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PHL urged to invest more in higher education to achieve inclusive growth

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, June 22 (PNA) – The country needs to invest more in higher education and skills training that can contribute to inclusive growth, according to a study by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies […]
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Drilon: Gov’t body can stop SMC-PLDT-Globe telecom deal

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) can stop the joint acquisition of the San Miguel Corp (SMC) telecommunications assets by two industry giants if the deal, after a review, would encourage or result in a monopoly, […]
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Duterte studying proposal to raise rookie cops’ pay to P50K

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is now studying a proposal to increase the salaries of police and military personnel up to a minimum of P50,000 a month. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said that this is in fulfillment of Duterte’s […]
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Duterte NEDA chief sees 6.6 pct economic growth this year

MANILA, June 2 (Mabuhay) – The economy could grow up to 6.6 percent this year, below the outgoing government’s target, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s incoming socioeconomic planning secretary said Thursday. Duterte, who will take over from President Benigno Aquino on June...
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Competition Act promotes equal opportunities to all: official

MANILA, May 17 (Mabuhay) – The newly enacted Philippine Competition Act, or Republic Act 10667, will help emerging businesses or startups to grow, a commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said Tuesday. “It is important to reflect on what […]
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Duterte economic team vows to ease restrictions on foreign investments

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte will focus on easing restrictions on foreign direct investments specifically on land ownership and share of capital, Ernesto Pernia, one of the members of his economic team, said on Monday.  “He’s willing to […]
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Americans and Filipinos have shares of worries

One of the words in the dictionary that many perhaps wish never existed because its corollary unpleasantness is worry simply defined as “thinking about problems or fears or showing concern because you think that something bad has happened or could […]
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Duterte admin to speed up Mindanao dev’t

MANILA  (PNA) – If successful in the May 9 elections, the administration of PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte will give priority to accelerating economic growth and social development in Mindanao. This was the assurance given by PDP-LABAN president Sen. Aquilino […]
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Cebu Pacific becomes first airline in Asia-Pacific to order ergonomic seats for new Airbus fleet

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) – Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific on Tuesday announced that it has order the SL3510 seat model from Recaro Aircraft Seating for its brand-new fleet of 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft, making it the first airline […]
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The measure of happiness

In this suffering world, the month of March has just passed with a day devoted to the subject of happiness. The event was heralded as the International Day of Happiness, a global celebration coordinated by nonprofit Action for Happiness in […]