IT, BPO still growing despite slow internet

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 02/22/2018

Business will continue for those in the information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries even if the Philippines has been lagging behind other Asian countries in terms of internet connectivity and speed. However, local stakeholders…

PH to remain fastest-growing economy in Asean — World Bank

Inquirer.net 01/10/2018

The World Bank expects the Philippines to sustain robust economic growth in the next three years even as public investments are seen as slowing down. “The Philippines will continue to be the fastest-growing economy in the Association…

Growing demand of certification services in Cebu seen

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/30/2017

THERE’S a growing demand of certification services from homegrown companies in Cebu and the southern Philippines. Jose Decolongon, business manager of the Agriculture, Food, and Life (AFL) division at SGS Philippines, said that as local players take…

Victim and violator

STEPHEN CAPILLAS 11/16/2017

There were two incidents that happened over Asean weekend at the country’s capital that provided yet another illustration of the huge and growing gap between the motorists, commuters and the mass transport system in the country. The…

Awe and acquisition: When in Guam

Mimi M. Lijauco 11/03/2017

WHAT a way to go! Being in Guam just when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatens to fire missiles towards the western Pacific US territory. Even as I worried, it was a trip too good to…

Changing sentiment

Editorial 11/02/2017

The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey taken on the period September 23 to 27 shows just how exactly uncertain Filipinos are with the government’s war on drugs. Connect that with a statement from Dangerous Drugs Board…

BSP chief wants to feed growing PH with more cash

Inquirer.net 10/18/2017

AMID a volatile peso-dollar exchange rate — conventionally countered by siphoning off liquidity from the markets — Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Wednesday said it wants to inject more liquidity into the financial system to satisfy the…

Airline moves to cash in on growing demand to travel

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/13/2017

  SILKAIR’S THRUST A REGIONAL airline is exploring opportunities brought about by the growing demand of the local business and leisure travel market. Jake Jeow, SilkAir Philippines manager, said that they particularly noticed a healthy demand among…

PH has fastest growing HIV infections in Asia — UN

AFP, Futch Anthony Inso 08/02/2017

The Philippines has the fastest growing number of HIV infections in Asia, a report by the United Nations and the government showed Tuesday. The nation saw a 140 percent increase in new cases from 2010 to 2016,…

British insurance firm banks on Cebu’s growing market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/19/2017

Banking on Cebu’s robust economic performance, British life insurer Pru Life UK continues to be bullish about the local market’s capacity to avail of life insurance and investment products. Divine Furagganan, Pru Life UK senior vice president…