FPH exec sees virtual extinction of coal plants, dominance of RE  

COAL power plants are likely to end up as underutilized or stranded assets in 10 years, or even less, given the rapid pace of renewables, a...

Slot for third telco player open until end of March

NEW Washington, Aklan—With only a left before the deadline, the Department of Information and Communications and Technology (DICT) announced it is still accepting companies...

Solon: Twin Senate bills assure EODB, price freeze

Early enactment of the Senate-ratified final version of the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act is seen to effectively cut red...

DOLE orders PRAs to keep close watch on OFWs in Kuwait  

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has instructed all Philippine recruitment agencies (PRAs) to closely monitor the condition of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) they...

Neda chief says FTAs to boost PHL-US trade, investment ties

The country’s chief economist sees the need for the Philippines to explore more free-trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States to boost trade and...

DOLE chief says OFW deployment ban to Kuwait stays until next month

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday said that the government is likely to extend the deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers...

Cimatu urges manufacturers to pay their share in pollution 

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu sees the need for a law that would make manufacturers pay up for their share in polluting the environment. “Perhaps...

FFW leaders to Duterte: Name ‘pro-worker’ chairman at SSC 

THE Federation of Free Workers (FFW) has expressed hope that President Duterte will appoint a leader of the Social Security Commission (SSC) “who truly...

‘No illegal gas price increase after TRAIN’

The Department of Energy (DOE) has cleared various gas stations that allegedly took advantage of the tax-reform law by selling old inventories at much higher...

BPM to propel 21% demand hike for office space in 2018

Real-estate services firm Leechiu Property Consultants  (LPC) expects the demand for office space in Metro Manila to grow by about 21 percent this year,...

Duterte administration focused on trade, war vs poverty, not disputes–Palace

While defending the country’s sovereign territory remains a priority, Malacañang has emphasized that the Duterte administration is now more focused on increasing trade to...

Senator lauds approval of safer workplace bill on third reading

Sen. Joel Villanueva, chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development, welcomed on Monday the Senate’s approval on third and final reading...

House urged to OK extended maternity-leave measure

A lawmaker on Tuesday urged House leaders to immediately approve one of its priority bills seeking to increase the mandatory maternity leave for female workers from 60...

DENR’s Cimatu vows to lift ban on small-scale mining operation

IN his bid to legalize and regulate small-scale mining operations, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has vowed to fast-track the processing of Minahang Bayan...

DOTr, vehicle makers sign accord for delivery of 3,000 modern jeepneys

TRANSPORT groups and vehicle manufacturers have signed an agreement for the delivery of over 3,000 modern jeepneys in three months, as the government intensified its...

House approves measure on creation of EC standby fund on third reading

The  House of Representatives has endorsed for Senate approval  a measure creating a standby fund for electric cooperatives (ECs). This after the lower chamber recently...

‘Lower system-loss caps to cut power bills’

By Butch Fernandez & Lenie Lectura The Energy Regulatory Commission’s (ERC) decision to lower the cap on the allowable rate of system losses that can...

Govt told: Reveal details of pending labor deal with Kuwait

A migrant advocate group called on the government to disclose all the provisions of its pending labor bilateral agreement with Kuwait to protect overseas...

DOTr aims to increase ‘working’ MRT 3 trains from 8 to 15...

BEFORE the new long-term maintenance provider for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 comes on board, the transportation department targets to mount as...

Pathology group vows help to end vaccine ‘hysteria’

ANOTHER group of Filipino doctors have stepped forward to fight what they described as the scare and hysteria stirred by the Dengvaxia controversy, saying...