Business & Economy

Setting Up Business in APEC Now 50% Faster

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It takes half the amount of time for budding entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region to set up a business today compared to about a decade ago. 

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Radical plan to give land for free to poor farmers

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A new agrarian reform program that seeks to distribute lands for free to farmers is emerging as the centerpiece of an agreement on radical social and economic reforms that will form part of a peace pact between the incoming Duterte administration and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

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PH gov’t considers nuclear energy as int’l conference kicks off

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A 3-day international conference on nuclear power kicked off on Tuesday, August 30, in Manila as the Philippine government reconsiders nuclear energy to solve power shortage and the high cost of electricity.

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‘Duterte admin will honor contracts between gov’t, private sectors’

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DAVAO CITY -- The new administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will respect the sanctity of contracts, incoming Department of Transportation and Telecommunications Secretary Arthur Tugade said, sending a wave of assurance among beleaguered telecommunications companies.

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Duterte promises repatriated OFWs to be included in CCT program

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, August 31, promised 129 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to be included in the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program.

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Aquino brought PH economy ‘beyond everyone’s expectations’

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The story of Cristina Reyes was one that outgoing President Aquino always shared with the people in his campaign stump for then presidential candidate Mar Roxas.

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PH gov’t gets crash course on nuclear energy

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A crash course on “Nuclear 101.” That was how Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi described the three-day international conference on the prospects of nuclear power in the Asia Pacific Region that culminated on Thursday, September 1.

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The Aquino legacy: solid macroeconomy, healthy finances

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Of the fact that the Philippine economy grew during the presidency of Benigno Aquino III, there is no doubt.

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Life insurance for P299 a year

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Bancassurance firm Manulife China Bank Life Assurance Corporation (MCBL) has rolled out an affordable life insurance package that requires a premium of as low as P299 per year, seeking to broaden the market for protection products in this country.

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Rickety trains, aging airports spoil Aquino’s parade

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It’s been six years of hits and misses for infrastructure projects under the term of President Aquino. The outgoing administration made big promises to address the country’s infrastructure backlog - some of these fulfilled but a great deal more left for the incoming administration to implement.

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