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PH aims to be among top 20 most competitive countries by 2020

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines currently ranks 99th out of 190 countries in terms of ease of doing business according to the World Bank Group s International Finance Corporation

Can conglomerates foster inclusive development in PH?

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The country faces a dilemma in development as it strives to achieve growth and progress amid distress and poverty

DILEMMA. The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies despite having the third highest poverty incident rate in ASEAN.

NCC plans to cut around 5,000 ‘red-tape’ measures in December

Oct 04, 2016 - 6:26 PM

The government gains momentum in its bid remove outdated laws that complicate doing business in the Philippines

PH slips 10 notches in 2016 WEF Global Competitiveness

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:20 AM

The Philippines ranking drops in 8 of 12 pillars cited in the survey including goods market efficiency technological readiness innovation and infrastructure

FIRST DROP. The Philippines ranks 57th out of 138 economies this year, from a year ago's 47th.

Progress under Aquino but more reforms needed – foreign bizmen

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Foreign business executives based in the Philippines say BPO infrastructure manufacturing and tourism are sectors where progress has been made in policy and economic reforms

MAKE A DENT. Members of the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines (shown in the photo) say weakest areas are now being focused upon by the National Competitiveness Council. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

APEC 2015: How to make economic growth inclusive

Nov 13, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Growing economies in a manner that is quick and equitable is this year s tall order the APEC Business Advisory Council 2015 says

SPREADING PROSPERITY. These world leaders cite their own initiatives to link small players to the supply chain. From left: CEMEX Philippines' Arturo Rodriguez Jalili; PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk Franciscus Welirang; Ayala Corporation's Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala; Banco de la Microempresa's Cesar Vela Bazan; United Nations Development Program's Marcos Athias Neto. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

What will the Philippines gain from hosting APEC 2015?

Nov 11, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The APEC Business Advisory Council says larger economies are curious about the country s growth story

ALL EYES. The Philippines becomes the world's biggest stage for a week as it hosts this year's APEC. In the photo are (from left) APEC Business Advisory Council’s Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala,Tony Tan Caktiong, and Guillermo Luz. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

PH drops to No. 103 in World Bank Doing Business report

Oct 28, 2015 - 5:59 PM

The fall is due to a drop in a number of indicators and the increasing competitiveness of other countries but the results are disputed by the National Competitiveness Council

GIVING CONTEXT. World Bank and IFC officials explain the results of its latest Doing Business Report on October 28, 2015. (From left) Karl Kendrick Chua, World Bank senior economist; Guillermo Luz; Jesse Ang, IFC Principal Investment Officer; Motoo Konishi; and Roberto Galang. All photos by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Iloilo pitches massive infrastructure plan for the city

Jul 24, 2015 - 11:10 AM

A seamless railway an intelligent transport system and a government center may soon be built in Iloilo City through public private partnerships

Iloilo City to turn APEC meeting into marketing opportunity

Jul 20, 2015 - 12:15 AM

Hosting APEC is a way to boost awareness of the investment opportunities and strengths of Iloilo City as an investment destination

Index shows local governments make PH more competitive

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:07 PM

The Manila is the country’s most competitive city while Davao del Sur heads the provinces according to the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index

'Invest in PH now' - Gov't, business make pitch to US investors

Jun 29, 2015 - 12:27 AM

The conference is part of a high level 3 city trade mission aimed at encouraging US investment in the country

Start a business in 8 days and 6 steps, gov’t promises

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:55 AM

The reforms are designed to push the country into the top 3 of globally competitive economies

New reforms cut the time it takes to register a new business by more than 4 times

PH improves in 7 of 12 global report cards

Dec 11, 2014 - 9:53 PM

This an indication that the country is moving forward in addressing competitiveness issues but we need to keep this level of performance going

Gov't agencies to undergo 3rd-party audit in 2015

Dec 11, 2014 - 9:30 PM

The audit will not look into the agencies expenditures but will assess how they operate and deliver services to the public

New methodology in WB 'Doing Business' report draws flak

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:57 AM

The National Competitiveness Council says it will put in writing its complaint against the new methodology applied in the 2014 report which made it appear that the Philippines has slid in its ranking

'Senate, House and Customs need a lot of soul-searching'

Feb 05, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Some agencies with the inherent purpose of fighting corruption are perceived as insincere in combatting it

Govt eyes higher ranking in 'doing business' survey

Sep 19, 2013 - 1:58 PM

UPDATED The National Competitiveness Council reports business processes in the country have been cut in a bid to boost the Philippines ranking in a global competitiveness survey

The National Competitiveness Council is looking to boost PH's 'Ease of doing business' ranking. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro is PH's most competitive city – report

Jul 30, 2013 - 8:26 PM

The report data for which was gathered in 2012 ranks cities and municipalities based on 3 indicators: economic dynamism government efficiency infrastructure

PH aims to jump 29 steps in 'doing business' survey

May 03, 2013 - 6:45 PM

Targets include cutting the current 36 steps it takes to start a business to 16 and reducing the number of tax payments from the current 47 to 14

The National Competitiveness Council is looking to boost PH's 'Ease of doing business' ranking. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

PH rank in 2012 global surveys improves but...

Dec 24, 2012 - 10:11 PM

The Philippine National Competitiveness Council NCC data shows the country improves its ranking in 5 of the 8 global competitiveness surveys for the year

Gov't projects under Aquino up to 30% cheaper

Sep 18, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Reforms in the country s procurement processes have now made projects cheaper by as much as 30

Ayala, Sy, Gokongwei to join Aquino in US, UK trips

Jun 04, 2012 - 8:27 PM

About 26 top Filipino businessmen are part of the delegation that will accompany President Aquino in his visits to the United Kingdom and United States from June 4 to 10

What's the real score in the NAIA-1 project?

Dec 04, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Renowned Filipino designers Kenneth Cobunpue Royal Pineda and Budji Layug were snubbed when their design for a new Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 was reportedly shelved