Ease foreign-ownership limits first, Congress told

By Elijah Felice E. Rosales & Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz Business groups urged Congress to prioritize the amendment of the constitutional restriction on foreign...

‘Capitalism with a heart,’ v. 3.0 gaining more advocates in PHL

Part One ANTONIO S. Yap is a big man with a big heart who wants to go bigger, particularly in the practice of corporate social...

Antitrust agency to look into trade practices of rice importers this...

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) vowed to use its iron fist against competition-law violators this year, and one of the industries it intends to...

Long shutdown could hurt US economy, a short one just a...

If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald J. Trump has boasted about...

Govt agencies, tourism stakeholders unveil MICE Roadmap 2030

THE country’s tourism stakeholders, along with key government agencies, aims to enhance the Philippines’s desirability as a destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions...

Farmers, fisherman among top recipients of E.U. trade perks

Farmers and fishermen were among the top beneficiaries of the European Union’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) last year, with the trade privilege...

China to US: Abandon ‘Cold War’ mind-set

China’s National Defense Ministry said the United States should abandon a “Cold War” mind-set and view Chinese national security and military efforts “rationally and...

AFP’s ‘war’ in Marawi not totally over

As the war against the Islamic State (IS), and its local affiliate, the Maute Group, in Marawi City winds down late last year, President...

Trump’s protectionist policies to slow down BPO expansion in PHL this...

Foreign investors looking to put up new ventures in the Philippines—particularly in the business-process outsourcing (BPO) sector—are expected to show a little bit of...

Taiwan protests unilateral launch of mainland China flight routes in Taiwan Strait,...

On January 4 the ​Taiwan government protested mainland China’s unilateral launch the same day of the northbound M503 flight route in the Taiwan Strait...

High-tech but obsolete: Air-traffic control starts seeing decades-delayed upgrade 

The high-tech, satellite-linked communication, navigation and surveillance system launched by President Duterte at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) compound on Tuesday was conceived way...

SEC on Rappler case: Foreign control should not be present in...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) early this week ordered the revocation of incorporation of media firm Rappler Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corp., which...

Common-tower policy seen addressing telco infrastructure dearth

CONSTRAINTS on permits and capital requirements may be a thing of the past for telecommunications providers in the Philippines, as the government has revamped...

What it takes to succeed in advertising

Print was one of two of the most loved media up to the last days of 2005. Because we handled a telecom account, doing...

Government to spend P4.82 trillion for 4,095 infrastructure projects

The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) on Thursday said the national government will spend P4.82 trillion for 4,095 infrastructure projects, which are expected...

Recto reminds House: Can’t do Cha-cha alone

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto reminded their counterparts in the House of Representatives against pushing plans for congressmen to convene as a...

‘Current policies burdensome to small data-service providers’

The rapid migration to the digital age should prompt the government to come up with policies that will empower small data-service providers, as this...

Labor groups hope Duterte’s new EO will ban all forms of contractualization

The country’s largest labor groups are hoping that a new executive order (EO) set to be signed by President Duterte this month will finally...

Gas stations that used TRAIN to hike prices of old stock face...

The government has, so far, identified at least 20 gasoline stations that likely took advantage of the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration...

International tourists reached 1.32 billion in 2017 on global economic upswing

IN spite of rising security and safety risks, people the world over are still traveling beyond their borders. International tourist arrivals grew by 7 percent...