Landbank extends banking hours on June 30 amid system upgrade

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:05 PM

All branches of the Land Bank of the Philippines will be open until 5 pm on Friday June 30

Landbank sets June 24-25 system upgrade, downtime

Jun 20, 2017 - 3:45 PM

ATMs cash deposit machines and other electronic banking channels will be offline from 10:30 pm on June 24 to 3:00 pm on June 25

BRANCHING OUT. LandBank plans to set up the OFW bank after its  on-going acquisition of Philippine Postal Savings bank which it plans to make a wholly-owned subsidiary. File Photo/Wikipedia.

Indonesia capital's airport to open new terminal next week

Aug 04, 2016 - 11:02 PM

The new Terminal 3 will start off handling only flights operated by Indonesian flag carrier Garuda and it is hoped it will be fully operational by March of 2017

A plane flies over a Garuda Indonesia facility at Jakarta International Airport Soekarno-Hatta, in Tanggerang, on July 28, 2011. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Amazon launches upgraded Kindle e-reader

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The new Kindle has more features but will still retail for as low as 80 in the US

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Apr 07, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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Philippines gets credit rating upgrade from NICE

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:54 AM

With this latest credit rating action from NICE Fitch Ratings remains the only agency that assigns the minimum investment grade to the Philippines

UP A NOTCH. The upgrade anchors on improved government transparency and enhanced environment backed by expanded infrastructure

ERC OKs Agus 2 switchyard project in Mindanao

Dec 22, 2015 - 3:22 PM

The upgrading project is eyed to alleviate the power crisis in Mindanao

UPGRADING. “The present condition of the (Agus 2) swtichyard, considering the age of the equipment therein, already manifests deterioaration,” National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says, thus the need for upgrading.

5 signs that you’re ready for more in life

Nov 03, 2015 - 4:16 PM

You might be long overdue for an upgrade

FOI bill, INC crisis, North Korea upgrade | 12PM wRap

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:25 PM

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PH gets credit rating upgrade from Japan

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:32 PM

The latest upgrade from Japan Credit Rating Agency is the 22nd positive rating action for the country from international credit rating agencies like S P Moody’s and Fitch

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Jun 09, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Aquino to businessmen: 'You ain’t seen nothing yet'

Mar 24, 2015 - 1:31 PM

President Benigno Aquino III encourages investors to put their money in the Philippines as he vows to sustain the country s economic growth momentum

BRIGHT FUTURE. President Benigno Aquino III says the progress of the Philippine economy so far is just the beginning of more to come. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Inflation within target for 6th consecutive year – BSP

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:22 PM

The government inflation target has remained within range for the 6th consecutive year since 2009 despite the 3rd quarter growth slump in 2014 the central bank says

Aquino: PH to get $500M soft loan from South Korea

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Fresh from an overnight trip to South Korea President Benigno Aquino III reports more good news to the people

GOOD NEWS. A happy President Benigno Aquino III arrives from an overnight trip to South Korea on December 12, 2014. Photo from Malacañang Photo Bureau

APEC delegates praise Aquino's 'economic stewardship'

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:40 PM

President Aquino tells delegates he has a good Cabinet whose members make personal sacrifices to serve the country

In US, Jollibee ranks among 10 best foreign fast food chains

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:33 PM

A US based website ranks Jollibee as among the top 10 international fast food chains they ‘welcome with open arms’

Palace cites ‘renewed optimism’ on PH business prospects

Sep 03, 2014 - 11:36 AM

Malacañang says the investment grade status obtained by the Philippines from South Korean NICE Ratings is the Philippines 18th positive rating action under the Aquino administration

DOTC bids out P837-M MRT 3 signaling, power systems upgrade

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:44 PM

Maintenance contract to be extended trains for procurement also under study following last week’s accident and train stalling the DOTC chief says

UPGRADE. The Department of Transportation and Communications is pursuing measures to upgrade the service of MRT3 along EDSA after citing human error for the accident. File photo by Joel Leporada / Rappler

Jollibee to restore full menu this week

Aug 19, 2014 - 9:02 AM

All stores under its umbrella reopened on August 17

ALL STORES OPENED. The Jollibee Katipunan branch was closed on Thursday, August 13 at around 11 a.m. But this, among other 72 Metro Manila outlets reopened to strong sales on Sunday, August 17, Jollibee says in a statement. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler.com

#ChickenSad no more: NCR Jollibee branches back to normal Aug 17

Aug 15, 2014 - 4:19 PM

Although some outlets will still be on a limited menu Jollibee assures the 100 availability of its bestsellers including ChickenJoy

Jollibee first-half net profit jumps 17%

Aug 13, 2014 - 8:36 PM

The company expects to grow by the same rate in the next half of the year despite the closure of some of its stores due to an IT problem

Cebu Pacific passenger volume growth slows in June

Jul 30, 2014 - 11:17 PM

The Gokongwei led carrier and unit Tigerair PH target to service 17 million passengers for the whole year

 SOARING HIGH IN 1H 2014. Despite the passenger volume decline in June, Cebu Pacific posted a 7.6% growth for the first half of 2014. File photo from Airbus

Aquino: Philippines ‘more open for business’

