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Business confidence in PH plunges to 3-year low

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:15 PM

The BSP shows that overall business confidence index for the 3rd quarter of 2017 plunged to 37 9 from 43 in the previous quarter

LESS OPTIMISTIC. Business confidence in the Philippines during this quarter was the lowest percentage recorded since the 3rd quarter of 2014, when confidence index reached 34.4% Rappler file photo

Meet Ramon Ang, Filipino billionaire and Duterte's friend

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:58 PM

As Ramon Ang aggressively expands his businesses he stays on the good side of President Rodrigo Duterte through his philanthropy and campaign donations

FRIEND. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) sees Ramon Ang (right), chief of San Miguel Corporation, as his fast friend

Are companies still hesitant to hire K to 12 graduates?

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:20 PM

It s important that in the long run people do realize and accept the reality that the graduates of K to 12 are ready for some of the kinds of work that are available in our economy says Philippine Business for Education chair Ramon del Rosario Jr

Classroom photo c/o DepEd

Former DepEd chief Luistro is new La Salle president

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Luistro will complete his predecessor s unexpired term as president until March 2020

LA SALLE PRESIDENT. Former education secretary Armin Luistro is the new president of the De La Salle Philippines. Screenshot from Rappler

Bo’s Coffee bucks foreign dominance

Jun 30, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Building one’s own brand in competition with giants is a different order of skill and success

Steve Benitez

The beckoning

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:45 AM

How Brother Armin Luistro is responding to the realities he saw as a government official and how civil society’s role may be on the rise again

What's The Big Idea?: Brother Armin Luistro musters collective impact

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Coco Alcuaz sits down with former education secretary Bro Armin Luistro who talks about his next big passion

Elbert Cuenca bets on restaurants as entertainment

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Today’s young professionals have more money to spend on food and drinks though not necessarily enough for a spacious apartment

Marawi attacks, martial law, war on drugs | Midday wRap

May 25, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Acor Arceo

Rappler Talk: Incoming BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla on his plans

May 12, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Watch Espenilla’s interview before he assumes the post in July here on Rappler

With 340 new stores, Jollibee's net income surges by 24.6%

Feb 14, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Jollibee records the highest number of store opening in a single year in the history of the fastfood firm

FOOD GIANT. Jollibee reports higher earnings for 2016. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Joc-joc Bolante, De Lima ethics case, global warming | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Top Philippine CEOs: Businesses don't need to worry under Duterte

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says he agrees with the President demanding results from the private sector while Enrique Razon says nothing has changed in Philippine business under the new leadership

'NOTHING DIFFERENT.' Enrique Razon says nothing has changed in the Philippine business environment under President Duterte. Photo by Rappler

Business confidence dips for Q4 2016, start of 2017

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Concerns over the direction of the Duterte administration s foreign policy and reforms and the weak peso outweigh expectations of a Christmas boost according to the Q4 Business Expectations Survey

DICT chief: BPO contracts will be respected

Oct 30, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Information and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima assures the BPO industry that it has full government support amid concerns over President Rodrigo Duterte s anti US rhetoric

PH stocks dip over security concerns, political 'uncertainty'

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Philippine Stock Exchange index PSEi closes at 7 619 10 on Wednesday September 7 – its lowest since July 27

ANXIOUS INVESTORS. The recent terrorist attack and President Duterte's statement on US President Obama have some investors skittish

Investors play wait-and-see on Davao blast, Duterte's ASEAN meet

Sep 06, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Analysts say investors are closely monitoring developments both inside and outside the country as President Rodrigo Duterte makes his international debut at the ASEAN Summit

President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the honor guards upon his arrival at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Laos on September 5 to participate in ASEAN Summit. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Business groups react to 'state of lawlessness'

Sep 03, 2016 - 3:01 PM

It can be seen in two ways: a means to step up the campaign against drugs and terrorism as well as a threat to potential investors

EXPLOSION. SOCO investigators at the Roxas Night Market in Davao City following an explosion on September 2, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

Business advice from 12 PH entrepreneurs

Aug 25, 2016 - 4:41 PM

It’s not enough to have a solid business idea You need the right tools – and attitude – to take it off the ground

Ahead of SONA 2016, sectors weigh in on Duterte's promises

Jul 24, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Rappler looks back on Duterte s campaign promises about education health and environment What do experts advocates and members of civil society think about them?

DTI targets 1-day business registration – Palace

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The target is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte s directive to eradicate red tape in government

Coalitions for reform? What needs to be done

Jun 21, 2016 - 1:30 PM

In education I would argue for a national industry academe government council

Former agriculture secretary Carlos "Sonny" Dominguez during a press conference in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

The do’s and don’ts of getting repeat customers

May 23, 2016 - 3:38 PM

DON’T keep offering discounts DO come up with a rewards program

DICT bill now on Aquino's desk

May 16, 2016 - 2:40 PM

By June 9 President Benigno Aquino III will have to decide whether he will veto or sign the bill creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology DICT

HURDLED. President Benigno Aquino III has 'a 30-day review period' to decide on whether he will veto or sign the bill

TechIsland 3.0: Empowering businesses in the digital age

Apr 24, 2016 - 11:50 AM

On its 3rd year TechIsland aims to help MSMEs around the Philippines overcome challenges embrace change and conquer opportunities

Who's not welcome in 'President' Grace Poe's Cabinet?

