Program on positive discipline of children concludes Tuesday

Izobelle T. Pulgo 08/16/2016

A FORUM and awarding ceremony concludes the project “Collective Action to Promote Non-Violent and Protective Society for Children” Tuesday. The project spearheaded by Plan International in partnership with European Union, Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development…

British tax-cut plan not a good idea – EU

07/06/2016

Paris – The European Union’s top economic official on Tuesday criticized a British proposal to slash corporate tax to less than 15 percent following the nation’s vote to abandon the bloc. Britain’s finance minister George Osborne said…

July and the rain marches on . . .

Gerard Pareja 07/03/2016

“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” —Janis Joplin/Me & Bobby McGee When it rains shabu . . . pushers’ crimson in the street flows. Libuan ang nihatud ni Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, ang gituohang…

European Parliament urges Britain to start EU exit

06/27/2016

Berlin – The European Parliament’s chief called Sunday for British Prime Minister David Cameron to begin formal proceedings to leave the EU at a summit this week. Martin Schulz told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag that a…

Business leaders say ‘Brexit’ won’t affect PH, Cebu traders

Aileen Garcia-Yap 06/26/2016

The British vote to leave the European Union (EU), also called as the “Brexit,” will only affect the Philippines, including Cebu, if this British action will affect the US economy. This was the general sentiment of Cebu…

Exit vote Britain, EU plunged into uncertainty

06/26/2016

London — Britain has jumped. Now it is wildly searching for the parachute. The U.K.’s unprecedented decision to leave the European Union sent shock waves through the country and around the world Friday, rocking financial markets, toppling…

Breaking of nations

Jason A. Baguia 06/24/2016

I sit on a wooden chair in a hotel along Sokolovska Street in the city of Prague, Czech Republic where I am on a working trip. The world has just awakened to news that the majority in…

Philexport eyeing fund support to boost services

04/04/2016

Philexport Cebu is hoping to get additional funding support from a Netherlands agency for a program to further develop the organization’s capability to assist exporters in penetrating the huge European Union (EU) market. Federico T. Escalona, Philexport…

Big export decline seen in R7

Marites Villamor Ilano 02/15/2016

Adouble-digit decrease in export sales from Central Visayas was possible in 2015, given that global demand continued to be weak and major export markets have been reeling from external headwinds as well. Cebu exporters, however, remained “cautiously…

DTI: Let’s help micro enterprises participate in global value chain

02/15/2016

TRADE Assistant Secretary Rafaelita Aldaba said all government agencies should help strengthen local micro, small and medium enterprises to enable them to take advantage of the opportunities that will arise with the creation of the Asean Economic…

US issues travel alert

11/25/2015

Washington – The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Monday warning American citizens of “increased terrorist threats” in the wake of the Paris attacks. Belgium’s prime minister announced on the same day that Brussels will…

Europe must unite to defeat extremism

Jobers R. Bersales 11/19/2015

Will the European Union decide to cancel the Schengen Agreement and prevent the unrestricted cross-border movement of people in the wake of the dastardly terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday the 13th? This is a question that…

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