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A professional journalist for over a decade, Cai U. Ordinario currently writes macroeconomic and urban development stories for BusinessMirror. She has received awards for excellence in reporting on the macroeconomy and statistics. She was also cited for her contribution to statics reporting by the National Statistical Coordination Board (now the Philippine Statistics Authority). She is a recipient of journalism fellowships including the Jefferson Fellowship from the Honolulu-based East West Center. She is currently completing her Masters degree in Communication at the University of the Philippines. She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts Major in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas.

Construction materials’ retail prices post six-month high

RETAIL prices of construction materials in Metro Manila posted a six-month high in January 2019, according to the latest data released by the Philippine...

PCC blocks merger of 2 sugar mills

THE country’s antitrust body, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), said on Thursday it has blocked the merger of two sugar millers to prevent a...

Neda: Port congestion to dent 2019 trade data

ADDRESSING the port congestion being experienced by truckers and manufacturers in the past few months will take time and could dampen the country’s trade...

‘PHL must spend more for social protection’

THE Philippines needs to spend an average of 3.48 to 5.58 percent of its GDP to fill its social protection gaps up to...

Government urged to seize ‘golden opportunity’ after Hanjin collapse

The national government should seize the “golden opportunity” to take over the shipbuilding facilities of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co.-Philippines (HHIC-Phil) Inc. to...

Trade headwinds pose risks to PHL exports, imports in 2019–Neda

TRADE headwinds will pose risks to the country’s export and import performance this year, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda). 

ADB urges Asian governments to allot more play spaces

ASIAN cities need play spaces to improve health and employability of individuals, according to experts from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). 

ADB ‘repackages’ $500-million Metro transport development plan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it is preparing new rail-based projects for Metro Manila, as well as bridges, among others, to address congestion...

No rice price spikes despite NFA power removal, says NEDA

DESPITE the absence of a concrete study on its impact, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) assured the public that the removal of...

Few firms use Internet for e-commerce–PSA

Most firms use the Internet for business operations and obtaining information from the government, but not for e-commerce, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority...

More cost-efficient to invest in PHL than hire Pinoy workers for...

COMPANIES abroad, such as those in the European Union (EU), are starting to realize that it is more cost-efficient to invest in the Philippines...

UN: PHL will gain much from China-US trade row

THE Philippines is among the countries that will significantly benefit from the escalating trade tensions between China and the United States, according to the...

PHL’s inflation woes far from over–economists

THE inflation data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for January may have allowed economic managers to heave a sigh of...

Amid PHL manufacturing decline, Neda prescribes liberalization of sugar industry

THE liberalization of the sugar industry will boost the country’s food and beverage manufacturing industry, according to the National Economic and Development...

The mass housing mess: Why Filipinos continue to struggle with owning...

MASS housing should be for all, but many Filipinos, particularly those belonging to lower-middle income families, still feel left out of the equation.

Economic team lists risks as growth slows to 6.2%

THE reenacted budget and the 45-day ban on government spending in preparation for the elections will delay the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” (BBB)...

Hanjin ‘isolated’ case, PHL can still attract FDI–Neda

DESPITE the failure of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co.-Philippines (HHIC-Phil) Inc., the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) believes the country can still...

ADB back in dollar bond market to raise $3.5 billion

IN order to boost its ordinary capital resources, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) returned to the US dollar bond market to raise $3.5 billion...

PHL GDP grew 6.2 % in 2018, slowest since 2015

High food and oil prices caused Philippine economy to expand at a slower pace in 2018, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

‘Trabaho bill removal of tax perks to hurt bid to hike...

IF the government wants to continue increasing its foreign direct investments (FDI), removing tax incentives under the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality...
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