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Coronavirus confirms Fiat Chrysler-PSA merger a good idea – Elkann

Jun 27, 2020 - 12:25 AM

Fiat Chrysler chairman John Elkann says his company and Peugeot are on track to merge by the 1st quarter of 2021

MERGER. This combination of file pictures shows the logo of Italian automaker Fiat and the Peugeot logo. Photos by Marco Bertorello and Joel Saget/AFP

Fiat Chrysler, PSA mega-merger faces EU antitrust probe

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:40 PM

The European Union is concerned about the effect of the planned Fiat Chrysler-PSA merger on Europe's highly-profitable market for vans

Fiat Chrysler, PSA retain merger target date

May 05, 2020 - 8:20 PM

'Notwithstanding these unexpected and unprecedented times, FCA and Groupe PSA remain committed to our 50/50 merger,' says Fiat Chrysler

MERGER. This combination of file pictures shows the logo of Italian auto maker Fiat and the Peugeot logo. Photos by Marco Bertorello and Joel Saget/AFP

Peugeot-Citroen sees sales tumble by 30%

Apr 21, 2020 - 3:45 PM

PSA Group sells 627,000 vehicles in January-March 2020, compared to nearly 886,000 vehicles during the same period in 2019

PSA workers exempted from lockdown to gather data, do surveys on coronavirus

Apr 12, 2020 - 2:35 PM

The Philippine government also allows business process outsourcing and export-oriented companies to install the equipment necessary to implement a work from home scheme

LOCKDOWN. Motorists line up to get their temperature checked at a checkpoint along the Batasan Road-San Mateo border on March 16, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PSA seeks to shift Fiat Chrysler merger into high gear

Apr 10, 2020 - 12:40 AM

PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles need the merger in view of the heavy investments that must be made in electric cars

Auto industry races to make ventilators during virus crisis

Apr 01, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Some experts say building critical care ventilators will require different techniques and procedures from what a car factory normally sees

This handout picture made available on March 30, 2020 by Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT shows workers assembling ventilators manufactured at the company's plant of Martorell. - Throughout Europe, in the face of a shortage of masks, gloves or ventilators, all kinds of industries are striving to adapt their production line to put it at the service of the fight against the coronavirus. (Photo by Handout / SEAT / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SEAT " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Coronavirus calls into question PSA-Fiat Chrysler merger

Mar 25, 2020 - 5:55 PM

Preparations continue on the planned merger of PSA and Fiat Chrysler, but the financial terms reportedly need to be reevaluated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

(FILES) This combination of file pictures created on October 31, 2019 shows the logo of Italian auto maker Fiat (L) in a cars dealer on January 12, 2017 in Saluzzo, near Turin, and the Peugeot logo pictured at the 2014 Paris Auto Show on October 3, 2014 in Paris. - Will they or won't they? On top of massive economic damage, the coronavirus pandemic now is casting doubt over the pending merger of PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler (FCA), financial sources told AFP. The tie-up, announced at the end of October 2020 and due to be finalized in early 2021 at the latest, would create the world's fourth-largest automaker, bringing under one roof brands like Peugeot, Citroen, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. (Photos by MARCO BERTORELLO and Joël SAGET / AFP)

European automakers idle plants during virus crisis

Mar 17, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Among those halting production at several plants are Fiat Chrysler, the PSA Group, and Renault

Efren 'Bata' Reyes tells PH athletes: Have discipline, stay humble

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:22 PM

At 65 years old, Efren 'Bata' Reyes does not see himself stopping as long as the country needs his services

HONORED. Efren "Bata" Reyes receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the PSA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Diaz, Petecio lead PSA major awardees

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and boxer Nesthy Petecio will be honored along with 10 other sports personalities

RECOGNIZED. Hidilyn Diaz and Nesthy Petecio will be feted by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler (Diaz) and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler (Petecio)


Rondina, Bagunas to be feted as top PH spikers

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Sisi Rondina and Bryan Bagunas both won MVP honors in the UAAP all the while clinching a medal apiece in the Southeast Asian Games

TOP SPIKERS. Bryan Bagunas and Sisi Rondina have cemented their status as the new toast of Philippine volleyball. Photos from Michael Gatpandan/Rappler (Bagunas) and release (Rondina)


Thirdy Ravena, Jack Animam named Mr and Ms Basketball by PSA

Feb 11, 2020 - 12:00 AM

Jack Animam and Thirdy Ravena both dominated the collegiate scene and played key roles in notable accomplishments by the national team

SWEEP. Jack Animam and Thirdy Ravena both ended their UAAP careers helping their teams complete a perfect season. Photos from UAAP


Carlos Yulo to receive President's Award from Philippine sportswriters

Feb 02, 2020 - 10:16 PM

Carlos Yulo will be recognized after an impressive 2019 that saw him become the first Filipino to win a gold medal in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

