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December 12, 2017 8:54 AM Profit of insurance industry rises 21.88 percent in 1st nine months

The insurance industry’s profit grew 21.88 percent year-on-year to P27.86 billion in the first nine months on the back of strong sales in the life sector. Citing preliminary data, Insurance Commissioner Dennis B. Funa said the end-September industry net income increased from P22.85 billion in the same nine-month period last year. “While the non-life 4

December 11, 2017 4:00 PM Foreign investments surge 62% in September

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines continued to book higher foreign direct investments (FDIs) for the fifth straight month, surging 61.8 percent in September on the back of the country’s strong macroeconomic fundamentals and high growth prospects. Buoyed by investor confidence in the Philippine economy, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported 8

December 10, 2017 4:00 PM Phl gets access to high tuna fishing grounds

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has been granted extended fishing access to tuna-rich high seas pocket 1 (HSP-1) of the Pacific Ocean for one year based on the new bridging measures of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). During the 14th Regular Session of the WCPFC ending late last week, the Philippines negotiated for the access 4

December 10, 2017 4:00 PM Why Charice & Jake have one star each on Walk of Fame

Some people have been wondering (rather, “puzzled”) when Charice was given another star during the recent 12th anniversary of Walk Of Fame (WOF), the pet project of the late German “Kuya Germs” Moreno which is being continued by his son Federico Moreno as president of the WOF Foundation. “This time,” Federico explained, “the star is for Jake Zyrus as a show of support 4

December 8, 2017 6:02 AM Maybank Phils Economic Briefing presents upbeat outlook on FX, PH economy

MANILA, Philippines – Maybank Philippines recently hosted an economic briefing, with three guest economic experts’ equally upbeat insights within their respective fields. Maybank Exchange and Economic Forum guest economic experts Dr. Cielito Habito, Mr. John Lagman, and Mr. Suhaimi Ilias with Maybank Philippines PCEO Choong Wai Hong (leftmost) and Maybank 5

December 7, 2017 4:00 PM Domestic trade grows 18.9% in Q3

MANILA, Philippines — Domestic trade grew both in terms of value and volume in the third quarter on greater movement of food and capital goods, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday. Preliminary results of the PSA’s Commodity Flow in the Philippines Third Quarter 2017 report showed total trade volume rose 18.9 percent to 4.86 million 6

December 7, 2017 1:46 PM Clark Freeport is ideal investment destination in Luzon—Duterte

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga—This zone would soon become the next economic hub of Luzon, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday. “Clark is a very important destination now in the Philippines. For want of space, kung may magpunta doon sa amin (if people would go to us) easily I would say, ‘Go to Clark, and you have all the amenities of what a kind of site you have, flat lands 4

December 6, 2017 9:24 PM Planned coal tax hike seen harming manufacturing sector

Hitting a 10-percent growth next year would be a major challenge to the manufacturing sector if a significantly higher coal excise tax would be imposed, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said. Lopez said the Senate proposal to raise the coal excise tax by nearly 3,000 percent would adversely impact the manufacturing sector. Lopez earlier said the sector 6

December 4, 2017 4:00 PM Pilgrimage a growing market in Calabarzon

MANILA, Philippines — Faith-based tourism or pilgrimage areas will be given a promotion push by the Calabarzon unit of the Department of Tourism (DOT) next year, a regional official said. In an interview, DOT Region 4A director Rebecca Llabit told The STAR that Calabarzon would target pilgrims as one of its top source markets for next year. While Llabit 4

November 29, 2017 5:03 PM 6th Asean Scout Jamboree formally opened in Tagum City

TAGUM CITY - Close to 30,000 scouts from 20 countries have converged to witness the commencement of the latest edition of the Asean Scout Jamboree last November 27, 2017 at the Energy Park, Tagum City. No less than House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez graced the grand opening ceremonies of the 6th Asean Scout Jamboree along with the bigwigs from the Asean 5