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CHR: Deportation order vs Sister Fox 'deeply saddening'
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 21, 2018 - 5:39pm
The Commission on Human Rights on Saturday urged the Bureau of Immigration to review its decision ordering the deportation of an elderly Australian nun who landed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s crosshairs...
Poll: Filipinos say it’s important to regain control of West Philippine Sea
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 21, 2018 - 1:06pm
Most Filipinos believe it is highly crucial for the Philippines to regain control of islands and shoals it claims in the disputed South China Sea, where rival claimant Beijing has been increasing its power projection...
SWS: Pinoys 'neutral' on BBL
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 21, 2018 - 11:05am
Majority of Filipinos have “neutral” sentiment over the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, a new poll showed. But the public tends to believe that the new legislation granting more autonomy to the country’s...
Moody's keeps Philippines' investment grade but warns of downgrade risks
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 20, 2018 - 7:11pm
Moody’s Investors Service on Friday retained its grade and outlook on the Philippines, but warned of risks that could erode the sovereign’s credit rating.
Gov’t agrees to choose 3rd telco based on committed level of service
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 20, 2018 - 6:23pm
Department of Information and Communications Technology Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. on Friday said an oversight body agreed to choose the new major service provider based on committed level of service, resolving...
Bangko Sentral considering 'strong follow-through' policy action to fight inflation
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 20, 2018 - 2:51pm
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is considering a “strong” monetary policy action at its next meeting in August in a bid to fight rising inflation, which has been made worse by a weaker peso and creeping...
DOF expects higher inflation in July
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 20, 2018 - 12:10pm
Inflation likely rose to a fresh peak in July, the Department of Finance said Friday.
Dollar outflows in first 6 months more than twice 2018 target
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 19, 2018 - 8:04pm
Dollars continued to flow out of the domestic economy in the first six months of the year on the back of a ballooning trade gap due to the sustained rise in imports, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported.
ADB keeps growth outlook, raises inflation forecast for Philippines
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 19, 2018 - 12:27pm
The Asian Development Bank on Thursday retained its growth outlook on the Philippines, but raised its inflation forecast for the country this year.
Fitch keeps Philippines’ investment grade but flags overheating risks
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 18, 2018 - 1:36pm
Fitch Ratings has kept its grade and outlook on the Philippines, keeping the sovereign’s score a notch above minimum investment grade despite overheating risks.
Gov't to ‘surely resolve’ impasse on 3rd telco selection
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 17, 2018 - 6:24pm
Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. vowed to resolve a stalemate over which model must be used in choosing the country’s third telecommunications player.
NAIA super consortium moves closer to securing original proponent status
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 17, 2018 - 5:51pm
The Department of Transportation has recommended giving an original proponent status to a team of seven conglomerates that recently submitted a proposal to upgrade the aging Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Shakey's gets a slice of Middle East with opening of new Dubai store
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 17, 2018 - 3:34pm
Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures, Inc. (SPAVI) on Tuesday announced it has opened its first store in Dubai as part of its plan to have a slice of Middle East market and take advantage of the region’s large...
Build, Build, Build's 'painful' side effects temporary — report
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 17, 2018 - 1:08am
President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to bring a “golden age” of infrastructure has some “painful side effects” that should be temporary, London-based Capital Economics said.
World Bank keeps below-target forecast for Philippine economy
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 13, 2018 - 5:03pm
The World Bank on Friday retained its growth projections for the Philippine economy that, if realized, will miss the government’s target.
Palace: Trillanes 'only allowed to have 4' security men
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 13, 2018 - 3:21pm
Malacañang on Saturday said Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is only allowed to have four security escorts after the lawmaker reportedly claimed his military and police security detail had been recalled.
Inflation, weaker peso stoke hot money outflow in June
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 13, 2018 - 11:44am
More foreign capital went out of the Philippines for a second consecutive month, reflecting market jitters stoked by rising inflation and a weaker peso, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Thursday.
Transpacific Broadband to sell 40% shares to foreign investors
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 12, 2018 - 6:34pm
Transpacific Broadband Group International, Inc. revealed its plan to sell up to 40 percent of its shares to foreign investors to raise funds and participate in the selection of the country’s third telecommunications...
China Bank raises P10.25 billion from LTNCD sale
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 12, 2018 - 5:10pm
China Banking Corp. on Thursday said it successfully raised P10.25 billion through a public offering of Long Term Negotiable Certificates of Time Deposits, which will be used to support the bank’s business...
COA flags 'possible conflict of interest' in DOT-PTV ad deal
by Ian Nicolas Cigaral - July 12, 2018 - 2:41pm
The Commission on Audit has flagged “possible conflict of interest” in the questionable advertisement deal between the Department of Tourism and state-run network PTV—a controversy that prompted...
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