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ASEAN countries urged to boost spending on social protection

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:53 PM

A UNESCAP report says expanding coverage for social protection is among the schemes that could distribute economic growth and limit inequality

VULNERABLE. Only two countries in Southeast Asia allocates more than 6% of their GDP for social protection. AFP file photo

Business in PH: The winners and losers in 2015

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:45 AM

With big ticket events like the visit of Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit there were business sectors that gained and lost in 2015

SET TO LEAD. The Philippine economy is ready for take-off and the country needs a leader who continue reforms, implement inclusive growth initiatives and inspire the nation to be united in moving forward

N. Mindanao MSMEs should get halal certification – DTI

Dec 12, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Region 10 or Northern Mindanao has the third highest production volume for poultry in the country and is the only one outside Luzon

ASEAN MARKET. DTI says for Northern Mindanao food products to be competitive in the growing market, MSMEs must aim for the Halal certification. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Sereno asks telcos to act swiftly on PH's slow Internet

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Meanwhile Senator Bam Aquino says: The facets of the Internet go beyond just communications If we want to grow this country we have to solve this Internet issue fast

 HORRIFYINGLY SLOW. "Our Internet bandwidth is horrifyingly narrow and outrageously slow…This is a negative shoutout to the two major telcos,” Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NEDA pushes 3 agricultural policy reforms for ASEAN integration

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:11 PM

NEDA says the Philippines needs to improve production boost spending in research and development as well as shift to tariffication from the current QR agreement to prepare the agricultural sector

DECLINING AGRICULTURE. The key reforms are seen to address the country’s declining agricultural sector, which only contributes a meager 10% in overall economic growth as of end

Japan's R&I affirms Philippines at 'BBB;' outlook stable

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The Philippines Department of Finance however says it expected a higher rating

STABLE GROWTH. Japanese debt watcher R&I says the Philippines' economy continues to grow at a solid pace of over 6%

PH warned China meltdown more worrisome than Greek crisis

Jul 09, 2015 - 5:21 PM

Should China s market fall accelerate other countries outside Asia will be hit economists warn

TAILSPIN. Worries over China's unstoppable sell-off sends the Philippines' financial markets into a tailspin. Image from Shutterstock

Canada targets free trade agreement with PH in 2015

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Canada has no free trade agreement yet with any ASEAN member We want the Philippines to be our gateway in the ASEAN integration says Canadian Ambassador Neil Reeder

ASEAN GATEWAY. Canada has no FTA yet with any ASEAN member. We want the Philippines to be our gateway in the ASEAN integration, Canadian Ambassador Neil Reeder says. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler

'Many PH firms not ready for ASEAN integration'

Jun 12, 2015 - 10:50 AM

As regional economic integration nears Philippine businesses need to go digital and interactively engage with their market says ABS CBN s chief digital officer Donald Lim

COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM. With all the foreign brands coming in like Google and Facebook, local media and telecom companies have to work together, ABS-CBN's Donald Lim (extreme left) told his colleagues from the Philippine Marketing Association. All photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

50 foreign brands to seek Philippine partners this June

Jun 04, 2015 - 5:36 PM

Indonesian Singaporean US and Canadian brands among others are coming to the Philippines next week to scout for local partners

SWIM OR SINK. Top officials of the Philippine Franchise Association say local brands should innovate and expand this ASEAN integration - or else they get left behind. All photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

ADB, DBP to advise gov't on PPP deal

May 15, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Philippine government gets help from Asian Development Bank for the biggest public private partnership deal thus far: the 3 8 billion South Line of North South Railway Project

Links between the southern provinces and the Capital will mean more people can reap the rewards of the country’s strong economic growth, Ryuichi Kaga, head of ADB’s PPP Office, says. File photo by PPP Center

PLDT to invest over $30 million in 'Big Data' services

May 13, 2015 - 8:18 PM

In the long run these Big Data solutions will help improve PLDT s bottom line and increase the subscriber base of the group PLDT chief strategy officer Winston Damarillo says

PLDT now has a network of 6 data centers with close to 2,500 racks...By 2016, we will have a full capacity to 8,000 racks, PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan says. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler