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Philippines businesses lukewarm to benefits of ASEAN links

MANILA, Philippines — Businesses in the Philippines are still largely unenthusiastic on the benefits of membership in the Association of Southeast Asian Nati.....»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarSep 13th, 2017

Across Asean, EU businesses most bullish in Phl

MANILA, Philippines —  European businesses in the Philippines are the most bullish in Southeast Asia when it comes to expanding their operations, despite the.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2017

How to structure salaries, wages, benefits effectively

MANILA, Philippines - Many businesses and HR practitioners are not skilled and updated on how to maximize the tax savings and benefits allowed by government......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2017

GT Capital gears up for rapid expansion

MANILA, Philippines - GT Capital has committed to continuously grow its businesses as it reaps the benefits of its strategic move to shift to infrastructure.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2017

Opinion: Thinking Beyond Politics -- Victor Andres Manhit: "Harnessing the Filipino potential"

While the Philippines has enjoyed rapid economic growth, poverty and inequality rates remain high. Unsurprisingly, in terms of human development, the Philippines ranks behind its peers in ASEAN. To ensure that growth becomes more inclusive, the current administration should address persistent concerns on human capital formation and start preparing for the potentially disruptive effects of new technologies. If they do so, our people will gain a better chance of enjoying the benefits of economic and technological progress......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 4th, 2017

Seminar on structuring wages, salaries and benefits effectively

MANILA, Philippines -  Many businesses and HR practitioners are not skilled and updated on how to maximize the tax savings and benefits that is allowed by go.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2017

PPA promoting new Phl- Indonesia route

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will promote the new shipping route being developed between the Philippines and Indonesia to encourage the establishment of shipping links among ASEAN countries......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2017

Duterte seeks business backing for Asean

MANILA, Philippines – Businesses were urged to support this year’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business and Investment Program as Presiden.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2017

Survey: EU businesses planning to expand in ASEAN

Majority of European businesses are planning to expand their investment and operations in ASEAN, including the Philippines, as the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 1st, 2016

DTI urges local businesses to avail of AEC advantage

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is urging local industry players to take full advantage of the integrated ASEAN Economic Com.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

CHINA TO GRADUALLY INCREASE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE TO PH

&'160; CHINA TO GRADUALLY INCREASE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE TO PH. Seeing the assuring growth in the economic relations with the Philippines (PH), China (CN) conveyed that it will increase development assistance to the Philippines. &'160; At the sidelines of the PH hosting of the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting and Related Meetings, Department of Trade and Industry [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsSep 21st, 2017

New ratings system to boost Philippine tennis

MANILA, Philippines — Local tennis gets a big boost as Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) links up with the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) to improve the qualit.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Philippines leads ASEAN preparedness in infra buildup, says UN body

MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has recognized the Philippines as one of the most.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

