PSA revises Jan-Sept GDP growth figures

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revised the country’s GDP growth estimates in the third quarter of 2017 to 7 percent, from the initial 6.9...

Govt wants disaster-proof power facilities in PHL

THE Department of Energy (DOE) signed last week an energy resiliency policy that seeks to strengthen existing energy infrastructure and systems. Energy Secretary Alfonso G....

‘Booming stock market to create more jobs for Pinoys’

The country’s booming stock market is expected to help drive jobs growth in the months ahead, a deputy minority leader said last Sunday. Rep. Luis...

Developing countries should invest in electric vehicles in 2018–ADB

Developing member-countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) should invest in solar and electric vehicles, as this year will be the year of the...

​​Ayala to build 300-MW diesel plant in Rizal

AC Energy, the power arm of conglomerate Ayala Corp., will put up a 300-megawatt (MW) diesel-run modular generation set power plant in Pililia, Rizal. The...

Phivolcs wants no houses in 6-km danger zone around Mayon

LEGAZPI CITY—With hunger, discomfort, food shortages and illness plaguing evacuation centers, the top official of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said...

Mapua brings interschool competition to Mindanao

DAVAO CITY—Mapua University’s Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MCM) is bringing to Mindanao its prestigious multidiscipline, multiskill interschool competition ahead of the opening of its first...

Clark Airport cancels Miascor contract to ensure business continuity

CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT—The contract of the service provider found responsible for the luggage pilferage at this airport was recently terminated by the Clark International...

Minimum-wage earners in Ilocos get pay hike

MINIMUM-wage earners in the Ilocos region will get a P13 to P30 daily pay hike starting this week. In a statement, the Department of Labor...

DENR: Multisectoral approach, cultural change needed to rehabilitate Manila Bay

The rehabilitation of the waters of Manila Bay requires a multisectoral approach and cultural change. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said this last Sunday as he...

Makati extends deadline for payment of biz, realty taxes

The government of Makati City is calling its residents to pay their business permits and business and realty taxes without penalty, as the deadline...

Valenzuela inaugurates P361.6-M university

AS part of its thrust to provide quality education to its constituents, the local government of Valenzuela opened last Friday the P361.6-million Pamantasan ng...

AFP’s ‘war’ in Marawi not totally over

As the war against the Islamic State (IS), and its local affiliate, the Maute Group, in Marawi City winds down late last year, President...

Trump’s protectionist policies to slow down BPO expansion in PHL this...

Foreign investors looking to put up new ventures in the Philippines—particularly in the business-process outsourcing (BPO) sector—are expected to show a little bit of...

Taiwan protests unilateral launch of mainland China flight routes in Taiwan Strait,...

On January 4 the ​Taiwan government protested mainland China’s unilateral launch the same day of the northbound M503 flight route in the Taiwan Strait...

High-tech but obsolete: Air-traffic control starts seeing decades-delayed upgrade 

The high-tech, satellite-linked communication, navigation and surveillance system launched by President Duterte at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) compound on Tuesday was conceived way...

SEC on Rappler case: Foreign control should not be present in...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) early this week ordered the revocation of incorporation of media firm Rappler Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corp., which...

Common-tower policy seen addressing telco infrastructure dearth

CONSTRAINTS on permits and capital requirements may be a thing of the past for telecommunications providers in the Philippines, as the government has revamped...

What it takes to succeed in advertising

Print was one of two of the most loved media up to the last days of 2005. Because we handled a telecom account, doing...

Government to spend P4.82 trillion for 4,095 infrastructure projects

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) on Thursday said the national government will spend P4.82 trillion for 4,095 infrastructure projects, which are expected...