Can PHL wean itself off coal?

Part Two ENVIRONMENTAL activists group Greenpeace Philippines claims the burning of fossil fuels, specifically coal, is detrimental to the environment and human health. “Specifically, traditional...

Can PHL wean itself off coal?

Part One THE Philippines, being a country more susceptible to the effects of climate change, is being urged by various sectors to adapt to the...

If federalism is the solution, what is the main problem?

Part Four INSTITUTE for Autonomy and Governance Executive Director Benedicto Bacani said that, if the Philippines is going to change its form of government, “at...

Duterte’s $17-billion tax changes spell stimulus for retailers

Mau Dizon, a marketing officer in one of the largest Philippine banks, is among millions of Filipino taxpayers who stand to benefit from President...

If federalism is the solution, what is the main problem?

Part Three DURING a congressional committee hearing on Constitutional amendments early-October, an acknowledged authority on Constitution reiterated “concerns” over the move to a federal form...

If federalism is the solution, what is the main problem?

Part One PROPONENTS of federalism argue that the country’s highly centralized government resulted to an imbalance in the distribution of resources in areas far from...

Epic ad creativity judged by journalists worldwide

Let’s avoid the fancy titles. Let’s just call them creative Directors.  Creative director A is former boss of Creative Director B. The former transfers...

A surge in housing demand noted in Mindanao despite Marawi siege

Part Two DAVAO City—The violence in Marawi City impacts on the economy and security of Mindanao. But the need for housing appeared to be more pressing...

A surge in housing demand noted in Mindanao despite Marawi siege

Part One DAVAO CITY—The Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), more popularly known as the Pag-IBIG Fund, has noted a surge in the housing demand across...

Despite ‘complex’ regulation, PHL tax system seen effective

Conclusion THE state asserts that taxes paid by entities within the country’s borders are shored back to the economy in the form of improved government social...

Despite ‘complex’ regulation, PHL tax system seen effective

Part Two WHERE do taxes go? The taxes paid to the Philippine government come back to its citizens in the form of improved government social services,...

Despite ‘complex’ regulation, PHL tax system seen effective

Part One THE tax system of the Philippines have seen improvements in terms of generating revenues for the national government over the years, with data...

Quezon City residents reckon with overdue land valuation

AN iPhone X can pay for the property tax of nearly 19 houses in Quezon City. That is how it will come to if one...

Quezon City residents reckon with overdue land valuation

Part Two DIFFERENCES in zonal values in a given area vary and can have the widest margin depending on its classification. San Bartolome,Novaliches, Quezon City, for...

QC Real-Property Tax

Part One A doctor almost went into shock. It was just past 17 days of a new year and the physician sat upright from his chair...

State moves to hasten recovery of hospitals, health-care sector

By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz @joveemarie & Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco | Correspondent Conclusion WHILE there is no love lost between President Duterte and Akbayan Sen. Risa...

State moves to hasten recovery of hospitals, health-care sector

Part Two THREE years ago the Philippine government launched the Nurses Deployment Program (NDP) to replace the Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service...

Can 13-year-old manual save PHL from bird flu?

Part Two IT took only one word to make a 13-year-old white manual gathering dust in a shelf into the government’s “bible” against avian influenza...

Can 13-year-old manual save PHL from bird flu?

IT was a day Joy Lagayan dreaded as she rummaged through shelves looking for something “valuable”. It was something that Lagayan, a veterinarian working...

Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages stirs bittersweet flavor for industry

Conclusion AS some government officials seek to find the right track for the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) bill, some are uncertain with...