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JPEPA boosts trade by 20%

March 27, 2017
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Trade between the Philippines and Japan has been growing about 20 percent every year for the past eight years, since an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the two countries was ratified in 2008.

Drones for mine audit pushed

March 27, 2017
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Following the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) clampdown on erring mining firms, students from the University of the Philippines (UP) are pushing for the use of drone technology that will  make audit of mining firms cheaper, faster and more accessible.

Q1 GDP seen at 6.5-7%

March 24, 2017
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The  economy is expected to expand between 6.5 and 7.0 percent in the first quarter or faster, the economic planning minister said yesterday, putting the government on track to meet its full-year target.

Diversification to fuel growth

March 24, 2017
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Industry specialization and market diversification would fuel the growth, albeit at a much slower pace, of the call center industry as it adjusts to the evolving trends of the market.

MB keeps stance steady

by ALBERT CASTRO on March 24, 2017
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With inflation expected to be manageable towards the policy horizon, the Bangko Sental ng Pilipinas yesterday kept its key rates steady.

PH to sell P30B retail bonds

March 24, 2017
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The Philippines plans to sell at least P30 billion worth of three-year retail treasury bonds to provide small investors with safe investment options, the Bureau of Treasury said yesterday.

Bloomberry returns to profitab

March 24, 2017
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Bloomberry Resorts Corp., owner and operator of the Solaire Resort & Casino and Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino, returned to profitability in 2016 pushed by record  across most gaming platforms.

NG swings to surplus on improv

March 24, 2017
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The national government  posted a surplus of P2.2 billion as of January, a reversal of the P3.5 billion deficit posted in the previous year. 

NFA to fast track rice importa

March 24, 2017
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The National Food Authority (NFA) said  it urgently needs to replenish its rice inventory through a government-negotiated importation to ensure it  can effectively respond to the needs of emergency or calamity victims in the coming lean months.

PH-Chinese JV on RE projects

by Jed Macapagal on March 24, 2017
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DAVAO CITY -Qingdao Hengshun Zhongsheng Group Co. Ltd., the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the country’s biggest energy project partnership to date with China, intends to finish two renewable energy (RE) projects in 18 months.

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Column of the Day

Escape from true healing

By DODY LACUNA | March 31,2017
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‘The power to forgive and the grace to accept it are not inside us.’

Opinion of the Day

A barbaric fraternity

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | March 31, 2017
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‘On the case of a mauled-to-death frat recruit, how shocking to hear Judge Perla Cabrera-Faller’s verdict that no one is to blame for the death of Marc Andrei Marcos...’