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Inflation to peak in Q4, rate hike still an option

THE country’s inflation rate is expected to peak during the fourth quarter of this year, revising the earlier pronouncement of the government that inflation...

Executive action seen to halt higher oil tax

MALACAÑANG is moving to preempt a proposed Joint Resolution of Congress seeking the suspension of excise taxes on fuel products—with some lawmakers pushing for a...

Oil prices, inflation force government to slash 2018 growth outlook

THE trade blows being exchanged by the United States and China, high oil prices and slow farm growth which hastened inflation, prompted the Philippine...

Boracay Island: A tale of EOs, LOIs, presidential decrees

THE Duterte administration is eyeing the management of Boracay Island by the Department of Tourism (DOT), absent any law creating a separate development authority. Tourism...

PHL jumps 12 rungs up Global Competitiveness Index of 140 economies

MANILA has jumped 12 notches in the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 to 56th among 140 economies on the backbone of a strong labor market...

Police, military list ‘threats’ to peaceful 2019 midterm polls 

The police and the military vowed on Tuesday to work together and collaborate in their operations, especially against private armed groups (PAGs), in order...

Boracay dry run so far, so good, DENR chief says

AN apparently pleased Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu on Tuesday said the dry run for the reopening of Boracay got off to a good...

House Speaker Arroyo is guest of honor at Eternal Gardens groundbreaking

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be the guest of honor at the groundbreaking of Eternal Gardens Cabuyao branch on October 23  at the park...

NMIS to help LGUs in crafting better rules for meat inspection in...

The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) on Wednesday said it is eyeing to engage local government units (LGUs) to craft their respective meat safety...

Typhoons cut Q3 palay output by 4.2% to 3.25 MMT–PSA

Typhoon damage could cut the country’s palay (unmilled rice) output in the third quarter by 4.2 percent to 3.25 million metric tons, from last...

E-tricycle donation to benefit Boracay tribal group – DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) will donate 200 electric tricycles (e-trikes) units that will provide an efficient and pollution free conveyance to Boracay tourists...

Presidential daughter ends speculation on Senate run, files for reelection as Davao...

DAVAO CITY – This city’s mayor, Sara Duterte-Carpio, ended speculation on a likely run for a senatorial post when she filed her candidacy for...

Castillo to head screening body for SC Chief Justice post hopefuls

Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will preside over the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when the body screens the applicants and nominees...

Castriciones drops senatorial plan, opts to keep DAR post

Agrarian Reform Secretary John R. Castriciones on Tuesday announced that he has decided not to run for a Senate post as he vowed to...

2,635 Caap employees test negative for illegal drug use

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) on Tuesday said it did not find a single illegal drugs user from the initial batch...

NBI arrests suspected ATM, credit card fraudster in Pasig

THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday bared the arrest of a suspected member of an organized syndicate allegedly involved in the fraudulent...

Group reiterates opposition to Manila Bay reclamation projects

Blaming the decreasing fish catch to massive degradation of the coastal and marine environment, environmental group Kalikasan-People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) slammed on...

MMDA launches ‘Undas’ road-clearing ops

To ensure the orderly observance of All Saints and All Souls’ Day non November 1 and 2, respectively, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has...

Remittances shrink anew, 8-month total just $19.1 billion

MONEY sent by Filipino migrant workers contracted anew in August this year, reversing the growth gains seen in the previous month. The Bangko Sentral ng...

Disasters cost PHL P389 billion; recovery at P560 billion

THE Philippines incurred damage of at least P388.74 billion from disasters between 2011 and 2018, according to data presented by the National Economic and...
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