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Golpe de gulat: This week's outlook

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08 PM

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

[OPINION | Point of Law] Challenges in business that cannot scare us

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:52 AM

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

2020 budget: A year of compromises

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Part 2: This year's budget is far less controversial than 2019, but to achieve that, compromises were made. Will it be worth it?

2020 budget: Where will the money go?

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:53 PM

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

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

Jan 07, 2020 - 6:06 PM

As a world in climate crisis enters a new decade, here are 5 major trends that will shape society and business in the coming year

Rice tariffication: Birth pains force farmers' kids out of school

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:05 PM

They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?

[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s foul attacks on big business: What is he up to?

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Duterte government has shown a propensity to disrespect contracts, ignore property rights, and harass businesses

Metro commuting in 2019: The shortcomings of the motorcycle taxi pilot run

Dec 15, 2019 - 4:00 PM

While Angkas is able to maintain a 99.997% safety rate, 5 motorcycle taxi firms are unregulated by the DOTr and pose a threat to the riding public, safety advocates say

MOTORCYCLE TAXIS. Will the extension and expansion of the motorcycle taxi pilot run benefit the riding public? File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Japan business confidence drops for 4th straight quarter – Tankan survey

Dec 13, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The Bank of Japan's Tankan business survey is considered to be the broadest indicator of how Japan Incorporated is faring

FRENZY. File photo of Pedestrians walking at Tokyo's famouse Shibuya Crossing. Shutterstock.com

Cebu City Council approves 2-year validity of business permits

Dec 12, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Mayor Edgar Labella also approves P10,000-financial assistance for public school teachers

LONGER PERMITS. Cebu City Council approves an ordinance extending business permit validity to 2 years. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Risky business: Why gov’t made sure Manila Water, Maynilad would earn

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Part 2: What is 'onerous' now was logical before. Rappler looks at the history of how government enticed the private sector to take over water services.

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Look back: Duterte's tussles with big business

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Going from threats to defying an international court order, President Duterte proves more and more that he will use every presidential power to pressure some of the country's biggest firms

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on November 19, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Makati to temporarily stop issuing new business permits to POGO service providers

Dec 08, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Mayor Abby Binay imposes the indefinite ban after the recent spike in crimes and prostitution involving foreign workers hired by POGOs

TEMPORARY BAN. Makati Mayor Abby Binay imposes an indefinite moratorium on new service providers of POGOs based in Makati. File photo by Rappler

Public interest, private hands: How Manila Water, Maynilad got the deal

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:32 PM

A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad. The same problem might end it, too.

LIST: DFA consular operations suspended on December 6, 7

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:41 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Foreign Affairs advises the public to take note of the schedules of its consular offices in Zamboanga, Pampanga, Metro Manila, and Baguio City

Plane crashes into homes in east DR Congo city, killing 29

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Busy Bee Dornier-228 smashes into two houses near the airport, deputy transport minister Jacques Yuma Kipuya says

PLANE CRASH. Residents react after a small aircraft carrying around 15 passengers crashed in a densely populated area in Goma on the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on November 24, 2019. Photo by Pamela Tulizo/AFP

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] Will the Ease of Doing Business Act do the trick?

Nov 05, 2019 - 2:49 PM

It takes an average of 13 procedures to start a business, 9 procedures to register property, and 22 procedures to build a physical establishment in the Philippines

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Things you should know about online businesses

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:19 AM

Do online businesses still need to register their business and pay taxes? How will the ongoing tax reforms affect them? The Philippine Tax Whiz answers these questions.

Business groups call Marcos' election protest a 'political distraction'

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Philippines' biggest business groups say that the sooner Ferdinand Marcos Jr's protest is resolved, the sooner policymakers can move on to more important matters

INFOGRAPHIC: Ways to raise the funds you need to grow your business

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Lacking the funds to finally expand your business? Here’s what you can do.

Makati Business Club hopes SC decision step toward Marcos protest dismissal

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Makati Business Club says dismissing the electoral protest filed by Ferdinand Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo would reduce political and judicial uncertainty

DOT is Google's first GMB Trusted Verifier in the Philippines

Oct 13, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Department of Tourism will work closely with Google in digitizing the tourism establishments in the Philippines, says Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] Going global

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Why are there not a lot of Filipino brands taking center stage globally?

Dennis Uy debuts on 2019 Forbes rich list

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Other newcomers include Antonio Lee Tiu of AgriNurture and real estate developer Delfin Wenceslao, while the Sy siblings and Manny Villar are the wealthiest in the Philippines

Media tour of Udenna Corporation's Clark Global City in Angeles, Pampanga on May 29, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION | Point of Law] Cutting the Philippines off from the rest of world!

Sep 16, 2019 - 5:30 PM

A liberal outlook in dealing with online platforms will certainly have basis in law. Otherwise, we stand the risk of spiraling down a dangerous path of isolation from the rest of world.

