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Aquino: Invest in Mindanao

PRESIDENT Aquino attends the Business Opportunities Forum with Malaysian businessmen at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, on the sidelines of his two-day state visit to Malaysia this week. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

With peace at hand in Mindanao, President Benigno Aquino III on Friday invited the Malaysian business community to invest in the region, citing how government reforms and a fairer business climate have led to an economic revival in the Philippines in recent years.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Neda updates strategies to generate jobs

Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: There is need to improve the skill sets of the poorest families. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Admitting that economic growth alone was not “sufficient” to reduce poverty, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan laid down, on Monday, the government’s “updated” strategies to ultimately achieve inclusive growth.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Skyway Stage 3 to cut Buendia-Balintawak travel to 15 minutes


The launch of the first of two private sector-led elevated expressways linking northern and southern Metro Manila was held on Wednesday, marking the formal start of a major infrastructure project aimed at easing traffic jams in the metropolis.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aquino: Govt transactions to be ‘100% checkless, 80% cashless’ by yearend

President Benigno Aquino III. PHOTO by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said the government aims to reduce its cash transactions by 80 percent once the year ends.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Binegno C. Aquino’ raffles off P650,000

Screenshot of text message claiming that President Benigno Aquino III gave away a prize of P650,000. PHOTO by MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

A text message claiming that President Benigno Aquino III gave away a prize of P650,000 was received by an INQUIRER.net employee Tuesday evening.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Herd above water


Last week, in the aftermath of supertyphoon “Yolanda,” when our dear leader Benigno Simeon (aka BS) declared a state of national calamity, he announced the release of some P1 billion for rescue-and-relief operations for more than 300,000 displaced victims.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Biotech sector gets boost

President Benigno Aquino III recently reiterated the government’s support for the role of the country’s science community and modern agricultural biotechnology in the food security and sufficiency program.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Breaktime: Tooth of the matter at BOC


What is all this trouble in the Bureau of Customs (supposedly the second-largest revenue-generating agency of the government) about?

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Aquino seen to bring home $1.7B in investments

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, front left, receives a plaque of appreciation posthumously presented to his father, Sen. Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., from Hong Won-ki, president of the Korea Journalists Society, at Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

President Benigno Aquino III is expected to bring home at least $1.7 billion in investments from Korean firms as a result of his state visit to South Korea.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

To Aquino with love: Trade bloc airs ‘real sentiments’


The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) will submit to President Aquino a set of proposals to address what it perceives to be impediments to the country’s growth.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Pay Piatco now, Aquino urged

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An ally of President Benigno Aquino III has called on the administration to immediately comply with the Court of Appeals ruling ordering the government to pay the builder of Ninoy Aquino Intenational Airport Terminal 3 (Naia 3) P16.2 billion ($371,426,668) as “just compensation” for the expropriation of the airport terminal.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

SSS gets support of business, labor groups in hiking contributions

President Benigno Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Social Security System is all set to increase the rate of contributions from members and their employers, saying it already got the blessing of various business and labor groups.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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