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Government suspends visa issuance to young ‘retirees’
by Catherine Talavera - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
he Philippine Retirement Authority , an agency attached to the Department of Tourism, has suspended the issuance and processing of Special Retirees Residence Visa as it works to review and amend its policies on age...
SMC Global Power raises $400 million from perpetual securities
by Catherine Talavera - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
SMC Global Power Holdings Corp., the power unit of San Miguel Corp., has issued $400 million worth of perpetual capital securities, proceeds of which will be used for its liquefied natural gas initiatives.
Travel agencies seek P315 million airline refunds
by Catherine Talavera - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Travel Agencies Association is asking airlines to provide P315.6 milion in refunds for cancelled flights since mid-March when government started to impose travel restrictions.
Fitch unit flags risks from higher oil imports
by Catherine Talavera - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The closure of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.’s Tabangao refinery in Batangas deepens the country’s dependence on fuel imports, which could lead to substantial economic repercussions, Fitch Solutions...
3 bidders shortlisted for First Gen FSRU supply
by Catherine Talavera - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The liquefied natural gas unit of First Gen Corp. has shortlisted three bidders for the charter of a floating storage regasification unit in its interim offshore LNG terminal.
Global energy investments shifting to renewables
by Catherine Talavera - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Investments in the global energy sector are expected to move from oil and gas to renewables by next year, UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit said in a report.
Government readies drilling off Malampaya
by Catherine Talavera - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Drilling works for Service Contract 57, which is near the Malampaya deep water gas-to-power project, is targeted to begin next year and could start production by 2026, an official of the state-owned Philippine National...
Age of foreign retirees in Philippines to be reassessed
by Catherine Talavera - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Retirement Authority, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism, is set to re-assess the age requirement for foreigners seeking retirement in the country after senators raised job sufficiency...
All hotels can operate 100%
by Catherine Talavera - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Hotels in areas classified under general community quarantine and modified GCQ may now be allowed to operate at full capacity, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced yesterday.
Pryce earnings rise to P1.22 billion
by Catherine Talavera - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Pryce Corp. posted a minimal increase in its net income in the three quarters of the year to P1.22 billion, driven by sales of liquefied petroleum gas.
NGCP turns over Valenzuela housing project
by Catherine Talavera - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has turned over five buildings of a housing project for informal settler families previously living within the transmission right-of-way corridor in Valenzuela C...
AC Energy, UPC Solar develops solar farm in India
by Catherine Talavera - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
AC Energy Inc., the power arm of Ayala Corp. is expanding its footprint in India with the development of a $36 million solar farm through its joint venture with UPC Solar Asia Pacific.
Ilocos Sur to accept Luzon, NCR tourists
by Catherine Talavera - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
More tourists from Luzon, including those from the National Capital Region will be allowed to visit Ilocos Sur starting Nov. 15, the Department of Tourism said over the weekend.
Diesel prices up, gasoline down slightly
by Catherine Talavera - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Oil companies are implementing mixed price adjustments in fuel products starting today.
Travel agencies welcome resumption of operations
by Catherine Talavera - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Travel Agencies Association welcomes with caution the decision of the government to allow the operations of travel agencies and tour operators in general community quarantine and modified GCQ areas,...
Baguio to accept tourists from more Luzon regions
by Catherine Talavera - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
With restrictions on local travel eased, Baguio City will accept visitors from three more regions in Luzon.
Duterte OKs resumption of energy projects in West Philippine Sea
by Catherine Talavera - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has lifted the moratorium on oil and gas explorations in the West Philippine Sea to allow service contractors Forum Energy Ltd. and PXP Energy Corp. to resume their activities in the area, presidential...
PNOC inks LNG, power infrastructure deal with US firm
by Catherine Talavera - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
State-run Philippine National Oil Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding with US-based New Fortress Energy LLC to advance the development of the power and liquefied natural gas infrastructure in the count...
Power spot market prices on the decline
by Catherine Talavera - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Prices at the wholesale electricity spot market have declined in the first half of October as demand for electricity waned due to rains and lower temperatures brought by the La Niña weather phenomenon, the...
ERC boosts initiatives to lower electricity rates
by Catherine Talavera - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Energy Regulatory Commission continues to implement efforts aimed at reducing electricity rates being charged to consumers.
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