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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

Cebu Chamber of Commerce bares plans to boost Philippine business ecosystem

Apr 11, 2019 - 11:45 AM

IXSForAll, Inc. will be partnering with CCCI by providing high-speed fiber internet connectivity

Swedish firms bullish on Philippines, but frown on red tape

Apr 08, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Swedish firms doing business in the Philippines expect double-digit growth in the next 3 years, but also note that doing business in the country 'is not easy'

Youthworks PH now accepting techvoc trainees from CDO

Apr 06, 2019 - 7:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Following Cagayan de Oro, YouthWorks PH will also hold a series of recruitment activities in Metro Manila, Cebu, Zamboanga, Iloilo, General Santos, and Davao

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Meet Jek dela Cerna, 1st transwoman pageant queen of Mapua Makati

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:03 PM

'I deserve this. I know in my heart that I am a woman,' says Jek dela Cerna

Election fever boosts business confidence

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Based on the results of the Business Expectations Survey, the overall confidence for the 1st quarter of 2019 improved to 35.2% – the first time in 4 quarters that the business outlook improved

UK facing 'national emergency' on Brexit – business, unions

Mar 21, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The heads of the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress urge May to change tack and find a 'Plan B' to avert the country leaving the European Union without a deal

BREXIT. The British Union flag (L) and the EU (European Union) flag (R) fly from flag poles in London on March 2, 2017. File photo by Daniel Sorabji/AFP

Beachfront vendors and picnickers top violators fined in Boracay

Mar 21, 2019 - 12:17 PM

A total of 468 people were fined in Boracay for violating ordinances since February 21, when local authorities launched a project to enforce discipline in the island

WHITE BEACH. The most popular area in Boracay Island. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Boracay Inter-agency Task Force demolishes erring resort

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The resort was given 3 orders to voluntarily demolish its structure starting April 26, 2018 but these went unheeded, says the DENR

Caption: TAKEN DOWN. Despite being warned and given enough time to comply, the Boracay Inter-agency Taskforce still had to take down an erring establishment for violating shoreline easement. Photo by DENR

A new breed of Filipino data professionals

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:30 PM

What does it take to be in data science? For them, it is knowing that you can’t know everything but wanting to find as many answers as you could

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi unveil new joint board post-Ghosn

Mar 12, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'We have decided to join our forces again, to enhance the strength of our collaboration,' says Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard

JOINT BOARD. Nissan Motors president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa (C), Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard (L) and Mitsubishi Motors chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko (R) take their seats at the start of a press conference at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture on March 12, 2019. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Ghosn out on bail after more than 100 days

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn leaves the detention center in northern Tokyo flanked by guards, wearing a blue cap, a white medical face mask, and a work jacket with orange reflective stripes

ON BAIL. Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House following his release on bail in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

9 reasons why the Philippines is ripe for business in 2019

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:30 PM

After missing their growth targets in 2018, the country's economic managers are upbeat that the economy will be better this time around

Makati Business Club expresses concern over Maria Ressa’s arrest

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:29 AM

'A brave and free press is an ally in the fight against corruption that we and the government espouse in order to encourage investment badly needed to generate employment and wealth creation that is truly inclusive,” says the MBC

FAST FACTS: How the new Corporation Code makes business easier

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The amended Corporation Code allows the formation of a corporation by a single person and grants a perpetual corporate term

UK posts slowest growth in 6 years as Brexit looms

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:32 PM

(UPDATED) Researchers at the IWH Institute in Halle, eastern Germany say a no-deal Brexit could put 600,000 jobs around the world at risk, with Germany the hardest hit

UK ECONOMY. The skyline of the City of London is pictured on the horizon as people relax in Greenwich park in south-east London on June 26, 2016. File photo by Odd Anderson/AFP

EU vetoes train-maker merger, drawing France's fury

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Commission prohibited the merger because the companies were not willing to address our serious competition concerns,' says the EU's powerful antitrust sheriff, Margrethe Vestager

TOP TRAIN MAKER. This file photo taken on November 19, 2009, shows an employee of Alstom walking past locomotives in a testing workshop of French engineering giant Alstom in Belfort, eastern France. Sebastien Bozom/AFP

Feeling the inflation pinch, Filipinos hold back on spending

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:32 PM

TheNerve’s survey results show Filipinos feeling financially worse off in 2018

5 tips to make your online business 'fat' this 2019

Jan 30, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Time to go big this Year of the Pig!

