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December 12, 2017 11:14 AM House okays political ad rates discount

HERE’S good news for those who want to run for public office: Political advertisement rates, especially during election period, will soon be discounted. With a vote of 185-0 the House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading House Bill 6604 or the 50-percent discount on political advertisement rates. The measure tasked the Commission 3

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 12, 2017 8:44 AM DOT bares surge of Chinese tourists in PH

Backed by an influx of Chinese tourists, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is optimistic that it will reach its 6.5 million tourist arrival target this year. According to data provided by the DOT on Tuesday, a total of 810,807 Chinese tourists arrived in the country in the first 10 months of 2017, registering a 39.28% percent increase from last year’s 5

December 12, 2017 4:45 AM Dragic scores 19 as Heat rout Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Goran Dragic scored 19 points, and the Miami Heat pulled away from the lowly Memphis Grizzlies for a 107-82 victory on Monday night (Tuesday Manila time). Miami shot 56.1 percent from the field and had seven players score in double figures in its second straight win. Josh Richardson had 17 points, and reserves Tyler Johnson and Bam Adebayo 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 11, 2017 11:51 AM DOTr: Japan study says Philippines loses P4.1B daily over traffic

MANILA, Philippines — A transport official on Monday said that a Japanese study found that the country incurs daily economic loss of P4.1 billion ($81.426 million) due to traffic congestion. According to Transport Assistant Secretary Mark de Leon, a 2017 updated study from Japan International Cooperation Agency revealed that economic loss due to traffic 5

December 10, 2017 9:16 PM COA: Terror, war also destroyed Marawi’s good tax record

The attempt by Islamic State (IS) followers to set up an IS province in Marawi destroyed not only structures but also significant progress made by the city government in its handling of finances and taxes. In a 2016 audit report on city finances, the Commission on Audit (COA) saw much improvement in the predominantly Muslim city’s tax collection and fund disbursement 3

December 10, 2017 4:00 PM CEB takes delivery of 62nd aircraft

MANILA, Philippines — Leading carrier Cebu Pacific Air took delivery of a brand-new ATR 72-600 aircraft, bringing its total fleet size to 62 planes. This new ATR 72-600 is the eighth of the 16 firm orders CEB made with the Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer in 2016. The ATR fleet, used primarily by CEB subsidiary Cebgo, supports the expansion of the carrier’s 5

December 9, 2017 11:29 PM Korean are top PH visitors this year

South Koreans continued to be the top visitors to the country this year, with 1.4 million tourists arriving since January. Data from the Bureau of Immigration showed that 1,467,982 South Koreans entered the country from January to November this year. This was slightly 1.3 percent higher than the total figure of South Korean arrivals for 2016, which reached 6

December 8, 2017 4:00 PM Ford drives sales to new high in November

MANILA, Philippines — Ford Philippines posted a record November performance with sales increasing 13 percent year-on-year to 3,408 units on the back of continuing strong demand for its vehicles. Bertrand Lessard, Ford Philippines managing director said the company’s top-selling vehicles, namely the EcoSport, Everest, and Ranger, helped deliver the record 7