SMALL BUT TERRIBLE. Carlos Yulo has etched his mark in Philippine history. File photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler


Efren 'Bata' Reyes to be feted in PSA Awards 2020

Jan 26, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Legendary pool player Efren 'Bata' Reyes will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the country's biggest sports gala night

LIVING LEGEND. Efren "Bata" Reyes will be recognized for his contributions to Philippine sports. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler


PH SEA Games team to be honored as Athlete of the Year in PSA Awards

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:24 PM

This is the second time the Philippine Sportswriters Association will recognize the entire Team Philippines as its Athlete of the Year awardee

HONORED. Athletes who represented the country in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games will be feted by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Top Filipino athletes to be feted in PSA Awards 2020

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Carlos Yulo, Nesthy Petecio, and Ernest John Obiena lead the various sports personalities to be honored by the country's sportswriting fraternity

RECOGNIZED. Winners in the Southeast Asian Games will be honored by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


5 million Filipinos have no birth records – PSA

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The most common barrier for parents is the cost of registering their child. This is the story of Jolimil Reyes, 18.

PSA, Fiat Chrysler join to create world's 4th largest carmaker

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The combined PSA-Fiat Chrysler group will have total revenues of nearly 170 billion euros ($190 million) and annual unit sales of some 8.7 million vehicles

PSA, Fiat Chrysler unveil merger of equals

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The PSA-Fiat Chrysler merger will be achieved via the creation of a parent company in the Netherlands, which would be the world's 4th largest automaker in terms of sales

Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler move step closer to possible merger

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:45 PM

(3rd UPDATE) If Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot merge, they would form the world's 4th largest automaker in terms of sales

The logos of automobile companies (LtoR) Abarth, Lancia, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep are pictured at the entrance to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) at the Fiat Mirafiori car plant on May 27, 2019 in Turin, northern Italy. - French and Italian-US auto giants Renault and Fiat Chrysler are set to announce talks on an alliance, with a view to a potential merger, informed sources said on May 26, 2019. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

U.P. dean Dennis Mapa appointed national statistician

May 28, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Dennis Mapa, new head of the Philippine Statistics Authority, will oversee the implementation of the National ID system during his 5-year term

NATIONAL STATISTICIAN. Statistics professor and dean Dennis Mapa is the new national statistician. Photo from UP Diliman website

Out late, Jerwin Ancajas still hits training early

Feb 27, 2019 - 5:33 PM

After getting honored as one of the country’s top boxers, Jerwin Ancajas quickly gets back to training for his seventh defense of the IBF super flyweight crown

TOP GUN. Jerwin Ancajas, who’s gearing up for Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai, receives the major award for boxing in the 2019 PSA Awards. Photo release

Top PH athletes share limelight in PSA Awards 2019

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The Philippine Sportswriters Association honors the various sports personalities who made the country proud

GOLDEN GIRLS. Yuka Saso (top left), Hidilyn Diaz, Margielyn Didal and the women's golf team share the Athlete of the Year honor in the PSA Awards. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)


PSA Awards: June Mar Fajardo leads elite winners

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The San Miguel Beer stalwart is set to receive his fifth straight Mr Basketball award

June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Golden girls to be honored as PSA Athletes of the Year

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Hidilyn Diaz, Margielyn Didal, Yuka Saso and the women's golf team will be recognized for winning 4 gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games

GIRL POWER. Yuka Saso and the women's golf team, Hidilyn Diaz and Margielyn Didal, who all won gold medals in the 18th Asian Games, will be feted by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)


Asiad gold winners lead PSA Awards nominees

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The all-female Asian Games gold medalists emerge as the top bets for Athlete of the Year in the Philippine Sportswriters Association Annual Awards in February

WONDER WOMEN. Filipino female athletes (from top left, clockwise) Yuka Saso, Hidilyn Diaz, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal emerge as the country's top performers in 2018. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Philippine population to hit 109 million by end-2019 – PopCom

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:05 AM

The Commission on Population also estimates that the Philippines' workforce will reach 70 million by the end of next year

NUMBER INCREASING. Filipino shoppers troop to Divisoria Market in Manila to purchase bargain-priced merchandise a day before Christmas on December 24, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PSA sees all Filipinos with national IDs in 3 to 5 years

Aug 08, 2018 - 2:22 PM

National Statistician Lisa Bersales says by 2019 some 25 million Filipinos and registered aliens will be enrolled into the Philippine Identification System

Agricultural output slows down in 1st quarter of 2018

May 09, 2018 - 3:42 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that crops and livestock production slowed down, while fisheries fell to negative territory

Agricultural output slows down in first quarter 2018

Rising gas, food prices seen to push PH inflation faster

May 03, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The movement of prices of basic goods and services is seen to be faster in April

