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Aid agencies urged to support PH antipoverty programs

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Multilateral lenders and other development partners have been urged to align their plans for the country with the goals outlined in the government’s new anti-poverty strategy.

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

Gov’t unveils updated PH development plan

The government has unveiled details of the updated Philippine Development Plan (PDP), which is targeted to provide better quality of life for Filipinos by 2016 through measures that would cut jobless rate, underemployment and poverty.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t to focus on exports following 2013 economic gain – Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The recent success of the country in the Gross Domestic Product race in Asia has been second only to superpower China.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Traffic costs P2.4B daily’

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P2.4-BILLION TRAFFIC 

Congested streets and traffic jams cost the country as much as P2.4 billion a day in lost productivity and potential income, according to a study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Jica has been tapped by the government to come up with a transportation development road map for the Philippines. JOAN BONDOC

If time is money, then the Philippines is losing P2.4 billion a day in potential income due to traffic congestion that eats up time that could have been used for productive pursuits, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

It’s not about being right, it’s about making money

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Even with a shortened trading period of four days last week—in observance of the birth anniversary of Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio on Friday, Nov. 30—the market still managed to make a major advance equivalent to 88.11 points or 1.59 percent on the main index at 5,640.45 which, incidentally, was another all-time high.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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  • Local stock index regains lost ground
  • Century Properties to diversify into commercial leasing
  • SM Prime raises P20 billion from bond offer
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  • Technology

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  • ‘Internet fasting’—returning to the real world
  • PH ranks 8th in Ice Bucket Challenge participation
  • Google tests using drones to deliver goods
  • DigiTech conference, Best of Anime to keep September busy
  • Opinion

  • Aquino-SC standoff dangerous to balance of power
  • Editorial cartoon, September 01, 2014
  • Independent Sereno
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  • Global Nation

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