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Business groups support economic managers over federalism risks

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The groups 'echo the concerns of fiscal and economic experts about the ambiguous provisions on the division of revenue and expenditure responsibilities' under federalism

Economic managers DBM Sec. Benjamin Diokno (2nd-right), NEDA Sec. Ernesto Pernia (2nd-left), BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo (right), DOF Sec. Carlos Dominguez (left) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, during hearing on the proposed P3.8-trillion budget for 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Planning to franchise a food cart business?

Aug 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains the taxes you need to pay when you franchise a business

Trump, EU's Juncker agree to ease trade tensions

Jul 26, 2018 - 7:58 AM

(UPDATED) The leaders agree to 'launch a new phase' in the relationship and 'to work together towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods'

TRADE. US President Donald Trump meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

NBI files complaint vs resorts, local execs in Boracay mess

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Business owners are accused of breaking environmental rules

DENR suspends compliance certificates of Boracay businesses

Jul 19, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the businesses would have to stop operations while their environmental compliance certificates are reviewed

ESTABLISHMENTS. DENR issues a memorandum cancelling all environmental compliance certificates in Boracay. File photo by Adrian Portugal

How employers, schools can prepare students for work

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:14 AM

'It doesn’t matter how good you are in your own vacuum, what matters is how good you are in reference to your partner,' says Philippine Business for Education Executive Director Love Basillote

ALIGN. Philippine Business for Education Executive Director Love Basillote urges the government, employers, and the education sector to develop a national plan to ensure students are ready to enter the workforce. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Local is the new premium for ‘Brand Pilipinas’

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The movement aims for Filipinos brands to go global

SHOW OF STRENGTH. local brands came in the hundreds to support the 'Brand Pilipinas' initiative. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

AT&T closes mega-merger with Time Warner

Jun 15, 2018 - 2:57 PM

The news comes just two days after a US federal judge approved the deal, delivering a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump's administration in its first major antitrust court case

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 21, 2016 shows AT&T cellphone store in Springfield, Virginia, on October 23, 2014. And the Time Warner company logo on the front of the headquarter building, 24 November, 2003, in New York.  AT&T is in "advanced talks" to acquire entertainment group Time Warner in a move to add in-house content to distribution services, The Wall Street Journal reported on October 21, 2016.  AT&T could seal the deal "as early as this weekend," the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.   / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB AND STAN HONDA

Duterte wants ex-military to head anti-red tape agency

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:52 AM

For the new Anti-Red Tape Agency to 'have more teeth,' Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says President Rodrigo Duterte wants a former military general to lead the office

IN PHOTOS: Businesses 'dead' in Boracay

Jun 03, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Business owners can only hope that the island would be reopened sooner than originally scheduled

CLOSED DOWN. Almost all establishments along Boracay's beachfront have closed down one month into the closure order. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

Rising prices, weaker peso slightly hurt business confidence in Q2 2018

May 31, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says businesses' overall confidence index was at 39.3% for the 2nd quarter of 2018, a slight decline from the 39.5% for the 1st quarter

Businesses warn ill effects of TRAIN Law package 2

May 30, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The Philippine Association of Multinational Companies Regional Headquarters Inc. warns legislators that the removal of tax incentives may scare away foreign investors

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018, US President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump and Abe agreed on May 28, 2018, that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was canceling it.   / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Duterte signs Ease of Doing Business Act

May 28, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The new law creates a unified business application form to make it easier to put up or renew businesses in the Philippines. It also features a zero-contact policy to reduce corruption.

