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THE DEPARTMENT of Energy (DoE) has opened biomass energy development to full foreign ownership to encourage growth of the sector that has lured only a few investors even after the feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme gave them a fixed, subsidized rate for their power output.
LIFTING of bank secrecy restrictions, as pushed by the Finance department and the central bank, will find ready support anew in the House of Representatives, the chairman of the chamber’s Ways and Means committee said in a mobile phone message last weekend.
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it hopes to expand production of foods that are in demand overseas, to take advantage of fads for products like ube, or purple yam.
THE PHILIPPINE Association of Meat Processors, Inc. (PAMPI) said it forecasts a shortage of ham in the Visayas and Mindanao due to local bans on pork products from Luzon, where the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak is centered.
THE COVENANT Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the country, introduces a new icon of toughness to further strengthen its already powerful selection of pickup trucks -- the new Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss.
DANISH furniture company Normann Copenhagen has opened its first franchise store and its Asian flagship store in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig in recognition of the growth it has experienced in the region.
THE PERFORMANCE brand founded by the late great American automotive designer, racer, and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby; and the iconic British motorcycle maker Triumph -- are seemingly disparate entities that now have something in common. They both have found a Philippine partner in the Autohub Group.
YIELDS ON government securities (GS) ended flat last week on expectations of another cut on banks’ reserve requirement ratios (RRR) and as inflation slows further.
A MAJOR UNION said Sunday that the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) needs to be ready with measures to deal with job losses resulting from the passage of legislation that will become the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act (CITIRA) if signed.
METRO MANILA’S new police chief, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas, is expected to continue with the government’s controversial war against illegal drugs and the ongoing revitalized internal cleansing program, according to the new Philippine National Police (PNP) Directorial Staff chief.
An eventful week for Philippine gymnastics finished at another high on Saturday after Carlos Edriel Yulo bagged the country’s first-ever world artistic gymnastics gold at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
“Comme ci, comme ça,” the critical and exacting French would say for something that would not meet the superlatives of quality and aesthetics they are generally attributed with. In English, its idem sonans (sounds-like) is “cum si, cum sa,” like if someone asks you, “how are you?” you might reply, “cum si, cum sa,” meaning you are feeling not good, not bad, just average. “Cum si, cum sa” means “so-so.”
Pending final clearance from the Department of Agriculture (DA), Spanish beef will soon be available for Filipino consumers to enjoy. It will compete head to head with beef imported from the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Japan, all of whom have dominated the premium segment of the market. Spanish beef promises superior quality across its entire range of cuts and grades at more competitive prices. With more options and greater value, this development is a win for the Filipino consumer.
WATER concessionaires Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. are not allowed to pass on the financial penalties imposed by the Supreme Court to its consumers, the regulator said on Friday.
AS COMPLAINTS about the difficulties of commuting in Metro Manila multiply, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo blamed Congress, saying emergency powers should have been given to President Rodrigo R. Duterte three years ago to avoid the transport issues faced today.
TWO LAWMAKERS have filed a bill requiring a health warning for food products with high sodium content.
THE PESO climbed further on Friday on the back of optimism on a trade deal between the United States and China.
OVERSEAS SALES of Philippine goods grew for the fifth straight month in August but by the slowest pace in that period, while purchases of foreign goods saw their worst performance in six years that same month, making the merchandise trade gap narrow from July and from a year ago, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday.
WHEN Insatiable first came out last year on Netflix, it was an immediately hit but spawned a backlash about fat-shaming. But its stars remind its audience — as it enters its second season, premiering on Oct. 11 — that this is a cautionary tale, not a morality tale.
DAVAO CITY — Homegrown retail chain New City Commercial Corp. (NCCC) is positioning for more cashless transactions with Thursday’s launch of the NCCC Mastercard in partnership with Metrobank Card Corp.
CHICAGO -- Delta Air Lines pilots are receiving record overtime, straining the airline’s labor costs, in part because it has added more flights to fill a supply gap left by the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX at rival carriers, union officials told Reuters.
THE Philippines’ failure to take advantage of opportunities from the US-China trade war is reflected in the decline of exports in wearable products, the Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines (ConWEP) said.
ATLANTA -- Neither the St. Louis Cardinals nor Atlanta Braves could really put into words what happened Wednesday afternoon in the first inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series.
THE undefeated San Miguel Beermen collide with the defending champions Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok at the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup today where they hope to keep their clean slate intact.
Last year he did sign into law Republic Act 11053, which criminalizes all forms of hazing. But when asked to comment on the death of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadet Darwin Dormitorio, President Rodrigo Duterte nevertheless said that hazing is impossible to stop.