‘US-China trade war to slow Asean’s economic progress’

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations  will not take the brewing trade conflict between the United States and China sitting down, as the regional...

Shift to federalism won’t cost too much–Tayao

A member of the consultative committee (Con-com) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution expressed doubts that the additional cost of shifting to a federal system...

House unifies measures to regulate, promote competition among TNVS

With Grab becoming the dominant player in the ride-hailing industry, there is a pressing need to prevent a “virtual monopoly” and encourage new players...

Only 6 of 110 Boracay establishments have fire-safety permits, DILG says

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay, Aklan—Task Force Boracay has formed teams to make thorough inspections of each establishment on the island if they possess the necessary...

Cebu to benefit from 3 big-ticket infra projects

THE Department of Finance (DOF) has pointed out that Cebu stands to benefit from at least three big-ticket infrastructure projects under the Duterte administration’s “Build,...

Military claims two NPAs slain in separate clashes

TWO reported members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed while another one was captured as government troops clashed with rebels in Davao...

DOLE gets support pledges for young workers in Central Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Some 30,000 pledges to support the working youth under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) were garnered by the...

LGBT group warns of more sex workers after Boracay closure

BORACAY Island—The Iloilo Pride Team (IPT), an alliance of LGBT community in Iloilo warns of a possible increase of sex workers all over the...

Help to ease ‘Boracay effect,’ Arroyo asks Filipino-Chinese

A lawmaker has called on the Filipino-Chinese community to help in the efforts of the government to avert the ill-effects of the closure of...

City of Pines orders use of reusable containers

BAGUIO CITY—In line with the national government’s drive toward  clean and green environment in the country, the implementation of the Plastic and Styrofoam-Free Baguio...

Industries post slower earnings growth in Q4

The expansion of the gross revenues of local industries slowed to 8.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the Philippine Statistics...

Guidelines for firms operating in key biodiversity areas launched

AN organization of international nature conservancy groups recently unveiled a road map for businesses operating in key biodiversity areas (KBAs) which represent some of...

Meralco named preferred bidder for Ghana’s ECG

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) moves an inch closer to operate and manage the Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd. (ECG) following official announcement by...

The gig economy and you

Part Two AS mentioned in Part One, the gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for...

Manila mayor warns swimming public vs human-waste bacteria in local coastal areas

EXPECTING more and more people to troop to nearby seaside areas in the metropolis with the advent of summer, Manila Mayor Joseph E. Estrada...

BIR raids on Malabon, Manila warehouses yield smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes

THE Strike Force of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), in charge of fighting cigarette smuggling in the country, spearheaded the raid of several...

SC declares sale of 41 has. of land in Parañaque ‘null...

A PETITION has been filed with the Supreme Court (SC) to declare null and void for being unconstitutional the sale of the 41 hectares...

Año orders DILG probe on SAF allowance-corruption scheme

INTERIOR Officer In Charge Eduardo M. Año issued a directive to Director General Oscar D. Albayalde to conduct its own investigation on the anomaly...

Cayetano to US, European critics: Respect is 2-way lane

FOREIGN Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano reminded American and European critics of President Duterte respect is a two-way street. In a statement issued on April...

PHL businesses ride the wave of digital transformation

Digital transformation—or DX—according to IDC, is the continuous process by which enterprises adapt to or drive disruptive changes in their customers and markets by...