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IPOPHL reports ‘significant strides’ to cut red tape, comply with ease of...

The country’s intellectual property agency is now rolling out set of reforms on cutting red tape as mandated by the ease of doing business...

Small Business Corp., LandBank ink tie-up to offer fast payment

The Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) have forged a partnership on September 19 to provide fast and...

DPWH races to complete vital road on Boracay Island

The public works department is fast-tracking the completion of the Boracay Circumferential Road in time for the island resort’s opening next month, according to...

Senator seeks passage of proposed Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers Act

The Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development chaired by Sen. Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva discussed anew on Monday several bills aimed...

NEA highlights mini-grid systems’ role in PHL’s full electrification drive by 2022

THE National Electrification Administration (NEA) has underscored the importance of mini-grid systems to help achieve a target of 100 percent  electrification of households by 2022. NEA...

PCCI lists Bulacan as next top investment destination

Move over, Metro Manila. The country’s largest business group now views Bulacan as the next top investment destination with three major infrastructure projects set...

Student voucher adjustment sought

DAVAO CITY—The Department of Education should start adjusting the government vouchers issued to public-school students who intend to enroll in private schools, the Davao...

Local solar RE company to critics: We don’t intend to...

Solar Para Sa Bayan Corp. (Solar) on Monday defended House Bill (HB) 8179, which, if passed into law, will grant the fledgling renewable-energy (RE) company...

Money laundering–as part of corruption–is blooming

This week I would like to focus on money laundering, which forms part of the corruption menu. Unfortunately, Denmark, the second-least corrupt country in...

Neda official says transport master plan done by Nov

The government is set to adopt the Philippine Transportation System Master Plan, which will address the need to unify transport-related plans in the country...

‘Senate’s TRAIN 2 to address concerns over job losses’

The Senate version of the second Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) is likely to be slightly different from the one submitted by...

No middle ground on MDM tariffs for Ubra, Pampi

By Cai U. Ordinario & Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas Poultry growers and meat processors said they are not willing to make a compromise on the...

PHL delegation seeks British investments in ‘BBB,’ energy sector

Government officials will brief British investors on business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation...

Neda to spend P155 million for 3 project feasibility studies

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said it will spend P155 million to conduct feasibility studies for three new infrastructure projects. The Neda said...

DTI eyes safeguard measure amid rise on cement imports

Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez has initiated an investigation to determine whether the government should impose a safeguard measure on cement, as imports of...

PHL foreign meat purchase bill grew to record 27.91% in last 7...

The country’s meat imports this year is on track to hit a new record high, as total volume from January-to-July posted a 27.91-percent growth...

MWSS inks agreement with Daegu officials on wastewater management

The Duterte administration is moving to improve Metro Manila’s overall sewerage coverage and wastewater management system as part of its effort to enhance water...

Government urged to take lead role in promoting mining

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on Thursday urged the government to take the lead role in promoting the country’s mining industry sector. At the same time,...

C5-South Link Expressway on track for 2019 completion–MPT South

The construction of the first phase of the P10-billion C5-South Link Expressway is on track to meet its scheduled completion set for the first...

‘Reinvent’ PHL mining sector? DENR chief says it can be done

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu urged the country’s mining industry anew to “reinvent” mining to preserve gains in promoting sustainable mineral resources development and...