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 […]

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 […]

Power group meets to prioritize MisOr electrification roadmap

Power group meets to prioritize MisOr electrification roadmap Cagayan de Oro City – Energy firm STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) convened recently a planning group that will lay down plans to accelerate and prioritize the energization of Misamis Oriental at the sitio level. During a recent coordinating meeting held at the Mallberry Suites, officials from […]

BPI launches post-graduate scholarship for teachers

BPI launches post-graduate scholarship for teachers TWELVE public high school teachers from Region XII (SOCCSKARGEN) were accepted in the BPI Post Graduate scholarship program launched this year in partnership with the Department of Education and Mindanao State University – General Santos. Region XII is considered as one of the poorest region in the country and […]

Pinoy designer says: ‘Sketching Zs all my life’ led to iconic Nissan 370Z

Pinoy designer says: ‘Sketching Zs all my life’ led to iconic Nissan 370Z SUPER sleek with that palpable classic feel, the much talked about Nissan 370Z is the all-time iconic sports car of the company’s Z series and a fitting predecessor to the successful Nissan 350Z. Just like the 350Z, Nissan’s all-time iconic sports car […]

Davao Region to boost onion production

Davao Region to boost onion production By BEN D. ARCHE, Correspondent DAVAO City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region XI will augment the area planted to onions with the additional 117 hectares of land suitable for the crop. According to Melanie Provido, DA regional high-value commercial crops coordinator, the National Government allotted a […]

Diesel-fired barges to save Mindanao woes

Diesel-fired barges to save Mindanao woes By CARMELITO Q. FRANCISCO and BUTCH ENERIO Correspondents A POWER generator is set to do overtime to cushion the impending shortage of power in Mindanao as a result of a more than a month preventive maintenance system (PMS) that the Mindanao Power Corporation-Steag Inc. is under taking. In a […]

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