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DoT prepares budget to make PHL ‘faith tourism’ hub

THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DoT) is preparing a budget proposal for the restoration and development of historical shrines and old churches around the country, which serve as tourist attractions. “The Philippines is an ideal destination of religious pilgrimage, not only for sight-seeing but to actually experience time-honored Filipino traditions dating back to pre-Spanish era, and […] The post DoT prepares budget to make PHL ‘faith tourism’ hub appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Thai company eyes solar farms in PHL, Vietnam

BANGKOK — Thailand’s B.Grimm Power Pcl plans to invest 10 billion baht ($314.17 million) this year as part of a plan to raise its power generation capacity to 5,000 megawatts by 2022, President Preeyanart Soontornwata said on Monday. Most of the investments will be in solar farms, and the company is negotiating with partners in […] The post Thai company eyes solar farms in PHL, Vietnam appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Back to drawing board for ailing Djokovic

MELBOURNE — It’s back to the drawing board for ailing 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic with his immediate playing future uncertain after an injury-ravaged exit from the Australian Open. The former world no. 1 cut a disconsolate figure as he played to the bitter end in a agonizing defeat to South Korean young gun […] The post Back to drawing board for ailing Djokovic appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Sereno denies hand in ‘Ilocos 6’ decision

COURT OF Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Remedios S. Fernando claimed yesterday that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno asked the CA to defy the show cause order of the House of Representatives in relation to the case of the six officials of the Ilocos Norte provincial government. In yesterday’s hearing of the House committee on […] The post Sereno denies hand in ‘Ilocos 6’ decision appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Elmer Borlongan: Chronicling the Everyman

IF HE were not a painter, Elmer Borlongan would want to be a photo journalist. “I like how a single image has the power to be part of our collective memory,” he said. But then again, his latest retrospective exhibition, called An Extraordinary Eye for the Ordinary, has done just that — and more, for […] The post Elmer Borlongan: Chronicling the Everyman appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Auto firms report ‘record-breaking’ sales

By Kap Maceda Aguila IT came as no surprise when the consolidated vehicle sales report released on Jan. 11 by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) — an industry association of 14 brands — and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) revealed that deliveries grew by 18.4% in 2017, or 66,101 units […] The post Auto firms report ‘record-breaking’ sales appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse wants a bite of corporate market

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter UNITED STATES-BASED Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is looking to serve the Philippine corporate market as it opens its newest location at the heart of Ortigas District, aiming to capture the tastebuds of businessmen hustling through another 9 to 5 workday.  The Ortigas restaurant, located at the ground floor of The Podium, is […] The post Wolfgang’s Steakhouse wants a bite of corporate market appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Employers signal resistance to bills expanding holiday leave

THE Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) said proposed changes to labor law that would increase leave entitlements for workers will be a drag on productivity and increase the cost of business especially in manufacturing and services. In a position paper, ECoP said “excessive non-working days” will likewise affect the cost of doing businesses, pressuring […] The post Employers signal resistance to bills expanding holiday leave appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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World Cup winner Tabora is Prima Bowler of the Year

NATIONAL bowler Krizziah Tabora was named the female Bowler of the Year while Kenneth Chua grabbed his third consecutive male Bowler of the Year title recently in the Team Prima 25th Anniversary entitled the Great Gatsby Party at the Blue Leaf Filipinos Event Place in Parañaque City. The 26-year-old former Miriam College student was the […] The post World Cup winner Tabora is Prima Bowler of the Year appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Panelo tells Napoles: Show proof and give sworn statement on Drilon campaign donation

JANET LIM-NAPOLES, the alleged mastermind of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam, should execute a sworn statement in relation to her latest claim that she gave Liberal Party Senator Franklin M. Drilon P5 million as a campaign donation during the 2010 elections, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Tuesday, Jan. 23. “This […] The post Panelo tells Napoles: Show proof and give sworn statement on Drilon campaign donation appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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EU encouraging use of GSP+ to boost inclusivity

By Marifi S. Jara, Mindanao Bureau Chief DAVAO CITY — The Philippines should fully utilize the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) privileges granted by the European Union (EU) to enhance inclusive development, an EU official said. “What we want to do with our trade and commercial relationship is to help these people to be […] The post EU encouraging use of GSP+ to boost inclusivity appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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5-kilometer ash column shoots out from Mayon

INTENSE LAVA fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 meters (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines’ most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents. More than 40,000 people have already fled since smoke and ash started spewing from the mountain, with scientists […] The post 5-kilometer ash column shoots out from Mayon appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Car and motorcycles to be raffled off in MPBL opener

Opening Day Schedule (Araneta Coliseum) 7 p. m. Opening Ceremonies 9 p. m. Caloocan Supremos vs Parañaque Patriots A BRAND-NEW car and 10 motorcycles will be raffled off in the opening of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Thursday. League Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes confirmed that every paying ticket holder will […] The post Car and motorcycles to be raffled off in MPBL opener appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Senate subpoenas anew ex-poll chief Bautista

THE SENATE committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies on Tuesday subpoenaed former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Andres D. Bautista for his failure anew to attend the committee’s inquiry on his alleged violations of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA). The summons ordered Mr. Bautista to appear on the scheduled Feb. 12 hearing to answer […] The post Senate subpoenas anew ex-poll chief Bautista appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Mischa Zverev’s heavy fine for ‘poor performance’

MELBOURNE — Mischa Zverev Tuesday become the first player to be heavily fined for retiring from his first round match at the Australian Open under new rules aimed at limiting early injury withdrawals. The German, seeded 32, withdrew from his opening match with South Korea’s Chung Hyeon last week during the second set and has […] The post Mischa Zverev’s heavy fine for ‘poor performance’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Unseeded Mertens routs Svitolina to reach semis

MELBOURNE — Unseeded Australian Open debutant Elise Mertens blew away world number four Elina Svitolina in straight sets Tuesday to reach a first Grand Slam semifinal. The Belgian world number 37, on a 10-match unbeaten streak after winning in Hobart this month, knocked out the Ukrainian 6-4, 6-0 in 1 hour 13 minutes. Mertens, who […] The post Unseeded Mertens routs Svitolina to reach semis appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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BBL’s parliamentary features questioned

By Camille A. Aguinaldo FORMER SENATE president Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. on Tuesday flagged constitutional issues regarding the current version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), particularly the structure of the Bangsamoro government aimed at adopting a parliamentary system. At the resumption of the Senate hearing on the BBL, senators tackled its provisions with […] The post BBL’s parliamentary features questioned appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Streaking San Miguel and GlobalPort collide

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter ON-A-ROLL San Miguel Beermen and GlobalPort Batang Pier try to extend their surge in the PBA Philippine Cup when they lock horns in the main game today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The defending champions Beermen (4-0), the lone team left in the season-opening PBA tournament yet to […] The post Streaking San Miguel and GlobalPort collide appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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SC lifts TRO on 700,000 withheld license plates

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) has lifted its temporary restraining order (TRO) on the release of 300,000 pairs of car license plates and 400,000 pairs of motorcycle vehicle license plates donated by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to the LTO in 2016. The SC also declared as constitutional the use of appropriation under the Motor Vehicle […] The post SC lifts TRO on 700,000 withheld license plates appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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DoF chief flags ‘potential nightmare’ in federalism

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter THE SHIFT to a federal form of government could be a “nightmare” for the Philippines, particularly in the fiscal policy side of the proposal according to the country’s Finance chief. “Let’s just say it will be challenging, very challenging, because the tendency,…we will need different federal states to retain […] The post DoF chief flags ‘potential nightmare’ in federalism appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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