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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

BI’s airport branch fights ‘bad influence’ of past practices

THE airport branch of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) today exudes an atmosphere of calm and orderliness so unlike a few years before, when...

In union there’s strength, but what if so few workers are...

THE country’s labor unions may have been more unified than ever in recent years, but their ranks represent a mere fraction of the country’s...

Techpreneurs eye Asia-Pacific as safe haven amid U.S.-China trade tensions

HONG KONG, China—There’s something to be gained from these trade tensions after all. And Asian countries could win big. Technology giants are now looking to...

Cryptocurrency crash is causing start-ups to shutter operations

THE plunge in the cryptocurrency market is weighing on the software-development community that spawned over 1,000 digital coins amid dreams of independence from traditional...

A ‘wonderland’ for migrants: Views on the ground

THERE’S a new “drug” being peddled to migrants: the Global Compact on Migration. So say some experts who called such new agreement a “wonderland.” On December...

Why does the world need a new compact on migration?

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. We thank the Kingdom of Morocco for its warm and generous hospitality. These are days of fear, fury and confusion. Some...

PHL, Asian neighbors mull over gains, losses after birthing world’s largest trade...

THE world’s largest trade deal has been in labor for 72 months. Nonetheless, its parents—the 16 economies tackling the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership since...

Online illegal wildlife trade: Species extinction at Internet speed

THE illegal wildlife trade is a major driver of biodiversity loss.  In the Philippines, the problem of rampant buying and selling of wild-caught or...

Relief of stuffy PHL port seen requiring strong-willed leader

SOMETHING is wrong somewhere. So says former Cabinet Cluster Secretary Jose Rene Gregory D. Almendras, the central figure in a port congestion problem four...

Berthing, logistics issues hobble application of policy lifting NTBs

CHANGING a light bulb requires three engineers: One to hold the ladder, one to hold the light bulb and the third to interpret the...

PHL navigates rough waters of Asean logistics industry

THE Philippines is blessed with thousands of beautiful islands. This is a blessing that comes at a huge cost: the cost of moving. Pundits have...

PHL begins long journey on analog road to Big Data

THE road to Big Data is paved by analog intentions—at least for now. This could not be truer than here in the Philippines as...

PHL meets ‘Big Data’ challenges through PSDP 2018-2023

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in accordance with Republic Act 10625 or the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013, is mandated to make the Philippine...

Government banks on Inclusive Business to grow communities, enterprises

WHAT’S better than giving rather than receiving? The government believes it’s receiving something after the giving and which could lead to equitable distribution of...

Food waste, postharvest losses where millions remain hungry

THE country’s tropical climate makes the Philippines an ideal location for growing a number of food crops. This is why many of the country’s...

Neglected tropical diseases, HIV remain silent killers in PHL

THERE are worse things than death: the slow and torturous path to the end of life. Some illnesses, to note, can permanently disfigure people,...

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Are we there yet?

As the fourth industrial revolution sweeps the West, pundits are antsy. Many are also worried local small businesses may only get charcoal bits from...

Industrial cybersecurity in the Internet age: Lessons and opportunities

SOCHI, Russia—Mouse: the one thing feared by elephants and the world’s largest companies today. Just one click could spell disaster—the Bangladesh bank money transfer...

Global financial crisis 10 years after: PHL learned lessons well

ONE word made nil the nesting egg of Wilson Ramirez, one of many Filipino and American workers who lost their pension funds when the...

The inflation train: Are policy-makers all on board?

EVERY scoop of rice that canteen owner Lolit Gogolin puts on a customer’s plate is getting costlier as inflationary pressures increase every day.
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