Peza investment pledges up nearly 90% in January-October

Investment pledges registered at the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) in January to October jumped by almost 90 percent to P203.18 billion, from last...

Returning MRT to private group not an option

Malacañang does not consider as an option returning the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 to the private sector, despite the numerous breakdowns since...

China, Facebook to end days of duopoly in PHL telco industry–Palace

President Duterte has given China the “privilege” to enter the Philippine telecommunications industry as part of efforts to end the existing duopoly in the...

Seoul gets early taste of Filipino Christmas spirit

SEOUL, South Korea got an early taste of the Filipino Christmas spirit with an assembly of unique lanterns or parol displayed at the ongoing...

Integrity in Paradise

You remember the ‘Panama Papers’? The Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore...

House panel opts for lower rice tariff to avoid trade sanctions

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Agriculture and Food on Monday reduced the proposed bound tariff rate for rice imports outside the minimum access...

House okays bill seeking creation of ease of doing business national...

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure that would make it easier for businesses to secure licenses, clearances or permits,...

Small stores, eateries start petition vs tax on SSBs

Some 300,000 low-income patrons and owners of sari-sari (community) stores and carinderia (small restaurants) all over the country have signed a petition asking the...

The BusinessMirror makes history in Bright Leaf Awards

THE BusinessMirror, the country’s leading business newspaper, made history last Friday. For the first time, the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards honored a journalist in...

Large dams: Bulwark or conduit to growth?

Part One THE Duterte administration is bent on implementing two major dam projects: the New Centennial Water Source (NCWS)-Kaliwa Dam Project and the Laiban Dam...

‘Mishaps show govt can’t maintain, manage MRT’

EVER since the government kicked Busan Universal Rail Inc. out of the picture, the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 has plummeted to worse...

PHL to raise concerns of banana exporters at WTO meet in...

DAVAO CITY—President Duterte said the government would raise before the World Trade Organization (WTO) its concerns over the subsidies extended by Latin American governments...

Long Taxi Lines? ‘UV-long’ here.

Every commuting person knows that it is tough to get a ride in the metro during rush hours. The agony doubles when it rains....

PDP-Laban firms up proposal for shift to federal system

The Legislative and Executive departments have started the process of changing the form of government to a federal system from a unitary one through...

‘Resounding’ security success

Save for the rallies that the police managed to confine in only three areas in Manila, the recently concluded Asean Summit and Related Meetings...

BPO industry sustains ‘sunshine industry’ luster

The evolving global outsourcing landscape—now trending toward the experience-first model—gives an adaptable and talent-laden destination like the Philippines the opportunity to sustain the growth...

Protectors of Tañon Strait vow renewed drive vs illegal fishing

As the three-month-long closed fishing season in the Visayan Sea for sardines, herring and mackerel began on November 15, protectors of the Tañon Strait vowed...

Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

Amnesty International (AI) on Friday said it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine...

Regulations are key to unlock optimal benefits of digital economy–PIDS

Digital economy is beneficial, but it must be regulated. According to Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) President Gilberto Llanto, the digital economy is...

Angara asked to reconsider housing provisions in TRAIN

If passed into law, the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) now under review by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means,...