Rappler Talk: Challenges of managing a family business

Sep 13, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Family business advisor Enrique Soriano III sits down with Rappler to talk about managing family businesses and how to keep the drama away from the boardroom


Instagram a prime target for disinformation in 2020 U.S. elections

Sep 04, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The report presents a number of predictions related to social media-enhanced disinformation running up to the 2020 US elections

LIST: Philippine companies among Forbes Asia's best firms in 2019

Aug 28, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Forbes Asia says nearly two-thirds of the companies on its 2019 Best Over A Billion list are run by or linked to families or individuals who have appeared on its rich lists

LIST: Business groups' wishes for 18th Congress

Jul 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Business groups submit their wish list to the 18th Congress, which includes reforms mostly on taxes, corporate structure and ownership, and government agencies

Megaworld eyes P2 billion in sales from Iloilo office tower

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Megaworld Corporation is constructing a 19-storey building which it says would be the 'most modern and state-of-the-art office tower in Western Visayas'

Duterte orders mayors: Process business permits in 3 days

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Under the Ease of Doing Business Act signed by Duterte, simple transactions of businesses with government should be processed within 3 days, 7 days for more substantial transactions, 20 days for highly technical transactions

FOR GROWTH. President Rodrigo Duterte wants mayors to work harder to release more business permits. Photo from Shutterstock

One-day business permit processing in Manila starts July 22

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno creates the Business One-Stop Shop or BOSS to speed up the processing of business permits

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will soft launch the one-stop shop for business permit application in the city hall on July 22, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How the business community copes with Duterte's politics

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Politically-charged questions are no-no's in business briefings. But for how long?

Multi-lingual BPO firm eyes expansion in Davao, Iloilo

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:11 PM

While the company is eager to expand to other areas in the Philippines, Open Access BPO chief executive officer Benjamin Davidowitz says Metro Manila is still crucial

Photo courtesy of Open Access BPO

Like workers, business groups don't like anti-endo bill under Duterte

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Business groups make a last-minute appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to veto the security of tenure bill. Labor groups earlier called the bill 'weak.'

Megaworld to launch P2P bus transport hub at Iloilo Business Park

Jul 10, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The P2P bus transport hub at the Iloilo Business Park will have two terminals. Here's what travelers can expect.

LAUNCHING SOON. Megaworld will be bringing in the first premium point-to-point bus services in Western Visayas within the year. Photo from Megaworld

No more business permit fees for professionals

Jul 02, 2019 - 11:45 PM

While professionals still need to secure a business permit, it should be issued for free


Inflation, water crisis weaken consumer outlook in Q2 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys

American paradox: Deficit widens even as economy grows

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:40 AM

July will mark the longest economic expansion in US history, with continual growth since mid-2009

BUSINESSES. Buildings, both residential and commercial, give form to the iconic Manhattan skyline on June 13, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Hong Kong's extradition law jolts business community

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:17 PM

In a trend that could be damning for the international finance hub, some businesses say they would consider moving if the controversial bill – which has provoked a huge backlash in the city – is passed

HONG KONG BUSINESSES. This picture taken on June 13, 2019 shows a general view shows of the Hong Kong skyline. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

YouthWorks PH bridges youth skills from school to work

May 25, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'The project is all about enhancing the skills of the youth to be employed,' says Philippine Business for Education Chair Ramon del Rosario

Government shuts down 10 establishments in Boracay

May 22, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The Boracay Interagency Rehabilitation Group also reports a spike in Chinese and Korean businesses in the tourist destination

#STEMpowering campaign completes pilot run

May 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Girls from 52 schools in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro participate in career caravans and mentoring and training sessions

Ethiopian clothes makers worst paid in the world – study

May 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

The study took place in the Hawassa Industrial Park, the flagship of Ethiopia's manufacturing drive and one of 5 hubs inaugurated by the government since 2014

CLOTHES MAKERS. This file photo shows hardworking people in the textile industry in Ethiopia. File photo by Pinar Alver/Shutterstock.com

Malacañang backs probe into Chinese-only establishments

May 06, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Chinese-run businesses should not be 'discriminating against Filipinos,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo amid a call by a senator to close such establishments

Ghosn wins bail in Japan but banned from seeing wife

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:21 PM

(UPDATED) Under the conditions of his bail, Carlos Ghosn must stay in Japan and must live in a court-appointed residence with cameras to monitor his movements amid fears he might try to destroy evidence

BAIL. In this file photo, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyers' offices after he was released earlier in the day from a detention center after posting bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Philippines eyes better ease of doing business ranking

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the Philippines is aiming for a ranking higher than 95th, after accomplishing 33 out of 43 planned reforms

Photo from Shutterstock

Utility firms, Quezon City gov't agree to simplify transactions

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The processing of excavation permits is expected to be faster, after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between utility firms and the Quezon City government

DTI fully launches online processing for product certifications

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The shift to online transactions for processing product certifications can also save businesses around P3,613 per application, says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

Roxas suggests adding tax incentives for BPO companies to train workers

Apr 12, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Incentives will help the BPO industry keep up with present-day challenges, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data, says the senatorial candidate

BPO PROSPECTS. Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas talks to BPO workers in a forum in Quezon City on April 11, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler