Time running out for Duterte’s economic reforms

TIME MAY BE running out for President Rodrigo R. Duterte to implement the remaining economic reforms, as some key priority measures have yet to be passed by Congress less than a year before he steps down.

Celebrity-obsessed PHL politics to test Duterte’s cling to power

JEDEL RODNEY S. MACINAS, 32, voted for Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte in 2016 after he promised to end corruption and the country’s illegal drug menace in six months.

Work on Cebu container port to start in January

THE CONSTRUCTION of a new international container port in Consolacion, Cebu is targeted to begin in January, the Transportation department said.

Fed officials to meet, GDP data coming globally

FEDERAL RESERVE officials aren’t expected to signal a reduction in support for the US economy when they meet this week, but will debate how to scale back massive bond purchases when the time comes.

House to adopt Senate version of POGO tax bill, Salceda says

The House of Representatives will adopt the Senate’s version of the proposed measure taxing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO), a key lawmaker said on...

Philippines may face ‘deep scarring’ from pandemic — Moody’s

The Philippines may face “deep scarring” or long-lasting economic losses due to the prolonged pandemic, Moody’s Investors Service said on Friday.   “Many have been challenged...

Delta surge pops Asia’s travel bubbles

Fresh lockdowns and restrictions in Asia brought on by the faster-spreading delta coronavirus variant are making the region’s pursuit of travel bubbles look like...

CEO optimism up amid pandemic

MORE THAN THREE-FIFTHS of Philippine chief executive officers (CEOs) are confident about their revenue growth prospects over the next year, a slight improvement from last year’s business outlook that was clouded by the coronavirus pandemic, a survey conducted by PwC Philippines-Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) showed.   

Railway project gets ‘record’ bids from 17 foreign, 6 PHL firms

THE RAILWAY PROJECT that will connect Tondo, Manila to Calamba, Laguna attracted a record 34 bids from 17 international and six Philippine companies, the Transportation department said on Thursday.

Loose monetary policy appropriate — BSP

KEEPING an accommodative policy is still appropriate as inflation is expected to ease due to improving supply conditions, central bank officials said.

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