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Consumer, gov't spending to lift PH economy in 2019 – PCCI

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The Philippines' largest business group is optimistic that the country's 'resilient' economy will continue to grow in 2019

'RESILIENT' ECONOMY. The Philippines will continue to enjoy a high growth rate in 2019, according to the PCCI. File photo

SC stops DOE, ERC from limiting major power consumers' supply choices

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The Supreme Court says there appears to be no basis for the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission to require major power consumers to source their electricity only from certain suppliers

PCCI: Investors may dump PH over cancelled mining agreements

Feb 15, 2017 - 11:16 PM

How can a company risk stockholders money in projects if the investment rules are unclear and uncertain? says the president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz Lopez, in a press briefing in Malacañang on February 9, 2017, said their agency is gearing towards the establishment of ‘E3 zone’ or the ecological, economical and educational programs in areas where mining firms will be closed. Malacañang Photo

Makati Business Club denounces Marcos burial

Nov 21, 2016 - 5:50 PM

This event will make it difficult to impart the right lessons to future generations regarding a dark period in our history says one of the country s largest business groups

COMPLIED. The Armed Forces of the Philippines succeeds in giving the Marcos family a peaceful ceremony away from protesters. Photo from Marcos Presidential Center

PH, China businessmen to sign MOUs during Duterte's Beijing visit

Oct 13, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Around 400 Filipino businessmen are set to join President Rodrigo Duterte in his visit to China

Former PCCI, ECOP head Miguel Valera dies, 76

Aug 24, 2016 - 7:55 PM

ADVISORY: Varela is survived by his wife Cecil 4 daughters 4 grandchildren sisters Dulce and Cori and younger brother Jesus and his 95 year old mother

Photo from the NEDA website

Breed okra, capture $100M Japanese market

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Market for okra and edamame soybean is expanding overseas

HEALTHY INVESTMENT. The planned breeding of high value crops— okra and edamame – for the Japanese market is the top priority of the PCCI-IPB partnership

2005 ConCom members back federalism shift under Duterte

Jun 10, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Former members of the 2005 consultative commission that studied proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution back the revived calls for a shift to federalism

BACKING FEDERALISM. Former members of the 2005 consultative commission to amend the 1987 Constitution back the proposal to shift to federalism under president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Last-minute changes, surprises at PCCI presidential 'debate'

Oct 27, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago fields questions Vice President Jejomar Binay asks for a change in format LP standard bearer Mar Roxas insists on taking questions from the audience Senator Grace Poe makes a last minute appearance

Presidential bets on taxes, infra and the charter

Oct 27, 2015 - 5:07 PM

4 main presidential contenders face businessmen at a forum of the Philippine Business Conference and Expo on October 27 and lay out their economic programs

ASEAN integration: PH energy sector OK, sugarcane industry in trouble

Oct 22, 2015 - 8:31 PM

The energy sector stands to benefit from the integration while the sugarcane industry is seen to be adversely affected a former energy undersecretary and lawyer says

LEGAL EAGLES. Experts discuss the legal procedures to merging as well as as the new business environment that regional integration will bring at the Philippine Corporate Mergers: "Developing a scenario for ASEAN entry and competitiveness" forum held at AIM on October 22, 2015 (seated from left: former Energy Undersecretary Jose Layug, PCCI's George Barcelon, and SEC CommissioneManuel Gaite). Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

How mining continuously rapes nature

Sep 03, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Studies show that equivalent to the large volumes of mineral extractions is a very hefty price paid in the destruction of the environment and ecological balance

TO DUST. Trees in a critical watershed were cut to make way for a mining operation in Mindanao. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH should boost R and D sector – economist

Jul 16, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The Philippines needs to build more farm to market roads and boost the research and development sector to sustain or even improve its economic growth says an economist

LIBERALIZATION. If the Philippines wants to make the most of ASEAN integration, the country must introduce essential reforms including the liberalization of key sectors of the economy. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

Business groups seek approval of road linking port of Manila to Skyway

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:17 PM

Half the current number of delivery trucks from the Port of Manila would use proposed elevated link to the Skyway stage 3 the PCCI says

Less tax breaks to drive away carmakers – Japanese investors

Feb 10, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Japanese investors are also hoping that tax credits and common testing facilities will be included as incentives in the roadmap

Cavite-Laguna expressway rebidding floor price: P20.1B

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:43 PM

The rebidding of the controversial public private partnership project is scheduled in May 2015

Malacañang orders rebid of Cavite-Laguna expressway project

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Ayala’s AC infrastructure Holdings Inc which won the bid with Aboitiz Land reiterates its position that it will not take any legal action upon the rebidding of the P35 4 billion PPP project

NO LEGAL PROTEST. The Ayala group will take legal actions against the government's plan to rebid a big-ticket project which is seen to decongest traffic along Laguna and Cavite roads, particularly on Sta. Rosa-Aguinaldo Highway. Photo from the PPP Center

Israeli firms explore opportunities in PH agri, water services

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:44 PM

Israeli businesses recognize agriculture’s potential as a driver of the Philippine economy

Aquino still inclined to rebid Cavite-Laguna expressway project

Nov 12, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Despite mixed reactions President Benigno Aquino III insists that rebidding the P35 4 billion PPP project is meant to get the best deal for our people

PCCI favors rebidding of Cavite-Laguna expressway project

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:54 PM

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry favors a rebid of the P35 4 billion CALAX to ‘maximize economic benefits’

Business groups urge Aquino to act on 8-point economic reform

Oct 24, 2014 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry asks Aquino to focus on pressing matters like the 2015 energy crisis port congestion and ASEAN integration

No need to declare power sector emergency – PCCI

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Temporary measures to mitigate the looming power crisis in Luzon are fine for as long they are acceptable to all the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry says

PH businessmen seek suspension of new rules on colorum operators

Jun 21, 2014 - 7:05 PM

The businessmen fear that higher fines against colorum operators at this time would lead to a truck shortage and hamper the delivery of perishable goods and raw materials

Post-WEF, PH, Malaysian firms identify specific growth areas

Jun 03, 2014 - 12:53 PM

The peace agreement in Mindanao and the BIMP EAGA also boosted the opportunities for increased trade in the East Asian economic growth area

Frontier Oil IPO to raise P2.2B

Oct 25, 2013 - 6:00 PM

The Philippine Stock Exchange approves the P2 2 billion initial public offering of Frontier Oil Corporation

FUND RAISING. Oil and gas firm Frontier Oil expects to raise over P2 billion from its IPO. File photo by AFP

Ban cuts 20% of plastic industry jobs

Jun 18, 2013 - 2:08 PM

The plastic ban that local governments have imposed in their cities resulted in slashing 20% of the local plastics industry workforce

AFFECTED. The banning of plastic bags in different local government units has already affected 20% of the local plastics industry. Photo by AFP