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Does ABS-CBN have tax deficiencies, unpaid debts?
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 17, 2020 - 5:31pm
President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to block the franchise extension of ABS-CBN Corp., creating uncertainty over the fate of the broadcast giant’s business.
Property market in affected areas to feel Taal eruption’s heat
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 16, 2020 - 4:19pm
The recent eruption of Taal — one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes located in Batangas province — is expected to hurt the property market in badly hit areas
Duterte’s order to limit rice importation during harvest season won’t help farmers, group says
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 14, 2020 - 8:21pm
President Duterte’s order to limit the importation of rice during the harvest season will do more harm than good, a group said.
‘Philippines one of the worst countries to live for minimum wage earners’
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 14, 2020 - 3:26pm
The Philippines is one of the worst countries to live for minimum wage earners, a new report by e-commerce firm Picodi released Tuesday found.
As Taal's ashfall pours, DENR warns air quality in parts of Metro Manila ‘unhealthy’
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 13, 2020 - 7:22pm
Air quality in some Metro Manila areas remains at levels that may pose health risks as ash from erupting Taal Volcano pours.
DTI orders crackdown on businesses raising face mask prices
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 13, 2020 - 4:15pm
The Department of Trade and Industry on Monday warned businesses against raising the prices of face masks and gas masks amid high demand due to ash fall from the erupting Taal volcano, south of Manila.
Government generates P12.3 billion in 2019 from Rice Tariffication Law
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 10, 2020 - 5:43pm
The Philippine government managed to generate more than P12 billion in revenues from the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law in 2019, the Department of Finance reported Friday.
Higher 2020 budget seen supporting healthcare market growth
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 10, 2020 - 1:49pm
The “significant” increase in the budget of the Department of Health will be a “positive” for the Philippines’ healthcare sector this year and should provide commercial opportunities...
Moody's: Approval of 2020 budget to spur economic growth
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 9, 2020 - 6:37pm
The recent approval of the 2020 national budget should help government spending recover and, in turn, supercharge economic growth this year, analysts at Moody’s Investors Service said Thursday.
Duterte to water firms: Accept new contracts or face gov’t takeover
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 7, 2020 - 3:06pm
Malacañang said Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte has told Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. to accept the new water contracts prepared by the government or risk having their...
Grab ‘seriously’ eyes revival of GrabBike
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 7, 2020 - 12:07pm
Grab Philippines said Tuesday it was “seriously” eyeing the revival of its motorcycle taxi service as the country’s transport regulators review the ban on use of motorcycles for public transpo...
ABS-CBN's franchise problems seen threatening investor confidence
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 6, 2020 - 6:48pm
President Rodrigo Duterte’s attacks against media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corp. could spook investors at a time more infrastructure projects heavily depend on private funding and as job-generating foreign investments...
Fitch unit flags ‘political risks’ should poor health cut Duterte's term short
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 6, 2020 - 4:30pm
A “political gridlock” may erupt in the event that President Rodrigo Duterte prematurely ends his term due to poor health, analysts at Fitch Solutions warns.
12 projects endorsed for Duterte’s approval
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 2, 2020 - 5:44pm
A total of 12 projects cumulatively worth P557.4 billion have been endorsed for the approval of the National Economic and Development Authority Board.
Martial law in Mindanao ends after 953 days
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - January 1, 2020 - 10:42am
The country's defense chief says the objective of placing the volatile south under military rule for two years and seven months has been achieved.
'Ursula' maintains strength, threatens Mindoro provinces
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 25, 2019 - 12:26pm
Typhoon “Ursula” (International name: Phanfone) continues to bring “destructive” winds as it slices across the Visayas region and affects some provinces in Luzon.
SEC terminates Robocash’s license for operating branches without authority
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 19, 2019 - 5:05pm
The Securities and Exchange Commission said it revoked the license of instant loan provider Robocash Finance Corp.
DOJ assures Manila Water, Maynilad: ‘We are still considering them’
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 18, 2019 - 5:06pm
The government still prefers to work with the country’s two biggest water companies and is not yet open to inviting new players in the industry.
Grab slapped with new P16.15-million penalty for breaching price, service quality promises
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 18, 2019 - 11:31am
The Philippine Competition Commission said it slapped ride-hailing firm Grab Philippines with a new round of hefty fine.
Philippines loses Top 10 slot in latest gender equality ranking, falls 8 spots
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - December 17, 2019 - 8:06pm
The Philippines lost its spot in the Top 10 in the new gender equality ranking by the World Economic Forum, which flagged a widening political empowerment gap in the Southeast Asian country.
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