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Agency seeks bigger budget for rice R&D

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is seeking a bigger budget for rice research and development, citing studies showing that the country’s R&D spending has been lower than those of neighboring countries.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Aboitiz unit raises capital outlay by 35% to P5.4B

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The property unit of the Aboitiz group has mapped out a nationwide expansion program and will increase its capital expenditure program for this year.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t posts P80.9B budget surplus in April

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The government posted a budget surplus in August as revenue collection grew by a much faster pace than expenditures.

A record-high budget surplus was recorded in April, nearly wiping out the deficit since the start of the year, as government spending slumped despite the need for extensive reconstruction efforts in typhoon-ravaged Visayas.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Passage of pending rare diseases bill important step forward

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HOPING FOR THE BEST Doctors Sylvia Estrada of the Institute of Human Genetics, Galvez Tan, Padilla, Rep. Ting, and Magdaraog pray for the passage of Rare Diseases Act this year.

Enjoying the windfall revenues from the Sin Tax Law as well as the realignment of Priority Development Assistance Fund or the pork barrel, the Department of Health (DOH) will have its highest budget increase in history—from P53 billion in 2013 to P83.7 billion this year.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

New Malaysian budget airport opens

Passengers wait at the entrance of International departure hall on the opening day of new terminal KLIA2 in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, May 2, 2014. Malaysia opened what it said was the world's largest purpose-built terminal for low cost carriers in Kuala Lumpur.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT THIAN

Malaysia on Friday officially opened a new airport built specifically for the fast-growing budget-travel sector, but with the country’s aviation industry under deep scrutiny over the loss of missing flight MH370.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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