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‘Development plan measured by its impact on lives’

MORE than economic targets, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said the success of the 2023-2028 Philippine Development Plan (PDP) will be based on its...

Flagship list weighs project readiness, job creation

THE “readiness” of projects as well as their contribution to the creation of high-quality jobs are among the criteria that the National Economic and...

Serious problems hounding education system–VP Sara

VICE President and Education Secretary Sara Z. Duterte on Monday recognized that serious problems are hounding the Department of Education (DepEd), but vowed to...

PCCI: To draw investors, LGUs must act like Peza

PHILIPPINE Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President George T. Barcelon said the country’s local government units (LGUs) should have the “DNA” of the...

Chinese construction firmvows $100-M infra works

MALACAÑANG announced a major Chinese construction firm has pledged an estimated US$100 million worth of additional infrastructure investments in the country. The Presidential Communication...

SC voids SEC regulation on CPA accreditation

THE Supreme Court has declared as unconstitutional the memorandum circulars issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requiring the accreditation of certified public...

After airport fiasco, JFC pitches transport safety board anew

FOLLOWING the recent incident involving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the seven members of the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) joined by other business...

USDA unit hails plan for ethanol blends

THE national government’s plan to allow higher ethanol blends of up to 20 percent on a voluntary basis would encourage local producers to expand...

Neda gives long-stalledland use bill a new push

PASSING the National Land Use Act (Nalua) would allow the country to make headway in Right of Way issues that need to be resolved...

Senate approves Carmona cityhood bill

Voting 19 in favor with zero objections and zero abstentions, the Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading House Bill No. (HBN)...

PBBM wants govt to review labor deal with Kuwait after OFW’s death

President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. wants a review of the country’s bilateral labor agreement with Kuwait following the death Jullebee Ranara, the 35-year-old household worker...

PNP chief Azurin Jr. tells ICC: Respect Philippine sovereignty, justice system

National Police chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to respect the country’s sovereignty, as he assured that the...

Manila dangles VRST, E-visas to tourists

By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo / Special to the BusinessMirror MALACAÑANG has approved a business tycoons group’s recommendation to extend visa privileges to select...

PHL cold storage capacity seen rising by 8%

The country’s cold storage capacity this year is expected to expand by at least 50,000 metric tons (MT) or equivalent to an annualized growth...

Fed set to shrink rate hikes again

Federal Reserve officials are set to shift down the pace of interest-rate hikes again in the coming week amid signs of slowing inflation, while...

‘Cheap credit to bolster global supply chains’

Small businesses need better access to credit to strengthen global supply chains and prevent them from being vulnerable to disruptions, according to an expert...

Measure seeks to mobilize LGUs to eradicate illiteracy

Following reports of low literacy rates among learners in different parts of the country, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for a proposed measure that...

PHL keen on forging trade deals with UAE, India–DTI

The Philippines is targeting to forge a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a preferential trade agreement with...
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