Ian Nicolas Cigaral
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GMR-Megawide 'quite alarmed' by NAIA consortium’s plan to tweak proposal
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 22, 2018 - 9:50pm
Listed builder Megawide Construction Corp. and its Indian partner, GMR, on Thursday said they’re “quite alarmed” by competitor “super” consortium’s plan to tweak...
Bangko Sentral holds policy rates, adjusts inflation forecast
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 22, 2018 - 6:13pm
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday left key rates unchanged, defying calls from market watchers to adjust monetary policy settings to temper building price pressures.
Palace: Loida Lewis can conspire with ICC 'because she's rich'
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 22, 2018 - 4:50pm
Malacañang on Thursday said the Filipino-American philanthropist whom President Rodrigo Duterte earlier accused of conspiring with the International Criminal Court has the means to do so. ...
NAIA named as 10th most improved airport in the world
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 22, 2018 - 12:13pm
The 70-year-old Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which was once called the world’s worst airport, has been named as among those that showed the biggest improvements in 2018, according to British-based consultancy...
PSEi falls below 8,000 level on rate hike fears
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 21, 2018 - 9:35pm
The stock barometer sank into a deeper market correction on Wednesday, after it closed below the 8,000 support level as jittery investors await the results of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and...
Macau's Galaxy bags provisional license for Boracay casino project
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 21, 2018 - 5:38pm
Macau casino giant Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. on Wednesday secured a provisional license from the Philippine government’s gaming regulator for its integrated casino-resort project in Boracay, which is...
DBM seeks Congress approval to use Dengvaxia refund
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 21, 2018 - 2:27pm
"The assistance to Dengvaxia vaccinees will address the need of 870,000 Dengvaxia recipients covering hospitalization cost, as well as the outpatient health services for Dengvaxia&...
Duterte backs anti-political dynasty proposal but uncertain if public will like it
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 21, 2018 - 11:46am
President Rodrigo Duterte said he agrees with the proposed abolition of political dynasties, although he doubts whether the idea would sit well with the public.
Committee may give Supreme Court power to preview legislation
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
The 20-member panel tasked with reviewing the 1987 is considering giving the Supreme Court the power of judicial preview under the proposed federal charter, despite some concerns that that would clog the tribunal's...
Philippines' debut 'Panda' bond sale raises $230 million
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 20, 2018 - 7:32pm
The Philippines is the first Southeast Asian country to offer Panda bonds.
Con-Com eyes educational requirement for aspiring lawmakers
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 20, 2018 - 6:44pm
According to Reynato Puno, chairman of the Consultative Committee, the objective is to "improve the quality of law" from Congress.
Con-Com head Puno: Anti-dynasty provision 'prerequisite' to federal shift
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 20, 2018 - 3:30pm
"Right now, you have these powers already cornered by these political dynasties...," Puno said.
JBC opens applications, recommendations for Ombudsman, SC justice post
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 17, 2018 - 5:40pm
The search for the next Ombudsman and Supreme Court Associate Justice has begun.
Two Cebu-based factories involved in ‘biggest’ Indian art conspiracy — report
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
Two factories in the Philippines are reportedly involved in the biggest Native American arts and crafts fraud ever exposed for manufacturing millions of dollars’ worth of fake Indian jewelry to be sold in retail...
Change is coming? Human Rights Watch says ‘justice is coming’ for Duterte
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 17, 2018 - 11:40am
Justice is coming for President Rodrigo Duterte, the Human Rights Watch said, after the Philippine leader announced he is pulling his country out of the International Criminal Court amid strong calls for an external...
Philippine current account deficit swells to $2.52-B in 2017
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 16, 2018 - 7:01pm
The Philippines posted a current account deficit of $2.52 billion last year on the back of wider trade gap that offset receipts from the country’s business process outsourcing sector, the Bangko Sentral ng...
Philippine growth forecast in 2018 raised but still below government target
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 16, 2018 - 6:37pm
The Philippine economy will likely sustain its robust expansion in the near-term, although below the government’s expectation, according to a regional think tank that nonetheless raised its growth outlook for...
Philippines, Japan sign loan deal for first Metro Manila subway
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 16, 2018 - 5:48pm
The Philippines and Japan on Friday signed a P51.3-billion loan agreement for the construction of the first Metro Manila subway, which is expected to ease traffic gridlock in the capital.
Prominent business group urges leaders to follow rule of law in Sereno impeachment
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 16, 2018 - 11:21am
An influential business group on Friday urged the country’s political leaders to let the legislature handle the impeachment proceedings against the country’s chief justice to assure the public and investors...
Profit-taking, Fed rate hike expectations stoke ‘hot money’ flight in February
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - March 15, 2018 - 6:17pm
Short-term foreign funds exited the Philippines in February, after investors pocketed gains and as concerns over possible rate hikes from the US Federal Reserve made the market jittery.
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