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Ayala ramps up RE portfolio

by Ruelle Albert Castro on March 27, 2017
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Ayala Corp. expects to ramp up its renewable energy (RE) holdings   in the next four years as the company pushes to raise its attributable power portfolio to 2,000 megawatts (MW) from the current 1,300 MW. 
 

SSS pushes mandatory coverage

March 27, 2017
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The Social Security System  (SSS) is pushing for the implementation of the mandatory coverage of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to expand its membership  while providing  protection to  the country’s new heroes.

Smart rolls out 4G in 785 more

March 27, 2017
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PLDT Inc.’s wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc. is stepping up its network improvement program to cover an additional 785 municipalities with 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) within the year in line with its commitment to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

Shift to LTE devices: Globe

March 27, 2017
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Globe Telecom Inc. said subscribers should shift to Long-Term Evolution (LTE)-capable devices now that the industry is working to expand LTE coverage using the 700 megahertz(MHz) band. 

Mall giants help MSMEs go main

March 27, 2017
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The country’s mall giants are leading the way in giving micro and small businesses a venue to go mainstream via the Go Lokal! project of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Savemore expands

March 27, 2017
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Savemore Market, the neighborhood store format of the SM Group of companies, said it opened seven stores in February as part of its rapid expansion in the provinces to reach more shoppers.  

UK firms eye investments in Mi

March 27, 2017
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The British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (BCCP)  is holding a trade and investment mission in Davao City on March 30 to 31 to explore more opportunities for both local and British businesses, according to Chris Nelson, BCCP chairman said.

Walter Mart taps AboitizPower

March 27, 2017
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To support its expansion plans, WM Shopping Center Management, Inc., the developer of Walter Mart malls, said it has signed a 4.7 megawatts (MW) power supply contract with Aboitiz Power Corp. under the retail competition and open access regime. 

No tariff protection for NSC b

March 27, 2017
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Parties interested in acquiring National Steel Corp. (NSC) will have to sink in huge investments and build a new plant from the ground up just like a greenfield facility, and make the integrated steel more modern and efficient.

BOI to exceed P500B target

March 27, 2017
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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is confident it would breach the P500 billion investment target of the Board of Investments(BOI) for the year.

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Column of the Day

Duterte immobilized

By DODY LACUNA | March 24,2017
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‘He should deter the AIDS outbreak victimizing the youth whom he has pledged to protect always.’

Opinion of the Day

Reviving Laguna de Bae (2)

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | March 27, 2017
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‘Industry and residents must be disciplined; penalized. “We are doing all these for the local subsistence fishermen.” – Jaime Medina, LLDA general manager.’