Peza investment pledges up nearly 90% in January-October

Investment pledges registered at the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) in January to October jumped by almost 90 percent to P203.18 billion, from last...

Large dams: Bulwark or conduit to growth?

Part Two  A NUMBER of large dams in the Philippines, built primarily as a water reservoir for domestic and agricultural  use, have multiple uses, from...

Returning MRT to private group not an option

Malacañang does not consider as an option returning the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 to the private sector, despite the numerous breakdowns since...

China, Facebook to end days of duopoly in PHL telco industry–Palace

President Duterte has given China the “privilege” to enter the Philippine telecommunications industry as part of efforts to end the existing duopoly in the...

Seoul gets early taste of Filipino Christmas spirit

SEOUL, South Korea got an early taste of the Filipino Christmas spirit with an assembly of unique lanterns or parol displayed at the ongoing...

Integrity in Paradise

You remember the ‘Panama Papers’? The Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore...

‘Protectors of Tañon Strait’ files landmark case against ‘lucky 13’ for...

THE “Protectors of Tañon Strait” recently filed criminal raps against 13 crew members of a commercial fishing vessel recently apprehended within the Tañon Strait...

Strong support continues for Save Mayon Movement

LEGAZPI CITY—Strong support continues to pour for the Save Mayon Movement following the claim of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officials that...

PRDP okays P33-million cacao project in Zamboanga

PIÑAN, Zamboanga del Norte—Cacao production is seen to increase soon in the region with the Zamboanga del Norte’s Cacao Production and Marketing Enterprise project...

House panel opts for lower rice tariff to avoid trade sanctions

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Agriculture and Food on Monday reduced the proposed bound tariff rate for rice imports outside the minimum access...

House okays bill seeking creation of ease of doing business national...

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure that would make it easier for businesses to secure licenses, clearances or permits,...

Small stores, eateries start petition vs tax on SSBs

Some 300,000 low-income patrons and owners of sari-sari (community) stores and carinderia (small restaurants) all over the country have signed a petition asking the...

Hauslands Pampanga opens

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Hauslands Pampanga subdivision, about a two-minutes drive from the Mexico exit of the Northern Luzon Expressway has opened on November 17. It’s...

Military forces rescue fishermen held captive by ASG in Tawi-Tawi since...

FIVE fishermen held by members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) since October were rescued by members of the military’s Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi...

Lawmaker seeks clear delineation of powers between ERC and PCC

The Senate Committee on Energy is urging  the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to clearly define their respective roles...

Angara pushes all-year-round multiple student-fare discount

Sen. Juan Edgardo M. Angara asked Congress on Monday to fast-track passage of a bill granting over 20 million private- and public-school students an all-year-round multiple fare...

House leaders assure passage of Ledac priority bills by December

HOUSE leaders on Monday vowed to pass the priority bills of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) before the year ends. At a news conference, Deputy...

‘Fund lack’ stalls mandatory installation of VMS on commercial fishing boats  

The installation of satellite-based vessel-monitoring system (VMS) and radio frequency-based vessel-monitoring mechanism (VMM) may have to wait a little longer, said Oceana Philippines, a...

Palace justifies Santiago’s ‘removal’ from DDB post

The former head of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) was not only removed for his statements against the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, but...

Malacañang rejects calls to fire Tugade

Malacañang expressed its support on Monday for Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, amid resignation calls for the transportation chief due to...