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Friday, September 22, 2017

Tame inflation prompts BSP to retain key rates

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) found no compelling reason to make appropriate adjustments to the monetary-policy structure and kept the policy rates unchanged...

Unions gripe as Ledac shelves ‘endo’ anew

Labor groups are starting to entertain thoughts that President Duterte is now ditching his campaign promise of ending contractualization, with the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory...

‘RCEP can stem the tide of rising protectionism’

If the threat of rising protectionism is to be eliminated, the Philippines should stand firm and push for the immediate conclusion of the Regional...

Senate panel approves P134-billion TRAIN bill

The Senate Ways and Means Committee has endorsed the Palace-proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, with 21 senators affixing their signatures...

The overcommitted organization: Managing the challenges and benefits of multiteaming

A senior executive we’ll call Christine is overseeing the launch of Analytix, her company’s new cloud-based big-data platform, and she’s expected to meet a...

Senate eyes lower electric bills through law capping recoverable system losses

The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday inched closer to endorsing plenary approval of a remedial legislation providing relief to power consumers burdened by skyrocketing monthly electricity bills. Its...

Government set to implement housing program for Intramuros squatters

THE Intramuros Administration (IA) has inked a joint memorandum circular with government housing agencies to implement a program that will address the informal-settlers issue...

‘MRAs not enough to ease Asean labor flow’

Improving intra-regional labor access in the Asean will take more than the completion of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), according to local and international experts. In...

Aliw Media Group Honors National Artists

The BusinessMirror and Philippines Graphic Publisher T. Anthony C. Cabangon (left) presents the Guardians of the National Memory plaque to National Artist for Literature Bienvenido...

Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY—Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early on Wednesday, looking for survivors...

Government moves to make buildings conform to needs of the times

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) vowed to prioritize the revision of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the National Building...

Government to ensure adequate protection for farmers in law abolishing rice QR

Lawmakers and government officials are keen on retaining the National Food Authority’s (NFA) power to issue import permits (IPs) as a measure to regulate...

DOT’s ‘Bring Home a Friend’ program seeks additional 500,000 foreign visitors 

AT least 500,000 more foreign visitors are expected by the Department of Tourism (DOT) when it launches its “Bring Home a Friend” (BHAF) program...

Political dynasties seen escalating violence in proposed federal states

The population of the states, presence of political dynasties and dissolution of urban centers are among the critical factors that need to be carefully...

CPP ready to resume peace talks with government

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has expressed readiness to return to the negotiating table, following President Duterte’s remark he is “not averse”...

Supreme Court: PSALM sale of power plants not subject to VAT

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has lost a P3.81-billion tax case against the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) involving the...

Sports Illustrated 2018 Swimsuit Issue to showcase PHL sites

AN ARRAY of models with diverse profiles and backgrounds are headed to the Philippines this November, as the country’s exotic tropical locations are used...

Government taps new recruits to handle air traffic management at NAIA

Airport authorities have recruited new air traffic controllers (ATCs) to replace some of the retirees, now reportedly in their 70s and 80s, who were...

Nick Joaquin Literary awards winners 

This year’s winner of the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards (NJLA) were all young writers with long writing careers ahead of them, a hint, perhaps,...

Government wants high tariff to replace rice QR

The Philippines could impose  a maximum tariff rate of 400 percent on rice imports to give the government enough elbow room to balance the...