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Duterte signs law providing bigger discounts for political ads

Bigger discounts on political advertisements can soon be availed by registered political parties and eligible candidates during the campaign period.

Duterte signs BSP charter improvement measure into law

President Duterte has signed into law a measure that provides improvements to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Charter. Republic...

Remembering the rampage

THE Battle of Manila 74 years ago this month was one of the most destructive and saddest legacies of World War II. It...

Finding the ‘Next China’ will confound investors

By Shuli Ren / Bloomberg Markets THERE’S an old Polish saying that when two people quarrel, a third will benefit....

Jolo cruises to record win in amateur golfest

Jolo Magcalayo rolled to a trouble-free 11-stroke victory with another 71, while Junia Gabasa needed to hang tough in the clutch to hold off...

Duterte vetoes bill creating Coconut Farmers and Industry Fund

President Duterte has vetoed the proposed bill creating the Coconut Farmers and Industry Fund even after senators made a last-ditch effort to avert it....

DILG to prohibit barangay execs from engaging in partisan politics

ELECTED barangay officials will be barred from engaging in partisan political activities during the campaign period for the May 2019 elections, said the Department...

TUCP: Wage hike will help solve shortage of construction workers

The country's largest labor group on Friday said a P300-wage hike will help solve the shortage of construction workers.

Comelec goes after illegal campaign posters; prominent candidates among violators

Following the end of its three-day grace period for removing illegal materials, the the Commission on Elections started its crackdown on illegal campaign materials...

Duterte signs rice tariffication law

PRESIDENT Duterte has signed into law the rice tariffication bill, opening up the country's rice market as it aims to convert quantitative restrictions (QR)...

Insurance firms allowed to invest in infrastructure projects

INSURANCE companies in the country have been given the go-ahead by regulators to invest their funds in state-led infrastructure projects, in a bid to...

Win: Losses from BOC’s and port woes mounting

SIMPLY changing the heads of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will not solve the long-standing operational problems in the government’s second-largest revenue earner, which...

PHL braces for shift to open rice market

Bernadette D. Nicolas & Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas A DAY before a bill that will open up the country’s...

Construction materials’ retail prices post six-month high

RETAIL prices of construction materials in Metro Manila posted a six-month high in January 2019, according to the latest data released by the Philippine...

Don’t use government assets for poll campaign–PACC

THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) warned on Thursday state agencies not to use government resources in the May 2019 elections.  Resources...

‘Hot money’ inflows hit $762.8 million in January

POSITIVE sentiment flowed into the Philippines at the start of the year, as short-term investments made by foreign players surged in January, according to...

Sustained SBMA, Clark growth hinges on expansion–Eisma

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is banking on a bill filed last week in the Senate to extend the physical...

Comelec lists all areas under Bangsamoro body

THE government is now a step closer toward finally realizing the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) following the announcements...

700-million people employed but mired in poverty – ILO

DESPITE being employed, around 700 million people worldwide still languish in poor living conditions due to their substandard quality employment, according to a new...

Government troops overrun NPA camp in Laguna

GOVERNMENT troops overran on Thursday an encampment of the New People’s Army in Laguna, killing one rebel and recovering homemade bomb parts, police and...
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