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PH aims to be among top 20 most competitive countries by 2020

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines currently ranks 99th out of 190 countries in terms of ease of doing business according to the World Bank Group s International Finance Corporation

Can conglomerates foster inclusive development in PH?

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The country faces a dilemma in development as it strives to achieve growth and progress amid distress and poverty

DILEMMA. The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies despite having the third highest poverty incident rate in ASEAN.

NCC plans to cut around 5,000 ‘red-tape’ measures in December

Oct 04, 2016 - 6:26 PM

The government gains momentum in its bid remove outdated laws that complicate doing business in the Philippines

PH slips 10 notches in 2016 WEF Global Competitiveness

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The Philippines ranking drops in 8 of 12 pillars cited in the survey including goods market efficiency technological readiness innovation and infrastructure

FIRST DROP. The Philippines ranks 57th out of 138 economies this year, from a year ago's 47th.

Progress under Aquino but more reforms needed – foreign bizmen

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Foreign business executives based in the Philippines say BPO infrastructure manufacturing and tourism are sectors where progress has been made in policy and economic reforms

MAKE A DENT. Members of the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (shown in the photo) say weakest areas are now being focused upon by the National Competitiveness Council. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PH drops to No. 103 in World Bank Doing Business report

Oct 28, 2015 - 5:59 PM

The fall is due to a drop in a number of indicators and the increasing competitiveness of other countries but the results are disputed by the National Competitiveness Council

GIVING CONTEXT. World Bank and IFC officials explain the results of its latest Doing Business Report on October 28, 2015. (From left) Karl Kendrick Chua, World Bank senior economist; Guillermo Luz; Jesse Ang, IFC Principal Investment Officer; Motoo Konishi; and Roberto Galang. All photos by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Index shows local governments make PH more competitive

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:07 PM

The Manila is the country’s most competitive city while Davao del Sur heads the provinces according to the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index

Military retirees win over P17.89B in money claim

May 10, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The government owes the military pensioners P14 207 billion from 2000 to 2008 and P3 684 billion accumulated from 2009 to 2012

Start a business in 8 days and 6 steps, gov’t promises

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:55 AM

The reforms are designed to push the country into the top 3 of globally competitive economies

New reforms cut the time it takes to register a new business by more than 4 times

'Senate, House and Customs need a lot of soul-searching'

Feb 05, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Some agencies with the inherent purpose of fighting corruption are perceived as insincere in combatting it

Books by Rappler editors among award finalists

Aug 23, 2013 - 10:36 AM

Maria A Ressa s 10 Days 10 Years: From Bin Laden to Facebook and Marites Dañguilan Vitug s Hour Before Dawn: The Fall and Uncertain Rise of the Philippine Supreme Court make it to the National Book Award list

NU wins NCC 2013 in record fashion

Mar 13, 2013 - 10:56 PM

The NU Pep Squad set a record in points to win the 2013 National Cheerleading Championship at the Philsports Arena

NU Pep leads favorites in NCC nat'l finals

Mar 10, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Fresh off a surprise win in the NCR qualifiers NU leads the pack raring to win the 2013 NCC national finals trophy

PH rank in 2012 global surveys improves but...

Dec 24, 2012 - 10:11 PM

The Philippine National Competitiveness Council NCC data shows the country improves its ranking in 5 of the 8 global competitiveness surveys for the year

Cheerleading vs cheerdance: What's your pick?

Apr 07, 2012 - 7:45 AM

Josiah Israel Albelda looks back at past cheerdance national competitions

CHAMPIONS. CCP Bobcats took home the top prize in the National Cheerleading Championship season 7. March 18, 2012. Josh Albelda.

IN PHOTOS: The National Cheerleading Championships 2012

Mar 19, 2012 - 1:43 PM

The National Cheerleading Champions 2012 is the biggest cheerleading event in the country

CHAMPIONS. CCP Bobcats took home the top prize in the National Cheerleading Championship season 7. March 18, 2012. Josh Albelda.

What's the real score in the NAIA-1 project?

Dec 04, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Renowned Filipino designers Kenneth Cobunpue Royal Pineda and Budji Layug were snubbed when their design for a new Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 was reportedly shelved