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N. Luzon fiesta maker to market former US military property


In the past, a provincial fiesta was held based on the need to honor a Catholic saint’s feast day. But then came the Baguio Flower Festival, or Panagbenga in 1995, which changed the rules by becoming the first secular fiesta, after Bacolod’s popular Masskara, during the month of February.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Manila Bay development sparks ‘sunset’ protest

The famed Manila Bay sunset. Photo by DON LEJANO/INQUIRER.net

Hundreds of Filipinos converged on the Philippine capital’s main bayfront Tuesday for a unique “sunset watch” protest aimed at stopping what they said would be a disastrous reclamation project.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philippines can be RE leader in Southeast Asia: Greenpeace report


The Philippines is sitting on vast renewable energy potential of more than 250,000 megawatts of power that can save money, generate jobs and make electricity available and affordable to more Filipinos, Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.

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

Competitive advantage through people development


Are those with fortunes simply fortunate? Do our life circumstances depend more on fate or choice? Are leaders born or made?

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Mindanao’s new lands of promise


For decades, Mindanao, the country’s biggest island group, has been given this moniker because of its vast fertile land, scintillating sights and diverse natural wonders.

Posted: June 24th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New cities girding for development


It was an agonizing seesaw battle with the Supreme Court, famous or notorious for its flip-flopping decisions off and on over a four-year span: A decision handed down, reversed; request for reconsideration, a loss by one vote; request for reconsideration again, and then a gain by one vote.

Posted: May 17th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Of MICE and money

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IBALONG Centrum for Recreation (right) and Legazpi City Grand Central Terminal

The thrust of Albay is towards tourism and economic development, according to Governor Joey S. Salceda. Specifically, in the capital city of Legazpi, the economic developments can be summed up in the acronym MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions). Thus, of Mice and money. Any resemblance to John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” is purely the imagination of English majors.

Posted: April 28th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Development Plan’s export, investment thrust explained


The National Economic and Development Authority has refuted criticisms that the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) is anchored only on export-oriented and foreign-investment led model. Myrna Clara B. Asuncion, director of NEDA’s national planning and policy staff, said in an e-mail that the PDP had considered a “multi-speed world economy.” That means developed economies will take [...]

Posted: August 19th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Philippine banks fail to provide adequate credit to agriculture, fisheries


Philippine banks have failed to extend credit to Philippine farmers and fishermen, contributing to a huge financial gap in the agriculture sector and leaving farmers in the grip of usurers who charge exorbitant interests that plunge them into debt.

Posted: August 18th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philexim sees 79% rise in development loans

State-owned Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency (Philexim) expects to increase its outstanding guarantees for development loans to at least P25 billion by the end of this year, as it accommodates higher demand for its services amid a growing economy. The P25-billion projection by the end of the year represents a significant 79-percent rise from the P14 [...]

Posted: August 3rd, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

7-year dev’t plan guide for Philippines signed


The National Economic and Development Authority and the United Nations signed Thursday a program document describing joint actions and strategies that are aligned with the country’s medium-term development plan.

Posted: July 21st, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Think tank backs call for area-based plans


La Liga Policy Institute has expressed support for area-based planning pushed by Economic Planning Secretary Cayetano Paderanga Jr. to complement the country’s 2011-2016 Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP). The MTPDP is the country’s blueprint for broad-based economic programs until 2016. It incorporates inputs from government agencies, government-owned and -controlled corporations, business groups, civil society [...]

Posted: July 19th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »



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