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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
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
They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?
The Duterte government has shown a propensity to disrespect contracts, ignore property rights, and harass businesses
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
The Bank of Japan's Tankan business survey is considered to be the broadest indicator of how Japan Incorporated is faring
Mayor Edgar Labella also approves P10,000-financial assistance for public school teachers
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.
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
Mayor Abby Binay imposes the indefinite ban after the recent spike in crimes and prostitution involving foreign workers hired by POGOs
A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad. The same problem might end it, too.
(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
(UPDATED) The Busy Bee Dornier-228 smashes into two houses near the airport, deputy transport minister Jacques Yuma Kipuya says
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
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.
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
Lacking the funds to finally expand your business? Here’s what you can do.