Swedish trade exec: It’s still hard to do business in...

The head of a Swedish business delegation said the Philippines had remained a “complicated” nation to engage in trade with, notwithstanding its robust economic...

PMSEA highlights efforts to make mining sector a ‘safer’ industry

Mining companies continue to pour substantial investment to make the country’s mineral sector a much safer industry, the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association...

Budget dept seeks to narrow year-end actual and target deficit figure...

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Thursday said the government has a 50 percent chance of falling behind its full-year target deficit...

Uber data breach to undergo privacy commission scrutiny

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Thursday said it will undertake an assessment of the impact of the reported massive data breach of transportation...

Poe doubts MRT 3 woes only reason for Chavez’s resignation

By Azer Parrocha / Philippines News Agency Sen. Grace Poe on Thursday expressed doubts that the only reason Department of Transportation (DOTr) Undersecretary Cesar B....

DOF rejects VAT cut proposal 

The Department of Finance (DOF) has rejected a Senate proposal to reduce the value- added tax (VAT)—from 12 percent to 10 percent—prompting senators to...

Duterte not receptive on DENR, MICC recommendation to lift open-pit mining...

President Duterte on Tuesday night declared he will continue to observe the ban on open-pit mining issued by former Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez, amid...

BOI reports 38-percent hike in investment approvals in first 10 months of 2017

The Board of Investments (BOI) has posted a 38-percent improvement in investment approvals from January to October, reaching P408.7 billion in the first 10 months...

House passes measure on PHL digital-infrastructure development  

The House of Representatives has endorsed for Senate approval a measure seeking to promote open access in data transmission and provide additional powers to...

Bill expedites grant of permits to power projects, cuts monthly electricity...

A proposed law seeking to modernize and streamline the grant of permits to energy-generation projects in the country could reduce consumer electricity prices by...

Meralco outlines cost of DU disaster-resiliency program

A proposed Department of Energy (DOE) policy meant to ensure that energy-related facilities are resilient enough to continue providing power in case of disasters...

5 steel mills to undergo DENR pollution probe  

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has ordered an investigation into possible violations committed by five steel mills accused of using “bad” technology that causes...

‘No place for BNPP in PHL’s nuclear power development program’

A lawmaker has expressed concern over the looming possibility of reviving the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), saying the mothballed power facility has “no...

Senators laud House approval of mental-health bill on 3rd reading

Senators have lauded the move of the House of Representatives for passing on third and final reading its version of the mental-health bill. With 223...

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...

Legislators urged to lower sugar sweetened beverage taxes

CONSUMER advocacy group CitizenWatch Philippines has joined the mounting calls to minimize the impact of the sugar-sweetened beverage taxes to poor consumers in House...

Govt sets new standard for diesel

IN a bid to further improve fuel quality and lessen its impact on the environment, the Department of Energy (DOE) has established an upgraded...