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Voiding power rate hike won’t stop DOJ probe

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Despite the decision of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to void the electricity price hike in the fourth quarter last year, the Department of Justice on Friday said it would continue its investigation into the alleged price manipulation and anticompetitive behavior of power companies.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Meralco trying to violate SC order—Casiño

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Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño . INQUIRER photo

Always on the prowl for any anomaly, former Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño said the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has violated the Supreme Court ruling against the power rate hike.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Consumers warn of another P5 power rate hike

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Indignant consumers on Saturday slammed the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) for another rate increase—one not covered by the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order (TRO).

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BSP cites consumers’ downbeat sentiment

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Households in the country expect smaller incomes and higher expenses amid tougher economic conditions in the current quarter of the year, results of a survey by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed.

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

PH consumers among world’s most optimistic

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Filipino consumers remain the second most confident spenders in the world in the third quarter of 2013 despite a slight decline in overall optimism, according to the latest survey results of market research firm Nielsen.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Consumers seek writ of kalikasan against MWSS

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Photo from http://www.mwss.gov.ph

A coalition of consumer groups in Metro Manila and nearby provinces has asked the Court of Appeals to issue a “writ of kalikasan” to stop the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and its two concessionaires from using a combined sewerage drainage system.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tariff on flour imports to raise bread prices

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Consumers should brace themselves for a possible increase in bread prices this September, as importers of Turkish flour will no longer be able to supply bakers with the low-priced flour.

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

Mid-income brands drive more business than luxury brands

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An analysis of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2012 Report reveals that brands targeting the middle-income market made up much of the world’s top 10 global brands in 2012.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Enriching consumers’ lives through technology

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CUSTOMER happiness 2.0 led Asus to create the Transformer AIO.

Stiff competition in the gadgets market has driven consumers to be extra picky with their purchases.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Consumer sentiment improves in Q4

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CONSUMER sentiment in the country significant improved, albeit remained negative, in the fourth quarter as the economy’s favorable performance boosted the outlook of some households on their own incomes.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH consumers among world’s most bullish

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Shoppers queue at a bakeshop in SM Southmall in Las Piñas City on Aug. 4, 2012. Filipino consumers continue to have one of the highest confidence levels to spend in the third quarter of 2012, according to a survey of residents in 58 countries.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

Filipino consumers continue to have one of the highest confidence levels to spend in the third quarter of the year among residents of 58 countries surveyed by media research firm Nielsen.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

You’ll have enough cooking gas, public assured

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has assured the public of an adequate supply of cooking gas, even in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, which were devastated by the massive flooding spawned by the recent incessant monsoon rains.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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