2021 budget possibly being held hostage by an alleged power struggle in the House, threatening a repeat of the delayed 2019 budget which dampened spending and economic growth last year.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it will start constructing the “coastal” spur road to Cavite province’s Sangley Airport by the second quarter of the year.
THE HOUSE special committee on flagship programs and projects approved Monday a bill granting special powers to President Rodrigo R. Duterte to speed up the implementation of his “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program.
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A STUDY of workplace gender diversity in Asia puts the Philippines at or near first place on measures like, the narrowness of the gender pay gap, female representation in senior leadership, and overall gender balance.
THE national government’s (NG) outstanding debt increased to P7.763 trillion at the end of January, with borrowing rising from both domestic and foreign sources, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said Monday.
THE Department of Tourism (DoT) said growth in visitor receipts, a measure of spending by international tourists, topped 20% in 2019 to $9.31 billion, after visitor numbers grew to record levels.
WORKING mothers expressed high levels of interest in starting a business, and employers should be ready to support them in achieving these goals, LinkedIn reported, citing the results of a study.
TRADE Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo is confident the World Trade Organization (WTO) will allow the Philippines to make its case for retaliation in a 12-year trade dispute with Thailand.
It has been more than a year since the first version of the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) bill was discussed in Congress. Some said the passage of the CITIRA bill will discourage investment and cause the pullout of foreign investors, displacing workers; others said the bill will eliminate unfair incentives, attract more foreign investment, and make SMEs more competitive in the region.
AFTER being delayed for two weeks, the start of the volleyball tournament of Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines is finally pushing through today.
BAGUIO CITY -- George Oconer of Standard Insurance-Navy stuck with the 10-man group that checked in first in Stage Eight to virtually clinch the title in the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 10th anniversary race at the Burnham Park here yesterday.
NEW ORLEANS -- LeBron James had a triple-double as the visiting Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absence of All-Star forward Anthony Davis and defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 122-114, on Sunday night.
PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA -- Contingency plans are afoot in case the sectional qualifiers for the US Women’s Open and US Open scheduled for Asia and elsewhere are cancelled due to the coronavirus, US Golf Association (USGA) CEO Mike Davis has said.
WRAPPING UP their commitment with the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League’s San Juan Knights, guards Mike Ayonayon and Renzo Subido said they are excited and looking forward to playing in the Philippine Basketball Association.
THE TCS Clark Animo International Marathon, a major international fitness event at Clark Global City, has moved its start date to May 10. Originally set for March 8, the race was reset by its organizers and stakeholders as a precautionary measure in view of the health and safety concerns surrounding the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
WHEN the fourth season of the Philippines Football League (PFL) unfurls later this month, expect Mendiola FC 1991 out on the field better competing after undergoing a solid buildup in the offseason.
The 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja scored his biggest win to date by taking the category 19 (Average Rating: 2707) Prague Masters after tying for 1st with four others and beating Vidit 2:0 in a blitz playoff.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was on the left block, his back to the basket. He had the ball with 2:28 to go in the match, and he looked left to survey the court. The Hornets, whose buoyant play to that point had the 19,149-strong Spectrum Center crowd pumped, were just three down following a P.J. Washington dunk, and he needed to manufacture points to keep them at bay. Seeing tight coverage, he decided to go for the best option: himself. He dribbled once to get closer to the paint, and then made a quick pirouette to the baseline to set up an arching fadeaway. The nine-footer, launched high to clear the outstretched arms of Miles Bridges, was money. It hit the bottom of the net, giving the Bucks some much-needed cushion against the hosts.
THE PESO rebounded against the dollar following consecutive days of weakness as markets priced in better local manufacturing data and the possibility of another rate cut.
STOCKS dropped further on Monday on last-minute profit taking among investors as fears on the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continue to weigh on the market.
THE Philippines will consider a travel ban for Italy and Iran and may expand restrictions for South Korea as a novel coronavirus outbreak spreads to these countries, authorities said on Monday.
THE SENATE on Monday adopted a resolution asking the Supreme Court to come up with jurisprudence on whether President Rodrigo R. Duterte can end a treaty without Senate concurrence.
Police arrested on Monday evening a former security guard who took about 30 people hostage at a mall in the Philippine capital, Manila after...
TWO GROUPS of foreigners brought in about $368 million or P18.74 billion into the country last year, prompting authorities to closely monitor potential money-laundering activities with more travelers carrying large sums of foreign currencies.
THE House of Representatives on Monday elected new heads for the appropriations and Electoral Tribunal committees amid a rumored coup against its Speaker.
SINGLE-USE plastic products are now banned at the Supreme Court (SC) offices in line with the country’s waste management campaign.
A REGIONAL evacuation center in Bacolod City has been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced Monday.
A MAGNITUDE 5.5 earthquake jolted the island of Leyte early Monday morning, with epicenter in Leyte town.
THE DEPARTMENT of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) is cracking down on illegal subdivision developers in Davao City and the Island Garden City of Samal, mostly on land awarded to agrarian reform beneficiaries.
FORMER BUREAU of Immigration (BI) deputy commissioner Marc Red A. Mariñas has denied allegations that he led the bribery scheme that allowed VIP treatment for Chinese nationals entering the Philippines.
The poverty incidence among families declined to 12.1% in 2018 from 17.9% in 2015. This is unprecedented. In 2009, the incidence was 20.5% according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
To Messrs. Juan Ponce Enrile and Gregorio Honasan, Feb. 22 is the day that should be commemorated as the start of the EDSA Revolution because that was when they broke away from the tyrant Marcos.
Upon the prodding of the Department of Health (DoH) since last year, President Rodrigo R. Duterte issued Executive Order (EO) 104 last month imposing another round of drug price control, on top of drug price control policy imposed in July 2009.
It has been four years since the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) turned over its Report that sought to study and analyze historical injustice, legitimate grievances, human rights violations, and marginalization through land dispossession in the Bangsamoro, and since then, several national and regional initiatives on transitional justice have materialized.
MARCH is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This is an important campaign as colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer among Filipinos. Only breast and lung cancers are more prevalent in the Philippines.
THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is keeping tabs on offshore gaming operators in the country for possible involvement in the illegal drug trade, the agency said.
THE House committee on labor and employment has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday on the recent closures of multinational firms’ Philippine operations and layoffs at Philippine Airlines (PAL).
THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) said it has seen more air travelers importing foreign currency beginning in the third quarter of 2019, with most of the cases involving Chinese nationals.
SHOPPERS with Internet access are the leading buyers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) by a wide margin, data analytics firm Kantar said.
INFLATION may have quickened slightly in February due to higher food prices, which was likely offset by lower utility and oil prices amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and subsiding risks from the Taal Volcano eruption.
THE National Government’s subsidies to state corporations rose to P201.524 billion in 2019, exceeding the P187.1 billion budgeted for the year after some offices exceeded their initially-estimated supplemental funding requirements, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said.
THE remaining packages of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP) might take a backseat in the Senate as the chamber gets sidetracked by measures seeking to shield the economy from a novel coronavirus outbreak, its leaders said.
TOLL road operator NLEX Corp. said it is hoping to obtain this year original proponent status (OPS) to build a toll road connecting the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) to the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CavitEx). Luigi L. Bautista, president and general manager of NLEX Corp., said the company submitted the unsolicited proposal to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) last year.