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  • LOOK: Cavitex southbound flyover now open to motorists

    December 18, 2018 8:10 AM 4

    The Department of Public Works and Highways says the new flyover would ease traffic as motorists can skip the stoplight at the corner of Pacific Avenue in Parañaque City CAVITE, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officially opened the southbound flyover along the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) on Tuesday, December 18. The elevated

  • SM regularizes 11,660 workers in 2018 – DOLE

    December 17, 2018 9:31 AM 4

    Meanwhile, Jollibee has regularized some 1,000 workers this year and has committed more for next year, says the Department of Labor and Employment MANILA, Philippines – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday, December 17, announced that the Henry Sy-owned SM Supermalls has regularized 11,660 workers this year. In a press briefing, Bello explained

  • Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal

    December 13, 2018 3:42 PM 11

    Renault keeps Carlos Ghosn on as CEO after his arrest in Tokyo, but launch an enquiry into his pay package and names a deputy CEO to ensure day-to-day management PARIS, France – The board of the French automaker Renault said Thursday, December 13, that it was keeping Carlos Ghosn as its chief executive, after an internal review of his pay package found

  • House panel approves Dennis Uy’s controlling stake in Mislatel

    December 11, 2018 4:39 AM 4

    The proposal is approved despite heated debates among lawmakers MANILA, Philippines – Despite legal obstacles, the House committee on legislative franchises approved the transfer and sale of the controlling interest of Mindanao Islamic Telephone (Mislatel) to Dennis Uy's Udenna Corporation, Chelsea Logistics, and China Telecom. The panel approved the proposal

  • 3rd telco faces franchise trouble before House panel

    December 10, 2018 6:57 AM 7

    The House committee on legislative franchises tackles Mislatel's legal dispute with DigiPhil and its franchise problems MANILA, Philippines – Legal matters led the House committee on legislative franchises to suspend its deliberations on the transfer and sale of the controlling interest of Mindanao Islamic Telephone (Mislatel). The panel was set to approve

  • Unemployment inches up in October 2018

    December 5, 2018 4:11 AM 12

    While unemployment slightly rises in October 2018, underemployment or the number of people looking for additional jobs goes down According to the PSA's Labor Force Survey (LFS), the country's unemployment rate inched up to 5.1%, slightly higher than the recorded 5% in October 2017. Meanwhile, the underemployment rate or the number of people who have jobs but expressed

  • Inflation eases to 6% in November 2018

    December 5, 2018 1:00 AM 9

    The government attributes the slowdown to lower oil prices and stable rice supply conditions MANILA, Philippines – After climbing for 7 straight months, inflation or the increase in the prices of goods slowed down to 6%, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Wednesday, December 5. November inflation was within the 5.8% to 6.6% projected range

  • Businessman Donald Dee dies at 72

    December 2, 2018 10:00 PM 7

    'The business community lost a passionate champion and leader, a stalwart in the industry, and a staunch advocate of and for employers,' says the Employers Confederation of the Philippines “The business community lost a passionate champion and leader, a stalwart in the industry, and a staunch advocate of and for employers,” ECOP said in a Facebook post on Sunday

  • CA orders Pagcor to grant license for Waterfront casino

    December 2, 2018 9:39 AM 9

    The Court of Appeals upholds a previous ruling of a Manila court, saying that Waterfront submitted all requirements and Pagcor must act on its application MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld a Manila court ruling which ordered the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to issue a provisional license to Waterfront Philippines

  • 'Dissatisfied' Grace Poe seeks clarity on 3rd telco entry

    November 27, 2018 11:50 AM 12

    Senator Grace Poe says Mislatel must address cybersecurity concerns, given that China Telecom is part of the consortium MANILA, Philippines – Senate committee on public services chairperson Grace Poe said many details regarding Mislatel, the winner of the 3rd telecommunications player slot, remain unclear. "Ang gusto ko lang klaruhin nila ay ito, siguro