TRAIN rebates may get stalled, lawmaker warns 

Citing lack of manpower, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto warned on Monday the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) must first address its manpower...

D.O.E. okays grid impact study for three power projects

The Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared three power projects for the conduct of a grid impact study (GIS). A clearance for the conduct of...

Total fireworks ban to displace some 75,000 industry workers

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is now working on transferring more than 75,000 workers in the fireworks industry to another livelihood opportunity,...

Albay lawmaker seeks aid for Mt. Mayon evacuees

Rep. Joey S. Salceda of the Second District of Albay has appealed for relief assistance and donations for Mayon Volcano evacuees, now housed in government...

DepEd defends SHS graduates’ competence for employment 

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday asserted that senior high school (SHS) graduates are fit right after finishing high school. With the four exits envisioned for...

DOLE urged to exempt skilled workers from OFW deployment ban...

A group of recruitment agencies appealed to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) last Sunday to allow the deployment of skilled and vacationing...

PSA revises Jan-Sept GDP growth figures

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revised the country’s GDP growth estimates in the third quarter of 2017 to 7 percent, from the initial 6.9...

Govt wants disaster-proof power facilities in PHL

THE Department of Energy (DOE) signed last week an energy resiliency policy that seeks to strengthen existing energy infrastructure and systems. Energy Secretary Alfonso G....

‘Booming stock market to create more jobs for Pinoys’

The country’s booming stock market is expected to help drive jobs growth in the months ahead, a deputy minority leader said last Sunday. Rep. Luis...

Developing countries should invest in electric vehicles in 2018–ADB

Developing member-countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) should invest in solar and electric vehicles, as this year will be the year of the...

Industry gross revenue jumped 8.6% in Q3 2017

The country’s gross revenue of industries grew by 8.6 percent in the third quarter of 2017, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Data from...

Study affirms edge of contractual employees over new job applicants

Contractual workers are more likely to beat a new applicant for a regular position in their company if they possess the essential skills and...

Japan seeks deeper ties with PHL

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has emphasized his continuing respect and support to President Duterte and to the Philippines-Japan strategic partnership, particularly in the...

Diokno clarifies statement on teachers’ pay-increase issue

Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno on Wednesday said he was not opposed to any increase in public-school teachers’ pay, but clarified that this matter...

DBM to set standard pay for govt workers

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will commission a study by 2019 to benchmark the salaries of public-school teachers and other government employees. Budget Secretary...

NTC collection of nearly P500B exceeds target for 2017

THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has exceeded its collection target in 2017, resulting in almost P500 billion in revenues, data from the agency showed. ...

House panel OKs bill institutionalizing 4Ps

THE House Committee on Poverty Alleviation has recently approved a bill that seeks to institutionalize the government’s anti-poverty program, dubbed as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program...

Govt told to stop spending bulk of relief fund for repair...

USING public funds to finance the repair of housing in disaster-affected areas could jeopardize funding for other public goods, according to a paper released by...

PCC to put up regional offices

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is looking into setting up regional offices in the Visayas and Mindanao as part of efforts to make the nascent...

Group to Duterte: Issue clear-cut policy on open-pit mining ban

Environmental group Kalikasan-People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) on Tuesday urged President Duterte to issue a clear-cut policy to outlaw surface or open-pit mining activities in...