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'Equal treatment of all companies – especially by regulators, prosecutors, and lawmakers – will signal that rule of law prevailed,' says the Makati Business Club
Companies benefiting will be those seen as of strategic importance working in sectors such as security, health, infrastructure, and communications
Rights groups and legal analysts have grave concerns, but many in the business community welcome the new Hong Kong security law as a way to restore stability
The aim of the 3 people who had faked a Lao Gan Ma company seal and pretended to be managers of the chilli firm 'was to obtain online game package codes' which they later resold, says a police statement
The post-confinement world remains a deeply uncertain one, with many business owners battling for survival
PRESS RELEASE: Ateneo de Manila University is the first Philippine university to win 1st runner-up at the prestigious HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition
With online businesses on the rise, here are tips for moving forward during the pandemic
Numerous studies show that black business owners, and in particular those in the food industry, are among the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States
After 3 months with no revenue, many small businesses in Brazil are forced to close for good
From baking to doing home cooked meals, the stars made use of their time through the food businesses they started
The coronavirus crisis causes BPO companies to lose clients, leaving employees to bear the brunt of the pandemic
As more businesses migrate online, PLDT Enterprise launches BEYOND FIBER to bring digital transformation to the remote working environment
(UPDATED) 'It is a big blow to press freedom especially given serious constitutional questions on whether the law is applicable at all. This would threaten our other rights and freedoms,' business groups say
During the coronavirus pandemic, what the country needs is 'national unity' and not a bill that 'poses clear and present danger to human rights,' 8 business groups say in a joint statement
Over 40 business groups call on the Philippine government to swiftly produce a law for economic recovery
The Makati Business Club and 8 other groups slam officials for breaking quarantine rules 'with impunity'
Undeterred by the grave impact of the enhanced community quarantine on their businesses, these restaurants step up to support healthcare workers
Beijing wants to enact legislation banning 'seccession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference' in the international finance hub after months of massive, often-violent pro-democracy protests last year
A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.
BPO workers who get exposed to the virus while on the job have to quarantine themselves without regular pay
Many firms now bleeding cash are in for a tough ride until the economy fully rebounds, which likely will come only after a coronavirus vaccine is developed and widely used
Some retailers are allowed to get back to business in California, but face uncertainty in the wake of economic losses caused by the coronavirus lockdown
The family of a Walmart worker who died of the coronavirus is suing the company, claiming that it failed to sanitize stores and protect employees
'For any loan over $2 million, the [Small Business Administration] will be doing a full review of that loan before there is loan forgiveness,' says United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
What started as an experimental run with farmers of Tublay, Benguet, resulted in the successful sourcing of over 200 tons of fresh produce direct from farmers and fisherfolk organizations
Companies that inappropriately received funding under the Paycheck Protection Program have until May 7 to return the funds to the US Small Business Administration
While certain industries are seeing a boost, most other sectors are posting plunging profits due to the coronavirus pandemic
(UPDATED) The United States' Paycheck Protection Program is touted as a lifeline for mom-and-pop businesses, but has faced questions about whether too much of the money is going to better-connected firms
While demand for toilet paper has surged, an Afghanistan businesswoman's factory is set to suspend operations as it is running out of raw material
The $349 billion allocated to the United States' Paycheck Protection Program goes to 1.6 million small businesses. There are talks on additional funding.
'Does the company desperately embrace the limelight? Does it spend more on the promotion of the donation than on the donation itself?'
'In less than 14 days, the SBA has processed more than 14 years [worth] of loans,' says US Small Business Administration chief Jovita Carranza
The Philippine government also allows business process outsourcing and export-oriented companies to install the equipment necessary to implement a work from home scheme
Companies that receive the money and do not fire their workers – or that otherwise rehire those they have laid off – will have their debt forgiven
'From solving internet problems, to taking food orders, to answering insurance inquiries and government service-related questions, there will always be a contact center agent ready to help you solve your problems in the midst of this pandemic'
'We will see in the days ahead whether workers will be made to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 disaster. If employers act badly, the government must step in to correct the wrong.'
As the Luzon lockdown continues, many workers in BPO companies are forced to head to their offices due to a lack of flexible work arrangements and to maintain job security during the coronavirus outbreak
Thousands of businesses and millions of employees are based in the National Capital Region
'Allow the scare to go on long enough and only the businesses with adequate capital and little debt will be able to see the end of the tunnel'
The Pasig City mayor says businesses can operate within the city as long as they have valid permits
PRESS RELEASE: Philippine Business and Disability Network works towards more inclusive and barrier-free workplaces for Persons with Disability
President Rodrigo Duterte's Administrative Order No. 23 compels national government agencies to report how they are cutting red tape
The Makati Business Club expresses concern over the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, saying it may 'affect other security agreements'
(UPDATED) The business groups note the critical role of a free press in economic development
'It is interesting that a guru to actual and aspiring billionaires wraps up his career by thinking, writing, and talking about doing good, not well, and helping the poor'
Golpe de gulat is the Duterte administration's tool in telling the business elite that their time is up, that the future belongs to a new oligarchy
The message from the world is clear: unless we in the Philippines shape up, foreign investors will continue to view us as an unworthy investment destination
Part 2: This year's budget is far less controversial than 2019, but to achieve that, compromises were made. Will it be worth it?
Most departments gain substantial increases in 2020's P4.1-trillion national budget, as the government recuperates from the effects of the 4-month budget delay in 2019