NFA shoots for overhaul of rules on rice imports

The National Food Authority (NFA) is seeking to have the exclusive right to import rice from Asean member-countries at lower tariffs to boost its...

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...

H1 2017 growth in SEA arrivals outpaces global rate–UNWTO

THE Philippines pushed further cooperation in Asian tourism initiatives to continue to boost the growth in visitor arrivals in the region. Speaking at the roundtable...

Govt to finish 37 flagship projects by 2022–DOF

The Department of Finance (DOF) said around half of the 75 flagship projects that the government plans to roll out will be completed by...

Govt sets ‘lower level’ of communist violence as condition for talks

THE government will resume the peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) should it see a “lowering level of violence” on the side...

Budget for 2018 to get House’s final OK on Tuesday–Fariñas

After almost two months of deliberations in the committee and the plenary, the House of Representatives will vote on the final passage of the...

Army deploys ‘green’ warriors 

In the northern side of Central Luzon, some 1,600 kilometers away from the besieged city of Marawi in the south where soldiers are currently...

Beefing up network security 

MACAU—In an era of mobile, cloud and Internet of Things (IoT), experts from global enterprise networking solutions provider Aruba warned businesses that security threats...

Dawning of a golden age for Subic Bay’s hotel industry

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Buoyed by accessible natural tourist attractions and a conscientious program of special events that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, the...

Philippine Harvest, French treats

We have many products that have reached world-class status. Among them the Malagos Dark Chocolate from Davao, Lakan, the premium lambanog sold in most...

Asia trade talks stall as TPP rebounds from Trump’s blow

As negotiators race to wrap up a 16-nation Asia trade pact, they face a new and unexpected threat—momentum in a rival trade deal that...

Tame inflation prompts BSP to retain key rates

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) found no compelling reason to make appropriate adjustments to the monetary-policy structure and kept the policy rates unchanged...

Unions gripe as Ledac shelves ‘endo’ anew

Labor groups are starting to entertain thoughts that President Duterte is now ditching his campaign promise of ending contractualization, with the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory...

‘RCEP can stem the tide of rising protectionism’

If the threat of rising protectionism is to be eliminated, the Philippines should stand firm and push for the immediate conclusion of the Regional...

Senate panel approves P134-billion TRAIN bill

The Senate Ways and Means Committee has endorsed the Palace-proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, with 21 senators affixing their signatures...

The overcommitted organization: Managing the challenges and benefits of multiteaming

A senior executive we’ll call Christine is overseeing the launch of Analytix, her company’s new cloud-based big-data platform, and she’s expected to meet a...

Senate eyes lower electric bills through law capping recoverable system losses

The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday inched closer to endorsing plenary approval of a remedial legislation providing relief to power consumers burdened by skyrocketing monthly electricity bills. Its...

Government set to implement housing program for Intramuros squatters

THE Intramuros Administration (IA) has inked a joint memorandum circular with government housing agencies to implement a program that will address the informal-settlers issue...

‘MRAs not enough to ease Asean labor flow’

Improving intra-regional labor access in the Asean will take more than the completion of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), according to local and international experts. In...

Aliw Media Group Honors National Artists

The BusinessMirror and Philippines Graphic Publisher T. Anthony C. Cabangon (left) presents the Guardians of the National Memory plaque to National Artist for Literature Bienvenido...