President Aquino has appointed Jose Rene Almendras as ad interim Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He replaces Secretary Albert del Rosario whose resignation took effect today. Prior to his appointment, Almendras was the cabinet secretary and Secretary of the Department of Energy.
Supreme Court allows Poe to run
SENATOR GRACE POE is still in the running for the presidency, after the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday reversed the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) cancellation of her certificate of candidacy.
2015 national economic performanceRECENT data released by the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) indicated that 2015 reflected positive performance in the country’s national accounts. At current prices, GDP totaled P13,285 billion compared to P12,643 billion during 2014
MGB to erase exploration permit backlog by June 30MINING firms with pending applications for exploration permit will know between today and June 30 if they can proceed with their projects or not, consistent with the “zero backlog” campaign of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).
Lawmaker pushes creation of Bureau of E-Commerce under trade department
The measure also seeks the full implementation of the electronic transactions in all offices of the national and local governments to simplify and promote efficiency in all public transactions with the government, which is under Republic Act 8792 or the “Electronic Commerce Act of 2000.”
Xurpas gains access to China
IT firm buys 23.53% of HK-based Micro Benefits for $10M - biggest offshore foray to date
Japan takes majority stake in Clark planning
JVTHE BASES Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and an equity investment corporation owned by the Japanese government have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) company yesterday that will draft the master plan for Clark Green City, the envisioned new metropolis north of Manila.
Foreign chambers cite obstacles to manufacturing growthTHE Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (JFC) has listed a number of constraints that are hampering the manufacturing sector from sustaining the steady growth that it has experienced in the last five years.