Higher pump prices for fuel on Tuesday

Oil firms are expected to implement another round of price increase in petroleum products to reflect movements in the international oil market. On Monday PTT...

Group says rice ‘tariffication’ leads to ‘unli’ rice importation

Bantay Bigas, an alliance for safe, sufficient and affordable rice, is opposing the Duterte administration’s plan for rice imports “tariffication,” saying such doesn’t provide...

DOE now open to proposals for coal contracts 

THE Department of Energy (DOE) is now accepting proposals for the exploration, development and production of the country’s indigenous coal resources through coal-operating contracts...

PHL agri trade in Q2 rose 2.6 percent to $4.011 billion 

The country’s external trade for agricultural commodities in the second quarter grew 2.6 percent to $4.011 billion, from $3.910 billion during the same period...

‘Drug war, conflict fail to dent PHL growth’

The President’s drug war and the armed conflict in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) had little impact on the Philippine growth story...

Banking on BPO sector not enough to cut poverty—experts

While the country’s business- process outsourcing (BPO) sector has been known to provide good jobs to millions of Filipinos, economists said relying on the...

House vows to prioritize passage of resolution hiking military pay

Days after the Marawi City liberation, the House of Representatives last Sunday vowed to prioritize the passage of a resolution increasing by 100 percent...

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...

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...

NTC backs bill to reclassify broadband as ‘basic service’

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has backed the passage of a bill that would classify broadband access as a “basic service.” In a position paper,...

Solon proposes creation of national coffee board 

A deputy speaker of the House of Representatives is pushing for the passage of a measure seeking to revitalize the coffee industry. In House Bill...

CSOs reject House measure to lift ban on waste incineration for WTE...

A coalition of civil-society organizations (CSOs) has expressed alarm over a move in the House of Representatives to repeal a law that bans the use of...

BOI eyeing ‘substantial’ subsidy for PUV modernization program

The Board of Investments (BOI) may invest on so-called fixed assets, such as manufacturing or painting facilities, to buttress government support for local body-builders...

Lawmaker seeks ERC clarification on power market-share limitation

A lawmaker will discuss with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) ways on how to reconcile discrepancy between installed and dependable power-generating capacity. In his keynote...

Final SC ruling: Napocor employees not entitled to receive P8.5-billion backpay

THE Supreme Court (SC) has unanimously affirmed with finality its decision denying the bid of some 16,500 employees of the National Power Corp. (Napocor)...

FPI renews push for tighter cement, steel import control  

The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI), representing local manufacturers, is pushing for an equal treatment between importers and manufacturers of steel and cement, as...

House leader vows to oppose medical marijuana-use bill 

A senior deputy minority leader strongly opposed on Monday the passage of a measure decriminalizing the use of marijuana. Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza of Buhay...

PSA seeks additional support to ensure accuracy, reliability of PHL statistical...

While the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) has been touted as one of the world’s best, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is cognizant of the...