A cup winner in soccer, Rio Ferdinand now eyes boxing belts

em>By Rob Harris, Associated Press /em> LONDON (AP) — When Rio Ferdinand hung up his boots two years ago, a career competing in sports appeared over. Coaching jobs weren't considered. Only television punditry kept the former Manchester United and England captain in soccer. There was still something missing for Ferdinand in retirement. Leaving the field, didn't dim his competitive streak. The former defender was missing an outlet to channel the aggression that helped him win every major honor with United. Ferdinand has found it. At 38, he is planning an unlikely transition to become a professional boxer. 'It's a chance to really get my competitive juices flowing again,' Ferdinand told The Associated Press. 'I really do miss that.' There are financial benefits, too. Ferdinand is being bankrolled by a bookmaker whose branding was plastered over the backdrops at Tuesday's announcement. 'I don't look at this as a circus,' Ferdinand told the media inside York Hall, a shabby but renowned east London boxing venue. 'I'm not trying to disrespect anyone. I'm taking it seriously.' It is no stunt, Ferdinand maintained, despite the links to a betting company renowned for often tasteless stunts. There is, however, no prospect of Ferdinand entering the ring soon. A professional license is yet to be granted by the British Boxing Board. 'I've got the utmost respect for the boxing fraternity and I'm not saying I'm going to be a world champion,' Ferdinand said. 'I'm saying there are loads of hurdles to get over and I'm going to meet them head on.' Since his wife Rebecca died of breast cancer in 2015, Ferdinand has three children to bring up. 'They just said, 'Dad, don't get knocked out,'' Ferdinand said in an interview. 'I've got to maintain that respect once I walk through the front door. So I'll be doing everything I can do not to get knocked out.' That was the concern raised by Curtis Woodhouse, a former Sheffield United midfielder who went on to win the British light-welterweight title. 'My advice to Rio would be show the game the respect it deserves,' Woodhouse tweeted, flagging up the dangers of boxing. 'This is no joke, you can die 'playing' boxing.' Ferdinand, who is aiming to fight at cruiserweight, realizes that. 'I've accepted the challenge based on many nights thinking about what the potential downfalls are,' he said in response to Woodhouse's comments. 'But I want to go in there and give it a real good shot.' For now, there is a three-month training regime to get there. Ferdinand will be working on his technique and conditioning with former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall, who has been involved with Britain's Olympic team. 'I wasn't that interested (in being the trainer), when they said it was going to be a retired footballer, in their 30s,' Woodhall said. 'But then when they said it was Rio, that changed my mind. I've always admired his attitude and his healthy living. 'He'll be a fairly small cruiser, in terms of the weight. He's tall and rangy.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Sprinter Honasan strikes gold for Philippines in ASEAN Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR — Teenage phenom Cielo Honasan showed shades of a Lydia de Vega as she blitz her way to the 200m gold for T44 to jumpstart her bid for a sprint.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

PH endorses continuing ASEAN-Russia growth story

&'160; Highlights areas of bilateral cooperation with Russians &'160; VLADIVOSTOK—Following the June visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Russia, the Philippines (PH) successfully concluded a trade and investment scoping mission in Russia, as well as actively participated in the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) on 6-7 September. &'160; “During this mission, we promoted PH trade and [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Johnson joins, Domingo returns for Alab Pilipinas

Alab Pilipinas will be getting back one of its key cogs while also welcoming a big-time boost for the looming 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. Versatile Lo Domingo will be returning for another tour of duty for the Philippines. Introducing himself to everybody a year ago, the 23-year-old emerged as the perfect complement to fellow Filipino-American Ray Parks Jr. He served as the squad’s hustle player as well as defensive specialist. And now, Domingo will have a more imposing frontcourt partner in American Ivan Johnson. The six-foot-eight, 255-pound center is a menacing inside presence who will also bring much-needed attitude to a squad which fell a notch below top two Hong Kong and Singapore last season. Johnson was last seen by the Filipinos reinforcing TNT all the way to the championship in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. He also played two seasons for the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. Domingo and Johnson will flank reigning and defending Local MVP Parks Jr. for reloaded Alab.. The Alapag-guided and Parks Jr.-bannered Filipinos will once again see action in the ABL commencing later in the year. All of the action will still be on S+A, S+A HD, and sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/abl. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

BIMP-EAGA culture and arts festival opens Wednesday in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – The diverse and rich culture, heritage and artistry of peoples within the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) will take the centerstage in a five-day grand culture and arts festival that will open here on Wednesday. Adelina Suemith, acting executive director of the National Commission [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

Philippines cops 2 bronzes in ASEAN Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR — Newcomer Claire Sunega Calizo and the relay team of Ernie Gawilan, Gary Bejino, Roland Sabido and Arnel Aba delivered a couple of bronze medal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Innovation in businesses limited to big firms – PIDS

MANILA, Philippines — Less than half of companies in the Philippines innovate on the delivery of goods and services, according to a new study by state think.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Asean ministers to discuss North Korea missile tests

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will meet with his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017