Rappler Talk Investigative: Bob Herrera-Lim on the rule of law and risks to business

May 17, 2018 - 2:11 PM

On Thursday, May 17, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to risk consultant Roberto 'Bob' Herrera-Lim on how the situation in the Philippines specifically affects the business sector and perceptions of investors

Fresh minds wanted: How to kickstart your career at Accenture

May 17, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Accenture is looking for young, digitally-savvy minds to join the workforce of the future

AIM, BGC launc​h ​​fellowship ​progra​m for ​​innovators

May 08, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The ​fellowship ​program is a ​one-month module that will enable active knowledge transfer and creativity through competition, collaboration, and innovation

'Uutang muna': For a hair braider, life goes on after Boracay closure

Apr 29, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'Tiyaga-tiyaga pa rin talaga,' says Michelle, one of the 36,000 workers affected by President Rodrigo Duterte's order to close Boracay for 6 months

HAIR BRAIDS. Michelle used to braid hair along the shores of Boracay. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

A cook's plight after Boracay closure: From P3,000 to none

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

''Yung pagkain ko ng dalawang beses sa isang araw, isa na lang para makatipid,' according to a cook in Boracay, who also says it would allow him to save money for his children's education

COOK. Hanafi Indar Barani is a cook who moved to Boracay 15 years ago. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

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INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

DILG to file cases vs Aklan local gov't officials over Boracay neglect

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III says that at least 10 local government officials are responsible for the neglect of the island

GREEN SHORES. The algae-tinged shores of Boracay is said to be an indication of high levels of water pollution. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: '50% off' for some Boracay businesses on eve of closure

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:52 PM

Some restaurants offer as low as 50% off on their menu, just so they use up their remaining supplies

50% OFF. Boracay usinesses are on sale because of the 6-month closure of the island. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Where to start and grow your business in Pampanga

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Titled lots for shophouses offered in the historic city of San Fernando

Business group to gov't: Issue Boracay EO, declare state of calamity

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:34 PM

'We hope that rehabilitation work will be done efficiently to minimize the impact [of the closure],' the Boracay Foundation, Incorporated says in a statement

BORACAY CLOSURE. A business group urges the national government to issue the executive order on Boracay's closure, and to declare state of calamity in the island. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Businesses brace for Boracay closure

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) 'Inuubos na lang namin ang nasa stock kasi sayang. Sinusulit na lang namin ang puwedeng kitain habang 'di pa nagsasara sa turista,' a restaurant owner says on the eve of Boracay's 6-month shutdown

INFORMAL ECONOMY. A kid builds a sand castle with "Boracay" on its facade, earning a few pesos from his handwork. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Private sector to hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Philippine Business for Education says they will hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates and will rethink their hiring guidelines in support of the program

K-12. Philippine Business for Education (PBED) chair Ramon del Rosario Jr affirms their support for the K-12 program. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DENR gives 75 business owners in Coron a month to remove illegal structures

Apr 19, 2018 - 7:22 PM

DENR Mimaropa Regional Director Natividad Bernardino warns establishment owners not to deal with impostors posing as environment officials and are out to extort from them

EU asks WTO for safeguards over U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

Apr 17, 2018 - 4:37 PM

'In these discussions, the European Commission is insisting on getting a full and unconditional exemption from the announced steel and aluminum tariffs'

5 tips to power up energy startups

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:42 PM

On the sidelines of the 2018 Powering Progress Together Forum in Singapore, Shell Technology Ventures shares ways on how to turn an energy innovation into a viable business

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

Apr 17, 2018 - 10:14 AM

'When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account,' says product management director David Baser

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT. In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a view of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page on a computer are shown in Washington, DC. File Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Trump considers rejoining Pacific trade pact he once spurned

Apr 13, 2018 - 11:24 AM

'Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama,' US President Donald Trump says in a tweet

TRUMP ON TPP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Private landowners vow to protect endangered species in Boracay

Apr 12, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources prods local government units, residents, businesses, and private landowners to work together on a conservation plan that could make demolition orders unnecessary

LIST: 79 establishments asked to vacate El Nido timberlands

Apr 10, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Owners of the establishments have 30 days or until May 5 to comply with the notice to vacate

DOLE to Boracay businesses: Don't lay off workers

Apr 09, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says businesses can only observe the 'no work, no pay' scheme or let their employees use leave credits during the 6-month closure

WARNING. Labor Secretary warns business owners against terminating their employees during Boracay closure. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Is the government prepared for Boracay's closure?