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:45 PM

In his 5th SONA the President urges his ‘bosses’ – the Filipino people – to choose a successor who will continue the economic reforms of his administration

Aquino honors war veterans, ‘Ayungin’ soldiers

Apr 09, 2014 - 1:33 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the government will strive to match the sacrifices of war veterans and the Armed Forces with increased benefits and upgraded equipment

Rappler Newscast | February 11, 2014

Feb 11, 2014 - 8:09 PM

The Philippines fails to get an aviation upgrade A solon faces charges for falsifying fund release order Taiwan and China hold talks

PH economy in 2013: Wins and losses

Jan 01, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Here are the biggest stories about the Philippine economy in 2013 what has been achieved and what else needs to be done

Thank OFWs for PH upgrade - report

Oct 04, 2013 - 9:28 AM

The country s army of overseas Filipino workers OFWs deserve recognition for the investment grade ratings instead of the government a FinanceAsia report says

THANK YOU. Millions of overseas Filipino workers deserve the recognition for the country's investment grade ratings, a report says. File photo by AFP /Fayez Nureldine

PH stocks rise after Moody's upgrade

Oct 03, 2013 - 2:39 PM

Stocks reverse morning session s losses as the Philippines wins investment grade rating from Moody s

Science, tech 'key to PH competitiveness'

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:51 AM

Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo says Filipino technology works and the DOST aims to harness it

No debt upgrade for PLDT - Moody's

Jul 26, 2013 - 5:58 PM

PH debt upgrade review has no immediate impact on PLDT s debt rating says Moody s

MARKET LEADER. A man checks his mobile phone as he passes the headquarters of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. at the Makati central business district. AFP Photo

Investment grade from Moody's 'coming soon'

Jul 26, 2013 - 11:07 AM

The 4th credit rating upgrade to investment grade is coming sooner than expected the central bank chief says

Rappler Newscast | May 3, 2013

May 03, 2013 - 9:45 PM

Gordon brings source code review to SC PSEI breaches the 7 200 level after the Philippines gets a credit upgrade PH remains 3rd in a global impunity index

PH manufacturing industry on the mend

Apr 24, 2013 - 8:31 AM

The Philippines manufacturing industry is seeing a resurgence from foreign companies after winning its first investment grade from Fitch

Manufacturing industry on the rise following Philippines first investment grade

Montinola: Consing to make BPI a regional player

Apr 18, 2013 - 6:40 PM

Montinola believes Consing will position BPI as one of the best Asean banks in the near future

Fitch rates PLDT above investment grade

Mar 28, 2013 - 6:22 PM

PLDT s above investment grade rating is a first in Philippine corporate history

MARKET LEADER. A man checks his mobile phone as he passes the headquarters of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. at the Makati central business district. AFP Photo

Does investment grade matter for inclusive growth?

Mar 28, 2013 - 10:09 AM

It s largely inconsequential for the tens of thousands of micro small and medium scale enterprises that comprise the bulk of the Philippine production sector

P1.6-B for farm-to-market roads released

Mar 03, 2013 - 7:54 PM

Developing farm to market roads is a key component of the Aquino administration’s drive to invest further in infrastructure and public construction

P1.6 billion for better roads to expand farmers' capacity to sell their goods

We need a new airport - Del Rosario

Jan 09, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario can influence government policy on airport upgrade and aviation in general

#TalkThursday with Ernest Cu: the future of mobile

Dec 20, 2012 - 3:08 PM

Maria Ressa talks to Ernest Cu CEO and President of Globe Telecom on the future of telecommunications in this edition of TalkThursday

Samsung announces Galaxy SIII Premium Suite Upgrade

Dec 10, 2012 - 2:52 PM

Samsung s upgrading the Galaxy SIII with new features and expanded capabilities

PREMIUM SUITE. Samsung announces an upcoming upgrade for the Galaxy SIII smartphone. Screenshot from Samsung.

Windows going for yearly upgrades?

Nov 29, 2012 - 12:19 PM

Is Microsoft planning a new upgrade cycle for the Windows operating system? Some are saying Yes

TRUE BLUE? Is Windows planning yearly updates under the Blue codename? Photo from windows.microsoft.com

S&P upgrade proves good governance - Palace

Jul 07, 2012 - 8:32 PM

Credit ratings agencies see President Benigno Aquino III as untainted by corruption says a Palace spokesperson

Fitch downgrades India's outlook to negative

Jun 18, 2012 - 7:59 PM

Fitch Ratings downgraded India s credit outlook from stable to negative on Monday June 18 saying that the country s growth potential will deteriorate without a quickening of structural reforms

[PH Travel] Biker lingo 101

Apr 27, 2012 - 1:17 PM

A biking enthusiast educates us about the biking community s vernacular

THEY SPEAK BIKER. "Visa," "padyakoldaway," and "upgraditis" are as much a part of these bikers' lives as breathing. Photo by Oliver M. Mendoza.

ADB: PH to rebound in 2012 with 4.8% growth

Apr 11, 2012 - 10:26 AM

After a lackluster growth in 2011 the Philippines would bounce back in the next 2 years if gov t will raise spending improve business environment and carry out delayed PPP projects