In the eye of the ‘policy storm’: Higher taxes, new regulations...

Although it is now in a period of relative calm with the removal of “nemesis” Regina Paz Lopez as secretary of the Department of...

Rising from the rubbles: Assessing the cost of rebuilding postwar Marawi

From the use of guns, tanks, battle planes, drones and bombs, military engineers and government planners now shift to the use of pens, papers...

Duterte has a ‘Belt and Road’. Now he needs a Chinese...

By Shuli Ren Opposites attract. China’s billions are already flowing into the Philippines via online gaming and infrastructure spending. Hot portfolio flows could be next. The Philippine Stock...

DOT infra arm to help rebuild Marawi City

THE Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza) is ready to assist in getting Marawi City back on its feet, and facilitate a resurgence...

BSP notes strong optimism among businesses, consumers

Economic activity is likely to remain positive in the next few months, owing to strong consumer and business sentiment, as well as the improved...

Russian ships visit PHL, deliver military arms

Three Russian navy ships arrived in the Philippines on Friday and two others are coming to deliver donated military equipment in the country’s third...

PHL bent on regaining education-hub status

The Philippines is keen on regaining its education-hub status—now held by Malaysia—in the region through the liberalization of the education sector in the upcoming...

Cimatu wants ‘too little’ mining excise tax hiked

Mining companies, beware. The government is eyeing to increase excise taxes on mining as part of the Duterte administration’s campaign to maximize profit from the...

Metro condos selling like hotcakes amid rising cost

HOUSING demand in Metro Manila will continue to rise, as foreign investors from Southeast Asia, China and the Middle East infuse more capital into...

Neda, AIIB want to see Pasig River rehab on list of 75...

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) is keen on including the rehabilitation of the Pasig River, estimated to cost $4 billion, on the...

Central Luzon police shift focus on jueteng after ‘tokhang’ freeze

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Following the formal freeze of the “Oplan Tokhang” last week, the National Police (PNP) in this region have now set their...

Neda sees higher  Q3 GDP growth

High government spending and export growth are expected to boost GDP growth in the third quarter of the year, according to the National Economic...

PPA says holiday season port congestion unlikely this year

CONGESTION at the Manila ports would be highly unlikely during the holiday season, with yard utilization expected to hover below the optimum level. Philippine Ports...

Passage of 8 economic bills tops PCCI ‘wish list’

Filipino businessmen on Thursday bared their updated “wish list,” topped by the immediate passage of eight priority economic bills and the swift issuance of...

Duterte, Trump set to meet in November

President Duterte is set to have a one-on-one meeting with his United States counterpart Donald J. Trump in November to strengthen what appears to...

Faeldon, former BOC officials seek dismissal of drug-smuggling raps

FORMER Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor  E. Faeldon on Thursday sought the dismissal of the criminal charges filed against him and several others, before the Department...

Three ASG bandits surrender in Basilan

A relative of slain Islamic State leader Isnilon Hapilon and two members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) under top leaders Furuji Indama and...

Japan chamber appeals for status quo on grant of Peza incentives

Japanese companies are appealing to Congress to maintain the current incentive scheme of the Philippine Export Zone Authority (Peza), saying the retention is pivotal...

DENR firming up plan vs biopiracy, protect plant, animal resources with medicinal...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is eyeing to strengthen its existing policy against biopiracy to protect the country’s plant and animal...

T.R.O. halts R.E.S. application, renewal–ERC 

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has been unable to process pending applications for new retail electricity supplier (RES) licenses, as well as applications for...