HIGHER PRICES. Higher price increases are noted for rice, corn, fish, fruits, and vegetables in March 2018. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Philippine inflation rate averages 3.8% for Q1 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 10:40 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Inflation hits its highest quarterly average since 2014 as the tax reform law, higher oil prices, a weaker peso, and the tightening of US monetary policy take their toll

Philippine inflation continues to rise at 4.3% in March

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:27 PM

(UPDATED) Higher price increases are noted in rice, corn, fish, fruits, and vegetables, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority

INFLATION. The Philippines' inflation rate accelerates to 3.5% in October 2017. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

With rising inflation, NEDA calls for measures to help the poor

Mar 06, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the government 'must pay closer attention to the poor,' as inflation hits a new 3-year high

Philippine inflation hits new 3-year high at 4.5% in February

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Higher prices of food and drinks, among others, drive the cost of living up, with inflation at its fastest rate since August 2014

Bashers fuel Carlo Biado to capture World 9-Ball Championship title

Mar 02, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Biado is one of the 3 PSA-Tapa King Athlete of the Year awardees

SPARK. Carlo Biado recalls that other countries were bashing him that sparked the fire in him to do better. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 2018 Philippine Sportswriters Association awardees

Feb 28, 2018 - 11:32 PM

Scribes honor the best and brightest athletes and sports leaders of the Philippines

ATHLETES OF THE YEAR. (From left to right) Jerwin Ancajas, Krizziah Tabora and Carlo Biado lift up their Athlete of the Year trophies. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Foreign investment pledges down 51.8% in 2017

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:55 PM

A significant 82.8% drop is recorded in the 4th quarter of 2017 alone, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority

SAN ANSELMO, CA - AUGUST 29: In this Photo Illustration, One and five dollar bills are displayed on August 29, 2017 in San Anselmo, California. The dollar fell to a two and a half year low to 91.77 Tuesday following the latest missile launch by North Korea. The U.S. dollar index has slipped over 10% since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More than half of PH businesses employ agency-hired workers – PSA

Jan 03, 2018 - 4:40 PM

54% of the estimated 31,277 establishments with at least 20 workers have employees hired through manning agencies, says the Philippine Statistics Authority

MINIMUM WAGE. The additional P21 minimum wage will be given starting October 5, 2017. File photo by AFP

Philippine population to exceed 107 million by end-2018 – PopCom

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The Commission on Population projects around 4,965 Filipinos will be added per day or about 206 every hour in 2018

MORE PINOYS IN 2018. The Commission on Population projects an even higher number of Filipinos this year. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PH underemployment rate drops to lowest in 10 years

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Underemployment refers to workers wanting to spend more hours at work to earn more

LABOR DAY. Thousands of job seekers troop the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, to seek for job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PCOO to review FOI exception list for 2018

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Presidential Communications Operations Office celebrates the first year of implementation of the Freedom of Executive Order and looks into reviewing the list of exceptions to data that can be requested come 2018

FOI SUMMIT. The Presidential Communications Operations Office held the first Freedom of Information Summit on December 5, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Inflation slows to 3.3% in November amid lower food prices

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:25 PM

A slowdown is seen in November after 4 straight months of rising prices

Senate to pass national ID system bill by early 2018

Dec 04, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon allays fears that the national ID system would compromise citizens' right to privacy

NATIONAL ID. The Senate eyes the passage of the National ID System bill by early 2018. Illustration by Nina Martinez

DA: Q3 growth in palay production 'most notable' for agri sector

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol hopes the 'bountiful harvest' of rice they are expecting for the 4th quarter will boost the agriculture sector's performance by the end of the year

SUPPLY CHECK. Keeping the rice supply in check is crucial because it tames the grain’s retail price in the market. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

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Nov 17, 2017 - 12:49 PM

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Philippine GDP growth in Q2 2017 raised to 6.7%

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The top 3 contributors to the upward revision are financial intermediation; construction; and real estate, renting, and business activities

Higher fuel, food prices push PH inflation in October to 3-year high

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:26 PM

The Philippine inflation rate of 3.5% in October 2017 is the highest since November 2014, when it registered 3.7%

A costumer buys vegetables at a market in Manila on January 4, 2013. The Philippines' inflation rate fell to a five-year low last year, the government said Friday, helping efforts to hold down interest rates and boost economic growth. Consumer prices expanded by 3.2 percent for the entire 2012, substantially lower than the 4.6 percent recorded in 2011, the National Statistics Office said. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

PH exports, imports up in August

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:15 PM

China is the Philippines' top trading partner for the 1st semester of 2017, accounting for 15% of the total trade

MAIN COMMODITY. Electronic products remain as the top imported commodities, accounting for 25% of the total import bill. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Rising food prices push PH inflation higher in September

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) Faster price increases are recorded for corn, fish, and vegetables, among others, based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority