• Fri, 24 May 2019 04:55
    Time for strategy change in Philippines’ drug war 
    President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly admitted his brutal war on drugs has failed. The Philippine National Police also recently said the drug situation has only “worsened”.
  • Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00
    Smuggling to worsen if cigarette taxes rise further
    AMID THE push by the Philippines' departments of Health (DOH) and of Finance (DOF) to further jack up the excise taxes slapped on “sin” products such as cigarettes and alcoholic drinks, the Philippine unit of global manufacturing giant Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has warned that higher levies would only exacerbate already worsening cigarette smuggling.
  • Fri, 17 May 2019 01:00
    Duterte pulls off another massacre in the Philippines 
    That’s how political analyst and Inquirer columnist Richard Heydarian described the results of Monday’s midterm polls, and he’s not off the mark.
  • Thu, 16 May 2019 16:19
    Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row
    Manila -  The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada, Manila's foreign minister said Thursday, in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of trash dumped in the Southeast Asian nation.
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  • Thu, 16 May 2019 01:00
    Philippine trade groups laud polls
    As Filipinos elected mostly administration allies as legislators, hopes are high that the 2019 national budget impasse—which had impacted sharply on the country’s economic growth in the first quarter—will be a thing of the past.
  • Mon, 13 May 2019 13:35
    Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte
    Manila - Filipinos headed to the polls on Monday in a vote that is expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte's grip on power, opening the way for him to deliver on pledges to restore the death penalty and rewrite the constitution.
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  • Mon, 13 May 2019 01:00
    Revenues from TRAIN exceed 2018 target
    ADDITIONAL revenues from the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act exceeded the government’s target by 8.1 per cent in 2018 even as the law also allowed taxpayers to take home more money with their lower personal income tax rates.
  • Mon, 13 May 2019 01:00
    SMC takes over Holcim for $2.15 bn
    FOR THE first time since the influx of foreign players in the 1990s, the country’s largest cement-making enterprise has gone back to Filipino hands following the $2.15-billion deal by conglomerate San Miguel Corp. to take over Holcim Philippines Inc.
  • Sat, 11 May 2019 01:00
    Treasures of the deep
    The tiny island of Malapascua off Cebu in the Philippines is the perfect place to commune with marine life
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  • Fri, 10 May 2019 01:00
    Progress notched in inflation battle
    INFLATION in the Philippines eased to a 16-month low of 3 per cent year-on-year in April, due mainly to slower increases in prices of food and beverages, the government reported.
  • Fri, 10 May 2019 01:00
    Regulators team up to tackle dirty money
    FINANCIAL regulators in the Philippines have vowed closer cooperation to combat illicit funds and terrorist financing through the enhanced powers granted by Congress to the country’s anti-money laundering agency.
  • Thu, 09 May 2019 13:42
    WATCH: Cockroach crawls on Duterte, briefly stops his speech
    MANILA, Philippines – A cockroach landed and crawled on the polo shirt of President Rodrigo Duterte while he was delivering a speech at a campaign rally in Bohol on Wednesday night.
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  • Mon, 29 Apr 2019 16:58
    Urgent : Condo blaze snarls Coastal Road traffic in Manila
    MANILA, Philippines – A fire on the 21st floor of the Pacific Coast Tower snarled traffic along the Coastal road in Paranaque City Monday afternoon.
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  • Fri, 26 Apr 2019 01:00
    It’s not a bomb: Unfounded fears halting switch to nuclear energy
    Should the Philippines be the first country in Southeast Asia to go nuclear? Not with weapons to annihilate China – a fruitless task – but to provide us with clean, reliable, safe electricity.
  • Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:12
    New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors
    Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a strong earthquake, as a powerful new tremor hit the nation.
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