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A PHILIPPINE government team will head for Japan this week to present investment opportunities in the country, setting the tone for a planned “samurai” bond sale, the Department of Finance (DoF) said in a statement over the weekend.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia was once a loyal partner in China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive but a new government is now pledging to review Beijing-backed projects, threatening key links in the much-vaunted initiative.
HAVANA -- Cuba, short on sugar for domestic consumption after a disastrous harvest, hopes to avoid importing by drawing on its reserves and plans to begin the coming harvest early, industry officials told Reuters.
SAO PAULO -- The board of Brazilian food processor BRF SA on Thursday elected Chairman Pedro Parente to the additional post of chief executive, the company said in a securities filing.
THE LAND Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is mulling a moratorium on the entry of more transport network companies (TNC), following the new department order tasking the agency to regulate the transportation segment.
OVER at Rustan’s, Father’s Day did not end yesterday as it has a slew of events celebrating Dad all the way to July.
A PROJECT to improve wastewater collection and treatment in catchment areas of Metro Manila is currently facing implementation delays, leading to the replacement of some sub-components, the World Bank (WB) said.
Last June 6, I attended the “Seminar on Protecting your Trademarks and Inventions Overseas” jointly organized by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), held at the PCCI building in McKinley Hill, Taguig City.
“Where can I place my P100,000 funds?” What are the investment options for a risk-averse widow, in this time of rising inflation? “Since you do not trust equities or corporate bonds, and not even the managed pooled funds, perhaps the only easily withdrawable and guaranteed (insured) placement would be a time deposit in our bank,” the account officer sheepishly offered. “And how much interest will the bank pay me?” The account officer was definitely embarrassed to say, “0.88%, Ma’am, or P704 net of 20% final withholding tax, for 360 days.”
REPRESENTATIVES of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) as well as the Department of Agriculture (DA) are set to travel to China in July to discuss with their Chinese counterparts the issues on patrolling and fishing in the disputed West Philippine Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said.
INTERESTED in hearing Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby” sung as Ella Fitzgerald would? Or Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” performed as if it came out in the 1960s? Or Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” done 1950s prom style? You can thanks to Post Modern Jukebox (PMJ), a vintage minstrel band which currently has over one billion views on YouTube and almost 3.5 million subscribers.
NOW CORP. on Thursday announced it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) for the use of the latter’s fiber and microwave assets for the establishment of a nationwide fixed broadband network.
SEE NATURE in ultra high definition as GMA Network launches its newest infotainment program, Amazing Earth, featuring footage from BBC’s Planet Earth II.
ILOILO CITY -- The wage increase ordered for the Western Visayas region, or Region VI, will be implemented at a later date in Aklan province in consideration of the temporary closure of the resort island of Boracay.
DAVAO CITY -- Food industry workers like livestock slaughterers, chefs and baristas, as well as welders and other skilled construction workers are the most in demand both domestically and overseas, a Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) official said.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Thursday said most of the suggestions made by Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio and other personalities on how the Philippines should respond to China’ actions in South China Sea — especially on the incident in Scarborough shoal — were not feasible, while some were already being done by the government.
AN ANALYSIS of data on Sanofi’s dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.
THE Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI) said its industry road map sets a 6% annual export growth target which will help it achieve its $50 billion target for export sales by 2030.
THE GOVERNMENT said the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is imposing constantly changing conditions for signing the agreement to sell its 20% stake in the Philippine Dealing System (PDS), a fixed-income exchange, thereby slowing the deal’s completion.
“Indeed, however heartened the proponents of same-sex marriage might be on this day, it is worth acknowledging what they have lost, and lost forever: the opportunity to win the true acceptance that comes from persuading their fellow citizens of the justice of their cause. And they lose this just when the winds of change were freshening at their backs.”
SOCHI, RUSSIA -- Cristiano Ronaldo will launch his latest and probably last attempt to crown his career with a World Cup winners medal when European champions Portugal face neighbors Spain in their opening World Cup game here on Friday.
ASIAN central bankers grappling with wobbly markets, higher energy costs and simmering trade tensions are getting relief from an old foe: food prices.
FACEBOOK, Inc. said on Tuesday it would allow users to review businesses that advertise on the social network and possibly ban those that receive the most negative feedback.
MEATY TREATS and booze await your favorite guy at establishments around the city on Father’s Day, June 17.