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STATE economic managers flew to Washington D.C. last week to showcase the country’s infrastructure developments and economic reforms, in efforts to woo more foreign firms to invest in the Philippines.
COMMUNIST PARTY of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria C. Sison blamed anew the military for the delay in peace talks between the government and communist rebels.
THE Department of Agriculture said that it is planning to suspend the importation of round scad, or “galunggong,” as the fishing season for the species opens.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said a Russian company has placed an order of 2 million tons of mangoes a week with growers in Guimaras.
THE PHILIPPINES is targeting an improvement in rank in the World Bank’s annual Doing Business survey to above 95th place by 2020 from 124th out of 190 economies in the 2019 report, as the government said it has been pursuing reforms to improve the regulatory environment for businesses.
MANILA WATER Co., Inc. said on Tuesday that it had accepted the resignation of Geodino V. Carpio, its chief operating officer (COO) during the time when the water concessionaire’s customers in Metro Manila’s east zone started experiencing water shortage.
THE first 170-megawatt (MW) unit of Therma Visayas, Inc. has started delivering energy to the grid, the company’s parent firm told the stock exchange on Tuesday, adding to much-needed power after the recent supply deficiency problems.
A HOLY WEEK tradition among Filipino Roman Catholics is Visita Iglesia (visit churches). On that day Catholics visit seven (or more) churches to reflect and pray before the Blessed Sacrament in each church. Many residents of the metropolis opt to visit seven churches within the original city of Manila as they are not too far from each other.
BEIJING — China’s central bank on Monday called for more coordination between the country’s monetary policy, fiscal policy and other policies as Beijing seeks to fend off risks and maintain stable economic growth.
THE National Food Authority (NFA) said Tuesday that its purchases of palay, or unmilled rice, amounted to 593,123 bags during the month as of April 12, bringing its running total for the year to 1.26 million bags.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said that it is looking to “rationalize” the importation program for both hog and poultry due to high levels of inventory in cold storage, beginning with a study to determine the market’s capacity to absorb imports amid demands for greater protection for growers.
One of the most touching chapters in El Filibusterismo, Jose Rizal’s sequel to the Noli Me Tangere, was when Padre Florentino asked plaintively, “Where are the youth who will consecrate their golden hours, their illusions, and their enthusiasm to the welfare of their native land? Where are the youth who will generously pour out their blood to wash away so much shame, so much crime, so much abomination?”
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has made headlines in the past month. The withdrawal of the Philippines from the Rome Statute took effect on March 17. This prevents the court from potentially investigating drug-related killings committed after this date, and would find it more challenging to continue its current preliminary examination activities.
MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said tapping the United States amid the latest tensions with China over the West Philippine Sea needs “serious study.”
THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) has requested the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to strip off security escorts for alleged narco-politicians running this coming midterm elections.
LOS ANGELES -- The Philadelphia 76ers seized control in a 51-point third quarter, set a team record for points in a quarter and a playoff game, and evened their first-round series at one game apiece with a 145-123 victory over the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
MONEY SENT HOME through banks by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) -- which fuels household spending that, in turn, contributes nearly 70% to gross domestic product -- grew in February, according to data the central bank released on Monday, but at the slowest pace in six months due to what one analyst said was muted business confidence in the face of global uncertainties.
THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) has formally launched the sustainability reporting guidelines for publicly listed companies (PLCs), which will be required to submit their sustainability reports starting next year.
MUNICH — If you are a Game of Thrones fan and appreciate the element of surprise, stop reading now.
FEDERAL LAND, Inc. is aiming to take advantage of the increasing demand for luxury residential condominiums with its two-tower Grand Hyatt Manila Residences in Taguig City.
SSI GROUP, Inc., Philippine retailer of Gucci, Zara and Gap, reported a 121% surge in net profit to P608.43 million in 2018, fueled by robust fourth-quarter sales.
HONG KONG — Asia’s internet firms are challenging the region’s traditional banks for consumer finances, tapping their massive user networks for business and following a trail blazed in China by tech giants Alibaba and Tencent.
AUTO SALES growth picked up in March from a nearly flat increment in February -- after 12 consecutive months of decline blamed on higher excise tax rates that took effect in January 2018 -- although this was not enough to pull the first quarter out of contraction, according to data released on Monday by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association.
WASHINGTON -- US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a US-China trade agreement would go “way beyond” previous efforts to open China’s markets to US companies and hoped that the two sides were “close to the final round” of negotiations.
Section II(1)(A) of the Original CG Code has essentially been carried forward into the Revised CG Code which basically empowers the Board to reconstitute the “Composition of the Board” between executive and non-executive directors, thus.
Almost 28 years ago, in September 1991, 11 senators rose on the Senate floor to warn of war, hunger, pestilence, and disease if the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Security between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America was rejected. Here are excerpts of their grim predictions.
CURRENTLY holding a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup bracket, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters are still not leaving anything to chance and has vowed to continue working and making things happen, especially since the Philippine Basketball Association is to take a break for the Holy Week.
MANILA regional trial court (RTC) Branch 46 has denied for lack of merit the appeal of Rappler, Inc. and its CEO and Executive Editor Maria A. Ressa and former researcher Reynaldo Santos, Jr. to dismiss their cyber-libel case, with the arraignment of the case thus proceeding on April 16.
COMMUNIST Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria C. Sison has warned consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as well as “the Filipino people” about President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s plan to form a new panel to negotiate with communist rebels.
TROUBLES with this year’s national spending plan notwithstanding, the Budget department has earmarked cash-based 2020 appropriations that are nearly a tenth bigger year-on-year as the government pushes infrastructure development and social services, according to an April 12 National Budget Memorandum.