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Philippines: ASEAN’s investment hub

By Keith Richard D. Mariano, Reporter THE PHILIPPINES is proving to be a critical investment gateway to the emerging Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market,...

Cheap rice or costly chicken nuggets?

By Janina C. Lim, Reporter A SHOWDOWN looms among the President’s men over the ticklish matter of prolonging the country’s rice quota. Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary...

How migration drives the world economy

MIGRATION is a key feature of a more interconnected world. Despite significant concerns about its economic and social implications, the movement of people across the...

Harnessing our growth momentum

Below is the keynote speech which he delivered at the Conrad Manila during the BusinessWorld-PAL ASEAN Regional Forum held last Nov. 24. Fernando Zobel de...

Is the Duterte gov’t on the road to reversing gains of...

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr. The stock market is one of several indicators that show how an economy or a country is doing because it...

Philippines top pick of services sector

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter The Philippines remains a market of choice for services, thanks to its educated and English-speaking residents but investors emphasize...

The Duterte- Dominguez Disconnect: Is another golden tide headed for the...

By Raul V. Fabella UPSE and NAST The eight-point program spelled out by Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” G. Dominguez III before the election was duly...

Key quotes from Duterte's first State of the Nation Address

On July 25, 2016, President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address during the opening of the 17th Congress at...

If the Philippines aims to unlock the economic value of women,...

THE WORLD would be richer by $28 trillion in 2025, according to a McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, if women took part in the...

Estimated growth rates of Southeast Asian countries in 2016

Below are the Asian Development Bank’s GDP growth projections for Southeast Asian countries. The Philippines is poised to expand faster than regional averages in...

HIV/AIDS and women in the Philippines

Medicine Cabinet — Reiner W. Gloor IT IS ALARMING how quickly the numbers of HIV/AIDS cases have risen in just the past few years here...

‘We’re not asking for it’

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman He was holding it, caressing it. A man, a stranger, wearing short shorts, sunglasses, and cap, was masturbating in...

Ode to the Boatman

ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S first tourist attractions, the iconic Pagsanjan Falls, is one of the most memorable travel images of Philippine dating back to...

Philippines is 33rd best country to live in – report

PHL places 33rd in ranking of best countries THE PHILIPPINES is the 33rd best country to live in, according to a ranking on 60 countries...

Chinese online retailer YiLinker joins Philippine fray

AND THEN there were more. Barely a week after Thai e-commerce site iTrueMart launched in the Philippines, China’s YiLinker did the same, but differentiating themselves...