The recently retired Foreign Affairs secretary of the Philippines says the country’s position on the South China Sea dispute should continue well into the next administration, which will be determined in May elections.
Poe takes the lead; Robredo closes in
SENATOR GRACE POE took the lead in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey -- conducted up to the eve of the Supreme Court ruling that cleared her run for the presidency -- that also saw Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay, administration bet Manuel “Mar” A. Roxas II and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte on her heels.
Billionaire Sy, Lazada team up for online retail
BILLIONAIRE Henry Sy, owner of the largest Philippine builder and retailer, has partnered with an online retailer backed by Germany’s Rocket Internet SE to target the rising number of consumers in the Southeast Asian nation who shop using the Internet.
Ayala eyes opportunities in Indonesia
AYALA CORP. is tapping the capital market to refinance its maturing obligations, as the Philippines’ oldest conglomerate sets sight on opportunities in Indonesia as part of a “more conscious effort” to venture outside its home turf.
Peza enticing Foxconn to operate in PHL
THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) is again courting Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer and assembler of Apple iPhones, to locate to the Philippines as the investment promotion authority sees increasing interest from Taiwanese manufacturers.