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544 firms adopt flexible work week


More than 500 establishments voluntarily adopted flexible work arrangements, such as the compressed work week, in 2013 to improve business competitiveness and productivity, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bangsamoro peace deal to unleash Mindanao’s economic potentials, says MBC

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) FILE PHOTO

The landmark signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro would pave the way not only for lasting peace but also economic development in the poorest regions of Mindanao, the Makati Business Club (MBC) said.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Food firm to help feed 300k schoolkids in typhoon-hit regions


The Philippines’ biggest canned food company, Century Pacific Food Inc., is helping the government feed some 300,000 schoolchildren in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ex-envoy fights city hall


It’s a no-win situation for Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla if he gets into an argument with Sen. Serge Osmeña in public over the latter’s statement that he is a lousy manager.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Estrada, city council want share in ports’ income


Barely three weeks after Manila imposed an expanded truck ban and drew protests from businessmen in the cargo moving sector, its councilors passed a resolution asking for a share in the income of port operations in the city.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino a poor manager–Osmeña

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UNDER FIRE  Sen. Sergio Osmeña (left) wanted President Aquino to fire Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla two months ago but his plea fell on deaf ears.

A key political ally of President Aquino on Thursday blamed him and Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla for the country’s power supply woes, calling both officials “awful managers.”

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aim high, think big, Aquino urges entrepreneurs

Jollibee. FILE PHOTO

Aim high. That was President Benigno Aquino III’s message during a milestone celebration of a fast-food chain Tuesday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Banks extend hours due to truck ban

The Manila City government’s move to shorten the running time for truckers under a revised truck ban will soon result in longer working hours for some Landbank and Development Bank of the Philippines employees and warehouse personnel.

The Manila City government’s move to shorten the running time for truckers under a revised truck ban will soon result in longer working hours for some government bank employees and warehouse personnel.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Charter change bill takes off in House

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Why the rush? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Charter change took a step closer to reality with the approval on Monday of a resolution to amend the protectionist provisions and foreign participation limits in the Constitution, despite dire warnings from local businessmen and legal experts.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

LPGMA to look into Solane price rollback

LPGMA party-list Rep. Arnel Ty:. Photo from www.congress.gov.ph

Even with the price cuts made public, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketer’s Association would look into the price rollback of one of the industry’s major players.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Parañaque City makes CCTV cameras a must


The city government of Parañaque has followed the lead of other local government units (LGUs) in requiring the installation and use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all business establishments, including schools and private subdivisions, in the effort to deter criminals and help solve crimes.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MRT expansion supplier wants faster court order


The winning bidder for the Metro Rail Transit expansion project on Monday said that it wants a speedy resolution on the case that the Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC) and the Metro Rail Transit Holdings against the Department of Transport and Communication.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Manila truck ban pits Estrada vs business org

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada

After regulating the entry of buses to ease traffic, the city of Manila is imposing an expanded truck ban starting next week, a measure affecting the cargo moving business while promising relief to other motorists and commuters.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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