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Consumer group pushes transparent oil pricing

Consumer advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc. is pushing for transparency in retail prices of petroleum products and the regular maintenance of power plants as part of end-users’ right to information and to provide them access to fair pricing of petroleum products and electricity......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarApr 16th, 2018

Group under CBCP opposes Charter change, citing lack of transparency

AN ORGANIZATION under the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has expressed its opposition to charter change, saying it is untimely and not transparent. The CBCP’s lay sector, Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (LAIKO), said in a statement on Thursday that “ in unity with all Filipinos who are freedom-loving and defenders of truth, we strongly… link: Group under CBCP opposes Charter change, citing lack of transparency.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Group under CBCP opposes Charter change, citing lack of transparency

AN ORGANIZATION under the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has expressed its opposition to charter change, saying it is untimely and not transparent......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Testosterone pushes men to luxury brands — study

PARIS, France -- A single dose of testosterone steers men towards luxury brands of cars, watches, pens, or clothes which, like stag anglers and peacock tails, signal "status" to the female gender, scientists said Tuesday. The sex hormone, it turns out, is a major influencer of male consumer behavior, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications. "This is likely because testosterone plays a role in behaviors that relate to social rank (in animals), and owning status products is a strategy to signal one's rank within human social hierarchies," study co-author Gideon Nave of the University of Pennsylvania told AFP. Studies have already established that hu...Keep on reading: Testosterone pushes men to luxury brands — study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Cal-Comp set to hold IPO

Consumer electronics producer Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines) Inc., a unit of Taiwan-based New Kinpo Group (NKG), filed on Friday an application to raise as much as P6.77 billion from an initial.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

S. Korea’s LG Group heads for fourth generation succession

South Korea’s LG Group on Friday welcomed the heir to its late patriarch as holding company board member, paving the way for yet another family transfer of corporate power in the country. LG is the South’s fourth-biggest conglomerate and perhaps best known internationally for its household appliances and consumer electronics, but among myriad other activities […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

French cognac gets green light for ‘XXO’ label

French cognac will soon be able to be marketed as XXO, or "extra extra old," after regulators accepted a push by distillers to modify strict sales and production rules, an industry group said Monday. Currently, producers can apply only three quality distinctions: VS (very special), VSOP (very superior old pale) or XO (extra old)---all written in English in a nod to Britain's historical involvement in the brandy trade. But cognac heavyweight Hennessy, eyeing strong demand in Asia, had begun marketing a prestige bottle as "XXO Cognac Hors d'Age," or Beyond Age. France's consumer protection agency ordered Hennessy to pull the distinction from the labels in December, saying buye...Keep on reading: French cognac gets green light for ‘XXO’ label.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

AlipayHK and GCash launch cross-border remittance service powered by Alipay’s blockchain technology

AlipayHK and GCash today announced the launch of a cross-border remittance service through their e-wallet platforms, powered by cutting-edge blockchain technology developed by Alipay, the online payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group ("Ant Financial", "Ant"). This is the first blockchain-based cross-border digital wallet remittance service globally, offering a fast, secure, convenient, transparent and low-cost way to transfer money directly between individuals in Hong Kong and the Philippines. Alipay has applied blockchain technology to streamline the remittance process, radically improving the speed of delivery, enhancing transparency of the process and drast...Keep on reading: AlipayHK and GCash launch cross-border remittance service powered by Alipay’s blockchain technology.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

ERC abolition: Some gov t agencies, private groups favor it, others don t

Some concerned government agencies and private entities have opposed the proposal to abolish the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) but a consumer group backed House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Consumer group seeks gov’t approval of higher feed-in-tariff allowance

A CONSUMER group that has asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to reconsider its decision to approve the increase in the feed-in tariff allowance (Fit-All) for 2017 has followed up that petition amid the suspension of the agency’s four commissioners. The post Consumer group seeks gov’t approval of higher feed-in-tariff allowance appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Consumer group calls for renewed fight against FiT-All, following ERC suspensions

