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 2022-12-04 18:33 

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Party-list solons want higher allowance for village execs, tanods...
 2022-12-04 18:12 

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Nov inflation pegged at a faster 8.2%...

The rate of increase in prices of goods and services in the Philippines in November may have accelerated to as much as 8.2 percent—the worst that government economists expected—as many analysts' forecasts point to figures higher than Octob...

 2022-12-04 18:11 

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Lift interest caps, credit card firms urge gov't...

Credit card companies are asking for the removal of the cap on their interest rates, citing shrinking revenues amid the continued policy rate hikes by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). In an interview on dzMM on Saturday, Credit Card Association of t...

 2022-12-04 18:10 

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Villar bets $1B on gaming resort venture...

Property tycoon Manuel Villar Jr. is investing about $1 billion to expand into the integrated gaming resort business, starting with the redevelopment of Vista Mall Global South shopping mall along C5 extension in Las Pinas into a casino about the size of ...

 2022-12-04 18:09 

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'Through the roof' bookings to help PAL hit profitability this year...

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is targeting to reach P10 billion in net income this year, a turnaround after the flag carrier completed its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy process in 2021. Stanley Ng, president of the Lucio Tan-owned airline, attributed this p...

 2022-12-04 18:08 

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Investors looking for Hints on PSEi's Direction...

The fate of the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi)—hit by a massive sell-off last Friday—lies on several macroeconomic data to be released this week. Michael Ricafort, chief economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., said investors would...

 2022-12-04 18:07 

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Prepare for expensive power in 'challenging' 2023, says Consunji...

Next year will be the "most challenging" in terms of power supply as the energy sector has fallen short in preparing for the projected surge in electricity demand, according to DMCI Holdings Inc. chair and president Isidro Consunji. While he does ...

 2022-12-04 18:06 

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Zero tariffs for imported hybrid cars pushed...

Five foreign chambers of commerce are pushing for the inclusion of hybrid cars in the government's plan to implement a five-year zero duty scheme on imported electric vehicles, citing the importance of its inclusion in the new tax policy expected to b...

 2022-12-04 18:05 

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Review of VAT refund scheme for PEZA firms backed...

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham) is supporting moves to amend the country's zero value-added tax (VAT) rating perk for registered businesses, citing that it takes an inordinate amount of time to get tax refunds from the gov...

 2022-12-04 18:04 

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The billionaire's secret weapon of reaching goals—and how you can use it, too...

The focus on one image in your mind is more important for your success than anything else. The world's most successful business leaders focus on a clear image of what they want to accomplish to the exclusion of everything else. This secret allows them...

 2022-12-04 18:03 

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The time to build PH branding is now...

In 2018, I made a case for why the Philippines should invest in its nation branding. I said then that we needed one powerful enough to draw in more investors and create a positive impact on the economy and the lives of all Filipinos. Four years later, in ...

 2022-12-04 18:02 

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BIZ BUZZ: The return of the independent BSP...

Many eyebrows were raised when Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Felipe Medalla opined last Friday that the sovereign wealth fund being proposed by the Marcos administration entailed some governance risks that would endanger the people's mone...

 2022-12-04 18:01 

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National gov't cut pace of borrowing in last 10 months...

The national government's financing position fell by 25 percent in the 10 months ending Oct. 31, with net inflows totaling just P1.85 trillion this year compared to P2.47 trillion in the same period last year. This came as the monthly readout for Octo...

 2022-12-04 18:00 

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Reflections on cryptocurrencies...

Warren Buffett, who is one of the most successful stock investors of all time, once said "Be greedy when others are fearful, and fearful when others are greedy." When stocks fall sharply because of a bear market, intelligent investors who buy them...

 2022-12-04 17:59 

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PH CEOs turn optimistic about 2023 prospects...

Most of the country's top corporate executives started 2022 brimming with optimism that the worst was over, the COVID-19 pandemic had peaked and there was nowhere to go but up. Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February, however, plunged ...

 2022-12-04 17:58 

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Nanette Medved-Po named one of 2022's game changers...

It is estimated that 46,000 pieces of plastic occupy each square mile of ocean. Not surprisingly, it is also believed that two-thirds of the world's fish stocks are suffering from plastic ingestion and about 100,000 marine creatures die from plastic e...

 2022-12-04 17:57 

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General Trias is showing how to keep plastic out of water...

Landlocked General Trias in the province of Cavite has embarked on an initiative many coastal areas have not even considered yet. In partnership with Plastic Bank and Coca-Cola, the city is conducting barangay-based campaigns to reduce plastic waste that ...

