Aquino SONA promises - updates

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Fiscal incentives rationalization to add P30B in PH annual revenue

Aug 19, 2014 - 6:57 PM

After 16 years the departments of Finance and Trade and Industry have reached an agreement and will submit the revised version of the bill this week

Petilla: No need for Aquino to invoke emergency powers if …

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:47 PM

… PSALM will be allowed to contract additional generation capacities to address the Luzon power crisis in 2015

PEZA’s Jan-July investments up 30.77%

Aug 01, 2014 - 4:11 PM

A combination of approved export enterprises and IT companies boosted the period’s investments

DOE: Malampaya shutdown can no longer be moved

Jul 30, 2014 - 11:41 PM

The Interruptible Load Program and energy conservation are the best options so far to mitigate the looming power shortage the department says

NO TO RESCHEDULE. Shell Philippines Exploration B.V., the consortium running the Malampaya natural gas platform, has informed the Department of Energy that it could no longer reschedule the maintenance shutdown of the facility. Image from Sembcorp Marine website

Customs adamant: Apply for accreditation by July 31 or else...

Jul 30, 2014 - 7:08 PM

Despite pleas the agency is not extending the deadline for the accreditation of brokers and importers

NO EXTENSION. Customs Commissioner John Sevilla reiterates the agency will no longer extend the deadline for the brokers and importers' accreditation.

With 2 years left in his term, Aquino has more to do, biz groups say

Jul 30, 2014 - 5:42 PM

President Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address earns raves rants from business groups and a former Cabinet official

Meralco gets ready for the looming power crisis

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:45 PM

As Malacañang mulls over a state of emergency declaration in the power sector Meralco has outlined steps it may take to help mitigate any power shortage in Luzon in 2015

GETTING READY. Meralco has already outlined action steps in response to the looming power crisis. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Jay Directo

Philippine population to hit 142M by 2045

Jul 29, 2014 - 1:54 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the Philippine population will swell by nearly 50M in 2045 even with the projected decline in the annual growth rate

Netizens on SONA 2014: No FOI?

Jul 28, 2014 - 6:58 PM

While they were disappointed over the President s non mention of the FOI bill his emotional mention of his parents and his answer to his critics and detractors were not lost on them

Leftist lawmakers walk out as SONA begins

Jul 28, 2014 - 4:26 PM

UPDATED Makabayan bloc says it s now time to impeach the President who has further pushed our countrymen into increasing poverty

WALK OUT. Makabayan Bloc reps walks out of Congress at the start of President Benigno Aquino III's SONA. Photo by LeAnne/Rappler

MILF's Iqbal attends SONA

Jul 28, 2014 - 3:55 PM

The President is expected to tackle the Bangsamoro draft law during his SONA

READY. The Batasang Pambansa ahead of President Aquino's 2014 State of the Nation Address. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Aquino's 5th State of the Nation Address

Jul 28, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Watch and react to President Aquino's 5th SONA via the SONA 2014 Mood Meter and the live blog

#SONA2014: Join the conversation

Jul 28, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Be a part of SONA2014 through Rappler s online conversation and live blog beginning 2pm of July 28 Monday Philippine Standard Time

Customs: A year after SONA shaming

Jul 28, 2014 - 9:13 AM

How is the Customs doing a year after President Aquino singled it out in his SONA for being incompetent and corrupt?

HARD-PRESSED. Bureau of Customs Commissioner John Sevilla is leading the reforms meant to curb corruption and improve the collections of the agency

Fiscal incentives bill: Is it really priority?

Jul 27, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Now 15 years pending in Congress will this measure be passed before President Aquino’s term ends in 2016?

Businessmen’s SONA 'wishes'

Jul 27, 2014 - 5:01 PM

As President Aquino delivers his 5th SONA on July 28 businessmen say their top 3 wishes are improved competitiveness increased foreign direct investments and more jobs