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CUSTOMERS served by Metro Manila’s two water concessionaires will notice a slight increase in their bills starting Jan. 1, after the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) approved rate adjustments based on inflation and the movement of the peso against the US dollar.
MALACAÑANG on Friday slammed lawmakers at the House of Representatives for their “unparliamentary behavior” towards Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno.
ONE software program to be used by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for next year’s midterm elections has already been completed, in time before the release of the list of candidates this month.
THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is seeking to implement a policy requiring telecommunications companies to unlock mobile devices after a lock-in period.
CHINESE firms HBIS Group Co., Ltd. and Huili Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd have partnered with Steel Asia Manufacturing Corp. to develop the $4.4-billion Philippine Iron and Steel Project in Misamis Oriental, which will be China’s largest industrial investment in the country so far.
DoubleDragon Properties Corp. will incorporate international subsidiaries that will handle the pre-selling activities of P12.21 billion worth of hotel units in the country starting next year.
THE PLANNED TAX AMNESTY program is now up for signing by President Rodrigo R. Duterte after the House of Representatives and the Senate ratified the measure on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
AS several countries start cutting ties with Chinese technology companies particularly Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. due to security concerns, cybersecurity experts in the Philippines urge the government to start improving the country’s defenses to avoid a bigger problem in the future.
LOS ANGELES — Musical drama remake A Star is Born led a wide range of contenders for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Wednesday, landing four nominations, including best movie ensemble.
THE Information technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said it launched a new platform to offer online coursework to industry employees, allowing them to upgrade their skills and prepare them eventually for higher-value jobs.
NINETEEN-year-old JC has been a DC Comics fan since grade school. On the afternoon of Dec. 11, he went with his uncle to SM Mall of Asia for the “Aquaman in Manila” fan event where the actors of the film based on the DC Comics title and the film’s director were to meet lucky fans. JC and his uncle stood at the back of the activity center, trying to get a glimpse of the stage across a sea of excited fans. JC clutched a movie poster hoping to get the actors’ autographs.
SEOUL -- South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group shook up its executive ranks on Tuesday and appointed its first foreign head of research and development, raising expectations of a smooth transition of power at the family-run business empire.
SENATORS on Thursday asked Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea not to endorse to the President a recommendation to call a special session of Congress next week to complete the budget.
ENERGY SECRETARY Alfonso G. Cusi said his office has notified the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to initiate discussions on how to proceed with activity in the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea, or South China Sea.
News cropped up on social media, to the apparent glee of those who hate schooling or were mediocre in academics, that university degrees are no longer considered necessary in the workplace.
FAMILIAR foes Petron Blaze Spikers and F2 Logistics Cargo Movers get tangle again as they dispute the 2018 Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) All-Filipino crown beginning this weekend.
COMMITTED to promoting personal growth and development as well as social inclusion, global insurer Allianz continues to find ways to get the message across through various programs and activities.
THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) has retained economic growth estimates for the Philippines that made the country one of Asia’s best performers, but at the same time upped its projected inflation rate this year to one of the region’s fastest.
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has extended anew the deadline for processing value-added tax (VAT) refund claims affected by a 2014 rule that had initially denied many of them.
THE Makati City government and the consortium led by Philippine Infradev Holdings, Inc. (formerly IRC Properties, Inc.) broke ground on Wednesday the $3.7-billion Makati City Subway Project which aims to build an intracity railway system in the business district.
THE GOVERNMENT raised another P2.47 billion via the seven-year bonds on Tuesday after it opened its tap facility to accommodate excess demand from investors.
FACEBOOK PHILIPPINES said its messaging platform Messenger is starting to gain credibility as a channel for business transactions, noting it is recording more than 10 billion messages between individuals and businesses on the platform every month.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) warned of the potential closure of establishments along the shores of Manila Bay that do not comply with environmental regulations, Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said.
Buy when the price is low. Sell when the price is high. This is the prescription given to those who are interested to invest in the stock market. But the underlying question is: when is it low or high? Fundamental analysts will prescribe comparing observed price versus intrinsic value. If the intrinsic value is higher than the price, buy the stock. If it is less, sell it. And if it is equal to price, hold it.
CRAFTING a successful season in 2018 amid a myriad of challenges that she had to face, wushu veteran Agatha Wong has only become more determined and inspired moving forward with her career.
MAJORITY OF Filipinos, at 61%, believe that the United States will defend the Philippines in case of an invasion by another country, according to the Second Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
THE HOUSE of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution urging President Rodrigo R. Duterte to reconsider the appointment of Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno over alleged irregularities in the budget system.