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W. Visayas boosts culinary tourism

ILOILO CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is pushing for the growth of culinary tourism in Western Visayas. “Food is part of our culture. We are celebrating our culinary heritage,” said lawyer Helen Catalbas, DOT regional director for Western Visayas, [...]

May 29, 2018 Business

Iloilo now has an international hotel

After a very successful run in Cebu and a flourishing hotel in Manila, Marriott is expanding its wings in Iloilo, Philippines. Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo is not only the first international hotel in Iloilo. It is also the first of [...]

May 27, 2018 Business

Up to 10,000 Jollibee workers to be regularized

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday said more than 10,000 workers of Filipino fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. may soon be granted regular employment status. Bello said the inspection of compliance to labor laws by establishments, including Jollibee’s other [...]

April 6, 2018 Business

PH ranked 2nd most unfriendly country to startup businesses

PH ranked 2nd most unfriendly country to startup businesses: Senator Paolo “Bam” Aquino IV on Tuesday renewed his call for the passage of a measure strengthening support for Filipino entrepreneurs, especially those in start-up businesses. Aquino said it is important [...]

March 20, 2018 Business

Coming soon: Ikea at SM Mall of Asia

The guess­ing game is over, Ikea at SM Mall of Asia coming soon. Swedish fur­ni­ture gi­ant Ikea is open­ing its first Philip­pine store be­side the Mall of Asia, this we have on good au­thor­ity. The Ikea store will have its own [...]

March 12, 2018 Business
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Comelec to hold public hearings on barangay polls postponement in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections will conduct public hearings on whether to postpone or not the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Mindanao set on May 14. The Comelec en banc said that the public hearings will be [...]

January 12, 2018 Business
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PCSO chairman resigns

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 4:20 p.m.) — Malacañang on Friday announced that Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz, an “invaluable worker in government,” had resigned from his post for health reasons. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque however clarified that Corpuz is not [...]

January 12, 2018 Business

PH seeks to boost fruit exports to S. Korea

The Philippines on Saturday requested improved market access for its fruit exports to South Korea during the meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) Economic Ministers in Manila. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez made the request to his counterpart, [...]

September 10, 2017 Business, News
Britons in ‘investment scam’

3 Britons in ‘investment scam’ held

Britons in ‘investment scam’ – The National Bureau of Investigation arrested three British nationals, along with 35 local personnel, for allegedly running an investment scam from a Cavite-based company. A press briefing at the NBI headquarters in Manila on Friday [...]

April 9, 2017 Business
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Why Japanese billionaire Okada invested in Philippines

MANILA – Japanese casino tycoon Kazuo Okada said he bought land in the Philippines nearly a decade ago, seeing immense potential in what was then, Asia’s laggard economy.     On Wednesday, Okada soft opened a $2.4-billion plum-hued gaming resort in [...]

December 23, 2016 Business