 2022-12-04 17:56 

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A century of caring for Filipinos...

Zuellig Pharma has reaffirmed its commitment to respond to the various health needs of Filipinos wherever they are as it celebrates its centennial. A leading health-care services provider in Asia, Zuellig Pharma says it will "continue to be a strong a...

 2022-12-04 17:55 

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3 key takeaways from COP27 Summit...

A diplomat who says "yes" means "maybe," a diplomat who says "maybe" means "no," and a diplomat who says "no" is no diplomat, said the statesman Talleyrand. As if overtime in basketball isn't exciting enough, th...

 2022-12-04 17:54 

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Ensuring a just and inclusive transition to a low-carbon economy...

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our generation. It affects every one of us wherever we are in the world. Deadly heat waves in previously unlikely locations such as in Europe or flash floods in the Middle East and intense storms in Asia...

 2022-12-04 17:53 

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The great return of talent...

As the year comes to a close, how is your talent strategy shaping up? We've witnessed how organizations responded to The Great Resignation boom. A tired, burnt out and overworked workforce sparked a modern-day revolution where essential perspectives a...

 2022-12-04 17:52 

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The little known crew behind the success of Jollibee...

Jollibee Foods Corp. is a conglomerate with numerous restaurants in its portfolio, serving customers its world-famous fried chicken, pizza, pasta, cake and many more. Naturally, it has a huge requirement when it comes to the food supply chain. So it is on...

 2022-12-04 17:51 

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Shakey's welcomes special needs kids, seniors to its crew...

Jeremy Lapea is like a celebrity at Shakey's Pizza BF Aguirre branch. He greets diners with a big smile, brings out the menu, sweeps the floors, sets the table, folds napkins and pizza boxes and sings "happy birthday" to guests, among other ch...

 2022-12-04 17:50 

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Toward a sustainable, inclusive, growing future: The role of business...

To make the world as sustainable and inclusive as we hope, a certain kind of economic growth will be necessary—and companies will play a vital role in generating it. How should the world confront its most pressing environmental and social challenges...

 2022-12-04 17:49 

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Biz buzz now out 5x a week...

When Biz Buzz was first published on July 16, 2008, gossip columns were a rarity in the local media landscape, especially one that dealt primarily with business issues of the day. Back then, it was published once a week—every Wednesday—and it ...

 2022-12-04 17:48 

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From fire extinguishers to popcorn, Go Negosyo 'mentor' sold it all...

Inspired by his famous entrepreneur father, Go Negosyo founder Jose Ma. "Joey" Concepcion sold fire extinguishers at the early age of 18, then closed down that business and moved next to selling cotton candy and popcorn at the old Fiesta Carnival ...

 2022-12-04 17:47 

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A matter of trust...

Finance is full or ironies. But perhaps none more so than the fact that the most valuable commodity in our profession is unquantifiable—and that is the value of trust. It is the bedrock on which our financial institutions, monetary and currency syst...

 2022-12-04 17:46 

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Consunji looks back on DMCI's 'galvanizing' moments...

I have a confession to make. When I learned that I was nominated for the MAP Management Man of the Year Award, I asked if I could be withdrawn from consideration. I didn't think I had done anything extraordinary to deserve the nomination. You see, Was...

 2022-12-04 17:40 

Manila Standard

VP: Keep Xmas parties simple...

Bans gift solicitations, reminds schools/DepEd offices of hard times Christmas celebrations in public schools and offices of the Department of Education "should be simple yet meaningful, keeping in mind the true spirit of the season and the austerity ...

 2022-12-04 17:30 

Manila Standard

COVID strains keep state of health crisis...

The state of public health emergency has not yet been lifted since COVID-19 variants are still a threat, infectious diseases expert Dr. Rontgene Solante said Sunday. In an interview on radio dzBB, Solante said COVID-19 infections in the country are now &#...

 2022-12-04 17:20 

Manila Standard

PBBM rolls out gift-giving in 40 sites across PH...

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. delighted children with gifts like backpacks and toys during a nationwide gift-giving event at the Malacaan Palace Grounds on Sunday. In a speech during the "Balik Sigla, Balik Saya: Nationwide Gift-Giving Day," t...

 2022-12-04 17:10 

Manila Standard

Senate to go over wealth fund, House ensures further debates...

Senators resume their scrutiny of the proposed Maharlika Wealth Fund on Monday even as its staunch advocate in the House of Representatives assured fellow lawmakers and critics that the proposed P275-billion sovereign wealth fund would go through a congre...