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:11 PM

UPDATED In a dialogue with the Makati Business Club she names at least 3 agencies where she will not keep President Aquino s appointees

GRACE POE'S CABINET. Presidential candidate Grace Poe says she already has in mind Cabinet members she wants to retain should she be elected into office. Screenshot from Rappler

S&P: Change in PH leadership unlikely to reverse economic reforms

Mar 07, 2016 - 7:34 PM

The credit rating agency and local and US based business leaders express confidence the country s next leaders will not disrupt economic momentum

PH to share its 'great economic story' with US investors

Mar 02, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Philippine government and business leaders aim to drum up investor interest and soothe concerns over the elections

SHINING. The government is marketing the Philippine economy as Asia's bright spot in order to entice foreign investments. File image by Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How do I renew my business permit?

Jan 17, 2016 - 4:30 PM

A former BIR examiner explains business permit renewal and how to watch out for fixers

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

Last-minute changes, surprises at PCCI presidential 'debate'

Oct 27, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago fields questions Vice President Jejomar Binay asks for a change in format LP standard bearer Mar Roxas insists on taking questions from the audience Senator Grace Poe makes a last minute appearance

Presidential bets on taxes, infra and the charter

Oct 27, 2015 - 5:07 PM

4 main presidential contenders face businessmen at a forum of the Philippine Business Conference and Expo on October 27 and lay out their economic programs

Miriam Santiago: Not my job to defend Bongbong Marcos

Oct 27, 2015 - 12:46 PM

He is trying to redeem himself Let’s give him a chance If he’s guilty let us take proper steps to ensure he’s punished Santiago says of her running mate Bongbong Marcos

Filipino Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago gives her opening speech during the Vision for Economic Transformation Presidential Forum in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines 27 October 2015. The presidential candidates attended the panel discussion of the 41st Philippine Business Conference and Expo. The Philippine presidential and vice presidential election are scheduled on 09 May 2016. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Healthcare, telco, water are most trusted industries – survey

Oct 23, 2015 - 5:51 PM

The 2015 PH Trust Index survey shows that trust in businesses is heavily driven by how companies treat their employees

MOST TRUSTED. The healthcare industry has been the most trusted industry since 2012, according to EON's 2015 Philippine Trust Index survey. Photo from Shutterstock

The rock stars of communication

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:41 AM

Senator Grace Poe and many others were honored in this year s CEO Excel Awards in Makati City

Business: More work for Aquino post-SONA 2015

Jul 28, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Following Aquino s last State of the Nation Address the business community acknowledges his administration s achievements but cites areas of improvement – from delayed economic reforms to peace and stability

President Benigno Aquino III delivers his last SONA in the joint session during the 16th congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Rappler Talk: How public-private partnerships work in infra projects

Jul 18, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Infrastructure underspending is one of the culprits of lower than expected Philippine economic growth in the first quarter of the year

Ilocos intensifies search of TB cases through caravan

Jun 18, 2015 - 9:21 AM

Tuberculosis is the 6th leading cause of death in the Philippines ranking 9th of 22 high TB burden countries worldwide

TB-FREE. Carmelita Estrella, 52, had multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in 2012 and has since undergone treatment. She is now TB-free. Photo from Philippine Business for Social Progress

#AnimatED: Finally, an antitrust law

Jun 15, 2015 - 9:00 AM

This is simply the first step in correcting inequity

Business groups support Tax Incentives Act

May 31, 2015 - 8:58 PM

While praising the objective of the bill the coalition totaling more than 35 000 firms also suggests amendments

Schools to PRC: Release past LET questions

Feb 10, 2015 - 9:38 AM

In a manifesto 20 schools and associations say releasing the questions will ensure the exam s quality and transparency which is part of the Professional Regulation Commission s mandate

Which schools produce the most passers in teachers’ board exam?

Feb 09, 2015 - 6:47 PM

The Philippine Business for Education PBEd lists down 12 best performing and 22 worst performing schools in the 2014 Licensure Examination for Teachers

Aquino: Investors' interest in PH up tenfold

Nov 20, 2014 - 1:08 PM

Upon his arrival from a working trip to Singapore President Benigno Aquino III bares further proof that the Philippines has secured its place on investors radar screens

Business groups urge Aquino to act on 8-point economic reform

Oct 24, 2014 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry asks Aquino to focus on pressing matters like the 2015 energy crisis port congestion and ASEAN integration

PH mining firms sign industry scorecard

Oct 13, 2014 - 11:53 AM

Top mining companies agree to a new monitoring program to check their environmental footprint while doing business

Filipino sharing, the Hershey's way

Oct 06, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Backed by its reframed global CSR program Hershey s in the Philippines is giving back – and more to the community where it’s doing good business

Palace cites ‘renewed optimism’ on PH business prospects

Sep 03, 2014 - 11:36 AM

Malacañang says the investment grade status obtained by the Philippines from South Korean NICE Ratings is the Philippines 18th positive rating action under the Aquino administration

With 2 years left in his term, Aquino has more to do, biz groups say

Jul 30, 2014 - 5:42 PM

President Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address earns raves rants from business groups and a former Cabinet official

Filipinos put Pinoy chic to Indonesian batik

Jul 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM

A Filipino enterprise Barong Batik weaves Philippine ingenuity with Indonesian artisanship to create a striking product of Asian fashion fusion

FASHION FUSION. Barong Batik co-founder Thelma Victorio says her business combines the best of Filipino fabrics with Indonesia's exquisite batik designs.