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Guingona: Consistency, not Charter change, needed

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Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III: No to Charter change. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Consistency in government policies would attract foreign investors more effectively than altering the economic provisions of the Constitution, a Liberal Party senator said on Sunday.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Mine spill fine too low? Don’t look at us–Philex

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A miner monitors quarrying operations at Philex Mining’s old open pit mine in Benguet. The P1-billion penalty paid by Philex Mining for the tailings spill that occurred at its Padcal mine site in August 2012 may have been “low,” according to Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The P1-billion penalty paid by Philex Mining Corp. for the tailings spill that occurred at its Padcal mine site in August 2012 may have been “low,” according to Sen. Sergio Osmeña III.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Miners seek Philex reopening

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A miner monitors quarrying operations at Philex Mining’s old open pit mine in Benguet. The P1-billion penalty paid by Philex Mining for the tailings spill that occurred at its Padcal mine site in August 2012 may have been “low,” according to Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Employees of Philex Mining Corp. staged a protest ritual in front of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) headquarters in Quezon City on Wednesday to press for the reopening of the company’s Padcal mine in Benguet that the government ordered shut after a massive mine tailing spill in August last year.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH needs to sustain 6.5% growth, says Neda chief

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Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The country’s chief economist said the impressive 6.5-percent growth for 2012 should be sustained for several years to allow it to seep through the grassroots and benefit ordinary Filipinos.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Fine banks that take in dirty money too–Joker Arroyo

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Sen. Joker Arroyo

Unless Philippine laws penalize a bank that accepts cash deposits of questionable origin, it would be useless to approve amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Law (Amla), a senator has pointed out.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Money launderers turn to ‘dry cleaning’

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Creative ways of “dry cleaning” instead of merely laundering stolen money have urged senators to eye the expansion of the list of institutions required to report purchases and other transactions involving P500,000 and above.

Posted: March 17th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philippines risks investors’ loss of faith–Senator Osmeña

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Laws regulating financial transactions are “so loose” that the Philippines risks discredit among investors unless these are addressed, Sen. Sergio Osmeña warned on Sunday. Osmeña, chair of the Senate banks, financial institutions and currencies committee, also denied the charge of businessman Roberto Ongpin that the legislative committees looking into his allegedly questionable dealings with the [...]

Posted: October 17th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DPWH chief vows to spend 80% of P90B infra budget

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MANILA, Philippines—Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has promised to spend 80 percent of the P90-billion budget for infrastructure in 2011, following pressure from senators anxious to raise the country’s economic productivity. Members of the Senate finance committee have complained that the Department of Public Works and Highway’s hesitance to spend has slowed down the growth [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

NTC vows to issue consumer-friendly decision on PLDT-Digitel merger

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MANILA, Philippines—The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has been studying all angles to protect the interests of the consumers in the proposed merger of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Digital Telecommunications Philippines Inc. (Digitel), and would work to come up with a decision before the end of the week. NTC Deputy Commissioner Carlo [...]

Posted: August 24th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Cadastral survey to end exaggerated land claims by LGUs – DENR

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MANILA, Philippines – Local units in Mindanao have been exaggerating the extent of their land areas in a bid to acquire bigger revenue allotments from the national government, Environment Secretary Jesus Paje warned senators on Monday. But if Congress supported his department’s move to finish the cadastral survey of the entire country, the government could [...]

Posted: August 15th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Get ready for rough ride, senators warn OFWs

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Exporters and overseas Filipino workers must brace themselves for the adverse effects of the economic turmoil in Europe and the United States, senators warned Wednesday. Remittances received by families of OFWs are likely to decrease, if not stop altogether, according to Senate ways and means chairman Ralph Recto. Senate finance chairman Franklin Drilon added that [...]

Posted: August 10th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Minimal impact seen from US credit woes

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The country’s economic managers on Monday assured senators scrutinizing the proposed 2012 budget that the credit-rating downgrade suffered by the United States would have a minimal impact on the Philippine economy. “Impact on the (gross domestic product) is relatively minor, about -0.1 percent. And impact on overall sectors is -0.5 percent,” Economic Planning Secretary Cayetano [...]

Posted: August 8th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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