November 24, 2017, 7:50 pm
Facebook iconTwitter iconYouTube iconGoogle+ icon

Business

PH to liberalize 8 sectors

by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR on November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
In a bid to raise the Philippines’ level of competitiveness, Malacañang has directed the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board and its member-agencies to ease or lift some restrictions on investment activities that have limited foreign participation, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said the directive was contained in Memorandum Circular No. 16  signed November 21.

PH workers lack soft skills, s

November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
While the Philippines has achieved progress in raising the education level of its labor force, about one-third of employers report being unable to fill vacancies because of  lack of applicants with requisite skills, a World Bank report showed.

Local PPPs constrained

November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
Municipal projects or health projects on the local level can be developed through the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme, however, the short political cycle on the local government unit (LGU) level remains a challenge in having these projects under the PPP, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

7 in 10 have ‘sidelines’

November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
Seven in 10 Filipinos have sidelines, findings of a survey of a cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. 

Bosses shun remote working sch

November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
A study conducted by flexible workspace provider Regus said working remotely improves labor productivity but only few employers are willing to adopt such scheme Regus surveyed over 200 business people in the Philippines and found that remote working gives workers a much-needed change of scenery which boosts their productivity. 

20 agencies onboard single win

November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
Around 20 government agencies are expected to go online under the Asean Single Window (ASW) platform by the first semester of 2018, a move seen to improve the ease of doing business in the country, the Department of Finance (DOF) said.

Self-policing makes mining res

by Jed Macapagal on November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
The Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) said collective investments to make the country’s mineral sector a much safer industry have been increasing every year especially since industry players’ practice of self-policing continues to flourish.

Uber data breach impact in PH

November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) will conduct investigation on the data breach confirmed by US-based Uber System Inc. as it may compromise the personal data of around one million active users and drivers in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. 

Fostering money-smart kids

November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
PRU LIFE UKrecently held this year’s edition of Cha-Ching – its financial literacy program for kids, developed through its regional headquarters Prudential Corp. Asia’s community investment arm Prudence Foundation, in partnership with Cartoon Network – with the theme “Scaling Faster and Raising Financial Literacy to New Heights.”

Online retail to hit $11B

November 24, 2017
[totalcount] [comment_count]
Online retail in the Philippines is projected to nearly quadruple in 2025 to  $11 billion from $2.9 billion last year, according to aCommerce, an electronic commerce solutions provider .

Pages

Front Page

Column of the Day

Climate Change Consciousness Week

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | November 24,2017
‘Sen. Legarda stresses urgency for the Philippines to be climate-smart.’

Opinion of the Day

I had a dream

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | November 24, 2017
‘If this were not a dream, what would have been the Secretary’s take from it all?’