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Duterte is open to Mindanao martial law extension. Is that an effective response vs terrorism?
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 21, 2019 - 2:54pm
Analysts doubt that martial law itself would be enough to stop the growth of terror cells linked to Islamic State in Mindanao.
DOH confirms 2nd polio case
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 20, 2019 - 5:30pm
The Department of Health confirmed Friday the second case of polio in the Philippines, as the virus reemerges in the Southeast Asian nation nearly two decades since it was declared polio-free.
Duterte to maintain warm Philippine-China relations to boost economy
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 20, 2019 - 4:52pm
President Rodrigo Duterte will maintain his close ties with Beijing despite tensions in the South China Sea as he courts the Asian power for economic largesse, a Fitch unit said Friday.
LGUs’ ban on pork products to hurt the Philippine economy, meat processors warn
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 20, 2019 - 12:08pm
Blocking the distribution and sale of local pork meat products amid heightened fears over the African swine fever could hurt the Philippine economy, the country’s top meat processors warned.
Businesses less upbeat, consumer confidence up in Q3 — BSP
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 19, 2019 - 6:25pm
Businesses turned less upbeat in the third quarter on anaemic demand, lower sales and tighter competition, Bangko Sentral said.
How the attack on Saudi oil facilities will affect the Philippines
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 19, 2019 - 4:13pm
Here’s how the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend can affect the Philippines — a net importer of oil.
Manila Water, Maynilad to appeal Supreme Court’s P921-M fine
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 18, 2019 - 4:02pm
Utility companies Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. said Wednesday they will appeal the Supreme Court ruling slapping them with hefty fines for violating the Philippine Clean Water Act.
SMC, DOTr sign contract for Bulacan Airport
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 18, 2019 - 11:38am
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. on Wednesday signed a contract with the government to build and operate a $15-billion international airport in Bulacan province, north of Manila, aimed at decongesting the overstretched...
Blocking China-backed telco from building towers in military bases anti-competitive — DICT
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 17, 2019 - 8:04pm
The deal to install facilities inside military camps alarmed lawmakers who raised concerns about Chinese espionage.
POGO workers get bigger salaries than call center employees
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 17, 2019 - 1:18pm
Workers in online casinos in the Philippines received higher salaries than those employed in call centers.
Manila will be the richest city in NCR in 3 years — Isko Moreno
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 14, 2019 - 4:43pm
Manila will be the wealthiest city in the National Capital Region come 2022, Mayor Isko Moreno declared Friday, saying his city is poised to benefit from a Supreme Court ruling obliging the national government to...
Robredo, VP advisers can’t comprehend Philippines-China situation — Palace
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 14, 2019 - 1:23pm
Malacañang on Saturday slammed Vice President Leni Robredo for criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte’s openness to ignore the Philippines’ legal victory in the South China Sea and seal an energy...
Philippine property sector to withstand global headwinds — Colliers
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 12, 2019 - 12:33pm
The Philippine property sector should withstand external headwinds that are threatening the global economy amid "strong appetite" for commercial and residential spaces in the country, property consultancy Colliers...
DBM releases P82.5M for measures vs African swine fever
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 11, 2019 - 2:36pm
The Department of Budget and Management said Wednesday it released P82.5 million to fund preventive measures against African swine fever.
No Duterte certification for SOGIE bill — Panelo
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 11, 2019 - 12:45pm
President Rodrigo Duterte would give presidential certification to a “general” anti-discrimination bill, not to a proposed measure penalizing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expression,...
Philippine economy to rely again on household spending to charge growth — ING
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 11, 2019 - 11:47am
The Philippine economy may once again depend on consumer spending as capital formation retreats amid falling imports, a global bank said.
African Swine Fever ‘contained’ — DA
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 10, 2019 - 3:10pm
The African swine fever virus that killed several pigs in Rizal has been contained, the Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
Trade gap narrows in July
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 10, 2019 - 1:00pm
The Philippines’ trade gap in July narrowed year-on-year but widened from June's level on falling imports and slight export growth, the country’s statistics agency reported Tuesday.
2 of 3 convicts in Chiong sisters’ rape-slay surrender
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm
Two of the three men convicted for the rape and murder of the Chiong sisters in 1997 surrendered to authorities Friday weeks after they were released from prison.
Duterte says he ordered the transfer of convicts who testified vs De Lima
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - September 7, 2019 - 11:05am
President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he ordered the transfer of at least 10 high-profile inmates, including those who testified against detained opposition Sen. Leila de Lima, from the New Bilibid Prison to the...
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