SEVEN out of 10 Filipinos believe their jobs will change because of Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to LinkedIn’s 2024 workplace trends survey.
PRICES of over 150 stock keeping units (SKUs) of Noche Buena products such as cheese, sandwich spread, ham, fruit cocktail, keso de bola, and mayonnaise have increased, according to the 2023 “mock-up” Noche Buena Price Guide of the Department of Trade...
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said its January-to-October collections rose by 11 percent on an annual basis to over P2.1 trillion, driven by its digitalization efforts and campaign against fake receipts.
TIRED after days and long hours of hearing budget presentations of different government agencies in plenary sessions, senators were suddenly energized at past 1 a.m. on Tuesday and took turns lambasting a newly-appointed tourism official for what they...
BEIJING has nixed the idea of Manila to have a separate code of conduct only among Southeast Asian claimants of the South China Sea.
STARTING January next year, every Friday will be a “catch-up” day in schools to improve the academic performance of learners, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Z. Duterte announced on Tuesday.
FOR the second consecutive year, BusinessMirror won the top prize of the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards. Henry Empeño’s article titled “Good as Gold” was adjudged the Agriculture Story of the Year during the awarding ceremony held last week...
THE demand for long-term government securities more than doubled to over P70 billion as investors’ asking yields for Treasury bonds (T-bonds) dropped on the back of easing inflation and pauses in monetary policy rates.
TO prepare for the consequences of the imposition of the global minimum corporate tax, the House Committee on Ways and Means approved last Tuesday several proposals aimed at enhancing Republic Act (RA) 11534 or the “Create” law.
BUDGET carrier Philippines AirAsia Inc. announced last Tuesday it was hailed as the “most punctual airline in Southeast Asia” by aviation analytics group LNRS Data Services Ltd. (trading as Cirium).
SIX power firms offered the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) over 3,000 megawatts (MW) of baseload capacity for delivery starting a year from now.
Filinvest Development Corp., the holding firm of the Gotianun group, announced last Tuesday it filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the shelf registration of peso-denominated fixed rate bonds of up to P3...
MERBAU Corp., the renewable energy (RE) arm of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., has completed the installation of 13.811-megawatt (MW) peak solar power for the integrated petrochemical complex of JG Summit which houses JG Summit Olefins Corp. (JGSOC) manufac...
THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) announced it has teamed up with ComClark Network and Technology Corp. to provide digital access to more than 2,000 geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) across the cou...
PHILEX Mining Corp. announced last Tuesday of having secured a P100-million syndicated debt facility for Silangan Mindanao Mining Co. Inc., which Philex Mining refers to as the “Silangan project.”
THE Senate has granted the Commission on Elections (Comelec) an additional P500 million for next year’s budget in preparation for the midterm elections scheduled in 2025.
PHILIPPINE hotel owners and opera-tors need a clear direction from the government on how it will achieve the pre-pandemic arrivals of 8.26 million and how the industry can help attain this goal.
Philippine authorities must closely monitor the software being used by private engineering and design contractors, particularly those involved in public works and infrastructure projects, according to The Software Alliance or BSA.
The lack of women leaders and champions in climate change-related activities and sectors, such as renewable energy and agriculture, could make it difficult for countries like the Philippines to make the just transition to a green and more sustainable ...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has denied reports that the personal data of Filipinos who took the Covid-19 vaccines that were leaked to the dark web came from their servers.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to partially revise the guidelines for the Social Development and Management Programs (SDMP) to ensure lasting benefits for host communities beyond the life of the mines.
ILOILO CITY—The government science and technology sector has spread out wider to the regions to establish more and better support facilities for startup businesses and in search of more investible solutions to the many challenges in society.
OFFICIALS of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) conveyed a positive outlook on the development of micro modular reactors (MMR) in the Philippines.
The first quarter of any given year is traditionally a slow period for stores in the Philippines. Demand for foodstuff and other consumer items usually tapers off by this time after the buying frenzy during the Christmas holidays. Because of this, the...
THE collection of the 1 percent withholding tax on online sellers improves transparency as it creates a “fair” and “accountable” digital business environment, an online tax-payment platform operator said.
THE Philippines’s project pipeline with the World Bank amounted to $2.8 billion with the largest allocations being for two development policy loans (DPLs).
LOCAL banana growers and exporters are urging the new agriculture secretary to prioritize the establishment of a fruit research center that would aid not just the banana industry but other high-value crops in combating pests as well as boosting produc...
UNSATISFIED with the country’s internet speed, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. is now pushing for a new partnership with United States-based tech firm Starlink to improve online accessibility for Filipinos.
THE Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutionality of the provision penalizing profiteering under Republic Act No. 7581 or The Price Act.
SINGAPORE—Unionbank of the Philippines (UBP) is ramping up its deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) to beef up security, improve efficiencies, and further tailor financial solutions for different demographics in the Philippines.
UNITED Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori has hailed the Philippines’s disaster risk reduction effort even as she reiterated that more work needs to be done to improve the country’s resilience.
SURIGAO del Sur 1st District Rep. Romeo Momo Sr. said a review of the National Building Code of the Philippines (NBCP) is long overdue citing the recent damage to infrastructure caused by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Sarangani.