By Paolo G. Montecillo
The latest sovereign ratings upgrade the Philippines won from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) this week gives the country more than just bragging rights for having earned its highest credit rating ever. Officials said the improved rating, which they claimed represents the international community’s more favorable view of the Philippine economy, should translate into tangible [...]
By the staff
In line with a recent Grant Thornton study, which showed that Filipino women are getting more influential in boardroom, Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands has brought onboard two more women to its board of directors. This makes five out of BPI’s 15 board members women—more than the comparative representation in the boardroom of other big banks in the country.
By Gil Cabacungan
The head the House committee on energy is yearning for the days before the government handed over to the private sector the keys to the power generation industry under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) 12 years ago.
By Amy R. Remo
Sunwest Water and Electric Co. Inc. (Suweco), led by Bicol-based businessman Elizaldy S. Co, is planning to spend about P800 million to put up four mini hydropower plants and a back-up bunker facility to serve the electricity requirements of Tablas Island in Romblon.
By Amy R. Remo
Customers of power distributor Manila Electric Co. may expect their electricity rates to go down, after the Energy Regulatory Commission approved the utility’s new power supply agreements (PSAs) and its peak/off-peak (POP) program.