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Marawi rehab will improve inve

by Ruelle Albert Castro on October 23, 2017
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Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III expressed optimism the rehabilitation of Marawi City will contribute to the improvement of investor outlook in the Philippines. 

PEZA seeks faster approval of

by Irma Isip on October 23, 2017
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The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) is seeking to fastrack the approval of economic zones to house possible locators saying the country is losing business opportunities because of the delay. 

Andanar: Broadband plan repor

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on October 23, 2017
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The Information Technology Review Committee (ITRC) of the Duterte Cabinet has finally completed its study on a proposed Philippine national broadband plan and is set to presents the results and recommendations to President Duterte on or before the next Cabinet meeting.

Japanese firms welcome plan to

October 23, 2017
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Japanese businessmen welcome government’s plan to open up the retail sector of the Philippines saying this would provide opportunities for more companies to offer their products and services to the local market.

Losses from GSP Plus ‘not as m

by Irma Isip on October 23, 2017
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The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) said the potential loss in trade from the European Union (EU) on products that are duty-free is not as big as feared.

Cannibal crab PH’s third most

by PAUL ICAMINA on October 23, 2017
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Next to China, the Philippines has the world’s largest catch of blue crabs, sold in local markets either frozen or fresh, according to the Food and  Agriculture Organization.  The  Philippine Statistics Authority  estimates some 30,000 metric tons  of blue swimming crabs worth nearly  P2 billion were harvested in 2011.

IT-BPO seen remaining as top

October 23, 2017
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Services, particularly the information technology/business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) sector despite fears of growth slowdown, will account for half of total exports by 2022, according to Senen Perlada, executive director of the Bureau of Export Managing Bureau.

Mining firm takes over flood c

October 23, 2017
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Spartan Mining and Development Corp. has offered to undertake the Laguna Lake Flood Control and Lakeshore Park Project, according to Luis Ramos, chairman of Spartan Mining.

PLDT fortifies Mindanao fiber

by Myla Iglesias on October 23, 2017
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PLDT Inc. has completed its P1-billion domestic fiber optic network (DFON) expansion project in Mindanao spanning over 300-kilometer transmission backbone that will further improve voice and internet services of PLDT Home and Enterprise customers in the region.

AirAsia to focus on enhancing

by Myla Iglesias on October 23, 2017
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Low cost carrier Philippine Air Asia will aggresively expand operations in Clark International Airport which it has appointed as its hub after the government granted its request to waive payment of airport taxes.

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Finally, better airports

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 23,2017
‘Eight provincial airports being readied for night operations; to improve air travel, and help decongest NAIA. – Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr.’

Opinion of the Day

Who speaks for whom?

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | October 23, 2017
‘Let the people of Manicani speak for themselves and let the rest of us respect their wishes whatever that may be.’