By Ralf Rivas On Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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Despite political risks, Fitch Ratings raises outlook for Philippines

ECONOMY. Fitch Ratings sees a strong economy under President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo MANILA, Philippines – Global debt watcher Fitch Ratings raised its outlook for the Philippines to “positive” More...

By Ralf Rivas On Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
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Foreign direct investments fall by 30% in January-November 2019

Foreign direct investments register higher inflows in November, but not enough to lift the figure for the 11-month period last year, as the global economic slowdown spooks investors Published 8:46 More...

By Ralf Rivas On Friday, February 7th, 2020
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CA denies Bengzon’s bid to win back The Medical City

DISPUTE. The Court of Appeals junks former health secretary Alfredo Bengzon’s bid to regain control of his medical empire. Photo from The Medical City’s website MANILA, Philippines – Former health More...

By Ralf Rivas On Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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San Miguel still assessing full impact of Skyway Stage 3 fire

The Skyway Stage 3 will not likely open by April, as previously planned. But San Miguel Corporation says it will resume construction ‘at the soonest possible time, with the least delay.’ Published More...

By Ralf Rivas On Saturday, February 1st, 2020
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Racism more dangerous than novel coronavirus – FilChi business group

‘Spreading fake news and racist, xenophobic messages can be more dangerous than the virus itself,’ says the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Published 7:54 More...

By Ralf Rivas On Monday, January 27th, 2020
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Pagcor orders POGOs to quarantine new workers

The predominantly Chinese industry is also told by Philippine regulators to ‘exercise extreme caution’ in hiring new employees amid the spread of the novel coronavirus in several countries Published More...

By Ralf Rivas On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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Philippines misses GDP growth target for 2019

GDP growth picks up in the 4th quarter of 2019, but the impact of the budget impasse proves to be too much as the overall target is not met Published 10:00 AM, January 23, 2020  More...

By Ralf Rivas On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Agricultural damage by Taal Volcano eruption climbs to P3.06 billion

The fisheries sector is now considered the most affected, with estimated losses amounting to P1.6 billion Published 9:26 AM, January 17, 2020 Updated 9:28 AM, January More...

By Ralf Rivas On Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Taal Volcano eruption causes multiple power outages

The ash fall, lava mud, and rocks from the Taal Volcano cause transmission and distribution lines to trip Published 9:07 AM, January 13, 2020 Updated 9:07 AM, January More...

By Ralf Rivas On Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Bangko Sentral to sell P10,000, P500 commemorative coins

A single P10,000 gold commemorative coin costs P127,500 Published 8:15 PM, January 08, 2020 Updated 8:15 PM, January 08, 2020  More...

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