‘US-China trade war to slow Asean’s economic progress’

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations  will not take the brewing trade conflict between the United States and China sitting down, as the regional...

Shift to federalism won’t cost too much–Tayao

A member of the consultative committee (Con-com) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution expressed doubts that the additional cost of shifting to a federal system...

House unifies measures to regulate, promote competition among TNVS

With Grab becoming the dominant player in the ride-hailing industry, there is a pressing need to prevent a “virtual monopoly” and encourage new players...

Only 6 of 110 Boracay establishments have fire-safety permits, DILG says

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay, Aklan—Task Force Boracay has formed teams to make thorough inspections of each establishment on the island if they possess the necessary...

PHL businesses ride the wave of digital transformation

Digital transformation—or DX—according to IDC, is the continuous process by which enterprises adapt to or drive disruptive changes in their customers and markets by...

The inevitable ascent of ‘the coffee down South’ to the top

DAVAO CITY—Mindanao farmers have figured prominently during the recent 2nd Philippine Coffee Quality Competition in Baguio City, an event that sprang some “surprising” trends...

PHL’s stiff meat trade rule stays

EXPORTERS to the Philippines, particularly those from the US, would have to contend with Manila’s stringent rules for frozen meat products for now, as...

$30-billion Philippine stock rout draws domestic fund buying

AS Philippine stocks tumbled to a one-year low on Thursday, some of the nation’s biggest money managers put cash to work, betting against the...

Resorts in Boracay allowed to renovate during closure time

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay, Aklan—Resort owners here will be allowed to make light renovations in their establishments while the island is closed for six months. This...

MWSS assures Metro residents of sufficient water during summer

The onset of the dry season has set off alarm bells among Metro Manila residents who fear the possibility of experiencing water shortage during...

‘NFA must continue selling cheap government rice’

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol is pushing for the retention of the marketing functions of the National Food Authority (NFA) even after the quantitative...

More investments to flow into PHL sans ‘endo’ EO

Investors can now drop their wait-and-see stance when it comes to their decision to expand operations in the Philippines after President Duterte officially dropped...

Brace for tax impact on car sales–Lopez

TRADE Secretary Ramon M. Lopez told car manufacturers and vehicle importers to stand their ground for the immediate impact of higher excise tax on automobile...

Government tags more projects for ADB funding

The Philippine government is now identifying additional projects that will be included in the extended Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) of the Asian Development...

Senators signal support for joint sea exploration

Senators on Wednesday signaled their support for a possible joint exploration with China in disputed areas bordering the West Philippine Sea as the government...

Traders edging out NFA in race for local palay

The National Food Authority (NFA) could not buy more palay from farmers even if the summer harvest season has reached its peak as traders...

Czech railroad experts to solve MRT 3 woes

The Czech Embassy in Manila is arranging for a group of railroad experts to come to the Philippines to offer solutions to the problems...

Gloom descends on Boracay as closure date approaches

BORACAY Island, Malay, Aklan—A pall of gloom has descended on the island of Boracay, as residents, business owners, workers and vendors grimly count the...

DILG proposes goals for ‘soft opening’ Boracay by August

BORACAY Island, Malay, Aklan -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will be recommending to the inter-agency Task Force Boracay several milestones...

Rice production seen hitting nearly 20 MMT this year

Philippine rice production could rise by nearly 3.11 percent to a record-high of nearly 20 million metric tons (MMT) on the back of higher yield...