Walking in the fields of Peace

Walking in the fields of Peace by: PED T. QUIAMJOT THE PHILIPPINES legal holidays have recently included the proclamation of Eidul Fitri or Eid Feter as a celebration to end the Muslim fasting during the month of June. It took time for the Philippine Historical Commission to understand the positive role of Islam which has […]

Baldoz calls to address labor-market mismatch to improve PH competitiveness

Baldoz calls to address labor-market mismatch to improve PH competitiveness The issue of job-skills mismatch has been a lingering problem both in the domestic and global labor markets. This is the introduction made by Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz during the 3rd National Competitiveness Council dialogue at Makati. Baldoz said that the inability of our job applicant […]

Competition in infrastructure services can enhance exports

Competition in infrastructure services can enhance exports The Philippines and other developing countries may consider introducing competition into infrastructure monopolies which is crucial for enhancing export competitiveness. This is the recommendation of trade experts in the book titled “Combating Anti-competitive Practices,” published by the International Trade Centre (ITC). ITC is the joint cooperation agency of […]

Boosting public goods and services provision can curb corruption

Boosting public goods and services provision can curb corruption The Philippines should efficiently provide public goods and services and create a business-friendly environment in an effort to stamp out corruption. Dr. Ronald Mendoza, executive director of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center and associate professor of economics, made this recommendation based on results […]

Cities urged to adopt cluster-based strategies to boost growth

Cities urged to adopt cluster-based strategies to boost growth The head of the League of Cities is urging cities to implement cluster-based strategies to further spur developments and continue to be the country’s most dynamic areas. “Development planners tell us that as economies become more globalized, cities need to adopt policies that embrace the tendency […]

MERALCO launches program to help SMEs reduce power costs

MERALCO launches program to help SMEs reduce power costs The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has launched the time-of-use (TOU) metering program specifically designed to help small and medium enterprises (SME) within its franchise area to help reduce the cost of their monthly electric consumption. The program was announced by Francisco Collantes, Jr., manager of the […]

Iligan City sees brighter business prospect as Bangsamoro Framework Agreement sealed

Iligan City sees brighter business prospect as Bangsamoro Framework Agreement sealed (By :Richel V. Umel, Business Week Mindanao) ILIGAN CITY – The signing of Bangasamoro Framework Agreement has established a road map and working atmosphere towards peace would add more confidence to investors to put their investment in Iligan City . Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz […]

So Much Alike and Yet.

Health IN Focus So Much Alike and Yet… BY Mary Jean Loreche Twins can either be identical or fraternal. Since their physical characteristics are so similar, it may take time and a keenness , before one gets to identify one from the other, except for family members, who, by their closeness can easily say which […]

Philippine Treasures

Philippine Treasures By Ignacio R. Bunye It’s about time the world knows how rich the Philippines truly is. The Musée du quai Branly (MQB) in Paris, France will be featuring the Philippines’ pre-Hispanic collection of pottery and gold in an “exhibition of indigenous art and culture” next year. This will be part of MQB’s mandate […]

Villars open Sendong Memorial, pay tribute to victims, the living

Villars open Sendong Memorial, pay tribute to victims, the living BY PAT SAMONTE BULUA, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Senator Manny Villar and Cynthia Villar, Chairman and Managing Director, respectively, of Villar Foundation, led the unveiling and dedication ceremonies on Thursday of Sendong Memorial, built to honor the memory of those who died and went […]

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