PH urged to ‘reimagine’ policies, tax breaks for BPOs

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 02/28/2022

Business process outsourcing (BPO) firms abroad, including those in India, will likely continue to have many of their employees working from home even after the pandemic, a future that will require the Philippines to reimagine its policies…

Vehicle sales up 20% in 2021, but ‘soft’ growth worries analyst

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 01/13/2022

Car and truck manufacturers sold 20 percent more units last year from 2020, marking a recovery after the pandemic upset demand for new vehicles. Still, this was not fast enough to match their 2019 performance, data showed.…

Committee to decide what is ‘standard’ adobo

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 07/10/2021

What makes an A-1 adobo? Are all adobos created equal? These are hardly the questions that can keep anyone up at night, but the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has apparently worked up an appetite to…

MAP favors easing of age restrictions

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 11/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) backed the proposal of the Department of Trade and Industry to further reopen the economy by relaxing the age restriction for those going out, which is currently…

Sales of vehicle importers slump 42.6%

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 11/18/2020

Vehicle importers reported a 42.6-percent drop in sales from January to October this year, selling about 40,993 units as against 71,362 units sold in the same period in 2019. While the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distri­butors…

DOH rejects business groups’ bid to ease face shield requirement at work sites

Leila B. Salaverria, Roy Stephen C. Canivel 09/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) rejected on Saturday a call from some business groups to exempt factory and office workers from wearing face shields at work, saying personal protective equipment (PPE) remains crucial in…

PPE makers gripe over DOH reliance on imports

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 08/22/2020

Months into the pandemic, health-care workers are still getting infected with COVID-19, prompting a group of local manufacturers to inquire whether the government could have been importing cheaper but substandard personal protective equipment (PPE) from China and…

46% of Pinoys – or 27.3 million – jobless; more layoffs feared

Jovic Yee, Julie Aurelio, Kathleen de Villa, Roy Stephen C. Canivel 08/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Joblessness among Filipino adults rose to a 12-year high in July, as 27.3 million found themselves without a job during a pandemic, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Conducted from July…

DTI, DOLE issue new health protocols

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 08/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) issued new work protocols on Friday, aimed at minimizing the transmission of the coronavirus in the workplace. Among others, the…

Business leader cites need to move to selective quarantine

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 05/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The presidential adviser for entrepreneurship on Sunday backed a recommendation to put Metro Manila under a modified quarantine, where certain barangays could be locked down when necessary. “I have been consistent since the first…

More LGUs joining project ARK

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 05/09/2020

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said more local government units in Metro Manila and nearby provinces will be joining the Project ARK (antibody rapid test kits) initiative. To date, Project ARK is…

Work-from-home will be new normal for many Ayala employees

Roy Stephen C. Canivel 04/25/2020

The Ayala Group will continue to have up to 40 percent of its employees working from home, a top official said, as the new normal redefines the country’s oldest conglomerate. Ayala has 56,500 direct hires, according to…

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.