Taguig ranked first among cities in Metro Manila and second nationwide in terms of dealing with construction permits in the 2013 Doing Business study by the World Bank, which analyzed how easy or difficult it was to do business in the country. Overall, out of 185 countries, the Philippines ranked 138th in terms of ease in doing business, slipping two places from 136th last year.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
NEW YORK – German Chancellor Angela Merkel remained as the most powerful woman in the world for the third consecutive year, according to a press release on Forbes’ 10th annual ranking of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Merkel is followed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at No. 2, and Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of [...]
The Philippine Daily Inquirer remains the country’s most read newspaper, according to the latest survey by The Nielsen Co. The latest Nielsen Media Index/Consumer and Media Views survey, covering the third quarter of 2012, found that the Inquirer is the newspaper of choice of 47.5 percent of respondents nationwide who had read a newspaper the day before. The Inquirer is way ahead of the Manila Bulletin (33.7 percent) and the Philippine Star (33.2 percent).
East Asia scores well when it comes to keeping a lid on crime, but it still has work to do on other key factors that constitute the rule of law, a study published Wednesday suggests.