10 ‘big ticket’ projects to start construction this year–DOF

The Department of Finance (DOF) has reported that 10 infrastructure projects out of the 75 big-ticket flagship projects under the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build,...

No basis to suspend us, ERC commissioners say

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and power-industry stakeholders have expressed alarm and indignation following the issuance of a three-month suspension order by the Office...

Duterte’s order vs ‘endo’ wreaks havoc in ecozones

Regional labor officials may not have a full comprehensive grasp on President Duterte’s policy to labor contractualization, the head of the Employers Confederation of...

A P7-P9-trillion headache: Government sets August deadline on military pension plan

A PLAN tackling how to address the ballooning problem of military pensions will be reported to the President by August, the Department of Finance...

PSA reports 2.3% hike in May construction material price

Retail and wholesale construction material prices in Metro Manila continued to increase in May, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Based on the Construction...

Chinese tourists power visitor arrivals

THE first four months of 2018 saw foreign visitor arrivals in the Philippines grow by 12.35 percent to 2.64 million. Department of Tourism (DOT) data...

D.A. finalizes SRP implementation on farm products

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is ready to implement the suggested retail price (SRP) on selected farm products by next week with...

PHL down 10 notches in World Digital Competitiveness ranking

THE Philippines slipped 10 notches in the 2018 World Digital Competitiveness (WDC) Ranking, according to the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness...

Monster.com reports 14-percent increase in March online hiring

Online hiring posted a double-digit growth in March on the back of positive investor sentiment on the recent economic gains of the Philippine economy,...

Neda urges congressional passage of national land use bill  

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) on Tuesday underscored the need to adopt the results of the most recent cadastral survey, even as...

‘BBB’ seen creating an average of 1.1 million jobs until 2022

The Duterte administration’s massive infrastructure push is expected to generate the most number of jobs by 2022, according to the National Economic and Development...

Japan embassy holds jobs fair for returning nurses and caregivers

DAVAO CITY—The Japanese embassy has announced it would hold a jobs fair at the end of next month to allow returning Filipino nurses and...

We need whistle-blowers–but they have to be protected!

Representatives of the private sector were invited to a dialogue with the chairman and the commissioners of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to discuss...

Labor strikes down 75% in first five months of the year–Bello

The number of labor strikes for the first five months of the year declined by as much as 75 percent, a development that the...

Group renews transparency call in fuel products pricing

Oil companies on Monday announced they would implement an upward adjustment in the price of petroleum products effective on Tuesday morning. In separate advisories, they said gasoline prices will...

Neda says BBB may fail to reach 2018 jobs target

The Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) infrastructure program may fall short of its employment target this year, according to the National Economic and...

DTI seeks P4-B fund for MSMEs in 2019

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is seeking to double its funding for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to P4 billion next...

Senate to look into funding sources for ‘BBB’ projects

The Senate is poised to conduct an inquiry into the financial requirements of the Duterte administration’s over P1-trillion “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) projects, with...

Govt eyes tweaks in Conditional Cash Transfer Program

The national government remains open to the possibility of including employment as a precondition to availing of conditional-cash transfers (CCT), according to an official...

DA eyes label and package rules for rice after farm produce SRP

JUST as the Department of Agriculture (DA) is moving to implement a suggested retail price (SRP) system on farm products, it is now mulling...