Apr 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The labor department says it can only hire 5,000 of the 17,000 workers to be affected by the closure

CLOSURE. Workers work on the drainage system in the business centre in Malay town on Boracay island, Aklan province on April 6, 2018, ahead of the closure order on the island. AFP Photo

Samsung Electronics flags record $14.7-B Q1 operating profit

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:51 PM

This marks the fourth straight quarter in which the South Korean tech firm has beaten its record operating profit

NOTE 8. Samsung keeps the momentum with great flagship devices such as this one, complemented by an entire range of entry-level to midrange units. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


After Jollibee, these businesses are next on the DOLE inspections list

Apr 05, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says it will intensify checks on how other fast food chains, malls, economic zones, BPOs, banks are complying with labor standards

INSPECTIONS. Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglunsod says they have scheduled visits to McDonald’s and KFC restaurants. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

U.S. lists $50 billion in Chinese imports facing tariffs

Apr 04, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The list – which includes electronics, aircraft parts, satellites, medicine, machinery and other goods – has yet to be finalized

WTO CRITIC. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks during the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) plenary session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 11, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

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Mar 22, 2018 - 5:56 PM

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Customs assigns new district collectors in 'major reshuffle'

Mar 17, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The Bureau of Customs appoints new district collectors in areas where the February collection target was not met

Appetite for chicken, fresh meat boosts San Miguel Pure Foods' income

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM

But its milling business remains affected by the continued deceleration of global wheat prices

INCOME UP. Filipinos love for chicken and fresh meat helps to boost San Miguel Pure Foods profits. Photo by Agence France-Presse

France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:58 PM

The action against Google and Apple comes as US President Donald Trump moves towards imposing a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% tariff on imports of aluminium

LEGAL ACTION. France will take legal action against Google and Apple for 'abusive business practices. Background from Shutterstock.

Martabak in Manila: Jokowi’s son to expand business in PH

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Markobar, which has participated in trade fairs in the Philippines, will open 'inside a mall' to offer Indonesian-style pancakes

Senate committee to probe new threat vs BPO sector

Mar 11, 2018 - 3:07 PM

This comes after a Malacañang veto effectively raised the cost of doing business in the Philippines, says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

TRAIN EFFECTS. The Senate Committee on Science and Technology is set to probe tax reform effects on the Philippine BPO sector. File photo by AFP

PH economic managers hail ranking by U.S. firm, vow more reforms

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:40 PM

'Our efforts to create a more business- and investor-friendly environment are gaining traction,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, after an American firm ranked the Philippines as the best country to invest in

32 structures in El Nido shoreline easement zone up for eviction

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The government's Task Force El Nido finds only 2 or 3 establishments out of 294 inspected that have complied with environmental regulations

DEMOLITION. DENR Mimaropa orders establishments that have encroached on the coastal easement zone to self-demolish within 30 days, or the municipal government will come after them. File photo by Photo by Oscar H. Purugganan

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Mar 06, 2018 - 11:18 AM

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A person watches northern lights (Aurora borealis) on March 3, 2018 in Unstad, in the arctic circle in northern Norway. / AFP PHOTO / Olivier MORIN

Villanueva urges DENR to declare Boracay as 'critical' area

Mar 03, 2018 - 2:52 PM

(2nd UPDATE) A business establishment in an environmentally-critical area is required to apply for an environmental compliance certificate before operating

HIGH-TIME. Senator Joel Villanueva says that the DENR should consider declaring Boracay Island an "environmentally-critical area." File Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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Mar 02, 2018 - 8:03 PM

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Business confidence drops in first 3 months of 2018

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The overall confidence index of Q1 2018 slips to 39.5% from 43.3% for Q4 2017 due to the initial stages of the tax reform, lower demand, and high oil prices, says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. However, the BSP says the outlook is brighter for Q2 of this year.