DoTr’s Tugade calls for law setting 30-year transport plan

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it will seek legislation establishing a 30-year transportation sector roadmap to minimize the impact of changing priorities set by new administrations. 

Senate lists priority amendments when session resumes

THE SENATE will prioritize the priority measures such as the amendments to the Public Service Act, Retail Trade Liberal Act and the formation of the Department of Overseas Filipinos, among other measures, when it resumes session Monday, Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III said.

BPO workers call for higher place in vaccine priority list

A BUSINESS process outsourcing (BPO) workers group said the industry’s workers need to be bumped up the vaccine priority list, noting that its workers remain excluded from the A4 category, which is entitled to inoculation starting next month.

NCR building material bulk prices hit 18-month high

BULK PRICES of construction materials in Metro Manila grew at the fastest rate in 18 months in April, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Thursday. 

House bill calls for P40-billion airline bailout

A House legislator filed a measure Thursday that will allocate P40 billion to assist the air transport industry affected by the pandemic.

PHL stocks drop on negative data, virus concerns

STOCKS fell on Wednesday on worries over the economy’s recovery prospects after data showed a worse-than-expected contraction in the first quarter, and with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continuing to rise.

Peso moves sideways ahead of BSP decision

THE PESO ended flat on Wednesday as traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of the central bank’s policy meeting later in the day.

Chinese vessels still in Spratlys, says task force

HUNDREDS of Chinese militia vessels were still scattered around the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, both within and outside Manila’s exclusive economic zone, according to a Philippine task force.

BSP chief highest paid official in 2020, state auditors say

PHILIPPINE central bank Governor Benjamin E. Diokno was the highest paid government official in 2020, followed by the country’s chief government lawyer and several state bankers, according to state auditors.

COVID-19 infections at 1.12 million, with 18,714 deaths — DoH

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 4,842 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 1.12 million.