PHL down 10 notches in World Digital Competitiveness ranking

THE Philippines slipped 10 notches in the 2018 World Digital Competitiveness (WDC) Ranking, according to the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness...

Monster.com reports 14-percent increase in March online hiring

Online hiring posted a double-digit growth in March on the back of positive investor sentiment on the recent economic gains of the Philippine economy,...

Neda urges congressional passage of national land use bill  

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) on Tuesday underscored the need to adopt the results of the most recent cadastral survey, even as...

‘BBB’ seen creating an average of 1.1 million jobs until 2022

The Duterte administration’s massive infrastructure push is expected to generate the most number of jobs by 2022, according to the National Economic and Development...

Japan embassy holds jobs fair for returning nurses and caregivers

DAVAO CITY—The Japanese embassy has announced it would hold a jobs fair at the end of next month to allow returning Filipino nurses and...

We need whistle-blowers–but they have to be protected!

Representatives of the private sector were invited to a dialogue with the chairman and the commissioners of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to discuss...

Labor strikes down 75% in first five months of the year–Bello

The number of labor strikes for the first five months of the year declined by as much as 75 percent, a development that the...

Group renews transparency call in fuel products pricing

Oil companies on Monday announced they would implement an upward adjustment in the price of petroleum products effective on Tuesday morning. In separate advisories, they said gasoline prices will...

Neda says BBB may fail to reach 2018 jobs target

The Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) infrastructure program may fall short of its employment target this year, according to the National Economic and...

DTI seeks P4-B fund for MSMEs in 2019

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is seeking to double its funding for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to P4 billion next...

Senate to look into funding sources for ‘BBB’ projects

The Senate is poised to conduct an inquiry into the financial requirements of the Duterte administration’s over P1-trillion “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) projects, with...

Govt eyes tweaks in Conditional Cash Transfer Program

The national government remains open to the possibility of including employment as a precondition to availing of conditional-cash transfers (CCT), according to an official...

DA eyes label and package rules for rice after farm produce SRP

JUST as the Department of Agriculture (DA) is moving to implement a suggested retail price (SRP) system on farm products, it is now mulling...

EVAP sees bigger sale of e-vehicles this year

DEMAND forecast for fossil fuel free public transportation in the country remains positive with around 5,000 electric tricycles (e-tricycles) and about 500 electric jeepneys...

ADB expert to PHL: Hike  social-protection budget

The Philippines, along with five other countries, need to find other sources of funding to create complete social protection systems, according to an expert...

DOE awards 868 RE deals in 2017

THE Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded 868 renewable-energy (RE) contracts in 2017, nine years after the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 was enacted. Based on...

Customs seizes P250 million worth of smuggled Thai rice at MICP 

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized some 200 container vans loaded with Thailand white rice shipped on different dates at the Manila International...

DTI chief urges strong national, local government tie-up in rollout of...

The country’s trade chief is doubtful the Philippines can breach the top 20 percent of the World Bank’s Doing Business survey by 2020, saying...

DTI sees export rebound despite 6% drop in Q1

Businessmen may feel uncertain about it, but the government is confident that the country’s export performance will rebound within the latter months, following a...

Solon allays foreign debt trap fears amid ‘BBB’ infra build up

PARTY-LIST Rep. Lito Atienza of Buhay on Independence Day allayed fears that the Philippines might get entangled in a foreign debt trap, as the...