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WEF: Cebu economy still fragile

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Rosy prospects bloom for the province of Cebu, but its economy could only grow further if the local government were to come up with a plan to address corruption, criminality and lack of infrastructure, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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

Government’s ‘to-do’ list remains long

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In the weeks leading up to the 2010 elections, the campaign of then senator Benigno Aquino III, in an attempt to hold on to its shrinking lead in the polls, included a series of TV ads that proclaimed “Kung Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap.” In May that year, 15 million people rallied behind this battle cry to sweep the son of the late Corazon Aquino to the presidency.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Internet, social media key tools in fighting corruption, says WEF exec

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In the age of internet and social media, information technology can also be used in fighting corruption, a senior director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) said.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Customs to go ‘paperless’ in 2015

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) wants virtually all transactions with importers to be done electronically by next year as part of efforts to promote transparency and curb corruption in the agency.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Why 1.1% agriculture growth?

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While the Philippine economy grew by 7.2 percent in 2013, agriculture grew by only 1.1 percent.

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

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