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What's taking Congress so long to tackle ABS-CBN's franchise?

Feb 23, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Data collated from the previous 17th Congress and the current 18th Congress show both the House and Senate are quick to renew franchises of major broadcast networks – except ABS-CBN's

South Korean TV 'reunites' mother with dead daughter in VR show

Feb 15, 2020 - 11:53 AM

MBC documentary 'I Met You' shows a tearful reunion between a South Korean mother and her deceased 6-year-old daughter via advanced virtual reality

Makati Business Club denounces Marcos burial

Nov 21, 2016 - 5:50 PM

This event will make it difficult to impart the right lessons to future generations regarding a dark period in our history says one of the country s largest business groups

COMPLIED. The Armed Forces of the Philippines succeeds in giving the Marcos family a peaceful ceremony away from protesters. Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

Makati Business Club: Yes to strong China ties, but maintain US alliance

Oct 25, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Philippines premier business group welcomes President Rodrigo Duterte s pivot to China but emphasizes that it should not come at the expense of the United States

STRONGER TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands to conclude their bilateral talks in Beijing on October 20, 2016. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

UK trade envoy: Brexit opens door to new era of trade with PH

Aug 27, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Richard Graham MP Prime Minister Theresa May s handpicked trade envoy to the Philippines says negative perceptions on extrajudicial killings in the Philippines are unlikely to affect potential UK investments

Duterte 'lacked substance' in Makati business forum

Apr 27, 2016 - 10:47 PM

The presidential bet explains his platform on crime education and health but leaves top businessmen with questions about his economic policies

BUSINESS MATTERS. Duterte gives a speech in front of businessmen in Makati on April 27, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Despite polls, business execs optimistic about 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 8:11 PM

A Makati Business Club survey of top businessmen shows that the majority believe economic growth will be better than in 2015

Balisacan's challenge: Can he fight vested interests?

Jan 27, 2016 - 8:30 AM

As chairman of the new Philippine Competition Commission Balisacan has to guard against predatory tactics by large companies and fend off entrenched special interests

Business to wait for next administration for new fiscal incentives

Oct 19, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The head of the Makati Business Club says rushing the legislation of the fiscal incentives bill might risk the country s competitiveness

PH climbs 5 notches in WEF competitiveness rankings

Sep 30, 2015 - 6:22 PM

UPDATED Since the start of the Aquino administration the Philippines has moved up a total of 38 places from 85 in the 2010 2011 report to 47 in the latest one

MOST IMPROVED. Since the start of the Aquino administration, the Philippines has moved up a total of 38 places, from 85 in the 2010-2011 report to 47 in the latest one. Background image from Shutterstock

BSP best performer in gov’t; OVP worst – MBC poll

Aug 13, 2015 - 5:24 PM

UPDATED The Office of the Vice President suffers the steepest drop in performance ranking among agencies and offices included in the Makati Business Club survey – to 64th or last place in 2015 from 33rd in 2014

TOP. The central bank ranks as the top government agency for the fourth straight time, dating back to 2011, "owing to its continuing satisfactory work in maintaining the country’s macroeconomic and financial stability, despite external threats from overseas." Photo from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

What businessmen want to hear from Aquino's final SONA

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Business leaders weigh in on what they consider the biggest success and failure of the Aquino administration with less than a year to go before a new leadership steps in

SPELL OUT PLANS. Businessmen would rather hear President Benigno Aquino III’s future plans during his last SONA rather than his achievements. Illustration from Shutterstock

Biz execs: BSP is best-performing gov’t agency, Senate worst

Aug 11, 2014 - 3:07 PM

The Makati Business Club asks its members if they are satisfied with the performance of 62 government agencies in 2014

'NEDA board in best position to ok reclamation projects'

Dec 05, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Business groups hail the transfer of authority to approve reclamation projects from the Philippine Reclamation Authority to the NEDA board

TRANSFER. Business groups finds the transfer of authority to approve reclamation projects to NEDA board as commendable. . File Photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

‘Until the end, Tacloban journalists did job’

Nov 13, 2013 - 11:14 PM

Six journalists are missing and feared dead in Tacloban City after Haiyan

Big businesses urged to join #ScrapPork protest

Sep 30, 2013 - 8:12 PM

Big businesses have a stake in the pork barrel scandal but where do they stand?

Business group welcomes Sereno appointment

Aug 25, 2012 - 5:17 PM

The Makati Business Club backs the appointment of new Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno who it describes as morally upright

Integrity Initiative needs more government support

Jul 05, 2012 - 3:09 PM

The backers of the Initiative say they need more support from government and more private signatories