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MWSS inks agreement with Daegu officials on wastewater management

The Duterte administration is moving to improve Metro Manila’s overall sewerage coverage and wastewater management system as part of its effort to enhance water...

Government urged to take lead role in promoting mining

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on Thursday urged the government to take the lead role in promoting the country’s mining industry sector. At the same time,...

C5-South Link Expressway on track for 2019 completion–MPT South

The construction of the first phase of the P10-billion C5-South Link Expressway is on track to meet its scheduled completion set for the first...

‘Reinvent’ PHL mining sector? DENR chief says it can be done

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu urged the country’s mining industry anew to “reinvent” mining to preserve gains in promoting sustainable mineral resources development and...

De Lima slams construction of  P200-million ferro-nickel mining project in Zambales

Detained opposition Sen.  Leila M. de Lima has expressed grave concern over the suspicious construction of a P200 million  ferro-nickel mining project in Candelaria,...

Clock ticks for economy’s bid to enter demographic dividend window, Neda’s...

The Philippines may be the “last major Asian economy” to enter the demographic dividend window between 2025 and 2070, according to the National Economic...

Probe Benguet Corp.’s liability in Itogon tragedy–CBCP exec

AN official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Tuesday urged the government to look into the possible liability of Benguet Corp. in...

Unexpected consequences of data privacy regulations

The Philippines and the European Union have taken steps in protecting the data and privacy of its residents. Through the enactment of the Data...

Farm loss after Ompong breaches P14-billion mark–DA

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is mulling over the importation of at least 200,000 metric tons (MT) of corn following the devastation wrought by...

Government spent P5 billion to subsidize power, steam, air-con companies in...

Filipino taxpayers extended P5 billion worth of subsidies to companies engaged in electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Govt eyes lower MFN rates for farm goods

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) clarified that the government is considering the possibility of reducing the most favored nation (MFN) tariff rates...

ADB okays $484.3 million in loans, grants for PHL

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has approved a total of $484.3 million in loans and grants for the Philippines as of August...

Lawmaker pushes for creation of agency in charge of investors

Another government agency in charge of investors? A lawmaker believes this is necessary to further improve the country’s investment portfolio. In a statement on Sunday,...

Lapeña defends Customs on delay of food imports

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) clarified on Thursday that there is no delay with the issuance of clearance for rice imports in all ports...

80 basic goods covered by 41 firms’ price-freeze vow for 3-9...

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ensured that some 80 basic goods covered by 41 manufacturers will have their prices frozen for...

MAP to Duterte admin: Deal with Metro traffic woes like Boracay...

The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) has called on the Duterte administration to address Metro Manila’s worsening traffic congestion with the “same intensity”...

PhilHealth 3 launches own hot line numbers

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—In order to allow the public to ask questions and air their complaints, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) Region 3...

DA warns possible P13.5-billion rice, corn loss from severe storm Ompong

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday warned that the country’s rice and corn sectors could lose as much as P13.5 billion with an estimated...

PHL listed as top recipient of ADB policy-based loans in last...

THE Philippines has been listed as one of the top recipients of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) policy-based loans (PBLs) in the past 40 years,...

Rice stockpile down 10-month low as corn inventory grows 75.45%

THE country’s rice inventory at the start of August fell by a fifth to a 10-month low of 1.52 million metric tons (MMT), according to...