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February 22, 2018 4:10 AM Jica: Traffic congestion now costs P3.5 billion a day

The worsening traffic in Metro Manila now costs P3.5 billion in lost opportunities per day, the Philippine office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) said Thursday. Susumu Ito, Jica Philippines chief representative, said the updated Transport Infrastructure Roadmap Study for Mega Manila to be finalized by April showed that as Mega and Metro 10

February 21, 2018 9:44 PM Antitrust body eyes higher M&A threshold

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) wants to raise the notification threshold for mergers and acquisitions above the current P1-billion requirement, citing the current growth of the economy among other factors. Competition Chair Arsenio Balisacan said in a forum on Wednesday that a group inside the antitrust body was working on the proposal 10

February 21, 2018 10:52 AM Number of foreign visitors up by 16% in January — DOT

The foreign visitors to the country rose by nearly 16 percent in January following efforts by the government and the private sector to boost its promotion campaigns and air connectivity, the Department of Tourism said yesterday. In a statement, the DOT said January’s visitor arrivals hit an “all-time high” of 732,506, which is 15.97 percent increase 9

February 19, 2018 10:49 AM What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be. A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in southeast Alaska, spreading the seeds through their excrement 6

February 19, 2018 8:13 AM Peso languishes near 12-year lows after BSP cuts reserve requirement

MANILA - The peso languished near its lowest levels in 12 years against the dollar after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' surprise cut of the reserve ratio requirement (RRR) for banks. The peso closed at P52.34 to the greenback according to the Philippine Dealing System from Friday's close of P52. The BSP's Monetary Board last week cut the reserve ratio 8

February 15, 2018 10:58 AM Duterte sends a message of solidarity and goodwill on Chinese New Year

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos and the Chinese community to strengthen their “sense of solidarity and goodwill” as they celebrate Chinese New Year. Duterte said Filipinos have shared “a long and colorful history with the Chinese.” “This enduring friendship has contributed to our rich culture, stimulated trade between our nations and fortified 7

February 15, 2018 8:30 AM PH economy buttressed by 5% remittance hike in 2017, says BSP

Personal remittances from expatriate Filipinos posted a new record high at $3 billion in December 2017, representing an expansion of 7.9 percent relative to the level recorded in the same month last year. This brings the cumulative personal remittances level for January to December 2017 to $31.3 billion, 5.3 percent higher than the $29.7 billion level 6

February 15, 2018 2:52 AM Developing an Innovation Mindset in Healthcare Marketing

Few industries today are as challenging as Healthcare. It is constrained by a very high level of legislation and regulation. The selling and buying process is intricate. Price structures are provoking unusual partnerships. The millennial generation as patients and HCPs (Health Care Providers) are creating new forms of relationships. Advanced marketing 6

February 14, 2018 9:30 PM La Salle outlasts FEU in five; surprising Adamson downs UP

La Salle coach Ramil De Jesus didn’t like how his Lady Spikers let the game almost slip. But then again, De Jesus thought it might be the kind of match the defending champions needed. La Salle survived Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, to streak to its third straight win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday 5

February 14, 2018 2:04 AM Legarda Lauds 2017 FDI Increase, Says it Must Benefit the Poor

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the increase in foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the Philippines as she urged government to ensure that it would not only result in a more robust economy but also benefit poor Filipinos. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, made the statement following the report of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) 13