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December 7, 2017 1:32 PM HK billionaire says a boss should also inspire others

MANILA - Hong Kong-based billionaire and philanthropist David Harilela said a leader needs to command and inspire, when asked by ANC's "The Boss" about his definition of a leader. "The biggest lesson I've learned is to bend sometimes. A leader needs to command but most importantly, inspire," he said. "We have 35 members in our community in 'The One' and we continue 5

November 20, 2017 4:42 AM Usapang Exports goes to Cebu, Davao and Manila

This year, the focus of the activity will be topics on innovation, collaboration and export trends. Speakers from the EMB, Industrial Technology Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (ITDI-DOST), Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO PHIL), and other private sector experts of e-commerce, packaging and creative 6

November 19, 2017 4:00 PM Phl sugar output production to reach 2.4 MMT next year

MANILA, Philippines — The local production of sugar is seen to reach 2.4 million metric tons (MT) next year, still slightly lower than this year’s expected output, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said. According to a report of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, production may reach 2.38 million MT next year, five percent lower 8

October 29, 2017 2:23 PM Duterte to discuss N. Korea, trade with Abe during two-day visit to Japan

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the Davao City International Airport on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, shortly before leaving for Japan for a two-day visit. (Photo from an RTVM video) President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday night that he would discuss North Korea and trade issues with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his two-day official 40

October 17, 2017 8:35 AM Harsh words aside, EU-PH trade robust: Exports to Europe seen to exceed $10B in 2017

MANILA – European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen expects exports from the Philippines to the EU to exceed US$10 billion this year, even as the Philippines has already exported US$4.6 billion worth of products to the EU in the first half of 2017, according to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez. These numbers were revealed on Tuesday before 5

October 13, 2017 9:40 AM Malacañang admits Duterte 'being fed wrong info' on EU

While stressing the need 'for correct reportage,' Malacañang fails to acknowledge its responsibility to relay correct information to President Rodrigo Duterte MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang admitted that President Rodrigo Duterte was "being fed the wrong information" after the Chief Executive threatened to expel European diplomats based on the wrong 8

October 12, 2017 6:39 PM Duterte to EU envoys in PH: ‘Don’t f… with us, leave my country in 24 hours’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday told ambassadors of European Union countries to leave the Philippines after he slammed the EU for being critical towards his administration. “You leave my country in 24 hours. All of you,” Duterte said in a speech during the inauguration of the newly-renovated press briefing room in Malacañang. “Just like that you tell us: ‘You will be excluded 10

October 7, 2017 4:56 AM Duterte returns from 'productive' Brunei trip

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte returned from a “productive” visit to Brunei on Saturday that underscored the two countries’ friendship, Malacañang said. Duterte on Thursday evening left for an overnight visit to Brunei to attend the 50th anniversary of accession to the throne of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson 14

October 5, 2017 8:05 AM Your gilded chariot awaits: Brunei sultan celebrates 50 years in power

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) - Oil-rich Brunei’s absolute ruler marked 50 years in power on Thursday, with elaborate celebrations that included a glittering procession through the capital on a gilded chariot. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, 71, is now the world’s second-longest reigning monarch, after ascending the throne in the tiny northeast Borneo nation 3

October 1, 2017 4:18 PM EU to assess PHL eligibility for GSP+ perks

The European Union will begin this October a review of the Philippines’s compliance with 27 international treaties and conventions to determine whether the country can continue enjoying trade perks under the EU-Generalized System of Preferences Plus (EU-GSP+). Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, who came from a visit to the EU Commission in Brussels last week, said he presented 3