Private sector powers energy financing as PHL grapples with regulatory issues

By Cai Ordinario & Lenie Lectura MULTILATERAL development banks (MDBs) have been financing various energy projects in the Philippines for many years. These efforts are...

Blockchain 101: Is the Philippines ready for another disruptive technology?

THE digital age has brought hope to peoples and countries to enable them to pursue greater transparency and better governance. Moreover, the development of...

Project MNL: Premier Gateway

OVERCROWDING and delayed flights due to long takeoff queues have made the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) one of the world’s worst airports. Measures to...

PHL journey to digital transactions needs faster vehicles

THE Philippines is well on its way to be a cashless nation, results of a survey claims. Findings from the PayPal study titled “Digital...

PHL stands ground as world debates future of global trade

AS the curtain of “unfair trade” closes for the interests of farmers from developing countries, the Philippines stands in the middle: no one’s going...

It’s tough being a sheriff in the Philippines

"I shot the sheriff.” Luckily that’s just a title of a song and that a sheriff being shot at while performing his duties has...

Mimaropa: No ‘Juan’ is an island

THE Ausans of Mindoro moved to Palawan in the 1970s after the patriarch of the family retired from government service. Paulino Ausan had been...

How a President who’s not afraid of big business can inspire...

PRESIDENT Duterte may not have heard of Dani Rodrik, but at least they agree on China. By not copying the Western version of going...

Asean banks’ long road to regional financial integration begins at home

THE Philippine banking industry is recognized as having one of the world’s most resilient banking systems, having withstood old and recent volatilities. Nevertheless, monetary...

PHL leverages RCEP for more elbow room in regional trade

THE Philippines is leveraging the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in pushing for the reduction of tariffs and nontariff measures (NTMs) within the participating...

Rebranding our paradise: Puerto Princesa

PINK. Red and white make up its characteristics: passion and energy, peace and purity. The mixture gives a color commonly associated with romance. Albeit...

Pending laws in line with govt change agenda

THE House of Representatives and the Senate always play crucial roles in the government through the passage of laws needed to improve the quality...

Children of OFWs grapple with ever-changing modes

To paraphrase a Style Council ditty, children turn to teardrops, especially when their parent or parents working abroad come to mind. Indeed, children of overseas...

PHL’s natural resources near brink of depletion

THE Philippines continues to experience remarkable economic growth since 2010 and is forecasted to grow faster than expected with the strong private sector’s confidence...

Electric cars yet to ride over humps on road to maturity

WHILE India seems to rock on to Electric Avenue, the Philippines has yet to, in Eddie Grants’s words, “take it higher”. But many in...

Inside the Tent City of Marawi

WAY down South there was once a peaceful place. The serene waters of Lake Lanao are surrounded by towering coconuts against the backdrop of...

El Nido: ‘World’s Best Island’ For You, For Keeps

It is not just an award. It is meant to extol sustainability for humanity, modernity with less impact to the environment. It may sound...

Interracial marriage: A Filipina’s online journey to blissful ties

INTERRACIAL marriages in the country have existed long before the advent of air travel and the Internet.  It is defined as “a marriage between...

TROs seen restraining PHL economic potential

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte assumed his post with a warning against the courts’ unwarranted issuance of injunction orders that tend to delay government projects. In his...

The next big experience: ‘Romblown’ away

MARBLE’S a marvelous mineral. From enhancements that beautify walls and lobbies of elegantly designed skyscrapers to giving character to hotels, offices and homes; bathrooms...