 2022-12-04 17:00 

Manila Standard

Meteor shower sparkles skies for two weeks...

Starting last night, Filipino stargazers began to have a skygazing delight in areas where there was no drizzle with the Geminid meteor shower kicking off its two-week show which will peak on December 14 the first of two this December. The Philippine Atmos...

 2022-12-04 16:50 

Manila Standard

SC: Bar exams in 2023 will be earlier, shorter...

The Supreme Court on Sunday announced that the 2023 online and regionalized Bar examinations will be administered earlier in September for only three days instead of four and with only six core subjects instead of eight. The SC through Associate Justice R...

 2022-12-04 16:41 

Philippine Star

'Simpleng handaan': DepEd releases guidelines for school Christmas parties...
 2022-12-04 16:41 

Philippine Star

News from home: eTravel platform, illegal trafficking victims, proposed sovereign wealth fund...
 2022-12-04 16:41 

Philippine Star

Migrant worker department prepares to take over OFW-related responsibilities...
 2022-12-04 16:40 

Manila Standard

Govt assures pork supply, cheaper onions...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Sunday that sacks of white onions recently confiscated in Divisoria, Manila, would be sold in Kadiwa stalls at a cheaper price. At the same time, the DA said there was more than sufficient supply of pork to meet the...

 2022-12-04 16:30 

Manila Standard

OPEC+ not changing output levels...

Vienna—Major oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed Sunday to maintain their current output levels in a climate of uncertainty and ahead of fresh sanctions against Moscow coming into force next week. The representatives of the...

 2022-12-04 16:20 

Manila Standard

LRT-1 to reopen Roosevelt stop, adjusts hours...

The Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC) is set to reopen the Roosevelt Station and adjust the train service hours of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 today, Monday. LRMC said the reopening of the Roosevelt Station comes after two days of operational exercises to ...

 2022-12-04 16:19 

ABS-CBN

Police officer who allegedly hit security guard in NAIA placed on 'administrative relief'...

A police officer who allegedly hit a security guard at NAIA Terminal 1 has been relieved, Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group said Sunday....

 2022-12-04 16:15 

Manila Standard

The President's approval/trust ratings...

This comes as no surprise at all. An overwhelming majority of Filipinos approve of and trust President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., based on the latest survey of the OCTA Research released last week, shows that his triumph in the May 9 general elections was n...

 2022-12-04 16:10 

Manila Standard

Why Maharlika?...

"Still and all, the major issue which even the virtually 'dead' opposition will surely invoke against Maharlika is trust in fund management and distrust in government..." No, the title is not about questioning the resurrection of the word ...

 2022-12-04 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Mga kuwentong Ayala — the GCash story...

SPEAKING OUT In 2004, an estimated 80 percent of Filipinos remained unbanked. To help solve this problem, Globe Telecom entered fintech and launched GCash under its subsidiary: Mynt Globe's Fintech Innovations. When Ant Financial invested in GCash, it...

 2022-12-04 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Mindanao needs a transport masterplan...

#MINDANAO The recent meeting between the Mindanao Development Authority and the Department of Transportation is welcome news for many like me who travel and trade around the island. There was a time when airports in Mindanao were limited by the sunset reg...

 2022-12-04 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

When Jesus saw their faith...

REFLECTIONS TODAY Today's Gospel narrates the story of Jesus healing a paralytic brought to him by some men on a stretcher. They want to bring the paralyzed man in front of Jesus, but they are not able to do so at first because of the crowd. They even...

 2022-12-04 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Campaign seeks to end all forms of violence against women...

A silent problem takes national attention today with the 18-day campaign to end all forms of violence against women (VAW). Victims of VAW usually suffer in silence because of many factors, one of them fear and shame for having been abused, usually by a pa...

 2022-12-04 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Early Christmas for SSS, GSIS pensioners...

Pensioners of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and Social Security System (SSS) will receive this week their Christmas cash gifts. These amounts are composed of the 13th month pay and their regular monthly pensions for pensioners of the SSS....

 2022-12-04 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Inclusion and digital transformation in agriculture...

FROM THE MARGINS The future is Agriculture 4.0. Slowly but surely, the breakthroughs in technology that have transformed other industries is changing agriculture. Connectivity, mobile adoption, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies are ...

 2022-12-04 16:05 

Manila Standard

Environment, Social, Governance, Resilience...

"The private sector being the driver of economic trajectory of which emissions is an unavoidable by-product is in the best position to lead and mitigate the cause and build resilience to the consequences of climate change" In the COP27 summit in E...

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