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Duterte urged: Veto rice tariffication
by Zinnia Dela Peña - February 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The bill that seeks to liberalize rice importation by replacing quantitative import restrictions with tariffs will lapse into law this week if it remains unsigned by President Duterte.
Local businessmen warn vs high sin tax proposals
by Zinnia Dela Peña - January 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Local businessmen have opposed a proposal pushing for a further increase in alcohol and cigarette excise taxes, saying such a move may lead to even higher incidence of illicit trade.
Phoenix Petroleum’s P7-billion commercial papers get top credit rating
by Zinnia Dela Peña - November 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc., the country’s leading independent oil company, is offering as much as P7 billion worth of new commercial papers to fund its working capital requirements and refinance existing...
Rice tariff law a priority, says economic team
by Zinnia Dela Peña - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The government’s economic managers are pushing for the immediate passage of the Agricultural Tariffication Act which aims to ensure food security, protect agricultural producers and make the sector globally...
Ayala Land Inc. gets top rating for P8-billion bond issue
by Zinnia Dela Peña - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Ayala Land Inc. has secured the top credit rating for its proposed P8 billion bond issuance from local credit watcher Philippine Rating Services Corp.
MPIC expects to resolve toll hike issue within Sept 2018
by Zinnia Dela Peña - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. expects to reach a compromise on its dispute with the government over the long-delayed rate adjustments in its toll roads within the month.
MPIC eyes up to 4 hospitals outside Metro Manila
by Zinnia Dela Peña - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Infrastructure holding firm Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is setting its sights on three or four hospitals outside Metro Manila to expand its growing healthcare operations.
Soaring inflation, weakening peso worrying investors
by Zinnia Dela Peña - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
MILAN – Soaring inflation and a volatile exchange rate in the Philippines are starting to rattle foreign investors, a top official of infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) sa...
MVP to Bulakeños: Invest in agriculture
by Zinnia Dela Peña - September 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Bulacan, dubbed as the gateway to the northern Philippines, must expand further in agriculture and aquaculture to continue driving the province’s growth potential, tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan said.
Loyal customers keep BPI alive in crisis
by Zinnia Dela Peña - June 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Speedy action, nurturing a loyal customer base and  keeping clients well-informed and reassured have helped Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands get through its rough patch.
Pagcor expects P6 B from online gaming taxes
by Zinnia Dela Peña - May 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. expects to generate around P6 billion from online gambling taxes.
Philippines seen as next big thing in Asian gaming
by Zinnia Dela Peña - May 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Philippines is seen to be the next big thing in Asian gaming given its robust growth prospects and the surge in Chinese tourist arrivals, a top gaming industry analyst said.
Customs tightens watch in smuggling hotspots
by Zinnia Dela Peña - May 8, 2017 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) wants to tighten monitoring of goods in areas believed to be hotspots for smugglers.
Farmers ask cigarette firms to pay correct taxes
by Zinnia Dela Peña - April 30, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine Tobacco Growers Association (PTGA) is calling on cigarette manufacturers to pay the correct taxes and bring in as much revenue as they can to sustain vital health and fiscal programs of the gover...
FLI unit to issue up to P5 B bonds
by Zinnia Dela Peña - April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
Cyberzone Properties Inc., a wholly-owned unit of Filinvest Land Inc., is tapping the debt market to raise as much as P5 billion from the sale of five to 10 year bonds.
ALI gets top rating for P7-B bonds
by Zinnia Dela Peña - March 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Property giant Ayala Land Inc. plans to issue 10-year fixed-rate bonds amounting to P7 billion.
SMC’s P10-B bonds get top credit rating
by Zinnia Dela Peña - March 19, 2017 - 12:00am
San Miguel Corp.’s proposed P10 billion fixed-rate bond issuance was assigned a credit rating of PRS Aaa, with a stable outlook, by the Philippine Rating Services Corp.
MRT asset-backed notes get upgrade
by Zinnia Dela Peña - February 26, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine Rating Services Corp. (PhilRatings) has upgraded the rating for tranche 3 of MRT Funding Corp.’s asset-backed notes by a notch to PRS Aa minus from PRS A plus.
Senate reviews impact of Sin Tax Reform Law
by Zinnia Dela Peña - February 6, 2017 - 12:00am
The Senate has started reviewing the impact of the Sin Tax Reform Law on revenue collection and public health, deferring action on a bill that seeks to return to the two-tier system in taxing cigarettes.
Okada Mla seen as game changer
by Zinnia Dela Peña - January 31, 2017 - 12:00am
Okada Manila, the third integrated resort that opened in Manila’s version of the Las Vegas gaming strip, is setting a new benchmark in hospitality and casino entertainment in the Asian region.
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