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Ceza tripled revenue to P706.51 million in 2018

Revenue collected by the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority jumped more than triple to P706.51 million last year, an affirmation that Ceza’s venture into financial...

Bill raising service charge for hotel, resto workers up for Senate okay  

The House of Representatives has endorsed for Senate approval a measure increasing the share of employees from service charge of hotels, restaurants and similar...

Stop ‘nitpicking’ on broiler raisers, DA chief tells PCC 

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol has challenged the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to run after the “real” cartel allegedly behind the manipulation of retail...

Manila Bay squatters may have their own ideas on proposed relocation

The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said the Duterte administration should not make haste in relocating squatter families as it embarks...

Marina, private sector boost maritime courses for more competitive seafarers

The government and the private sector have realigned the Philippine maritime education programs with the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)...

Madrid proposes €300-million financing facility for PHL’s infrastructure buildup, tourism programs

Spain has proposed two agreements with the Philippine government that will enable Madrid to invest in the Duterte administration’s various projects, specifically in the...

Muntinlupa small entrepreneurs granted loans sans interest

NINETY-TWO small-scale business owners were recently given financial assistance amounting to P1.5 million by the local government of Muntinlupa. This is part of the zero-interest...

House endorses FIA revision bill to Senate

THE House of Representatives has endorsed for Senate approval a measure that proposes to loosen foreign investors’ access to the Philippines. This, after the...

Portion of Nlex Harbor Link Project expected to open this month–DPWH’s...

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday said a part of the multibillion North Luzon Expressway (Nlex) Harbor Link Segment 10 Project...

Marina summons shipowners in Mactan, Cebu, sea mishap

THE two companies that own the vessels involved in the Cebu sea mishap over the weekend will have to explain to the Maritime Industry Authority...

NFA to raise palay procurement by 5 fold in 2019, DA...

THE National Food Authority (NFA) bared plans to procure at least 350,000 metric tons of palay this year, or about 7 million 50-kilogram (kg) bags,...

BFAR raises ‘red tide’ alert in at least 4 regions

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has issued “red tide” warning for shellfishes collected in several provinces in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol and the...

Tuguegarao taps Globe for free public Internet access service

THE local government of Tuguegarao City has tapped Globe Telecom Inc. to provide its citizens with free Internet access in public places.  Globe Business Senior...

Duterte meets Sri Lanka leader at the Palace today

PRESIDENT Duterte is set to meet Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today, Wednesday, at the Malacañan Palace for bilateral discussions on areas of mutual interest,...

DENR lists most polluted spots in Manila Bay area

NINE out of 19 bathing beaches or stations along Manila Bay are considered to be among its most polluted portions, according to the Department...

NG allots P4.71 trillion for TRIP infrastructure program in next three years

The national government intends to spend some P4.71 trillion in the next three years for ongoing and new projects identified under the three-year rolling...

World Bank doubles disaster, climate risks insurance coverage to PHL

The World Bank has doubled its disaster risk insurance for the Philippines with the renewal of its insurance program to respond to losses from...

How does corruption flourish?

Corruption flourishes when someone has quasi monopoly power over a product or service and has discretion to decide how much to receive, and where...

DA to boost aid to upland veggie growers in crop production programming

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would intensify its production programming in the Cordillera region by providing timely and relevant market information to...

CTRM decides to retain 5% tariff on MDM

By Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas & Cai U. Ordinario The Cabinet-level Committee on Tariff and Related Matters (CTRM) has decided to retain the 5-percent tariff...
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