A consumer group that asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to reconsider its decision to approve the increase in the feed-in tariff allowance (FiT-All) for 2017 is asking the government to act on its petition despite the suspension of four of the agency’s commissioners. “I truly hope that Malacanang will act on FiT-All swiftly. Otherwise, […] The post Consumer group calls for renewed fight against FiT-All, following ERC suspensions appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Electronics group pushes renewable energy projects

The electronics industry is urging the government to come up with a progressive plan for higher utilization of cleaner power sources......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Consumer group decries increase in FIT-All

Consumer advocacy group CitizenWatch said the Feed-In-Tariff Allowance, or FIT-All, in electricity bills is proving to be an additional burden for Filipino consumers already overburdened by the increase of prices attributable to rising inflation rates, oil price hike in the world market, weakening of the peso against the US Dollar and the untimely impact of… link: Consumer group decries increase in FIT-All.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

EcoWaste Coalition pushes for ecological solid waste management to help fight dengue

The waste and pollution watch group Ecowaste Coalition aired its plea for (Ecological Solid Waste Management) ESWM as the nation observes ASEAN Dengue Day today in a bid to increase public awareness on dengue, mobilize resources for its prevention and control, and demonstrate the region’s commitment to tackling the disease. EcoWaste Coalition pushes for ecological… link: EcoWaste Coalition pushes for ecological solid waste management to help fight dengue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Energy body asked to dismiss, not defer, power supply deals without ECC

A consumer group has asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to dismiss three power supply agreements filed by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) in April 2016 allegedly because these deals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Alliance Global s Andrew Tan steps down as CEO, gives way to son

Tycoon Andrew Tan has retired as CEO of conglomerate Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI), passing on the responsibility of leading the property, gaming and globalizing consumer empire to his 38-year-o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

[OPINION] Why the clamor for higher wages is justified

The conversation on wages is once again in the headlines. Labor groups are demanding for a national minimum wage of P800, way above the current regional rates that range from P255 to P512. (READ: Labor group pushes for wage increase amid higher prices )  The government’s current response is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

High domestic demand pushes inflation up

Consumer prices have been rising at a faster pace because households have more money to spend, thanks mainly to the tax reform law, according to the Department of Finance. In a statement, Finance S.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Labor group pushes for wage increase amid higher prices

MANILA, Philippines – Labor group Partido Manggagawa is calling for a wage increase citing the inflationary impact of the tax reform law. In a statement on Friday, May 25, Rene Magtubo, Partido Manggagawa president, said that the effect of inflation warrants a wage increase even without filing petitions or waiting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

India’s next generation

China, a dominant global player, boasts of companies like ICBC and Alibaba that have become household names. India strives to be No. 2. Its top 100 Forbes list in 2017---particularly the succession to the next generation---is fascinating. The majority of the successors have world-class degrees. The Godrej family (No. 6) of Godrej Group, known for its consumer care products, transferred the top role from Adi Godrej, 75, to his youngest daughter Nisaba, 39, (Harvard MBA). Sister Tanya, 49, (Harvard MBA), is the group's chief brand officer. Brother Pirojsha, 36, (Wharton MBA), heads the group's real estate assets. Fifth-generation Kumar Birla, 50, (No. 8), of Aditya Birla Group con...Keep on reading: India’s next generation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

BDO now carries Diners Club cards

BDO Unibank further widened its consumer lending portfolio by becoming the exclusive issuer of Diners Club credit cards in the Philippines. Diners Club, a storied American charge card brand, now targets a diverse range of clients, from young professionals who are first time card users to high networth individuals. "BDO carries the most number of credit card brands, and the widest range of credit cards in the country," said Rolando Tanchanco, BDO executive vice president and consumer lending group head. "We introduce the BDO Diners Club Credit Cards to further expand the dining and travel perks and privileges we offer our cardholders." Under the auspices of BDO---which acqu...Keep on reading: BDO now carries Diners Club cards.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018