By Miguel R. Camus
A telecommunication industry group has formally opposed moves by lawmakers to require the registration of prepaid mobile phone SIM cards, saying their businesses will be hurt while the proposed measures would be ineffective in achieving their purpose of promoting public safety and preventing crime.
Expressing collective disgust over unabated smuggling, unfavourable policies, and plunder of government funds in the name of farmers, local agricultural producers and allied industries on Wednesday formed an alliance to fight for survival and the rights of farm workers.
By Ernesto Ordoñez
I was in Myanmar last week to give a talk to industry leaders from nine countries, having been a former president of the Asean Federation of Cement Manufacturers (AFCM). I took this occasion to visit officials of the National League for Democracy (NLD). Its leader is Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
Consumer advocates said water service subscribers may face higher rates, instead of a much-awaited cut in water tariffs, because the cost of the recently initiated arbitration process between regulators and a concessionaire will be passed on to and recovered from their bills.
By Conrado R. Banal III
Even before news broke out about the public call for “mass gathering” at the Luneta park, many of the guys down here in my barangay were ready to take to the streets in protest over the reported anomalies in the congressional pork barrel.
Oil prices rose in Asian trade Thursday on concerns that escalating violence in Egypt will disrupt supplies from the Middle East, analysts said.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
Hundreds of onion farmers and traders from Nueva Ecija protested at the Department of Agriculture (DA) headquarters in Quezon City, on Monday, lamenting the agency’s “inappropriate, ill-timed” issuance of import permits.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
Emplyees of Digitel Telecommunications Philippines Inc. have asked to be absorbed into the company’s new parent, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) following the merger between the two telcos.
By Cathy Yamsuan
, Jeannette I. Andrade
Employees of Philex Mining Corp. staged a protest ritual in front of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) headquarters in Quezon City on Wednesday to press for the reopening of the company’s Padcal mine in Benguet that the government ordered shut after a massive mine tailing spill in August last year.
By Joshua Freed
Just when Boeing really needs its engineers, they’re voting on whether to strike.
By Niña P. Calleja
AGRICULTURE industry leaders are now up in arms against the government for awarding incentives to a Thai agribusiness giant that threatens the livelihood of a third of the local labor force.
By Danilo V. Adorador III
About 1,000 islanders on Monday demonstrated outside the regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Surigao City, voicing anger over what they claimed were bureaucratic red tape and anomalies that affect their mining jobs.