Businesses struggle as cracks appear in China's economy

Jan 27, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Private businesses face new hurdles as costs rise and financing becomes harder to come by

This photo taken on January 22, 2019 shows a sales representative waiting for customers in a luxury car showroom in Beijing. - Cracks are opening in China's mighty economy: investors are backing away from deals, factories are moving abroad and companies are shedding jobs.The world's second-largest economy is losing steam, hitting its slowest growth in almost three decades last year, and flagging further in recent months. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Renault board to replace Ghosn on January 24

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:33 PM

Renault, part of a powerful alliance with Japanese carmakers Nissan and Mitsubishi, has officially declined to comment on Carlos Ghosn's replacement

GHOSN. In this file photo taken on November 8, 2016, Renault-Nissan Alliance chief executive Carlos Ghosn poses for a portrait after an interview at the Web Summit at Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon. File photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP

Arthaland eyes 2021 completion for 39-storey green office project Cebu Exchange

Jan 21, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The building is designed to address the IT and BPO industry’s growing demand for quality space

U.S. in criminal probe of China's Huawei – report

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Anonymous sources say that US Justice Department is looking into allegations that Huawei stole trade secrets from US business partners including a T-Mobile robotic device used to test smartphones

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018, a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP


#AskTheTaxWhiz: How do I pay local business tax?

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses payment of local business tax and renewal of business permit

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:02 AM

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will serve as interim president upon Kim's February 1 departure

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Makati extends work hours for business permit renewal, tax payments

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Makati's Business Permits and Licensing Office and other key offices will also be open on weekends until January 20

Ghosn 'faces new underreporting charge worth $35M'

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:07 PM

Reports say Tokyo prosecutors plan to 'rearrest' the business tycoon along with his right-hand man and former Nissan representative director Greg Kelly by Monday, December 10

GHOSN. In this file photo taken on May 12, 2011, Carlos Ghosn, president of Nissan Motors, speaks at a news conference to announce the company's fiscal year 2010 earnings in Yokohama. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Ulysses Garces replaces De Vera as ABS representative in House

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:35 PM

LPGMA Representative Arnel Ty, an ally of expelled ABS representative Eugene de Vera, fails to block the oath-taking

NEW LAWMAKER. Ulysses Garces (L) takes his oath as new representative of the ABS party in the House of Representatives. Screenshot from the House's YouTube account

[OPINION] De Vera's ouster from the House of Representatives is unconstitutional

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Constitution is clear and made even clearer by abundant jurisprudence, yet Congress chose to bend the law and resort to brute force to remove the ABS party-list representative

‘Small business website security paradox’ threatens SMEs online – report

Nov 16, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Small business owners may lack the knowledge and the right allocation of funds to fully secure their website


Local officials, businessmen hail gov't decision vs El Nido shutdown

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) El Nido officials and business owners welcome the decision of the national government to order the closure only of erring establishments, and not the entire town

EL NIDO. Ei Nido town in Palawan is known for its white sand beaches and limestone formations. Photo by Андрей Бобровский, CC BY 3.0

Malay execs urge town council to fast-track relocation site for Boracay vendors

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Hundreds of vendors barred from the beachfront of the new Boracay, still have no designated area where they can sell their goods and services

VENDOR-FREE. Scenes at the shore of Boracay on the eve of its opening, October 25, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Tension eases in Boracay: Singaporean businessman apologizes to DENR official

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:31 PM

'There are some who make friends and quarrel later, but we quarreled and became friends,' says businessman Peter Tay after patching things up with DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda

NEW FRIENDS? Singaporean businessman Peter Tay apologizes to DENR Usec Benny Antiporda. Photo from Tay's Facebook page

[ANALYSIS] Ease of doing business: Why is the PH rank plummeting?

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Under President Duterte's watch, we've gone down the global Doing Business ranking by 25 notches all in all – by far the largest decline in ASEAN

Facebook must act to stop incitement ahead of 2020 Myanmar poll – report

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Facebook says it is working on rooting out abuse ahead of the Myanmar elections – but admits it had failed to do enough to prevent the incitement of violence

MYANMAR AND FACEBOOK. A man uses Facebook on a mobile phone in Yangon on June 7, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Boracay tension: Singaporean businessman 'assaulted' by DENR undersecretary?

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:15 PM

DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says Boracay businessman Peter Tay 'humiliated' himself, but admits to shoving Tay when tensions rose

PUBLIC HUMILIATION? Singaporean businessman Peter Tay says DENR Undersecretary publicly humiliated him in a meeting on Boracay businesses. Background photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler, Antipoda's and Tay's photos from their Facebook pages