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Gentle mind agreement

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Okay, boss, the hot political issue this side of the West Philippine Sea is this EDCA—the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the United States—but the guys down here in my barangay are asking only one question: What is in it for them?

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Rift between PH, China threatens trade, tourism ties — Global Source

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Screengrab from http://www.globalsourcepartners.com/

Prolonged diplomatic chill between the Philippines and China risks reversing the trend of “mutually beneficial” trade and travel ties that have been growing rapidly over the years, according to the New York-based think tank Global Source.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH does not fear ‘economic backlash’ from China

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) and Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei (AP FILE PHOTO)

Who is afraid of China? Not the Philippines. Malacañang on Wednesday said it will protect the country’s national interest, including its economy, in the face of threats from China over maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Business is business’ despite sea row

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THE Nanning International Convention & Exhibition Center is the permanent venue of the China-Asean Exposition (CAExpo).  Photo by VOLT CONTRERAS

There is at least one place in China each year where its long-standing maritime disputes with some of its Southeast Asian neighbors like the Philippines are set aside and replaced with gestures of goodwill—or, to be more precise, the handshakes of good business.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Oil drilling group gets 2-year extension

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Forum Energy Plc has secured a two-year extension for its work program under Service Contract 72, Philex Petrolem Corp., a major shareholder, said on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

Forum Energy Plc, which is exploring for oil and gas within the highly contested Recto Bank off the West Philippine Sea, has secured a two-year extension for its work program under Service Contract 72.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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