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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

PHL, Asean aim for effective financial sector

THE Philippines is working closely with other member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to harmonize policies and share best practices among...

Portion of North Avenue in QC closed to vehicular traffic today...

Starting today (January 22) at 6 a.m., a portion of North Avenue in Quezon City will be closed to vehicular traffic to ease heavy...

BOL PLEBISCITE | Murad says MILF will accept a ‘no’ vote...

SULTAN KUDARAT, Magundanao, Philippines–Polls have closed in the historic plebiscite on whether or not to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) that will expand...

‘Economy likely grew at a slower pace in Q4’

LOCAL economists may have opposing views on GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018, but their projections agree on one thing: the pace...

Private economists wary about inflation path in 2019–BSP poll

PRIVATE economists in the country remain wary about the country’s inflation path in 2019, as the latest results of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’s...

Jan-Nov GOCC subsidy up 34.65% to P134.47B

SUBSIDIES made by the national government to government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) and government institutions from January to November 2018 grew by 34.65 percent...

Pira, Plia see P900-M net worth rule reachable

LOCAL insurance industry players are confident about being able to comply with the P900-million minimum net-worth requirement imposed by regulators for this year, but...

Chinese substandard steel in South Luzon may be disaster risk–Pisi

SUBSTANDARD steel is prevalent in Southern Luzon, local steelmakers have claimed, and they want the government to conduct an immediate audit of hardwares in...

Senators weigh options on tobacco tax hike

SENATORS are seriously considering options on the plea of the country’s 30 medical societies to promptly pass pending legislation imposing a higher tobacco tax...

Preps for May polls now 90% complete–Comelec

DESPITE delays in the release of its final list of voters, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said its preparations for the 2019 midterm polls...

CA upholds PCSO’s thermal paper deal with Aussie firm

THE Court of Appeals (CA) has denied the plea of Philippine Gaming Management Corp. (PGMC) to reverse its decision affirming the right of an Australian firm...

No bane to Manila Bay: DOF touts modern sewage treatment facility

THE ongoing refurbishment of the Department of Finance’s six-story central office along Roxas Boulevard in Manila includes a state-of-the-art sewage treatment facility that is...

Hope, fear mix on eve of Bangsamoro plebiscite

COTABATO CITY/MANILA—Amid fear of outbreaks of violence, election and security officials gave assurances everything is set for the historic plebiscite on Republic Act 11054, or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), with 2.1 million voters in Mindanao deciding whether it will be ratified or not.

DOJ dismisses estafa case vs Okada on the supply of LED...

JAPANESE gambling magnate Kazuo Okada has been cleared by the Department of Justice on the estafa charge filed against him and several others in...

PHL seen to deport ex-Taiwan govt exec

A FORMER high-ranking government official of Taiwan is set to be deported by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to face trial for fraud for...

Is govt hotline ‘8888’ being used to promote senatorial run ...

THE Commission on Elections is now looking at reports the government hotline 8888 is allegedly being used to campaign for some proadministration candidates. In press...

Hard-pressed at Hanjinville

CASTILLEJOS, Zambales—When South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co.-Philippines (HHIC-Phil) turned over a low-cost housing project to worker-beneficiaries in April 2013, there...

The future of nukes and the next great war

I spend a great deal of my life thinking about nuclear weapons. You can imagine I’m murder at a cocktail party. As the Cold...

Henry Sy Sr., PHL retail king and philanthropist, dies at 94

Henry Sy Sr.
(UPDATED) Henry Sy Sr., the country's wealthiest man who built his empire by operating a chain of shopping malls in the country, died on...

Bangsamoro Voice: Peace, finally?

BARRING no last-minute hitches, Mindanao is all set to hold its plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), with defense, military and police officials...
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